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NEARLY 200 players, parents
and supports celebrated the end
of the Wildcats representative
season for 2016-2017.
It was a fantastic season for
the junior Wildcats, having a
record 15 teams playing in six
tournaments between October
and March and each team finish-
ing the season at their respective
The club finished the year with
10 tournament titles and 11
runners-up, with the under 12
Boys achieving a third in coun-
try Victoria, the under 18 Girls
an equal fifth and the under 18
Boys taking out the Division four
Wildcats director of coaching,
Bill Jeffs made special men-
tion of the overall improvement
in the standard of basketball
played by the club and the dedi-
cation shown by the numerous
coaches and players.
“We certainly like to acknowl-
edge our achievements and
always strive to win, but it was
great to see so much improve-
ment in our players and coaches
from the start of the season to
the end,” Bill said.
Matt Kennewell was awarded
the William Jeffs Coaches Award
for his outstanding work with
the under 14 Boys group, having
coached the side from regional
qualifiers through to a runner-
up finish in the Division Two fi-
nal to finish 10th at the Country
There were also a number of
individual achievements that
Sam Flanders, Jak Spinks
and Scott McKenzie played and
coached at the Australian Coun-
try Junior Basketball Cup in Al-
bury, while Tyla Angwin played,
Mat Holmes coached and Zoe
Allen refereed at the Southern
Jo, Zoe and Zane also refereed
finals at the Country Champs.
Sam Flanders was selected in
the Victoria Country State under
18 Boys team and travelled to
Townsville in April for the under
Sam and his team had a sen-
sational start, winning their first
three games and Sam scoring
well for the team.
Unfortunately they were hit
with some injuries and fell away
toward the end of the week to
Scott McKenzie and Mat Hol-
mes head over to Perth in July as
assistant coaches for the Victoria
Country State under 16 Men
and Women’s sides respectively
and are hoping to have medal
Wildcats treasurer and all-
round behind the scenes per-
son, Caz Grabham was awarded
the Best Administrator – Small
Association at the recent Bas-
ketball Victoria Country Awards
It was a wonderful acknowl-
edgment for someone who does
a major amount of administra-
tive work for the association and
doesn’t seek any credit for it.
The Senior Wildcats also
recognised their CBL season.
The Women’s program had
a solid season, going out in the
semi-final and the Men’s showed
good improvement with a young
developing team, winning double
the amount of games from last
The Women’s MVP was a very
close affair, with Gemma Dixon
taking the award from Loni Jeffs
by one vote and one further vote
from Chloe Hogg.
The Men’s MVP saw Lachie
Thomas take the award from
The highlight of the day was
the presentation to five junior
Wildcats for continuous service
to the club.
Lachie Snooks, Nick McKen-
zie, Tiana Heylen, Chloe Hogg
and Ellie Holmes played all of
their junior representative bas-
ketball from under 12 through
to under 18 with the Wildcats,
which equates to eight continu-
ous years of junior basketball – a
fantastic achievement and some-
thing for all to strive for.
Wildcats celebrate representative season
Korumburra Wildcats Under 10 Girls team, back, Chris Ogilvy (coach), Charlotte Anthony,
Mia Enbom, Leilani Lightower, Lara Cocksedge and Kelly Ogilvy (team manager). Front,
Claudia Donohue, Julie Lindsay, Chloe Ogilvy and Heidi Nicholas.
Korumburra Wildcats under 10 Boys team included Brodie Gollop, Nate Pugh, Ky Gow,
Jesse Gollop and Murray Gow (team manager).
Korumburra Wildcats Under 12 Girls award winners were
Chloe Hogg (assistant coach), Amber Walker (most im-
proved), Ella Cocksedge (coach’s award), Siena Lane (MVP)
and Mat Walker (coach).
Korumburra Wildcats under 14 Girls A and B teams award
winners were Spud Harris (assistant coach), Jakobi Eden
(most improved), Felicity Fox (coach’s award), Hayley Wool-
lard (MVP), Sophie Enbom (coach’s award) and Travis James
(coach). Absent: Flynn Burgess-Pincini (most consistent).
Korumburra Wildcats under 16 Girls A and B teams award
winners were Alahna Arnason (most improved), Mackenzie
Findlay (coach’s award), Zahli Butler (most determined),
Zarli Rogers (MVP), and Mat Holmes (coach). Absent: Zahli
Butler (most determined) and Erin Trewin (most improved).
Chloe Hogg was presented
with the Korumburra Wild-
cats Women’s CBL team
coach’s award. Absent: Gem-
ma Dixon (MVP) and Loni
Jeffs (runner-up MVP).
Korumburra Wildcats Men’s CBL award winners were Vin
Monaghan (coach’s award), Lachie Thomas (MVP) and Mat
Korumburra Wildcats Under 12 Boys A and B teams were
Scott Burgess (assistant coach), Jake Fowles (most improved),
Max Donohue (most consistent), Xavier Lindsay (MVP), Zac
Mabilia (coach’s award), Finn Donohue (coach’s award) and
Bill Jeffs (coach).
Korumburra Wildcats under 14 Boys A and B teams award
winners were, from left, Matt Kennewell (coach), Toby Mitchell
(most determined), Lachie Smith (coach’s award), Kodie Walk-
er (MVP) and Lachie Thomas (assistant coach). Absent: Jack
Donohue (coach’s award) and Ethan Woodall (most consistent).
Korumburra Wildcats under 16 Boys A and B teams award
winners were Billy Rogers (assistant coach), Tane Derrick
(most determined), Archie Brewer (most improved), Mitch
Nicholas (MVP), Brodie Mabilia (coach’s award) and Taylen
Loughridge (most consistent).
Recognition awards for playing representative basketball
from under 12 to under 18 for Korumburra Wildcats were
presented to Nick McKenzie, Tiana Heylen, Ellie Holmes,
Chloe Hogg and Lachie Snooks.
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