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Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008ContentsChairman’s Message 2Chief Executive’s Message 3Rollers 4Opals 6Gliders 8Boomers 10NBL 12WNBL 14Junior Teams 16ID Teams 18Australian Club Championships 20National Junior Championships 22One Momentous Day 24Developing Players 26Developing Coaches 28Developing Officials 30Developing Indigenous Athletes 32Aussie Hoops 34Australian Institute of Sport 36Media & Communications 38Marketing 40The Basketball Network 42Financial Management 43International Scorecard 44Photo: Getty ImagesMaher and Gaze Medallists 48Published by Basketball AustraliaPO Box 7141, Alexandria NSW 2015Level 3, 256 Coward StMascot NSW 2020Tel: 61 2 9469 7200Fax: 61 2 9469 7201Website: www.basketball.net.auEmail: info@basketball.net.auDesign & Print Production: Southern Design & Print GroupTel: (02) 9587 7722 • www.southerndesign.com.auCompiled and edited by Bill Baxter, Basketball Australia Media & PR Manager.Copyright © in this publication is held by the Australian Basketball Federationtrading as Basketball Australia. All rights reserved.Without limiting the rights under copyright above, no part of this publicationshall be reproduced,stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form orby any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise)without the prior permission of the publisher.www.basketball.net.au1


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Chairman’sMessageChiefExecutive’sMessageI congratulate the Basketball Australia team on a very successful 2008.Basketball Australia began to tackle the big issues of the sport in2007 when it commissioned a number of strategic reviews to ensurethe sport’s successful future by reconsidering the governance andmanagement of the National Basketball League and Basketball Australia.Thank you for taking the time to peruse the 2008 Basketball AustraliaAnnual Report. 2008 was an extremely busy year for Basketball Australiawith the organisation registering significant achievements on and off thecourt in what was a pivotal year for Basketball.This became reality in November 2008 when theexisting BA and NBL entities unanimously votedto dissolve themselves to make way for a single,unified national governing body. It was the mostsignificant shift the sport has made in its long historyin Australia.The formation of the single governance andmanagement body strengthens the focus onbuilding the sport across all levels and providesstronger links between the national and statebodies. This will enable the development of soundcommercial strategies, strong financial management,a sustainable business model and measurableoutcomes to establish basketball’s place as a majormainstream sport in Australia.What we are undertaking is no ‘quick fix’, andsignificant changes will take place within theorganisation. These changes will all be made for thebetterment of the sport’s governance and, ultimately,the sport itself. Basketball has a bright future inAustralia, and with renewed focus, commitmentand support we are determined to ensure the rightfoundations are set for the next decade.In 2008, we also neared the end of a significantrebranding exercise that will bring unification in agraphic sense to all levels of our sport. The newbranding was developed over many months andwhen we launch the new brand in 2009 we hopethat you will embrace our new direction.In August 2008 the Federal Government appointedan Independent Expert Sport Panel to investigate andreport on Australia’s sporting system encompassingboth the elite and community levels as part of theCrawford Inquiry into Sport. BA prepared a detailedsubmission and will meet with the panel in 2009to ensure basketball’s rightful place in Australia’ssporting landscape.I would also like to take this opportunity recognisethe enormous amount of work done by boththe paid workforce within our sport and thehuge volunteer network that, with passion andcommitment, provides access to the sport through arange of basketball activities and competitions. Yourefforts are a key component in making basketballone of the greatest sports in this country.On behalf of the Board and the Basketballcommunity I would like to congratulate andacknowledge the outstanding contribution of ourChief Executive Scott Derwin. While I know Scott willbe quick to acknowledge the support of his team,Basketball Australia owes a debt of gratitude to Scottfor his tireless application, passion and dedicationin leading Basketball reform and success on theinternational stage. We all wish Scott the very bestfor the future.I am pleased about the new direction our sport hastaken in 2008 and excited and energised by thepotential opportunities offered by reform. I lookforward with optimism to 2009 and again, thank youfor your support and commitment.The 8 th of November 2008 marked a momentousand historic occasion for basketball with the NBLclubs and state and territory associations passinga unanimous vote for basketball’s reform and theunification of basketball at all levels under thegovernance of basketball Australia. Bringing thisreform to fruition was, at times, an arduous task andit was with positivity, excitement and a sense ofpurpose that the stakeholders of the sport decidedunanimously to come together as a single, unifiedbody under a revised governance and managementstructure. This structure and reform will build asustainable national business model which in concertwith the States will deliver viable commercial andcommunity benefits, and ultimately a stronger andmore robust national elite men’s and women’scompetition. 2008 also marked the culmination ofa Review of our High Performance programs. Theconsideration of recommendations and subsequentimplementation will begin to take full effect in thelater stages of 2009.At the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games inBeijing our athletes earned a swag of medals,including a Gold Medal for our men’s wheelchairteam, the Rollers, a Silver Medal for our seniorwomen’s team, the Opals, and a Bronze Medal forour women’s wheelchair team, the Gliders, while oursenior men’s team, the Boomers, were knocked outin the Quarter Finals by eventual Gold medallists, theUnited States. In addition, our two Under-19 teams,the Emus and Gems, qualified for the 2009 FIBA U19World Championships by winning the 2008 FIBA U19Oceania Championships in Adelaide.Despite a sell out crowd at the Sydney EntertainmentCentre for the fifth game of the 2007/08 NationalBasketball League Grand Final series our nationalmen’s league endured some difficult timesthroughout the year. The ownership and governancestructure of the League was clearly unsustainableand in need of review which as part of the reformagenda culminated in the announcement that the2008/09 season would be the last under the existingmodel. A new, commercially sustainable and robustnational men’s competition will be launched inOctober 2009 based on the successful applicationfor NBL licenses requiring adherence to benchmarkfinancial, commercial and operational requirements.The WNBL enjoyed another great season in2007/08, welcoming two new teams to thecompetition and culminating in a thrilling Grand Finalon 8 March when the Adelaide Lightning defeatedthe Sydney Uni Flames at Wollongong.On a personal note, I have thoroughly enjoyedthe experience and challenges of the role of ChiefExecutive since 1999 and as such I indicated to theBoard in late 2008 that I would not be a candidatefor the position of CEO in the new BA. Therefore,as this is be my final report as CEO I would like totake this opportunity to publicly record my deepand overwhelming gratitude to the staff that hasworked with me, and supported me so well, duringthat period. I have also been blessed with thesupport of great Boards, chaired by John Maddockand over recent times by David Thodey. It has been apleasure and an honour serving BA and I leave verysatisfied and pleased with what we have collectivelyachieved during my tenure. I wish the sport the verybest for the future and I leave to be a very interestedspectator on the sidelines.2www.basketball.net.auwww.basketball.net.au3


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008RollersThe most successful of the Basketball Australia national teams in 2008was the Paralympic Gold Medal winning Australian men’s wheelchairbasketball team that reached heights not witnessed since its victory atthe 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta.The Rollers began their 2008 campaign at aParalympics test event in January, where they tookhome a Silver Medal behind Canada despite victoriesover Canada, China and the Netherlands in theearly stages of the tournament. In June it was to beanother second-place when Canada again downedan undermanned Australia, who was without CaptainBrad Ness and shooting guard Shaun Norris, at aFour Nations tournament in Osnabruck, Germany,followed by a Bronze Medal at the North AmericaCup in Birmingham, Alabama, behind Canada andthe United States. After a final training camp inTownsville the team departed for Beijing in lateAugust, confident that they could topple the world’sbest wheelchair basketball nations despite theirimperfect 2008 pre-Games campaign.The Rollers’ plans were almost derailed in theopening game when they trailed Brazil for the entirematch before a whopping 39 points from JustinEveson helped keep Australia alive. Ness then scoredthe winning basket with four seconds remainingto snatch a 73-72 victory. Athens Bronze medallistsGreat Britain, coached by former Rollers mentorMurray, were up next and, behind 16 points and ninerebounds from Ness, Australia was victorious, 67-48.The host nation China was then dispatched, 79-44,with Ness top-scoring with 31 points, followed bya last-minute 66-59 victory over Israel where Nesswas again the dominant force with 30 points and 10rebounds. After four victories on the trot, Australiathen fell to the United States in their final preliminarygame, 61-68, with Justin Eveson scoring 23 points.The preliminary round set up a Quarter Final matchagainst Japan which Australia won 72-52 behind18 points from Ness, and a Semi Final clash againstGreat Britain, whom Australia defeated 67-54 withEveson top scoring with 22 points.Troy Sachs stepped up in the Gold Medal match with19 points while Eveson was Australia’s top scorer atthe Games with a 19.25 points per game average.The Rollers were subsequently named the 2008Australian Paralympic Committee Team of the Yearwhile Head Coach Ben Ettridge was nominated forCoach of the Year.Australia’s men’s wheelchair basketball team for the2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing:Dylan Alcott - VICBrendan Dowler - NSWJustin Eveson - WAMichael Hartnett - WAAdrian King - QLDTristan Knowles - NSWGrant Mizens - NSWBrad Ness - WA – CAPTAINShaun Norris - WATroy Sachs - NSWTige Simmons - QLDBrett Stibners - NSWStaff: Ben Ettridge (Head Coach), Craig Friday(Asst. Coach), Ian Lowther (Physio), Kelvin Browner(Manager).Photo: Courtesy of the Australian Paralympic CommitteePhoto: Courtesy of the Australian Paralympic CommitteePhoto: Courtesy of the Australian Paralympic CommitteeIt was then on to the Gold Medal match against archrivals Canada, the reigning World and ParalympicChampions. They were however no match forAustralia, who emphatically won the game bytwelve points, 72-60, to take home the Gold Medal.Photo: Sonia Healy4www.basketball.net.au4www.basketball.net.au5


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008OpalsAs the reigning 2006 FIBA World Champions, the Opals gained automaticqualification to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.Photo: Getty ImagesPhoto: Getty ImagesThe team began its campaign proper in April 2008with a camp in Canberra and two victories overNew Zealand. A team of twelve athletes from thebroader Opals squad was then selected to contestthe ‘Good Luck Beijing’ test event in China, winninga Bronze Medal with victory over Cuba in the final.The Opals then enjoyed three-game sweeps ofChinese Taipei in Terrigal (NSW), and Russia inBrunico (Italy) before the team for the OlympicGames was announced. After getting down and dirtyas part of a team-building exercise at the AustralianDefence Force base at Canungra in Queensland,the Opals swept a two-game series against Brazilin Wollongong and Sydney before contesting theprestigious FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament forwomen in Haining, China. Victories in Haining overthe host nation and Mali and a loss to the UnitedStates earned the team a Silver Medal and OpalsCaptain Lauren Jackson the tournament MVP award.Australia registered its first win at the 2008 OlympicGames with an 83-64 victory over Belarus in theopening game, with Jackson scoring 18 points.An 80-65 victory over Brazil was next, with LauraSummerton top scoring with 18 points, followed bya 90-62 victory over Korea where Penny Taylor andSuzy Batkovic led Australia with 18 points apiece.Australia then overcame European powerhouseRussia, 75-55, with Belinda Snell and Jackson eachscoring 16 points, pushing the Opals into the QuarterFinals unbeaten after five games.The Opals overcame a serious ankle injury to Opalsvice captain Penny Taylor to defeat the CzechRepublic 79-46 in the Quarters behind 16 pointsfrom Lauren Jackson to book a Semi Final clashagainst the host nation, China, which Australia won90-56 with Snell top scoring with 16 points.That win set up perhaps the most highly anticipatedgame in Australian women’s basketball history, aGold Medal match against the United States.The USultimately had the Opals’ measure and controlledthe game for the duration to take the victory by 27points, 92-65. Despite the disappointing loss, it wasnonetheless a remarkable achievement as it was theOpals’ third Olympic Games Silver Medal in a row,dating back to Sydney 2000. Jackson top scored forAustralia against the US with 20 points, lifting hertournament average to a team high 17.3 pointsper game.Opals Head Coach Jan Stirling, who was honouredin the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours list withan Australia Medal for her services to women’sbasketball as an elite coach and player and as acontributor to professional development and thecommunity, stepped down following her secondGames. She has since been replaced by CanberraCapitals head coach Carrie Graf.Australia’s women’s basketball team for the 2008Olympic Games in Beijing:Suzy Batkovic - NSWTully Bevilaqua - WARohanee Cox - WAHollie Grima - TASKristi Harrower - VICLauren Jackson – Capt. - NSWErin Phillips - SAEmma Randall - VICJenni Screen - NSWBelinda Snell - VICLaura Summerton - SAPenny Taylor - VICStaff: Jan Stirling (Head Coach), Gary Fox (Asst.Coach), Peter Lonergan (Asst. Coach), AmandaBerntsen (Physio), Donna O’Connor (FitnessCoordinator), Dr. Scott Burne (Doctor), MarianStewart (Manager)Photo: Getty Images6www.basketball.net.auwww.basketball.net.au7


