Elly Kirlis

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Glover the quiet achiever kicking goals

ANGUS Glover has gone through a number of setbacks, but now the talented basketballer is back on the court and doing what he loves. Glover opened up how he first got into playing basketball and how it all started. “At the age of six or seven, I wanted to start learning more about the game […]

Peatling paves his path to the NBL

WITH the National Basketball League (NBL) passing over the halfway mark of the season, Rookie Me Central took the opportunity to get to know the up and coming future in the making that is Mason Peatling. Peatling has risen through the ranks of the Victorian basketball pathway, firstly starting a team at Casey with mates, […]

Pineau a continual basketball influence

FROM having a successful college career with St Mary’s, to having setbacks to then being able to play in the National Basketball League (NBL) for a number of years, Dane Pineau has made an influence in the league and wants more after overcoming a major setback and eager for more to come. Pineau firstly shares […]

Mudronja overcomes setbacks to make the most of opportunities

FROM battling through many setbacks to earning a roster spot with the Illawarra Hawks, Alex Mudronja is not done yet, and says he is ready for more. Mudronja firstly shares how he got involved with basketball, his pathway through to the National Basketball League (NBL), being proud of his journey and overcoming challenges along the […]

Hawks show class in second half over Breakers

LOOKING to find form and keep their top four hopes alive, the Illawarra Hawks downed the New Zealand Breakers 102-87 at MyState Bank Arena. In a tight first half with both teams shooting the lights out, the scores sat at 49-47 in favour of Illawarra. The Breakers scored the first few points of the third quarter, […]

From dominating juniors to WNBL, Pizzey believes there’s more to come

FROM dominating the Victoria and Australia juniors in the pathways, to winning a championship and being a bright star in the NBL1 competition, Rebecca Pizzey believes she has got more to offer in the WNBL in the future. Pizzey opened up firstly what got her into playing basketball, reflecting on her journey and challenges faced […]

From apprentice to veteran: Aimie Rocci’s inspiring journey through the pathways

FROM playing in the junior pathways for the Dandenong Rangers as a development player, to winning championships, and now becoming a veteran of the league over a number of years. That’s the story of Aimie Rocci (nee Clydesdale). Taking on a new name after her marriage last year, Rocci opened up firstly on what got […]

Flyers find spark in comeback over Flames

A Sunday afternoon of a triple header of Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) hoops saw the Sydney Uni Flames host the defending champions, Southside Flyers at Qudos Bank Arena. The Flames were coming off a tough 32-point loss to the UC Caps earlier in the round, whilst the Flyers wanted to come into the game […]

From setbacks to captaincy, Adnam makes most of opportunities

FROM playing in the Big V, to being named Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the Kilsyth Cobras, enduring setbacks, coming out the other side to win a championship with Melbourne United, and currently captaining the South East Melbourne Phoenix. That’s the story of Kyle Adnam. Whilst has had many challenges along the way, Adnam has […]

Lynx show class over gallant Flames

IN a momentum-swinging game where both teams put on a shooting display, the Perth Lynx got the job done against a brave Sydney Uni Flames outfit by five points, 86-81. The Flames were looking to give a better performance after a tough loss against the Adelaide Lightning on January 20. The Perth Lynx had played […]

McVeigh’s journey to inspire others

AFTER a number of years displaying his passion and energy in the National Basketball League season, Rookie Me Central took the opportunity to get to know and catch up with Tasmania JackJumpers stars, Jack McVeigh. Previously playing college basketball with Nebraska, captain of Australia at the Under 19s World Championships in 2015, McVeigh is making […]

From College to NBA: Jessup putting in the work and working hard

AFTER an impressive and breakout first season in the National Basketball League season, Rookie Me Central took the opportunity to get to know and catch up with Illawarra Hawks rising star, Justinian Jessup. Previously playing College basketball and attending Boise State Uni from 2016-2020, and after a shining debut season last season, Jessup is ready […]

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