PERTH LYNX TO ENTER NEXT PHASE OF GROWTH
The Perth Wildcats and Basketball WA wish to announce that the two organisations have come to an arrangement to transfer the Licence for the Perth Lynx back to Basketball WA for the 2020/21 season so as to commence the next phase of the redevelopment of the women’s pathway program.
Five years ago Jack Bendat took ownership of the Perth Lynx to assist the women’s game to become more professional and sustainable at the national level and build a product and program that can provide for the aspirations of young female basketballers across the state to compete at the national level. Jack’s vision has been achieved as the team has gone from strength to strength playing off in four finals series, including a grand final appearance in its first year.
The objective was always to support the women’s program to reach new levels of professionalism and provide a solid base to ensure the long term sustainability for the program. Basketball WA can now take a professional program and entrench it in the community basketball fabric to ensure its long term success.
BWA CEO Rob Clement said “Basketball has a lot to thank Jack Bendat for and his investment and leadership in our Perth Lynx program has been exemplary, we now look to embrace our broader basketball community to consolidate the work done by Mr Bendat and the Perth Wildcats team to ensure the teams long term success and viability, we thank Mr Bendat for his leadership and contribution to the sport.”
Basketball WA is now looking towards the 2020/21 season and working with a range of stakeholders to discuss the future structure of the program and look forward to making some announcements soon.
For further information please contact:
M: 0407 866 643
P: 6272 0741
12 March 2020