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Thank you and congratulations

Dear Players, Parents and Carers, 

Thank you for all of your help and support in making the 2020 season actually happen, I hope every one enjoyed it, made some new friends, developed their skills and their passion for basketball.  

The season was only possible due to the dedication and tireless work of our committee members, who manage all aspects of the club, many of whom you would have had contact with and many more who work behind the scenes. I would particularly like to thank Francesca Worley, who has done the lion's share of organising each of the teams and Glenn Macri who put in a tremendous amount of work at the start of the season with registrations. Although I single out these individuals, all committee members have contributed significantly. 

During the wind up for the teams in under 14 and above, we gave awards to several people. I have listed them below. 

Club Person of the year - Francesca Worley

Commitment to coaching - Louise Smith (613, 619, 623, 645) and Dean Hodgson (Raiders Integrated Program)

Coach of the year (U14 and above) - Craig Floate (692)

Coach of the year (U12 and below) - James Ramsay (625)

Manager of the year (U14 and above) - Michelle Hale (673, 690)

Manager of the year (12 and below) - Justin Ford (606, 641, 674)

Junior Coach of the year - Nic Trettel (616), Nick Worley (636)

Congratulations to the award winners. Thank you to everyone for putting in your suggestions also.  

I hope you all enjoy your break, a reminder that registrations will likely open again in mid-Jan 2021 for the following season, depending on COVID as usual.

The club NEEDS a volunteer to step up and manage the year 1 program for next year. If you have a child coming through year 1, you will be incredibly well supported by Pete Zafiropolous and Damian Cooley who have each managed the competition over the last 2 years. It is not a large amount of work, but is a lot of fun. No prior basketball experience is needed.

I also wish to thank you all for the support you have given me over this last year. As mentioned previously, I will not be President next year.  We will advise once the position has been filled. 

Kind regards,  

Richard Nolan

President NHR Raiders Basketball Club


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