2017/18 VJBL Coaching Applications

The Sunbury Junior Jets Coaches and Assistant Coaches

Vacancies for the 2017/18 Championship Season

The Sunbury Jets Basketball Association is seeking interest from Coaches with prior experience coaching basketball to fill key coaching roles within our Junior Jets Program for the 2017 – 2018 season.

Vacancies exist in all age groups and across all levels of Basketball in both our boys and girls programs’. We are looking for experienced coaches who wish to become an integral part of the Junior Jets Program.

In addition to vacancies for experienced representative coaches we are also seeking Assistant Coaches for all teams; this role is regarded as a development role and would suit applicants with limited coaching experience and a desire to improve their coaching skills under some of the best coaches in the association.

The aim of the Junior Jets Program is to promote the game of basketball within our community and to develop players to compete at the highest level.

Coaching positions involve a commitment to Friday night games, Sunday training and mid week training (for some teams) during the VJBL season. Teams may also play in the Bendigo and Ballarat tournaments during the season.

Expectations of all interested coaches are as follows:

  • All coaches MUST hold or be willing to complete a National Accreditation Scheme coach’s course prior to the start of the VJBLseason.
  • Adhere to the Basketball Victoria Coaches Code ofConduct
  • Complete a Working with Children (WWC) Form and a VJBL Statutory DeclarationForm
    • Assist at the Sunbury Jets representative trials in various age groups and work with fellow Sunbury Jets coaches in selecting the finalteams.
    • All Coaches will be highly organised, be willing to work as a team and possess the ability to teach basketball at the appropriatelevel.
    • All first team coaches must be willing to work as a lead coach with all second, third and fourth team coaches.
    • Must attend domestic games and finals to encourage indentified players to come and try out.
    • Must attend ALL Coaches Meetings and Development opportunities as requested by theSBA.
    • All Coaches must work under the guidelines, club curriculum, standards and expectations of the SBA and Director of Coaching.

Applicants should fill out the online application form https://goo.gl/forms/7fpgZsTY5LvWj1T13

For any further enquiries please contact Director of Coaching Kennedy Kereama at 03 9744 4762 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Applications close:  5.00pm, Friday August 11, 2017.


2017/18 VJBL Teams

The Sunbury Basketball Association is pleased to announce the following players have been selected for each team for the 2017/18 VJBL season.



Teams are not final until the beginning of Grading phase two (2). This means that coaches can make changes to their teams to promote or demote due to injury, lack of performance or change to better balance teams. This again will be at the coaches’ discretion but will need to be approved by the Director of Coaching before any changes are made.


A parent from each team is required to manage the team for the VJBL season. You can approach the coach of your team to enquire about the role. For more information on the duties and responsibilities of team manager you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

teams u12s to u18s practice every Sunday for approximately 2 hours as per the master practice plan at Boardman Stadium. Each team will also have an additional mid-week training session that will be determined by the coach and players availability. Players are to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled practice time and be mentally prepared for rigorous and challenging practice sessions. They should be dressed in the Jets reversible practice singlet and suitable basketball shorts.



Players who do not train at either session or show up late or leave early no matter the excuse will not start the game on Friday. They cannot be subbed in until after the five (5) minute mark of the firstquarter. Coaches reserve the right to not play players at all who do not practice both sessions or consistently miss trainings no matter the excuse. For players who arrive late or leave trainings early on a consistent basis, the coach has the right to reduce their court time. It is up to each individual coach to police and enforce this with his or her players.



Players ARE NOT to leave early from our trainings to attend other sports. Doing so will result in the Director of Coaching evaluating your position at the club. Also as a consequence the player may not take the court the following Friday until the second half of the game. This will be at each coach’s discretion as to whether they choose to exercise this penalty. You are making a commitment to the club to play REPRESENTATIVE BASKETBALL in a STATE-WIDE COMPETITION and this comes with certain responsibilities to your Club & Team. Domestic hockey, football or netball etc. Comes second to Jets training.


