Girton Hoops Meet the Team: Girton Topaz

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Coach/Manager: Mr Darren Burn

Assistant coach: Patrick Woods – 11 Riley (Basketball Captain 2018)

Caitlin Richardson – 8 Jenkin
Ronell Masiboy – 7 Jones
Phoebe Radford – 8 Riley
Sienna Monichino – 8 Jenkin
Mia Burge – 8 Jenkin
Charlotte Speakman – 9 Riley
Jacaila Dettman – 6 Riley (JS Riley House Captain)
Maddison Nash (not from Girton)


The Girton Topaz have commenced the 2018 season with the following results:

Round Result
1 Bye
2 Girton 60 defeated Aztec Tigers Green 28
3 Girton 51 defeated Generals Stars 10
4 Girton 28 defeated by Phoenix 36
5 Girton 41 defeated by Generals Suns 43
6 Girton 35 defeated Generals Stars 15
7 Girton 31 defeated Phoenix 10

The team has been working hard on their skills at training weekly under the guidance of Braves SEABL players Jeremy Kendle and Indiana Faithful, as well as learning a new defence and two new plays. It has been a pleasure so far to watch the team execute well in offence and defence so far.

This season we welcomed Ronell Masiboy and Maddison Nash to the team.

  • Ronell commenced her studies at Girton this year and, due to her experience of playing VJBL for the U14 A Bendigo Braves girls this season, she has been a fantastic addition to the team.
  • Maddison Nash is not a Girton student, however she has joined the team for this season to build on her leadership skills. Currently Maddy plays VJBL for the U16 A Bendigo Braves team and has played for Country Victoria for a number of years – a wealth of knowledge that she is passing to the younger players of the team.

The team are playing well together, with the likes of Caitlin and Maddison providing the team with on-court leadership. All players have contributed to the great results of the team and are proving to be very coachable players – an important quality in young athletes.

As this season is the first time Girton has put in a U16 Division 1 team, the Girton Topaz are hoping to continue building their knowledge and skills and feature in the finals.

Go Girton!