Nicole’s the off-court MVP

Taj StubberAlbany Advertiser
Albany Basketball Association administrator Nicole Weeden, won WA Country Administrator of the year at the annual BWA awards last Saturday.
Camera IconAlbany Basketball Association administrator Nicole Weeden, won WA Country Administrator of the year at the annual BWA awards last Saturday. Credit: Laurie Benson

Nicole Weeden loves her basketball and the dedicated Albany Basketball Association committee member received Statewide recognition for her service to the sport at the Basketball WA awards on Saturday night.

The ABA’s administrator was announced as the WA country administrator of the year at the awards ceremony in Perth, which she could not attend as she was busy helping out with local sport.

Ms Weedon is a regular at basketball on every game night, but she also puts in a lot of work in the background that most people do not see, updating the website, sorting out fixtures and organising uniforms.

ABA president Rob Whalley said she was a deserving winner.

“She’s amazing, she does so much extra work and I don’t know where we would be without her,” he said.

“She has all her kids playing basketball which is fantastic, she has to juggle State commitments for them and being in Albany, so it’s such a well-deserved winner.”

Ms Weeden’s role requires up to 15 hours each week, but many of her peers in the ABA know she puts in a lot more time than that.

“I just love seeing everyone involved,” Ms Weeden said.

“I want to see the association grow and run smoothly.

“All my kids are playing so it’s great to be down there and helping out.”

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