Basketball great to headline 2016 Futureclubs Community Sports Awards

One of the pioneers of Australian women’s basketball, Michele Timms will be this year’s guest of honour at the 2016 Futureclubs Community Sports Awards to be held on Friday 18 Nov.

Timms will headline the Awards and a number of community events in Karratha just days before being immortalised as a legend in the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame.

Playing 285 games in the WNBL, Timms won five Championships (1986-89, 1992) and was named in the All-WNBL team seven times (1988-92, 94, 96) during her playing days with Bulleen, Nunawading, Perth and Sydney.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said it was a huge honour to have one of Australia’s basketball greats announced for this year’s sports awards.

“Michele has been a trailblazer in Australian women’s basketball representing the country in 264 international games and competing at three Olympics where she won a bronze medal in 1996 and a silver in 2000,” Cr Long said.

“We are thrilled to have Michele here as a guest of honour for the 2016 Futureclubs Community Sports Awards just a few days before she will be inducted as a Legend of the game in the 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame.”

“In addition to participating in a Q&A panel discussion at the Awards, Michele will be conducting a number of community events including a development workshops with the Karratha Basketball Association who won sporting group of the year at last year’s awards.”

“For those who haven’t yet submitted their nominations for this year’s awards I suggest you get a move on – this is going to be a fantastic event and not to be missed.”

Nominations are encouraged from all members of the community and all persons/clubs that submit an application will go into the draw to win $200 for their designated club.

For more information and to submit a nomination visit www.karratha.wa.gov.au/futureclubs #sportsawards