The South East Melbourne Phoenix departed from town yesterday after a three-day training camp, which saw the NBL’s newest squad utilise all that Maryborough has to offer.
In preparation for their inaugural NBL season in October, Phoenix was drawn several hours away from Melbourne to Maryborough where the side ran a kids clinic, held open trainings, popped into some local schools and saw the sites of Maryborough first hand in the name of fitness and team bonding.
Central Goldfields Shire manager tourism, events and culture Joel Chadwick said the council jumped at the chance to host the South East Melbourne Phoenix for a number of reasons.
“It’s a really unique opportunity and when we heard that the team was interested in coming along through the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre we thought it was an amazing opportunity and something that the community could really benefit from. It also showcases our sport and recreation facilities as well,” he said.
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