Cairns Dolphins

The Cairns Dolphins are an Australian basketball team based in Cairns, Queensland. The Dolphins compete in the women's NBL1 North league and play their home games at Early Settler Stadium.

Cairns Dolphins
Cairns Dolphins logo
LeagueNBL1 North
Founded1987
HistoryCairns Dolphins
1987–present
ArenaEarly Settler Stadium
Capacity730
LocationCairns, Queensland
Team colorsDeep sky blue, purple, white
     
Main sponsorKenfrost Homes
CEOMark Beecroft
PresidentMark Beecroft
Vice-president(s)Chris Van Dorssen
General managerMike Scott
Head coachKerry Williams
Team captainJonnae Downing
OwnershipCairns Basketball Inc.
Affiliation(s)Cairns Marlins
Championships1 (1994)
WebsiteCairns Basketball

Team historyEdit

After operating a successful basketball program in Cairns, Queensland, Cairns Basketball joined the Queensland State Basketball League in its second season in 1987.[1] They fielded two teams, the Cairns Marlins in the men's competition and the Cairns Dolphins in the women's competition.

After a successful first season for the NBL1 in 2019, in 2020 it expanded into Queensland and replaced the QBL. After this change, the Dolphins transferred to the NBL1 North.[2][3]

Season by seasonEdit

Season League Regular Season Post-Season Head Coach Captain Club MVP
Position Played Wins Losses Win %
Cairns Dolphins
1987 QSBL
1988 QSBL
1989 QSBL
1990 QSBL
1991 QSBL
1992 QSBL
1993 QSBL
1994 CBA Champions in Finals against Ipswich Eagles
1995 CBA
1996 CBA
1997 CBA
1998 ABA
1999 ABA
2000 ABA
2001 ABA
2002 ABA
2003 ABA
2004 ABA
2005 ABA
2006 QABL Lost in Final to Southern Districts Spartans
2007 QABL
2008 QABL
2009 QBL
2010 QBL
2011 QBL 6th
2012 QBL 10th
2013 QBL 10th
2014 QBL 11th
2015 QBL 8th
2016 QBL 5th Mark Worthington
2017 QBL 9th 17 7 10 .412 Did Not Qualify
2018 QBL 9th 18 8 10 .444 Kerry Williams
2019 QBL 12th 18 5 13 .278 Jonnae Downing
2020 NBL1 North Season cancelled
2021 NBL1 North TBD Myra Donkin

Current squadEdit

Cairns Dolphins roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
G 4   Oxlade, Chelsea
G 5   Heard, Andria
G 6   Luki, Jadah
G 7   O'Leary, Janali
G 8   Donkin, Myra (C) 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
G 9   Crotty, Felicity
G 10   Tombs, Emma
G 11   Downing, Jonnae 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
F 12   Heard, Sarah
F 13   Nakamura, Emma
G 21   Ross, Ebony
C 24   Williams, Leichan 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
G 30   Biondi-Howarth, Caitlyn
Head coach
  •   Myra Donkin
Assistant coach(es)
  • TBA

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (I) Import player
  •   Injured

Updated: 10 June 2021

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History – Cairns Basketball Association". SportsTG. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Move set to bring range of opportunities". www.cairnspost.com.au.
  3. ^ "NBL1 Expands To North And South Conferences". NBL1.com.au. 15 January 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2020.

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