Up against the nation’s best

TWO Latrobe Valley girls will grace the basketball courts in their Victorian colours at the School Sport Australia Championships, to be held in Melbourne from 11 to 17 August.

Newborough’s Jazmin Shelley and Traralgon’s Chelsea D’Angelo have been selected to represent Victoria’s 12 and under girl’s basketball team, which will meet South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and Australian Capital Territory at the championships.

The 12 year-olds fought through a gruelling selection process, which began in March, to make the final team of 10.

Their impressive performances caught the eye of Victorian team selectors, and they were invited to attend further selection trials which culminated in their selection.

According to selections, many players selected for the state teams usually go on to play basketball at higher levels.

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