By BACT Media Unit – 16th October 2023

The 2023 Basketball ACT Senior Awards took place at the Canberra Southern Cross Club in Woden on Saturday 14 October with the game’s best of the best coming together for a night of celebration.

The night celebrated and recognised not only excellence on the court but the spirit of sportsmanship, teamwork, and perseverance that defines the basketball community. These awards recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions of athletes, coaches, referees and officials from across the Senior Premier League competitions and Senior Referee and Officials Programs.

Congratulations to all the award winners:

Premier League 2

AwardAward WinnerClub
Coach of the Year (Women)Rob ParkerWCW Dodgers
Coach of the Year (Men)Adrian KirkNorths
Defensive Player of the Year (Women)Vanessa HatzisStallions
Defensive Player of the Year (Women)Sophie AndersonVikings
Defensive Player of the Year (Men)Jordan Sembel Vikings
Leading Scorer (Women)Katie WilliamsStallions
Leading Scorer (Men)Dante BrutonRats
MVP (Women)Katie WilliamsStallions
MVP (Men)Dante BrutonRats

Premier League 1

Coach of the Year (Women)Dion TsarpaliasOwls
Coach of the Year (Men)John GladwinRamblers
Defensive Player of the Year (Women)Hannah BriskeyWCW Dodgers
Defensive Player of the Year (Men)Hayden Galbraith Ramblers
Leading Scorer (Women)Laura ShorttWests
Leading Scorer (Men)Mitch McGeeWCW Dodgers
MVP (Women)Sophie McWattNorths
MVP (Men)Nathan SmithRamblers

Referee and Officials

AwardAward Winner
Score-table Official of the YearSharna Edwards
Statistician of the YearMark Harris
Senior Most Capped RefereeJohn Palis
Eugene Klefisch Social Referee of the YearArnold Kashaba
2023 Premier League Referee of the YearMichelle Cosier
2023 Alan Roberts Merit AwardRyan Blundell
2023 Referee’s Referee AwardMarlene Leonard
ACT Referee of the YearJack Taylor