Supercats Big V Team Previews

Geelong Supercats State Youth Championship Women One
Coach: Grantley Bernard (1st season)
Assistant Coaches: Tash Daffy and Zoe Duggan
Captain: TBA
2011 finish: 4th in Terrill Conference – 10-9 record – lost in semi-finals.
Ins: Emily Koroneos, Ebony Rolph, Caidie Swayn, Maddy Boyd, Mikaela Watson, Zoe Dixon, Georgia Varley.
Outs: Sharon Ford (Div 1), Sophie Templeton (Div 1), Ang McDonagh, Emma Leeds, Kelsey White.
Outlook: Four members of the Under-18 squad have been included on the 14-player roster, essentially as development players, but they will contribute during games. Emily Koroneos and Jess Watson will move between the youth women and the SEABL team, but we have a good core of players who are now experienced at this level of basketball. We will be looking for players like Lauren Bellegante, Emily Dorning, Jess Barnard and Ebony Tannouri to step up and show their leadership qualities this season. We also welcome Ebony Rolph from Portland and look forward to seeing her on the floor once she is fully recovered from knee surgery.
Coach’s Comment: Winning is not the No.1 emphasis for 2012. Our top priority will be developing fundamental skills so they are executed correctly and well under game pressure. We want to get minutes into as many players as we can and develop people to push them towards the SEABL roster. That said, once the ball goes up, we’ll be trying to win every game we play. It’s just that we won’t talk about winning and losing, only the things that help you win: preparation and processes. We also want to make sure we play as a team and imbue everyone on the roster with a strong sense of “we” rather than “me”. Our motto for this year is: Unity, Commitment, Dedication. They are the qualities that will be required along with the fundamentals of the game. If we achieve success in those areas, we will have had a good year.
First month: The run to Easter will be a good gauge for us. We start with Bulleen away, followed by a road-home double against Melbourne and Diamond Valley with Eltham at home to close the first few weeks. We cannot be defined by the scoreboard, only how we play, so we’ll assess and adjust as we go and review where we are during the Easter break.


Geelong Supercats State Youth Championship Men One
Coach: Luke Beauglehall (2nd season)
Assistant Coaches: Glen Dyett
Team Managers: Di Larcombe and Kel Dyett
Captains: Michael Rebula and Emerson Varley
2011 Finish:
Ins: Matthew Vale, Andrew Tonkin, Nathan Lemke and Riley Herbert
Coach’s Comments: Looking through the draw this year we will have a tough road into finals which is where we are expecting to finish, we start with 2 away and finish with 4 away including an away double header. The squad has come together really well with a couple of new faces, and a leadership duo of Rebs and Emmo as well as the core group from last year, Glenn and I are looking forward to see what the boys produce.