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The 3rd annual Woolkabunning Kiaka Cup is this weekend!
The Red Dust Heelers play the Woolongong Roller Hawks Saturday and again Sunday. Details below.
The End of an Era!
Door person extraordinaire “Viv” is no longer with us having recently departed for a better place.
For a long time Viv was the face of Cockburn Basketball Stadium. The first person you met when you entered the stadium and often the last one you said goodbye to as you went home after your game. She was the one that took your money and gave you a ticket when you came in to play. She was the one that sometimes told you off when you stepped out of line. She was also the one to patch up our junior players and give a quick hug when they were injured.
Viv was at the door for the junior and the senior competitions. She looked forward each year to be at the door for the at home games for the WABL competition. The till did not always balance straight away but it was always sorted before she went home. Viv fronted up for every SBL season when her beloved Cougars were playing at home. Viv also liked to help out in the office and as long as things were being done her way, the way they had always been, she would not argue with you.
Viv is gone but not forgotten. And as we make changes in the way we run basketball at Cockburn we sometimes can’t help thinking would Viv have approved? After many, many years she is reunited with Bob and both will be looking over Cockburn with an approving smile.
Vivian has left the stadium – Her memory will linger on!
For those that would like to attend, Viv's funeral is on Monday 15th February at 12pm, Fremantle Cemetery's West Chapel.
New Junior Competitions Manager – Matthew Shaw
Cockburn Basketball Association is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Shaw to our Cougar Family. Matthew has commenced work in the new role of Junior Competitions Manager.
Matthew is passionate about basketball and played National League Basketball at a professional level for the Manchester Magic Basketball Team in the United Kingdom. He was also Head coach for Under 16 & Under 18 Men’s National League Basketball team in Tameside.
His previous roles included Venue Management at a restaurant; Duty Manager at a health club; Gym Instructor with a sports trust; and Development Officer with a council.
Matthew will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of all the Domestic Junior Basketball Competitions for Cockburn Basketball Association. The role also involves providing support to Senior Competitions, WABL Program, and Introductory Programs to ensure pathways are in place for junior participants.
Please make Matthew feel welcome.
Keith McKenzie Golden Whistle AwardCongratulations to Eva Harris! Keith McKenzie Golden Whistle Award recipient for Referee of the Year 2015. Well done Eva!
WA Volunteer Awards 2015
Congratulations to our following Club and Life Members who were acknowledged at WA Volunteer Awards for 25 plus years service for Cockburn Basketball Association — at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
From left to right... Michael Van Lit, Tammy Van Lit, Bert de Meyere, Peter Stanley, Eleanor Clarke, Gary McKay, Heather Stanley and Michael Cronin
Juniors - Semester 1 2016
Nominations are now open for the Semester 1 2016 Junior Basketball Season.
Please click on link to see some changes that will be brought in and for details on how to register.
Nominations close Friday 22nd January 2016.
WABL CHAMPIONS 2015
Congratulations to the under 16 div 2 Men and the D-League Women, both WABL Champions! Big congrats also to the under 12 boys who just missed out, going down by 3 points. Well done all!
Under 12's receive their runner-up medals
Under 16 champions 2015
D-League Champions 2015
- U12M-1 Tyson Kelly (League MVP)
- U14M-1 Cooper Eves
- U14W-1 Tia Morgan
- U14M-2 Aeron Linham
- U16M-1 Logan Franich
- U16W-1 Lauren Thompson
- U16M-2 Derek Igbenoba
- U16M-2 Byron Pearson
- U16M-2 Zac Harris
- U18M-1 Calvin Kamara
- U20M - Carmelo Citrigno
- D-League M - Julian Pesava
- D-League M - Matt Vinci
- D-League W - Nicole Roberts
Congratulations also to referee Eva Harris who was selected to referee a grand final yesterday.
This is a 9 week introductory basketball program for girls and boys aged 5-10.
Sessions will be run on Saturday mornings from 10am-11am at Wally Hagan Stadium starting October 17.
Please see Posters attached.
Participants must register and pay online at http://www.aussiehoops.com.au/.
For further information please contact our office.
ph: 9335 9101
SBL Presentation Night 2015
MVPs - Gavin Field and Deanna Smith
Runners-up - Najee Lane and Katie Loberg
Coaches Awards- Grant Davey and Nicole Roberts
Player's Player Award- Sheldon McIntyre and Kirsty Pitcher
Rookie of the Year - Julian Pesava and Izzy Miotti
MVPs - Julian Pesava and Nicole Roberts
Runners-up - Matt Vinci and Nicole Pitcher
Coaches Award - Jacob Knight ans Izzy Miotti
Congratulations to all of our winners. Well deserved! Some fantastic speeches on the night and great to catch up with coaches, players, volunteers and staff.
2015 BWA AWARDS NIGHT
Congratulations to Matt Parsons on Coach of the year. And Deanna Smith and Gavin Field on making the All-star 5 teams.
Leader in Assists per game - Deanna Smith
Highest Free Throw Percentage - Deanna Smith
Highest Field Goal Percentage - Katie Loberg
Leader in Steals per game - Najee Lane
Highest Free Throw Percentage - Gavin Field
MSBL Coach of the Year - Matt Parsons
Deanna also finished 4th highest in the MVP votes and Gavin 2nd.