About Nellakir Sports Floors

Nellakir are the leading supplier of indoor sprung timber floors typically used for sporting arenas catering for basketball, netball and volleyball. The company operates throughout Victoria and Tasmania. It has installed the playing serfaces of the State Netball & Hockey Centre, the State Basketball Centre (Knox), The Waverley Netball Centre, St Kevin’s College (Toorak), Eagle Stadium (Werribee Fitness Center), Parade College (Bundoora) and many other schools and sports venues.

Touring Team for Samsung Australian Diamonds 2019 Netball Quad Series Announced.

In Australia there are three main sports that play professionally on specialist Sprung Timber Sports Flooring – Basketball (Mens, Womens, Juniors), Netball (Womens, Mens, Mixed in Senior and Junior) and Volleyball (Men, Women, Mixed and Juniors).

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NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 19: Gretel Tippett of the Diamonds passes the ball during the Quad Series International Netball test match between the Australian Diamonds and the England Roses at Newcastle Entertainment Centre on September 19, 2018 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Netball is by far the most popular sport for women in both seniors and juniors. At its highest level, the Netball Quad Series that was just played here in Melbourne during September will be now continued in England this coming January.

The 2019 Quad Series is being played from the 13th of January until the 20th of January in venues in both London and Liverpool.

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NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 19: Liz Watson of the Diamonds passes the ball during the Quad Series International Netball test match between the Australian Diamonds and the England Roses at Newcastle Entertainment Centre on September 19, 2018 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Following on from the Quad Series, the Samsung Australian Diamonds Netball team will be holding a squad training camp in May, in preparation for the 2019 Netball World Cup. Australian Selectors will also be keeping a close eye on the action in the Suncorp Super Netball Season as well, to finally make the selection on the 12 best Netball players nationally to represent Australia at the World Netball Cup 2019, scheduled for the beginning of June 2019.

The team selected to visit England is as follows.

2019 Samsung Australian Diamonds Quad Series Team

  • Caitlin Bassett – Western Australia – GIANTS Netball
  • April Brandley – New South Wales – Collingwood Magpies
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Kelsey Browne – Victoria – Collingwood Magpies
  • Courtney Bruce – Western Australia – West Coast Fever
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Emily Mannix – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens
  • Jamie-Lee Price – New South Wales – GIANTS Netball
  • Kate Moloney – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens
  • Gabi Simpson – New South Wales – Queensland Firebirds
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Caitlin Thwaites – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens
  • Gretel Tippett – Queensland – Queensland Firebirds
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Liz Watson – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens
  • Jo Weston – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens
  • Stephanie Wood – Queensland – Sunshine Coast Lightning

For many of these players, it was on Sprung Timber Sports Flooring by ASF/Horner supplied by Nellakir that they honed their undoubted skills from a young age. Nellakir are recognised as the premium supplier of Sprung Timber Sports Flooring in both Victoria and Tasmania.

Timber Sports Flooring requires regular maintenance and care to ensure a premium professional playing surface at all times.

It’s a sensible move to engage the very best team to maintain and service your premium Sports Flooring. Call Nellakir now on 9467 6126 for Expert Construction and Programmed Maintenance of all Timber Sports Flooring. Or leave your details here and one of our team will reply promptly to your enquiry.

Remember it’s Nellakir – The Sports Flooring for Champions.

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NEW Elite Competition to replace SEABL in 2019.

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Nellakir note with great interest the development of a new premium competition in Victoria and Tasmania to replace the previous South East Basketball League which ceased operating earlier this year.

The new league will fall under the auspices of Basketball Victoria. Nellakir build and maintain premium Sprung Timber Sports Floors in a number of stadiums to be utilised for the upcoming men’s and women’s competitions. These include stadiums at Ballarat, Bendigo, Frankston, Nunawading, Waverly and of course the State Basketball Centre in Wantirna (Knox).

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All Nellakir Sports Flooring is FIBA approved and utilises ASF/Horner premium flooring options for competition courts of the highest quality.

Call now on (03) 9467 6126 to book in a complete and professional court maintenance program to ensure maximum court performance. Or leave your details here for a prompt response to your enquiry.

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Basketball Victoria announces new elite league to replace SEABL

The South East Australian Basketball League will end, but elite basketballers will have new competition to play in next winter, with Basketball Victoria to manage a new senior elite league.

BV announced the 18 teams who have earned men’s and women’s licences for a new competition which was created after Basketball Australia gave SEABL its last rites earlier this year.

