|Club||Rhys Murphy||AUSA Hoops||Sydney||NS|
|High School||Jarred Scoines|
|Primary Position||Shooting Guard|
|Hand||Vertical jump||Wingspan||Bench Press (max)|
Barker College - CAS conference champions
CAS = Combined Associated Schools
AAU Team - AUSA Hoops
I am the shooting guard for the Barker College Firsts Basketball side. My school plays in a very strong competition in the Sydney Metropolitan Area. The team finished 9-1 and were the Conference Champions for the Combined Associated Schools, it was the first time the school had won in 7 years. We were the Division 2 runners up at the National School Basketball Tournament in December 2014, where I was the top scorer for Division 2 averaging 21 points during the tournament. I average 23.4 points a game for Barker College, I have a strong inside and outside game. I am a very good rebounder and play very aggressive defence.
The school season is a summer competition. I have been selected and played for the Regional Basketball Association (the Hornsby Spiders) for 9 consecutive seasons. I am currently playing Under 21 Youth League.
I have consistently made higher level representative sides selected from school and representative teams to play in State and National Competitions. I have also missed out on making teams at different stages of my career and I am resilient because each time I have missed I have worked harder to do better next time.
AAU Team - AUSA Hoops
House Captain, Baker College
There are 6 Houses at my school each with a Captain. I led the student body of my House for the purpose inter-house competition and as a mentor for the members of my house. I was required to present a 10 minute speech at the House Dinner with 200 students and 300 parents in attendance.
Youth Leadership Forum
I was selected by the school to attend the Youth Leadership Forum at the Vision Valley Retreat. The YLF is a 2 ½ day live-in program for Year 10 students Nominated by their schools, churches, sports groups or service organisations. The program is strongly based around the values of service to others, integrity and courage. It is non-political and non-religious. The Forum was a chance for me to come together with other Year 10 Students and share thoughts and ideas on how to be great, inspirational leaders in school. I benefitted from the wise knowledge of exceptional leaders and speakers, as they share their personal stories and secrets about what it is to be a great leader each and every day. The program was a mixture of guest speakers, workshops, activities and a community service project where I learned how to move into the community to put into action the types of principles I heard about. I was also awarded a Gold Leadership award for excellent leadership with the younger kids at my school.
Healthy athletic performance to me is the balance between school and sport. Never once have I valued basketball over school, and I continue to think that way. To me an education at college is the most important thing, as it carries you for your whole life. However to have healthy athletic performance I love to combine my passion for basketball with my dedication to school. Due to the fact that I am training everyday, it is extremely important for me to plan my time well so that I still have time to study, do assignments and do homework. Basketball helps me also to focus on my work at school because I have the desire to play college basketball, which you need good grades to play. Overall, I am busy in day to day life, but by balancing my studies with basketball, I think I create the perfect healthy athletic performance as a 'student-athlete'.
Indigenous Community Involvement
In 2014 I attended the Yipirinya Indigenous School in Alice Springs, Northern Territory for a period of 2 week. The school has an enrolment of 200 students from pre-school to Year 10. Yipirinya School caters for Indigenous students as it offers a two-way (bilingual and bicultural) education helping to keep Indigenous culture alive. I attended classes, some of which were conducted in the indigenous language. I spent time with students including coaching them in basketball. Yipirinya School caters for some of the most disadvantaged students in Australia. I was able to share my experience with the students and learn about indigenous Australia and experience the outback whilst residing at schools accomodation complex. It was one of the most important experiences of my life.
Hornsby Kurringai Women’s Shelter
I have volunteered to work at the Hornsby Women’s Shelter. The Women’s Shelter is a new project designed to provide temporary supported accommodation for women in times of crisis such as homelessness and /or domestic violence. It is there to provide a safe non threatening environment for women that will assist them through their emotional and physical crisis. My Grandparents are on the Board of the shelter and I have worked during the establishment phase of project by helping them by collecting and moving heavy furniture into and around the Shelter.
Level 1 Accredited Basketball Coach with Basketball Australia
In 2013 I attended a 2 full day course and did the coursework component in order to attain my Level 1 National Basketball Coaching Accreditation. Since that time I have coached junior basketball teams in the Hornsby Kurringai Junior Competition. The children I have coached have been between 8-12 years of age. I have also coached the High School House basketball teams at my school.
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