2021 Spalding Waratah Senior League End of Season Awards

Basketball NSW would like to announce the Spalding Waratah Senior League Awards for 2021. With the evolving COVID-19 outbreak extending beyond the Greater Sydney region and into regional local government areas, coupled with the daily case remaining in the triple figures, BNSW made the decision to abandon the current season as of August. 

BNSW and our Associations would like to continue to recognise the outstanding athletes and coaches we have within our league and thus would like to award the following winners. 

Waratah 1 Men:

Most Valuable Player: Dyson Daniels (COE)

Defensive Player of the Year: Miles Cherry (Newcastle)

All Star 5 Centre: Miles Cherry (Newcastle)

All Star 5 Forward: Christian Jurlina (Manly)

All Star 5 Forward: Chier Maker (Newcastle)

All Star 5 Guard: Dyson Daniels (COE)

All Star 5 Guard: Indiana Faithful (Manly)

Youth Player of the Year: Dyson Daniels (COE)

Coach of the Year: Luke Boyle (Maitland)

Waratah 1 Women:

Most Valuable Player: Tahlia Tupaea (Bankstown)

Defensive Player of the Year: Abby Cubillo (Canberra)

All Star 5 Centre: Courtney West (Sutherland)

All Star 5 Forward: Emily Simons (Norths)

All Star 5 Forward: Maddy Norris (Sutherland)

All Star 5 Guard: Tahlia Tupaea (Bankstown)

All Star 5 Guard: Lauren Nicholson (Sutherland

Youth Player of the Year: Jade Melbourne (COE)

Coach of the Year: Joanne Nicholson (Sutherland)

Waratah 1 Youth Men:

Most Valuable Player: Kobe Shannon (Bankstown)

Defensive Player of the Year: Hammish Loader (Crusaders)

All Star 5 Centre: Akoldah Gak (Penrith)

All Star 5 Forward: Oliver Hedger (Crusaders)

All Star 5 Forward: Harry Morris (Illawarra)

All Star 5 Guard: Kobe Shannon (Bankstown)

All Star 5 Guard: Nicholas Black (Comets)

Rookie of the Year: Ignatius Mitchell (Comets)

Coach of the Year: Mikko Von Leuders (Crusaders)

Waratah 1 Youth Women:

Most Valuable Player: Sara Matthews (Crusaders)

Defensive Player of the Year: Holly Wills (Manly)

All Star 5 Centre: Ella Pinkerton (Comets)

All Star 5 Forward: Kitty Henderson (Manly)

All Star 5 Forward: Emily Foy (Newcastle)

All Star 5 Guard: Sara Matthews (Crusaders)

All Star 5 Guard: Ella Dent (Illawarra)

Rookie of the Year: Piper Anderson (Comets)

Coach of the Year: Christine Higgisson (Canberra)

Waratah 2 Youth Men:

Most Valuable Player: Kobe Mansell (Orange)

Defensive Player of the Year: Finn McDowell-Male (Inner West Black)

All Star 5 Centre: Jeremy Harding (Shoalhaven)

All Star 5 Forward: Brayden Morris (Shoalhaven)

All Star 5 Forward: Jordan Duffy (Sutherland)

All Star 5 Guard: Finn McDowell-Male (Inner West Black)

All Star 5 Guard: Kobe Mansell (Orange)

Rookie of the Year: Charlie Johnston (Sutherland)

Coach of the Year: Ben Morris (Shoalhaven)

Waratah 2 Men:

Most Valuable Player: Reece Craigie (St George)

Defensive Player of the Year: Jason Freshwater (St George)

All Star 5 Centre: Zachary Akkaway (St George)

All Star 5 Forward: Bruce Ozolins (Shoalhaven)

All Star 5 Forward: Reece Craigie (St George)

All Star 5 Guard: Ben Graham (Hills)

All Star 5 Guard: Jason Freshwater (St George)

Coach of the Year: Simon Gleeson (St George)

For all divisions in the 2021 Spalding Waratah League competition, the following teams have been awarded the 2021 title based on the ladders as they stand. Divisions that played in pools have been awarded dual winners. 

  • 2021 Waratah 1 Men CHAMPIONS = Centre of Excellence & Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
  • 2021 Waratah 1 Women CHAMPIONS = Sutherland Sharks & Newcastle Hunters
  • 2021 Waratah 1 Youth Men CHAMPIONS = Central Coast Crusaders
  • 2021 Waratah 1 Youth Women CHAMPIONS = Canberra Nationals Academy & Central Coast Crusaders
  • 2021 Waratah 2 Men CHAMPIONS = St George Saints
  • 2021 Waratah 2 Youth Men CHAMPIONS = Inner West Bulls Black & Inner West Bulls White

Congratulations to all. Spalding is the official naming rights partner of the Spalding Waratah League. https://www.spalding.com.au/




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