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Having a farewell SEABL season, since the competition has been running since 1981, was raised but ultimately the new league, which is yet to be named, was given a green light with BV and clubs working furiously over the past two months to finalise bids and award the licenses.

All SEABL’s Victorian sides have remained including Dandenong Rangers, Kilsyth Cobras and Nunawading Spectres, while Albury-Wodonga Bandits and Tasmanian clubs Hobart Chargers, North-West Tasmania Thunder men and Launceston Tornadoes women also keep their places.

Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence teams will also remain but Basketball Victoria chief Nick Honey said they would likely play all their games in Victoria rather than in their base at the AIS in Canberra.

The big winners will be Knox Raiders, Eltham Wildcats, Ringwood Hawks and Waverley Falcons who move up from the Big V Championship into the new competition, several other Big V sides were knocked back but can apply again in future.

But SEABL powerhouse Mt Gambier Pioneers men and ACT sides Canberra Gunners and Canberra Capitals Academy were left out, as were Sydney University Sparks women.

The Canberra sides are tipped to join the Waratah League in New South Wales while the Pioneers’ future is uncertain. The Sparks were a development side for WNBL club Sydney University Flames.

There won’t be promotion or relegation but BV has reserved the right to add new clubs or send underperforming clubs down if needed.

Honey said BV wanted to have a year to plan for a new league in 2020 but had to step up to the plate despite already running the 145-team Big V competition.

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The new league still has to produce a fixture, find a name and finalise the number of games, one plan could see it run from late March until late August with at least 22 regular season games but that is not locked in.

Honey also hopes clubs will look to sign NBL and WNBL players but knows there will be imports too.

“Necessity led this more than anything,” Honey said. “We have some high-performing, historically important associations that we have to look after and while we love all our children from our division two clubs to our biggest clubs, we had to somewhere suitable for them to do what they do best and that’s produce outstanding basketballers.”

Honey stressed the new league was managed by BV but not the state league, that title remains with the Big V Championship.

The new league will carry over the history from the SEABL in terms of championships, games and other statistical achievements with BV and BA to formalise more ways they can make sure that history is not lost.

“If you played 200 SEABL games and play next season, that will be game 201,” Honey said.

At club level there were celebrations and relief as they can now plan for their future.

Kilsyth chief executive Will van Poppel praised the new competition.

“It will have a substantial impact on our bottom line with less airfares, accommodation and travel costs – we can use those funds for more development work,” van Poppel said.

“Knox is an old rival of ours. Ringwood is a little newer but we have a rivalry at junior level so this will showcase local basketball and help us bring more spectators into our stadium.”

Eltham chief executive Greg Jeffers said his club wanted to join SEABL but couldn’t due to high costs.

“It’s a huge reward,” Jeffers said. “We spent over $1.2 million to upgrade our stadium in 2018 and get our venue right, we still have a lot of work to go.

“It’s great to get our rivalry games with Diamond Valley back, they have been missed. We can’t wait to bring the likes of Bendigo, Hobart and Melbourne Tigers to play in front of packed houses here next year.”

Clubs for 2019 Senior Elite League (both men’s and women’s): Albury-Wodonga, Ballarat, Bendigo, BA Centre of Excellence, Dandenong, Diamond Valley, Eltham, Frankston, Geelong, Hobart, Kilsyth, Knox, Melbourne Tigers, North West Thunder /Launceston (co-licensees), Nunawading, Ringwood, Sandringham, Waverley.

Source: smh.com.au

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Move over Le Bron – Its Ben Simmons ! The Aussies are coming!

Ben Simmons was crowned Rookie of the Year earlier this year in the prestigious US National Basketball Competition – The NBA.

A Melbourne boy, Ben attended school at Box Hill Senior Secondary College prior to moving to the USA. Ben was an Australian Institute of Sport Scholarship holder. In Melbourne he played for the Bulleen Boomers. A talented AFL footballer, he made the choice to focus on being a professional basketball player as a teenager.

Although holding Dual US/Australian Citizenship, Ben has made it clear he wishes to represent Australia at the Tokyo 2020 olympic Games.

Ben Simmons, like many juniors in Victoria, began playing on Sports Flooring constructed by Nellakir. Sprung Timber Sports Flooring is the basis for competitive championship basketball. Ben was a member of the Knox Raiders Basketball team as a ten year old junior. A premium court surface and foundations create the very best environment for perfecting the skills of the game.

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With a salary of $6.17 million per annum and a lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike, Ben Simmons is probably Australia’s highest paid sportsman.

