2024 Ballarat Junior Miners first team coaches announced

We are pleased to announce the Ballarat Representative Program (BRP) first-team head coaches ahead of the 2024 Victorian Junior Basketball League Season. These appointments include a range of experience that all share the common goal of seeing our junior athletes from Ballarat and Western Victoria develop on and off the court.

Full list of first-team coaches

Under 12.1 Boys – Andrew Dunn

“I am looking forward to getting back into coaching after taking a year off. Under 12s is such a great age group to work with and develop young athletes as they begin their representative basketball journey. “

Under 12.1 Girls – Tam Westwood

“I am looking forward to a really enjoyable season with the Ballarat u12 girls’ teams. Our focus for the season will be to improve the players’ skill fundamentals while enjoying the sport of basketball. Player retention for future years will also be a high priority for the coaching team.”

Under 14.1 Boys – Brett Dyson

“ I am really excited to be a part of the Ballarat Representative Program for the first time and just can’t wait to get stuck into the season and work with a great group of young men.”

Under 14.1 Girls – Rob Cooper

“I am honoured to be part of the Ballarat Representative Program for another season and cant wait to get started.”

Under 16.1 Boys – Chris Thornton

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to Head Coach the U16 Boys Miners program again for season 2023/24, which will be my 12th season with the representative program. The group boasts a lot of exciting talent from both the U14s that are coming up as well as the U16s who’ll remain in the program for their top age year and will be able to continue on with the successful style of play that we’ve implemented this past year in the 16s program together already”

Under 16.1 Girls – Glenn White

“I look forward to coaching this age group and to be back involved with the VJBL will bring its challenges for me after 4 years of involvement in the 12 Girls age group. My aim is to bring the teams together and work as one throughout the season to help develop all players that are selected.”

Under 18.1 Boys – Joel Anderson

“I am thankful for the opportunity to coach the u/18 boys and look forward to working with a talented group of young athletes in helping them grow and develop this year and into the senior pathway.”

Under 18.1 Girls – Brad Dennis

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to lead the 18.1 girls team this season. After many not having had the opportunity to play their bottom age year last season, it will be great to have them on the court and rearing to go. It is a privilege to join the Ballarat basketball family.”


The Ballarat Miners are now seeking expressions of interest from junior players wishing to try out for Ballarat Representative program teams for the 23/24 season.

Complete your Expression of Interest here –  https://bit.ly/3OVOBkG


Following the Junior Try-Outs will begin the process of appointing all other coaching positions. Basketball Ballarat would like to thank everyone for their support throughout the selection process.