History

The Bendigo Bank Junior Braves have been competing in the Basketball Victoria Country Championships since 1967 (when the first country commission was started).

A letter was written to the Bradley University asking permission to use the Braves nickname for the Bendigo Basketball teams. The letter was replied by Jim Dynan on the 19th December 1967 from Bradley Braves;

“In reply to your request to use “Braves” as your team name we would be only too pleased for you to use it and Bradley extends best wishes for a successful basketball program for the new Bendigo Braves.”

Division 1 Junior Championship Titles:

Under 12 Girls

Under 14 Girls

Under 16 Girls

Under 18 Girls

Under 20 Girls

1972

1971

1978

1982

1982

1978

1977

1979

1984

 

1986

1980

1982

1988

 

1989

1981

1990

1991

 

1997

1988

1992

1995

 

2004

1991

1993

1998

 

2006

1992

1998

2001

 

2007

1996

 

 

 

2010

2005

 

 

 

2014

2006

 

 

 

 

2007

 

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

 

Under 12 Boys

Under 14 Boys

Under 16 Boys

Under 18 Boys

Under 20 Boys

1980

1970

1972

1971

1977

1989

1975

1977

1979

1983

1996

1977

1979

1981

1984

1997

1978

1980

1990

 

2014

1982

1987

1991

 

 

1983

1989

1992

 

 

1987

1991

1993

 

 

1989

1995

1995

 

 

1999

1997

1996

 

 

2002

2000

1997

 

 

2004

2001

2002

 

 

2012

2011

2003

 

 

2015

2012

2012

 

Bendigo are number 1 in Country Victoria for the number of Junior Championships won.