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With the game’s continued growth in mind, Basketball WA is proud to announce the appointment of Jonelle Morley to the role of Chief Operations Officer, from June 28th, 2021.

Jonelle brings a very strong industry knowledge from her career in sport management across both the Australian Sports Commission and the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries. Her various roles including consulting with State Sporting Associations and being in charge of the KidSport program have seen her develop high level skills in implementing and managing systems, policies and processes that promote operational excellence.

She brings a vast experience in planning and reporting on strategic objectives as a senior leader as well as management of Risk Management functions to our sport.

Of course, a lot of you will know Jonelle from her extensive basketball background as a player, leader and now coach and her passion and understanding for our game aligned with her background and skills will add strongly to our organisation.

Deputy CEO, Evan Stewart, said that “BWA has been working strongly with our Associations and volunteers to grow the game over the past five years and have seen amazing growth in numbers that we love. But it does mean we need to better manage our resources to garner and continue that growth and Jonelle will add significant value to this role. We are really excited to be able to attract someone of the standing of Jonelle in our industry to Basketball WA.”

In addition, BWA welcomes:

Dana Salamon to the competitions team as our Events and Marketing Officer. Dana holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Marketing) from Curtin Uni and joins us from the Hockey WA where she was heavily involved with the Perth Thundersticks. She will provide support for all of our competitions but especially for the Perth Lynx as they return to play at home in WA during the 2021/22 WNBL season;

Rachel Brooks joins us as our new Stadium Supervisor for the Bendat Basketball Centre and comes to us with an extensive background in managing facilities and events, most recently with Trails WA managing events across WA. Rachel also played SBL for Kalamunda and so has a good understanding of basketball; and

Dan Coffey to the Basketball WA team. Dan replaces Blaine Krapljanov as our Officials Manager. Blaine has moved with his family to Victoria and we are lucky to be able to have Dan, a fellow NBL1 West Referee who you may have seen around the court, join us to take the next step in developing our WA officials. We know you will all make Dan welcome as he brings his vast experience as a referee and in customer service roles to Basketball WA.


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