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The Wests Magpies Basketball Club is one of the longest serving basketball clubs in the ACT. With a history dating back over 50 years, the Club currently fields over 30 teams in both male and female, junior and senior competitions.
The Club has a long history of success in both mens and womens Premier League and is consistently one of the most successful junior clubs participating in Basketball ACT competitions.
We are supported by the Magpies Sports Club with whom we have had an affiliation dating back to 1999. We also boast the backing of local companies Duncan's Plumbing, Totally Workwear, Reece Plumbing and MoneyMechanics financial advisors, all of whom provide significant financial support to the Club, helping us to keep our player fees as low as possible. We encourage you to support these businesses and the Magpies Sports Club.
Junior Presentation Day for 2014
The Wests junior presentation day will be held Sunday 12 October at the Magpies Sports Club in Kippax. More information is available on the flyer here.
Junior Registrations for the 2014-2015 Summer Season are now available on the website - Now updated
Please click on the form on the right to register (or re register) for the season. Please note that incorrect pricing for this 2014/5 Summer Season was briefly on the website, and the form and pricing details have been updated. If you have concerns, please contact the Junior Registrar as per the Contacts who will be happy to address your concerns.
Wests Magpies Junior Trials for the 2014-2015 Summer Season
The Wests Magpies Basketball Club junior trials for the 2014-2015 summer season will be held between 20 August and 28 August. Click here for the times and venues for each age group.
Wests Magpies 2014 Trivia Night
The Wests Magpies Basketball Club trivia night will held on Saturday 23 August 2014 at the RUC Turner Bowls Club, McCaughey Street, Turner. 6.00pm registration for a 6.30pm start. Cost is $20 per head or, for early registrations prior to the night, $150 for a table of 10. More details are available here.
Wests Magpies 2014 Annual General Meeting
Going into the Wests Magpies Basketball Club AGM, held on 20 May 2014 at the Magpies Sports Club, it always was going to be a big ask to fill the committee vacancies created by the departure of Wests stalwarts Christine and Peter Higgisson. The hard working couple decided it was time to walk away after putting in decades and decades of effort on behalf of the Club. Our collective thanks go out to both of them.
However, the Club has been buoyed after filling the vacancies created through the generous offers from Tracey Beatty, as Vice President Juniors and Steph Shipard, as Assistant Vice President Juniors. In addition, newcomer Carrollyn Wall will fill the Junior Registrar role and Josie Hamilton will continue on as the Uniform Coordinator completing the full complement of volunteer junior roles. These four important positions incorporate a majority of the work done by the Club committee and ensure that Wests Juniors are amongst the best administered in the ACT year after year. Please be patient with these new committee members as they get up to speed and learn how to conduct the junior Club affairs.
The other key positions within the Club were also filled. Michael Pronin, who has kept the Club financially sound for the last six years will continue on as Treasurer and will be ably assisted by Carrollyn Wall, who will be doubling up on the committee as Assistant Treasurer. Michael will be looking for a successor during the next twelve months as both of his boys have been out of juniors for several years now. Kim Malcolm, who has a wealth of local basketball experience, will extend his acting President role from the end of 2013 into a full term in 2014. Son, Eric Malcolm, as well as Kate Tominac will jointly keep the senior Club functioning properly and will share the Vice President Seniors position. Eric will double up as the Webmaster and keep the website as current and informative as possible. Jerry Lee will assume the dual role of Coaching Director and Magpies Club Liaison while Rebecca Yodu will remain as Secretary of the Club.
Please remember that these people give of their time willingly to allow you or your kids to play our great game, so please treat them with respect and consideration.
As for the performance of the Club last year, we continue to be one of the strongest Clubs in the ACT. We fielded 28 junior teams and eight senior teams in the summer 2013-2014 season and are a comparable size again this current season. Highlights include all four senior Premier teams finishing in the top three spots in their respective competitions, the U16 Premier girls and the U16 A Grade boys winning their grades and former Wests player Darcy Malone commencing a scholarship at Louisiana State University. Even though our financial position became weaker due to unexpected increased junior training fees by government schools and some senior problems, the Club still operates in the black and has made the necessary adjustments to build reserves once again.
All in all, the Club went well in 2013 and we continue 2014 with a complete Committee looking to make the Club even stronger into the future.
Electronic Registration for Juniors
The Club has implemented electronic registration combined with a payment system. Details are available by clicking on the "Register Now - Juniors" link on the top right of this page.
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