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Myths and Legends President’s Newsletter, December 2023

 

The 2023 year has been one of a significant change for the club.  Both Ian Farr and Jack Gibson have now stepped aside from being in the chair as President and Vice President. Together they have established, grown and shaped the club into a truly wonderful club that is inclusive, openly encouraging participation in Masters basketball as well as providing a platform for members to train and/or compete locally, nationally, and internationally.  Ian and Jack as existing life members have now been awarded by the club Lifetime achievement awards in recognition of the enormous amount of work they have contributed and achieved for the club and given to basketball.  The members of the club applaud Ian and Jack all they have done.

  

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I am pleased to announce that Carey Paps has accepted the Vice President position for the Club, and I am looking forward to working with Carey and the Committee in 2024.

 

The Myths and Legends Christmas function was held at the Manningham club in November and was well attended and in addition we presented Jack Gibson with his Lifetime Achievement Award.  Graeme La Fontaine also received his Life Membership.

Both awards very well deserved.

 

December will see annual membership renewals due, $30 for playing members or $10 for social membership. If members could ensure they update the Membership information form that is sent out to ensure our contact records are up to date and that members agree to abiding with the club’s code of conduct which has just been approved by the Committee and will be on our website for all members to refer to.

 

The club continues to share some inspiring and wonderful interviews on our You tube channel “Australian Basketball History.  We now have 6 interviews that George Bej has hosted and I have edited and are available to watch via our web page or our You Tube channel.

 

1. Roland Holcomb

2. Greg Peck

3. Robbo Bennetts

4. Frank Jones

5. Jack Gibson

6. Ian Farr

 

Stay tuned in 2024 as we will continue to conduct interviews and put up on our channel.

2024 Upcoming Tournaments - https://www.mythsandlegends.org.au/tournaments

 

New Zealand Masters Dunedin We have a women’s team entered & would love a men’s team

3- 11 February 2024

 

Squizzy Classic Korumburra Handicapped Tournament

20 - 21 April 2024

 

Myths & Legends Bulleen Handicapped Tournament

6 – 7 July 2024

 

Alice Springs Masters

12 – 19 October 2024

 

Pan Pacific Masters Games Gold Coast 

1 – 10 November 2024

 

 

For the major Masters’ tournaments, we have appointed new Age Group Coordinator’s for 2024.  For all those who are attending Pan Pacs in 2024 would you please contact your relevant age group coordinator ASAP or early in 2024 so we can get the teams organised early for the games. Accomadation with the club will be at the Meriton appartments Broadbeach and Ian Farr is the contact if you require accomadation.

 

Men                                         email                                                               Mobile

45        Nazza O’Brien             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                   0404 019 852

50        Graeme La Fontaine    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0412 934 800

55        Gorge Bej                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                   0498 001 477

60        Greg Pearson             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                      0409 868 951

65        Brian Watson              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                           0417 319 813

70        Ian Farr                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                  0421 446 847

75        Ian Farr                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                  0421 446 847

80        Jack Gibson                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                       0416 162 431

 

Women

            Sue Watson                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                0402 082 680

65        Helen Edwards            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                0411 464 684

70        Daphne Greig              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                            0402 098 706

 

Recap of the 2023 Australian Masters Games Adelaide

Myths and Legends entered 20 teams at the Australian Masters Games Adelaide October 2023.  The club’s participation in the competition was significant and we had some great results with many medals.  To be able to have two men’s over 80’s teams and an over70’s women’s is an amazing effort. The club had a social function which saw over 150 people witness Ian Farr being presented with his Lifetime Achievement Award and Frank Stapleton awarded his Life Membership.

 

 

 

 

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Des de Kretser 89 & Ray Bath 91

 

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Women:

          Team                   Grade               Medal                          Medal

  1. 0/45     Blue       B                      Gold                               Gold
  2. 0/50     Blue       B                      Silver                             Silver
  3. 0/55     Blue       B                                                            Silver
  4. 0/60     Blue       B                      Bronze                           Gold  
  5. 0/60     White    B                                                             Silver
  6. 0/65     Blue       B                                                             Silver
  7. 0/65     White    B                                                             Gold
  8. 0/70     Blue       B                      Bronze                          Gold

 

Men:

  1. 0/50     No.1    B                                                            Bronze
  2. 0/50     No.2    B                       
  3. 0/55     No.1    A                        Gold                 
  4. 0/55     No.2    B                       
  5. 0/60     Blue     B                                                              Gold
  6. 0/60     Gold     B                    
  7. 0/65                 B                    
  8. 0/70     No.1     B                                                            Silver
  9. 0/70     75’s      B                                                              Gold
  10. 0/75                  A                        Gold                  
  11. 0/80     No.1    B                         Bronze                          Gold
  12. 0/80     No.2    B                         Bronze                          Gold

 

Total    Gold                11

            Silver               6

            Bronze             5

 

Club’s Bank Account – Updated details

The Myths and Legends Club has changed its bank from NAB to Bendigo Bank.

If all members can update their accounts to the following now:

 

Option 1:  Bank Transfer

Bendigo Bank

BSB - 633000
Account No. - 209152313
Account Name - Australian Myths & Legends Inc

 

Option 2: PayID

0466 304 692 Mobile

Australian Myths & Legends Inc

 

Uniform numbers.

Grace Schirripa is now coordinating the uniform numbers allocation. Any members requiring a new uniform would you please contact Grace to get a number allocation that will not clash in their age group before you can order via our website.

 

Social Links

The clubs web page is a major source of information such as tournament information, contacts, uniform and clubwear acquisition as well as general information. We also have a Facebook page as well as a YouTube channel and encourage members to access these to stay up to date with what’s happening in Masters Basketball.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in 2024 on the court.

 

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Greg Pearson

President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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