Australia’s National Basketball Leagues for both Men and Women are set to celebrate the official launch of the 2012-13 season on Thursday, Sept. 20 in Melbourne with a special event in Federation Square. Fans will have the opportunity to meet players from both leagues and see them in action on a temporary half-court surface that has been put down specifically for the event. Players will be giving demonstrations, tips, and playing, then will be available for autographs and photographs.
The players will also be speaking to the crowd regarding the upcoming season and will answer questions.
During the event the NBL and WNBL will hold drawings and will be giving away souvenirs for the fans, as well as holding a shoot-out competition that will be worth $1,000 to the winner.
They will also give away an NBL “Silver-Series” Spalding backboard kit during an special drawing.
The event tips-off at 12:00pm in Federation Square in Melbourne.