Garry MATHEWS 0411445306
Dale HARVEY 0418245040
Damien PATTEN 0413848441
Mark WOODS 0437359909
Caroline WOODS 0448167327
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Travis PIKE: 0409592351
SAINTS basketball players and family break upSunday April 14 will be our end of season break up family day. This will be held at Jaycee Park from 11am to 3pm. This year Arnies Laser Force (free) will be in attendance along with other activities and games which is free to the kids. We are planning a BBQ lunch with sausages and hamburgers for $1 per person and soft drink will be available at $1 each. Adults are able to byo their own drinks on the day. Ensure you bring own chairs, rugs and esky's. team trophies will be handed out to all players, so please come along.
ALCHERINGA have thrown a spanner in the works for the Mildura Basketball Association men’s premier league with an upset win over ladder leaders, the Demons. Just a week after knocking the Wildcats from the ladder’s top rung, the reigning premiers surrendered their standing as the Saints came up with a 10-point win. Led by Reece McNally’s 15 points and 10 from Kehan Dyce, the Saints are now just one win behind Demons and a chance to steal a top two spot leading into the finals. Ethan Zoch hit a big 23 points for Demons, but it wasn’t enough to stop the side recording its third loss of the season.
ON THE BALL: Ryan Woods, Shawn Clarke and Riley Mathews will take on the best young basketball talent in the country next month, with the Alcheringa Basketball Club team mates to represent Country Victoria at the Australian Junior Country Cup. By VINNIE RODI
ALCHERINGA Basketball Club created history this week, with three of its talented Under 14 basketballers selected to represent Country Victoria at the Australian Junior Country Cup. To be held in Albury in January, the tournament will feature the very best junior basketballers in Australia and New Zealand, with Alcheringa team mates Riley Mathews, Ryan Woods, and Shawn Clarke, all 12, selected. The tournament will mark the first time any of the youngsters will represent their State, with excitement levels high.
All three basketballers had to undergo a long selection process to make it to this point, identified first locally, before travelling to Bendigo for weekly training and selection camps. Riley, Ryan, and Shawn joined a further nine Mildura-based basketballers to be selected for their age group sides, with the trio now spending their weeks training together in the lead-up to the event. The achievement for not just the boys, but for everyone involved in our junior program,” Alcheringa Basketball Club president, Garry Mathews, said. “The club has prided itself on the programs we have in place to help our young players develop and grow, and the selection of three of our under 14’s in an 10-man squad is a great result.” Garry said initiatives like the club’s mini-ball program – which aims to equip youngsters with the skills they need to excel in the game – and involvement in a number of Mildura Basketball Association programs had been the key to success. “The club had close to 200 mini-ball participants this year, with all three of these boys having progressed through that system,” he said. “It’s a great starting point, and a program we’re looking to continue to push in the future.”
This year has also seen the club implement a new scholarship program to aid those players who earn State selection, with $3000 to be made available each year. Funds have been made available through sponsorships, raffles, and other programs implemented by the club, with Riley, Ryan and Shawn to be the first recipients. “Each of the boys will receive $1000 – which will hopefully go toward covering any costs associated with the trip,” Garry said. “Our goal is to continue to set aside $3000 each season for potential State representatives, with being in a position to financially assist our players extremely important.”
ALCHERINGA BASKETBALL CLUB
WEDNESDAY 23rd of January 2013
Ages: 5 to 12 years
Times: 10.00 to 3.00
Location: St Josephs College Stadium.
Children will need to bring a drink bottle, Parents welcome
Registration essential limited places email expressions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s fill the stadium with Red and White for Xmas on Wednesday the 19th of December from 6pm to 8pm. All teams players and families are invited to attend the Mildura Basketball Stadium for a Xmas break up as the A grade Men play on court 1.
We would love to see all players in their red and white uniforms. A free BBQ and soft drinks for club players and families Alcoholic drinks are available in the bar. The bbq will be held in the court yard at the rear of the bar. Please get along and make the night a red and white Xmas.