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 200810 www.basketball.net.au www.basketball.net.au11BoomersThe Boomers qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing by winningthe 2007 FIBA Oceania Men’s Championship against New Zealand by twogames to one.After sweeping FIBA Asia Champion Iran 3-0 onAustralian soil in June 2008 and retaining the RamsayShield 2-0 over New Zealand in the same month,a team of twelve athletes was selected to tourEurope and to represent Australia at the AcropolisTournament in Greece. Victories over Croatia andBrazil were mixed with losses to Greece and Croatia,after which the team for Beijing was selected. Finaltune-ups for the main event were had at the FIBADiamond Ball Tournament in Nanjing (China) withvictories over Angola and Yao Ming’s China and aloss to reigning Olympic Champion Argentina,With a three-win, two-loss record Australia wasmatched up against the might of the United States ina do-or-die Quarter Final and, despite trailing by onlyone point at the end of the first quarter, the Boomerscould not match the eventual Gold Medal winnersand the US ran out winners by 31 points, 116-85.Mills top scored for the Boomers with 20 points,lifting his tournament average to a team leading14.2 points per game. Australia finished in 7th placebehind the USA, Spain, Argentina, Lithuania, Greeceand Croatia and ahead of China, Russia, Germany,Iran and Angola.before a one-off international friendly againstTeam USA in Shanghai.After leading the Boomers for two Olympic cycles,Head Coach Brian Goorjian was replaced by formerThe Boomers’ first game of the 2008 Olympic Gamescame against a hot-shooting Croatian team thatnetted 12-of-16 three-pointers and steamrolledthe Aussies 97-82, with Captain Matt Nielsen topBoomers Assistant Coach and San Antonio SpursAssistant Coach Brett Brown, who was part of the1998 FIBA World Championship and Atlanta andSydney Olympics coaching staff.scoring for Australia with 13 points. Reigning OlympicChampion Argentina was the next opponent, whodispatched the Boomers by seventeen points, 85-68,with Australia’s youngest player Patty Mills comingoff the bench to top score with 22 points. Winlessafter two games the Boomers were desperatefor a victory and it came in the form of a 106-68thumping of Iran where Brad Newley top scored with24 points. European Champion Russia followed andthe Boomers elevated their game to knock off theirhighly favoured opponent by fifteen points, 95-80,with Andrew Bogut and CJ Bruton both scoring 22points to lead Australia. The final preliminary roundmatch came against Australia’s nemesis Lithuaniabut the Boomers put history to rest with a sparklingAustralia’s men’s basketball team for the 2008Olympic Games in Beijing:David Andersen - VICChris Anstey - VICDavid Barlow - VICAndrew Bogut - VICCJ Bruton - WAJoe Ingles - SAPatrick Mills - ACTBrad Newley - SAMatthew Nielsen - Capt. - NSWShawn Redhage - USAGlen Saville - VICMark Worthington - WA106-75 victory on the back of a 16-of-25 three-pointshooting display and 23 points from Bogut.Staff: Brian Goorjian (Head Coach), Brendan Joyce(Assistant Coach), Gordon McLeod (Assistant Coach),Dr Seamus Dalton (Doctor), Steve Evans (Physio),Nik Popovic (Fitness Coordinator), Nic Mercer(Operations Manager)Photo: Getty ImagesPhoto: Getty Images


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008NBLPhoto: Getty ImagesThe 2007/08 National Basketball League season saw 13 teams in three countries compete for the Dr. JohnRaschke Trophy.Early season favouritism was bestowed ondefending champions, the Brisbane Bullets, whowere widely expected to battle it out with the teamthey defeated in the 2007 Grand Final series, theMelbourne Tigers, for the title.It was however an upstart Sydney Kings team ledby Coach Brian Goorjian who swept all before themin the regular season to win the minor premiershipwith an astounding 27-3 record. The Kings’ feat waseven more impressive given an undercurrent of offcourtfinancial dramas swirled around the team formuch of the season.One of the highlights of the regular season wasthe two-man battle between the Tigers’ Australiancentre Chris Anstey and the Bullets’ import guardEbi Ere for the Andrew Gaze (MVP) Trophy. Ere wasspectacular all season, leading the league in scoringat a sizzling 27.1 points per game. It was howeverAnstey who took the MVP trophy home, and aHummer car from the league’s major sponsor.The Kings opened the series at home and quicklyshowed why they were the favourites with a 95-74victory in Game One. Melbourne bounced back athome in Game Two to level the series at one gameall with a 104-93 win and then stunned the Kings ontheir own floor with an 89-87 Game Three victorybehind a clutch late basket by import Sean Lampley.Sydney rallied back in Game Four with a nail-biting90-87 win in Melbourne to send the series to a fifthand deciding game for just the second time in NBLhistory. A sold-out crowd of 10,244 people packedthe Sydney Entertainment Centre for the decider, buteven that hometown show of support couldn’t stopthe Tigers claiming their second title in three years.Melbourne ran out winners 85-73 as Anstey wasnamed MVP of the series.Grand FinalMelbourne Tigers defeated Sydney Kings 3-2Gm 1 - 74-95; Gm 2 - 104-93; Gm 3 - 89-87; Gm 4 -87-90; Gm 5 - 85-73Best Sixth ManDontaye Draper (Sydney)All-NBL First TeamEbi Ere (Brisbane)Chris Anstey (Melbourne)Mark Worthington (Sydney)Kirk Penney (New Zealand)Shawn Redhage (Perth)Referee of the YearMichael AylenPhoto: Getty ImagesThe Quarter Final round went largely as expected,with the top four teams – Sydney, Melbourne,Brisbane and Perth – all advancing to the best-ofthreeSemi Finals.The Wildcats nearly caused a major upset howeverby forcing their physical and exciting Semi Finalseries with minor premiers Sydney to a decidingthird game, before the Kings reigned supreme inGame Three.On the other side of the draw, the highly anticipatedrematch of the Bullets and Tigers finally took place,albeit one round earlier than most people expected.The Tigers however quickly stamped out theBullets’ aspirations of back-to-back championshipsby sweeping the series 2-0 to set-up a classicMelbourne-Sydney Grand Final series.Award WinnersMost Valuable Player (Andrew Gaze Trophy)Chris Anstey (Melbourne)Larry Sengstock Medal (Grand Final MVP)Chris Anstey (Melbourne)Coach of the Year (Lindsay Gaze Trophy)Brian Goorjian (Sydney)Best Defensive PlayerChris Anstey (Melbourne)Rookie of the YearNathan Jawai (Cairns)Most Improved PlayerCameron Tragardh (Woll)Photo: Getty Images12 www.basketball.net.auwww.basketball.net.au13


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 200814 www.basketball.net.au www.basketball.net.au15WNBLPhoto: Kangaroo PhotoThe 2007/08 Australian Defence Force Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) season marked thebeginning of two new franchises in the competition - the Christchurch Sirens, who were the first non-Australianbased team to participate in the WNBL, and the Bendigo Spirit, representing regional Victoria.The new season also saw five rookie coachestake the helm of a WNBL club - Peter Buckle atTownsville, Dale Waters at Dandenong, Joe McKayat Perth, Leigh Gooding at Christchurch and BernieHarrower at Bendigo - and come round three itbecame six as Chris Lucas parted ways with Adelaideto be replaced by Vicki Valk.As the new Lightning head coach, Valk inheriteda loaded team- Renae Camino, Jenny Whittle andAngela Marino were signed to join star guard ErinAdelaide, Sydney Uni, Dandenong and Canberra werethe four teams to make the playoffs and, when theFlames shocked Adelaide, 90-71, in the Major SemiFinal, they advanced straight to the main event.Continuing the surprises, Dandenong overcameCanberra, 60-54, in the Minor Semi Final to send theCaps packing for the season, setting up a preliminaryfinal in Adelaide where the Lightning defeated theRangers by 10 points, 74-64. That established aGrand Final which was a rematch of the Major SemiFinal, with the game to be played in the neutralSEASON AWARDSMost Valuable PlayerNatalie Porter (Sydney Uni Flames)All Star FiveJessica Foley (Adelaide), Tracy Gahan (Adelaide),Rohanee Cox (Townsville), Natalie Porter (SydneyUni), Kathleen MacLeod (Bendigo)Coach of the YearCarrie Graf (Canberra)Phillips, captain Sam Woosnam, Australian junior venue of Wollongong.rep Jess Foley and import Tracy Gahan - and the restBetty Watson Rookie of the Yearwas, as they say, history. Twenty-one wins in total, As the only Wollongong-born player in the event, Nicole Hunt (AIS)just one loss at home all season, a double chance in Adelaide guard Renae Camino was the star ofthe finals, the minor premiership and a Grand Final the Grand Final before it even began but nothingRobyn Maher Defensive Player of the Yeartriumph were to follow.changed after the tip off. Camino scored a gamehighEmily McInerny (Dandenong)32 points and added nine rebounds and wasAlongside Adelaide as the teams to beat wereMolten Top Shooternamed MVP of the Grand Final as Adelaide downed2006/07 Grand Finalists Sydney Uni and Canberra,Natalie Porter (Sydney Uni)Sydney Uni 92-82 to take the title.but every team had the ability to beat another onMolten Field Goal %their day and the results soon proved that. NotTracey Beatty (Canberra)until the 116th game of the 120-match regularseason was the final four decided and not until theMolten Foul Shot %118th game were the top four finishing positionsKathleen MacLeod (Bendigo)determined.Molten 3-point %Jessica Foley (Adelaide)Molten Top RebounderJennifer Crouse (Townsville)Molten Blocked ShotsJennifer Crouse (Townsville)Molten Good Hands (assists + steals - turnovers)Sharin Milner (Bulleen)Photo: Milbank Photography


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008JuniorTeamsPhoto: Milbank PhotographyOur Australian men’s and women’s Under 19 teams, the Emus andGems, enjoyed a successful 2008 with qualification for the FIBA U19World Championship for Men and Women the highlights.EMUSThe Emus’ 2008 campaign began in March atthe Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim,Germany with games against Germany, seniorclub teams USC Heidelberg and TV Langen, Italy,Canada, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, Greece and theUnited States. With only one loss to Canada in thepreliminary round, Australia faced Greece for ashot at the Gold Medal match but heartbreakinglyfell short by five points in overtime. That set up aBronze Medal match against the United States thatAustralia won by 20 points. Three months later theEmus contested the 30th William Jones Cup in Taipeiagainst Kazakhstan, Chinese Taipei, USA Athletes inAction, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and Korea UniversitiesSelect and, when the Emus defeated Qatar in a nailbiter91-90, Australia took home the Bronze Medal.Those games were great preparation for the Emus,who faced New Zealand in the most meaningfulgames of 2008 at the FIBA Oceania Championshipin Adelaide in August. Australia was victorious in allthree games by margins of 27, 15 and 11 points tobook its place at the 2009 FIBA World Championshipfor U19 Men.GEMSThe Gems’ 2008 campaign kicked off in May withtwo matches played against Chinese Taipei at theFriendly Games in Canberra, with Australia victoriousby four and five points in the keenly contestedgames. A tour to France followed where a fivenationstournament was undertaken in Reze andvictories were garnered against Turkey and the CzechRepublic before losses to France and Lithuania. It wasthen on to another French city, Fougeres, for a fournationstournament against Romania, Turkey andLithuania where Australia departed undefeated. Onemonth later the Gems contested the 30th WilliamJones Cup in Taipei against teams from Malaysia,Korea and Chinese Taipei. While wins were enjoyedagainst Malaysia and Korea, the strength of thesenior women’s team from Chinese Taipei proveddifficult to handle, with Australia losing the final tothe hosts by the slimmest of margins, 55-54.All of those games were just training for the mainevent in 2008 however, the FIBA U19 OceaniaChampionship, which were held in Adelaide inAugust,. The preparation clearly worked howeveras Australia easily dispatched New Zealand by 28,29 and 36 points in the three-game series to clincha spot at the 2009 FIBA World Championship forU19 Women.Photo: Milbank PhotographyThe men’s World Championship will be played inAuckland, New Zealand from July 2-12, and thewomen’s World Championship will be played inBangkok, Thailand from 23 July-2 August 2009.Photo: Milbank Photography16 www.basketball.net.auwww.basketball.net.au17


