The Basketball Victoria Awards celebrate the best of Victorian basketball in a number of categories including administration, coaching, playing and volunteering individual roles as well as association and branch categories.
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.
Basketball Victoria Awards: Alan Hughes Award
|Alan Hughes Award|
|1960||Lindsay Gaze / J Hody|
|1953||J Hinds / G Heskett|
|1950||Ken Watson / Arch McGreachan|
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.
|Betty Watson Award|
|2003||Carly Wilson / Allie Douglas|
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.
Basketball Victoria Awards: Junior Female Athlete of the Year
|Junior Female Athlete of the Year|
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.
Basketball Victoria Awards: Junior Male Athlete of the Year
|Junior Male Athlete of the Year|
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 the year. 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.
Basketball Victoria Awards: Jack Carter Memorial Award
|Jack Carter Memorial Award|
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.
|Allan Ashe Memorial Award|
|2009||Paul McGee & Ian Meddings|
|2005||Dennis / Jane Gallaugher|
|2004||Meehan / Manhire Families|
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 Victoria Awards: Charles Ryan Wheelchair Athlete of the Year
|Charles Ryan Wheelchair Athlete of the Year|
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.
Basketball Victoria Awards: Athlete of the Year with an Intellectual Disability
|Athlete of the Year with an Intellectual Disability|
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 Awards: Fair Play Award
|Fair Play Award|
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.
Basketball Victoria Awards: Media Coverage of the Year
|Media Coverage of the Year Award|
|2019||Graeme Willingham||For his book "Not Bad Thanks"|
|2018||Tara Murray||Star Weekly|
|2017||Kilsyth Basketball Association|
|2016||Megan Hustwaite||Leader Newspapers|
|2015||Jarrod Potter||Star News Group|
COACH OF THE YEAR – MALE/FEMALE
This award recognises coaches who have made a significant contribution to the sport across the year. 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.
Basketball Victoria Awards: Coach of the Year
|Coach of the Year|
|2019||Samantha Woosnam||Female Coach of the Year|
|2019||Dave Biwer||Male Coach of the Year|
|2018||Megan Moody||Female Coach of the Year|
|2018||Reece Potter||Male Coach of the Year|
|2015||Larissa Anderson||Female Coach of the Year|
|2015||Peter Godrey||Male Coach of the Year|
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.
Basketball Victoria Awards: Domestic Coach of the Year
|Domestic Coach of the Year|
TECHNICAL OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR – MALE/FEMALE
This award recognises a referee, scorebench official or statistician who has made a significant contribution throughout the year.
|Technical Official of the Year|
|2019||Allison Scholey||Female Technical Official of the Year|
|2019||Daniel Battye||Male Technical Official of the Year|
|2018||Sarah Carey||Female Technical Official of the Year|
|2018||Chris Reid||Male Technical Official of the Year|
Eltham Basketball Association – 2018 Basketball Association of the Year
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR
This award recognises an outstanding association that experienced significant achievements across the year. 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.
Basketball Victoria Awards: Basketball Association of the Year
|Basketball Association of the Year||Association|
|2012||Kilsyth and Mountain Districts|
|2002||Kilsyth and Mountain Districts|
|2001||Kilsyth and Mountain Districts|
|1998||Kilsyth and Mountain Districts|
|1997||Kilsyth and Mountain Districts|
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.
Basketball Victoria Awards: Junior Program of the Year
|Junior Program of the Year|
|2001||Kilsyth and Mountain Districts|
|1989||Eltham / Coburg|
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.
Basketball Victoria Awards: Inclusive Association of the Year
|Inclusive Association of the Year|
|2018||Broadmeadows Basketball Association|
|2017||Collingwood Basketball Association|
|2016||McKinnon Basketball Association|
|2015||Western Port Basketball Association|
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.
Basketball Victoria Awards: Eddie Crouch Award for Referee Program of the Year
|Eddie Crouch Award for Referee Program of the Year|
|2011||Melbourne East / Knox|
|2003||Kilsyth and Mountain Districts|
|2000||Knox Amatuer / Dandenong|
|1998||Kilsyth and Mountain Districts|