Thursday, March 10, 2016

Women's Basketball - Update

Hi Folks,

I thought I would send out a Newsletter as a number of things are on the horizon and a quick look back at the season.

Highlights of the 2015-16 season
* Trip to Barcelona, Spain in August – played 2 games against professional teams – spent 9 days touring the city
*Weekend Team Retreat at a cottage in the Thousand Islands – great team building
*Won the Tindall Tournament beating Carleton, Memorial and UQAM
*Went 6-1 in League Play
*Held a team training camp with Canadian Olympic Coaches, Allison & Mike McNeill
*Raised almost $6,000 for Breast Cancer Research (Shoot for the Cure game)
*Participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto – beating Windsor 60-41

OUA All-Stars Announced
I am very pleased to announce that Jenny Wright and Robyn Pearson were selected as 1st Team OUA All-Stars, and that Myriam Fontaine was selected to the OUA All-Rookie Team.  This is Jenny’s third consecutive selection to the 1st Team All-Stars, after being select to the All-Rookie team in her first year.  Robyn finished the season leading the country in rebounding.  Myriam’s game grew dramatically over the course of the year, increasing her minutes from 7/game in the fall to over 15/game in the second half of the season.

Speaking of All-Stars, Queen’s standout, Gemma Bullard (2013-14 OUA All-Star), will be making her return to the team for the 2016-17 season.  Having successfully navigated surgery on her wrist this past season, she is already working hard in the weight room and anxious to get back on the court.  Her talent and maturity will have an instant positive impact on the team.

Stayed tuned for another exciting player announcement coming shortly.  Just need to get the (i)s dotted and the (t)s crossed.

Spring/Summer Camps
We will be offering our usual array of basketball camps again this summer as follows:

Elite Training & Scrimmage (for girls entering Gr. 9, 10, 11, 12 in September)
May 26 – July 28 (Thursday evenings from 7 – 9pm)

½ Basketball ½ Volleyball Camp (for girls & boys entering Gr. 2, 3, 4, 5)
July 4 – 8 (Week 1) (8:30-4:30 daily)
July 18 – 22 (Week 2) (8:30-4:30 daily)

Basketball Camp (for girls & boys entering Gr. 2, 3, 4, 5)
August 15 – 19 (8:30-4:30 daily)

Basketball Academy (for girls & boys {separate} entering Gr. 6, 7, 8)
August 22-26 (8:30-4:30 daily)

For details on these camps and how to register, please visit:

We will also be holding our Junior Girls Team Camp on Saturday, September 10th.  Interested teams should contact me directly.