MEET OUR NEW APPOINTMENTS ON THE
HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAM
Basketball WA is pleased to announce a number of exciting new appointments, due to a restructure within the team and the continual drive forward with the Board’s Strategic Vision.
David Naylor – PERFORMANCE MANAGER
Following the departure of Brett Coxsedge (previous High Performance Manager), BWA has the pleasure of announcing David Naylor as the new Performance Manager. The WA public would be familiar with David from his previous role of Coach Development and Pathways Manager. Even though the position itself drew a high calibre of applicants, David took on the challenge in taking that next step within the organisation.
On becoming the new Performance Manager, David Naylor said, “after working previously in both the Development Manager and Coach Education and Pathways Manager positions here at BWA I am extremely privileged to be able to step up into the Performance and Pathways Manager position.
I would like to acknowledge and thank former High Performance Manager Brett Coxsedge for the extraordinary work he did for the athletes and coaches in the state during his time here. I know we can move forward and achieve great success as a state and that’s largely based on the great foundation Brett built for the high performance program.
I look forward to further strengthening relationships with all vested stakeholders and working on the floor with our athletes and coaches to help carry on the great legacy that basketball in this state has.”
To contact David, you can email him on email@example.com or 6272 0754
Joshua Weir – DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Joshua Weir joins our Development Team as our Development Manager. Joshua comes with not only a wealth of experience but also a passion to give back and help others find success. Some of the Basketball Community particularly from our South West may know Joshua who has operated with teams and athletes within the region.
Joshua also comes from a recent position as Sports Performance Coach for the University of Texas Men’s Basketball team on Head Coach Shaka Smart’s staff, just to name one. Additionally he has also played basketball collegiately in the United States and also as a semi-professional player in Australia. With all this experience, Joshua has developed a great understanding and appreciation of what athletes go through on a daily basis and what it required to perform at high levels of competition.
As Development Manager within Basketball WA, Joshua will be working on a range of Development, High Performance and Pathway Programs, such as the Hot Shot Program, Future Development Program, deliver clinics to local schools and much more.
To contact Joshua, you can email him on firstname.lastname@example.org or 6272 0752
Luke Brennan – COACH DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
BWA are pleased to announce Luke Brennan as our new Coach Education Manager. Luke has a wealth of coaching experience internationally and within WA and will be a great resource to the basketball community here. Luke joins us from Joondalup where he has been the Development Officer for the last couple of years working with their coaches and players.
Luke has also been a part of the Basketball Australia Rollers program as an Assistant Coach for two Paralympic Games and Head Coach of the U23 wheelchair team. Where many may know Luke from is the SBL where he has been an Assistant Coach at the Wolfpack for the last eight years.
In his playing days Luke represented Joondalup in WABL and WA at Australian Junior Championships.
With Luke’s great technical expertise and sound technological skills he will make a great asset to all coaches throughout the state. Luke will begin work on 22 October and can be contacted at email@example.com or on 6272 0742.
Gareth Allen – PERFORMANCE PATHWAYS ADMINISTRATOR
Gareth Allen also joins our Development Team as our Performance Pathways Administrator. Gareth comes with his own experience in High Performance and Sports Development in both National and Domestic level of sport as well as a business management background.
With this experience Gareth will be able to assist in helping drive the Performance Team forward on and off the court as well as being a great asset in working with our State Teams players and managers.
To contact Gareth, you can email him on firstname.lastname@example.org or 6272 0750
11 OCTOBER 2018
For further information please contact: Rob Clement, CEO – Basketball WA