Club History

In the beginning the Lions were known as the Gawler Lions Basketball Club. This club was formed in 1973 and played all of its games at the Salisbury Recreation and Sports Centre from September 1973. There were many teams from areas like Salisbury, Elizabeth, Gawler and the surrounding areas playing in this competition, so a number of the members decided to bring them all together under the one name.

The idea for the club came from Arden Herr, Gary Duncis and Ziggy Duncis.

The name 'Lions' came from the friendly association with the South Gawler Lions Football Club.

The first committee members were:
Stefan Kiryk - President
Rodney Smith
Zac Sibernaler
Gary Duncis

Arden Herr was elected to the position of Senior Coach. He held this position up until 1981 when the team entered the district league. The team then became known as the Central Districts Basketball Club and became one of the ten member clubs that formed the Basketball Association of South Australia (BASA).

Three years after joining BASA, Central took out their first Premiership.

Presidents 1973 to present day

Year President
1973 Stefan Kiryk
1974 Arden Herr
1975 Barry Mansfield
1976 Barry Mansfield
1977 Tom Larcombe
1978 Jim Lee
1979 Jim Lee
1980 Barry Mansfield
1981 Barry Mansfield
1982 Graham Mansfield
1983 Graham Mansfield
1984 Ron Elbourne
1985 Roy Eldefield / Arden Herr
1986 Arden Herr
1987 Arden Herr
1988 Graham Mansfield
1989 Stewart McAdam
1990 Stewart McAdam
1991 Stewart McAdam
1992 Stewart McAdam
1993 Rob Aitchison
1994 Rob Aitchison
1995 Stewart McAdam
1996 Mary Lamont
1997 Mary Lamont
1998 Mary Lamont
1999 Mary Lamont
2000 Brian Batchelor
2001 Brian Batchelor / John Olekans
2002 Dale Martin
2003 Dale Martin
2004 Dale Martin
2005 Dale Martin
2006 Dale Martin
2007 Dale Martin
2008 Sean Carlin
2009 Sean Carlin
2010

Sean Carlin/Harry Hoogenhout

2011

Kevin Fischer

2012 Kevin Fischer
2013 Kevin Fischer
2014 Kevin Fischer
2015 Terry Nathan
2016 Terry Nathan
2017 Sean Carlin
   

Treasurers 1973 to present day

Year Treasurer
1973 Rodney Smith
1974 Teresa Szulc
1975 Judy Martin
1976 David Hume
1977 Mick Paturis
1978 Mick Paturis
1979 Barry Mansfield
1980 Barry Mansfield
1981 Sue Mansfield
1982 Barry Mansfield
1983 Barry Mansfield
1984 Carlo Bachetti
1985 Carlo Bachetti
1986 Carlo Bachetti
1987 Allison Blackmore
1988 Cathy Marriner
1989 Cathy Marriner
1990 Neville Thorpe / Bev Mead
1991 Bev Mead
1992 Bev Mead
1993 Bev Mead
1994 Bev Mead
1995 Bev Mead
1996 Brian Batchelor
1997 Brian Batchelor
1998 Brian Batchelor
1999 Brian Batchelor
2000 Liz Browne
2001 John Olekans
2002 Richard Rogers
2003 Richard Rogers
2004 Richard Rogers
2005 Richard Rogers
2006 Kevin Wood
2007 Kevin Wood
2008 Kevin Wood
2009 Phil Bloffwitch
2010 Phil Bloffwitch
2011 Phil Bloffwitch
2012 John Ide
2013 John Ide
2014 John Ide
2015 Kevin Fischer
2016 Kevin Fischer
2017 Leon Dornford
   

Secretaries 1973 to present day

Year Secretary
1973 Rodney Smith
1974 Gary Duncis
1975 Arden Herr
1976 Sylvia Furlong
1977 Helen Virgo
1978 Helen Virgo
1979 Elaine Millard
1980 Arden Herr
1981 Paula Herr
1982 Christine Munzer
1983 Sylvia Van Loon
1984 Neil Mansfield
1985 Karen Hill
1986 Carolyn Heritage
1987 Kaye Cetera
1988 Ron Whiteford
1989 Heather Daddow
1990 Sue-Ann Elderfield
1991 Ursula Hollis
1992 Ursula Hollis
1993 Ursula Hollis
1994 Ursula Hollis
1995 Ursula Hollis
1996 Leith Stace
1997 Leith Stace
1998 Leith Stace
1999 Leith Stace
2000 Di Macklin
2001 Di Macklin
2002 Di Macklin
2003 Di Macklin
2004 Tracey Harwood
2005

Tracey Harwood

2006 John Lambert
2007 John Lambert
2008 John Lambert
2009 Natasha Bertram
2010 Natasha Bertram
2011 Natasha Bertram
2012 Jacqui Langstreth
2013 Libby Tiller
2014 Trudy Hood
2015 Trudy Hood
2016 Trudy Hood
2017 Trudy Hood

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