Finals Weekend Tickets
Basketball fans can now purchase tickets to the 2015 Molten Waratah League Finals, which are being held at the Sutherland Volkswagon Basketball Stadium on August 1-2, 2015.
The 2015 Molten Waratah League Finals will decide the best men's and women's team in the following division:
Over the last few years the finals have been attended, with a near capacity crowds attending to watch some of the best basketball on offer, so we recommend purchasing your tickets prior to the weekend.
Adult (2 days): $25.00
Adult (1 day): $15.00
To purchase tickets please contact Sutherland Basketball on 02 9542 1999 or
Mark Watkins returning home to Victoria
Mark Watkins returning home to Victoria
It is with sadness that we inform the Basketball NSW community that Mark Watkins has resigned form his role as NITP Head Coach. Mark is leaving BNSW for family reasons and will be moving back to his home state of Victoria.
Over his time with BNSW, Mark has overseen the growth and success of our NITP program. He has been a dedicated worker and takes pride in the quality of BNSW programs he has run and the positive impacts they have had on our athletes. The success of many of our state teams is a result of the hard work Mark has put into the program.
Mark’s last day has not be finalised yet but he will finish up with BNSW within the next few weeks.
Everyone at BNSW is sad to see Mark go. We thank Mark for all his hard work and we wish him every success in the future and best wishes also to his family.
We are pleased to announce that Peter Lonergan will take on the role of Acting Head Coach NITP.
We are lucky to have someone with the experience and passion of Peter to step into the Acting Head Coach role. Peter’s coaching resume is impressive. Working with a number of national teams including the Opals, The Sydney Uni Flames in the WNBL and many of our State Teams to name just a few of his achievements. Peter is also the newly appoint Director of Coaching for the Australian College of Sport BNSW Campus.
2015 Molten Waratah League Awards winners:
BNSW would like to congratulate the 2015 Molten Waratah League Awards winners:
Championship Men Statistical Awards.
Leading Points Scorer: Bankstown Bruins Waratah Championship League Mens Basketball Team Alex Opacic 468 Points
Championship Women Statistical Awards
2015 Molten Waratah League? Leading Points scorers.
Division 1 Men: Basketball Wagga Wagga? Gage Daye 595 Points
Division 1 Women: Queanbeyan Yowies? Kristen Langhorn 300 Points
Division 1 Youth League Men: Sutherland Sharks Basketball Association? Alexander Shepherd 424 points
Youth League Women: Newcastle Basketball? Megan Johnson 273 Points
Division 2 Youth League Men: Ryde Bulls Basketball? Jayden Krieg
2015 Youth & Rookie Player of the Year Awards:
2015 Coaches of the Year
Championship Men Coach of the Year: Sutherland Sharks Basketball Association? BJ Carter
Championship Women Coach of the Year: Bankstown Basketball Association? Jenny Lonergan
Division 1 Men Coach of the Year: Hornsby Spiders Basketball? Daniel Kovacic
Division 1 Women Coach of the Year: Newcastle Basketball? Christine McGovern
Division 1 Youth League Men Coach of the Year: Manly Warringah Basketball Association? Rade Radan
Youth League Women Coach of the Year: Newcastle Hunters Bianca Wilson
Division 2 Youth League Men Coach of the Year: Manly Warringah Basketball Steven Shortland
Defensive Player of the Year awards for 2015 Molten Waratah League.
“Defense is one man guarding the ball and four others helping him” – Mike Krzyzewski
Championship Men Defensive Player of the Year Tom Dawson – City of Sydney
Championship Women Defensive Player of the Year
Division 1 Men Defensive Player of the Year
Division 1 Women Defensive Player of the Year
Division 1 Youth Men Defensive Player of the Year
Division 1 Youth Women Defensive Player of the Year
Division 2 Youth Men Defensive Player of the Year
2015 Molten Waratah League All-Star Fives.
Guard | Steven White, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Guard | Kate Seebohm, Hornsby Spiders
Division 1 Men
Guard | Gage Daye, Wagga Heat
Guard | Tegan Bourke, Bathurst Goldminers
Division 1 Youth Men
Guard | Jacob Rauch, Newcastle Hunters
Division 1 Youth Women
Guard | Emily Keith, Maitland Mustangs
Division 2 Youth Men
Guard | Jayden Krieg, Ryde Bulls