Kangaroo Island Basketball Association honours its best

To mark the end of the 2019-20 basketball season, the association recognised the league's brightest individuals.

The Grace Holman Award, which is given to the most worthy association volunteer, went to a very deserving Wendy Booker.

Wendy was nominated by two clubs for her time and dedication to the Association and the sport in general.

She has been the KIBA Recording Officer for two years as well as an umpire for many more than she would like to say.

Wendy volunteers numerous hours each week to help to input game scores, results, votes, umpires into record. Given the amount of teams this contribution cannot be underestimated.

She is also a dedicated umpire who blows the whistle for at least six games each week.

She is particularly great with the young U10's and makes sure that they all get a good go at developing their skills while enjoying the fun of the game.

Wendy is a very worthy recipient of this prestigious award.

Grace Holman's daughter-in-law Wendy Holman presented Wendy Booker with the award.

Caleb Whittle awarded.

Caleb Whittle awarded.

The KIBA Junior Islander Award went to Caleb Whittle this year.

The Award is presented to a junior player who shows playing ability, good sportsmanship and significant contribution to their club.

Caleb was nominated by his club who recognised his commitment to umpiring, coaching and playing.

Throughout this season he has co-coached an under 10's team, umpired each week, and shown his skill in the B Men Sweathogs team - truly an amazing achievement.

The Kangaroo Island Basketball Association also recognized their valued umpires for the 2019/20 season for their massive commitment to the game we love.

Michael Whittle wins Umpires Award.

Michael Whittle wins Umpires Award.

KIBA Umpire Coordinator Michael Whittle was commended for a great job once again.

This is Michael's fourth year in the job and, with 43 teams in the Association, it is a massive commitment.

Michael is also the Umpire Coordinator for Sweathogs and umpires around six games each week for his club as well as helping out umpiring for other clubs too.

He has mentored many "green shirt" umpires, guiding them with his knowledge.

It is no surprise that Michael was the deserving recipient of the Umpire of the Year Award.

In a fun fact, the winners are all related as Wendy Booker is Michael Whittle's sister and Caleb Whittle is her nephew.

Photos of all award winners can be found here: Grand final glory for championship basketballers

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