ANGLIN & MONCK DEPART BASKETBALL GEELONG BY YEARS END

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Basketball Geelong CEO, Dean Anglin, will step down from his role on November 23 to take on a new challenge with Basketball Victoria and lead the development of Australia’s newest Elite Senior League, while former Competitions Manager and now Operations Manager, Sarah Monck will leave at the Christmas break as she makes a move to sunny Queensland. 

Mr Anglin, who has been in the position since October 2013, has led tremendous growth within the organization over the past five years highlighted by the opening of AWA Alliance Bank Stadium in November 2017, the growth in junior and senior domestic competition to 487 teams this summer season, hosting two National Championships (2014 & 2018) and the first SEABL Championship for the Luina Geelong Supercats women’s team in 2017.

Basketball Geelong Chairman Sebastian Loader said that Mr Anglin had delivered beyond expectations for the club in his time as CEO.

“We are obviously sad to see Dean go, he has been a great asset for our club. It is a testament to his passion and commitment that he has been offered a new opportunity within our sport and we wish him all the best” “We are excited for the opportunity for Dean in his new role and look forward to playing in a competition led by him” said Mr Loader.

Outgoing CEO, Dean Anglin said, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Basketball Geelong and am confident that I leave the organization in a much stronger position than when I began five years ago”

“I’m extremely proud of what we as a club have achieved over the past five years, while our most notable achievement is the opening of AWA Alliance Bank Stadium in Belmont in 2017, I am more proud of the work we have done to make Basketball Geelong a financially stable organization. I am confident that Basketball Geelong is in the best position possible ahead of this change. This achievement would not have been possible without the support of the BG Commission, the GBL club Presidents and our sponsors and partners, led by former Chairman Chris Burrell and the Luina Group”

“I look forward to this new challenge with Basketball Victoria and to being able to enjoy the fantastic experience of a Geelong Supercats game night next year as a guest”

The Basketball Geelong Commission has appointed Director of Pathways and Development, David Herbert, as Interim General Manager while a strategic review of the organizational structure is undertaken.

While Ms Monck had been planning her move to Queensland for some time, she felt the timing was right for the business to announce her departure given other changes. “This is a unique opportunity for Basketball Geelong” Mr Anglin said, “with two senior positions vacant the BG Commission can reshape the organization to get the best out of the roles”.

“Sarah has been an outstanding asset to Basketball Geelong” Mr Anglin went on to say. “She developed a strong working relationship with our clubs and was able to deliver the local competition at a new standard allowing for continued growth and stability”. Ms Monck joined Basketball Geelong in April 2014 after 14 years with Ballarat Basketball, she shifted from Competitions Manager to Operations Manager with the opening of AWA Alliance Bank Stadium.

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Basketball Geelong Chairman

Sebastian Loader

chairman@basketballgeelong.com.au

0417 311 374