Good luck to our U18 girls Division 2 who are competing in the State Cup this weekend and the U16 Boys and U12 Boys Division 3 competing in the State Shield the following weekend. All games are held in the Central Coast/Newcastle region over each weekend.
We wish all team members the very best.
Congratulations to the Penrith Panther U16Girls on winning the 2015 State Championships at Hawkesbury over the weekend, defeating Newcastle Hunters in the Grand Final
Our U18Boys also had a great weekend reaching the Grand Final with some fantastic pool game and semi final results but eventually went down to Hills in the Grand Final game.
The U16Boys narrowly lost a thrilling semi final clash to eventual Champions Illawarra and were unlucky not to have this game as the Grand Final.
The Association would like to wish our Division 1 U18Boys, U16Boys and U16Girls all the best at this weekends State Championships at Hawkesbury.
Our 16 Boys and Girls were both successful in winning the Metropolitan Championships last Sunday and will be hoping to achieve the double this weekend. Our U18boys are capable of beating any team on their day and will be hoping for a good weekend.
We also congratulate Matt Thrower, Adam McIntyre, Ben Lomnicki, Brendan Reid, Corey Wright, Matt DiIorio and Sam Verceluz for being selected to referee at the Championships. Well done to all.
Interested and qualified coaches considering a position in the 2016 Penrith & Districts Representative program both junior and senior are invited to submit an expression of interest on the attached form.
Representative Trials are proposed for November with dates and times to be confirmed.
Come join our fun, safe, positive and entertaining School Holiday Basketball Clinics this upcoming Holidays. We have 2 different camps running, a ‘Prep for Rep’ camp and our always fun ‘ROAR’ Camp. Be sure to check out the details here in the flyers attached:
Registration and inquiries can be made to Jarrod on 4731-3252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association is now accepting Team Nomination forms for the upcoming 2015/2016 summer season.
Please be aware that inclusion into the competition will be based on the receipt date of the Nomination Form with payment, on a first in basis. Spaces are limited. Nominations after the closing date will incur an late fee and are not guaranteed a place in any competition.
Penrith continues to have a strong representation of referees in major events with the following referees being rewarded for the 2015 season with Waratah League Final Series and Metropolitan Junior League Final series appointments, to date.
Nathan Blatch – Div 1 Men Grand Final, Ben Lomnicki – Div 2 Youth Men Grand Final, Adam McIntyre – Semi Finals
Matt DiIorio, Adam McIntyre, Brendan Reid, Ben Lomnicki, Corey Wright, Brendan Tripp, Monique Maton, Sam Verceluz – MJL semi finals.
This is a great achievement for these referees and vital for the PDBA representative programs.
The Sydney Uni Flames will once again be offering camps with their coaching staff and players during September. This is a great opportunity to pick up some skills from these talented coaches and players. Below is the application form for the September 30th Camp to be held at the Sydney University courts. Get in early if interested as places are limited
Penrith Panthers players have earned two of the major four MVP awards for the 2015 Waratah League season.
Tahlia Tupaea was named Championship Womem MVP and Sean Weekes Division One Youth League Men MVP. This is a fantastic achievement and we congratulate both players on their awards.
The YLM were unlucky in their semi final loss on Saturday going down to eventual Champions Sydney Comets by only 6 pts. Ben Wagenfeller scored a massive 25pts and was extremely unlucky not to pick up a season award and Weekes was again strong finishing with 20pts. The coaching staff reported that the team played very well however a high shooting percentage by Comets proved to be the difference in the end. All in all the season was very successful and all but one of the team members are eligible for YLM again in 2016.