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Australian Basketball History – Andrew Parkinson

We hope you enjoy episode #11 of our Australian Basketball History series - a compelling interview with one of Australia's all-time favourite basketballers, Andrew "Parky" Parkinson.

George sat down with Parky to get an update on his ongoing fight against the rare and highly malignant form of cancer, that he was diagnosed with, in 2019. Parky praises the basketball community that rallied to his side; talks about the people and insights that inspired him along the way; and the role that basketball plays in his ongoing fight.

https://www.mythsandlegends.org.au/the-interviews/andrew-parkinson

 

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Australian Basketball History – Des de Kretser

 We hope you enjoy episode #10 of our Australian Basketball History series – an in-depth interview with Australia's second oldest player, Des de Kretser.

We sat down with 89 year old Des to talk about his early days at Camberwell Boys Grammar; Melbourne's Business Houses and Church competitions; and the players and personalities of the day.  Des talks about playing with Lindsay, Tony and Barry Gaze; his recollections of Mr. Basketball, Ken Watson; coaching Australian youth teams; his long and unwavering commitment to domestic and international Masters basketball; and his plans to compete in the 2024 Pan Pacific Games at 90 years of age!

Des is an incredible statesman for Australian basketball and an absolute gentleman.

 

To watch Des's interview, please click on the link below:

 

https://www.mythsandlegends.org.au/the-interviews/des-de-krester

 

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NSW/Sydney - Over 50's competition

John Styles, a longtime masters basketball player and friend to Myths and Legends, is trying to organise an over 50s masters basketball competition on Thursday nights at Bankstown Stadium - Third Avenue Condell Park, Sydney. 

  • Games would be played at 7.30pm or 8.30pm
  • Referees and bench duty will be provided
  • A bar will also available for players to enjoy a refreshment post-game
  • The competition would start around September 2024.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in playing, please contact George Bej at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or +61 498 001 477.

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Australian Basketball History – Darren Lucas

 Darren began playing basketball as a junior with the Bulleen Boomers, before receiving a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra in 1984. He spent one year there and played for the program's SEABL league team., where he developed his game alongside other future NBL stars like Trevor Torrance, and NBA star Luc Longley.  

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