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 200818 www.basketball.net.au www.basketball.net.au19Pearls &BoomerangsBasketball Australia has two national teams for athletes with an intellectual disability, the Pearls (women) andBoomerangs (men). While the Boomerangs did not compete in 2008, the Pearls participated in the inauguralINAS-FID World Cup in Italy in November and finished 2008 ranked number two in the world after winning aSilver Medal at the event.Kim Perry was named as Pearls’ captain in October,nine years after her international debut in 1999, andprovided invaluable leadership to the five rookies onthe team throughout the 2008 campaign.The Australians started their campaign with a winover Mexico in overtime, 63-54, despite trailing 21-6after one quarter, with rookies Kaitlyn Papworth,Melissa Marlborough and Eliza Barden making theirfirst baskets for Australia to contribute to the fightback.Kim Larkin went to the freethrow line withAustralia down 52-51 as the clock expired and madeone of two to send the game into overtime. ThePearls took control in the extra period and won byOn the final day of competition the Pearls faced anundefeated Russian side and, in Australia’s toughestgame of the tournament, they were defeated bysixteen points, 62-46.The Pearls finished the World Cup with sevencompetition points, behind Russia (eight) and aheadof Mexico (six), France (five) and Portugal (four).Coach Larry Davidson praised the entire Australianteam at the event’s conclusion and made specialmention of rookie Natasha Nolan for her speed andtoughness in the final game in which she scored ateam-high 11 points.The Australian women’s team for athletes with anintellectual disability that competed at the 2008INAS-FID World Cup in Italy:Kim Larkin - VICMina Aldobasic - VICBernadette Barden - NSWEliza-Jane Barden - NSWKaitlyn Papworth - VICMelissa Marlborough - ACTMolly Urquhart-Moran - VICNicole Skerman - QLDKim Perry - NSW - CaptainNatasha Nolan - VICKarina Baines - NSWseven points, with Larkin top-scoring with 16 points.Renay Hall - VICThe tournament provided invaluable internationalDanielle Burden - VICBarden top-scored with 14 points for Australia in experience to the young Australian team which willthe second game, leading the Pearls in a crushing80-point victory over France, 92-12. The teambacked up the next day with a 97-28 win against aninexperienced Portugal side as rookies Marlboroughand Barden topped the score sheet again, joined byteam Captain Perry.help them in their quest to win the 2009 GlobalGames campaign, which will be played in the CzechRepublic in July 2009.Staff: Larry Davidson (Head Coach), Jo Larkin(Assistant Coach), Sally Duncan (Manager)


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008AustralianClubChampionshipsPhoto: Kangaroo PhotoBy the tournament’s conclusion, the RockhamptonRockets were crowned as the best male basketballclub in Australia and the Townsville Flames werecrowned women’s Champions for the second yearin succession.It was the second year in a row that Queensland’schampions have completed a men’s and women’sACC double.At the conclusion of the event the men’s andwomen’s All-Star Fives were announced:Photo: Kangaroo Photo20 www.basketball.net.auThe 2008 Australian Club Championships (ACC) brought together the best men’s and women’s teams from theWaratah ABL , SEABL, QABL, Central ABL and Big V competitions for their shot at national glory, with the eventheld at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in August.Rockhampton booked its place in the men’s deciderafter a thrilling 100-93 victory over the SandringhamSabres in the Semi Final while the Chargers beat theMelbourne Tigers 128-126 in overtime in the otherSemi Final.In the men’s Grand Final, the Rockets defeated theHobart Chargers in a cliff hanger, 103-99, with grandfinal MVP Ryan McDade finishing with a massive 24points and 19 rebounds.In the women’s Grand Final, the Townsville Flamesmade it double celebrations for Queenslandteams, clinching back-to-back national women’schampionships. The Flames, who edged out theKilysth Cobras 77-71 in their semi, overpowered theSydney Comets 73-57 in the decider. A Flames winlooked on the cards at halftime when they led 38-26,but Sydney responded with a 22-10 third-quarterrun to level the scores before Townsville went on adevastating 25-9 run spearheaded by MVP CherieSmith to seal the Championship.Men’s All-Star FiveRyan McDade Rockhampton RocketsDaniel Johnson Melbourne TigersDaryl Corletto Melbourne TigersAnthony Stewart Hobart ChargersJermaine Maybank Sandringham SabresWomen’s All-Star FiveSharin Milner Hume BroncosRachael Flanagan Townsville FlamesCherie Smith Townsville FlamesSally Potocki Sydney CometsClare Papavs Kilysth Lady CobrasTo qualify for the event, teams had to be crownedChampion of their respective Leagues. The 2008League Champions were:Queensland ABL: Men – Rockhampton Rockets;Women – Townsville FlamesWaratah ABL: Men – Sutherland Sharks; Women –Sydney CometsBigV: Men – Melbourne Tigers; Women – Hume CityBroncosCentral ABL: Men – Norwood Flames; Women –North Adelaide RocketsSEABL: Men – Hobart Chargers; Women – Kilsyth LadyCobrasRESULTS2008 CHAMPION ACC QUARTER FINALSMen16/08/08 - Hobart Chargers 133 def Knox Raiders102 (Geelong Arena)23/08/08 - Melbourne Tigers 119 def ForestvilleEagles 92 (Veneto Club)23/08/08 - Rockhampton Rockets 82 def SutherlandSharks 68 (Bankstown Stadium)23/08/08 - Sandringham Sabres 99 def NorwoodFlames 82 (Mars Complex)Women23/08/08 - Kilysth Lady Cobras 85 def NorthAdelaide Rockets 55 (Kilysth)23/08/08 - Townsville Flames 95 def BankstownBruins 50 (SeaFM Stadium)23/08/08 - Hume City Broncos 66 def NunawadingSpectres 65 (Broadmeadows)23/08/08 - Sydney Comets 69 def South West MetroPirates 44 (Alexandria Stadium)2008 CHAMPION ACC FINALS - Melbourne Sports &Aquatic CentreMens30/08/08 - Rockhampton Rockets 100 defSandringham Sabres 9330/08/08 - Hobart Chargers 128 def MelbourneTigers 12631/08/08 - Rockhampton Rockets 103 def HobartChargers 99Womens30/08/08 - Townsville Flames 77 def Kilysth LadyCobras 7130/08/08 - Sydney Comets 78 def Hume CityBroncos 7731/08/08 - Townsville Flames 73 def SydneyComets 57www.basketball.net.au21


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 200822 www.basketball.net.au www.basketball.net.au23NationalJuniorChampionshipsPhoto: Kangaroo PhotoThe National Junior Championships are the breeding grounds for talented junior basketball players across the country,providing elite pathways from the grass roots of our sport to our senior national teams. These large scale events alsoprovide invaluable networking opportunities for coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers.The National Junior Championships entertainedbasketball fans all over Australia in 2008, withGawler, SA (U14 girls clubs), Darwin, NT (Under 14boys clubs), Kalamunda, WA (U16 boys and girls),Ballarat, VIC (U18 boys and girls), Albury NSW (U20boys and girls and Ivor Burge men and women) andNewcastle, NSW (National Schools) playing host toliterally thousands of aspiring U14 to U20 basketballplayers during the week-long events.Winners included Werribee (VIC), Bulleen (VIC), VICCountry, VIC Metro, Victoria, South Australia, NSWMetro, Caulfield (VIC) and Xavier (NSW).Rising stars Ryan Broekhoff (VIC) and Cayla Francis(SA) took out the R.E. Staunton Medals as theFair Play Awards were won by:U14 Boys – Andrew Gaze Fair Play Award– Ipswich, QldU14 Girls – Jenny Cheesman Fair Play Award– Alice Springs, NTU16 Fair Play Award – TasmaniaU18 Fair Play Award – Northern Territory2008 Basketball Australia Junior Awards:Mike Ellis (WA) – Male Coach of the YearDonna Mitchell (TAS) – Female Coach of the YearBrett Henley (QLD) – Male Referee of the YearTara Glennie (VIC) – Female Referee of the YearMark Valentine (VIC) – Male Administrator ofthe YearVal Mann (NSW) – Female Administrator of the Year2008 Championship ResultsU14 Boys Club Championships – The Ken WatsonTrophyWerribee, Vic 60 def Sandringham, Vic 42U14 Girls Club Championships – The MicheleTimms TrophyBulleen, Vic 51 def Melbourne Tigers, Vic 33U16 Men’s National Championships – The RobertYoung TrophyVic Country 65 def Vic Metro 59U16 Women’s National Championships – TheNorma Connolly TrophyVic Metro 81 def SA Metro 57outstanding male and female players at the 2008 Kellie Pacis (SA) – Male Contribution to Players withUnder 20 Junior National Championships in Albury. an Intellectual DisabilityU18 Men’s National Championships – The MervThe R.E. Staunton Medal is named after the late Jo Larkin (VIC) – Female Contribution to Players withEmms Trophylegendary basketball figure Bob Staunton, who an Intellectual DisabilityVic Metro 88 def SA Metro 70did tremendous work for junior basketball in this Rockhampton Morning Bulletin (QLD) – Best Mediacountry in all areas of the sport including coachingU18 Women’s National Championships – TheCoverageand administration. Staunton represented NSW as aMaree Jackson TrophyBarry Barnes (ACT) – Junior Basketball Volunteer ofplayer and was involved in the first-ever televisedVic Metro 57 def NSW Metro 54the Year – Malebasketball game in Australia. He was the manager Nattalina Weston (VIC) – Junior Basketball VolunteerU20 Men’s National Championships – The Jackof the Australian Senior Men’s team from 1975 to of the Year – FemaleTerrill Memorial Trophy1980 and served for many years as the head of the Pat Dickson (ACT) – Junior Basketball ScoretableVic 90 def NSW 63Australian Basketball Federation. During his tenure Official of the YearStaunton played a big part in helping to establish the Norma Bacic (NSW) – Junior Basketball Statistician U20 Women’s National Championships – TheAustralian Junior Championships, the National Youth of the YearArthur McRobbie TrophyTeams and the Australian Institute of Sport program. Simon Cross (NSW) – Junior Basketball Vocation and SA 99 def Vic 61Education Award – MaleDayna Schinz (VIC) – Junior Basketball Vocation andEducation Award – FemaleIvor Burge Championships – MenVic Metro 86 def NSW Metro 38Ivor Burge Championships – WomenNSW Metro 68 def Vic Metro 59National Schools – MenCaulfield Vic, 107 def Brisbane State, Qld 69National Schools – WomenXavier NSW, 71 def Unley, SA 54Photo: Kangaroo Photo


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008OneMomentousDayOn November 8th, 2008, in an historic move for basketball which will ensure a bright future for the sport, NBL clubsand state and territory associations passed a unanimous vote for basketball’s long awaited reform.“Today signals a critical moment in the historyof basketball in Australia, with the final vote onaccepting the recommendations of the review beingundertaken by the NBL clubs and Basketball Australiastate associations,” said Chairman of the Boards ofBasketball Australia and the NBL, David Thodey atthe time.“Our great desire was to see a unanimous outcomefor the reform of basketball in this country, for thebest interest of all basketball participants. Today, Iam very proud to announce that the vote has beenunanimous in its support of reform.“It is time for change and this unanimous vote ofconfidence is a vote for our sport, our future and ashow of support for the basketball community – thehundreds of thousands people that dedicate theirtime and effort, and demonstrate their ongoingcommitment to what was, and will again be, one ofthe greatest sports in this country.“Basketball has a bright future in Australia, and withrenewed focus, commitment, and support we aredetermined to ensure the right foundations are setfor the next decade,” said Thodey.“This will be achieved through the introduction of asingle, streamlined national structure for basketball,which promotes unity, accountability and a resultsdriven approach.“We have committed to moving forward togetherto transform basketball back to its rightful place asa major mainstream sport in Australia, through thedevelopment of sound commercial strategies, strongfinancial management and measurable outcomes,”said Thodey.“This is no short-term plan. We aim to deliver arevised governance and management structure anda sustainable business model and plan to ensure thesport’s successful future.”Eighteen months previously, Basketball Australiaand its state/territory members and the NationalBasketball League and each of the NBL clubs signeda commitment to change, with the change basedon the findings of an independent industry reviewconducted by the Dynamic Sports andEntertainment Group.The commissioning of a full review received thebuy-in from all parties, with agreement it was timeto invest in the business of basketball.The aim of the review was to obtain a clear,independent view of the state of basketball, so theinterim board could develop a revised managementstructure and a sustainable business plan forbasketball in Australia, which would deliver strongcommercial and community benefits for the sport.The outgoing BA Board (L-R seated) Ken Madsen, John Maddock,Scott Derwin Shelley Lambert (L-R standing) Lois Appleby, John Davidson,Libby Woods, Dan Kirtley. Photo: Kangaroo PhotoPhoto: Kangaroo Photo“The formation of this single management body willstrengthen the focus on building the sport across alllevels and provide stronger links between nationaland state bodies.The new Board of Basketball in Australia (L-R seated) John Maddock,David Thodey, Scott Derwin, Diane Smith-Gander (L-R standing) Bruce Spangler,Andrew Gaze, Seamus McPeake. Photo: Kangaroo Photo24 www.basketball.net.auwww.basketball.net.au25


