Diamond Valley Basketball Association (DVBA) is excited to announce some major changes to the staffing structure of its Basketball Department. These changes will be of immense benefit to the growth and development of the Association, now and into the future.

DVBA Basketball Department Restructure


Basketball Consultant, Brendan Joyce, has accepted an offer to coach in Asia, as Head Coach of the Kaohsiung Aquas in their inaugural season in the Taiwanese League. Brendan will remain in his consultancy role with the Association until 27 August. We thank him for sharing his wealth of experience with us over the past season and wish him all the best in his new role.
NBL1 Women’s Head Coach and VJBL Girls’ Coordinator, Robbie Baldwin has, unfortunately, had to take immediate medical leave. Robbie will step away from all of his coaching responsibilities for the remainder of the season. The DVBA sincerely thanks Robbie for everything he has done within the NBL1 Program, not least of which was taking on the coaching role during a time of many challenges. Robbie has established an excellent culture within the Girls’ and Women’s Programs across the Association. We wish Robbie a swift and full recovery.


Junior Representative Director of Coaching
We are excited to announce the new role of Junior Representative Director of Coaching (JRDC). The JRDC will report directly to the General Manager. Details of what the role will entail are linked below.
Until the appointment of the JRDC, the Junior Representative Program will be managed by Dylan Theis (Junior Representative Boys Coordinator) with support provided by Brendan Joyce, until his departure on 27 August.
From 27 August, Dylan Theis will assume the role of Interim JRDC, until the recruitment process is complete.

Junior Representative Mentors
Going forward, the JRDC will enlist the assistance of mentors to provide knowledge, expertise and support for their role and for the Coaches of the Junior Representative Program.

Community Development Manager
We are also very pleased to be introducing a Community Development Manager to the DVBA’s operational structure. The incumbent in this position will not only focus on improving participation, across Aussie Hoops, school visits and other existing programs, but also act as a dedicated Coach Development Resource for our 20 Junior Domestic Clubs. The details of this role are also linked below.

NBL1 Women’s Coach
The announcement regarding who will take over the role of NBL1 Women’s Coach will be made in the coming days.

Junior Representative Director of Coaching
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Community Development Manager
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