Mornington District
Basketball Association

2018 Committee of Management Nominations

2018 Committee of Management Nominations

2018 COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2018 Committee of Management closed on the 10th May 2018.

The following nominations for the 2018 Committee of Management have been received and will be voted on at the Mornington District Basketball Association, Annual General Meeting on Sunday 20th May 2018.

President 

Antony Hirst

Secretary

Samantha Browne

General Committee – 1 year 

  • Samuel Bird – See bio below
  • Olivia Ellul – See bio below
  • Rick Leknius – See bio below
  • Jon Miles – See bio below
  • Frank Reynolds
  • Ron Ryer – See bio below
  • Emma Styling – See bio below

General Committee – 2 years 

  • Samuel Bird – See bio below
  • Rick Leknius – See bio below
  • Jon Miles – See bio below
  • Frank Reynolds
  • Ron Ryer – See bio below
  • Emma Styling – See bio below

Rick Leknius

I am running for a general committee position and hope to be successful with your support. My aim is to bring relevant and timely basketball advice to the club. I have coached at all levels within the VJBL for 25 years and acquired the knowledge required to be a successful administrator. My playing career includes being a Vic state Junior and successful senior player in Victoria’s pre NBL, Division 1 Competition through out the early to late 70s. My business background is quite simple, but successful. Over the last 40 years I have been involved in sales and marketing. Building businesses from the ground up. Then selling them. Hard work. Long hours. Painful Staff and very few holidays. I know what sacrifice it takes to be successful. With your help I hope to make a positive difference at Mornington.

Sam Bird

I am nominating for General Committee because I want to be a part of the next step for our association. I have been a part of the Junior Breakers program since I first tried out in 2005 however I have been involved with the club since I participated in the old Oz Ball program. My involvement currently ranges from coaching or having coached the pre- Representative programs, such as Jump Ball and GroundBreakers Program, to helping out the senior program as a developmental assistant coach. So chances are if you have a child in the Junior Breaker program, they’ve probably had me as a coach at one time in their development and I hope it was an enjoyable experience for them. I currently am Coach of our Under 16.1 Girls side after having spent a few years coaching on the boy’s side and I believe having that diversity will help make decision that effects all parts of the club. I believe that I set good standards for players of both genders too follow in their maturation as both athletes and people.

One focus will be increasing the quality of all Junior Breakers teams so we maintain talented teams throughout the Junior Breakers program and compete at the higher levels. Another will be creating a pathway that allows players to better their basketball talents and potentially trying for higher-level selections.

I am glad to see the club are already exacting such positive change and I hope that I can be a part of it in the future.

Ron Ryer

I have nominated for a General Committee position of MDBA Committee of Management so that l can help in, continuing and improving the pathways for all the players at the MDBA. I have been involved and supported Mornington for number years as a coach and player and my child is actively involved at Mornington. I have a wealth of knowledge and experience both as a player (national league) as well as coaching at all levels.  I feel that gives me insight into what people are looking for when they first bring their children to Mornington to see the wonderful game of basketball and l want to keep them engaged. I want to help the association to improve and encourage more people to be a part of a culture that can be wonderful and fulfilling. Increasing participation, enjoyment and pathways gives support to the future of the association and the Strategic Plan.  Having people including young children and families, actively involved in a sport is a “community” and the best program that can be offered for any sporting club.  I believe the positive engagement of people young or mature is of major importance in creating this “community”.