Kilsyth Basketball Hall of Famer Sharon Arnold has been inducted into the Technical Officials Commission (TOC) Wall of Fame, highlighting a long list of award winners from our referee department at the annual TOC Awards on Sunday.
Sharon was also the winner of the Neil Bradbury Award as she was recognised as the Referee Advisor of the Year; Robyn Payne took home the Marg Gorman Award (Female Domestic Referee of the Year); while Gaye Punton was the recipient of a TOC Recognition of Service Award.
More from Basketball Victoria on Sharon’s Wall of Fame induction:
Sharon Arnold refereed her first international game in 1995 and her last event in 2006, having officiated at the elite level within Australia and abroad. She officiated a number of WNBL, NBL and SEABL games as well as in high-calibre tournaments including: World Championship (Women) – China 2002, Paralympic Game – Sydney 2000 (Gold Medal Match), Paralympic Game – Athens 2004 (Bronze Medal Match), World Wheelchair Championship – 2002 Japan and the World Wheelchair Championship – 2006 Netherlands (Gold Medal Match). She is a TOC Life Member and was has been a licenced member of TOC (through Kilsyth) since 1981.
The Hon James Merlino, Deputy Premier of Victoria, officially broke ground on Melba College’s Stage 2 rebuild last Thursday, which includes a new four court basketball stadium to be co-run by Kilsyth Basketball. The newest addition to Kilsyth Basketball will feature four FIBA competition sized courts, highlighted by a beautiful 700 seat show court.
The Kilsyth and Mountain District Basketball Association (K&MDBA) has officially joined the newly-formed Victorian Senior Elite League (official league name to be announced) for its inaugural season in 2019. The K&MDBA – represented by the Kilsyth Cobras – will join 13 former-SEABL teams in the Victorian Senior Elite League, in addition to four Big-V Championship
Kilsyth juniors Bree Mackenzie and Jamie Ahale are set to tip-off their 2018/19 collegiate campaigns, with the NCAA season starting next week. Mackenzie enters her final season with Hawai’i Pacific University, following a redshirt season in 2018/19. The fifth-year senior was named to the All-PacWest First Team in 2017, and will be looking to