All training sessions start on the 22nd of October and mid-week trainings start the week after. Coaches/Managers will need to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange their mid-week training. You can find your teams training time on the website. or below.


 2017 18 Court allocations for Sunday rep trainings


Court time will be assessed and rewarded based on attitude, behaviour, team needs, strategies and tactics employed by the coach and the Director of Coaching, defensive match ups and consistent performances in games and trainings, Due to the nature of Representative Basketball, players cannot be guaranteed equal court time. However, parents who are concerned with their child’s role on the team should arrange a suitable time to discuss the matter (politely) with their Team Manager to organise a meeting with coaching staff. This is to be done at an arranged time before or after training & NOT straight after the game. NOT DOING SO CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES.


All players or parents are required to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to accept their position in the team by Oct 19th. Coaches will be given contact information of each player in their team so they can follow up and introduce themselves.


Finally, our junior jets chair will be in touch with more information in regard to your child’s selection, so please check your emails regularly.


U12.1 Boys

Cooper Lofts

Jack Sheedy

Partick Cooper

Rhys Garrahan

Joshua Harris

Jameson Hasby

Sonny Maxwell

Jayden Hodgson

Logan Chandler

Coach: Shayne Farrugia

Assistant Coach: TBC

Team Manager: TBC


U12.2 Boys

Joshua Clancy

Matthew Burnett

Robert Cox

Ned Casey

Tyler Kevill

Tyson Lamb

Mitchell Reeks

Seth Jane

Xavier Berry


Coach: Mick Burnett

Assistant Coach: Chris Casey

Team Manager: TBC

U12 Boys Mentor Coach: TBC 


U12.1 Girls

Emily Kelly 

Kyrah Guarino 

Alyssa Evans

Eden Wilkins

Zoe Thornton

Kaija Hubbard

Taya van Peppen

Mariam Hafiz 

Sarah Hafiz

Toniyah Wilkns-Waretini

Coach: Daniel Jackson

Assistant Coach: Chloe Jackson

U12 Girls Mentor Coach: TBC 



U14.1 Boys

Bayley Lattenstein

Cormac Hayes

Fletcher Cooper

Lachlan Urbon

Lachlan Vincent

Patrick Cahill

Siologa Siu

Tadhg Condron

Tyler Theodore

William Rousch

Coach: Darren Watkins

Assistant Coach: Aidan Darminin

Team Manager: TBC


U14.2 Boys

Dane Reeks

Harrison Casey

Lachlan Gook

Joel Hodgson

Lachlan Hay

Marcus Lane

Matthew O'Rafferty

Milz Asiata

Riley Casey

Samuel Parker

Coach: Chris Casey

Assistant Coach: TBC

Team Manager: TBC


U14.3 Boys

Aaron Tucker

Ben Carrello

Caleb Micallef

Cooper Steenbuck

Kye Sheedy

Liam Jeffreys

Zac Payton

Patrick McTigue

Phoenix Martin

Ryan Jinkins

Coach: Ben Payton

Assistant Coach: TBC

Team Manager: TBC


U14.4 Boys

Brock Cartwright

Hunter Gardner

Jack Azzopardi

Jackson McHenry

James Tucker

Jaxon Dowal

Michael Sparks

Robert Sparks

Thomas Aquilina

Thomas Conroy

Coach: Patrick Gardner

Assistant Coach: TBC

Team Manager: TBC

U14 Boys Mentor Coach: Darren Watkins



U14.1 Girls

Demi Sheedy

Cara Beattie

Zoe Duff

Molly Garahan

Ashlyn Broomhall

Megan Portelli

Elisie Noonan

Giselle Kiliva

Rosabella Alainuuese

Coach: Courtney Duever

Assistant Coach: Tina Duff

Team Manager: TBC


U14.2 Girls

Maddison Dohmen-Jolly

Imogen Chapman

Jorja Marie

Laniee Thorne

Lily Dowsett

Ava McGrath

Shaila Mychal

Bridie Conway

Georgia Greaves

Coach: Brent Jolly

Assistant Coach: TBC

Team Manager: TBC

U14 Girls Mentor Coach: Sharon Plichta


U16.1 Boys

1. Dylan Cheyne

3. Jack Williamson

4. Joshua Greetham

6. Thomas Vincent

51. Jake Egan

57. Ryder Rousch

67. Izrael Wilkins-Te Paiho

77. Issac Fofana

78. Tate Barnes

86. David Angove

Coach: Orla O’Reilly

Assistant Coach: TBC

Team Manager: TBC


U16.2 Boys

Matt Merrett

Daniel Stubbs

Jeremy Rankin

Jacob Poyser

Kasey Curll

Mitchell Ponton

Luke Ellings

Darcy McGrath

Emanuel Paulo

Michael Ognjanov

Coach: Bart Barnes

Assistant Coach: TBC

Team Manager: TBC


U16.3 Boys

Jackson Treweek

Jack Dohmen-Jolly

Taylor Bell

Ben Attard

Wesley Santos

Ty Duff

Rhys Davey

Xavier Tadd

Patrick Ervin

Vitolio Paulo

Training players

Byron Lynch

Kallen McDowell

William Miller

Aaron West

Coach: Robbie Lynch

Assistant Coach: TBC (Big V Men’s player)

