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THE ROCKETEER

 


December, 2001


Newsletter of the Rowville Rockets Basketball Club

PO BOX 2060, Rowville, 3178

 

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TEAM MANAGERS

       The February issue of the “Rocketeer” will be available for distribution on Monday February 11th, 2002

 

 

 

TEAM MANAGERS  -  RE. FIRST AID KITS

Attention Winter 2001 Season Team Managers:

I am still awaiting the return of first aid kits from some of you.  Please return your kits ASAP as they are needed by Summer 2001 teams.  If you have passed on your kit to someone else, please advise me by phone.

Attention Summer 2001 Season Team Managers:

If you require a first aid kit or supplies to your current kit, please contact me ASAP.

 

CONTACT:         Sue Ewin Ph: 9752 9951


 

 

ASSESSMENT NIGHT

 

WHEN:         Friday Night 22nd February, 2002

 

AT:                 Dandenong Basketball Stadium

                        Courts 5 and 6

 

TIME: Boys & Girls Under 8, 9, 10 & 11

                        6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

                        Boys & Girls Under 12 & 14

                        7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

 

Mark these times in your diary NOW !!!!!!!!!

More details in the next newsletter.

 

 

 

Rockets Fun Day

 

The fun day held on Sunday, November 25th was a great  success and was enjoyed by many Rockets families.  Special thanks to all committee members who helped put the day together.

 

Darren Smith from the Victoria Titans was a tremendous “presenter” and certainly added to the success of the day.

 

Well done to all trophy winners and congratulations to those who were lucky enough to win a raffle or prize on the day.

 

Special thanks to all of our sponsors:

 

á                                           Melbourne BBQ & Woodheater Liquidation Centre (Jenny Gibbons)

á                                           Ray White Real Estate (John Shore)

á                                           Authentics Factory Outlets (Dean Templeton)

á                                           The Ice Cream Cake Factory  (Kate & James)

á                                           La Porchetta

á                                           Wetlands Mini Golf (Stuart)

á                                           Booran Holden (Paul Ewin)

á                          Victoria Titans (Darren Smith)

                                   

 

Special mention to our latest life member, Charles Heap.  Without people such as Charles, we would not have a club.  Well done, Charles!

 

Make sure you mention how much fun you had to those who didn’t attend, and

remember ……………. The club is only as strong as its members!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU!!!!!

 

 


You may have noticed a new look around the club lately with all the Coaches and Committee members wearing New Polo Shirts.

Either in the Blue or the White they all look great and they help send a very professional message about our club.  We hope you agree.

 

Big thanks to one of our main

sponsors in CONVERSE and also to Dean Templeton for organising the production and delivery.

 

 


 


ROCKET CONTACTS

 

President

Peter Farragher                9795 7477

Secretary

Raelene Unsworth            9763 4450

Treasurer

Neil Jebb                           9763 1845    

Vice President—Development

Mark Plumridge                 9752 8998    

Teams Controller—Communication

Ros Copeland                  9755 5004

Registrar/KOPS

Sue Ellul                           9759 6068

Co-ordinators

U8/10/12 Boys

U14/16/18/20 Boys

U10/12/14/16/18 Girls

 

Peter Farragher                9795 7477

Raelene Unsworth            9763 4450

Nicola Johnson                 9759 7259

Sharon Waterhouse         9763 2737

Assistant Secretary

Debbie Wardrope             9764 8179

Uniforms/Property

Sue Ewin                          9752 9951

Uniform Orders

Angie Rondinella              9759 6264

Newsletter

Diane Lehmann                9752 7653

Development Officer

Dean Templeton               9753 2762

Coaching Co-ordinator

Aldo Sedevcich                9763 4665

 

 


OUTSTANDING   FEES

 

There are still a number of

outstanding fees for the current season.

 

Please ensure that YOUR fees are paid NOW to:

 

 PO Box 2060,

Rowville, 3178

 

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

 


in DECEMBER 

 

   and JANUARY to

 

Trent Wardrope

Ben Mitchell

Frazer Wilkie                                                Allan Maxwell

Max Macara

Matthew Dols

Joel Williamson

Greg Adams                                                  Stefan Frederic

Chelsea Thompson                                      Meagan Johnson              

Rhys Van Rheenan                                       Christina Doan

Alex Stoddart

R’Neil De Silva

Lewis Ferguson

Adam Gaggino

Thani Seretis

Cassie Jenkins

Ashley Davies

Brittany King                                                Rachael King                                                  Susannah Holmes

Kyle McMillan

Jenna Shore

Annette Thomsen

 

              