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 200826 www.basketball.net.au www.basketball.net.au27DevelopingPlayersIn 2008 the National Intensive Training Program “NITP” (formerly the “ITC”) continued its success as one of thepremier junior high performance programs in the world.National Intensive Training Program (NITP)The NITCP is the key component of BA’s systematicand unified national player and coach identificationand development strategy that targets and teachesoutstanding junior basketball players and coaches inevery state and territory within Australia.The recommendations resulting from theHigh Performance review conducted in 2008and the consideration and implementation ofthose recommendations will shape the NITP’sSelection criteria for NITP development camps takeinto account the athletes’ performances at majorevents, including club games, the Australian CountryJunior Basketball Cup, the Pacific Coast Slam, NITPcombined camps, NITP small group/individualsessions and, if applicable, performances oninternational tours. NSW, SA, NT and Victoria Countryprograms toured the USA in 2008 to compete againsta range of schools and colleges to be exposed to theinternational game with great success and it is hopedthat these tours will continue in the future.On a related topic, Basketball continues to be aninclusive sport with states and territories doinggood work in fostering relationships with variousorganisations to deliver programs, with successfulinitiatives for 2008 including a Memorandum ofAgreement with Deaf Basketball Australia and thedevelopment of coach material for wheelchairbasketball and adaptive coaching workshops. Inanother positive step, the Pacific School Gamesincluded wheelchair basketball and Athletes withIntellectual Disability in their programs in 2008.continued success for future years. As part of therecommendations a new High Performance GeneralManager will be appointed in 2009.A majority of athletes who played at National JuniorChampionship level were part of the NITP. Theprogram was led by state and territory NITP HeadCoaches and working with their many networkcoaches in weekly practice sessions on strength andconditioning, sports psychology and regular camps,the coaches successfully balanced the program withthe athletes’ school and lifestyle commitments.Camps also have a strong educational element,with participants attending scheduled supervisedstudy times of two hours duration each throughoutthe camps.The NITP isn’t just about players though; it is aboutthe coaches that direct them. Basketball Australiaappointed David Herbert (WA) and Justin Schueller(TAS) as NITCP Head Coaches in 2008 while PatrickHunt finished up in his role as Manager of Playerand Coach Development to take up in a position atthe AIS. His contribution over many years has beeninvaluable and he will be missed, although thankfullyhe has not been lost to basketball, as he willcontinue on the Executive of the World Associationof Basketball Coaches and in his new role, will workwith the AIS basketball coaches, as well as coachesin the other AIS sports.Photo: Kangaroo Photo


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008CoachesDevelopingNew Coach Accreditation andPhoto: Kangaroo Photo28 www.basketball.net.auA total of 4,208 accredited coaches currently sit in Basketball Australia’snational database - 3,805 Level 1 coaches and 403 with Level 2accreditation. 1,605 are females and 2,603 are males, which shows thegreat job associations are doing to qualify their coaches.Development CurriculumIn 2008 there were two workshops involving coachaccreditation and development curriculum focusgroups. The workshops have involved developinga new, relevant and user-friendly approach toaccrediting coaches from the community levelthrough to national league and internationallevels. The focus group will continue to work withconsultants and the Australian Sports Commissionto develop resources and to come up with the finalproduct for coach accreditation and development.Interstate Coaching ExperienceThe 10th annual Interstate Coaching Experience(ICE) was conducted in Canberra. ICE provides adevelopment opportunity for nominated coachesand comprises sessions with Canberra CapitalsWNBL program as well as the AIS Men’s andWomen’s programs. The 2008 ICE was facilitatedby Basketball Australia’s Manager of Player andCoach Development, Patrick Hunt. Attendees for the2008 experience included: Daniel Gibson (ACT), DaleGleeson (NSW), Leigh Bathman (VIC), Keith Bragg(TAS), Tom MacDonald (SA), Brett Banting (WA),Blair Smith (QLD), Trish Atkinson (ACT) and PaulLankford (VIC).Dr. Adrian Hurley ScholarshipThe Dr. Adrian Hurley Scholarship was establishedto reward one of our hardworking NITP NetworkCoaches and to encourage promising NITP Coachesas well as providing an additional educationalopportunity for coaches. Selection is based on aresult of efforts in the NITP, support of programs andpotential to coach at an elite level in the future. Thescholarship provides an opportunity to attend theAIS Basketball Program for a five-day period. Whileat the AIS, attendees observe individual and teampractice sessions with the AIS men’s and women’sprogram, have an opportunity to view the latestsport science program, access the National SportInformation Centre and gain knowledge of the latestresources, and where possible attend CanberraCapitals, Canberra Gunners and ACT NITP programs.The 2008 Dr Adrian Hurley Scholarship was awardedto Peter Cunningham from Basketball VictoriaCountry.Adaptive Coaching WorkshopWith the revamp of the coach curriculum, one ofthe units that is included at each level of coaching isAdaptive Coaching. This includes much of what wascovered in the “Coaching Athletes with Disabilities”module that was optional under the previousNCAS system. Adaptive Coaching has been made amandatory unit, at each level, and will be developedinto a core skill. In 2008 a workshop was conductedat MSAC to discuss barriers of performance, assessingthe potential of the athlete, basic skills, complexskills and team skills. BA would like to thank theAustralian Sports Commission and Basketball Victoriafor their support in putting the workshop together.Photo: Getty ImagesPhoto: Getty ImagesPhoto: Kangaroo Photowww.basketball.net.au29


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 200830 www.basketball.net.au www.basketball.net.au31DevelopingOfficialsPhoto: Ian Knight PhotographyBasketball Australia is continually working to identify, educate, developand assist officials at every level of the sport.Photo: Ian Knight PhotographyNational Referee Development ProgramThe National Referee Development Program is thekey component of Basketball Australia’s identificationand development strategy. Referees are now notonly participants at the state level but selectedparticipantss are also chosen to attend the AustralianDevelopment camp at the AIS and the NationalJunior Championships. The 2008 Referee Camp, heldin conjunction with the Australian DevelopmentCamp, was a great success with the introduction ofadditional lectures and a greater focus on recoveryand fitness. A highlight of the camp was a strengthand conditioning session with the Canberra Raidersrugby league trainers, which was covered by WINTV locally.Australian Junior ChampionshipsIn 2008 the education and development programfor referees at Australian Junior Championships wasreviewed over several meetings and workshops,with modifications made to enhance the existingprogram. The introduction of a Video TechnicalAssistant, for example, was a new role created bythe Referee Commission along with the redefinitionof the Referee Manager’s role.In addition, the rostering system was changed soReferee Commissioners could utilise the highestranked officials for finals and semi-finals, whileofficials for playoff games will now be selectedusing a frequency chart to ensure proper rotations.Referees will now also be flown into tournamentsone day prior to championships to allow RefereeCommissioners to conduct pre-tournament clinics.The use of Bunn Sheets as an evaluation tool hasalso been revised, as has the practice of lengthypost-game interviews with referees.National Officiating Scholarship ProgramThe National Officiating Scholarship Program (NOSP)aims to assist in the development of officials andmentors in a high performance environment. Thekey elements of the scholarship program are: amore concentrated evaluation of officials, includingself-evaluation techniques; opportunities to officiateinterstate and internationally; mentoring officials;holistic training in conflict management, nutritionand fitness; experience at national league level; andexperience with other sports.Basketball Australia was fortunate in 2008 to havetwo successful applicants chosen for the 2008 ASCScholarship Program, Victorians Robyn Boyd andChris Morrey. His selection allowed Chris a chanceto attend an international referee camp in theNetherlands conducted by Alan Richardson, theEuroleague Technical Adviser since 2000, whileRobyn was able to officiate the FIBA OceaniaYouth Tournament held in Guam along with DrewMeads (2007 scholarship), gaining experience andknowledge with other international referees fromthe FIBA Oceania zone.Also in 2008, an International Referee Camp wasattended by Lucas Doughty, a 2007 scholarshipholder, in Poland where a number of internationalreferee commissioners attended including LubomirKotleba, the Sports Director of FIBA.Photo: Kangaroo Photo


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008DevelopingIndigenousAthletesBuoyed by the successes of Rohanee Cox (Opals), Patrick Mills (Boomers)and Nathan Jawai (drafted to the NBA) it was a banner year for BA’sIndigenous Sports and National Deadly programs, which are madepossible by funding from the Australian Sports Commission.Photo: Kangaroo PhotoThe Indigenous Sports Program continues to supportstates and territories in delivering sustainableprograms in Indigenous communities. Theseprograms include conducting coaching and officiatingcourses as well as ‘how to run a competition’ coursesso that the programs can be self-delivered in thecommunities.National Deadly ProgramIn 2008 the National Deadly Program achievedexceptional positive results for basketball. Regionalcoaches were targeted nationwide to identify,deliver and monitor athletes in the program withsome regions in Queensland and northern NSW alsoconducting Regional Camps.Nationally, with the support of coaches andAustralian Sports Commission Regional Coordinators,a total of 241 athletes were evaluated. The NationalDeadly Squad, through the support of Head CoachTim Mallon, was established and consisted of 33athletes (13 female, 20 male), with 16 coachesactive in the program.Two athletes in the National Deadly Squad, JoshuaThomas and Keehan West, gained selection toteams that competed at BA’s National JuniorChampionships, with neither athlete havingcompeted at this level prior to their involvementwith the program.Indigenous Sports ProgramPhoto: Getty Images32 www.basketball.net.auTwo National Deadly Camps were conducted in2008 and included intense training sessions, eliteathlete education (sport psychology, nutrition, Drugsin Sport) and time spent living at the AIS. A DeadlyCoach Workshop was also conducted to educateeight coaches involved with the program.Basic physical testing was conducted by the ASCRegional Coordinators to identify athletes withpotential. Through the support of Eric Drinkwater(Charles Sturt University) and David Pyne (AIS)further comprehensive testing was conducted at theNational Deadly Camps.Olympic role models Patrick Mills, Rohanee Coxand the first Indigenous NBA Draft Pick NathanJawai as well as the pathways they took to reachthe top were publicised through BA publicationsand posters. These were distributed to all state/territory associations and Indigenous networks.Former Olympian Danny Morseu has also spokento athletes and displayed support for the program.Media support for the program also came from WINTV (Northern NSW), ABC Radio (Cairns), The CanberraTimes, The Northern Daily Leader and The CoffsHarbour Chronicle.The Deadly Program gained support fromorganisations including Midnight Basketball Australia,Djarragun College (Cairns), South AustralianAboriginal Sports Training Academy, NSW South WestAcademy and Clontarf Academy (WA), for which BAis sincerely appreciative.Basketball Australia is committed to the NationalDeadly Program while funding, opportunities andinclusion to existing programs is being sought for itsongoing sustainability.Photo: Getty Imageswww.basketball.net.au33


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 200834 www.basketball.net.au www.basketball.net.au35AussieHoopsPhoto: Kangaroo PhotoAussie Hoops was introduced in 2002 with the support of the Australian Sports Commission and in 2008, inconsultation with state and territory associations, Basketball Australia developed a new Aussie Hoops model.A New modelThe Aussie Hoops program is about kids having funand using a “game sense” approach, while learningthe experience of basketball by playing a series ofgames. Aussie Hoops is for boys and girls of anyability (including kids in wheelchairs) between theages of 5 and 12 years. It can be played all yeararound, indoors or out, and involves many activities.In many cases, you don’t even need a hoop to enjoythe program.The new model has three components - ‘In School’,‘In Association’ and ‘Holiday Camps’. In line with thisnew model is a new merchandise pack has beendeveloped which comprises a backpack, a waterbottle, a sweatband, a T-shirt and a basketball. Themain objective of the new model is to establishwho does Aussie Hoops, and which associations andschools run the program. The TBN database andwebsite have been invaluable in this process.Delivered in schools and associations all acrossAustralia, the ‘In School’ program can be during orafter school time, it can be a ‘one-off’ session, or itcan be a weekly program. Aussie Hoops at stadiumscan either be part of a holiday camp or a weeklyThere are loads of activities complete with handysession plans and activity cards, meaning thatcoaches and parents or even teenagers can easilyrun a session. Kids develop their basketball andgeneral motor skills through the program doingmodified activities and games. They are having somuch fun, in most cases participants don’t evenrealise they are learning!Many associations have continued to support theprogram through promotions and activities bothlocally and at National League games, for which BAis most appreciative.program during the school term.Photo: Kangaroo Photo


