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FURY AWARDS 17-18 FURY FLOSS TO RECORD!

June 12, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FURY BC celebrated its 26th season at its Annual Awards Night on Friday 8th June and the fact it now, has 200 players in 16 teams. 
The big winners on the night were S&C Coach Wai Mun Lee –Outstanding Service to the club award; Jenna Beattie – the Club Player of the Year, with the Junior Men’s team winning Team of the Year and their Coach Keith Bunyan – Coach of the Year.
Alex Johnson –the club’s official photographer was Volunteer of the Year with Eabha Kerr and Jake Cavanagh voted the Stars of the Future. 
The night saw special guest Simon Hosannah, whose organisation has been involved in basketball entertainment throughout the world, the NBA, Euroleague and the BBL to name a few, did commentary during the Awards Night shoot –out challenge that saw 8 teams of all age groups battle to be crowned top team of the night.
But the Awards and that contest were almost overshadowed by the players who took part in Fury’s ‘FLOSS’ contest that saw some amazing performances- more on that later! 
The event which took place at Grangemouth Town Hall also saw the club honor 4 of its former players – Kieron Achara, Jonny Bunyan, Ali Fraser and Fraser Malcolm for their fantastic performances for Scotland Senior MENS team in the Commonwealth Games in Australia, where the team finished 4th just losing to New Zealand in the Bronze medal match. Jonny Bunyan was on hand to accept his award with MC Tommy Thomson confirming the other 3 were out the country – ‘for tax reasons’!
Jonny and Simon made the presentations during the evening which saw 160 in attendance. The buffet was provided to its usual high standard from Paul O’Donnell.
The 29 former and current Fury players who have represented Scotland over the past year were also highlighted.

FULL AWARDS LIST FOR 17-18

The Clubs PLAYER of the YEAR was JENNA BEATTIE – who had her best ever season, with outstanding performances throughout 17-18 for Fury Woman. Jenna, a full time dentist, was named in what was almost an entirely Caledonia Pride based Scottish Woman’s Squad in 17-18. Jenna is also the clubs U12 Boys Coach and true role model for the woman’s game.

The Clubs VOLUNTEER of the YEAR was ALEX JOHNSON, a true volunteer who commits to taking photos at all Fury teams fixtures throughout the season and has done now for many years.

The TEAM of the YEAR was FURY JUNIOR MEN who won the 17-18 Division 1 Championship and the Scottish Cup with 11 of the 12 players having played in Scotland squads.

Club COACH of the YEAR was Fury Junior Men 1’s coach KEITH BUNYAN who guided the side to the Scottish League and Cup double.
Keith as usual, committed to his Junior side, while still playing a key role in the Men’s team. Keith on the night shared his success with JM Assistant Coach Ewan Carlow, a committed contributor in the JM program.

The Clubs INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS of the YEAR – an award that extends from current to former Fury players was awarded to the Fury Commonwealth Games 4 – Kieron Achara, Jonny Bunyan Ali Fraser and Fraser Malcolm. All 4 were starting 5 players for the Scotland team in all 9 of their games in OZ – a great testimony to the players and the club.

MARGARET BUNYAN MEMORIAL Trophy – winner WAI MUN LEE 
awarded to a player/supporter/official who has given outstanding service to the club or achieved outstanding results in basketball – trophy donated many seasons ago by your typical basketball parent/grandparent!
Wai has worked with Fury Basketball for over 15 seasons. A strength and conditioning coach at Forth Valley College, Wai helped develop CG stars Jonny Bunyan, Ali Fraser and Fraser Malcolm and has worked with Fury teams and players in the Clubs Sportscotland DCI program over the past 4 seasons. He is currently working with the club’s u14 Girls and the energy and positive reaction from all who have worked with Wai over 15 years, is a testimony to his ability and commitment to the club. Fury Headcoach John Bunyan paid tribute to Wai – citing him as one of the key reasons the club has produced so many quality players – “ he has helped give them that extra physical edge ‘.

The Clubs STARS OF THE FUTURE Awards for male and female players, went to Jake Cavanagh and Eabha Kerr, both recently selected to the current Scotland U16 teams who will be competing in Europe this summer. Jake an athletic forward and Eabha a promising tall point guard have both shown they have it takes to become great players as they progress in the game.

Fury’s U14 Boys and Girls teams who recently competed at Monsterball in Inverness with great success, were also recognised at the Awards Ceremony for their performances.

The Basketball Shoot-Out event held throughout proceedings saw the combined u16/u18 girls win the event and also win tickets to the forthcoming Great Britain Games.