Right now Nellakir have built and installed premium sports flooring at major Sports Stadiums around Victoria as well as many new courts in both Private School arenas and Primary and Secondary State Schools.

Our next champion is probably playing out there right now in the suburbs of Melbourne or in a regional Victorian town on a champion surface built and maintained by Nellakir.
For thorough regular maintenance of all Timber Sports Flooring call Nellakir now on 9467 6126.

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Sports Flooring for Champions.

Fast Five Netball World Series 27th – 28th October, Melbourne

Nellakir are proud to be associated with the Fast Five Netball World Series.

A temporary Sprung Timber Sports Flooring supplied exclusively by AF Horner / Australasian Sports Flooring is being installed by Nellakir for this spectacular Event.

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Fast5 Netball World Series

Fast5 is netball like you’ve never seen before; featuring dynamic rules changes including five players a side, shorter quarters, power plays and super shots!

The Fast5 Netball World Series is fan focused with a huge emphasis on fun. The event is the perfect opportunity to get your friends and teammates together, pulling out your costumes and enjoy a weekend full of world class netball and entertainment.

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The Fast5 Netball World Series will be hosted at Hisense Arena, Melbourne – 27-28 October 2018.

Pre-sale tickets are available from Thursday 19 July (9am AEST) to Sunday 22nd July (11.59pm AEST). Sign up here for access and to be sent the link and code Thursday morning prior to sale time. Tickets will be available to the general public on Monday 23rd July 2018.

2018 will be the third and final time the Fast5 World Series will be played on Australian soil. England won the 2017 tournament, following on from New Zealand winning in 2016, so Australia will be vying for top place in their final hosting year at the 2018 event. The Fast5 World Series features the world’s best teams and players, including Australia, New Zealand, England, Jamaica, Malawi and South Africa.

All teams will play six 24 minute games across the two-day series. Each team will feature on both days of competition, with finals held on Sunday. 1000 goals are estimated to be scored across the two-day series.

The Event

The Fast5 Netball World Series is provides a great opportunity for fans to witness netball’s newest format on Australian soil, with the action-packed two-day event to be held in October at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena in 2018, (dates to be announced). Fast5 is netball like you’ve never seen before; featuring dynamic rules changes including five players a side, shorter quarters, power plays and super shots.

The Fast5 Netball World Series will feature the world’s best, with teams from Australia, New Zealand, England, Jamaica, Malawi and South Africa.

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All teams will play six 24 minute games across the two-day series. Each team will feature on both days of competition, with finals held on Sunday.

Melbourne has won the rights to host the Fast5 Netball World Series, which began in 2009, from 2016 to 2018. The 2018 event will be the final year of hosting, so be sure to sign up to the enewsletter database to be the first in the know when tickets are going on sale.

Get your friends and teammates together, pull out your costumes and enjoy a weekend full of world-class netball and entertainment.

Source: fast5worldseries.com.au

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New Rules introduced to the NBA Competition in North America

The NBA is the world’s premiere Basketball Competition. So when the NBA changes its rules it’s time to sit up and take notice. Nellakir are the leading supplier of elite competition style Timber Sports Flooring. Using the ASF Horner / Australasian Sports Flooring renowned and trademarked range of Sprung Timber Sports Flooring. Nellakir provide championship surfaces to FIFA standards throughout Victoria and Tasmania. So take a look at these changes – It would be reasonable to expect that the new rules will flow through to Australian competition.

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NBA changes shot clock, clear path foul, and hostile act rules. Here’s what it means

The Board of Governors unanimously agreed to these rule changes. Here’s what you need to know.

The NBA Board of Governors approved three rule changes that will take effect beginning with the 2018-19 season, the league announced in a statement. The changes, though minor, will impact different areas of every game this year.

Here is a breakdown of each change we’ll see this season:
Shot clock resets to 14 seconds

According to the NBA, the shot clock will reset to 14 seconds — not 24 seconds — in three scenarios:

After an offensive rebound of a missed field goal or free throw that hit the rim
After a loose ball foul is called on the defensive team immediately following a missed field goal or free throw that hit the rim
After the offensive team gets possession of the ball after it goes out of bounds immediately following a missed field goal or free throw that hit the rim.

This rule change was made in an effort to speed the game up. It has been implemented in FIBA competition since 2014, in the WNBA since 2016, and in the G-League since the 2016-17 season.

But according to data from Nylon Calculus, most NBA possessions following an offensive rebound last season resulted in a shot attempt zero to five seconds later. This will though prevent teams that benefit from grabbing offensive rebounds late in close games from dribbling the clock out before hoisting up a shot.

