Join us Wednesday 3 October from 12pm-3pm as Basketball Victoria celebrates and pays tribute to the role women play in the business and sporting community at our 2018 Women in Basketball Luncheon.
Attendees will hear from thought-provoking presenters, while recognising outstanding achievements from girls and women in basketball.
WOMEN IN BASKETBALL LUNCHEON
When: Wednesday 3 October, 12-3pm
Where: Leonda by the Yarra, 2 Wallen Rd, Hawthorn
Tickets: Adults – $50. Children 15 and under – $25.
Be inspired by those who have created opportunity for others and share your experiences with a room full of decision-makers and people of influence from within and beyond the basketball landscape. Our guest speakers are Australian basketball legend Natalie Porter as well as Australian Olympian and former Australian Senator Nova Peris OAM.
GUEST SPEAKER – NATALIE PORTER
A star at all levels of our sport, Porter featured in two decades in the elite ranks throughout the world – playing in the WNBL, WNBA, Europe and excelling in the national colours especially. Porter became one of our first WNBA draftees – when she was drafted to the New York Liberty in 2000 – and was a perennial presence in elite basketball for nearly two decades. In her time on court, Porter was part of the Opals’ 2004 Athens Olympic Games campaign where we won silver. Porter is one of the WNBL’s greats across a glittering career with clubs such as Dandenong, Townsville and the Sydney Uni Flames. Porter was recently inducted into the Basketball Victoria Wall of Fame and is currently the youngest person inducted following her extraordinary career.
GUEST SPEAKER – NOVA PERIS OAM
Nova Peris OAM is a decorated Olympian and former member of the Australian Senate. Her rise through the ranks of sport saw her represent Australia in two disciplines. She started her sporting career in field hockey – where she became the first Aboriginal Australian to win a gold medal as part of the Hockeyroos’ success in the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. Peris OAM went on to become a sprinter and represented Australia at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney as well as the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. Following her retirement from elite sport, Peris OAM was elected to the Australian Senate as a Senator of the Northern Territory at the 2013 federal election and served three years in government.
MASTER OF CEREMONIES – MEGAN HUSTWAITE
Our 2018 Women in Basketball Luncheon MC will be sports journalist and broadcaster Megan Hustwaite. She will share her experiences and insights from working in sports journalism and being part of the media landscape over the last 13 years, as she turned her passions for radio and print into a successful career working with SEN, the Herald Sun and Leader Newspapers. Hustwaite has always championed women’s sports and ensured greater accessibility and column space to our great sportswomen and rising stars while also getting to the heart of stories from across the community.