Junee club nets new basketball scoring benches

The Junee Juggernauts now record their three-point shots on the basketball court from a sleek new scoring bench thanks to the Inland Rail Community and Sponsorships Donation program.

Junee basketball kids

For the past few years, scoring officials have been sitting at a fold-up table. Junee Basketball Association president Steven Gentle said it was not ideal given these officials need to work as a team maintaining score and timekeeping.

“The scorers needed somewhere proper to sit and it needs to be elevated,” said Mr Gentle. “With the Inland Rail grant, two members were able to create the first of two purpose-built benches.”

The competition recommenced in August where the first scorers’ bench made its debut at Junee Recreation Centre’s indoor basketball stadium.

Mr Gentle said the Junee Basketball Association has a long history dating back to the 1950s, with the women’s team crowned state champions in the 1960s.

“We became aware of the grants through some team members who also work in the rail sector in Junee,” he said. “Junee is a proud railway town historically and hopefully Inland Rail will create plenty of jobs for the town.”

The next round of applications for the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program close on 31 October 2020. Visit for more information.