Stephen Curry injury update: Warriors G will play vs. Pistons on Saturday

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Warriors guard Stephen Curry has missed 10 games while dealing with a groin injury, but Steve Kerr says he’ll return soon.

Curry suffered the injury in a 134-111 loss to the Bucks, and Dub Nation has experienced some serious drama in his absence. Curry is the glue holding the team together, and getting him back should help Golden State get on track.

According to ESPN, Curry will not play in their highly anticipated matchup with the Raptors on Thursday. However, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says he will play again against the Pistons on Saturday.

Even though Curry has been out of commission for a lengthy stretch, he ranks fifth in the NBA in 3-pointers made with 62. He’s shooting 49.2 percent from deep so far, which is a career high.

The Warriors are 15-7 and only behind the Clippers in the Western Conference standings. Many see the 18-4 Raptors as the biggest threat to the defending champs, so they hoped to see both teams at full strength.

Draymond Green is still dealing with a toe injury, but Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson will provide Golden State fans with plenty of excitement this weekend.

Source: sportingnews.com

Nellakir are proud to be involved with the current Victorian Schools Building authority projects underway at Pakenham, Yarrambat, Aitken hill and Burnside. As well Nellakir have undertaken new multipurpose court construction at Banyule Primary School and Lalor Gardens Primary School with works commencing early next year.

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What’s the Stephen Curry connection? Stephen Curry ‘cut his teeth’ as a junior playing for the Knox Raiders as a ten year old. Back then Basketball Courts with Sprung Timber Flooring were the exception. Now with nearly all new schools to feature a multipurpose court – our next champions are getting a feel for real competition surfaces.

For expert construction and maintenance on all Timber Sports Flooring call now on 9467 6126 or leave your details here for a prompt response.

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The Bendigo Stadium Redevelopment – new pictures.

Recently we featured the opening of the Bendigo Stadium’s new show court – the premium sports arena in Central Victoria.

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Nellakir are proud to have built the new premium sports flooring surface (Sprung Timber Sports Flooring by ASF Horner Sports Floors) in collaboration with the appointed builder Fairbrother Pty Ltd. The new court and surface are of a standard to permit NBL games to be played on the FIBA (Federation of International Basketball Associations) approved surface.

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The first game was played there on the new court in June. It was a women’s Basketball match between the Bendigo Braves and the Sandringham Sabres. The Braves won by 32 points.

The Bendigo Stadium is a major asset of the greater City of Bendigo and the ideal venue to host major sporting and entertainment events.

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Facilities include 7 indoor sports courts, major exhibition and function areas, a licensed clubroom and associated administration facilities.

The Stadium has the flexibility to be used for major sporting, cultural or entertainment events.

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The Bendigo Stadium attracts 10,000 patrons each week for major sports events, concerts, dinners, conventions, trade shows and special events.

It operates as a sports venue for regular competitions and as a licensed club catering for 6000 members.

Source: eventfinda.com.au

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Nellakir are Victoria and Tasmania’s leading supplier and installer of Sprung Timber Sports Flooring. Through leading edge technology – Nellakir are exclusive agents for Australasian Sports Floors Horner Pty Ltd in the region – Nellakir has constructed many of the state’s major stadium’s flooring..

Nellakir continue to construct Sports Flooring in major stadiums, regional facilities, schools and community centres.

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Nellakir offer real experience and real expertise. The Nellakir package includes a follow up maintenance package that will ensure a competitive surface for the lifetime of the court.

So whether it’s annual cyclical maintenance of sports flooring – recoating, linemarking or eventually re-sanding and recoating, call Nellakir now on 9467 6126 for premium expert service. Or leave your details here and one of our consultants will respond to your enquiry promptly.

Nellakir – The Sports Flooring for Champions.

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Nellakir use Australasian Sports Flooring Horner Systems – exclusively – with Pacific Seating retractable seating.

Nellakir use Australasian Sports Floors sprung timber sports floors exclusively. Australasian Sports Flooring systems are the only FIBA approved systems available in Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific). ASF Horner Hardwood Flooring has been setting the industry standard since 1891. International events such as the Sydney Olympic Games 2000, the Los Angeles Championships of Basketball, World University Games, Pan American Games, Goodwill Games, European Championships and since 1983 every NCAA Final Four game and NBA All-Stars games are all played on the ASF Horner flooring systems.

