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Some of Australia’s best female basketballers will return for a showdown at Geelong Arena next month.
The Melbourne Boomers will take on Bendigo Spirit when the venue hosts the shootout between the two Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) Victorian teams on 13 October.
Towering Boomers star Liz Cambage was looking forward to the match.
“We’re all very excited about playing again in Geelong,” she said during a visit to promote the match.
“There are so many basketball fans here, so it’s important we keep bringing the WNBL to the arena and showcasing the fantastic athletes we have playing in the league.”
The game at the arena follows Geelong hosting it first WNBL match in nine years when the Boomers played Adelaide Lightning at the same venue.
The Boomers will arrive in Geelong seeking to avenge their narrow loss in Geelong last year.
With the WNBL recently signing a new television deal with FOX Sports for this season, the Boomers and the Spirit will also be aiming move up the WNBL ladder this season while winning some new fans in Geelong.
Superstar Cambage, standing 203cm, has re-signed with the Boomers after five years playing for leagues in the United States and China.
Local MP and Victorian Sports Minister John Eren said State Government “helped secure” next month’s match.
“We’re proud to be bringing WNBL action back to Geelong, securing another slam-dunk event for regional Victoria,” he said.
“Hosting the best talent in our regions encourages more locals to get on the court and inspires those who dream of making it to the big time.”

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