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008AISThe Australian Institute of Sport Men’s and Women’s Basketball program remains an integral part of BasketballAustralia’s high performance unit. Recognised around the world as one of the best of its kind, the program hasa strong tradition of striving for excellence in basketball and in life, and continues to support the developmentof talented junior players.In February, AIS Scholarship holders Ryan Broekhoffand Cayla Francis were awarded the R.E. StauntonMedals for the Most Valuable Men and Women’splayers at the Under 20 National Championship afterleading Victoria and South Australia to the titles.The 2008 Program was launched on March 11 withreturning scholarship holders Stephanie Cummingand Clinton Steindl named as Bob Staunton MemorialScholarship Recipients.In the Women’s National Basketball League the AISwomen’s team produced their best season in sixyears by winning eight games, their highest numberof wins since the 2002/03 season. Continuing agreat AIS tradition, Nicole Hunt was named the2007/08 WNBL Betty Watson Rookie of the Yearafter an outstanding season where she averaged10.2 points, 4.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.Photo: Eric Li for Canberra Pictorial36 www.basketball.net.auAfter such a successful WNBL season, a number offemale students graduated from the AIS, allowingeight new athletes to enter the program. Themajority of the first half of the year was spentconditioning the athletes for overseas competitionwith tours to Europe and Chinese Taipei scheduled,where the girls recorded a 5-2 win-loss record.Scholarship holder Kerryn Harrington was namedMVP of the Fougeres International Youth Tournamentin France, and was also named in the All Star Fivealongside fellow scholarship holder Rachel Jarry.The men’s team competed in the South EastAustralian Basketball League and finished the seasonwith a 13-13 win-loss record and won a finals berth,but due to FIBA Oceania commitments the team wasunable to contest the finals.Members of the AIS men’s team won many awardsthroughout the SEABL season, with Brock Motumnamed the 2008 SEABL South Men Australian YouthPlayer of the Year, and Head Coach Marty Clarknamed the SEABL Men Coach of the Month in June.In July the men’s team defeated the Australian Opals,who were only one month out from the OlympicGames in Beijing.The men’s team travelled to Italy in late Septemberand played a number of local club sides, includingUnder 19, Under 21 and professional teams, andrecorded a 7-3 win-loss record.Enjoying successful international careers sincetheir departure from the AIS, a number of formerscholarship holders competed for the Boomers andOpals at the Beijing Games. They included PatrickMills, Andrew Bogut, Joe Ingles, Brad Newley, GlenSaville, David Andersen, Matthew Nielsen, LaurenJackson, Suzy Batkovic, Hollie Grima, Kristi Harrower,Erin Phillips, Emma Randall, Jenni Screen, BelindaSnell, Laura Summerton and Penny Taylor.www.basketball.net.au37


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 200838 www.basketball.net.au www.basketball.net.au39Media andCommunicationsPhoto: Milbank PhotographyPhoto: Kangaroo Photo2008 provided many challenges in media and communications with a general apathy toward the sportamongst many members of the mainstream media meaning any win was a hard fought win. At the end of avery busy year however those wins amounted to many, with a highlight being the Boomers quarter final matchagainst the United States in Beijing ranking as the highest rating event of the Seven Network’s coverage of theGames across all sports.The Opals, in particular, provided a welcome positiverelief and after international competitions in Australiaagainst Chinese Taipei and Brazil as well as gamereports and audio sourced while the team touredoverseas, the Opals entered Beijing as the highestprofile women’s team at the Games. The SunHerald’s Olympic lift out, released at the end of thefirst week of the Games, was fronted by a full pagepicture of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd with the Opalsteam after the team’s opening match victory. Whenthe Opals faced the United States in the Gold Medalmatch, it was the most highly anticipated women’sbasketball match in our history and if Australia hadlifted itself to victory the media would have reachedunprecedented levels for our sport.Much anticipation and media hype was alsogenerated around the Boomers’ quest for a medal atthe Olympic level, with the general public believingthat 2008 may be the Boomers’ year. Early lossesin the tournament derailed those hopes but, aspreviously mentioned, the Boomers received blanketmedia coverage across print and radio media. Thiscoverage peaked around the Boomers clash with theUS in the Finals, but alas it was ‘David versus Goliath’without the happy ending.The Basketball Australia website, www.basketball.net.au, and the WNBL website, www.wnbl.com.au, provided fans, family and the media with up todate scores, results, player diaries and feature storiessupported by a wealth of action images from themajor sporting competitions and the activities of ournational teams. These stories were trickled downto the 274 websites on The Basketball Network(TBN) and with the great success of FIBA Live Statscontributed to nearly 1 billion page impressions(99,924,547) being recorded right across TBN. Onaverage TBN experienced 293,516 unique browsersper month. WNBL.com.au experienced its mostactive year to date on the back of 500 stories being‘Tip-off’, the Basketball Australia e-newsletter,continued to provide the basketball community witha fortnightly update while the WNBL newsletterwas sent out to an ever growing list of subscribers.In addition, weekly NBL and WNBL Podcasts wereaired through the websites. The WNBL Game of theWeek was broadcast live on ABC2 on Friday nightsand replayed on ABC1 on Saturday afternoons whileFOX Sports continued its partnership with the NBL byplaying the Game of the Week on Wednesday nightsand covering all Finals games.Australia’s most respected sports magazine, InsideSport, ran feature articles on Opal Erin Phillips as wellas Boomers Patrick Mills, Andrew Bogut and BrianGoorjian with ‘Life Coach’, an inside look at two daysin the life of Australia’s head coach, winning theNBL’s feature story of the year award. Patrick Millswas also featured at length in the international bibleof sport, America’s Sports Illustrated.posted during 2008, an increase of 25 per cent.Photo: Kangaroo Photo


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2007/08Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008MarketingPhoto: Courtesy of Australia PostIn the lead up to the Beijing Olympics in August, 2008 it was a busy year for the Marketing Department.EventsPhoto: Courtesy of Australia Post40 www.basketball.net.auOpals World Challenge: The Opals contested threegames against Chinese Taipei held in Terrigal onthe NSW Central Coast, where posters and flyerspromoting the event were distributed throughout thenorthern regions of Sydney and New South Wales.Boomers World Challenge and Ramsay Shield: TheBoomers hosted a three-game series against Iranin June in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne with theseries broadcast live on Fox Sports, followed bythe annual Ramsay Shield against New Zealand inMelbourne. Posters and flyers were distributed topromote the event.Opals v Brazil Series: Significant sponsorship forthis two-game series in Wollongong and Sydneywas provided by the NSW Department of Sport andRecreation. Posters, flyers and viral campaigns wereproduced to market and promote the series, with theSydney game televised on Fox Sports.Farewell Luncheon: The Boomers and Opals werefarewelled at a stunning luncheon held on the topfloor of the Q1 building - Q Deck on the Gold Coast.Both teams were presented with custom made ringscourtesy of the Australian Opal Cutters sponsorshipwith Basketball Australia.The WNBL: Several marketing items were producedto support both the League and its clubs includingposters distributed pre-season, fixture cards andprogram cover pages.Australia Post Junior Boomers ClinicsAustralia Post held for the second consecutive yeara series of Junior Boomers Clinics. In a nationalpromotion, the Boomers revisited their primaryschools to hold coaching clinics for studentswith participating students receiving a showbag containing Australia Post and Aussie Hoopsmerchandise. Boomers participating in the clinicsincluded Jason Smith, Adam Gibson, Luke Schenscher,Mark Worthington, CJ Bruton, Russell Hinder, JacobHolmes and Patty Mills.SponsorshipContinuing their support of Basketball Australia wereAustralia Post and the Australian Defence Force asnaming rights sponsors of the Boomers and Opals.The Australian Sports Commission also continuedto provide significant contributions to the sport ofBasketball as our principal partner. BA gratefullyacknowledges and recognises the support of itssponsors including: Australia Post, the AustralianDefence Force, Peak, Molten, Sporting Pulse,Australian Opal Cutters, Gatorade, Kombat, Skins,Thermoskin, Coast 2 Coast, Beiersdorf, Alpha SportsMedicine, Southern Design and Print, Champion,Rising Stars and Kangaroo Media.RebrandingThroughout 2008 a tremendous amount of workwas undertaken to rebrand the sport, uniting itaesthetically with a consistent look and feel. Thefruits of that effort will be witnessed in April 2009when the new branding is completed, launched andimplemented.Mid way through 2008 the General Manager of Salesand Marketing, Nicole Pensko, departed BasketballAustralia after three years with the organisation.The newly created position of General Manager ofCommercial Operations will be filled by DominicTeakle in January 2009.www.basketball.net.au41


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 200842 www.basketball.net.au www.basketball.net.au43TheBasketballFinancialNetworkManagement(TBN)For the first time since 2003, Basketball Australia recorded a deficit for 2008 with a loss of $71,196 for theyear. However the Board and Council had approved a budget deficit of $165,992 for the year to allow forWith the assistance of Basketball Australia’s official technology partner, SportingPulse, The Basketball Networkadditional costs associated with Olympic Games preparation as well as the organisation’s ongoing structural(TBN) continued its growth in 2008. Originally introduced in 2001, TBN provides affiliated associations withreview. The final result therefore was an improvement of just over 57% against budget. The 2008 result tookaccess to a website module, FIBA Organizer’s competition management system, FIBA Organizer’s membershipretained earnings for Basketball Australia to just over $1.182 million at the end of 2008.module, the FIBA Live Stats program and the social networking website MySport at no cost to the association.TBN is cost effective and reliable and providesa simple website coupled with the mostcomprehensive competition managementsystem available, helping associations to managetheir members, competitions and promotions togreat effect.Of the 463 associations across Australia, 274 (or 61per cent) are now on TBN, 155 (or 34 per cent) hadpreviously never had a website before, while 23 (or5 per cent) continue to use a website managed byanother provider.As a result, nearly 1 billion page impressions(99,924,547) were recorded right across TBN (pageimpressions are the total number of individual pagesviewed). On average, TBN experienced 293,516unique browsers per month (a ‘unique browser’ is anidentifier of a computer, not a person that has visiteda website) while over 320,000 names of registeredparticipants have now been added to the nationalbasketball database.With a BETA version of FIBA Live Stats launchedin October 2007, the FIBA Live Stats program isnow used in the NBL, WNBL, Australian JuniorChampionships, National Wheelchair BasketballLeague, Big V, SEABL, QBL, Waratah andCentral Leagues.FIBA, the world governing body of basketball,released FIBA Live Stats as a free product to otherInternational Basketball Federations in July 2008,after successfully testing the product in Australia.Both revenues and expenses were slightly lower in2008 than in 2007, with 2008 revenues of just over$7.111 million or 1.4% lower than 2007 operatingrevenues whilst expenses in 2008 of just over $7.182million were below those of 2007 by 0.6%. Therewere revenue and expense variations across mostparts of the organisation rather than many stand-outchanges across the two years. Other significantitems included higher Australian tournamentrevenues and expenses in 2007 (Boomers Olympicqualifying series against New Zealand) than in 2008(Opals series against Brazil); and offsetting lowertournament costs in 2008 were significantly higherstructural review costs, and flowing from this initialintegration costs, in 2008 than in 2007.During 2008 a service agreement remained in placebetween Basketball Australia and NBL ManagementLimited (NBL). The provision of financialmanagement services by Basketball Australia tothe NBL continued to be the major cornerstone ofthe agreement. This worked well during the yearand will obviously remain in place through to theintegration of the two bodies from July 2009.Basketball Australia continued with their effortsto assist the States and Territories to achieve theirobjectives via the application of economies ofscale for various goods and services such as sportsinjury and personal accident insurance, public andassociation liability insurance, as well as nationaljunior championship airfares, during 2008. This willcontinue into 2009.Much of the financial management focus for theorganisation in 2009 will centre on preparations forthe integration of Basketball Australia and the NBLfrom July 2009, as well as development of budgetsand financial management procedures for the neworganisation. Given the current economic climate,the new entity is going to need to ensure that itmaintains the financial management philosophyof Basketball Australia of working hard to maintaintraditional funding sources whilst seeking newopportunities together with ensuring that costs aretightly managed through the organisation.