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Nellakir use Forestry Certified Flooring ensuring a fully Sustainable Flooring System. Nellakir utilises ASF Horner flooring, ASF Horner exclusively use selected plantation timbers as opposed to Native Forest coups. To ensure ongoing sustainability, Court managers and organisations can adopt the ’S’ maintenance program upon completion. Nellakir use ASF Horner timbers with full Forestry Certification. The certification means a complete history of the hardwood flooring surface can be supplied to the client. Forestry Certification certificates validate that all environmental and government regulations with regard to Forestry production have been adopted and adhered to.

Nellakir also provides the Pacific Seating range of Stadium Seating – “The next Generation in Retractable Seating Systems” – The Glide Series.

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The Glide system is quieter to operate, stronger in its design and more user friendly for facility staff. Glide provides individual seating for each patron (no platform seating) – space for every person. The VR1 system provides Disabled patrons with a simple solution as standard specification.

 

seating007d colour chartThe Glide Series is superb in Competition Court situations. For multipurpose facilities and gymnasiums the SBS Seat is the recommended option. Comfortable, generous seat spaces, ergonomically contoured for spectator comfort. A standard range of bright, warm colours is available – or you can choose a combination of colours to suit your purposes from the SBS seat colour range.

The Cook Seat is the most popular seating option in the Pacific Seating range. This seat provides numerous different applications. An economical nose mounting seat with a folding back or as a riser mounted seat with a tip up base. Options provide you the client with the best seating arrangement for your purposes. Variable seat spaces and heights are available.

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For further information both on ASF Horner Sprung Timber Sports Flooring systems and on the accompanying Pacific Seating purpose built retractable seating, please call 03 9467 6126 to book an appointment for a free consultation. Or leave your details here and our support staff will contact you to assist you with your enquiry.

Nellakir – for Expert Construction and Programmed Maintenance of all Sports Flooring.

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Nellakir Projects Continue to Develop School Precincts State Wide

This year Nellakir has focussed a lot of attention on developing new facilities in both existing and new schools. From full Basketball/Netball Courts at competition standard, to Drama Rooms where special flooring and staging is created, and even Dance Floors – Nellakir are the Sprung Timber Flooring experts. All Sports Flooring utilises Australian Sports Flooring systems (ASF) and is simply the highest standard.

This week sees the Viewbank College project, a Drama Room, purpose built with specialised timber flooring nearing completion.

As well at Mercy College in Coburg, the materials to develop the sprung timber flooring for their special purpose flooring have now been delivered. Work will start in the very near future.

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Basketball/Netball Courts are being commenced in the next few weeks at both Bentleigh Primary School and at Carnegie Primary School. The courts will be utilised for competition after hours by the local communities.

Courts are also being constructed at the Sandringham East Primary School, the Port Melbourne Primary School and the Springside West Secondary College located at Fraser Rise, on the western edge of Melbourne near Sydenham – a new school.

Another Drama Room is to be built at Keysborough College with Nellakir building a purpose designed sprung timber floor and staging.

At Federation University in Ballarat the Nellakir team have commenced building a purpose built Dance Floor. This is at the Mt St Helen’s Ballarat Campus. Again it is a sprung timber dance floor, which in itself is interesting as all dance floors in Ballrooms and historic homes were always Sprung Timber flooring.

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Two well known community buildings have received a full maintenance makeover recently. The first is the Lynda Blundell Community Centre in Blair St Dallas, a community venue of long standing in the Broadmeadows area, the hall floor and stage were fully sanded and recoated (resealed).

The second such building is the Kelly Park Centre in Werribee, a popular community venue where again the Hall area flooring and stage were re-sanded and recoated (resealed) as well.

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And to end the report, the new Basketball Court at St Francis College Beaconsfield has now been completed. With the previous court being water damaged beyond repair, Nellakir have now built a new competition level court featuring Sprung Timber Sports Flooring.

