Dragons Den #16
THE DRAGONS DEN #16
Sixteen of our thirty-four VJBL teams headed over to Adelaide for the Adelaide Easter Classic tournament with two teams bringing home the bacon and one team being runners up. VJBL training starts back this week. In Big V news our 2 senior teams have continued on their winning way and we have a triple header of Big V games at BHS again this Sunday, see below for details. GO DRAGONS!
12th April Dragons players holiday camp
13th April Domestic players holiday camp
15th April VJBL training recommences
9th-11th June Nunawading Tournament
16th June Dragons fundraiser – Comedy for a Cause
Training recommences this Sunday, times are as per usual.
APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMPS – LAST CALL
LAST CHANCE to book in for the Dragons Holiday camps running THIS Thursday and Friday. Camps will be held at Kew High school and will cost $45 each.
CAMP 1 – Thursday 12th April: Dragons Players skills camp, full day (all ages)
CAMP 2 – Friday 13th April: Domestic Players camp, full day (all ages)
Further details can be found HERE
Please register for the camps with Mandy – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fixtures are now up for the first 10 rounds of the season, fixtures for all Dragons teams can be found HERE
BIG V – ROUND 4
Our Div 2 Men and Div 1 Women both remain undefeated after 3 rounds. Our Youth League Women got 2 wins last weekend making them 2/4 for the season and our Youth League Men lost a close one at Ballarat. We have a triple header at home on Sunday for Round 4 of our Big V season.The schedule for this Sunday’s games are:
|15/04/18||11:00||(YL1M)||Camberwell Dragons||vs||Coburg Giants|
|15/04/18||13:00||(Div 1 Women)||Camberwell Dragons||vs||Latrobe City Energy|
|15/04/18||15:00||(Div 2 Men)||Camberwell Dragons||vs||Coburg Giants|
Come down to BHS on Sunday and support our Big V teams, remember that Dragons VJBL players wearing Dragons merchandise get in FREE.
Door prices are $6 for adults, $3 for children over 12 years and Under 12’s get in FREE. A better option is to buy a Dragons Big V season’s pass for just $40 which gets you into all Big V home games for the season.
ADELAIDE EASTER CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
It was terrific to see a record number (16!) of Dragons teams over in Adelaide competing in the Easter Classic. All teams seemed to have a great time both on and off the court. Special mention to our U16/2 boys and U21/1 boys who won their grand finals and to our U14/1 boys who were runners up. Tournament team reports are up on the website and can be found HERE.
A HUGE thanks to Rach Bett and Michelle Noisette for organising the Dragons Adelaide t-shirts, they looked fantastic! A friendly reminder that the t-shirts can’t be worn on Friday nights, but can be worn at any other time of the day or night.
COMEDY FOR A CAUSE – DRAGONS FUNDRAISER
SAVE THE DATE – JUNE 16th
We will be holding a fundraising event on Saturday 16th June at Greenacres Golf Club so make a note in your diaries. More details to follow!
The Nunawading basketball tournament is on the Queen’s birthday weekend, 9th-11th June, This is not a compulsory tournament so it is up to each team if they want to enter themselves. Team entries are $425. Details can be found HERE
HOW TO BE AN ATHLETE WORKSHOP
One of our families has a Personal Training business in Canterbury called ALTA Fitness and will be running a “How to be an athlete” workshop THIS Wednesday. The workshop will be interactive and covers the following topics
- Learn Strength & Conditioning Principles
- The importance or warming up and stretching
- How to train smart
- Eating well
- Getting good quality sleep
- Balancing school, sports & friends
If you are interested, details can be found HERE
LOST AND FOUND
Found, a reversible playing singlet, size 10. Not sure of the size but it is “big”, please contact Mandy if it is yours.
DRAGONS PLAYER PROFILES
This week we are profiling one of our U12/4 GIRLS – NATI STEFANOU, one of our Big V Youth League girls, EMILY WILSON and one of our Big V Div 2 Men, LACHLAN HUNT.
NAME: Nati Stefanou
NICKNAME: Nat, but normally just Nati
SINGLET NUMBER: #47
DOMESTIC CLUB: Balwyn Blazers
SCHOOL: Fintona Girls School
DO YOU HAVE ANY PARTY TRICKS: Through the legs
HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED PLAYING BASKETBALL: 7 years old
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Steph Curry
OFFENCE OR DEFENCE: Defence because I can steal the ball
WHO IS YOUR FUNNIEST TEAM MATE AND WHY: Cleo because she keeps stealing my basketball and she makes funny jokes
WHAT IS THE FUNNIEST/SILLIEST THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE PLAYING BASKETBALL: I was shooting the basketball and slipped and did the splits
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT CAMBERWELL DRAGONS: the coach’s teach me a lot of new skills and they are all very nice.
NAME: Emily Wilson
SINGLET NUMBER: #21
JUNIOR CLUB: Camberwell! With a little bit of Blackburn and Nunawading in between..
OCCUPATION: Sleep enthusiast
HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED PLAYING BASKETBALL: About 7 or 8
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT CAMBERWELL DRAGONS: That everyone is like a second family to me and I LOVE the yellow uniforms!
OFFENCE OR DEFENCE: Defence
WHO IS YOUR FUNNIEST TEAM MATE AND WHY: Arianne for sure, you never know what she is going to say or do.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS: Off court chemistry is key to achieving good success on the court.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING YOU HAVE LEARNT FROM BASKETBALL: You’ll never know if you can do something until you actually try to do it.
SOME ADVICE FOR DRAGONS FANS: Go to as many Big V games as you can! You can learn a lot from just watching a game.
NAME: Lachlan Hunt
SINGLET NUMBER: #11
JUNIOR CLUB: McKinnon Cougars
OCCUPATION: Health Science student
HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED PLAYING BASKETBALL: About 5 or 6 from memory
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT CAMBERWELL DRAGONS: The group of guys I play with and Raj as assistant coach.
OFFENCE OR DEFENCE: Both
WHO IS YOUR FUNNIEST TEAM MATE AND WHY: Mark Jeffers for his one line comments after group discussions.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS: Dedication
WHAT IS THE BEST THING YOU HAVE LEARNT FROM BASKETBALL: I don’t actually think I could list one individual thing as better than the others, a few things I have definitely learned though are team work, hard work and resilience, especially when you lose or have an off game.
SOME ADVICE FOR DRAGONS FANS: Get ready for a great season to come.
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