The Tamworth Basketball Association is hoping the “Servies Super Slam” will reinvigorate interest among the local female basketballing fraternity.
The new-look women’s A grade competition will be launched on Tuesday night, providing strong and consistent competition for Tamworth’s top talent.
It’s something they have been sadly lacking since the A grade competition folded.
“It’s been over 12 months since we’ve had a women’s A grade competition,” TBA president Jason Darcy said.
The competition will feature four teams, each sponsored by a local business.
The Servies Group have come on board as the major sponsor, and will also sponsor one of the four teams along with Matt Salter Construction, JMH Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, and Country Security Solutions.
Darcy has no doubt the talent is there.
"There are a lot of women at A grade standard,” he said, adding that they have “a really good core of young women coming through”.
That is reiterated in the fact that they had two Thunderbolt under-18 womens teams for the first time in five or six years.
It was just a matter of getting someone to organise it, Darcy praising the “tremendous” work that the board have put in to get the competition up and running.
The competition is targetted at players 16 and over.
Teams have been coordinated via a draft although there are still a few spots available if any players are interested.
Servies Group CEO Kristian Brooks said they were only too happy to throw their support behind the competition when approach by the association.
“Clubs and sports just go hand in hand,” he said.