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 200844 www.basketball.net.au www.basketball.net.au45McLeod (Assistant Coach), Steve Evans (Physiotherapist), Nik Popovic (Strength &Good Luck Beijing Test EventResults:Conditioning Coach) Dr Seamus Dalton (Doctor), Nic Mercer (Operations Manager).3.08.08 Australia 84 def China 70China: 19-26 AprilResults:4.08.08 Australia 112 def Mali 43Team: Suzy Batkovic, Tully Bevilaqua (C), Abby Bishop, Michelle Brogan, Renae 5.08.08 USA 71 def Australia 677.7.08 Croatia 69 defeated Australia 71Camino, Rohanee Cox, Hollie Grima, Emily McInerny, Erin Phillips, Natalie Porter,8.7.08 Greece 89 defeated Australia 69Alicia Poto, Emma RandallBeijing Olympic Games9.7.08 Australia 89 defeated Brazil 85InternationalStaff: Jan Stirling (Head Coach), Gary Fox (Assistant Coach), Peter LonerganBeijing, China: 9-23 AugustAustralia finished Third(Assistant Coach), Amanda Berntsen (Physiotherapist), Scott Burne (Doctor),Team: Suzy Batkovic, Tully Bevilaqua, Rohanee Cox, Hollie Grima, Kristi Harrower,Donna O’Connor (Physiologist), Diana Glazer (Massage Therapist), Marian StewartFIBA Diamond Ball for MenLauren Jackson (C), Erin Phillips, Emma Randall, Jenni Screen, Belinda Snell,Scorecard(Manager)Laura Summerton , Penny TaylorNanjing, China: 29 July, 2008 - 1 August 2008Results:Staff: Jan Stirling (Head Coach), Gary Fox (Assistant Coach), Peter LonerganTeam: Chris Anstey, Patrick Mills, Andrew Bogut, Joe Ingles, Brad Newley, CJ19.04.08 USA 74 def Australia 60(Assistant Coach), Amanda Berntsen (Physiotherapist), Scott Burne (Doctor),Bruton, David Barlow, Mark Worthington, Glen Saville, David Andersen,20.04.08 China 67 def Australia 64Donna O’Connor (Physiologist), Marian Stewart (Manager)Matthew Nielsen, Shawn Redhage.21.04.08 Cuba 60 def Australia 52Staff: Brian Goorjian (Head Coach), Brendan Joyce (Assistant Coach), Gordon23.04.08 Australia 78 def Korea 71Results:McLeod (Assistant Coach), Steve Evans (Physiotherapist), Nik Popovic (Strength &24.04.08 New Zealand 63 def Australia 599.08.08 Australia 83 def Belarus 64Conditioning Coach) Dr Seamus Dalton (Doctor), Nic Mercer (Operations Manager).26.04.08 Australia 65 def China 6111.08.08 Australia 80 def Brazil 65Results:13.08.08 Australia 90 def Korea 62Friendly GamesBOOMERS15.08.08 Australia 96 def Latvia 7330.7.08 Australia 67 defeated China 55Terrigal: 22-24 May17.08.08 Australia 75 def Russia 5531.7.08 Australia 81 defeated Angola 78Iran Series1.8.08 Argentina 95 defeated Australia 91Team: Suzy Batkovic, Abby Bishop, Rohanee Cox, Hollie Grima, Kathleen Macleod,17.08.08 Australia 79 def Czech Repubic 46Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Australia: 16th, 18th, 20th, June 2008Erin Phillips, Natalie Porter, Alicia Poto, Emma Randall, Samantha Richards, Jenni(Quarter Final)Australia finished SecondScreen (C), Carly Wilson21.08.08 Australia 90 def China 56 (Semi Final)Team: Chris Anstey, Patrick Mills, Joe Ingles, Brad Newley, CJ Bruton, David Barlow,23.08.08 USA 92 def Australia 65 (Final)Mark Worthington, Glen Saville, AJ Ogilvy, Wade Helliwell, Shawn Redhage, Luke Exhibition Match v USAStaff: Jan Stirling (Head Coach), Gary Fox (Assistant Coach), Peter LonerganKendall, Matthew Nielsen, Damien Ryan, James Harvey, Russell HinderShanghai, China: 5 August 2008(Assistant Coach), Amanda Berntsen (Physiotherapist), Scott Burne (Doctor),Australia won SilverStaff: Brian Goorjian (Head Coach), Brendan Joyce (Assistant Coach), GordonDonna O’Connor (Physiologist), Diana Glazer (Massage Therapist), Marian StewartTeam: Chris Anstey, Patrick Mills, Andrew Bogut, Joe Ingles, Brad Newley,McLeod (Assistant Coach), Steve Evans (Physiotherapist), Nik Popovic (Strength &(Manager)CJ Bruton, David Barlow, Mark Worthington, Glen Saville, David Andersen,Conditioning Coach) Dr Seamus Dalton (Doctor), Nic Mercer (Operations Manager).Matthew Nielsen, Shawn Redhage.Results:GEMSResults:22.05.08 Australia 100 def Chinese Taipei 57Staff: Brian Goorjian (Head Coach), Brendan Joyce (Assistant Coach), GordonFriendly Games16.5.08 Australia 87 defeated Iran 6823.05.08 Australia 90 def Chinese Taipei 5818.5.08 Australia 97 defeated Iran 53McLeod (Assistant Coach), Steve Evans (Physiotherapist), Nik Popovic (Strength &24.05.08 Australia 77 def Chinese Taipei 53Canberra: 19-20 May20.5.08 Australia 88 defeated Iran 65Conditioning Coach) Dr Seamus Dalton (Doctor), Nic Mercer (Operations Manager).Team: Stephanie Cumming, Katie Ebzery, Bree Farley, Kate Gaze, KerrynAustralia won the tournament05.08.08 USA 87 defeated Australia 76International Tournament vs RussiaHarrington, Kelsey Ireland, Rachel Jarry, Alice Kunek, Rosie Moult, Tess Madgen,Italy: 21-24 JuneKate OliverAl Ramsay ShieldBeijing Olympic GamesTeam: Suzy Batkovic, Rohanee Cox, Hollie Grima, Kristi Harrower, Erin Phillips,Auckland, NZ & Melbourne, Australia: 26 June 2008 & 28 June 2008Beijing, China: 8 August, 2008 - 25 August 2008Staff: Dean Kinsman (Head Coach), Dale Waters (Assistant Coach), Sandy TomleyNatalie Porter, Alicia Poto, Emma Randall, Jenni Screen, Belinda Snell, Laura(Assistant Coach), Catherine Foreman (Manager)Team: Chris Anstey, Patrick Mills, Joe Ingles, Brad Newley, CJ Bruton, David Barlow, Team: Chris Anstey, Patrick Mills, Andrew Bogut, Joe Ingles, Brad Newley,Summerton (C), Carly WilsonMark Worthington, Glen Saville, AJ Ogilvy, Wade Helliwell, Shawn Redhage, Luke CJ Bruton, David Barlow, Mark Worthington, Glen Saville, David Andersen,Results:Staff: Jan Stirling (Head Coach), Gary Fox (Assistant Coach), Peter LonerganKendallMatthew Nielsen, Shawn Redhage.19.05.08 Australia 72 def Chinese Taipei 68(Assistant Coach), Amanda Berntsen (Physiotherapist), Scott Burne (Doctor), Donna 20.05.08 Australia 69 def Chinese Taipei 64Staff: Brian Goorjian (Head Coach), Brendan Joyce (Assistant Coach), GordonStaff: Brian Goorjian (Head Coach), Brendan Joyce (Assistant Coach), GordonO’Connor (Physiologist), Marian Stewart (Manager)McLeod (Assistant Coach), Steve Evans (Physiotherapist), Nik Popovic (Strength & McLeod (Assistant Coach), Steve Evans (Physiotherapist), Nik Popovic (Strength &Conditioning Coach) Dr Seamus Dalton (Doctor), Nic Mercer (Operations Manager). Conditioning Coach) Dr Seamus Dalton (Doctor), Nic Mercer (Operations Manager).Results:International Tournament21.06.08 Australia 65 def Russia 61Reze, France: 19-22 JuneResults:Results:23.06.08 Australia 68 def Russia 5126.6.08 Australia 75 defeated New Zealand 6010.8.08 Croatia 97 defeated Australia 82Team: Stephanie Cumming, Bree Farley, Kate Gaze, Kerryn Harrington, Kelsey24.06.08 Australia 98 def Russia 5628.6.08 Australia 94 defeated New Zealand 5712.8.08 Argentina 85 defeated Australia 68Ireland, Rachel Jarry, Alice Kunek, Rosie Moult, Tess Madgen, Georgia Minear, KateAustralia won the tournament14.8.08 Australia 106 defeated Iran 68Opals World ChallengeOliver, Gretel Tippett16.8.08 Australia 95 defeated Russia 80Wollongong and Sydney: 28-30 JulyStaff: Dean Kinsman (Head Coach), Dale Waters (Assistant Coach), Sandy TomleyCroatian Tournament18.8.08 Australia 106 defeated Lithuania 76(Assistant Coach), Ebonie Scase (Physiotherapist), Catherine Foreman (Manager)Rijeka, Croatia: 3 July, 2008 - 3 July 200820.8.08 USA 85 defeated Australia 116Team: Suzy Batkovic, Tully Bevilaqua, Rohanee Cox, Hollie Grima, Kristi Harrower,Lauren Jackson (C), Erin Phillips, Emma Randall, Jenni Screen, Belinda Snell, Laura Results:Team: Chris Anstey, Patrick Mills, Joe Ingles, Brad Newley, CJ Bruton, David Barlow, Australia finished SeventhSummerton , Penny Taylor19.06.08 Australia 69 def Turkey 39Mark Worthington, Glen Saville, David Andersen, Matthew Nielsen, Shawn20.06.08 Australia 71 def Czech Republic 56Redhage, Luke KendallStaff: Jan Stirling (Head Coach), Gary Fox (Assistant Coach), Peter Lonergan21.06.08 France 70 def Australia 47Staff: Brian Goorjian (Head Coach), Brendan Joyce (Assistant Coach), Gordon OPALS(Assistant Coach), Amanda Berntsen (Physiotherapist), Scott Burne (Doctor), Donna22.06.08 Lithuania 90 def Australia 59O’Connor (Physiologist), Marian Stewart (Manager)McLeod (Assistant Coach), Steve Evans (Physiotherapist), Nik Popovic (Strength &Conditioning Coach) Dr Seamus Dalton (Doctor), Nic Mercer (Operations Manager). New Zealand Friendly GamesResults:International TournamentResults:Canberra: 4-6 April28.07.08 Australia 99 def Brazil 62Fougeres, France: 26-28 June3.7.08 Australia 78 defeated Croatia 7430.07.08 Australia 85 def Brazil 62Team: Suzy Batkovic, Tully Bevilaqua (C), Abby Bishop, Michelle Brogan, RohaneeTeam: Stephanie Cumming, Bree Farley, Kate Gaze, Kerryn Harrington, Kelsey4.7.08 Croatia 82 defeated Australia 81Cox, Jessica Foley, Cayla Francis, Kathleen Macleod, Emily McInerny, Erin Phillips,FIBA Diamond Ball for WomenIreland, Rachel Jarry, Alice Kunek, Rosie Moult, Tess Madgen, Georgia Minear,Australia won the tournamentNatalie Porter, Emma Randall, Samantha Richards, Marianna Tolo, Carly WilsonKate Oliver, Gretel TippettChina: 3-5 AugustStaff: Jan Stirling (Head Coach), Gary Fox (Assistant Coach), Peter LonerganAcropolis TournamentStaff: Dean Kinsman (Head Coach), Dale Waters (Assistant Coach), Sandy Tomley(Assistant Coach), Amanda Berntsen (Physiotherapist), Scott Burne (Doctor),Team: Suzy Batkovic, Tully Bevilaqua, Rohanee Cox, Hollie Grima, Kristi Harrower,(Assistant Coach), Ebonie Scase (Physiotherapist), Catherine Foreman (Manager)Athens, Greece: 7 July, 2008 - 9 July 2008Donna O’Connor (Physiologist), Diana Glazer (Massage Therapist), Marian StewartLauren Jackson (C), Erin Phillips, Emma Randall, Jenni Screen, Belinda Snell, LauraTeam: Chris Anstey, Patrick Mills, Joe Ingles, Brad Newley, CJ Bruton, David Barlow, (Manager)Summerton , Penny TaylorResults:Mark Worthington, Glen Saville, David Andersen, Matthew Nielsen, Shawn26.06.08 Australia 64 def Romania 47Results:Staff: Jan Stirling (Head Coach), Gary Fox (Assistant Coach), Peter LonerganRedhage, Luke Kendall27.06.08 Australia 62 def Turkey 464.04.08 Australia 84 def New Zealand 39(Assistant Coach), Amanda Berntsen (Physiotherapist), Scott Burne (Doctor), Donna28.06.08 Australia 58 def Lithuania 44Staff: Brian Goorjian (Head Coach), Brendan Joyce (Assistant Coach), Gordon6.04.08 Australia 80 def New Zealand 60O’Connor (Physiologist), Marian Stewart (Manager)


