Pioneer sports legend brings skill development, inspiration to Karratha
Top Australian women’s basketballer Michele Timms will hold a question-and-answer session and coaching clinics when she visits Karratha as the guest of honour for the 2016 Futureclubs Community Sports Awards in two weeks.
The renowned basketball player and coach, who is considered one of the pioneers of the Australian women’s game, was recently announced as the speaker for the annual sports awards ceremony on Friday, November 18, and will be making the most of her time here by running a series of community sports workshops, including with members of the Karratha Basketball Association.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said it was a great honour to have an Australian basketball great as the speaker. “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,” he 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 and A panel discussion at the awards, Michele will be conducting a number of community events, including development workshops with the Karratha Basketball Association, who won sporting group of the year at last year’s awards.”
Timms has played 285 games in the Women’s National Basketball League, winning five championships, and was named an AllWNBL team member seven times as a basketballer with Bulleen, Nunawading, Perth and Sydney.
Karratha Basketball Association president Cassie Perry said club members were excited to meet Timms and work on skill development.
All Karratha community members are able to make nominations for the sports awards, and all who do go into the draw to win $200 for their designated sports club.