Basketball NSW recognises Hoops Capital individuals

November 27, 2023 | Sydney Flames news

Numerous Hoops Capital individuals have been recognised by Basketball NSW at their recent annual awards.

This noteworthy event not only commends the talented players of their elite state teams but also recognises the dedication and perseverance of the hard-working associations across NSW, while also applauding the countless volunteers who selflessly devote their time and efforts to ensure the smooth operation of our beloved sport on the courts.

The first Hoops Capital star to be acknowledged was Flames young gun Isla Juffermans, who was named the 2023 Junior Female Player of the Year.


While the Coffs Harbour product’s NSW under 20 women’s side claimed the State Team of the Year prize, after her squad featuring Flames’ Caitlyn Martin and Carla Pitman, former Flame Emma Donnelly and Sydney Kings Ring of Honour member Tom Garlepp as coach, won the 2023 national title.

The latter’s wife and current Flames assistant coach Renae Garlepp didn’t go home empty-handed, winning the Representative Coach of the Year award by guiding Norths to the NBL1 Women’s title – a squad that took out the Association Team of Year gong (also featuring Martin, Pitman and Donnelly).

Finally, former King Ben Madgen (and older brother of current Flame Tess) was named the 2023 Paid Administrator of the Year for his work with the Sydney Comets.