The anticipation for the clubs entry into NBL1 has been immense and on the eve of our 2021 season, I have never been more proud of our wider community in supporting our club to this point.
The challenges the club has faced pre COVID have been well documented but on Saturday night the club turns the page on another chapter entering Basketball Victoria’s ‘NBL1 South’ conference.
The support from the local business community has been once again outstanding. With a number of new and long term corporate sponsors supporting our club into its 33rd season.
I once again welcome OneFortyOne as our Naming Right partner of our women’s program.
I thank General Manager Paul Hartung and the business for their support and continued encouragement of our club and women’s program.
Castec Rural Supplies continue on as Naming Right Partner of the men’s basketball program for their 11th consecutive season.
The Castine family have been outstanding contributors to our basketball club and we look forward to working with them again in 2021.
We thank the City of Mount Gambier supporting us as our Community Partner heading into the second year of the councils two year commitment. Given the uncertainty our club has endured the support that Mayor Lynette Martin and the councillors have provided our club has been outstanding and greatly appreciated.
With 2021 potentially being our last full season at the Ice House, it’s hard to disregard the contributions of many hard working volunteers who have helped build the fortress it has been over its 30 year history.
I once again thank you all for your support heading into another season.
We are sure to make 2021 something special for all those who have supported our club over the journey.
Pioneers Basketball Club President