Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, 150 Belmore Road North, Riverwood NSW 2210

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    Boomers Team

  • Emile Koorey (HEAD COACH)

    Coach Emile was a Senior Activities officer at his local Police Citizens Youth Club. It is here where Emile began his coaching journey, coaching multiple sports such as basketball, boxing, bootcamp, multi-sports, soccer and more. He also started a successful holiday program at PCYC that resulted in 50+ kids each day! Emile also ran multiple programs in conjunction with the NSW police including the new “Fit4life” initiative targeting the youth. From all this experience he gained by coaching children of different ages resulted in the start-up of a grassroots learn-to-play basketball program called Little Boomers. Emile also has an extensive background in basketball as he played and competed for over 9 years at various different state and international levels.



    Laura Scopacasa (COACH)

    Coach Laura is a passionate and enthusiastic basketball coach. She is degree-qualified in exercise health science and has been working in kid’s fitness for the past 5 years. She has been a part of the Boomers Family for 6 months now. Her ability to bring fun, learning, laughter and physical health together means that every child has a blast in her lessons! On the weekends you’ll catch her supporting Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA for their quick, enthusiastic play style and also the local Sydney Kings!




    Anthea Yianaros (COACH)

    Coach Anthea loves and has a passion for basketball. Coach Anthea is enthusiastic and she brings spirit and fun to her coaching sessions. Coach Anthea has been playing basketball since she was six and has always had an affiliation with the sport whether it be playing, coaching or refereeing. Coach Anthea also has had the opportunity to represent her school at a state level as well as playing at a representative level for her region. 




    Lachlan Farmer (COACH)

    Coach Lachlan is a very committed and enthusiastic basketball coach who has a passion for teaching children the building blocks they need to enjoy physical activity and in particular basketball. Lachlan has recently finished a degree in Exercise Science and has continually played a variety of sports for 15 years. This is his 2nd term with us at Little Boomers and overall Lachlan has worked in children fitness for the last 2 years coaching different sports at primary schools. Lachlan aims for every child to learn a variety of new skills and gain confidence in their basketball ability as well as to leave the court with a smile after each session with Little Boomers.


    Gordon Lobo (COACH)

    Coach Gordon has a long history of basketball. Through both playing and coaching representatively and at a national level. Gordon has exercised his love and passion for the sport. He is currently completing a degree in Medical Science, driven by his interest in mechanics and physiology of the human body. Across the years, Gordon has been part of various basketball programs in Sydney as a volunteer, coach and referee to students of all ages!





    Melanie Maree (COACH)

    Coach Melanie is an enthusiastic coach with a strong passion for basketball. She played basketball for over eight years and is excited to have the opportunity to pass on her knowledge. Coach Melanie has a passion for working with children and is currently studying to become a primary school teacher. Melanie hopes she can combine both her passion for basketball and teaching to run fun and exciting basketball classes for all children!