3/12/87           4/12/87

4/12/92

5/12/91

6/12/91

9/12/91

11/12/93

13/12/88

14/12/89

17/12/84

17/12/92

17/12/92

18/12/88

18/12/90

18/12/90

18/12/92

20/12/87

20/12/90

21/12/87

24/12/92

24/12/93

24/12/93

25/12/90

17/12/90

30/12/84

30/12/86

Ned Rowland     

Josie Brockley                   

Tyrone Wilhelm

Taylor Garner                    

Aaron Farrer                                            

Guy Smith                         

Matthew Armstrong

Paris Seretis                        

Jack Rowland                                                Morgan Wardrope                                      

Jesse Van der Ende                                      

Vaughan Briscoe               

Michelle Girardo               

Tyson McWilliam                            

Rebecca Dykman              

Shane Papworth 

Jessica Contrabona                                     

Trudy Riley                        

Sarah Baseleous  

Jessica Smith                                                 

Adam Daly                                       

Ben James                          

Lachlan Sparkes  

Ryan Gillin                                        

Stefan Marie                                       

 

 

                             

2/1/95

7/1/84

8/1/90

8/1/94

9/1/90

9/1/92

10/1/89

10/1/89

10/1/92

13/1/90

15/1/91

16/1/91

17/1/90

19/1/93

21/1/87

22/1/88

22/1/92

24/1/89

25/1/88

26/1/90

27/1/84

27/1/87

28/1/90

28/1/92

30/1/90

       


CHARLES HEAP

 

Congratulations to Charles Heap on becoming Rowville Rockets latest “Life Member”.

For those of you who do not know Charles, he has served on our committee for 6 years. 

He took on the position of Girls Controller, Treasurer and President for 2 years each.

Charles is currently in his second years as Vice President

of the Junior Committee at KBA.

He has two children playing with Rowville Rockets.

We believe his title of Life Member is a well deserved one.

Congratulations Charles!!!!

 

 


KILSYTH  -  RINGWOOD JUNIOR 

 DOMESTIC TOURNAMENT

LABOUR DAY WEEKEND  -  MARCH 9, 10, 11  -  2002

 

Hosted jointly by Kilsyth & Mountain District Basketball Association and

Ringwood Basketball Association, to be held at

Lilydale Basketball Stadium and Maroondah Indoor Sports Centre.

 

There will be A, B and C grade competitions for male and female domestic teams ranging in age from Under 8 to Under 21. 

Players must be under the stipulated age at 30-Dec-2001.

 

Team Entry is $70, and teams are guaranteed  a minimum of 4 round robin games.

Applications close on Friday February 15th.

 

For further information, please contact Beau Stokes on 9298 4487

 

 

 


UNIFORMS

 

Borrowed/Loan singlets and shorts provided by the club are for short term use only and each player in the club must eventually be assigned a playing number by the uniform officer and purchase a uniform.  Please do not borrow singlets from family members, friends etc without first contacting the uniform officer to check if the intended singlet number is OK to use.  This will help to keep club data accurate and avoid clashes with player numbers.

 

Club loan singlets can be used for the entire season in situations where two players in the same team have the same number.  The uniform officer needs to be contacted when a clash of player number occurs.

 

If you have a club singlet or shorts that you have not returned,

please contact the uniform officer ASAP to arrange the return of the loan uniform.

 

UNIFORM OFFICER            Sue Ewin

                                                            PH:  9752 9951

 

If you are an existing player with an existing player number and you simply with to purchase a new uniform, please contact the following person to place your order:

                                                                                                                        Angie Rondinella

                                                                                                                        PH:  9759 6264


 

 

BEWARE

 

Following a recent unfortunate incident at the Knox stadium regarding a theft, we would like to remind all members to keep a safe check on any valuables whilst at games.


 

 

TO ALL COACHES AND

PARENTS THINKING OF COACHING.

 

WE ARE LOOKING TO RUN A LEVEL 1 COACHING COURSE, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT PETER FARRAGHER ON 9795 7477


 


Team Name

U/12

Grade

D/Res

Gender

Girls

Coach

Stuart Hocking

Ladder Position

Number 1

After Round

2


Rowville Under 12 Girls have taken on 4 new players, Siobhan Powel, Caitlyn Petrie, Alex Stoddart and Melissa Dierickx.  They have not played domestic competition before, and join Kate Payne-Gill, Sehaj Luthra and Hayley Matthews to make up our new D/Res team.  These girls are full of enthusiasm and willingness to learn and play basketball.  They seem to be able to combine a great training session with having fun, and that’s something all coaches like to see.

We scored 28 to 2 in the first round and went on to beat Knox in the second round, again 28 to 2.  After some solid performances by Siobhan and Alex at the basket, and some great court cover by Kate.  Hayley and Sehaj provided great back up on the court and at the basket, with Caitlyn and Melissa both putting in a great performance in

attacking the basket and defense.  It’s a great start to the season, but somehow I think we will go up a notch or two.  The coach is confident that this team will go on to bigger and better things.


 

 


Team Name

U/16—Dandenong

Grade

D

Gender

Boys

Coach

Mark Plumridge

Ladder Position

2nd

After Round

6


We have now completed our grading games and will remain in our current grade after solid  performances during this period.  We lost our last 2 games to teams in the four of which one has now been promoted.  I believe we have a side that can make it to the Final this season but it will be up the players to determine how much they want to

succeed.

 

 

 

To all Rowville Rockets members and their families, 

We wish you a safe and happy Christmas

and a prosperous New Year.

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!