We will get a national team, the question is what sport?

IT MAY not be in the next few years and it may even take a decade, but the Ipswich-Logan precinct will get a national sporting team.

It is commonsense that one of the fastest-growing districts in Australia is targeted by either A League Soccer, the National Basketball League or the NRL.

What is up in the air is just who is going to get their act together fastest.

If I had my choice I would hope that it's a national basketball team that sets up camp first.

A new national basketball team will require a major revamp of the Ipswich stadium. While it's not falling apart it does need a major upgrade.

Once completed, that modern stadium would be of great benefit to the community as a whole and not just hosting basketball games.

Logan City has already invested millions into its new Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre at Crestmead and after the demise of its national women's basketball team has no major tenant.

With two quality stadiums to play alternate games, the side can draw on a potential fan base of almost half a million residents.

All the ingredients are there for a successful team that would give thousands of young sportsmen in the district their first opportunity to represent this area in a national competition.

If it's going to happen someone needs to lead the project and pull together a working committee. The million-dollar question is who wants the job?

 

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