Cairns Basketball Claims 2016 Vince Hickey Award

 In Representatives

Cairns Basketball has been awarded the 2016 Vince Hickey Trophy which goes to the overall champion association based on State Championship results. This is the first time Cairns have ever won the award, which dates back to 1990.

This past representative season has been our most consistent to date with seven out of our eight division 1 sides finishing in the Top 6. This was highlighted by a GOLD medal for the U16 Marlins, SILVER medal for the U14 Marlins and a BRONZE medal for the U18 Dolphins.

A points system is used to find the winner of the Vince Hickey Trophy, with points being 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 U16 Boys consisted of 41 teams, so the Division 1 winning team was awarded 41 points.

In winning the award we edged out rivals Townsville by one (1) point and ended the Southern District Spartans five (5) year reign.

“Winning the award is a direct result of the involvement of the Taipans coaching staff this past rep season. It’s also a testament to all the new programs that we have set up in the past 12 months.” Cairns Basketball Development Manager, Nic Martin said.

“Everyone involved with Cairns Basketball played a role in winning this award. Without the hard work and dedication of all coaches, managers, officials and volunteers we wouldn’t have had such a successful season.”

Summary of State Championship results are below:

U12s

  • Cairns Dolphins Finished 6th in Div. 1 Girls
  • Cairns Marlins Finished 9th in Div. 1 Boys
  • Cairns Stingers Finished 15th in Div. 2 Boys

U14s

  • Cairns Marlins Finished 2nd Div. 1 Boys
  • Cairns Dolphins Finished 5th in Div. 1 Girls
  • Cairns Stingers Finished 11th in Div. 2 Boys
  • Cairns Corals Finished 4th in Div. 3 Girls

U16s

  • Cairns Marlins Finished 1st in Div. 1 Boys
  • Cairns Dolphins Finished 6th in Div. 1 Girls
  • Cairns Stingers Finished 5th in Div. 2 Boys
  • Cairns Corals Finished 12th in Div. 2 Girls

U18s

  • Cairns Dolphins Finished 3rd in Div. 1 Girls
  • Cairns Marlins Finished 6th in Div. 1 Boys
  • Cairns Stingers Finished 4th in Div. 2 Boys
  • Cairns Corals Finished 8th in Div. 2 Girls
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