Chelsea Gulls announce 2018 Youth League coaches


Chelsea Gulls basketball would like to announce their Youth League coaches for 2018 – Youth Women (Kristin Thornell) & Youth Men (Matt Wright).

The club is excited that we have decided upon these two candidates after going through the other applicants and we feel that both these coaches who have coached at VJBL level in 2017 for Chelsea as well as being assistant coaches in Big V, will be a huge part in the club moving forward.

Kristin coached U18 girls in 2017 as well as being assistant coach to Glenn Round in Youth Men before taking over mid-season, and with this in mind the club felt her advancement as a coach has been amazing, Kristin has all the attributes to guide our Youth women to continue to grow and develop and she is the perfect fit for 2018.

Matt has spent the last 2 seasons as assistant coach to current Head coach in D1 Peter Caspersz and it just seemed like natural progression that Matt would take over the Youth Men for 2018. Matt has coached U18 boys in 2017 and now has the opportunity to continue his pathway in coaching and taking over the Youth Men is a great way for him to do this.

The club thanks Glenn Round & Glenn Dyett for their contribution to the Youth programs in 2017 and we wish them both well for the future and thankfully the club regains Glenn Round in coaching capacities within the club while Glenn Dyett has moved on for work reasons.  

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