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Meet the Team

Emily Attard

Original Founder and Level 2 NCAS Coach of Specialist Hoops Basketball Melton.

Emily played her Big V rookie season for the Melton Thoroughbreds Big V Women side in 2018. Her 2020 BigV campaign will see her playing for Coburg Giants . 

Doug Crowe

Organisation Manager and Level 1 NCAS Coach of Specialist Hoops Basketball Melton.

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


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.

Senior Head Coach

Zoe Attad


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.

Senior Coach/ Referee

Benn Tyson

Coach Liam Hackney has a who has a huge passion for the sport of basketball and help others. 

Basketball has always been a great outlet for Liam. He loves teaching and helping sharing the joy and passion of basketball with others.

Senior Coach

Liam Hackney


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.

Junior Coach

Leivi Lane


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!


Danielle Attard