Basketball Victoria Awards – 24 March 2020

The Basketball Victoria Awards Dinner will be held 24 March 2020 to celebrate the best and brightest within the Victorian basketball community across the 2019 calendar year.

From our elite international players, to our hard-working associations and the volunteers that keep our sport going, this event celebrates all who are involved within Victorian basketball.

Click the links below to nominate the best and brightest from your association, club or team to help celebrate their outstanding achievements in 2019.

The 2019 Basketball Victoria Awards Dinner – Celebrating 2018, highlighted and celebrated some outstanding achievements by Victorian players and those involved in our sport across the previous calendar year.

To purchase your ticket for this year’s Awards Dinner, click here.

Associations are encouraged to nominate long serving individuals from within their association for a Basketball Victoria Service Award. These long service awards are divided into the following categories:

  • BRONZE – 15 years service
  • SILVER – 25 years service
  • GOLD – 35 years service
  • DIAMOND -50 or more years service

Associations may nominate individuals such as: committee members, coaches, players, referees, tribunal members, competition administrators, stadium managers, door staff, canteen staff, cleaners, first aid attendants and fundraisers, as well as other paid and voluntary individuals who have been directly or indirectly associated with the sport of basketball.

Click below to nominate on behalf of your association. If you’re not an association representative and have someone in mind that would make a worthy nominee, please get in contact with your association and ensure they put forward that person for our Awards!

Nominees may have been involved with one or more associations over the period of time.

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These accolades and achievements have been won over the years by a number of incredible athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers. The likes of Matthew Dellavedova, Penny Taylor, Andrew Gaze, Andrew Bogut and Jenna O’Hea are just a few of the famous names to receive accolades at our Awards Night.

The Basketball Victoria Awards Dinner has been recently held at the State Basketball Centre on Court 1, further highlighting the elite efforts of our talented community and placing our event front and centre at our home court.

 

JACK CARTER MEMORIAL AWARD – ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR

This award is given to the Basketball Administrator of the Year. The award recognises an administrator for their outstanding contribution to Victorian basketball during 2019. The administrator may be recognised for their work in areas such as developmental activities, increased participation numbers, management skills, facility development, marketing activities or financial achievements.

 

ALLAN ASHE MEMORIAL AWARD – VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

This award is given to the Basketball Volunteer of the Year. This award recognises an individual for the contribution they have made to the sport in a voluntary capacity over a significant number of years, as well as their ongoing efforts this past year.

BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR

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Eltham Basketball Association – 2018 Basketball Association of the Year

This award recognises an outstanding association that experienced significant achievements in 2019. The selection committee will consider achievements such as membership and participation growth, new program development, community involvement, venue development, strategic planning and championship results among other achievements, in addition to marketing and promotion of the game, media, community leadership, player, coach, referee, volunteer development, and being up to date with Basketball Victoria policies, procedures and fees. All associations, small or large, will be judged according to their achievements during the past year. 

INCLUSIVE BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR

This Award recognises the contribution an Association has made towards the provision of diverse and inclusive programs and practices for participants with a disability and those from culturally and linguistically diverse, Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander communities. The selection committee will consider initiatives such as key strategic priority in planning, strong organisational partnerships, reach of targeted communities, providing a supportive and accessible environment, culturally specific programs, adaptability and a positive attitude, strength of commitment and internal capacity, all of which build a more inclusive community and greater social cooperation and cohesion.

EDDIE CROUCH AWARD – REFEREE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

The winning program will be selected upon their achievements through development activities, regular training programs, effective supervision, increased referee numbers and improved refereeing standards.

JUNIOR PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

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Hawthorn Basketball Association – 2018 Junior Program of the Year

The following criteria will be considered in selecting the winning association:

  • Competitions and programs at domestic and representative levels
  • Coordination of specialist clinics and other development activities and programs – such as holiday programs, involvement with local schools and the community
  • Development of junior players, up-skilling coaches, team managers, parents, including first aid or scoring courses.

