New League, New Vision, New Women’s Coach

As Basketball Victoria announced Eltham Wildcats as a Foundation License holder in the new ‘Elite League’; the strongest competition outside of the NBL/WNBL; the Wildcats’ went straight into overdrive to position itself as a contender in both Men’s and Women’s competitions.

After undertaking a wide search of the basketball community, the Eltham Wildcats are pleased to announce the appointment of Grant Spencer to the club as the Wildcats’ Head Coach of the Elite League Women. Grant comes to the club having developed a wealth of experience at the highest levels in Australia.

Most notably, Grant is currently the Technical Assistant Coach for the Australian Boomers; the National Men’s team, whilst also having built eight years experience in Assistant/Opposition Scout roles for both Cairns Taipans and Brisbane Bullets in the NBL. However his experience within the now defunct SEABL Women’s competition was important to his appointment; having been an Assistant Coach to the strong Nunawading Women’s team for the last three seasons and also being involved as an Assistant Coach for Victoria Metro U18 Girls.

Speaking of the appointment, Wildcats CEO Greg Jeffers said: “For a variety of reasons our Women’s team has suffered instability within its Head Coach position over the past five years, but with the appointment of Grant it represents a move forward; an individual keen to put in place a plan for the longer term, a plan in the best interests of the players and the club.”

Responding to his appointment Head Coach Grant Spencer said: “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with the Wildcats and leading them into the Elite League. I had the chance to sit with the panel discuss my vision, the club’s vision and what we wanted to achieve together. We need to be on the same page for the immediate term but also for the future and I am really confident in what we’ve set out.”

Stay tuned for more information about the new Elite League and player announcements.

Elite League Women’s trials
Sunday 2nd December
3.30-5pm at Eltham High School Court 1
To register interest email Head Coach Grant Spencer at 
For more information call Head Coach Grant Spencer on 0412 375 935