2023 John Davidson Country Jamboree Highlights (Northern Conference)
- by Jane Victoria
(Photos and content belong to Basketball NSW)
Highlights from the Northern Jamboree:
On the 6th of October, the highly anticipated BNSW John Davidson Northern Jamboree commenced with an impressive turnout of players & coaches ready for some rigorous training under the guidance of High Performance NSW Country coach, Macsen Monk, and NSW Coach Development Manager, Jarrod Moore. The palpable enthusiasm of both participants and coaches was evident as they eagerly took advantage of the opportunity to hone their skills and broaden their knowledge.
The opening ceremony of the event was equally awe-inspiring, commencing with a sublime “Welcome to country” by Uncle Bill. Basketball NSW, CEO Maria Nordstrom along with COE and Australian Opal, Isla Juffermans and Councillor Lisa Intemann, were all on hand during the opening ceremony and showed their support for the event. In addition, the opening ceremony paid homage to John Davidson and his family, after whom the event is named. His wife, Elizabeth, and extended family were among the esteemed guests, and were treated to a heart-warming recognition of John’s exceptional contribution to the sport.
(The Davidson family at the opening ceremony of the Northern Jamboree)
( The Jamboree is named after Life Member of the Dubbo and Port Macquarie Basketball Associations, C2C Sports Founder John Davidson who has devoted much of his life to the growth of country basketball in New South Wales. Davidson served on the Board of Basketball NSW as a Director, spanning over many years from 1984-2013.)
The John Davidson Northern Jamboree held over the final weekend of the holidays was a resounding success, thanks in large part to the tireless efforts of the Local Organising Committee consisting of Leeanne Palmer, Debbie Burqhardt, and Nicole Mcmahon. Their dedication and unwavering commitment to the event were instrumental in ensuring that 170 Under 12 athletes, 20 coaches, and 20 referees enjoyed a fantastic experience.