But for many the star turns of the night were the players who, from all age groups who took to the stage to perform the dance craze known as ‘The FLOSS’. 
5 of those taking part were outstanding and a dramatic ‘FLOSS OFF’ saw U10 player Jay Bunyan, U12 players Jack Rafferty and Rachael Dagger and U14 players Ben Adams and Rowan Brockie perform at max ‘Floss’ in an effort to win a pair of signed ‘Dwyane Wade’ basketball boots. For judge Simon, the contest was so tight he declared Jay and Rowan joint winners and promised he would find two pairs of NBA legend Wade boots. All 5 received tickets for the up and coming Great Britain Men’s games at the Emirates Arena.
Simon will be hosting the event and is seriously considering signing up the FURY FLOSS 5 for the event!

FULL FURY AWARD WINNERS SEASON 17-18

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARDS

CADETTE WOMAN
EABHA KERR ABBY RUTTER ERIN MARSHALL
WINNER ERIN MARSHALL

JUNIOR WOMAN 
KATIE MCEWAN ROSIE WALLACE KATRINA KIRSOP
WINNER ROSIE WALLACE

SENIOR WOMAN
SHANNON FLIPPARD JENNA BEATTIE KATIE MCEWAN
WINNER – KATIE MCEWAN

CADET MEN 1 
CORNELIUS OLUBALADE ARCHIE BROOKES JSIN JOSEPH
WINNER ARCHIE BROOKES

CADET MEN 2 
CAMERON HEGGIE LEWIS MORTON STRUAN HENDERSON
WINNER STRUAN HENDERSON

JUNIOR MEN 1
SAM OWENS SCOTT LOTHIAN SARDAR PANDHER
WINNER SARDAR PANDHER

JUNIOR MEN 2
ORAN BROCKIE THOMAS BOYLE DANIEL DEWAR
WINNER DANIEL DEWAR

SENIOR MEN
ZIGGY DAUKSAS DANIEL TRAN KORNELIUS DAUKSAS
WINNER KORNELIUS DAUKSAS

U14 BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
GEORGE HENDERSON ANDREW MELVILLE BEN ADAMS
WINNER BEN ADAMS

U14 GIRLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
SOPHIE CRAM EMILY DAGGER CHELSEY HUGHES
WINNER EMILY DAGGER

PLAYERS-PLAYER AWARDS

CADETTE WOMAN
ROSIE WALLACE KATIE MCEWAN ABBY RUTTER
WINNER ABBY RUTTER

JUNIOR WOMAN 
KATRINA KIRSOP MAIRI MCGILL RACHAEL PENMAN
WINNER RACHAEL PENMAN

SENIOR WOMAN 
REBECCA LONSDALE JENNA BEATTIE KIM FLOCKHART
WINNER JENNA BEATTIE

CADET MEN 1
Cornelius OLUBALADE JACK DAVIDSON JAKE CAVANNAGH
WINNER JAKE CAVANAGH

CADET MEN 2
CAMERON STEWART JONATHAN CRAIG LEWIS MORTON
WINNER LEWIS MORTON

JUNIOR MEN 1
DANIEL OLUBALADE JORDAN FERGUSON ADAM RUTTER
WINNER ADAM RUTTER

JUNIOR MEN 2
PHILLIP WILSON DANIEL MESSENGER LIAM BURRELL
WINNER LIAM BURRELL

SENIOR MEN
KEITH BUNYAN GREG FOUSSAS BRYAN MUNNOCH
WINNER GREG FOUSSAS

U12 BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR 
MATHEW DUFFY JACK SHAND JACK O’DONNELL
WINNER JACK SHAND

U12 GIRLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CERYS FARQUAR ROSE TYRELL FAYE MCAVOY
WINNER ROSE TYRELL

U10 MIXED PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Andrew HENDERSON Adama HAINEY Daniel GOACHER Gavin BLACK
WINNER ANDREW HENDERSON

FALKIRK HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ADAM RUTTER GEORGE HENDERSON MITCHELL STIRLING
WINNER – GEORGE HENDERSON

