Aiden Lee has returned to the Wildcats in an official capacity, putting up his hand and taking on the presidents role at the recent annual general meeting.
Lee hasn't been involved with the Wildcats for about five years after moving away from the area.
Having returned for a number of years, Lee said at the AGM he decided it was time to get back involved at the club in an official capacity and carry on the "fantastic" work that went into bringing the club back from recess during the 2019-20 season.
Lee said although the decision was "disappointing", during the current climate with coronavirus it was the right thing to do.
"At this stage, the stadium won't be open until the end of November," he said.
"We would normally be a third of the way through a season by then - not just starting to train as a team.
"Our committee has pledged to use the time to focus on our juniors."
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Lee said the committee was eager to get the interest in the sport back into junior players which would grow the interest of the town.
"The Wildcats is a great club to be part of," he said.
"Back in 2012 we worked so hard to get it going and then for it to drop away because the interest died is a bit disappointing.
"But we've got a group of people who are really eager to get everything going again.
"It's great to see."
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Lee said from nothing to what the committee and supporters achieved in 2019-20 was a credit to the volunteers and work that was put it.
"It might not have been perfect and what they hoped for but that doesn't matter," he said.
"It was still better than nothing and really gave the future of the Wildcats some hope.
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"We've got 10 on the committee and also other volunteers from parents and supporters.
"It definitely helps spread the load - everyone is busy nowadays and are part of a number of sporting groups.
"To have so many keen and involved is really pleasing and you can see the future of basketball in Stawell is in good hands with everyone so passionate about the sport, and the future of the club."
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