From April 2 – 14 the U12 Boys and Girls, U14 Boys and Girls, and U16 Girls State Championships were held. Basketball Queensland would like to acknowledge and thank all associations, and attendees for their hard work, both in the lead up to and during these Championships and congratulate the joint winners of the Vince Hickey Award: Cairns and Southern Districts!
We would also like to mention the overall behaviour of all coaches, parents, spectators and attendees – the support and encouragement from all in attendance was a testament to the basketball community. The 2018 Championship dates and hosts can be found on our website.
Basketball Queensland congratulates Cairns Basketball and Southern Districts Basketball Associations on being awarded joint winners of the Vince Hickey Award for Champion Association across the 2017 State Championships. This is the first time since 1998 that joint winners have been awarded.
After taking out this award in 2016, Cairns have again placed strongly, taking out a share in the top honours thanks to winning the U12 Boys and U14 Boys Championships, and placing 2nd and 3rd in two other age groups. Despite not claiming a Division 1 title this year, Southern Districts were hot on the heels of Cairns, showing consistency leads to great things. Southern Districts placed top five (including 2 x silver, and 2 x bronze) in 6 out of the 7 boys and girls championships held this year, assisting them in equalising with Cairns in taking out this top award.
The Vince Hickey award is always tightly contested. This is now the 5th straight year that Cairns, Southern Districts, Brisbane and Townsville have placed top 4 in this Award.
2017 Vince Hickey Award Standings:
Points are allocated to Associations based on the overall ranking of all teams in an age group. Points are given to an Association only for their highest ranked team per age group and gender. The number of points awarded is determined by the number of teams who competed in that Championship – for example the U18 Boys consisted of 32 teams so the Division 1 winning team was awarded 32 points.
U12 Boys Division 1
U12 Boys Division 2
U12 Girls Division 1
U12 Girls Division 2
U14 Boys Division 1
U14 Boys Division 2
U14 Boys Division 3
U14 Girls Division 1
U14 Girls Division 2
U14 Girls Division 3