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Dimboola Basketball Association | Season Round-up

Article Category  Sport
Date Published  Sunday, March 11 2018
Author  Dimboola Basketball Association

Dimboola Basketball Association | Season Round-up
The Dimboola Basketball Association 2017/18 season came to an end on Friday evening with the playing of six grand final games and the presentation of the annual awards.

The highlight off the court was the unveiling of a plaque commemorating 50 years of the local Association by life members John Taylor and Max Budde.

On the court, the evening started off with the Under 12 Development division game which was followed by the Under 12 division 2 and division 1 games.

The College Girls and Boys games were played and the season finished with the Men’s game.

Grand Final Results

Under 12 Division 1 - Allstars defeated Mystics
College Girls - Spurs defeated Mystics
College Boys - Jokers defeated Kings
Men - Hungtime defeated Oldmates

The Under 12 Development and Division 2 competitions do not have team names and the focus is on participation, with all under 12 Development players given a certificate of participation.

Under 12 Divisions 1 and 2

In the under 12 Division 2 competition there are two awards which are called the Bud Gazelle Encouragement Award. This award is sponsored by his wife, Bev Gazelle, to honour and recognise the contribution Bud made to the Basketball Association before passing away in 1996.

Bud played a big role taking on numerous positions such as President, refereeing and coaching, and he played many games before being awarded a Life Membership of the Dimboola Basketball Association during the 1993/94 season.

Under 12 - Division 2 Trophy winners

Most Valued Player - Lenny Clark
Bud Gazelle Encouragement Award - Girls - Bella Mibus
Bud Gazelle Encouragement Award - Boys - Flynn Baker

For the first time a Best and Fairest award was presented for the under 12 Division this season.

This award has been named the Debbie Margetts Award to recognise Debbie’s contribution to this division over many years.

Debbie started playing basketball in the early 1970s with the club named the Scorpians in the Dimboola Association and it was in the 1978/79 season that Debbie put to the Association the idea of starting an under 11 Division and it was agreed that they could try it and see what happens.

This idea proved to be very popular and was the start of what is now the Under 12 Division 1 and Division 2 competition with modified rules.

Debbie took on many roles in the association such as refereeing was in the executive committee from 1977 to 1980 and filled the role of Secretary/Treasurer in 1980-1981 and then again from 2005 to 2007.

Under 12 Division 1 Trophy winners

Most Valued Player - Katie Griffiths
Debbie Margetts Award - Girls - Katie Griffiths
Debbie Margetts Award - Boys - Archer Laverty

College Competitions

In the College competition there are two awards called the Phil King Award. This award is sponsored by Julie-Ann King to honour and recognize the contribution her husband has made to the Basketball Association.

All of Phil’s life since he could bounce a ball he has loved Basketball and he has played a major role in keeping this Association going for many years by taking on numerous positions such as President and referee. He also coached and played many games before retiring a few years ago.

College Girls Division Awards

Most Valued Player Award - Macey Laverty
Runners Up Best and Fairest - Olivia Reimann
Phil King Best and Fairest Award - Sophie Warner

College Boys Division Awards

Most Valued Player - Mitchell Jorgensen
Runners Up Best and Fairest - Mitchell Jorgensen
Phil King Best and Fairest Award - Tom O’Dwyer

50th Anniversary

This year the Dimboola Basketball Association is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the sport in Dimboola, and this was done formally by Life Members John Taylor and Max Budde who unveiled a plaque marking the occasion.

Men’s Division Awards

In the Men’s competition the pinnacle individual award is named after Errol McDonald and is sponsored by Jodi McDonald to honour her husband and recognise the contribution he made to the Basketball Association before passing away in March 2009.

Errol played a big role by taking on numerous positions such as President, Secretary and Treasurer. He also umpired, coached and played many games in this division.

Most Valued Player Award - Kieran Fraser
Runners Up Best and Fairest - Darcy Barber
Errol McDonald Best and Fairest - Jackson O’Neill


Above - Dimboola Basketball Association Life Members Max Budde and John Taylor unveiled a plaque commemorating 50 years of the sport in Dimboola.



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