Startamotive Signs On For a Third Straight Year

Startamotive Signs On For a Third Straight Year

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The Sunbury Jets Basketball Association is pleased to announce that Startamotive have signed on as a Gold Sponsor for a 3 straight year.  The partnership is a huge boost to the Sunbury Basketball Association and vital to the ongoing success of the sport in the region.

Startamotive is a Sunbury based mechanical repair centre and mobile service van and is one of the few VACC accredited repairers in the area. A local company with a keen interest in supporting the local community, Startamotive owner Jason Castles couldn’t be happier to continue his sponsorship of the Sunbury Basketball Association.

Equally excited with the partnership is Sunbury Basketball Operations Manager Andrew Summerville. “Being a community based non for profit organization it is extremely important for us to have the support and sponsorship of businesses such as Startamotive. The fact that they have come on for a third year proves that these sorts of sponsorships can be a sustainable, mutually beneficial partnership” said Summerville.

The SBA would like to encourage all our members to support those who support us. For all your mechanical needs, please see Jason at Startamotive.

For all enquires please contact: 

Andrew Summerville: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Statement to members and guests

RE: Adult behaviour during junior basketball games

On Saturday (29/8/15) it was reported that a parent allegedly approached a child during a time out and verbally interrogated that child. Sunbury Basketball Association Incorporated (SBA) would like to remind everyone that they are bound by Basketball Victoria’s Codes of Conduct and that we are committed to providing a welcoming and positive experience for all players, coaches, officials and spectators. This matter will be dealt with via the tribunal system.

The SBA has become aware of too many incidents, lately, where adults (coaches, parents and spectators) are negatively influencing games of junior basketball. This is unacceptable. As we head into this weekend’s Winter 2015 Grand finals, we implore the adults attending these games to act appropriately, but specifically to:

  • Positively support your team
  • Avoid making any comments to referees or officials
  • Avoid making any comments to opposition players or coaches

This weekend’s games, like all other games, are about the kids! We ask that you remember that.

 

Regards,

Glenn Ogston

President

Sunbury Basketball Association Incorporated

We will provide a community-based basketball environment, which is the association of choice that encourages all participants to achieve their best.

Sunbury Basketball Association Appoints Olympic Coach to Big V Women’s Head Coach and Director of Coaching Position

Kennedy

The Sunbury Basketball Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Kennedy Kereama as Women’s Big V Head Coach and full time Director of Coaching for the next 2 years.

Kennedy is the current New Zealand “Tall Ferns” National Women’s team Head Coach, a position he has held for the past 5 years. He is currently tasked with leading the New Zealand National team through the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in order to gain a berth in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Kennedy has also served as an assistant coach with the “Tall Ferns” at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Kennedy led the “Tall Ferns” to a silver medal at the 2011, 2013 and 2015 FIBA Oceania Games. His National side missed qualification for the 2012 London Olympics after a tough qualifying series in Turkey. Aside from his New Zealand National commitments, Kennedy has also held the position of Head Coach with the West Coast Waves in the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) for 3 seasons. He has been the Head Coach of both the Sandringham Sabres and the Albury/Wodonga Bandits in the SEABL.

The SBA Board of Management are thrilled that someone with International, Olympic and Commonwealth Games experience will be part of the elite coaching and operational staff at the SBA.

 “What struck the Board, possibly more than his resume was Kennedy’s ambition to work with us to deliver sustained improvement in our players, coaches and programs.” said SBA President Glenn Ogston. “Kennedy’s appointment, in conjunction with other recent additions in Basketball Operations Manager, Andrew Summerville and Junior Development Officer, Chris Tighe sends a clear message to our members and basketball lovers in the region that we are equally committed and equipped to provide elite opportunities as we are to community based participation programs.” added Ogston.

    Kennedy has also worked with the Fijian National men’s and women’s teams in a mentoring role. At Sunbury Basketball Kennedy will pass on his               expertise and experience to all players from 5 year olds to senior players. He will work on court closely with our junior representative players and coach     in many development programs.

“I am really excited to come on board as Sunbury's Director of Coaching and also coach their Big V women’s program. When I was initially contacted by Andrew Summerville and he explained to me the direction the club was headed and the long term plans, it was clear to me it was a program that has real vision, drive and holistic values and I knew I wanted to be a part of that. I am passionate about the development of people and basketball and I am looking forward to sharing my experience with coaches and players and making a positive impact around the club.” said Kennedy.

Kennedy will be assisted at Big V level by another major signing for the club in Lisa Townsend. Lisa also boasts an impressive coaching resume having been a WNBL assistant coach with the Bulleen Boomers and also a former WNBL player with both Bulleen and the Perth Breakers. Lisa is a current Victorian state coach and has also been a head coach and assistant to Kennedy at the SEABL level. Lisa will assume the Big V responsibilities during Kennedy’s Olympic commitments.

The SBA Basketball Operations Manager, Andrew Summerville said “This is huge news for the Sunbury Basketball Association. To have an Olympic coach join our ranks says a lot about our program and where we are heading in the future. Our Board of Management has a strategic vision and is committed to making Sunbury Basketball an elite association in Victoria. Kennedy has been a coaching colleague of mine for many years and knowing his level of knowledge and ability I am thrilled he has accepted this position”

The SBA now boasts and impressive list of highly qualified and experience coaches as full time staff members. With four coaches with WNBL or NBL experience, USA college experience, NBA and Olympic experience as well as International professional experience; the Sunbury players are now in good hands.

Kennedy starts his official duties at the SBA in the coming weeks after relocating from Perth.

 

 

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Sunbury Jets 2016 Big V Head Coach Announcements

Following an extensive review of both Men’s & Women’s programs and the need to replace three departing Head coaches, Sunbury Basketball Association Inc. is pleased to announce that its Head coach recruitment process is close to complete.

  

 Andrew Summerville has been appointed to the role of Division 1 Men Head Coach for the next two years. Following a year away from competitive coaching, he is refreshed and eager to prowl the floorboards again. He has compiled a high calibre resume that has seen him coach professionally in 11 countries, including stints in the US collegiate system, NBL, SEABL and QBL. Andrew now turns his attention to bringing sustained success to Sunbury Jets Men’s program.  Andrew Summerville

  

Andrew Seidel  Andrew Seidel has been re-appointed for his second year as Head Coach of the Youth League 2 Women's team. Andrew helped lead the team to the 2015 Grand final and returns to the role with a renewed focus on development. With a number of 2015 players ineligible for YL2W in 2016, Andrew will be turning his attentions to improving and refining his coaching that will see the best of our youth league basketballers developed and ready for Division 1 basketball in the near future.

  

 Brian Ogilvie has been appointed Youth League 1 Men Head Coach for the 2016 season. After a distinguished playing career (SEABL & Big V), a stint coaching Hume City juniors and senior roles in the corporate world, it is the right time for Brian to accept this challenge. Brian will apply his technical basketball knowledge along with essential communication and leadership skills to shape Division 1 basketballers of the future. Brian Ogilvie

  

The Division 1 Women Head Coach appointment will be made in the coming weeks as the Club finalises arrangements with the preferred candidate.

 

With our Head Coaches appointed, our focus turns to securing playing talent and forming cohesive, successful teams for the 2016 season.

 

Sunbury Jets’ Big V tryout details will be announced next week.

 

Media Enquiries:
Sunbury Basketball Association Inc.
T: 03 9744 4762 E:
media@sunburybasketball.com.au

 


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