Team Manager: TBC

U16 Boys Mentor Coach: TBC 


U16.1 Girls

Abi Ross

Grace Cooper

Lauren Trakosas

Erin Condron

Olivia Ogston

Chelsi Bowman

Adrienne Cameron

Maddison Ford

Beyonce Wigg

Scarlett Orritt

Co-Coach: Kennedy Kereama

Co-Coach: Chelsea Burns

Assistant Coach: Simon Nicholson

Team Manager: TBC


U16.2 Girls

Hannah Davis

Lauren Nielsen

Emma Portelli

Sam Dellar

Alannah Burnett

Ella Unwin

Amy Clendenning

Emma Clendenning

Sarah Baker

Lillian Albrecht

Coach: Chris Nielsen

Assistant Coach: TBC

Team Manager: TBC


U16.3 Girls

Tameka Schwass

Rachel White

Emily Cain

Abbey Hyatt

Grace Krstev

Amy Webber

Lilli Collins

Isabella Bird

Sophie Ball

Coach: Peter Routley

Assistant Coach: Mikayla Aquilina

Team Manager: TBC

U16 Girls Mentor Coach: Kennedy Kereama


U18.1 Boys

Jack Betson

Ryley McQuinn

Jakeb Coles

Joshua Sette

Taite Brealey

Patrick Attard

Jai Everitt

Jordan Theodore

Jesse Tidswell

Joel Scherer

Coach: Peter Attard

Assistant Coach: Matthew Chaston

Team Manager: TBC


U18.2 Boys

Max Kuhlmey

Mathew Webber

Matthew Mott

Zach Albrecht

Lachlan Treweek

Matthew Leggot

Rueben Faltiska

Daniel Salvatore

Jackson Ball

Erik Galeotti

Coach: Simon Albrecht

Assistant Coach: TBC

Team Manager: TBC


U18.3 Boys

Jacob Warberton

Kyle Bravo-Cripps

Caedon Lane

Hayden Lane

Zak McCormick

Harrison Davey

Joshua Stepens-Cain

Tyson Hamilton

Declan Farrelly

Ayden Mcdowell

Coach: Brendan Farrelly

Assistant Coach: TBC

Team Manager: TBC

U18 Boys Mentor Coach: Josiah Smith


U18.1 Girls

Kirby Elliott

Taylah Egan

Katelyn Strawhorn

Riahni Egan

Ally Stewart

Georgia Harris

Jessica Kivimets

Mackenzie Hayes

Jessica Evans

Kasey Ward

Training players

Tegan Fox

Charlotte Noonan 

Mackenzie Cameron

Brooke Harris

Meg Norman

Coach: Chris Egan

Assistant Coach: TBC Big V Women’s player

Team Manager: TBC

U18 Girls Mentor Coach: Christopher Tighe


20's Men 

Alex Sciortino

Brandon De Bono

Chris John 

Connor Hand

Harrison Rogers

Jace Whorlow

Jackson McSweeney

Joel Townsing

Joshua O'Connell

Seth Warren

Head Coach: Josiah Smith

Assistant Coach: Christopher Bartalotta 

Team Manager: TBC


The SBA would like to wish anyone who was not successful in selection for a team all the best with their basketball development and encourage them to register for the Domestic Development Program and attend any camps to help increase their chances next time. 


2018 Big V Memberships

2018 Season Memberships are here.... bigger and better than ever.

The SBA are focusing on the fans this year with great game day prizes and raffles thanks to sponsors.


2 Memberships are available this year.

Single - $95

Family $250*2 adults and 2 children (U18)

To sign up for the membership follow this link:https://goo.gl/forms/6xxyolmn9Tn3zAOQ2 

2018 Season Members

2018 Jnr Jets

What is Junior Jets?

