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Lucille Bailie

Lucille successfully combined semi professional Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) commitments with roles in property and sponsorship management over almost two decades. Playing in Australia’s premier women’s basketball league, the WNBL, she retired sharing the record for the most number of WNBL games played, had represented her country with the Australian Opals and the National Junior team including winning the first medal for an Australian basketball team in international competition at the World Junior Basketball Championships in Bilbao, Spain in 1989. Lucille played in the WNBL with Bulleen, the Australian Institute of Sport, Nunawading, Dandenong, Tasmania and Canberra, playing in six WNBL Championships and winning three. In 2000, she was awarded life membership of the WNBL and an Australian Sports Medal for services provided to sport in Australia. Retiring from basketball in 2004 with leadership skills honed on the sporting field, Lucille now follows her passion for physical activity and sport through roles with the Physical Activity Foundation and the University of Canberra Capitals. Inducted into Basketball Australia’s Hall of Fame in 2018 for services to the WNBL, Lucille is deeply committed to the evolution of the elite Australian Women’s Basketball competition to a fully professional league and she is equally motivated to promote and encourage physical activity for all kids, in light of current childhood overweight and obesity statistics. Lucille and husband Colin co-owned and operated an award winning Luxury Camping (Glamping) retreat “The Escape” from 2012 till 2018, an off grid eco-tourism retreat on the Clyde River, South Coast NSW. She currently splits her time between the South Coast NSW and Canberra, where she is based at the University of Canberra Sporting Commons, Bruce.

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