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 200846 www.basketball.net.au www.basketball.net.au4730th Williams Jones Cup16.07.08 Korea Univ Select 82 defeated Australia 76Staff: Ben Ettridge (Head Coach), Craig Friday (Asst. Coach), Ian Lowther (Physio), China Series17.07.08 Jordan 75 defeated Australia 60Kelvin Browner (Manager)Taiwain: 20-24 JulyAIS, Canberra: 21-27 July18.07.08 Australia 91 defeated Qatar 90Results:Team: Elizabeth Cambage, Stephanie Cumming, Bree Farley, Kate Gaze, KerrynTeam: Clare Burzynski, Shelley Chaplin, Cobi Crispin, Melanie Domaschenz, KylieAustralia finished ThirdAustralia 73 def Brazil 72Harrington, Kelsey Ireland, Michelle Joy, Rosie Moult, Tess Madgen, Georgia Minear,Gauci, Melanie Hall, Katie Hill, Bridie Kean, Tina McKenzie, Kathleen O’Kelly-Australia 67 def Great Britain 48Caitlin Rowe, Kate OliverKennedy, Sarah Stewart, Liesl Tesch (Captain).FIBA U19 Oceania Championship for MenAustralia 79 def China 44Staff: Dean Kinsman (Head Coach), Dale Waters (Assistant Coach), Ebonie Scase Adelaide, SA, Australia, 1- 3 August 2008Australia 66 def Israel 59Staff: Gerry Hewson (Head Coach), Mark Hewish (Assistant Coach), Matt Dunstan(Physiotherapist), Catherine Foreman (Manager)USA 68 def Australia 61(Assistant Coach) Emma Whiteside (Physiotherapist), Sonia Healy (Manager)Team: Bryce Arnott, Ryan Broekhoff, Matthew Delladedova, Cody Ellis, RyanAustralia 72 def Japan 52 (Quarter Final)Results:Godfrey, Hugh Greenwood, Shane Harris-Tunks, Brock Motum, Jorden Page,Results:Australia 67 def Great Britain 54 (Semi Final)20.07.08 Australia 81 def Malaysia 62Christian Salecich, Bradley Simpson, Mitchell Young.Australia 77 def China 43Australia 72 def Canada 60 (Final)21.07.08 Australia 76 def Korea 72Australia 78 def China 4922.07.08 Chinese Taipei 80 def Australia 73Staff: Marty Clarke (Head Coach), Damien Cotter (Assistant Coach), Timothy MallonAustralia 60 def China 3023.07.08 Australia 96 def Korea 81(Assistant Coach), Peter Suffolk (Physiotherapist), Dr Graham Lee (Doctor), BobAustralia 59 def China 4324.07.08 Chinese Taipei 55 def Australia 54McGugan (Manager).GLIDERSAustralia 87 def China 27FIBA U19 Oceania Championship for WomenResults1.8.08 Australia 94 defeated NZ 67Osaka CupBeijing Paralympic GamesAdelaide: 1-3 August2.8.08 Australia 86 defeated NZ 71Osaka Japan: 11-18 FebruaryChina: 7-15 SeptemberTeam: Elizabeth Cambage, Stephanie Cumming, Bree Farley, Kate Gaze, Kerryn3.8.08 Australia 81 defeated NZ 60Team: Clare Burzynski, Shelley Chaplin, Cobi Crispin, Melanie Domaschenz, Kylie Team: Clare Burzynski, Shelley Chaplin, Cobi Crispin, Melanie Domaschenz, KylieHarrington, Kelsey Ireland, Alice Kunek, Rosie Moult, Tess Madgen, Kate Oliver ,Gauci, Melanie Hall, Katie Hill, Tina McKenzie, Kathleen O’Kelly-Kennedy, Jessica Gauci, Melanie Hall, Katie Hill, Bridie Kean, Tina McKenzie, Kathleen O’Kelly-Caitlin Rowe, Gretel TippettPellow, Sarah Stewart, Liesl Tesch (Captain).Kennedy, Sarah Stewart, Liesl Tesch (Captain).ROLLERSStaff: Dean Kinsman (Head Coach), Dale Waters (Assistant Coach), SandyStaff: Gerry Hewson (Head Coach), Mark Hewish (Assistant Coach), EmmaStaff: Gerry Hewson (Head Coach), Mark Hewish (Assistant Coach), EmmaTomley (Assistant Coach), Rachel McAlister (Physiotherapist), Catherine ForemanWhiteside (Physiotherapist), Sonia Healy (Manager)Whiteside (Physiotherapist), Sonia Healy (Manager)Beijing Test Event(Manager)Beijing: 20-25 JanuaryResults:Results:Results:Australia 45 def Canada 4007.09.08 Australia 59 defeated Great Britain 301.08.08 Australia 71 def New Zealand 43Team: Mike Hartnett, Dylan Alcott, Tige Simmons, Brendan Dowler, Adrian King,Australia 59 def Japan 3708.09.08 Australia 66 defeated Brazil 302.08.08 Australia 78 def New Zealand 49Grant Mizens, Shaun Norris, Tristan Knowles, Shaun Groenewegen, Troy Sachs,09.09.08 United States 61 defeated Australia 42Australia 58 def USA 293.08.08 Australia 82 def New Zealand 46Justin Eveson, Brad Ness10.09.08 Germany 64 defeated Australia 56USA 52 def Australia 40 (Final)12.09.08 Australia 53 defeated Canada 49Australia won and qualified for FIBA U19 World Championships for Women to be Staff: Ben Ettridge (Head Coach), Larissa Trease (Doctor), Ian Lowther (Physio),played in Bangkok (Thailand) 23 July - 2 August 2009.Kelvin Browner (Manager), Daryl Taylor (Assistant Coach)China Tour13.09.08 United States 60 defeated Australia 4715.09.08 Australia 53 tdefeated Japan 47China: 18-29 AprilResults:Australia won BronzeAustralia 75 def China 46Team: Clare Burzynski, Shelley Chaplin, Cobi Crispin, Melanie Domaschenz, KylieEMUSAustralia 57 def Canada 46Gauci, Melanie Hall, Katie Hill, Bridie Kean, Tina McKenzie, Kathleen O’Kelly-Australia 66 def Netherlands 32Kennedy, Sarah Stewart, Liesl Tesch (Captain).Albert Schweitzer TournamentAustralia 52 def China 24 (Semi Final)PEARLSStaff: Gerry Hewson (Head Coach), Mark Hewish (Assistant Coach), EmmaCanada 55 def Australia 49 (Gold Medal)Mannheim, Germany: 18 - 20 March & 22 - 29 MarchWhiteside (Physiotherapist), Sonia Healy (Manager)INAS-FID World CupTeam: Todd Blanchfield, Ryan Broekhoff, Matthew Delladedova, Cody Ellis, Hugh International TournamentResults:Rome, Italy: 12 November 2008 - 15 November 2008Greenwood, Shane Harris-Tunks, Brock Motum, Jorden Page, Dwayne Radcliff,Australia 48 def China 35Osnabruck, Germany: 30 May - 1 JuneChristian Salecich, Jordan Vandenberg, Mitchell Young.Australia 55 def China 27Team: Kim Larkin, Mina Aldobasic, Bernadette Barden, Eliza-Jane Barden, KaitlynPlayers: Mike Hartnett, Dylan Alcott, Tige Simmons, Brendan Dowler, Grant Mizens,Papworth, Melissa Marlborough, Molly Urquhart-Moran, Nicole Skerman, Kim Perry,China 47 def Australia 45Staff: Marty Clarke (Head Coach), Damien Cotter (Assistant Coach), Peter SuffolkJace Clare, Bill Latham, Brett Stibners, Tristan Knowles, Troy Sachs, Justin EvesonNatasha Nolan, Karina Baines, Renay Hall, Danielle Burden.Australia 56 def China 29(Physiotherapist), Bob McGugan (Manager).Staff: Ben Ettridge (Head Coach), Larissa Trease (Doctor), John Camens (Physio),Staff: Larry Davidson (Head Coach), Jo Larkin (Assistant Coach), Sally DuncanResultsKelvin Browner (Manager)Roosevelt Tournament(Manager)18.03.08 Australia 93 defeated Germany 57Roosevelt USA: 5-8 June19.03.08 USC Heidelberg 84 defeated Australia 72Results:Results:20.03.08 Australia 74 defeated TV Langen U19 51Australia 59 def Germany 48Team: Clare Burzynski, Shelley Chaplin, Cobi Crispin, Melanie Domaschenz, Kylie 12.11.08 Australia 63 defeated Mexico 5622.03.08 Australia 85 defeated Italy 63Australia 57 def Great Britain 48Gauci, Melanie Hall, Katie Hill, Bridie Kean, Tina McKenzie, Kathleen O’Kelly- 13.11.08 Australia 92 defeated France 1223.03.08 Canada 66 defeated Australia 53Canada 73 def Australia 72Kennedy, Sarah Stewart, Liesl Tesch (Captain).14.11.08 Australia 97 defeated Portugal 2824.03.08 Australia 78 defeated Russia 68Australia 60 def Germany 56 (Semi Final)15.11.08 Russia 62 defeated Australia 46Staff: Gerry Hewson (Head Coach), Mark Hewish (Assistant Coach), Matt Dunstan26.03.08 Australia 72 defeated Sweden 48Canada 59 def Australia 52 (Final)(Assistant Coach) Emma Whiteside (Physiotherapist), Sonia Healy (Manager) Australia finished second27.03.08 Australia 72 defeated Turkey 7128.03.08 Greece 84 defeated Australia 79 (OT)North American CupResults:Australia 46 def Great Britain 35Basketball Australia Merit Awards29.03.08 Australia 87 defeated USA 67Lakeshore, USA: 19 - 21 JuneAustralia 54 def Netherlands 30David Andersen, Troy Andrew, Chris Anstey, Sharon Arnold, Michael Aylen, Barry Barnes, KevinAustralia finished ThirdPlayers: Mike Hartnett, Dylan Alcott, Tige Simmons, Brendan Dowler, Grant Mizens,Australia 54 def Canada 51Bawden, Amanda Berntsen, Sandy Blyth (dec), Andrew Bogut, Ray Borner, Carla Boyd, MarkAdrian King, Bill Latham, Brett Stibners, Tristan Knowles, Troy Sachs, Justin EvesonBradtke, Sandra Brondello, Phil tBrown, Kelvin Browner, Richard Butler, Scott Butler, Robbie Cadee,Australia 49 def Mexico 27William Jones CupGabe Caligiuri, Jeff Carey, Wayne Carroll, Amanda Carter, Shelley Chaplin, Jenny Cheesman,Staff: Ben Ettridge (Head Coach), Craig Friday (Asst. Coach), Rob Harper (Physio),Germany 47 def Australia 41Martin Clarke, Paula Coghlan, Jill Cook, Norma Connolly, Kevin Coombs, Eve Craddock, PerryTaipei, Taiwan: 10- 18 JulyKelvin Browner (Manager)Australia 54 def Canada 44Crosswhite, Eddie Crouch, Mel Dalgleish, Brad Dalton, Karen Dalton, Ian Davies, Alan Dawe, RossTeam: Todd Blanchfield, Ryan Broekhoff, Matthew Delladedova, Cody Ellis,Results:North America CupDewell, Brendan Dowler, Frank Drmic, Simon Dwight, Stuart Erwin, Steve Evans, Justin Eveson,Ryan Godfrey, Hugh Greenwood, Shane Harris-Tunks, Brock Motum, Jorden Page, Canada 73 def Australia 60Trisha Fallon, Karen Farrell, Karin Fields, Peter Frame, Dr Peter Fricker, Kylie Gauci, Andrew Gaze,Lakeshore, USA: 12-14 JuneChristian Salecich, Bradley Simpson, Mitchell Young.USA 66 def Australia 52Lindsay Gaze, Shelly Gorman, David Gould, Michelle Griffiths, Jill Hammond, Dr Peter Harcourt,Staff: Marty Clarke (Head Coach), Damien Cotter (Assistant Coach), Timothy Mallon Australia 56 def Great Britain 48Team: Clare Burzynski, Shelley Chaplin, Cobi Crispin, Melanie Domaschenz, Kylie Sue Harcus, Elaine Hardwick, Kristi Harrower, Shane Heal, Gerry Hewson, John, Holden, Patrick(Assistant Coach), Peter Suffolk (Physiotherapist), Dr Graham Lee (Doctor), Bob USA 61 def Australia 51 (Semi Final)Gauci, Melanie Hall, Katie Hill, Bridie Kean, Tina McKenzie, Kathleen O’Kelly-Hunt, Ray Hunt, Adrian Hurley, Lauren Jackson, Damian Keogh, Brian Kerle, Adrian King, Annie LaMcGugan (Manager).Australia 59 def Great Britain 56Kennedy, Sarah Stewart, Liesl Tesch (Captain).Fleur, Lorraine Landon, Luc Longley, Greg Love, Sam Mackinnon, Brett Maher, Robyn Maher, Tom(Bronze Medal)Maher, John Martin, John Martin, Vaughan Mayberry, Robert McGugan, Alison Mosely, GordieStaff: Gerry Hewson (Head Coach), Mark Hewish (Assistant Coach), Matt DunstanResultsMcLeod, Robert McIntyre, Pat Mickan, Bill Mildenhall, Keith Miller, Guy Molloy, Mrs Pat Moore, Brad(Assistant Coach) Emma Whiteside (Physiotherapist), Sonia Healy (Manager)10.07.08 Kazakhstan 74 defeated Australia 71Beijing Paralympic GamesNess, Brad Newley, Julie Nykiel, Richard Oliver, Lisa O’Nion, Eddie Palubinskas, Henry Perazzo,11.07.08 Australia 80 defeated Chinese Taipei 67Results:Don Perriman, Frank Ponta, Craig Purdam, Donna Ritchie, Paul Rogers, Tony Ronaldson, JaneBeijing, China: 7 - 18 September12.07.08 Athletes in Action 98 defeated Australia 71Australia 44 def Canada 42Sachs, Troy Sachs, Larry Sengstock, Roger Shiels, Sharon Slann, Phil Smyth, Rachael Sporn, Marian13.07.08 Australia 75 defeated Egypt 68Players: Mike Hartnett, Dylan Alcott, Tige Simmons, Brendan Dowler, Grant Mizens,Germany 50 def Australia 47Stewart, Jan Stirling, Laura Summerton, Tattersalls (Trustees of the Estate of the late George Adams),14.07.08 Australia 84 defeated Jordan 78 (OT)Adrian King, Shaun Norris, Brett Stibners, Tristan Knowles, Troy Sachs, JustinUSA 53 def Australia 37Penny Taylor, Liesl Tesch, Samantha Thornton, Michele Timms, Ray Tomlinson, Allison Tranquilli,15.07.08 Australia 75 defeated Qatar 54Eveson, Brad NessGermany 58 def Australia 46John Trivellion-Scott, Andrew Vlahov, Michael Walker, Jenny Whittle, Bill Wyatt.Names in bold denote 2008 recipients