Junior Jets is the opportunity for your child to take their basketball to the next level and compete in Australia’s largest junior competition, The Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL). VJBL is played on a Friday night in a large range of venues across the state. Each week over 1000 junior teams compete to be the best in state. This equates to over 500 games across 150 courts. This is the breeding ground for Victorian State players and many successful players have come out of this system; Mathew Dellavedova, Andrew Bogut, Andrew Gaze, Penny Taylor and Michelle Timms just to name a few. Competing in such a prestigious competition instils in your child a sense of pride, raises self-esteem, and will develop new friendships that will last a life time.

Jets teams are selected via a tryout process. During the VJBL Season Sunbury Jets team play against a range of other associations such as Melbourne Tigers, Geelong Supercats, and Diamond Valley Eagles. Once selected Jets players are required to train twice a week (generally one session on a Sunday and the other mid-week). The representative Jets program is available for all SBA domestic players. Jets players DO NOT have to leave their domestic teams to play.

This is your chance to represent the Sunbury Basketball Association in one of the following divisions:

  • Victorian Junior State Championship (VC) (Top teams go to national champs)
  • Victorian Junior Basketball League (Div 1,2,3, & 4)
  • North West Regional Competition 

During the VJBL season each Jets player will get access to quality coaching from qualified coaches. We are lucky enough to have access to coaches who have worked at the highest levels of the sport.

Try out information:

Each player MUST ATTEND both open try outs to be considered / selected for the invite only try outs. In cases where players are injured, or have a state / international basketball commitment they will be excused for this. However could be asked to present a medical certificate or letter of selection from the state or national body. If you cannot attend any of the open try outs for any other reason you must contact Junior Jets at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and our Director of Coaching Kennedy Kereama at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and explain why. This will then be taken into cosideration on a case by case basis at the SBA's discretion.  

Age Groups 2018 VJBL:

  • Under 12's (2007 - 2008)
  • Under 14's (2005 - 2006)
  • Under 16's (2003 - 2004)
  • Under 18's (2001 - 2002)
  • Under 20's (1999 - 2000)

Open try out dates are as follows:

  • 22nd of September (Friday)
  • 24th of September (Sunday)
  • 26th of Setpember (Tuesday)

Each age group will have two (2) open try outs please see the link for specific try out times for each age group below. 

Invite only try out dates are as follows:

Names for invite only tryouts will be posted on our website by 5pm Thursday the 28th of September after the open try outs. 

  • 1st of October (Sunday)
  • 8th of October (Sunday)

Final teams will be posted on our wesbite by 5pm on the 16th of October. Players must then email their coach to accept their position within seven (7) days of the SBA posting the teams to the website. Players who are selected need to be able to commit to the following training times on Sundays and also a mid week training time, which will be set by the coach once teams have been selected. It should also be noted that some trainnig times may be subject to change based on Big V games and events run by the council and SBA. 



