date_range Published 11 Nov 2019
Basketball Otago celebrated a successful 2019 Under 13 Representative Season on the 7th of November in the Harbour View Lounge at the Edgar Centre.
A special thanks to the Prizegiving committee members and supporters Jan Shriffer, Rochelle Wilson, Greg Brockbank, Justin Ludlow, and Stephen Gibson for their efforts. A huge thank you to Georgia TeAu for the photos. Thank you to the Edgar Centre staff for the venue, setup and catering.
A special thanks to Otago Gold Rush Player, former Otago Representative Player, and 2019 Women’s Club MVP, Georgia TeAu who shared some of her experiences and insight into basketball with a wee Q&A sessions.
A list of the players and staff of all teams can be found here. MVP trophies, a list of awards winners, and the 1958 NZ Tall Ferns Team of the Year plaque and team photo can be found on display outside the BBO office on the east wall of the hall way to the arena.
Award winners are listed below.
U13 Boy’s Development Team
Most Improved - Thomas Oliver
Endeavour - Luke Tili
U13 Boy’s Blue Team - 6th Place South Island Regional Tournament B Grade
Most Improved - Tyla McIntosh
Endeavour - Angus Burns
U13 Boy’s Gold Team - 4th Place South Island Regional Tournament A Grade
Most Improved - Joe Devereux-Kilpatrick
Endeavour - Tate Cameron
MVP - Oak Chisholm
U13 Girl’s Blue Team - 2nd Place South Island Regional Tournament B Grade
Most Improved - Isabella Wirangi
Endeavour - Kiana Brown & Shanit Kara
U13 Girl’s Gold Team - Champions South Island Regional Tournament A Grade
Most Improved - Sophie Tizard
Endeavour - Lucy Morrison
MVP - Millie MacKenzie
Garland Representative Referee Awards
U13 South Island Regional Tournament
The Stephen Gibson Volunteer Services to Basketball Award
Madi has volunteered countless hours for Basketball Otago. Most recently she has provided bench and referee duties, coached for the Digger’s Development Programme and at Basketball Holiday Camps. Madi managed to fit all of this in, while playing for the Under 17 Otago Representative team, as well as her other sporting commitments regionally and at Columba College.
NZ Development Camp Selections
The following Otago Under 13 Players have been selected to attend the Basketball NZ Under 14 Development Camp in Rotorua in April 2020: Jeremiah Vaitupu, Joseph Deveraux-Kilpatrick, Kevin Acero, Tate Cameron, Oak Chisholm, Millie MacKenzie, Lucy Morrison, Holly Rowcroft and Sophie Tizard.