Just a small hat-tip to my home town basketball team, the Wollongong Hawks, who tonight are playing their last home game for the regular season, 2009/10.
I remember with the sadness and disappointment a crowd of about 6000 people felt when the Hawks played what we all thought was their last ever game in their home town this time last year. It is a credit to Mat Campbell, our captain, who drew together generous sponsors, led by ahm, and established a great off-court team to bring the Hawks back from what was literally the dead. I’m honoured to have been able to play a small part as a Director of the reborn Hawks, and thank MatÂ sincerelyÂ for inviting me to get involved.
As we go into the last round hoping for a playoff birth, we could finish anywhere from 2nd to 5th out of the 8 national league teams. Unlike the international cricket this year, our summer sport has been a very tight, very thrilling competition.
Lets hope the boys can win tonight at home and on the road tomorrow, and come in 2nd to give us home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs! After all, there a $100K bonus riding on it!