Emily Attard

Executive Director 

 Association Level Coach (Level 2)  of Specialist Hoops Basketball Melton.

Victorian Ivor Burge Womens Development Coach

Emily plays  for Coburg Giants (BigV) and Women's for Kyneton Tigers (CBL) 

Zoe Attard

Senior Head Coach

Zoe had an extensive basketball background behind her along with being a Community Club Coach. 

 Zoe has a strong passion for basketball and wants to make as much of a difference as possible in the basketball community.

Leivi Lane

Junior Coach

Leivi Lane currently plays for Ballarart Rush Victorian Championship  Under 14 girls MUVJBL team.

Leivi wants to help make a difference in people’s life, by doing something they love and prove that if you follow your dreams and believe in yourself any thing could happen.

Benn Tyson

Senior Coach/ Referee 

Within the Specialist Hoops program, Benn is a Referee as well as a coach.  

Benn referees also within the Melton Basketball domestic league and is a great leader in the community.

John McVie

Senior Coach

Coach John joined our team in 2020 excited to dive into a new section of basketball!

John has coached both domestic and squad basketball at Bacchus Marsh and has an extensive pool of knowledge that he brings to our team!

John also holds his Club Coaching (Level 1) Accreditation.

Emma Portelli

Junior Coach

Coach Emma joined our program in 2020 wanting to take on a new challenge and get involved within the community.

Emma plays representative basketball for Sunbury Jets in the MUVJBL. Emma also is apart of the Melton Junior CFA

Michael Walsh 

Reclink Australia 

Coach Michael, is from Reclink Australia. Michael brings a world of knowledge to Specialist Hoops.

Michael shares that Specialist Hoops is the highlight of his week, he loves working with both junior and senior teams, spreading laughs and joy to all!

Rob Wills


Coach Rob joined our program through being a mentor for our participants in 2019.


2020 Rob came back to us wanting to share his knowledge of basketball and be a positive influence to the up and coming player!b

Rob also play for Melton Thoroughbred in the MUVJBL as well as Falcon Rebels Basketball Club.

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