Tahlia Tupaea awarded BNSW 2015 Junior Female Player of the Year


On Sunday November 15 Basketball NSW hosted their Hall of Fame & Annual Awards Luncheon at Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club, Lidcombe, NSW.

BNSW’s 2015 Awards Luncheon celebrated a range of clubs and individuals that have made significant contributions to basketball across NSW over the past year, recognising individual performance, leadership and service. The late Robert Staunton was inducted as a BNSW Legend for his incredible contribution to the game, while Wendy Laidlaw and Liesl Tesch, among others, were welcomed into the BNSW Hall of Fame. Brydens Sydney Uni Flames would like to congratulate all recepients with a special shoutout to Flames Team Manager Anna Micos who was awarded Senior Volunteer of the Year. Well done, Anna and truly well deserved. 

We are thrilled to announce that 18-year old Tahlia Tupaea was awarded BNSW’s 2015 Junior Player of the Year. The Penrith local made her WNBL debut for Brydens Sydney Uni Flames in 2012 at just 15 years old, before winning a bronze medal with the U19s Australian National Team in the 2013 and 2015 World Championships. Getting her first taste for basketball with Glenmore Park Basketball Team in Western Sydney, Tahlia is a testament to the success of basketball programs in NSW.

Tahlia has a delivered a series of standout performances for the Flames this season, showcasing her ability and potential. She scored a career high of 29 points against the Melbourne Boomers in Round 3, and continues to impress each time she takes the court. We look forward to seeing what else Tahlia has in store for the Flames this season and would like to congratulate her on last week’s extraordinary achievement.


Photo Credit: BNSW.

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