Mornington District
Basketball Association

2017 Committee of Management Nominations

2017 Committee of Management Nominations

2017 COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT NOMINATIONS

Nominees are presented in date nomination received order. Scroll down to view each nominee’s biography if provided. 2017 Nominee Guidelines

Vice President nominees

  • Michelle Bolitho
  • Marcia Edwards
  • Glenn Wansbrough

Treasurer nominees

  • Lyndsay Baczyk

General Committee nominations

  • Ross Gilbert
  • Morgan Darrer
  • Michelle Bolitho
  • Marcia Edwards
  • Glenn Wansbrough

 

VICE PRESIDENT NOMINATIONS

Vice President nomination – Michelle Bolitho

Michelle Bolitho

2 years ago I put my hand up to be considered as a member of COM for the MDBA. As a mother of 2 daughters who play a lot of sport, I was motivated by the opportunity to be involved in developing strategies that would not only attract girls to sport, but also keep them in sport.

Change doesn’t happen overnight and we still have a long way to go in terms of making MDBA a positive and desirable destination for girls engagement and girls longevity in basketball. Much has been done at grassroots level that is really exciting, and there is still much to do. I am encouraged by the momentum and committed to driving more change & bringing girls engagement to the table. I believe we have really solid foundations in place as a sporting association, a business and a community of people who love basketball.

I would like to be considered for another term on COM to ensure the momentum is maintained and girls engagement remains a strong focus for our community.

 

Vice President nomination – Marcia Edwards

I have been a Victoria Police officer for over 23 years. I am currently a Police Prosecutor at Frankston Magistrates Court.

I have been involved in basketball since the early 1980’s playing as a junior for Coburg Cougars.

I have been a panel member and Chairperson for the Frankston Basketball Ass for the past 5 years. I currently Chair the Southern Peninsula Tribunal on a regular basis.

I have five sons two of which currently play at Mornington, one in a Breakers Team.  

I have experience running two businesses with my husband.

I have experience dealing with proposals and grievances in a fair and transparent manner and believe I can draw on this experience and be a productive member of the Mornington District Basketball Association. 

 

Vice President nomination – Glenn Wansbrough

Glen W

I have been involved with Mornington for 10 years.
As a player, currently in my 6th season in our senior mens team and coaching  junior rep for 6 years before being appointed as senior coach of our YLW’s program.
Even after the success I shared with the girls in juniors right from under 14’s nothing was more gratifying than to have nearly all those girls come up and play seniors for me and being extremely competitive in our inaugural year only missing finals by 1 game
Mornington is a club I am extremely passionate about and I believe with my experience and knowledge of the game if elected  I could have a positive impact on the development of our juniors, particularly the girls program an area I feel we need to strengthen, player retention is an issue that needs addressing to ensure our players stay with the club from juniors through to senior basketball and the sourcing and appointment of qualified experienced coaches in the bottom age groups is of upmost importance.
It is my intention to give all Mornington juniors the opportunity to develop to their full potential

 

TREASURER NOMINATIONS

Treasurer nomination – Lyndsay Baczyk

  • CPA with over 30 years + experience
  • Treasurer since 2013
  • Breakers coach and Team manager
  • 2 children in current rep program
  • Involved in basketball for 45+ years as player, coach and administrator
  • Passionate about the game and MDBA becoming the No. 1 Association on the Mornington Peninsula

 

GENERAL COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS

General Committee nomination – Ross Gilbert

Ross Gilbert photo

I am applying for a position on the Committee of Management with the Mornington Basketball Association.

Basketball has been an important part of my life and has given me life skills which have impacted on my professional and family values: respect, discipline and commitment were all developed in me by my involvement in sport and in particular basketball. These skills are so important and one of the reasons I have encouraged my children to be involved in sport and in particular basketball.

I entered the Mornington Basketball program when my eldest son joined a grade 1 team, this then developed onto an interested parent at the D Breaks program in 2014. My eldest son was selected for the 2015/16 season with Breakers where I took up a coaching position with his team. Now my youngest son is also playing with Breakers where my wife is coaching this team. To say my family is heavily invested in the Mornington Basketball club is a big understatement. My involvement in Basketball goes back to around the same age as my children are now. At 10 I began playing basketball at Frankston and I was lucky enough to be selected to play for the Frankston Bears (now Frankston Blues). I was part of an incredibly successful team, winning an under 12 VC, a runner up under 16 VC and multiple other premierships. I played for Frankston from under 12’s through to under 20’s and Divisional Senior Basketball. I have played at many organisations including in the Mallee when work relocated me to a rural town of Robinvale. I still play today and love the game and what comes from it.

My interest in the committee comes from my passion for the sport. I want kids to have the experience and enjoyment I had playing basketball. I want to see the kids develop both with their basketball skills and self-confidence when their social skills develop by being involved in team sport. By investing in the junior domestic programs the Representative arm will benefit and stronger representative teams will follow. I have been impressed by the direction the current board are heading and I have been fortunate enough to be involved with the board during Breaker tryouts and the establishment of Ground Breakers. I wish to support this direction and investment in the junior program and offer my support and knowledge of basketball to the MDBA.

 

General Committee nomination – Morgan Darrer

Morgan Darrer 

 

General Committee nomination – Michelle Bolitho

Michelle Bolitho

2 years ago I put my hand up to be considered as a member of COM for the MDBA. As a mother of 2 daughters who play a lot of sport, I was motivated by the opportunity to be involved in developing strategies that would not only attract girls to sport, but also keep them in sport.

Change doesn’t happen overnight and we still have a long way to go in terms of making MDBA a positive and desirable destination for girls engagement and girls longevity in basketball. Much has been done at grassroots level that is really exciting, and there is still much to do. I am encouraged by the momentum and committed to driving more change & bringing girls engagement to the table. I believe we have really solid foundations in place as a sporting association, a business and a community of people who love basketball.

I would like to be considered for another term on COM to ensure the momentum is maintained and girls engagement remains a strong focus for our community.

 

General Committee nomination – Marcia Edwards 

I have been a Victoria Police officer for over 23 years. I am currently a Police Prosecutor at Frankston Magistrates Court.

I have been involved in basketball since the early 1980’s playing as a junior for Coburg Cougars.

I have been a panel member and Chairperson for the Frankston Basketball Ass for the past 5 years. I currently Chair the Southern Peninsula Tribunal on a regular basis.

I have five sons two of which currently play at Mornington, one in a Breakers Team.  

I have experience running two businesses with my husband.

I have experience dealing with proposals and grievances in a fair and transparent manner and believe I can draw on this experience and be a productive member of the Mornington District Basketball Association. 

 

General Committee nomination – Glenn Wansbrough

Glen W

I have been involved with Mornington for 10 years.
As a player, currently in my 6th season in our senior mens team and coaching  junior rep for 6 years before being appointed as senior coach of our YLW’s program.
Even after the success I shared with the girls in juniors right from under 14’s nothing was more gratifying than to have nearly all those girls come up and play seniors for me and being extremely competitive in our inaugural year only missing finals by 1 game
Mornington is a club I am extremely passionate about and I believe with my experience and knowledge of the game if elected  I could have a positive impact on the development of our juniors, particularly the girls program an area I feel we need to strengthen, player retention is an issue that needs addressing to ensure our players stay with the club from juniors through to senior basketball and the sourcing and appointment of qualified experienced coaches in the bottom age groups is of upmost importance.
It is my intention to give all Mornington juniors the opportunity to develop to their full potential