2019 WA Invitational
2019 saw Aussie Prospects hold its first ever combined Men’s and Women’s WA Invitational tournament. With the WA venue being changed to Ray Owen Sports Centre in Perth, Western Australia to accommodate for such a large scale event, the increase in space created a great atmosphere for all the athletes to showcase their skills in. There was no Invitational tournament held in Victoria in 2019, however, a team from Victoria did compete in the WA Invitational.
The format of the tournament was also changed so that the Invitational took place over three consecutive days, with the Men’s Slam Dunk and Three Point Contests and Women’s Skills Challenge and Three Point Contest taking place on the same (second) night.
In addition to all this, a Men’s team made up of high level Victorian athletes also made the journey from over east to compete in the Invitational, and this gave both sides the opportunity to matchup against players whom they would not normally get to verse.
Uniforms for this tournament, to represent our core brand colours, were modelled off the NBA teams of the Brooklyn Nets (Black), Utah Jazz (Orange), Philadelphia 76ers (Grey) and Denver Nuggets (White).
WA Mens Invitational Awards
Tournament MVP: Tyler Kohr
Defensive Player of the Tournament: Kayden Malseed
Slam Dunk Champion: Ian Lavalaye
3 Point Champion: Brendan Redhead
Mens Championship Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Head Coach: Andrew Ferguson
WA Womens Invitational Awards
Tournament MVP: Bella Green
Defensive Player of the Tournament: Adele East
Skills Champion: Tia Morgan
3 Point Champion: Hannah Burt
Womens Championship Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Zahli Rose Jolly
Head Coach: Craig Allen
Assistant Coach: Stacia Muparutsa