Office Restructure

The Southern Peninsula Basketball Association has recently gone through an Office Restructure due to long-time Competitions Manager, Ben White, accepting a position with Basketball Victoria in their Digital Support team.  The Southern Peninsula Basketball Association would like to express our gratitude for Ben White and the contributions he has made to our Association during his time as an employee.  Ben will remain an active member of our Association, continuing in his roles as u14 Boys Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Senior Men.  We wish Ben the best of luck in his new position at Basketball Victoria.

Tom Taylor has been appointed as the new Competitions Manager.  With a strong background in Sports Administration, including time working with the Melbourne Stars in their Membership department as well as Melbourne United in a role covering Memberships and Game Day Operations, Tom is deemed to be a great fit for our Association.

Tom’s main focus will be managing the existing Domestic Competitions, whilst helping the SPBA increase our participation numbers through working with the schools in our region, assisting them in setting up clubs that compete within the SPBA.

With Tom’s addition to the office, we have slightly re-shaped some roles within the office, please see below our staff members and their respective roles;

Bridie McGuire

Administration & Finance Manager

  • Manages all financial related matters
  • Oversees all administration of the SPBA
  • Manages Association maintenance
  • Manages BigV game day operations

Gerard Hillier

Player & Coach Development Manager

  • Manages all coach development and appointments
  • Manages all player development and selections
  • Manages all on court related matters for VJBL and BigV

Lucas Allen

Business Development Manager

  • Manages Association sponsorship and partnerships
  • Manages all marketing content and distribution
  • Manages Pro Shop
  • Manages the administration for all Development Programs
  • Manages week to week BigV administration

Tom Taylor

Competitions Manager

  • Manages the domestic competitions
  • Manages the referee department
  • Manages the VJBL administration

The SPBA has been working within our new structure for two weeks now, it is promising to be great and will certainly assist us in our continual growth as an organisation.