PETRIK RE-SIGNS AS COACH, BECOMES HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGER
You won't find anyone with better coaching credentials in Western Australia than Ryan Petrik and nor will you find anyone more passionate about the Rockingham Flames, and he couldn’t be more delighted to take on a full-time role with the club he holds dear.
Petrik has spent his lifetime in basketball with the Rockingham Flames and it's where he has enjoyed enormous success as a coach firstly in the women's program winning championships in 2014 and 2015.
The next goal became to win a first championship in the men's competition and Petrik achieved that dream by both leading the Flames to the NBL1 West and National Championships in 2022.
The fire burns deep now to continue coaching the Rockingham men's team in the NBL1 West competition especially after the frustration of going so close but falling just short of winning both championships again in 2023.
However, Petrik will now be even further involved at the Flames moving forward having accepted the role of High Performance Manager.
Taking on High Performance Manager role
Petrik has now started in his new role as High Performance Manager with Rockingham combined with continuing to coach the Flames men's team in the NBL1 West competition and the Perth Lynx in the WNBL.
Having coached both the women's and men's teams to championships at NBL1 level, Petrik now wants to set his focus on helping to improve Rockingham at WABL level.
"It's something I've always had some interest in doing," Petrik said.
"Obviously I started out as a WABL coach in Rockingham and then Claydo dragged me over to the men's program and I spent two years there, then two years under Utley and Shannon Conrad convinced me over to coach the women's NBL1 side.
"I haven't really been involved in WABL since then and our focus was on becoming strong in the SBL at the time having been a club that had never gone close to winning.
Rockingham Basketball and Recreation Association 🤝 Cook Labor Government
This morning the Cook Labour Government committed to a $10 Million contribution to the Rockingham Basketball community.
$2 Million of this will be allocated to the City of Rockingham to replace the existing roof and deliver other important upgrades to address poor ventilation for a number of courts at Mike Barnett Sports Complex.
A further $8 Million has been allocated towards construction of new courts at our venue, plugging the much needed gap in our community.
This development will ensure that Mike Barnett remains fit for purpose for our growing basketball community.
“The Rockingham Basketball and Recreation Association has been working closely with the City of Rockingham on the expansion of available indoor courts at Mike Barnett Sporting Complex. The board and I are delighted with the commitment to the Rockingham Community, by the Cook Labor Government. I look forward to working with the City of Rockingham to continue to collaboratively create positive outcomes for our basketball community”
⁃ Warren Boucaut, President of the Rockingham Basketball and Recreation Association
𝐍𝐁𝐋𝟏 𝐖𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐂𝐥𝐮𝐛 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 - 𝐑𝐎𝐂𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆𝐇𝐀𝐌 𝐅𝐋𝐀𝐌𝐄𝐒
"The Flames saw a top 4 finish in both the men’s and women’s competitions, packed crowds to every game, high volume community engagement and one of the top clubs nationally for online viewership in 2023.
The game night presentation at the Hot House is recognised as one of the best in the country and the Flames continue to bring innovation and professionalism to the NBL1 competition raising the bar every year.
Congratulations to President Warren Boucaut and the Flames team on an outstanding year and our 2023 NBL1 West Club of the Year." - NBL1 West
- SINCLAIR FAMILY MCDONALDS -