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History and Purpose

History and Purpose

Welcome to The Beaumaris Sharks Basketball Club.

The Sharks was established in 1993 by Di McNicholas. By 1997 it became incorporated as Beaumaris Basketball Club Inc. and was already gaining popularity, fielding 38 teams.

After Di McNicholas, David Brophy took over the reins. Other Presidents following on from David have been Paul Allaway, Chris Goon, Len McInerney, Brett Pearce, Judy O’Brien, Julie Kerdel, Malcolm Pulling and Angie Gilchrist. The current President is Richard Hordejuk.

In the current Autumn 2022 the Sharks has over 110 teams competing in the Southern Basketball Association (SBA) competition at Tulip Street, Sandringham along with other local venues.  It continues to grow and foster a love of basketball in the local area, with teams coming from local schools including Beaumaris and Beaumaris North Primary Schools, Black Rock Primary School,  Stella Maris and Beaumaris Secondary College. 

The Sharks prides itself on being a community orientated, not for profit junior sporting club. Its mission is to foster the enjoyment of basketball for as many children as possible from Beaumaris and its surrounding areas. Whilst we enjoy competition and striving to be our best, we are a friendship based club and teams are formed on this basis. 

This extract from the Beaumaris Basketball Inc. Constitution states:

The objectives of the Club shall be to:

  1. represent the interests of basketball and all involved in basketball within the Club;
  2. provide individuals with opportunities to maximise their potential by competing in the highest level of basketball possible, given their own ability; and
  3. promote, develop and encourage participation in the sport of basketball.

In pursuit of these objectives, the Club will seek to:

  1. provide support and assistance for teams in all areas of their operations;
  2. encourage and support teams and foster their growth and development;
  3. choose and manage teams to represent the Club;
  4. enter teams in the competitions conducted by the Southern Basketball Association and any other Association considered beneficial;
  5. seek sponsorship for various programs and events and endorse products that will be consistent with projecting the best image of the sport; and
  6. deal with any other matters that the Club may deem to be in the interest of the sport of basketball.
History and Purpose

The objectives of the Club shall be to:

  1. represent the interests of basketball and all involved in basketball within the Club;
  2. provide individuals with opportunities to maximise their potential by competing in the highest level of basketball possible, given their own ability; and
  3. promote, develop and encourage participation in the sport of basketball.

In pursuit of these objectives, the Club will seek to:

  1. provide support and assistance for teams in all areas of their operations;
  2. encourage and support teams and foster their growth and development;
  3. choose and manage teams to represent the Club;
  4. enter teams in the competitions conducted by the Southern Basketball Association and any other Association considered beneficial;
  5. seek sponsorship for various programs and events and endorse products that will be consistent with projecting the best image of the sport; and
  6. deal with any other matters that the Club may deem to be in the interest of the sport of basketball.
History and Purpose