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Club History
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Club History

 

The Cairns Taipans have come a long way since their inception into the league in 1999.. With season memberships at record highs, state of the art facilities, an exciting team and one of the best game night entertainment packages in the NBL, the Taipans have captured the imagination of Far North Queensland. Further history on the Taipans becoming a community club can be found here, including our list of Foundation and Syndicate members.

 

Year 1999/2000
Head Coach Rod Popp
Asst Coach Wayne Hayres
#4 Tim Dugga
#7 Michael Wicks
#8 Aaron Grabau
#11 Troy Boundy
#14 Aaron Fearne
#21 Ricky Robinson
#22 Kieron Mitchell
#30 Nik Mirich
#31 Terry Johnson
#32 Rashamel Jones
#41 Andre Moore
#51 Grant Kruger
   
MVP Not awarded
Position 11th
Playoffs Did not qualify

 

Year 2000/2001
Head Coach Rod Popp
Asst. Coach John Dorge
#4 Tim Duggan
#8 Aaron Grabau
#11 Troy Boundy
#13 Aaron Trahair
#14 Aaron Fearne
#21 Jamie Pearlman
#22 Kenny Payne
#23 Anthony Stewart
#30 Nik Mirich
#33 Ben Knight
#40 Dewey Michaels
#41 Andre Moore
   
MVP Aaron Trahair/ Ben Knight
Coaches Award Anthony Stewart
Defensive Player Aaron Grabau
Clubd Person of the Year Aaron Fearne
Position 9th
Playoffs Did not quality

 

Year 2001/2002
Head Coach Guy Molloy
Asst. Coach John Dorge & Aaron Fearne
#4 Tim Duggan
#8 Aaron Grabau
#11 Andrew Clarke
#13 Aaron Trahair
#15 Rowan Gray
#20 Kane Oakley
#21 Jamie Pearlman
#23 Anthony Stewart
#24 Tony Rampton
#31 Jayson Wells
#33 Ben Knight
#40 Dewey Michaels
#44 Matt Garrison
   
MVP Jayson Wells
Coaches Award Kane Oakley
Defensive Player Jamie Pearlman
Club Person of the Year Steve O'Malley
Position 11th
Playoffs Did not quality

 

Year 2002/2003
Head Coach Guy Molloy
Asst. Coach John Dorge & Aaron Fearne
#4 Ben Arkell
#8 Aaron Grabau
#11 Rupert Sapwell
#13 Andrew Clarke
#15 Tony Rampton
#20 Brad Davidson
#21 Kane Oakley
#23 Anthony Stewart
#24 Rowan Gray
#33 Jayson Wells
#40 Ben Knight
#44 Ron Kelly
   
MVP Anthony Stewart/Ben Knight
Coaches Award Ben Arkell
Defensive Player Darnell Mee
Club Person of the Year Matt Bolton
Position 8th
Playoffs Did not qualify

 

Year 2003/2004
Head Coach Guy Molloy
Asst. Coach John Dorge & Aaron Fearne
#4 Ben Arkell
#6 David Cooper
#7 Marcus Timmons
#8 Aaron Grabau
#9 Rupert Sapwell
#12 Tony Rampton
#14 Brad Davidson
#20 Kane Oakley
#23 Anthony Stewart
#33 Melvin Thomas
   
MVP Marcus Timmons
Coaches Award Richard Lee
Defensive Player Brad Davidson
Club Person of the Year Gerry Padget
Position 6th
Playoffs Lost quarter finals

 

Year 2004/2005
Head Coach Guy Molloy
Asst. Coach John Dorge & Aaron Fearne
#5 Brad Robbins
#7 Marcus Timmons
#8 Aaron Grabau
#11 Brendan Clowry
#12 Tony Rampton
#20 Gary Boodnikoff
#21 Nathan Croswell
#23 Anthony Stewart
#33 Melvin Thomas
#32 Tim Behrendorff
#34 Chris Burgess
   
MVP Chris Burgess
Coaches Award Tim Behrendorff
Defensive Player Tony Rampton
Club Person of the Year Chas Bolton
Position 10th
Playoffs Did not qualify

 

Year 2005/2006
Head Coach Alan Black
Asst. Coach Aaron Fearne & Mark Beecroft
#6 Martin Cattalini
#8 Aaron Grabau
#10 Kane Oakley
#13 Darnell Mee
#15 Deba George
#20 Gary Boodnikoff
#21 Nathan Crosswell
#23 Anthony Stewart
#33 Melvin Thomas
#34 Chris Burgess
   
MVP Martin Cattalini
Coaches Award Kane Oakley
Defensive Player Darnell Mee
Club Person of the Year Nick Sinopoli
Position 5th
Playoffs Lost in the semi finals

