Perth Redbacks appoints Lyndon Brieffies as CEO

The Perth Basketball Association is excited to announce the appointment of Lyndon Brieffies to the position of CEO.

Lyndon is well known to the Perth Redbacks via his role as Head of Sport at Wesley College for the past 10+ years and his recent addition to the PBA Board in 2020.

Club President Anthony Nixon says:

Our incredible staff, volunteers, and board members have worked so hard over the past years, and especially through COVID, to place the club in a strong position where we are experiencing significant growth. We currently have record numbers in our Domestic competition and WABL program (with the number of teams exceeding capacity in all facilities) as well as our fast-growing community programs. April will also see the launch of NBL1 West and a wonderful opportunity to showcase our great club on a national stage.

Lyndon brings a depth of professionalism not only in sports administration but at all levels of basketball including significant coaching experience. This appointment places the Perth Redbacks in the very best position to manage the growth being experienced on and off the court and provided the focus needed with planning the facilities so desperately needed for the club to continue to grow.

We hope the Redbacks family takes the opportunity to welcome Lyndon warmly. You can read more about Lyndon in his letter to the Redbacks family below:

Dear Redbacks Community,

I’m honoured to have been appointed as the CEO of the Perth Basketball Association.

I hope you will indulge me as I quickly share a bit about myself. This will help me convey how passionate I am about the sport of basketball, and how excited I am to put my passion and experience to work on behalf of the Redbacks family.

Born in Bundaberg in Queensland, I only started playing basketball when I was 13. Fortunately, my first domestic club coach focussed on teaching the individual fundamentals of the game and this helped develop my skills and love of basketball. I went on to represent Queensland in juniors from U16 to U20 and attended the AIS on a Scholarship in 1986. After the AIS, I played in the Queensland SBL for several years and was fortunate to play for the Brisbane Bullets in the National Basketball League from 1991-93.

Over the years I’ve coached at a range of levels including club, school, SBL, WNBL and finally, in the NBL, spending four years as an Assistant Coach with Trevor Gleeson at the Townsville Crocodiles. Today, my daughter’s domestic team is the main beneficiary of my coaching experience, but I am looking forward to putting that experience to work in the Perth Redbacks Domestic and WABL programs soon.

Beyond coaching, I have an extensive background in sports administration and business leadership and have put these skills to good use in a ten-year role as Head of Sport at Wesley College.

Outside of business and sport, I am married with two daughters.

The Perth Redbacks is a wonderful volunteer-based association that is passionate about ensuring all members fulfil their potential through a great basketball experience. Personally, I am passionate about developing players and coaches who love the game and stay engaged in the sport of basketball for life. The physical, social and emotional benefits of being involved in team sport are undeniable.

The next few years are shaping be an extremely exciting period of growth for the Perth Basketball Association and I look forward to working closely with the Redbacks board and our clubs in creating improved opportunities for our domestic and WABL teams. The Basketball WA move from SBL to NBL1 West is another exciting development that will create a stronger link with the NBL and WNBL and even more opportunities for our players, spectators and sponsors.

I can’t wait to watch our Redbacks games at all levels and am looking forward to meeting the members of our wider community.

Kind Regards,
Lyndon Brieffies

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