Thursday, April 11, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Meteors And Meteorettes Set To Blaze Trails

As the countdown begins for the much-anticipated start of the NBL1 competition, basketball fever is reaching its peak in Mackay. This Friday night marks the commencement of an electrifying journey for the Mackay Meteors and Meteorettes as they kick off their NBL1 campaigns with a home advantage at the iconic Crater.
This season's opener holds an extra special significance, as Mackay welcomes back one of its own legends – Australian Boomer Todd Blanchfield.
Blanchfield's return to the McDonald’s Mackay Meteors after his stellar stint with the Illawarra Hawks is a cause for celebration among fans. With 15 seasons and 385 games under his belt, Blanchfield's presence promises to inject unparalleled productivity and versatility into the Meteors' NBL1 North lineup.
But it's not just about the thrill of the game; it's also about making a difference off the court. For the Meteorettes, the evening holds a poignant touch as they participate in the annual 'night in pink'. Donning special pink singlets, the players aim to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation in support of breast cancer awareness.
The schedule for the evening is packed with excitement:
   • 6:30 PM: McDonald’s Mackay Meteorettes take on the Townsville Flames
   • 8:30 PM: McDonald’s Mackay Meteors face off against the Townsville Heat
It's a showdown you won't want to miss! So, grab your tickets, rally your friends, and head to the Crater for an unforgettable night of basketball action.


Meteor and Meteorette uniform presentations for the 2024 NBL1 Season Launch at Souths Suburban Bowls Club. Photos supplied: Mackay Basketball

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