Kerry is an experienced Sports Administrator, Event Co-ordinator and Operations Manager, who has worked and lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin and New Zealand but calls Adelaide home. She now uses her wide range of skills and experience to connect authentic and passionate people doing great things through her start up business KW Consulting.
A supporter of the Free Throw Foundation from it’s inception, Kerry was thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Board in 2017 and loves that the events bring the SA Basketball Community together while raising money to help break down the barriers to participation and enable the youth of South Australia to participate in the sport of basketball.
Kerry started playing Basketball at the age of 5 at Morphett Vale Stadium and joined the Noarlunga City Tigers when she was 7, going on to play with the NCT Senior Women’s team from the age of 15. A SASI Scholarship holder and State Team Reserve in U16, 18 and 20’s, Kerry was still fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to the USA and Spain in 2000 with SASI and then be selected in the 2001 Gold Medal winning Junior Australian team for the FIBA Oceania Championships held in Suva Fiji.
She transferred to Eastern Mavericks in U/20’s before moving to Melbourne and playing SEABL, VBL and Big V with the Frankston Blues and Sandringham Sabres while working as an Administrator at the South East Australian Basketball League.
Relocating to Sydney to work at the City of Sydney Basketball Association and then Basketball Australia, Kerry was a member of the Sydney Flames Development Squad, The Sparks while playing Youth League and ABA for the Sydney Comets and the Bankstown Bruins.
By the age of 25 Kerry realised that as much as she loved the game, she was a much better Administrator than player and in addition to her paid roles, has enjoyed continuing her involvement in the sport she loves as a volunteer, coach, team manager and board member.
Working with Basketball Manawatu as part of her contract Sport Partnership Manager role with Sport Manawatu in 2017/18 reignited her passion for the game and provided a career highlight when she was asked to be the Assistant Camp Co-ordinator for the inaugural Steven Adams High School Invitational Camp in Palmerston North. Working alongside the amazing Sports Pathways Trust, BBNZ High Performance Manager and Coaches to provide an amazing experience for the Top 20 Boys and Girls High School Players from across the country.