Eagles set to soar with new bells and whistles
The Orange Eagles take to their home court this Saturday night - the first time since their historic return to the Waratah League.
It has been 30 years, since Orange has had a Division One team in the Spalding Waratah League – the premier basketball competition in NSW. It is an exciting time for Orange basketball said team coordinator Craig Harvey.
“It is the first time in 30 years that we've had a team in this league, and we have worked quite hard to get to this point,” said Craig.
“Basketball has not been mainstream here in Orange, but we've had a lot of good fortune this year, we have a lot of talented players and it is on the increase.”
The Eagles dominated the Dubbo Rams in the first round of the 2019 season and narrowly went down to Wagga Wagga on Saturday.
This weekend sees the Eagles take on Canberra Gunners Academy at Sir Neville Howse Stadium, their first home game of the season.
Entry for spectators is free and Craig is hoping to see plenty of support for the local team.
“We are doing some new things that Orange may not have seen before. We have a DJ and courtside announcer, who’s going to do the lights, all the bells and whistles similar to an NBL game and we are going to have a $100 dollar giveaway at half time in a shooting challenge,” said Craig.
The Orange Eagles V Canberra Gunners Academy games gets underway at Sir Neville Howse Stadium 6.30pm Saturday 23 March.