Inaugural McIntyre-Moore cup for Cockburn, Rockingham basketballers

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JUNIOR basketballers from the Cockburn Cougars and Rockingham Flames will battle for the inaugural McIntyre-Moore Cup on April 14.

The pre-season competition will see young teams from both clubs go head-to-head as they make their final preparations for the upcoming 2019 WABL season.

The cup is named after Travis and Karina Moore and Sheldon and Fleur McIntyre, two local families with more than 1200 games State Basketball League (SBL) games between them.

Fleur McIntyre and Travis Moore with the inaugural cup.

Cockburn Basketball Association general manager Tyrone Thwaites said it was an exciting new partnership.

“The McIntyre-Moore Cup is a wonderful chance to bring two strong basketball communities together for a day of opportunity for our juniors,” he said.

“But it is more than just that, we’re talking about two associations with a rich history to provide a day that builds community spirit, educates coaches, generates social opportunities for athletes, and builds on the existing friendly rivalry.”

Rockingham Flames president Warren Boucaut said Travis Moore was a “living legend” in Rockingham circles, even if his children did now play at Cockburn.

“I have no doubt he sees red and black more than he sees blue and gold on a basketball court, and we will make sure the Cougars know that,” he said.

“That aside, we are excited to work alongside Cockburn for a partnership that extends over multiple years, with next year’s cup returning to the Mike Barnett Sport’s Complex for an equally large day of opportunity for junior Flames and Cougars.”

The McIntyre-Moore Cup will be held at Wally Hagan Stadium, Hamilton Hill on April 14.