Northside Wizards Basketball is excited to announce the appointment of Lyndon Brieffies to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Lyndon is familiar with the Queensland Basketball community having extensive experience as a player, coach and sports administrator. Lyndon and his family will be returning to the Sunshine State from Western Australia in the New Year to commence in the role.

Club President Brett Anderson said today:

“Our incredible staff, volunteers, and Board members have worked so hard over the past year, especially accessing new facilities and through COVID, to place the club in a strong position where we are experiencing significant growth. We currently have record numbers in our Domestic and Representative programs as well as our fast-growing community programs.  April 2022 will also see the return of NBL1 North and a wonderful opportunity to showcase our great Association 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 Northside Wizards in the very best position to deliver for members, manage the growth being experienced on and off the court and to manage our new basketball facilities.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Lyndon and his family. You can read more about Lyndon in his letter to Northside Wizards members below:”

Dear Wizards Community,

I am truly honoured to have been appointed as the CEO of the Northside Wizards Basketball Association. I was born in Bundaberg and only started playing basketball when I was 13. Fortunately, my first domestic club coach focussed on teaching me the individual fundamentals of the game and this helped develop my skills and love of basketball. I moved to Brisbane for High School where I attended St Peters Lutheran College in Indooroopilly. I represented 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 91-93. I have coached at a range of levels including club, school, SBL, WNBL and spent four years as an Assistant Coach with Trevor Gleeson at the Townsville Crocodiles. Previously I was the Head of Sport at Wesley College in Perth for ten years and most recently the CEO of the Perth Basketball Association. Beyond coaching, I have a background in sport administration and business leadership and am married with two daughters.

The Northside Wizards are a wonderful volunteer-based association that is respected for building a stronger community through basketball. Personally, I am passionate about developing players, coaches and referees who love the game and engage in the sport of basketball for life. The physical, social and emotional benefits of being involved in team sport are undeniable.

I believe in the club shared values which include – Trust, Respect, Integrity, Support and Transparency set the guidelines for delivering a great basketball experience for all.

The next few years are shaping up to be an extremely exciting period of growth for the Northside Wizards and I look forward to working closely with the Wizards Board and our clubs in creating improved opportunities for our domestic and representative teams. NBL1 North is the pinnacle of our Association and creates a strong link with the NBL and WNBL, and fantastic opportunities for our players, spectators and sponsors. I can’t wait to watch our Wizards matches at all levels and am looking forward to meeting the members of our wider community. Please make sure you introduce yourself to me when you have the chance.

Kind Regards,

Lyndon Brieffies