Try-out dates are below:

2017/18 Junior Jets Try Out Dates

2017/18 Player Registration 

2018 VJBL Trial Invites

The Sunbury Basketball Association is pleased to invite the following athletes back for the invite only section of try outs at the following dates and times:

Please ensure we have at least one parent attend the parents meeting prior to the Sunday trials. We will be taking attendance. 

U12 Boys: (in no particular order)

  • Joshua Clancy
  • Jack Urbon
  • Jameson Hasby
  • Robert Cox
  • Mathew Burnett
  • Cooper Lofts
  • Tyler Kevill
  • Tyson Lamb
  • Mitchell Reeks
  • Seth Jane
  • Logan Chandler
  • Joshua Harris
  • Jayden Hodgson
  • Rhys Garrahan
  • Jack Sheedy
  • Patrick Cooper
  • Sonny Maxwell
  • Ned Casey
  • Finn McGinty
  • Luke Carrello
  • Xavier Berry

Sunday 1st October 8:00am – 9:30am

Sunday 8th October 8:00am – 9:30am 


U12 Girls: (in no particular order)

  • Emily Kelly
  • Kyrah Guarino
  • Alice Quinlivan
  • Alyssa Evans
  • Alyssa Cain
  • eden wilkins
  • Zoe Thornton
  • Kaija Hubbard
  • Taya van Peppen
  • Mariam Hafiz
  • Kate noonan
  • Marley Stowers
  • Hayley Parke
  • Sarah Hafiz
  • Toniyah Wilkns-Waretini
  • Scarlette Guarino

Sunday 1st October 8:00am – 9:30am

Sunday 8th October 8:00am – 9:30am 


U14 Boys: (in no particular order)

  • Michael Sparks
  • Robert Sparks
  • Matthew O'Rafferty
  • Cooper Steenbuck
  • Thomas Aquilina
  • Simeon Villena
  • Tyler Theodore
  • Patrick Cahill
  • Ben Carrello
  • Marcus Lane
  • Ryan Jinkins
  • Lachlan Vincent
  • Lachlan urbon
  • Brock Cartwright
  • Cody Cecchini
  • Thomas Conroy
  • Joel Hodgson
  • Cormac Hayes
  • Patrick McTigue
  • Harrison casey
  • Siologa Siu
  • Phoenix Martin
  • Milz Asiata
  • Zac Payton
  • Hunter Gardner
  • Tadhg Condron
  • Dane Reeks
  • William rousch
  • Lachlan Gook
  • Caleb Micallef
  • Bayley Lattenstein
  • Kye Sheedy
  • Samuel Parker
  • Ben Edwards
  • Jackson McHenry
  • Jack Azzopardi
  • Liam Jeffreys
  • Jaxon Dowal
  • Lachlan hay
  • Riley casey
  • Cam Hildebrand
  • James Tucker
  • Fletcher Cooper
  • Tyler Kelly
  • Lucas Watson
  • Aaron Tucker

Sunday 1st October 9:30am – 11:30am

Sunday 8th October 9:30am – 11:30am 


U14 Girls: (in no particular order)

  • Demi Sheedy
  • Cara Beattie
  • Zoe Duff
  • Molly Garrahan
  • Ashlyn Broomhall
  • Jorja Marie
  • Megan Portelli
  • Elsie Noonan
  • Giselle Kiliva
  • Rosabella Alainuuese
  • Maddison Jolly
  • Imogen Chapman
  • Lainee Thorne
  • Lily Dowsett
  • Ava McGrath



Sunday 1st October 9:30am – 11:30am

Sunday 8th October 9:30am – 11:30am 


U16 Boys: (in no particular order)

