Vince Hickey was a co-founder and the first coach of Lang Park. Vince played and coached for Brisbane and Queensland and imparted his wealth of knowledge to many exceptional coaches throughout the State, including many at Lang Park. Vince is remembered as the foremost basketball coach in Queensland. Sadly Vince passed away in 1989.

He was a driving force behind the formation of the Brisbane Amateur Basketball Association in 1957 (BABA now BBI). He was the first life member of BBI and is remembered by having the Brisbane Basketball stadium renamed to perpetuate his memory. Vince is one of the original inductees into the Basketball Queensland Hall of Fame and the Basketball Queensland Champion Association trophy is named in his honour.

The Vince Hickey Trophy is the highest recognition at Lang Park. Awarded to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, commitment and contribution over many years.



Wally is a founding father of Lang Park, and a cofounder of the Brisbane Basketball (BBRA) and Queensland Basketball Referees Associations (QBRA). He represented Brisbane as a player in his early years and was an Australian level referee. He coached at state level in both men and women and is responsible for development of boys and girls for over 50 years.

He is a former executive member of Lang Park PCYC and Diamond Life Member of the Qld PCYC and Life Member of BBI. Wally has been a valuable member of Lang Park since its inception and coached in at every level of the club. The Wally Lewis Trophies recognise the most outstanding players in each of the club's pillars... Girls, Boys, Women and Men, reflecting Wally’s contribution to the diversity and excellence of the club.

No perpetual shield is presented to the Wally Lewis Trophy recipients. The winners are represented on an honour board in the main foyer of the Lang Park PCYC.





Bryan was a co-founder of Lang Park Basketball Club. He was a highly qualified sports trainer and experienced manager in basketball. Brian was a member of the Brisbane Bullets support staff and later a senior trainer for the Brisbane Bears/Lions AFL club in their formative years.

Fittingly the Bryan Shephard memorial trophy recognizes the manager of the year for their tireless efforts and commitment to the team.

This award was instigated by the late Margaret Fitzgerald to show her appreciation to the Coaches of Lang Park. All four of Margaret's children played for Lang Park at the highest level for many years. Their names feature prominently throughout the Club’s trophy cabinet as high performers and great contributors to the club.

The Club presents this award each year to honour a coach who has had a longstanding commitment to the club, giving their time and imparting their knowledge and guidance whist achieving outstanding results and earning the respect of players and Club members.

The Lang Park Basketball Club welcomes all members of the family to participate in club life. It is the efforts of our families, who volunteer their time year on year to coach, manage and support the club which is foundational to who the club is.

Each year Lang Park acknowledges a family which has shown a high level of contribution and commitment to the Club to recognition their outstanding contribution to the club's culture.




Bob is one of the founding fathers of Lang Park and the the foremost driver of junior boys development in Queensland for 50 years. He was a founder and the inaugural coach of the Brisbane Bullets. There are few people who have given so much of their time, talent and love to the sport of Basketball.

Basketball Australia’s Under 16 Men’s National Championship trophy is named in his honour. He has been Secretary to BBI, Basketball Queensland and the Australian Junior Basketball Council going onto hold the position of Basketball Australia Junior Commissioner from 1986 until 1992.

His tireless efforts and achievements have seen Bob honoured with the Medal of the Order of Australia, the Australian Sports Medal and Life Memberships of the Queensland and Brisbane Basketball Associations. In 2006 Bob was honoured by Basketball Australia with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bronwyn was an exceptional Lang Park junior coached by Pam Hamilton-Smith. She was scholarshiped to the Australian Institute of Sport, and thankfully returned home to Brisbane.

Bronwyn represented Australia as an Opals Player between 1982 and 1987, competing at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and at the 1983 and 1986 world championships in Brazil and the Soviet Union. She also played 121 games for the Brisbane Blazers in the WNBL.

Bronwyn has a decorated coaching history and is a former Board Member of Basketball Queensland and member of the Basketball Australia High Performance Commission.





Larry is one of Australian Basketball’s all-time greats. He and his brothers Rod and Geoff all played for Lang Park.

Larry competed in four consecutive Olympic Games between 1980 and 1992 and in four World Championship campaigns. He was part of five NBL Championship teams and was named as the Grand Final MVP in the inaugural Championship game in 1979. The NBL Grand Final MVP Award has since been named in his honour.

Recognised for his integrity and sportsmanship he was inducted into the NBL Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Basketball Australia Hall of Fame in 2006 and was elected CEO of Basketball Australia in 2009.

The Larry Sengstock award is for the keyway dominator where Larry played his greatest basketball.

As a player, Ian Watson had a distinguished career as an Australian Representative at World Championships and at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics. Later, Ian was appointed the first Queensland Basketball Director of Coaching where his coaching direction brought many innovative programs to promote and develop Basketball throughout the State.

The Ian Watson Memorial Trophy recognises Ian's contribution to Basketball in Queensland, and is awarded to the player who has demonstrated the most outstanding ball handling.

Robert 'Meggs' Smith was struck down by melanoma at the age of 32, having played and coached in the Club for many years.

He prided himself on playing hard defence. He was an inspirational leader on court, always gave his best, and demanded the best from his team mates whilst remaining a popular member of the Club.

The Meggs Smith Trophy recognises players who have excelled in the often overlooked, but vitally important, art of defensive.




Chris was only 18 years old when killed in a car accident.

He was not only a highly skilled basketball player, but he was an exceptional person, giving 100% in everything that he did. Chris never criticized team mates nor opponents. He left his mark on the world in the short time he was here.

This award is for a junior boy who has demonstrated the core values of Improvement, Dedication and Sportsmanship and often not just in playing the game.

As a player Pam represented Queensland and Australia.

Whilst still playing, she began Coaching which led to Brisbane and Queensland appointments where she won State and Australian Championships at both Under 16 and Under 18 age levels. Pam has given more than 40 years to coaching both Senior and Junior Women.

Pam has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to basketball by being awarded Live Memberships of Basketball Queensland and Brisbane Basketball and is a Diamond Life member of the PCYC.

In 2009 Basketball Australia recognized Pam’s coaching excellence, awarding her Junior Coach of the Year.

This award is for a junior girl who has demonstrated the core values of Improvement, Dedication and Sportsmanship and often not just in playing the game.