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THE ROCKETEER


 


 


Newsletter of the Rowville Rockets Basketball Club


PO BOX 2060, Rowville, 3178

http://rowvillerockets.tripod.com


March, 2002


 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY in MARCH to

 

Phillip Sullivan                                   1/3/85

Kate Williams                                    1/3/86

Kate Payne Gill                                 1/3/91

Sean Harrison                                    2/3/84

Bryan White                                      6/3/92

Michael Duthil                                   7/3/83

Jessica Mason                                    7/3/88

Rebecca Ventura                               7/3/90

Jackson Withers                               8/3/94

Joshua Kolb                                      10/3/93

Cameron Marshall                            10/3/93

Cameron Slaughter                          10/3/90

Daniel Unsworth                               12/3/87

Heshan Amarasekera                       13/3/94

Christopher Billham                         14/3/91

Riley Kellar                                        15/3/86

Clint Robbins                                    15/3/87

Leah Sammutt                                   15/3/88

James Butler                                      16/3/89

Chris Grant                                        16/3/89

Nickolas Mc Key                              16/3/92

Brent Robbins                                   17/3/84

Damian Garner                                 19/3/90

Christopher Church                         20/3/91

Georgia Gibbons                              21/3/93

Tony Muratore                                 22/3/88

Daniel Hamper                                  22/3/91

Pamela Nacion                                  24/3/87

Blake Roberts                                    24/3/92

Michael Nasserallah                          25/3/90

Schaj Luthra                                       27/3/90

Kaylee Robbins                                 29/3/89

James Slacik                                       30/3/89

Daniel Banac                                      31/3/88

Anthony Lentini                              31/3/89

Michael Casement                            31/3/92

 

Welcome to Charles Heap, who has kindly taken on the position of Boys Co-ordinator for Knox Under 14, 16, 18 and 20 teams to the Rowville Basketball Club committee.

 

 

URGENT   URGENT   URGENT  

 

A disturbingly large number of families still have fees outstanding.  You know who you are !!!! 

You have all had reminder notices.  Please post your payments to P.O. Box 2060 Rowville 3178.  Alternatively you can make arrangements with Raelene Unsworth on 9763 4450.

For the Dandenong families; this is for the current seasons fees, not the forthcoming Winter

season account that you have just received.

If you do not make arrangements your children WILL NOT be placed into teams next season. 

This is not what we want, but we will do this if you force us to.


 

HAVE YOU HAD ANY DETAIL CHANGES???

 

If any members details change

i.e.:  phone numbers, addresses, singlet numbers

You must contact either:

 Raelene Unsworth (9763 4450)

Or

Sue Ewin (9752 9951)

 

These changes need to be made on the club database.


 

Finals at Dandenong

 

Good Luck to all teams playing in the Summer Season Finals at Dandenong.

 

We hope you do well.


 

 

CANCELLATION OF ASSESSMENT NIGHT

Unfortunately the player assessment night on February 22nd was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances and the high percentage of teams who have not been receiving their newsletter (and were therefore unaware of the date).

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


 

The Rowville Rockets Basketball Club

Annual General Meeting and Presentation Day will be held on Sunday June 23rd at 3.00 pm

at the Rowville Community Centre

We are looking for new committee members

 to join us for the coming year.

 

 

TEAM MANAGERS

      

The April issue of the“Rocketeer”

will be available for distribution on Monday April 15th, 2002 

 

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

Charles Heap                   9759 7178

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


 


Team Name

U/9(1) - Dandenong

Coach

Lynne Garner

Gender

Boys

 

 

 

 

Our coaching of this team has been a joint partnership with Carolyn Rowland doing most of the training and myself coaching on match night.  With a team of really enthusiastic 8 year olds, we started the season with only 2 boys having played before.  I can safely say now that they all look like they know a fair bit about basketball.  Not only are they all starting to score goals, their defence is awesome!!!  Are manning up and getting in front, without being reminded  all the time, and we are beginning to see less travel and double dribbles.  Every team member has improved and we are proud to see really happy faces, all the time, on and off the court.  I realise it is non-competitive, but it can’t go without saying that they have also won about 90% of their games.  Great efforts all round for the season.  Well done, boys!

 

 


Team Name

U/8—Knox

Coach

Alison and Rick

Gender

Boys

 

Feore


Our very enthusiastic under 8 boys are doing very well.  They are winning a few and

losing a few.  The boys are training very well, working on their skills and more

importantly , how to play as a team, and they are using this in their games.

Recently we had an exceptional game, although we only lost by one point in the last few seconds, it was a very high scoring game.  We only had 5 players on the day with all of them putting in 100% the whole game, with some great passages of team play, and

sensational defence. 

I feel we are very lucky this season as we only have 6 players in the team, which gives them much more  court time, and they will learn more on the court than sitting on the bench.

Keep up the good work guys.  You are doing a great job and I hope your parents and the club  are as proud of you as we are.

P.S.  On the 23/2/02 we won 28 to 4 against Olinda.

 

 


UNDER 10, 11 AND 12 COACHES

ALL COACHES IN DANDENONG FINALS

 

We would like all those coaching Under 10, 11 and 12 teams to submit a BRIEF report for publication in the next

newsletter. Also, those coaches whose teams made the

Dandenong Finals, please share your teams efforts with us.

Please forward these reports to your coaching director by the end of March for inclusion in the April edition. 

                                                                 Thankyou.