If you or your organisation require a Maintenance Program, repairs or perhaps a complete re-construction of your Sports Flooring, don’t hesitate to call Nellakir on 9467 6126 or leave your contact details here and one of our helpful staff will get back to you to make an appointment for a free, no obligation quote. Nellakir – for Expert Construction and Programmed Maintenance of all Sports Flooring.

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Nellakir works with Schools in maintaining High Grade Sprung Timber Sports Flooring

We reprint here in full an article from School News, a national magazine distributed to all primary and secondary schools Australia wide. it features an interview with Nellakir Managing Director Rick Allen on both the Construction of Sprung Timber Sports Flooring for indoor school stadiums as well as some useful tips on the ongoing maintenance of Timber Sports Flooring to ensure its optimum performance for years to come.

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Sprung Timber Sports Floors for Sustained Performance

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State Netball and Hockey Centre with Sprung Timber Sports Flooring by Nellakir

In term four it’s time to regenerate sports fields and empty your school pool for cleaning (if you have one). This is the period for any large scale maintenance to occur, while the clatter of not so tiny feet is heard elsewhere, and the school is quiet.

Multi-purpose sports halls take some punishing traffic throughout the school year and require constant attention. The life expectancy of sports surfaces ranges from 15 to more than 50 years, with various options available to suit a multiplicity of sports. Each substance requires a material-specific maintenance and replacement regime – and all will underperform if this is not adequately managed.

Sharing the mantle with Christmas and New Year, summer holidays in Australia can be a difficult time to get things done; thinking ahead is imperative. School News consulted Rick Allen from Nellakir, for the lowdown on a maintenance schedule for existing sprung timber floors, and what’s involved with installing new timber flooring for your sporting facility.

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Industry View

Mr Allen says indoor sprung timber flooring is gaining popularity, and that government subsidies have mitigated the drain on the budget, making it well worth a look. “In Victoria, for example, the Private Partnership Project (PPP) has facilitated the construction of new sprung timber sports floors at government schools across regional and Metropolitan Melbourne.”

He says the Victorian government has undertaken to co-fund facilities at primary schools that will be available to local sporting competitions outside school hours. “The rationale behind the PPP is to fully embed the school in local community and neighbourhood life.”

“Nellakir has constructed sprung timber floors for eight of these new PPP sports facilities since the PPP began in 2016, and the the courts are used by the schools as well as for the broader local community.”

“Sprung timber sports floors are shaping up as the top pick for government initiatives, and the trend is extending to other states,” he said. “The Victorian government has commissioned the construction of the state’s first ‘vertical’ school in Ferrars St, South Melbourne. Nellakir is providing a multipurpose, sprung timber sports floor for the school – with a full size indoor court suitable for basketball, netball, volleyball, gymnastics, and for school assemblies.”

Mr Allen says the reason for the shift towards sprung timber is its high level of resilience, durability and sustained performance. “Its long life expectancy is an attractive prospect, especially when dealing with a provider that can offer schools a life-time maintenance service.”

“While installing sprung timber flooring ensures students are playing on surfaces primed for premium sports competition, these school gyms do draw a crowd. With local basketball, netball and volleyball competitions using the facilities, they sustain heavy traffic, which makes for real wear and tear.”

“Timber is a ‘living’ material,” he continued. “It requires regular treatment, to ensure it maintains bounce and surface regularity.”

“The surface of the court has a specialist coating of oil modified urethane that enables the glide, the speed, and reliability players depend upon in all levels of competition. On busy court surfaces, re-application should occur annually.” Mr Allen says superficial maintenance requirements should be minimal: “Line markings should only be required at re-sand, except in cases where regular maintenance has not occurred.”

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Maintenance Schedule

Sprung timber floors require a simple re-coating every 12 months to maintain the high level of surface quality and slip resistance – while a complete re-sanding should occur every seven to 12 years. The annual re-coating replenishes the floor, according to Mr Allen, though regular examination of the surface is advised. “Sport finishes are designed for grip, and the time it takes to wear will also depend on the extent and frequency of use.”

“Re-coating maintains the grip required from the floor for elite sports action, maintains essential safety features especially important for schools – and lastly, it maintains the aesthetic appeal.”

“With wear and tear and the build-up of finishes (coatings), re-sanding brings sports flooring back to the original brand-new state,” he explained.

