Showcasing the UC Caps like never before

Released 03/10/2017

Showcasing the UC Caps like never before

A new basketball court at the National Convention Centre will bring elite sport into the city’s heart for the first time, starting this Friday night!

The University of Canberra Capitals are our most successful women’s sporting team, with a proud history of success and a record of producing some of Australia’s finest basketballers.

This Friday night, the UC Capitals will take to their new home court in the National Convention Centre for the very first time. It is the start of a most exciting WNBL campaign for Head Coach Paul Goriss and his talented squad, a campaign that tips off in a new home venue unlike anything seen before in Canberra.

The ACT Government has supported a proposal from the Capitals to activate the National Convention Centre for WNBL games. We have worked in partnership with the UC Capitals and venue management to deliver a quality playing surface in a theatre-setting that will not only be excellent for players, but outstanding for spectators.

With the game now only days away, it has been a long and complex process to get to this point, with numerous challenges overcome to put a sports court into a venue more accustomed to concerts and conventions.

But the result will be clear for all to see when Friday’s game against the Bendigo Spirit tips off from 7.30pm.

The ACT Government proudly continues to be major backer of the University of Canberra Capitals, both through support for this project at the National Convention Centre and our continuing sponsorship of the Caps program more broadly.

I hope that both the best home court and the loudest home crowd in the league can get our Caps off to a winning start in their 2017/18 WNBL campaign.

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