December 5, 2014 Leave a comment
The Nuts 44 def Brothers 36
Sharks 36 def by Pink Pirates 39
Congratulations to Division Premiers The Nuts (Div 1) and Pink Pirates (Div 2), as well as to the winners of Individual Awards in the category Best & Fairest Female, 1st season player Jamie Waterland with 22 votes and Best & Fairest Male Rich East with 16 votes. The complete Best & Fairest list (of those who received points) has now been updated in the Stats section for this season. The Most Improved Player awards were awarded by the Board to Jen Welch (Pink Pirates) and Brett Ring (Clownfish) for having improved further this season and having successfully taken on more central roles in their respective teams. The achievements of this season’s 3 top scorers, Tony Edmondson (The Nuts) 277, Sam Tassell (Clownfish) 262 and Cathy Hawkins (Plankton) 186 were also highlighted.
The contributions of duty teams and umpires were once more recognised and a big thank you went out to Sylvester for his continuing efforts in setting up the equipment each week and Andrew for providing us with game highlights on Facebook all season. We were fortunate again this season to have 8 (reasonably) solid teams with a thank you to all Captains for keeping their teams organised and engaged, the Board for keeping the competition running smoothly, THAC for providing us with the equipment and the opportunity to play and lastly Jose, for once again providing us with nibbles & drinks last night. We’ll chalk the lack of sushi down to the ever expanding ripples of the Government’s budget cuts ;-).
The planning for 2015 has been drafted and in its current state is similar to that of 2014. 1 Come & Try night on 5 Feb, Season 1 start on 12 Feb and finish on 4 Jun, Social Competition (same 3 round format) 18, 25 Jun and 2 Jul, and finally a Season 2 start on 16 Jul and finish on 19 Nov. Additional breaks will be 9 April (Easter), 11 Jun and 9 Jul book-ending the Social Competition, 1 Oct (16 & U Boy’s Water Polo Nat Sep 28 – Oct 4) and the usual 22 Oct (Show Day). It’s all still in the planning stage, so feedback (via email or website) on this from members, as well as on alternative breaks more in line with school terms, would be greatly appreciated. We can’t accommodate every schedule, but we can try.
To assist in planning, it would also be very useful if the Captains could indicate as early as possible whether their team will continue to play next season. Similarly, the sooner umpires can confirm with John whether they intend to continue umpiring next season the better.
Thank you all for another great season, hope to see you in the pool again in 2015, and have a great Christmas & New Year!
Chairman Water Basketball Tasmania