The process involves a total sanding back of the floor. The surface then requires reapplication of the finish and protective coatings that give sprung timber sports floors that sleek, polished appearance.

Long-range upkeep, will eventually involve removal and replacement. “After a specified period of time, which will depend on usage, upkeep, and wear and tear, sports flooring will need replacing,” Mr Allen advised.

In the ‘cosmetic repair’ category, line markings may need to be refreshed. A variation in line markings may also be required, when new sports are embraced by the school community.

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Stadium seating

Specific seating designed to sit safely atop the gloss finish of the sprung timber flooring is also recommended. To guard against slip-related accidents, as well as damage to the flooring from abrasive materials, seating can be sourced from timber floor providers.

“Regular safety assessments of flooring and seating should be conducted by your provider,” Mr Allen noted. “From a public liability perspective, this process is highly recommended.”

Receiving monitoring and maintenance on both flooring and seating from the original installer means “all repairs to stadium seating are based on original specifications, ensuring required integrity and functionality”. Mr Allen says sprung timber sports floors have gained the confidence of schools; sporting clubs and associations, and governments, due to their versatility, long product life, and aesthetic appeal. He said, “if an experienced supplier with a comprehensive service package is involved, the installation takes the skinned knees out of netball and the headaches out of maintenance for years to come”.

Source: School News

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Basketball skills for all – Dribbling

Dribbling is the first basketball skilled a player will learn. It is a great weapon for the offensive player when executed properly however it can also be misused and over-used. If you are being closely guarded the dribble may be used to create space for a pass to a team-mate or a drive to the basket. When teaching our junior players I often repeat the instruction “drive to score – not to explore.”

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This is a simple way to emphasize to the players that it is unwise to dribble the ball without good intentions. There are too many times when a player dribbles the ball around and through the defenders trying to find a pathway to the basket and almost inevitably gets into difficulty and loses possession or breaks down the team offense.

Dribbling, like other fundamental skills, must be practiced until it becomes a natural movement. A good player seems to control the ball so well that it becomes almost a part of his body, enabling him to move anywhere on the court with complete confidence.

More players these days are developing incredible skills dribbling the ball behind their back, or between their legs using cross-over dribbling and reverses. Good dribbling is no longer the exclusive domain of the smaller players. Every player on the team is expected to be able to control the ball under extreme defensive pressure, keeping their head up and able to make a pass to a team-mate or strong drive to the basket.

A low, or control dribble is used whenever a player is in a congested area. The ball should be pushed to the floor and not batted. Cup the dribbling hand slightly. The fingers and wrist should be doing most of the work. The hand goes down with the ball as it is pushed to the floor and comes up with the ball as it rebounds from the floor. The offside arm should be raised and held steady to resist pressure applied by the defender. Do not extend the protecting arm as this may cause contact which could be called a foul. The body should always be between the ball and the defender. During the low dribble the ball should not bounce higher than between the knee and the waist level.

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In a cross-over dribble the dribbling hand pushes the ball down and up to the opposite hand as the foot on the side of the dribbling hand comes forward. This enables a change of direction and protection of the ball from the defender. The cross-over dribble should only be used when there is sufficient space between the dribbler and the defender, otherwise a behind the back dribble may be used.

To help learn the behind the back dribble use a zig-zag drive down the court changing direction each time you change the dribbling had. Push the ball behind the back as the leg opposite to the dribbling hand comes forward. This keeps the opposite foot and leg out of the way as the ball hits the floor. As you change direction on the next half step your body will protect the ball until you make the next behind-the-back dribble.

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When advancing the ball down the court without defensive pressure use the high, or speed dribble. Push the ball further way from the body to enable a quicker drive. Sometimes several steps may be taken between each dribble as the ball is pushed well out in front of the body. Players at the higher levels may use as few as two bounces to take the ball from the centre-line to the basket while running at top speed. However at the younger age levels it is more important to maintain control of the ball and your body while learning how to use the speed dribble.

When practicing alone, always try to practice at game speed. Sometimes players may be able to dribble quite well when alone and moving slowly, but once the game has started and defensive pressure is applied they may lose their technique and control.

Source: betterbasketball.com.au

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