 

Year 2006/2007
Head Coach Alan Black
Asst. Coach Aaron Fearne & Mark Beecroft
#5 Dwayne Vale
#6 Martin Cattalini
#8 Aaron Grabau
#10 Kane Oakley
#11 Luke Martin
#13 Darnell Mee
#15 Kevin Owens
#20 Gary Boodnikoff
#21 Robert Rose
#23 Anthony Stewart
#50 Matt Smith
   
MVP Martin Cattalini
Coaches Award Aaron Grabau
Defensive Player Darnell Mee
Club Person of the Year Gordon Greaves
Position 6th
Playoffs Lost in the semi finals

 

Year 2007/2008
Head Coach Alan Black
Asst. Coach Aaron Fearne & Mark Beecroft
#4 Dwayne Vale
#5 Scott Cook
#6 Martin Cattalini
#8 Aaron Grabau
#10 Jarod Newson
#11 Rashard Tucker
#15 Nathan Jawai
#20 Gary Boodnikoff
#21 Larry Abney
#31 Steven Black
#50 Matt Smith
   
MVP Nathan Jawai
Coaches Award Martin Cattalini
Defensive Player Aaron Grabau
Club Person of the Year Brad Tassell
Position 6th
Playoffs Quarter Finalists

 

Year 2008/2009
Head Coach Alan Black
Asst. Coach Aaron Fearne & Mark Beecroft
#1 Kerry Williams
#4 Dwayne Vale
#5 Scott Cook
#6 Martin Cattalini
#8 Aaron Grabau
#9 Ian Crosswhite
#11 Dave Thomas
#13 Darnell Mee
#29 Gary Boodnikoff
#21 Larry Abney
#31 Steven Black
#50 Matt Smith
   
MVP Martin Cattalini
Coaches Award Ian Crosswhite
Defensive Player Aaron Grabau
Club Person of the Year Alf Newberry
Position 9th
Playoffs Did not qualify

 

Year 2009/2010
Head Coach Aaron Fearne
Asst. Coach Mick Downer
#1 Kerry Williams
#3 James Comino
#4 Dwayne Vale
#5 Michael Chitham
#8 Aaron Grabau
#9 Ian Crosswhite
#12 Tony Rampton
#13 Phill Jones
#20 Gary Boodnikoff
#24 Julien 'Skip' Mills
#34 Rich Melzer
#45 Dusty Rychart
   
MVP Dusty Rychart
Coaches Award Julien 'Skip' Mills
Defensive Player Aaron Grabau
Club Person of the Year Cate Mahoney
Position 7th
Playoffs Did not qualify

 

Year 2010/2011
Head Coach Aaron Fearne
Asst. Coach Mick Downer
#1 Kerry Williams
#3 Ayinde Ubaka
#4 Lindsay Tait
#5 Deba George
#7 Ron Dorsey
#8 Aaron Grabau
#11 Ian Crosswhite
#12 Daniel Dillon
#13 Phill Jones
#32 Dean Brebner
#40 Alex Loughton
#45 Dusty Rychart
   
MVP Ayinde Ubaka
Coaches Award Ron Dorsey
Defensive Player Ian Crosswhite
Club Person of the Year Simon Cameron
Position 4th
Playoffs Finished 2nd, lost the Grand Final

 

Year 2011/2012
Head Coach Aaron Fearne
Asst. Coach Mick Downer
#1 Kerry Williams
#3 Deba George
#5 Jamar Wilson
#8 Aaron Grabau
#9 Brad Hill
#10 Jeffrey Dowdell
#11 Ian Crosswhite
#24 Andrew Warren
#32 Dean Brebner
#40 Alex Loughton
#45 Dusty Rychart
   
MVP Jamar Wilson
Coaches Award Aaron Grabau
Defensive Player Ian Crosswhite
Club Person of the Year Dave Evans
Commitment to Community James Mitchell
Position Tied 4th
Playoffs Finished 5th after countback

 

Year 2012/2013
Head Coach Aaron Fearne
Asst. Coach Mick Downer
Second Asst. Coach Jamie Pearlman
#0 Shane Edwards
#1 Kerry Williams
#3 Cameron Gliddon
#5 Jamar Wilson
#8 Aaron Grabau
#9 Brad Hill
#10 Clint Steindl
#11 Cameron Tragardh
#40 Alex Loughton
#45 Dusty Rychart
   
MVP Jamar Wilson
Coaches Award Aaron Grabau
Defensive Player Cameron Gliddon
Club Person of the Year Dan "Stich" Cetinich
Commitment to Community Matthew Andronicos
Members Choice Award Aaron Grabau
Position 5th
Playoffs Did not qualify