A simpler clear path foul definition

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This one’s a little trickier, so let’s try to break it down as simple as possible. There are now a list of requirements for a referee to be able to whistle a clear path foul during a transition scoring opportunity:

  • The ball is ahead of the tip of the circle in the backcourt
  • No defender is ahead of the offensive player with the transition scoring opportunity
  • The player with the transition scoring opportunity is in control of the ball
  • The foul deprives his team of an opportunity to score.

The list of prerequisites needed to call a clear path foul now makes it less of a judgment call and more of a call reinforced by a set of laws. The NBA’s league office posted a video on Twitter that shows examples of how the rule changed from last year:

If a defender is making a play on the ball and bumps the offensive player in a transition scoring opportunity, or if the defender fouls a player in the act of shooting, it is no longer considered a clear path foul.

In addition, if any defender is ahead of the player with a transition scoring opportunity, a clear path foul cannot be called. In past seasons, referees made judgment calls to determine if the defender ahead of the play was in position to influence a transition scoring opportunity.

Expanded definition of “hostile act”

The definition of a hostile act has also been broadened for instant replay purposes. The expanded definition will allow referees to review plays to “determine the appropriate penalty for players or coaches if they are involved in hostile encounters with each other, referees or fans.”

No further explanation was given, but if things get messy during a game, officials will be taking their time to determine the proper course of action.

These rule changes won’t prove to be anything drastic, but it’s a collective step by the NBA toward honing an already impeccable product.

Source: sbnation.com

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Australia takes lead in Netball Quad series with win over arch rival England

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At Nellakir, Victoria and Tasmania’s leading provider of Sprung Timber Sports Floors, we take more than a passing interest in how our National teams fare in both Netball and Basketball. Nellakir built the two major show courts at the Victorian Netball Centre in Royal Park, so it was with some satisfaction that we note Australia’s victory over England in that sport (Netball) at the Netball Quad series being played in Newcastle yesterday, exacting revenge on the team that beat them in the Commonwealth Games in April.

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Victorian State Netball Centre

Championship level Netball requires a championship level surface. Nellakir use and recommend ASF Horner Sports Flooring systems for truly professional Sports Flooring of the highest quality. In NSW these same ASF Horner systems are installed by Shoreline Sports Floors and the surface of the venue for the Netball Quad series is one of our sister company’s (Shoreline) completed and maintained projects. Read all about the game here…

Australia grind out victory over England to take Quad Series lead

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Almost five months to the day since England sensationally beat Australia to claim netball gold at the Commonwealth Games, a less-than-sparkling Diamonds team exacted their revenge, seeing off the Roses 52-47 in Newcastle to take the lead in the Quad Series.

Lisa Alexander’s charges may have won the first encounter between the nations since that watershed moment on the Gold Coast in April, but it was a grind. The win in front of 4,544 fans at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre also came with a big asterisk.

England were without Jo Harten, who was sidelined with a knee complaint, after getting a knock late in the Roses’ 52-39 victory against New Zealand on Saturday. England, with the NSW Swift recruit Natalie Haythornthwaite starting at goal attack in Harten’s absence and their Games hero Helen Housby back at shooter, settled quicker than the Diamonds and led 14-11 at quarter-time. An upset looked on the cards.

But once the Diamonds attack end hit their stride, thanks to the injection of Liz Watson for Kim Ravaillion at centre at quarter-time and a more settled Caitlin Bassett, who shot 37 from 40 at 93% accuracy thanks to beautiful feeding from Kelsey Browne, by half-time Australia had taken the ascendency 26-24.

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Alexander admitted the Diamonds were disappointed Harten was missing. “I must admit, yes we would have really loved that challenge,” she said. But, in the lead-up to the World Cup in Liverpool next July, Alexander said the side would work hard to simulate the Harten/Housby partnership in training.

Alexander played down talk of revenge and said Australia were thinking about the future, not the past. “It’s about establishing our way of playing, we’ve got a new group. For bits of tonight I thought we did that. But we’ve got work to do. It was a grind really tonight.”

When the sides meet again, on English soil, physicality will be a talking point. Alexander was not impressed with the “hit and bang style” employed in Newcastle. “It’s a very interesting style … closing off space really,” she said.“We’re not playing like that. We play with skill. We try to get our defenders going around the body, to the line of the ball, not hitting the bodies … I thought that was a little bit untidy tonight.”

Source: theguardian.com

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