The nominations are in and the finalists have been selected for The Advertiser, Messenger and Department for Education School Sports Awards 2021. Winners and runners-up will be announced at the South Australian Museum tomorrow, Wednesday, 10 November and exclusively live streamed for subscribers on advertiser.com.au.
There are 29 finalists in individual primary, secondary, student officials and teams sections, with four Basketball athletes and officials selected.
Individual Primary Section, Abbie Healey is a finalist!
Abbie is a member of Sturt Sabres U14 Girls who qualified for the Australian Club Championships in 2021. She was selected in SA Metro Under 14 Girls that contested the Adelaide Invitational Challenge in 2021 and she was selected in the Emerging Athlete Development Program in 2021.
Individual Secondary Section, Tayla Brazel is a finalist!
Tayla was the captain SA Metro U18 Girls 2021 Gold medal winning team (first win in 30 years). She was a member of the Australian Under 19 Women’s squad (Gems) in 2021 and was selected into the 2022 Basketball Australia National Performance Camp. This season she was announced as a development player with the Adelaide Lightning 2021/22.
Student Official Section, Cameron Dixon and Sean Gabell are finalists!
Cameron has been refereeing for 7 years and started in the Riverland Basketball Association, where he umpired junior country tournaments. He recently travelled to Darwin for the Under 16 National Championships. Cameron enjoys refereeing because of the connection to the game, meeting life-long friends and the challenges associated with refereeing high quality games. His goals for refereeing are to pursue it as far as opportunities will allow me to. Coming from the country, taking on every opportunity possible is the best way forward.
Sean started refereeing Under 8 & 10’s at a junior domestic level and he has been refereeing for 8 years. Sean has been selected to travel to the Under 14’s National Junior Championships and also received appointments for NBL1 Central Women’s game, the highest state level competition. Sean enjoys refereeing as he is able to better himself and learn from every game he referees. His goals are to attend an Australian Junior Championships and hopefully become a crew chief for reserves games.
Congratulations to both Cameron and Sean!
Good Luck to all finalists!