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.

Prizegiving Photos link

Slide Show Photos Link

Team and Staff Lists

Award winners are listed below.

Team Awards

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

Special Awards

Garland Representative Referee Awards

U13 South Island Regional Tournament

Jack Henderson

Colin Ramsey

Libby Renwick

Annabelle Ring

Laura Ring

The Stephen Gibson Volunteer Services to Basketball Award

Madi Loudon

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.