Friday, June 28, 2013

Women's Basketball - Update

Hi Folks,

Lots to catch up on now that summer has officially arrived. We held a very successful training camp on the first weekend in June, giving us our first glimpse of what our team will look like this fall--very exciting.

We are pleased to announce three new recruits: Kingston native, Amy Cotton, Andrea Priamo from Guelph, and Sarah Saftich from Markham. Please see our press release for details:

Kingston native, and former Kingston Impact player, Jenny Wright was the key note speaker at their year-end banquet, and by all accounts she spoke quite eloquently.

James Bambury just returned from a Professional Development trip to Kansas University to meet with their Basketball Strength & Conditioning Coach.

Comments James, “Getting the opportunity to go to the University of Kansas and work with Andrea Hudy, a world-class strength and conditioning coach, was an experience of a lifetime. We were getting incredible access to both the facilities and the athletes which allowed us to observe both their student athletes as well as former student athletes who have now moved onto professional careers in their sport. Their level of passion and enthusiasm towards being the best that they can be and their professional approach will certainly be something we will aspire to at Queen’s. On a personal note, having the opportunity to spend hours in the hallowed halls of Phog Allen Fieldhouse was surreal and has ensured that the Kansas Jayhawks will be my 2nd favourite NCAA team come 2013, behind of course my beloved Duke Blue Devils.”

Our exhibition schedule continues to fill in, adding two games in September (22nd & 29th) and an adjustment to our UQAM game in Montreal (from Saturday to Friday, October 25th). These are now available on-line at:

Homecoming 2013 is building much momentum. Now paired with our annual Tindall Tournament, Alumni game, Reception & Silent Auction, this becomes our most important fundraising event of the year. We are making arrangements for on-line registration for the weekend that will include a game pass to ALL Q’s home events (except football), plus access to our facilities (if you would like to come in for a workout or two), and access to Alfie’s for our reception & silent auction (including complimentary hors d’oeuvres & beverage ticket). At the Reception, we will be honouring team members from the 1985-86 to 1989-90 teams. It’s going to be a great weekend – October 4-6 (just hard to find hotels, so book early).

Summer camps are off to a great start, having sold out our Elite Training & Scrimmage. Our kids Half Basketball, Half Volleyball camp starts next week, while our Basketball Camp and Basketball Academy are scheduled for the last couple of weeks in August. Check out our website for details.

That’s it for now.