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Somerset Basketball Awards Night

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Week 9, Term Three, 2017

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Recently Somerset College hosted the inaugural Somerset Basketball Awards Night in the basketball themed and decorated, Great Hall. Over 250 people celebrated the achievements of individuals, teams and the club as we have risen from 0 players and 0 coaches in 2016 to 147 current players and 13 coaches.

Each team was awarded a Best Defensive Player and a Spartan Spirit Award. The Spartan Spirit award encapsulate the attitudes and values of trust, care, commitment, pride and respect. The Best Defensive accolade was awarded to players who take on challenges, play defence with their voice, eyes, feet and most of all……their hearts.

Nominated students from each team spoke about their experiences playing with their team members and how fortunate they are to represent the college as a Spartan. It was music to everybody’s ears and you could feel the passion through their words.

The major award of the night was the Club Person of the Year. Katie O’Boyle was the inaugural winner of this award for her dedication, commitment and significant contribution to basketball at Somerset College. Katie coaches junior teams throughout the week, on Friday nights and would you believe, on the weekend as well! Without Katie the club wouldn’t be in the strong position it is today.

It was great to have Craig Bassingthwaighte in attendance to congratulate and wish all the best to our Club Captains for the remainder of 2017 and 2018 - Katie O’Boyle and Mitchell Murdoch. Two quality students who demonstrate the attitudes and values that epitomise our positive culture at Somerset.

A big thank you to Katie Kee and the basketball parents for their work behind the scenes, ensuring that our first ever basketball awards night was a huge success. This is Sparta.

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