A bittersweet goodbye

After 12 years of outstanding service to the Eltham Wildcats Basketball Club, our CEO, Greg Jeffers is leaving us to take on a role at Basketball Victoria as General Manager -Leagues and Competitions.

Greg’s dedicated leadership and communication skills have been stand-out features of his tenure at the Club which has grown from 4,000 members and a turnover of $1.07m when he started to one of Australia’s most successful and stable basketball clubs with over 6,000 members and a turnover of $2.70m in our most recent non-COVID financial year.

There are many significant Club developments that have been driven by Greg over the years with our entry into the NBL1 competition and the $19m stadium development at Montmorency Secondary College the most recent examples.

COVID19 has presented us all individually with varying levels of difficulty and, as you all know, had a significant impact on the operations of the Club. Greg’s management of the Club during this period which included a level of communication to our members that was second to none, is something for which the Club will always be grateful.

We are working with Basketball Victoria to determine an appropriate hand-over date and have already begun the process of seeking our next CEO.

We wish Greg every success in his new role and very pleased to advise that Greg will still continue coaching at the Club.

Peter Meehan
President – Eltham Wildcats