Eastern Mavericks

Eastern Mavericks is a member club of the Premier League based in Mount Barker, South Australia. The club fields both a men's and women's team. The club is a division of the overarching Eastern Mavericks District Basketball Club (EMDBC), the major administrative basketball organisation in the region. The Mavericks play their home games at St Francis de Sales Community Sports Center.

Eastern Mavericks
NicknameMavs
LeaguesPremier League
Founded1995
ArenaSt Francis de Sales Community Sports Center
LocationMount Barker, South Australia
Team colorsGrey, Maroon, Black, White
                   
Main sponsorBeltrame Civil
PresidentMarg Van Schaijik
Vice-president(s)David Tonks
Head coachMen: Jason Warhurst
Women: Mark Billington
Championships1 (2004) (M)
Websiteeasternmavericks.com.au

Club History

Before Mavericks

Before the Mavericks were introduced in 1995, two teams operated in the Adelaide Hills and Murraylands region. These teams were the Murray Bridge Bullets who played in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA)[1] and their Junior Teams competed in the BASA District Competition. The other were the Mt Lofty Spurs who had only junior teams which played in the junior competition in the area. The first suggestions of the amalgamation came in June 1994 when a couple of members of the Bullets approached the Spurs committee to discuss the future of both clubs. The main pushers for the amalgamation included Viv Goodenough, Margaret Tucker, Des Gommers, Shane Thompson and Nathan Jones from the Bullets and Paul Kilvert, Richard Bray and David Tonks from the Spurs. Discussions continued until March 1995 when both teams decided to put forward more formal proposals and the process of joining began from there.[2][1]

Early Years

In July 1995, the Bullets were granted div 1 status, and for the first time they played under the banner Eastern Mavericks. The first Junior Teams were entered into the Summer Competition in October 1995 and in that first season half the teams wore Bullets Uniforms and half wore Spurs Uniforms.[2] The uniforms that the Mavericks wear up to this day got introduced in the 1996 season and the name Eastern Mavericks District Basketball Club was formally registered.[2]

Awards

Men

All Star Five

Frank Angove Medal

Coach of the Year

  • Richard Hill (2005)[5]

Woollacott Medal

Women

All Star Five

Merv Harris Medal

Coach of the Year

  • Michael Williams (2005)[5]

Halls Medal

Most Valuable Player

2019 Schedule

Eastern vs Forestville

  • Saturday March 2
  • St Francis de Sales
  • W-6:30
  • M-8:15

Eastern vs Norwood

  • Friday March 8
  • St Francis de Sales
  • W-7:00
  • M-8:45

Eastern vs Woodville

  • Saturday March 16
  • St Francis de Sales
  • W-6:30
  • M-8:15

Eastern @ Sturt

  • Saturday March 23
  • Pasadena
  • W-6:30
  • M-8:15

Eastern @ Centrals

  • Sunday March 31
  • Starplex
  • W-1:30
  • M-3:15

Eastern @ North Adelaide

  • Saturday April 6
  • Hillcrest
  • W-6:30
  • M-8:15

Eastern vs Southern

  • Saturday April 13
  • St Francis de Sales
  • W-6:30
  • M-8:15

Eastern @ Norwood

  • Thursday April 25
  • The ARC Campbelltown
  • W-1:30
  • M-3:15

Eastern vs South Adelaide

  • Saturday April 27
  • St Francis de Sales
  • W-6:30
  • M-8:15

Eastern vs Mount Gambier

  • Sunday May 5
  • St Francis de Sales
  • W-1:30
  • M-3:15

Eastern @ Mount Gambier

  • Saturday May 11
  • Mt Gambier Ice House
  • W-6:30
  • M-8:15

Eastern @ Forestville

  • Saturday May 25
  • Wayville
  • W-6:30
  • M-8:15

Eastern vs Centrals

  • Saturday June 1
  • St Francis de Sales
  • W-6:30
  • M-8:15

Eastern @ Southern

  • Saturday June 15
  • Morphett Vale
  • W-6:30
  • M-8:15

Eastern vs Sturt

  • Saturday June 22
  • St Francis de Sales
  • W-6:30
  • M-8:15

Eastern vs North Adelaide

  • Saturday June 29
  • St Francis de Sales
  • W-6:30
  • M-8:15

Eastern @ West Adelaide

  • Saturday July 6
  • Port Adelaide
  • W-6:30
  • M-8:15

Eastern vs West Adelaide

  • Saturday July 13
  • St Francis de Sales
  • W-6:30
  • M-8:15

Eastern @ Woodville

  • Sunday July 14
  • St Clair
  • W-1:30
  • M-3:15

Eastern @ South Adelaide

  • Saturday July 20
  • Marion
  • W-6:30
  • M-8:15

References

  1. Strathearn, Peri (26 October 2016). "Finally, court three's refurbishment is done". Murray Valley Standard. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  2. "History". Eastern Mavericks. Eastern Mavericks. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  3. "All Star Five". Sports TG. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  4. "Best and Fairest under 21". Sports TG. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  5. "Coach of the Year". Sports TG. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  6. "Woollacott Medal". Sports TG. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  7. "Halls Medal". Sports TG. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  8. "Most Valuable Player". Sports TG. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
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