FAIR PLAY AWARD

Basketball Victoria is committed to the basic principle that every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background, sexual orientation or religion is given the same fundamental rights to access existing and new basketball programs, opportunities and services without fear of discrimination, vilification or harassment and within a safe and welcoming environment.

Our Codes of Conduct deliver clear and firm messages regarding our expectations that everyone involved in Basketball must participate with fairness, respect and social responsibility.

The Basketball Victoria Fair Play Award honours the contribution of an individual who has excelled through modelling good behaviour and sporting spirit.

BASKETBALL VICTORIA MEDIA AWARD

This award highlights the outstanding efforts of journalists, photographers and content creators throughout Victoria who work to celebrate our sport in their publications. Media achievements through print, radio, television, websites, social media or podcasts. Award nominations can highlight a single piece of content or address an entire year’s worth of work.

COACH OF THE YEAR – FEMALE

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Megan Moody – 2018 Female Coach of the Year

This award recognises a female coach who has made a significant contribution to the sport in 2018. The coach should exhibit knowledge of the game (rules, systems, coaching philosophy), rapport with the team and respect from players, ethical conduct both on and off the court, development of players, win/loss record, involvement within the association, community involvement and respect for and from other coaches and officials.

COACH OF THE YEAR – MALE

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Reece Potter (Werribee) – Male Coach of the Year

This award recognises a male coach who has made a significant contribution to the sport in 2018. The coach should exhibit knowledge of the game (rules, systems, coaching philosophy), rapport with the team and respect from players, ethical conduct both on and off the court, development of players, win/loss record, involvement within the association, community involvement and respect for and from other coaches and officials.

DOMESTIC COACH OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the efforts of a coach who is involved in your Associations domestic program. To be nominated, the person must have coached in your domestic program for a minimum five (5) years, including at least the last three (3) years. They must have a demonstrable record of good sportsmanship and support for referee. Their contribution should be across more than one age group of both gender, efforts to obtain education and development resulting improved understanding of the game, testimonies to teaching ability, player and game management and dedication to the task, testimonies as a role model for players, length of service and ethical conduct.

TECHNICAL OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR – FEMALE

This award recognises a female referee, scorebench official or statistician who has made a significant contribution throughout 2019.

TECHNICAL OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR – MALE

This award recognises a male referee, scorebench official or statistician who has made a significant contribution throughout 2019.

CHARLES RYAN WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

This award is presented to a wheelchair athlete who has progressed to represent at a state, national or international level of competition. Athletes must also have displayed good sportsmanship and have represented the state or country in a manner befitting the responsibility.

BASKETBALL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR WITH AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

This award is given to a basketball athlete with an intellectual disability who has progressed to represent at a state, national or international level of competition. Athletes must also have displayed good sportsmanship and have represented the state or country in a manner befitting the responsibility.

JUNIOR FEMALE BASKETBALL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

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Gemma Potter – 2018 Junior Female Player of the Year.

This award highlights an exceptional junior female basketball athlete who has excelled throughout Victorian, Australian and other high-calibre basketball competitions and tournaments across 2019. This award is selected by the Basketball Victoria Awards Committee.

This is selected by a panel without nominations.

JUNIOR MALE BASKETBALL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

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Kobe Williamson – 2018 Junior Male Player of the Year.

This award highlights an exceptional junior male basketball athlete who has excelled throughout Victorian, Australian and other high-calibre basketball competitions and tournaments across 2019. This award is selected by the Basketball Victoria Awards Committee.

This is selected by a panel without nominations.

BETTY WATSON MEDAL

This award highlights an exceptional senior female basketball athlete who has excelled throughout Victorian, Australian and other high-calibre basketball competitions and tournaments across 2019. This award is selected by the Basketball Victoria Awards Committee.

This is selected by a panel without nominations.

ALAN HUGHES MEDAL

This award highlights an exceptional senior male basketball athlete who has excelled throughout Victorian, Australian and other high-calibre basketball competitions and tournaments across 2019. This award is selected by the Basketball Victoria Awards Committee.

This is selected by a panel without nominations.

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