Gardiner Shield for commitment to Chevalier Basketball 2014-15
At a recent full school assembly Chloe Genner of Year 11 and Isaac Martin of Year 12 were jointly awarded the ‘Gardiner Shield’. This annual award is presented to the player who has shown the most commitment to the Chevalier College Basketball program. Chloe was the initial recipient of the award in 2014.
Both award recipients have captained their respective First V teams – Isaac for the past two seasons. Both are experienced and talented players who have been top quality role models to younger players.
Chloe began her Chev Basketball career playing in the 2011 and 2012 Junior A teams before being selected to play in the Firsts while still in Year 8. She has risen through the ranks of our senior team and is currently the First V Captain and a very respected player in the ISA competition. Chloe has been chosen to represent ISA on four occasions, most recently in May this year with her team who were the undefeated CIS Champions. She has also played in the ‘Country Tour’ with Illawarra (2012-15) and has been a member of the Illawarra Hawks U/18 Rep. Team and the Kittyhawks Youth League Team. Chloe is one of Chevalier’s most dedicated trainers and often assists her coaches and other teams with their training drills.
Isaac only started playing basketball in 2011 as a Year 8 member of the Chev 14 Bs, but such was his talent that he was selected in the Firsts the following year! His dedication to training and skill development as well as his high level of fitness saw him appointed as Captain of the 2013 Firsts while still in Year 10. As a member of the First V, Isaac has twice played in ISA Finals – against St Stanislaus, Bathurst and St Gregory’s, Campbelltown. He has played in Moss Vale representative teams since U/16 and is currently a valued member of the successful Moss Vale Magic Youth League team.
The perpetual ‘Gardiner Shield’ and associated annual individual medals are donated to the College by the family of Kelsey and Briarna Gardiner, both past students of the College, as a way of supporting and encouraging basketball both within Chev and also in the wider community.