The XMAS raffles will be drawn at the XMAS breakup after the men's game. Please ensure you have returned your tickets to your teams coach no later than December 14.
Club lures James to coach
BASKETBALL star Rodey James will return to the game as head coach of the Alcheringa Basketball Club’s A Grade men’s team this summer The club has also secured former juniors star Sammy Pileggi as an assistant to James. A Grade tryouts will be conducted at St Josephs Stadium Tuesday the 18 and 25 th Sept from 5.30 to 6.00
Well it’s that time of the year when we are starting to get ready for the 2012/13 basketball season. Early indications are that we will have around 21 junior teams this summer season an additional 7 on last year. Competition age groups for this season are:
Under 10’s – born in either 2004/05 Under 12’s- 2002/2003 Under 14’s 2000/2001 Under 16’s 1998/1999 Under 18”s 1996/1997
PRE SEASON TRAINING:
August will see the start of our pre-season group training sessions which start as below and for 4 weeks,all training is 5p.m to 6.30 in respective 2012 Summer comp age groups:
Monday 13th August - u 10 Girls @ Sacred Heart
Tuesday 14th August- u 12 Boys St Joseph’s Stadium
Tuesday 14th August-u 12 girls Sacred Heart
Wednesday 15th August- u 10 boys @ Sacred Heart
Thursday 16th August – u14 & 16 boys St Joseph’s Stadium
Thursday 16th August – u14 & 16 Girls Sacred Heart Stadium
This season we will be holding a registration day at the Mildura Basketball Stadium for all grades on Saturday the 25th of August 2012 from 10.00 a.m to 12.00a.m.
Registration forms can be collected on this day or at preseason training for pre filling and for submission on the day.
All players intending to play must register on this dayas places are limited
The week of September 10th is the start of the team training which will give players and coaches about a month to get ready before the start of the season in October. (Dates and times TBA)
For further information or questions email: email@example.com
Well done to all teams and players in the 2011 /12 summer season. We had some great team and personal success during the season. thank you to all coaches for giving up their time and to all parents club sponsors for the year.
Congratulations to SAINTS players on winning MBA MVP in their age division
Jack HUMPHREY u14 Boys Div 1
Connor IRWIN u12 Boys Div 1
Joel TREVASKIS u12 Boys Div 2
Anthony PAPILLO u14 Boys Div 3
Congratulations to SAINTS players on being selected into the u14 boys Basketball Acedemy, Shawn Clarke, Ryan Woods, Riley Mathews, Jack Humphrey,
MINIBALL REGISTRATION 17th MARCH 2012
OUR MINIBALL is an introductory and skills based Basketball Program for primary school aged children. The program is player-centred, fun-focused and affordable to all. It provides opportunities to learn, play with your friends and to develop important social skills in a convenient safe and friendly environment. Miniball caters for ALL, Girls and Boys who are currently attending a primary school from Prep to grade 6.
Where and when?
Miniball operates out of the MILDURA Basketball Stadium situated on the corner of Eighth Street Mildura HOME of the Mildura HEAT, every Saturday morning.
How to Register?
You can register online by completing the registration form www.ibabasketball.sportingpulse.net or by attending on registration day. Registration day for the coming season is Saturday the 17h of March 2012 at 9.00 am for prep and grade 2-4 5-6 10.30 am.
The Alcheringa Basketball Club would like to thank the SPORTSPOWER Mildura store for their sponsorship of the A Men and Women teams which will run from 2011 to 2015.
In addition to the sponsorship all Club members will receive a 10% discount on non advertised stock during the sponship deal period.
Alcheringa u14 Boys player Jack Humphrey has been selected into the Vic Country u14 rep team. After some hard work at the Academy and numerous tryouts Jack was sucessful. the Alcheringa Basketbaqll Club would like to support and wish jack all the best in the program.
Well done Jack HUMPHREY