Basketball Australia Annual Report 2008Basketball Australia Annual Report 200848 www.basketball.net.au www.basketball.net.au49ContactsBASKETBALL AUSTRALIA OFFICESBasketball SADIRECTORS(Includes Basketball Australia, Australian Basketball PO Box 29, Findon SA 5023John Maddock (continuing)Maher and GazeAssociation,Ph: 08 8444 6454John Davidson (until November 2008)National Basketball League and Women’s National Fax: 08 8444 6445Ken Madsen, MBE (until November 2008)Basketball League)www.basketballsa.net.auLois Appleby (until November 2008)MedallistsLevel 3, 256 Coward StBruce Spangler (Chairman – until October 2008) Dan Kirtley (until November 2008)Mascot NSW 2020Tel: 61 2 9469 7200Fax: 61 2 9469 7201Peter Sexton (Chairman from October 2008)Mark Hubbard, Chief ExecutiveBasketball TasmaniaLibby Woods (until November 2008)Shelley Lambert (until November 2008)Scott Derwin (until November 2008)WEBSITESPO Box 21, New Town TAS 7008David Thodey (Chairman) (from November 2008)Basketball Australia / www.basketball.net.auPh: 03 6228 1822Bruce Spangler (from November 2008)National Basketball League / www.nbl.com.auFax: 03 6228 1844Diane Smith-Gander (from November 2008)Women’s National Basketball League /www.tas.basketball.net.auAndrew Gaze (from November 2008)www.wnbl.com.auLou Cox, PresidentSeamus McPeake (from November 2008)Australian Basketball Association /www.ababasketball.net.auAussie Hoops / www.aussiehoops.com.auEMAILDavid Scott, General ManagerBasketball VictoriaBox 3 MSAC Aughtie Drive, Albert Park VIC 3206Ph: 03 9927 6666STAFFScott Derwin, Chief ExecutiveMichael Haynes, Chief Operating Officer / GeneralManager, Community BasketballPhoto: Kangaroo PhotoBasketball Australia: info@basketball.net.auFax: 03 9927 6677Lorraine Landon, General Manager, National Teams andNBL: nbl@basketball.net.auwww.basketballvictoria.com.auCompetitionsWNBL: wnbl@basketball.net.auABA: aba@basketball.net.auSTATE ASSOCIATIONSOne Basketball CanberraPO Box 3268, Belconnen DC ACT 2617Ph: 02 6253 3066Dan Kirtley, PresidentWayne Bird, Chief ExecutiveBasketball WAPO Box 185, Floreat WA 6014Ph: 08 9284 0555Fax: 08 9284 0550David Morris, General Manager, Finance andAdministrationNicole Pensko, General Manager, Sales and Marketing(until August 2008)Chuck Harmison, General Manager, NationalBasketball LeagueFax: 02 6253 3060www.basketballwa.asn.auPatrick Hunt, Manager, National Player & Coachwww.act.basketball.net.auLibby Woods, PresidentDevelopmentStephen Fox, President (until May 2008)Rick Smith Chief ExecutiveMarie Byrne, Manager, Executive Support ServicesMark White, President (from May 2008)WNBL COMMISSIONGeoff Tripp, Manager, Business DevelopmentMark Cartwright, Chief ExecutiveJohn Davidson (Chairman)Bill Baxter, Manager, Media & Public RelationsBasketball NSWScott DerwinPO Box 198, Sydney Markets NSW 2129Wendy James (from March 08)Marc Howard, Manager, Communications (NBL)THE MAHER MEDALThe Maher Medal is named after one of Australia’sTHE GAZE MEDALThe Gaze Medal is named after one of Australia’sPh: (02) 8765 8555Fax: (02) 8765 8588www.nswbasketball.net.auAdrian HurleyCharles Ryan (until March 08)Libby WoodsRachael Sporn (from June 08)Kathryn Herlihy (from March 08)Bruce Keirs, Manager, Education and Officials DevelopmentMarian Stewart, Manager, National Women’s OperationsNic Mercer, Manager, National Men’s OperationsDan Sloan, Manager, International & Events (untilgreatest sporting families, the Mahers, honouring greatest sporting families, the Gazes, after theDaniel Martinez, Chief ExecutiveBASKETBALL AUSTRALIAMay 2008)husband and wife Tom and Robyn Maher, who have father and son combination of Lindsay and AndrewBasketball NTMEMBERSHIPRenae Maycock, Manager, International & Events (frombeen involved in 566 games for Australia as either that attended nine Olympics and eight WorldPO Box 42240, Casuarina NT 0811International Basketball Federation (FIBA)June 2008)a player or a coach, playing an instrumental role Championships between them. The Medal is votedPh: 08 8945 3761FIBA OceaniaJodie Craig, National Teams Administrator (from June 2008)in Australia’s rise to world prominence. The medal on by all members of the senior national team afterFax: 08 8945 3862Australian Olympic Committeerecipient is determined from a vote of all members each game, with the player who receives the mostDiane Lowe, Competition Manager (ACC/WNBL)www.nt.basketball.net.auAustralian Paralympic Committeeof the women’s senior national team after each votes being awarded the Gaze Medal.Ben Hawes, Communications Officer (until June 2008)Photo: Kangaroo PhotoPam Adam, PresidentPATRONgame, with the player receiving the most votesKimberley Lewis, Communications Officer (fromawarded the Maher Medal.The 2008 Gaze Medal for Male International PlayerBasketball QueenslandHon. Kevin Rudd, MP, Prime MinisterSeptember 2008)of the Year was awarded to PATRICK MILLS for hisPO Box 1281, Milton QLD 4064PATRON FOR WOMEN’S BASKETBALLJessica Davidson, Marketing CoordinatorThe 2008 Maher Medal for Female International outstanding impact on the senior men’s nationalPh: 07 3377 9100Ms Therese ReinPlayer of the Year was awarded to LAUREN JACKSON team. At just 20 years of age, Patrick made hisFax: 07 3371 7239PRESIDENTJarrod Greedy, Community Programs Coordinatorand SUZY BATKOVIC (shared) after their significant Olympic Games debut as a back-up point guard andwww.basketballqld.net.auJohn Maddock (until November 2008)Ryan Benson, Technology Coordinator (until March 2008)contributions on the world stage. Jackson hasled the team in scoring at 14.2 points per game,Neil Fitzpatrick, ChairmanCHAIRMANRuth Sabado, Accounts Clerknow been the recipient of the Maher Medal anunprecedented six times in its 20-year history, firstwinning the medal in 1999 at the age of 18, whileBatkovic was honoured for the second time, afterwinning the award in 2001. Jackson was Australia’sleading scorer at the Beijing Olympics with 17.3points per game.including high scores of 22 points against AthensOlympic Gold Medallists Argentina and 20 pointsagainst Beijing Olympic Gold Medallists, the UnitedStates. It is the first time Patrick has won the award.PREVIOUS GAZE MEDAL WINNERS: 1988 PhilSmyth; 1989 Luc Longley; 1990 Andrew Gaze; 1991Graham Burns, General ManagerDavid Thodey (from November 2008)CHIEF EXECUTIVEScott DerwinKerry Waller, Administration/Reception (until May 2008)Clair Spry, Development Officer, Basketball Network (fromApril 2008)Andrew Vlahov; 1992 Mark Bradtke; 1993 AndrewPREVIOUS MAHER MEDAL WINNERS: 1988 Robyn Vlahov; 1994 Andrew Gaze; 1995 Andrew Gaze;BA Life MembersBA Hall of Fame MembersMaher; 1989 Samantha Thornton; 1990 RobynMaher; 1991 Robyn Maher; 1992 Sandy Brondello;1993 Rachael Sporn; 1994 Michele Timms; 1995Michelle Brogan; 1996 Michele Timms; 1997Michelle Brogan; 1998 Carla Porter; 1999 LaurenJackson; 2000 Lauren Jackson; 2001 Suzy Batkovic;2002 Lauren Jackson; 2003 Trish Fallon; 2004 LaurenJackson; 2005 Hollie Grima; 2006 Lauren Jackson;2007 Rohanee Cox; 2008 Lauren Jackson and Suzy1996 Andrew Gaze; 1997 Shane Heal; 1998 AndrewGaze; 1999 Mark Bradtke; 2000 Andrew Gaze; 2001Brett Maher; 2002 Chris Anstey; 2003 MatthewNielsen; 2004 Shane Heal; 2005 CJ Bruton; 2006 SamMackinnon; 2007 Sam Mackinnon; 2008 Patrick Mills.Frank Angove OAM (dec), Dr Ivor Burge MBE (dec), Richard Butler, Bob Elphinston OAM, WilliamFeltham (dec), Lindsay Gaze OAM, Dr Adrian Hurley OAM, Ron Harvey CVO AM, Robert Kidner(dec), Lorraine Landon, Ken Madsen MBE, John Martin, Arthur McRobbie OAM (dec), Alistair MRamsay MBE OAM, Dr John Raschke OAM (dec), George Russell OAM, Jack Small OAM (dec),Malcolm Speed, Robert Staunton OAM (dec), Sid Taylor AM, Betty Watson OAM, Ken WatsonMBE (dec)Legends – Dr. John Raschke (dec), Alistair RamsayInductees - Dr Ivor Burge (dec), Jenny Cheesman, Andrew Gaze, Lindsay Gaze, Dr AdrianHurley, Robyn Maher, Alistair Ramsay, Dr John Raschke (dec), Phil Smyth, Sid Taylor, EddieCrouch, George (Juris) Dancis, John Holden, Maree Jackson, Luc Longley, Tom Maher, PatriciaMoore, George Russell, Larry Sengstock, Robert Staunton (dec), Michele Timms, Ray Tomlinson,Betty Watson, Frank Angove (dec). Barry Barnes, Norma Connolly, Kevin Coombs, KarenDalton, Lorraine Eiler, Bob Elphinston, Inga Freidenfelds, Arthur McRobbie (dec), Keith Miller, EdPalubinskas, Henry Perazzo, Avis Scullin, Rachael SpornLifetime Achievement Award Winners – Ken Watson (dec.) Jack Small (dec.) Robert Young, FredBatkovic.Photo: Kangaroo PhotoVan Dongen


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