Important Information for all members
Season 1 Grand Finals were played last Wednesday night. Congratulations to our finalist teams and thank you so much to the referees for these games and to the families who came down to support even if your child wasn't actually playing. Many thanks to our Games Control combination Yolanda and Wayne for doing a fantastic job all season. Thanks to Teresa and her helpers for organising the teams and coaches and making sure Wednesday fixtures ran smoothly. Great to see a number of young keen referees also willing to learn and improve their skills as a referee each week. Jacky Maggs from Townsville will be coming down to do an education course with all of you in July or August exact date yet to be confirmed. The association will pay all costs for any member who would like to learn the basics of refereeing. Thanks to Craig Mathews for co-ordinating or referees in all capacities through the season.
Burdekin held their annual U12 QNJBC tournament earlier in the season with new Major sponsor of the event Zambrero. Zambrero owner Shaun McCarthy was one of our junior Burdekin Wildcats from u12 through to U18 and has many fine memories of playing in the Den. We are very fortunate to have Shaun and his family back in the Wildcat Family. Thank you for your support Zambrero Ayr. Once again it was a great tournament and a major fundraiser for our small association. Many many thanks to all those who helped Teresa and Steve make this tournament such a success.
Many of our Representative Teams went off to State championships at Easter in Mackay and came away with very encouraging results. Big Congratulations to our U16 Girls team who won Gold in the Division 2 competition defeating Brisbane Silver in the Grand Final. Two of these girls went on to be named in the Qld North Team to travel to Ulverstone Tasmania from the 4th - 11th July - Good Luck Aliza Fabbro and Sharni Wight. Many of these girls were a part of the U14 Girls team that won the gold medal two years ago in Auchenflower - excellent work girls at bringing home the trophy again.
Our Under 12 girls and boys teams also achieved fantastic results at the championships held in Townsville. The improvement in both of these teams from their first QNJBC tournament back in 2014 has been incredible and are a credit to their coaching staff and the dedication of the parents and players.
Our Under 14 boys and Under 16 Boys made the big trip south to compete in their state championships. Both teams did the association very proud, showing the Burdekin grit and determination that we are renowned for. Well done to the coaching staff and players and parents for flying our Burdekin Basketball flag in the south.
Our Rep Break- up for all age groups will be held on Saturday 18.7.15 at 5pm upstairs in the Bar at the Stadium. Representative Certificates will be presented along with the presentation of our U16 girls Gold Medals from the State championships. If you could rsvp to your respective Managers by Wed 15.7.15 for catering purposes it would be appreciated. Cost is $10 per family and if each family could bring a small plate of sweet or savoury. Lets celebrate the year that was.
Also we are going to have a new Representative Photo taken at the stadium on Wed 22.7.15 at 5.30pm. Put this date in your diary/phone. All Representative team members, coaches and managers from the 2014/2015 year to be at the stadium by 5pm so uniforms can be organised.
NEW PLAYERS NEEDED - TOWNSVILLE CROCODILES COMING TO EAST AYR STATE SCHOOL
As a part of the 'come & try' initiative. Burdekin Wildcats combined with Townsville crocodiles will be at the East Ayr State School for 3 tuesdays starting the 14th July from 3.30-4.30pm. These trainings are open to NON MEMBERS who are born 2005 2006 2007. If you no any young boy or girl who are these ages and might like to give it a go - spread the word for them to attend these clinics. These clinics are free and from this they may like to play in our Wednesday fixtures.
Sign ons for Season two are Wednesdays 15.7.15 and Wed 22.7.15 from 5pm-6pm at the stadium. You will also need to go online and register online via our website so you are in the Wildcat data base. Fixtures will commence on 29.7.15 through to early November - Grand Final Day date yet to be confirmed.
Fundraising co-ordinator Sharon Bozzetto has well underway our Fathers Day Raffle. Many thanks to all the members who have given generously to fill our wheel barrow and more. Tickets will be distributed to families at the start of Season 2.