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Ginninderra Rats

The Ginninderra Rats Basketball Club has a long and successful history that we all can be proud of.

Formed in 1977, the Club has aided the development of many junior players into the ranks of Senior Competition in addition to players making it into the ranks of the NBL/WNBL such as Luc Longley and Natalie Hurst.

Our Club was established by a group of computer operators at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in Canberra, who were looking for an organised sporting outlet rather than the irregular and varied sporting activities in which they were engaged. This group consisted of Peter Jackson, Peter Poke, Peter Williams, Bruce Minerds and Peter Caldwell.

As a result, a meeting was held in January 1977 at which the name and club colours were chosen and saw Peter Caldwell elected President, Peter Poke elected Secretary, Laurie Bowman elected Treasurer, and in his absence Peter Williams was appointed Coach, much to his dismay.

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