EAGLE PRESS #5 2015 - Manly Warringah Basketball
Welcome to the June edition of our MWBA Representative
Newsletter 2015 “The Eagle Press”!
Dates for your Diary
NSWPSSA Girls Basketball Championships
MWBA Boys successful at Gold Coast
MWBA going to Tasmania
MWBA Trivia Night Fundraiser great success
MWBA Seniors Waratah League
Last month was filled with Championships, All Star Camps
and TAP Camps in addition to the regular Metro games
4 MWBA players are also going to represent Metro NSW
at the Nationals in Tasmania in July which is very
Our MWBA Photo Night was held and we thank all involved for the smooth and timely running
through the schedule!
And, of course, we had our fantastic TRIVIA Night with amazing prizes won and challenging
questions solved, great team work could be observed at every table and a topless Waratah Seniors
Player throwing himself into the ring to auction off some Cricket Memorabilia! Good job, Sam!!!
The biggest THANK YOU goes out to our amazing parent Melinda Graetz, U12B2, who not
only organised many prizes for the evening but was also still seen wandering around the tables selling
tickets and contributing a great article about the evening to this newsletter as well!
Melinda, absolutely awesome!!!!
Make sure to read all about the great evening further down the newsletter.
Current and previous issues of “The Eagle Press” as well as latest news about teams, players and
camps can be found on our Manly Warringah Basketball Association website
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
1st July 2015
TAP Camp Basketball NSW for Girls born 2000-2003, Minto Indoor Sports Centre, Registration
details on www.nswbasketball.net.au
2nd July 2015
TAP Camp Basketball NSW for Boys born 2000-2003, Minto Indoor Sports Centre, Registration
details on www.nswbasketball.net.au
26th July 2015
Sydney Junior Metro League Round 14, last round.
16th August 2015
Preliminary Finals Sydney Junior Metro League
23rd August 2015
Grand Finals Sydney Junior Metro League
Saturday 20th June 2015
MWBA Seniors Men
at 4.30pm at NBISC!
Make sure to support our team in another
29th/30th August 2015
Metro State Championships 2015
12th/13th September 2015
Metro State Shield 2015
20th September 2015
Metro Junior Presentation Day, details tba
NSW PSSA GIRLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
During the first week in May some of our
MWBA U14 Girls travelled to Berkley to
compete at the NSW PSSA Junior Girls
Championships. The CIS team had the
largest representation of Manly girls with 5
players and MWBA U16G2 Coach Darren
Lawrenson as CIS Coach. They lost their
Semi-Final, but eventually won against
Sydney North and came 3rd in the NSW
PSSA State Championships!
Back row from left to right: Zoe George U14/2, Meera Cowburn U12/1, Sari Mowbray U12/1
Middle Row: Fliss Henderson U12/1, Sienna Morison U12/1, Zoey Miller U14/1, Finnley Wright U12/1
Front: Georgia Banks U12/1
(Photos supplied by Sylvia Morison, parent U12G1)
MWBA Bianca Blades, U16G1, and Katie Castle, U18G1,
represented MWBA as part of the Sydney North Team at the
NSW PSSA Senior Championship in Penrith.
Their team won the Championship at Penrith and Katie
Castle has been selected to play in the NSW PSSA State
Team against the independent and Catholic school teams in
Big congratulations, girls!
(Photo supplied by Amanda Blades, parent U16G1)
MWBA BOYS SUCCESSFUL AT GOLD COAST
Bryn Lynch, U16B1, and Fergus Rogers, U16B3, represented MWBA in the U15B at the National
Christian Schools Games at the Gold Coast in May. Their team won Bronze in a great match which
finished with a buzzer beater 3 pointer to take home the medal for our boys!
5th from left Fergus Rogers, 2 from right Bryn Lynch
(Photo supplied by Megan Rogers, parent U16B3)
Congratulations to the NSW Christian Schools Senior
Basketball team for winning GOLD at the Christian
Schools Nationals Games at the Gold Coast!!!
MWBA was proudly represented by Saxon Saville,
U18B1, and Lachlan Clark, YLM1!!!
(Photo supplied by Jan Saville, parent U18B1)
(Photo Saxon Saville, missing Lachlan Clark)
MWBA GOING TO TASMANIA
MWBA U16 players Bianca Blades, Gracie Lee, Isaiah Lee and Oscar Dumas have been selected
into the NSW U16 State Metro Teams and will travel to Tasmania at the beginning of July to compete
at the Nationals for NSW!
Good luck to you all!!!
(Photo supplied by parents)
Have we missed your child? Send us some info and we will include it in the next newsletter.
MWBA TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER GREAT SUCCESS!!!
Trivia Night Recap
A chilly night didn’t stop the great turnout of parents and players for our annual Trivia
Night at Pittwater RSL Club. We are pleased to announce that we raised $8282.73 on the night
from a combination of ticket sales, raffles and auctions.
We were very fortunate to have some wonderful prizes donated from local businesses on the
peninsula that added to the excitement. All up we received over $5000 worth of prizes to raffle and
auction off. The Fundraiser event was a great example of our club working closely with local
businesses and parents to help raise funds for our representative program.
As far as the trivia was concerned, the competition was tough with most teams performing really
well. A big thank you goes out to the management team from Pittwater R.S.L who generously
donated 6 bottles of wine and two Magnum bottles to the winning table.
We would like to thank the committee for all their hard work in organizing the event as well as the
parents that helped secure wonderful prizes and for everyone who bought and contributed by way of
tickets, raffles and auctions.
We will be putting together a fundraising committee for next year’s fundraising initiatives. If any
parents would like to volunteer please contact Janet Bilton.
A huge THANK YOU to the following businesses that donated prizes!
We look forward to working with you again next year:
Studio Align Pilates &
2x Pilates Private 10 Pack plus
Willow Hair (Manly)
Hair Care Goodie Basket plus a
Cut, Colour and Blow-dry
Deluxe Car Detailing
Manly Health & Fertility
Bench Café (Manly)
Daniel San (Manly)
Manly Health Foods
Kids Stuff (Manly)
Fajitas and Margaritas Dinner
4 hour Double Kayak Rental plus
1 hour SUP (Stand Up Paddle
Swimming Lessons for a year
Personal training 10 pack
(Melinda Graetz, parent U12B2)
MWBA SENIORS WARATAH LEAGUE
MWBA is running a successful Seniors program with their home games being played at NBISC,
Details about all games will be available on www.nswbasketball.net.au. You can find all home games
until end of May of our Senior’s team listed below.
Please make sure to check the website for any changes of the draw during the season.
Come and support our Senior teams this season and watch some great basketball at your
Waratah Championship Team Men Games until end of July 2015:
Sat 20 June
Sat 27 June
25 /26 July
Waratah Championship Team Women Games until end of July 2015:
Sat 27th June
25 /26 July
MWBA BOARD MEMBERS
The members of the current MWBA Board are as follows:
Correspondence to the Board should be directed to the MWBA office.
CONTACT / SPONSORS
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Newsletter Editor – Angelika Goehring
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