Awarded in 2022
Cara started coaching with the Camberwell Dragons in 2013 and has coached in the Under-14 Girls program since then – primarily the 14.1s team, which has qualified for VC for the past two seasons.
Cara also coached the Youth League Women’s team from 2016 before stepping down from that role just before the 2022 season. Her teams made preliminary finals in 2017 and 2019, and she was the Youth League Women’s Coach of the Year in 2017. Cara continued along the coaching pathway and was appointed as an assistant coach with NBL1 Women’s team Kilsyth Cobras, where she’s been for the past two seasons.
Cara has always prioritised creating a pathway for the club’s junior players and made sure her Youth League teams involved themselves in the junior program, often attending training sessions and games. Cara has been integral to the success of our junior girls’ program and has been involved in developing many of our current players.
Outside of coaching, Cara has also taken on administrative roles with the Dragons, including acting as girls program co ordinator for a number of years.
In 2022, Cara was awarded the Basketball Victoria Service Award (Bronze – 15-plus years) for her services to basketball. This reflected her contribution to basketball not only at Camberwell but also her long years of dedicated service to Koonung Comets Basketball Club, as a player, coach and administrator.
In 2021, Cara was named the Whitehorse Sports Award – Coach of the Year as recognition of her many years of coaching at Koonung Comets.
With the Dragons
Camberwell Dragons – VJBL (2013 to date)
Camberwell Dragons – Youth League Women (2016-2021)
Basketball Victoria – Bronze Service Award (2022)
Big V League (Youth League Women) – Coach of the Year (2017)
Whitehorse LGA – Whitehorse Sports Awards, Coach of the Year (2021)
A list of members including headshots and bios coming soon.