2019 was one of our Association’s biggest years, and we are continuing to grow our Cougar Family into 2020 and beyond.

To build on the high-level of customer service and community spirit inside the doors of Wally Hagan Stadium each week, the CBA Board of Directors have approved the creation of two brand new full-time staff roles.

The Basketball Development and Administration Manager and Competitions Co-Ordinator roles have been built with the view of looking after you, our Family.

The new Competitions role will be focused almost entirely on the junior and senior competitions most of you are a part of on a weekly basis.

This role will be the primary point of contact for all competitions, while also court managing all game nights.

This has been designed with our whole community in mind, allowing for the Competitions Co-Ordinator to be a consistent and friendly face to work with our 150 teams week.

Similarly, the Basketball Development role has been established with our family at the forefront.

This will mean an increased focus on basketball, with the role requiring a staff member with a strong basketball administration and coaching background.

The manager will administer our ever-growing Cougar WABL program, and Award-Winning Aussie Hoops and participation programs.

Both roles are designed to increase emphasis and investment into junior and senior competition, with a view to jumpstart growth onto an even higher trajectory.

These changes have been made as a result of a review at the mid-point of the Association’s Good to Great Strategic Vision (2018-21) undertaken over December.

CBA President Travis French is excited about these new steps, with an eye to charge the Association with increased resources over the next three to five years.

“This is an important move for our Cougar Family,” he said.

“We have been arguably the most rapidly improving Association for some time, and in order to continue improving, we’ve moved to a model that provides stronger resources to carry us forward in 2020 and beyond.

“General Manager Tyrone Thwaites will continue to lead the team strongly from the front, and we know the biggest winners will be our community as we march into a new era of increased investment in our people.”

As a result of these changes, the Operations Manager role will no longer be required.

These new roles will be in effect from early March.