  • David Angove
  • Ben Attard
  • Tate Barnes
  • Taylor Bell
  • Shawn Bowden
  • Dylan Cheyne
  • Kasey Curll
  • Rhys Davey
  • Ty Duff
  • Jake Egan
  • Luke Ellings
  • Patrick Ervin
  • Isaac Fofana
  • Joshua Greetham
  • Ben Hagan
  • Jack Jolly
  • Byron Lynch
  • Kallen McDowell
  • Darcy McGraw
  • Matt Merrett
  • William Miller
  • Maurice Nind
  • Michael Ognajanov
  • Emanuel Paulo
  • Vitolio Paulo
  • Jack Peavy
  • Mitchell Ponton
  • Jacob Poyser
  • Jeremy Rankin
  • Ryder Rousch
  • Wesley Santos
  • Daniel Stubbs
  • Xavier Tadd
  • Jackson Treweek
  • Thomas Vincent
  • Aaron West
  • Izrael Wilkins
  • Jack Williamson

Sunday 1st October 11:30am – 1:30pm

Sunday 8th October 11:30am – 1:30pm


U16 Girls: (in no particular order)

  • Adrienne Cameron
  • Chelsi Bowman
  • Scarlett Oritt
  • Olivia Ogston
  • Maddison Ford
  • Abi Ross
  • Grace Cooper
  • Beyonce Wigg
  • Erin Condron
  • Emma Portelli
  • Lauren Nielsen
  • Lilli Collins
  • Hannah Davis
  • Amy Clendenning
  • Alannah Burnett
  • Sarah Baker
  • Tameka Schwass
  • Lauren Trakosas
  • Sam Della
  • Emily Cain
  • Ella Unwin
  • Sophie Ball
  • Emma Clendenning
  • Isabella Bird
  • Grace Krstev
  • Lillian Albrecht
  • Abbey Hyatt
  • Rachel White
  • Olivia Cosgriff
  • Amy Webber
  • Kayla Fernandez
  • Alyssa Fernandez
  • Anneliesse Van Santvoort

Sunday 1st October 11:30am – 1:30pm

Sunday 8th October 11:30am – 1:30pm


U18 Boys: (in no particular order)


  • Max Kuhlmey
  • Mathew Webber
  • Jack Betson
  • Matthew Mott
  • Ryley McQuinn
  • Ayden Mcdowell
  • Jakeb Coles
  • Zach Albrecht
  • Jake Curl
  • Joshua Sette
  • Taite Brealey
  • Jacob Warburton
  • Patrick Attard
  • Jai Everitt
  • Lachlan Treweek
  • Deng Athem
  • Matthew Leggot
  • Ruben Faltiska
  • Kyle Bravo-Cripps
  • Caedon Lane
  • Hayden Lane
  • Zak McCormick
  • Harrison Davey
  • Hayden Cromberge
  • Joshua Stephens-Caine
  • Daniel Salvatore
  • Tyson Hamilton
  • Atali Patrice
  • Declan Farrelly
  • Jordan Theodore
  • Jackson Ball
  • Justin.Tenaglia
  • Erik Galeotti
  • Jesse Tidswell
  • Joel Scherer


Sunday 1st October 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Sunday 8th October 1:30pm – 3:30pm


U18 Girls: (in no particular order)

  • Taylah Egan
  • Kirby Elliott
  • Katelyn Strawhorn
  • Riahni Egan
  • Ally Stewart
  • Georgia Harris
  • Jessica Kivimets
  • Brooke Harris
  • Charlotte noonan
  • Meg Norman
  • Tess Barnes
  • Mackenzie Hayes
  • Jessica Evans
  • Mackenzie Cameron
  • Kasey Ward
  • Teagan Fox
  • Lavinia Malu

Sunday 1st October 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Sunday 8th October 1:30pm – 3:30pm


The SBA would like to wish anyone who was not successful in getting an invite all the best with their basketball development and encourage them to register for the Domestic Development Program and attend any camps to help increase their chances next time (http://www.sunburybasketball.com.au/news/information/news/18-sba-news/160-domestic-development-program). 

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