Meet the Team

Emily Attard

Founder and Executive Director and Association Level Coach (Level 2)  of Specialist Hoops Basketball Melton.

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

Doug Crowe

Organisation Manager and Club Coach (Level 1) of Specialist Hoops Basketball Melton.

Doug currently coaches for the local basketball club Spartans and referees both domestic and MUVBL.


Zoe Attad

Senior Head Coach

Coach, Zoe Attard, sister to Founder, Emily Attard, is the head coach of the senior program at Specialist Hoops. 

Zoe currently plays for Sunbury Jets in the MUVJBL competition and Coaches for Falcon Rebels. Zoe has a strong passion for basketball and wants to make as much of a difference as possible in the basketball community.


Benn Tyson

Senior Coach/ Referee

Within the Specialist Hoops program, Benn is a Referee as well as a coach. Benn Tyson plays for the Melton Thoroughbreds in the MUVJBL competition as well has been playing with Falcon Rebels basketball since U8's. 

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

John mcive

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.

Robert 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.



Leivi Lane

Junior Coach

Juniors 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.


Danielle Attard


Coach Danielle, has been involved in basketball for over 40 year. Danielle has had extensive involvement in the development of children's basketball. 

Danielle is our go to for invoice NDIS and uniforms and always finds an answer to any problems or issues!

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!

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

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