Congratulations Norma Connolly


Mrs Norma Madeline CONNOLLY, 
For service to the sport of basketball through administrative and coaching roles. 
Australian Team Manageress, FIBA Junior Women’s World Championships, Korea 1993, 
Brazil 1997, and Czech Republic 2001; teams won Gold and Silver medals. 
Australian Junior Team Manager, on 147 occasions. 
Delivered Level 1 Coaching Course – Coaching Clinic to National Women’s Team, 
Oceania Basketball Fiji visit, 1991. 
Assist. Coach, Queensland Senior Women's Team, USA and Canada Tour, 1978-1979. 
Regional Director of Coaching, North Queensland, 1990-2000. 
Head Coach, Townsville Sunbirds/Flames, 1995-2001; Team Manager, 2002-2011. 
Head Coach, North Queensland, National Junior Development Program, 1990. 
Coach, Queensland Under 16 Girls Team(s), 1973-1975, 1977 and 1979-1989. 
Coach, Townsville Junior Representative Under 12 and Under 14 Girls, 1995-2011. 
Coach, Mackay Junior Representative Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 Girls, and Women, 1969-1991. 
Coach, Rockhampton Junior Representative Under 18 Girls, 1960. 
Life Member, Queensland Basketball, 2003. 
Life Member, Mackay Basketball, 1975. 
Queensland Representative Player, 1963-1965; represented North Queensland, 1969. 
Awards/recognition include: 
Australian Sports Medal, 2000. 
Inductee, Hall of Fame, Basketball Australia, 2007. 
Merit Award, Basketball Australia, 2003. 
National Women’s Coach of the Year, 1998.
 Information obtained from -     -  Basketball Australia Hall of Fame Inductee 2007 


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