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARDS

CADETTE WOMAN
KATIE MCEWAN ABBY RUTTER EABHA KERR
WINNER KATIE MCEWAN

JUNIOR WOMAN
ROSIE WALLACE NINA WILLS RACHAEL PENMAN
WINNER NINA WILLS

SENIOR WOMAN
SHANNON FLIPPARD ALICIA MCFADDEN JENNA BEATTIE
WINNER JENNA BEATTIE

CADET MEN 1
JAKE CAVANNAGH ELLIS WALKER JACK DAVIDSON
WINNER JACK DAVIDSON

CADET MEN 2
LEWIS MORTON CAMERON HEGGIE STRUAN HENDERSON
WINNER CAMERON HEGGIE

JUNIOR MEN 1
MITCHELL STIRLING ADAM RUTTER SARDAR PANDHER
WINNER ADAM RUTTER

JUNIOR MEN 2
LIAM BURRELL DANIEL MESSENGER THOMAS BOYLE
WINNER THOMAS BOYLE

SENIOR MEN
ADAM HAMMERSCHMIDT EDDIE LEGINAS GREG FOUSSAS
WINNER EDDIE LEGINAS

SCOTLAND INTERNATIONALS SEASON 17-18

SENIOR MEN 
KEIRON ACHARA
JONNY BUNYAN
ALI FRASER
FRASER MALCOLM
COMMONWEALTH GAMES AUSTRALIA 2018 4TH PLACE

ADAM HAMMERSCHMIDT – SCOTTISH UNIVERSITIES

JUNIOR MEN 
JORDAN FERGUSON 
MITCHELL STIRLING
SAM OWENS
SCOTT LOTHIAN
LOUIS SMITH 
KIERAN ALLAN
SARDAR PANDHER
NATHAN CUTHBERT
BEN SMALL

CADET MEN
JACK DAVIDSON
JAKE CAVANNAGH
ARCHIE BROOKES 
ELLIS WALKER

SENIOR WOMAN
JENNA BEATTIE

JUNIOR WOMAN
MAIRI MCGILL
KATRINA KIRSOP
NINA WILLS

CADETTE WOMAN
ABBY RUTTER
EABHA KERR 
ROSIE WALLACE
KATIE MCEWAN

TEAM OF THE YEAR

FURY JM 2 FURY JM 1 FURY SM

WINNER FURY JUNIOR MEN 1
(Scottish Division 1 Champions – Scottish Cup Winners)

COACH OF THE YEAR

KIM FLOCKHART WAI MUN LEE KEITH BUNYAN

KEITH BUNYAN
(Coach of Fury JM1 League/Cup Winners)

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

JACQUI MARSHALL GILLIAN THOMSON ALEX JOHNSON
WINNER ALEX JOHNSON

CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JENNA BEATTIE EDDIE LEGINaS ADAM RUTTER
WINNER JENNA BEATTIE

INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

KIERON ACHARA –JONNY BUNYAN – ALI FRASER –FRASER MALCOLM

WINNER KIERON ACHARA /JONNY BUNYAN / ALI FRASER / FRASER MALCOLM

THE 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES FURY 4 - ALL STARTING 5 PLAYERS IN SCOTLAND MENS MAGNIFICENT 4TH PLACE IN AUSTRALIA IN 2018 !!

STARS OF THE FUTURE

MALE – STAR OF THE FUTURE
JAKE CAVANAGH SCOTT LOTHIAN ARCHIE BROOKES
WINNER JAKE CAVANNAGH

FEMALE STAR OF THE FUTURE
KATIE MCEWAN KATRINA KIRSOP EABHA KERR
WINNER EABHA KERR

MARGARET BUNYAN MEMORIAL TROPHY
– awarded to a player/supporter/official who has given outstanding service to the club or achieved outstanding results in basketball – trophy donated many seasons ago by your typical basketball parent/grandparent!

WINNER – WAI MUN LEE 
THANKS TO:

COACHES /OFFICIALS/PARENTS

SPONSORS –
DEAN – SONY CENTRE FALKIRK – TOMMY/JAN/SCOTT 
BEECOPY – ROBERT & STAFF AT RJM SPORTS – SPALDING USA – 
GREGOR GILLIES ( RACE NIGHT TRIPLE FUNDRAISER )

STAFF AT FHS –TRAINING VENUE & GSC – OUR PLAYING VENUE

PARTNERS AT ACTIVE SCHOOLS FALKIRK & FALKIRK SPORTS DEVELOPMENT – FALKIRK HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ACADEMY –
TRYST HUB – SPORTSCOTLAND & BASKETBALL SCOTLAND

PLUS ALL WHO HELPED AND HOSTED TONIGHTS EVENT!!!

PLUS A SERIOUS VOTE OF THANKS TO DAVID OLIVER SPORTS EDITOR & MICHAEL GILLEN SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER AT THE FALKIRK HERALD FOR THE GREAT COVERAGE FOR OUR SPORT – SO GOOD TO SEE THE ALL ROUND COVERAGE THE HERALD GIVES LOCAL SPORT – BRILLIANT JOB!

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