Broadmeadows Broncos Award Winners
Congratulations to all the Broadmeadows Broncos Award Winners for the 2019/2020 season.
We would also like to thank all players, coaches, team managers and supporters on a crazy and challenging year. We very much look forward to being back on court hopefully in the near future.
QUINLAN BELL – BEST FIRST YEAR MALE REFEREE
“Quinlan began refereeing in 2019 and has quickly developed into a strong referee. Quin has shown a strong passion to develop and learn from senior referees. Quin is a regular referee in junior and senior domestic, and VJBL, as well as refereeing the 2020 Eltham Dandenong Tournament.”
ANNA RITA VARASSO – BEST FIRST YEAR FEMALE REFEREE
“Anna Rita started her refereeing journey in late 2019, and has proven herself to be a great referee. Anna Rita is a consistent and reliable junior domestic referee who takes on all feedback to improve.”
Well done Anna Rita!
DANIEL COOPER – CLUB PERSON
“Daniel is an A grade referee who currently refs all of our competitions at Broadmeadows. Daniel is a passionate referee who aims to pass on his knowledge to younger referees, while he continues to progress also. Through excellent communication skills and being reliable, Daniel sets a great example to all referees. He is also an active member of the VBRA committee and helps assist supervisors when required.”
The girls Coach of the Year for 2020 goes to our U12.1 Girls coach, BRAD KEIGHRAN!
Throughout 2020, Brad has remained active as an experienced coach in our junior program, providing outstanding training plans for his girls to work on while only being able to train from home. Brad also met regularly with his girls via Zoom, running training sessions regularly and has willingly shared the work he is doing with our coaches in our Zoom Coaches Meetings.
Congratulations and thankyou Brad for all of the work you have done to aide the development of our athletes during these difficult times.
The boys Coach of the Year for 2020 goes to our U18.2 Boys coach, CIRO BARILLA!
Throughout lockdown, Ciro has consistently volunteered to support us with any program or online training session that was taking place. He regularly led our Sunday Zoom training sessions, attended all of our Coach Development sessions and continually strives to develop his knowledge and skillset through attendance at seminars and coaching conferences. Combining this with his attention to detail and willingness to learn from everyone in our program, we think Ciro is a deserving recipient of the 2020 Boys Coach of the Year.
Congratulations Ciro and thank you for all of your work during the 2019/2020 season.
Each year we bestow the prestigious honor of Club Champion to players from within our Broncos family. Although we have not been able to take the court this year, the Club Champion Award is based on a body of work, not an individual year. The Club Champions are players who display characteristics such as leadership, determination and commitment to our basketball program as a whole. It is the highest honor you can receive as Bronco player.
This year we couldn’t separate Emma Povh and Oriana Siamoa for the Girl’s Club Champion award.
Both Ori and Emma have played in our domestic basketball competition since they could bounce a basketball. They have been pivotal members of championship winning VJBL teams throughout their junior careers and were both named as part of the Big V Youth Championship Women’s team for 2020.
Their commitment to teamwork and involvement with all aspects of the Association’s operations extend to areas that don’t only include playing. Whether it’s supporting our domestic program in a coaching capacity, working behind the counter in the canteen, assisting with administration during tryouts or supporting our junior development clinics, both Oriana and Emma demonstrate a strong commitment to the Broncos brand.
For these reasons we believe they are thoroughly deserving of the honor of Junior Club Champion for 2020. Congratulations Ori and Emma!
The Boys Junior Club Champion for 2020 is Cooper Newton.
Cooper began his journey playing representative at a young age. He is a live-write point guard who can have a huge impact on the game in a very short amount of time. He is always concerned more about how many assists he has rather than how many points he scored, and this, along with his passion and never say die attitude has always made him a popular player with both his coach and team-mates.
His commitment to our program also includes refereeing in our domestic competition and he is a visible supporter of our senior Big V program as well.
Cooper has been identified as having the potential to play within our senior program in the not too distant future, and we look forward to seeing where his basketball journey takes him.
All of these characteristics are thoroughly deserving of being named our Junior Club Champion for 2020. Congratulations Cooper!