Basketball Victoria Awards

 

The Basketball Victoria Awards celebrate the best and brightest within the Victorian basketball community across the 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.

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.

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

There are a host of awards up for grabs each and every year, and we’re pleased to announce that nominations are now open for this year, as we recognise and celebrate outstanding individual and program achievements in 2020, as well as those who excelled in the tough times of the COVID19 pandemic with limited to no basketball.

Please Note: Nominations for the 2021 Basketball Victoria Awards (celebrating 2020) are now closed.


BASKETBALL VICTORIA AWARD CATEGORIES

 

BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR

This award recognises an outstanding association that experienced significant achievements during lockdown.  The selection committee will consider achievements such as member engagement, new program development for 2021, strategic planningmarketing and promotion of the game online, social media engagement, 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. 

 

JUNIOR PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

The following criteria will be considered in selecting the winning association; online engagement with junior members/parents, online clinicsactivities and zoom sessions. 

 

INCLUSIVE BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR

This Award recognises the contribution an Association has made for All Ability athletes during lockdown.  The selection committee will consider initiatives made by the Association that assisted in keeping AA athletes engaged and involved in activity online. 

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

This award recognises a coach who has made a significant contribution to the sport during lockdown.  Online engagement with players, online clinicsactivities and zoom sessions. 

 

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 lockdown. Keeping Associations going in applying for grants and managing any staff.  The administrator may be recognised for their work in areas such as developmental activities, management skills, marketing activities or financial achievements. 

 

JACK TERRILL MEDAL

The Jack Terrill Medal is named in honour of the former Basketball Victoria Country founding President and long-time Basketball Victoria Country Council Member, the late Mr Jack Terrill. 

This annual award recognises a significant and outstanding contribution by an individual to Basketball in Country Victoria. Made a lasting or meaningful contribution or impact on basketball in their community. Consistently demonstrated the highest standards and qualities with actions recognised and valued by their peers and/or general acknowledgement as having reached a pinnacle in basketball. 

 

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 during lockdown.  Contributing assistance to Associations in any format or role.   

 

TECHNICAL OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR

This award recognises a referee, scorebench official or statistician who has made a significant contribution overseas or in the WNBL bubble in 2020. 

 

EDDIE CROUCH AWARD – REFEREE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

The winning program will be selected upon their achievements through development activities, online training programs and engagement.  

 

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 during 2020 overseas. 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 participated in the 2020 Ivor Burge Championships and showed good sportsmanship and have represented the state or country in a manner befitting the responsibility. 

 

BASKETBALL VICTORIA MEDIA AWARD

The media award recognises media organisations that have supported the sport of basketball in Victoria during lockdown. The award recognises a publication or program covering basketball

 

JUNIOR FEMALE BASKETBALL ATHLETE 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 the year.

This award is selected by the Awards Committee and does not take nominations.

 

MOMENT OF THE YEAR

This award highlights the best moments of the year, put out to a community vote. The best moment in basketball across the course of the calendar year, judged by the community will win Moment of the Year.

This award is selected by the Awards Committee and does not take nominations.

 

JUNIOR MALE BASKETBALL ATHLETE 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 the year.

This award is selected by the Awards Committee and does not take nominations.

 

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR (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 the year.

This award is selected by the Awards Committee and does not take nominations.

 

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR (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 the year.

This award is selected by the Awards Committee and does not take nominations.


AWARDS HISTORY

For a history of award winners, please click here.

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