Meet Berwick Mazda’s new Ambassador, Sara Blicavs
6 things you need to know about our WNBL star
Our passion for basketball has been felt since our dealership began in Dandenong. Since partnering with Dandenong Basketball Association over 10 years ago, we have been supporting the Ranger community and the WNBL Rangers team through some momentous highlights.
One of these highlights has been watching Sara Blicavs’s career grow.
Why we love Sara Blicavs:
1. Sara Blicavs has played for Australia on the International courts
She made her international debut with the Under-17 program at the FIBA Oceania Under-16 Championship in 2009. She also represented Australia at the FIBA Under-17 and Under-19 World Championship in France and Chile. Her team at the time, the Opals, won gold at the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship.
2. She’s almost hit OLYMPIAN status
She participated in the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro, in January 2016. She is determined to play in the next Olympics.
3. Sport runs in her blood
Her parents, Andris Blicavs and Karen Blicavs, both played for Australian national basketball teams and the 1976 and 1984 Olympics. Her siblings are also equally active. Mark Blicavs, currently plays for the Geelong Football Club, and her brother Kris Blicavs is a Geelong Supercats SEABL player and a Personal Trainer at Sam Wood’s ‘The Woodshed’ in Brighton. Her new sister-in law, Steph Blicavs (nee Cummings), is also a fellow WNBL Jayco Rangers player.
4. She will be back in her #15 Guernsey for a third season in the WNBL with the Jayco Rangers.
5. She drives a zippy red CX-5 (Maxx Sport) courtesy of Berwick Mazda.
She loves the boot space in her CX-5 for carrying all her luggage and equipment when travelling to games and Canberra.
6. Like us, she loves innovation.
She is currently working on an active wear line and has previously helped Berlei test their range on athletes for top performance.