2022/2023 1st Team Coaches

Southern Basketball Association would like to congratulate the follow coaches on being appointed head coaches of our Sabres junior first teams for the 2023 VJBL season:

2023 – Boys Head Coaches

U12.1 Mike McInnes 

U14.1 Angus Cotton

U16.1 Oscar Mackechnie

 U18.1 Andy Lim

All 4 coaches are great club people and have bought into our Sabres vision and will do anything they can to help us grow the association to be a powerhouse in the VJBL/VYCM and NBL1.

-Nathan Crosswell, Head of Men & Boys Coach

2023 – Girls head Coaches

U12.1 Sally Gittus

U14.1 Abby Riggs

U16.1 Hamish Ryan

 U18.1 Callum Taylor

The Sabres junior girls program is going through some change with new first team coaches in every role.

The foundational base of the program begins in Under 12s, so Sally Gittus is promoted from the 12.4 Girls to the 12.1 Girls. Abby Riggs also receives a promotion from the 12.1 Girls to the 14.1 Girls after doing an outstanding job with the 12.1 Girls this past season. We are excited to welcome Hamish to our U16.1 Girls program from Hawthorn and the Under 16 Vic Metro girls. We are also happy to promote Callum Taylor to Under 18.1 head coach after a long time spent as an assistant coach in the Girls program.

– Simon Giovannoni, Head of Womens & Girls Coach.