The SBA Team

We are pleased to introduce you to the SBA team, which comprises:

Craig Weir


With more than 25 years’ senior management experience, Craig was appointed CEO in 2018, bringing with him proven skills at both strategic and operational levels. Craig’s experience, proven leadership and passion for basketball all work towards growing participation in the sport, campaigning for new facilities and working closely with our clubs, members, volunteers and board to ensure the SBA reaches its full potential.

James McKinnon

Assistant Coaching Director Boys and Girls

James started with Sandringham back in 2000 when he begun his Sabres Junior career with the u11 VJBL team, which eventuated to playing College Basketball, SEABL and now NBL1

James has now returned back to the Sabres to help assist Simon and Nathan as Assistant Director of Coaching, helping with the morning junior program and VJBL. James will also be involved with marketing, sponsorships and communication for the club.

Louise Graham

Customer Relations Supervisor

Nathan Crosswell

Head Men’s and Boy’s Coach

Nathan is a 350 NBL veteran, played 223 SEABL and 100 Big V games and has held numerous coaching positions at various levels.

Vicki Barlow

Administration Manager

Margaret Bell


Simon Giovannoni

Head Women’s and Girl’s Coach

Simon’s experience includes playing semi-professional state league and national coaching positions including three years as High-Performance Coach at the Australian College of Sport Basketball Program and AIS Scholarship Coach.

Sophie Smirniotis

Administration Assistant