The Halls Woollacott Awards Luncheon is a prestigious event on the Basketball SA calendar, celebrating our most elite competition and in the lead up to the Grand Finals.
When: Sunday August 13
Where: Morphettville Racecourse
Time: 12pm - 3pm
Cost: $90 pp, includes a 2-course meal with a drinks package.
Voting for the Halls and Woollacott are conducted by the referees, immediately after each match, with three votes awarded to the player they deem to have been the fairest and most brilliant on the ground, two votes for the second most fairest and brilliant and one vote for the third fairest and most brilliant player on the day, in their opinion.
If you are interested in attending this event, tickets must be purchased prior to Tuesday 1st August.
If you wish to attend the Halls Woollacott Awards luncheon and you are an official, a life member, a former winner, a member of the 300 club or other, please click here.
The Woollacott Medal was donated by the Basketball Association of South Australia on behalf of Noel Woollacott's Emporium. Noel Woollacott was killed in action during World War II.
Originally given to the Best and Fairest player in the District competition, the Noel Woollacott Trophy eventually evolved into the Woollacott Medal and was upgraded to Fairest and Most Brilliant in the early 1970s. In 1999 for the first time the medal was awarded to the ABA Central Conference's Most Valuable Player.
The votes are cast by referees post-game on a 3, 2, 1 basis. In 1981 and 1996, the competition experimented with coaches voting, before reverting to the original format.
The first Halls Medal was awarded in 1964. Prior to that, Woollacott Medals were awarded.
As the women wanted a separate medal acknowledging women's basketball, a sponsor was sought. Halls, manufacturers of soft drinks agreed to sponsor the award. Henceforth, the Halls Medal was awarded to winners of the Best and Fairest player in the District Women's competition.
Like the Woollacott Medal, it was upgraded to the Fairest and most Brilliant player in the early 1970s.
In 1999 for the first time the medal was awarded to the ABA central Conference's Most Valuable Player. The votes are cast by referees post-game on a 3, 2, 1 basis. In 1981 and 1996, the competition experimented with coaches voting, before reverting to the original format.