Oilers join Bunbury comp

Therese ColmanBusselton Dunsborough Times
Dunsborough Midnight Oilers players Travis Fassom, Matt Mansfield, Cam Knight and Dunsborough President and Head Coach Mark Flynn.
Camera IconDunsborough Midnight Oilers players Travis Fassom, Matt Mansfield, Cam Knight and Dunsborough President and Head Coach Mark Flynn. Credit: Therese Colman

Dunsborough Basketball Club’s Midnight Oilers will play in the Bunbury League for the first time this summer.

The team have competed in the Busselton Amateur Basketball Association for the past six years and won the last two A-grade men’s premierships.

Both men’s and women’s Dunsborough teams will join the Bunbury competition, starting on October 12.

Under the guidance of coaches Mark Flynn, Shannon Grigg and Rob Clayton, the two teams will look forward to increasing their skills on the court and taking their competitive edge to the next level.

Oilers vice-president Travis Fassom said the effort his team had put in would pay off this summer.

“Our decision to join the Bunbury competition has been a goal for us for the past couple of years and with Busselton not entering a team this coming season, it was the time for us to take our talent to Bunbury,” he said.

The Oilers train on Wednesday nights at Dunsborough’s Naturaliste Community Centre and play in the Busselton competition on Monday nights.

The Bunbury League will see the teams also compete on Tuesday and Friday nights.

Fassom said the Dunsborough Basketball Club was committed to development opportunities and would include several junior players in the teams headed to Bunbury.

The Oilers will host the Winter Development League grand final tonight at the Naturaliste Community Centre.

The Trash Pandas will take on the Blockages, with the game starting at 7pm.

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