Basketball QLD Wishes Peter Pollock Success as He Leaves For a New Role
It is with some regret that Basketball Queensland advises that Peter Pollock has tendered his resignation. Peter has worked for Basketball Queensland for over six (6) years and has decided to accept a position as the General Manager of a basketball association. Consequently, Peter will not be lost to basketball. Peter’s contribution during his tenure with Basketball Queensland has been significant. He will be missed, but not forgotten and we wish him every success in his new role. Peter’s last day with Basketball Queensland will be, 31 July 2019.
Peter had this to say about his departure:
“My years at Basketball Queensland have been rewarding for me. We had great success in the early years when I was supporting Aussie Hoops. Queensland Associations we led the nation in the number programs run per Association and our online Aussie Hoops coach education and Coaches Portal set the tone for Basketball Australia to develop their owns systems in that space.
Moving into Coach Development portfolio has been great for my development as a coach as a result of researching and presenting materials for accreditation courses. There is so much to learn in our game and being able to observe the likes of Bruce Palmer, Andre Lemanis, David Claxton, Pat Hunt, Peter Lonergan and all the other people that have been involved in our coach education events over the years has been a blessing. We have so many legends of our game that continue to give back to the game. Without a doubt the creation of the Five Star process for coaches to gain their Club Coach accreditation and empowering coaches within clubs and associations to be a part of that accreditation process has been a project I will always take pride in. The skills and knowledge of Tom Kyle and support and guidance from Warwick Cann have helped build a system that will change the way coaches gain their accreditation in Australia. I expect the BQ team will continue to refine and build similar processes for higher-level coach courses and again lead the way in coach education. Watch this space!
Above all, I will miss the banter in the office and people at the coal face in clubs and associations around the state.
The competition staff in the other half of the office always seem to have raucous conversation happening, it must come with the stress of organizing draws and venues. They had some great teams Chris, Lisa, Narelle and later on with Jake and Elwood, Nicola and Steve.
The game development team were more in the field than the office and was always amazing how Leonard King could appear and disappear from the office without anyone seeing him come or go.
The coaches and administrators and other volunteers that give so much of their time and who are the custodians of our game have always been so welcoming and supportive in my roles at BQ.
Thanks to all!
Looking forward to the challenges in the next chapter of my journey and the opportunity to build something in the community of Redlands.”
General Manager Game Development, Warwick Cann, added:
His empathy for helping grassroots coaches & his game sense approach to coaching skills at the coal face has been valuable. Specifically, he has significantly contributed to helping develop the new five-star approach for club coaches & thereby empowering associations to develop & educate their coaches. It’s good to know Pete will continue to contribute in basketball albeit at a different level.”
Peter will be sadly missed, we would like to wish him all the best in his future endeavours and thank him for his contributions over the last six years.