Director Resources – Darin Dinneen
Darin has been a passionate sports person through his life and an avid basketball follower for decades. Basketball has been adopted as the family sport with three children (Declan, Connor and Cara) that all play the sport and his wife/Mum Toni is also a player and coach.
Director High Performance – Ben Arthur
In 2014 he was nominated to and accepted for the position of NWB Director (Participation), then transferred to the role of Director, (High Performance) in 2015.
During his younger years In Sydney, Ben played basketball at the junior representative level culminating in a number of seasons with the Sydney Comets. After a long period away from the game, Ben is enjoying his whole family’s involvement back in basketball. Ben has held a number of senior management positions within Amcor and Cleanaway.
Director – Phillip Brooks
Phillip is a descendant of the Bidjara Tribe (Great Grandfather), the Kairi Tribe (Great Grandmother), and the Ducabrook Clan located at Springsure Central Queensland. Although growing up he spent the majority of his time living in Townsville North Queensland. In 2014 he and his family moved to Brisbane and joined Northside Wizards in with his son playing both club and representative basketball. Phillip joined the board in 2018 in an exciting time for both opportunity and growth for the association. He is deeply invested in responding to ways that support and grow female/referee participation within the Northside Association.
Phillip is currently employed as the Commissioner of Queensland Family and Child Commission and has held an esteemed career in the Queensland Government in a range of roles including as Director Government Coordination, Executive Director and Regional Director.
Zillmere Sports Centre team – Greg Smith
Greg is currently a member of the Zillmere Sports Centre team. Greg has been a strong supporter of Northside Wizards in recent years and held a position on the Northside Wizards Board as Participation Director following his involvement at club level for 3 1/2 years. He was the first President of the Brendale Bobcats Basketball Club and then transferred into the Club Manager position in late 2014. Greg was instrumental in progressing the club from it’s early beginnings to one of the strongest clubs playing in the Northside Wizards competition.
Greg is a self-employed builder and he and wife Fiona have four children playing at Northside – Jacob, Morgan, Bailey and Lili. With a history in AFL, he is a club man who passionately supports his club and the association.
Greg wears many hats including club coach and representative team manager. Greg is a valuable and reliable volunteer and we welcome the assistance he provides to the Northside Wizards Board.