Tom Garrett (Basketball Individuals)

Preferred Method of Contact: Phone: 0448 588 292

Proposed Venues: Outdoor court behind Frankston stadium, Langwarrin Primary school outdoor court, Mornington Primary School outdoor court, or any outdoor basketball court that you prefer near you.

Available Days/Times:

  • Mon/Tues/Thu/Fri: 6.30AM – 7.30AM, 4.15PM-5.15PM, 5.30PM-6.30PM
  • Sunday: 10AM-11AM, 11.30AM-12.30PM

Bio: I played junior Frankston blues from bottom age u12’s to bottom age u18’s. I went from a player in domestic competition to having my first SEABL (NBL1) start in less than a year. I went from having no American interest to an NCAA Division 2 collegiate basketball scholarship. I have twice set goals I first thought were unthinkable and achieved them, both through consistent training with a ready-to-improve mindset. I can help you (your child) do the same. I can make you (your child) a happier, more skillful, and more dominant basketball player.  I understand the subtle skill nuances of junior basketball and how to gradually teach and implement them into your (child’s) game. I know how to set goals and have a mindset to approach those goals whilst also enjoying the process of improving.


Liam Doyle-Toombs (Basketball Individuals)

Preferred Method of Contact: Phone: 0431 093 356  or Email:

Proposed Venues: Any outdoor courts near your location. Eg. Outdoor court behind Frankston Stadium, local high school outdoor courts

Available Days/Times: 

  • Monday: 7:00 am -3:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00 am – 11:00 am / 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Bio: Frankston Blues Youth League Captain and NBL1 Player. I’ve been coaching kids since 2015 with all abilities and at all ages. My aim is to improve your son/daughter in all areas of their game, we would start with an introduction session to figure out what we need to work on, as well as what they want to achieve. I pride myself on getting the best out of all my players and helping them improve themselves!


Samantha Groves (Basketball Individuals)

Preferred Method of Contact: Phone: 0475 911 434 or Email:

Proposed Venues: Frankston Basketball Stadium

Available Days/Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – 6:30 am & 7:15 am (45 minute sessions)

Bio: Currently, the 16.1 girls head coach. Previous experience as a player representing WA at the state level, then eventually moving to Melbourne at 18 to attend the Australian College of Sport. Now dedicated to coaching full-time. Experience; SEABL assistant coach, Melbourne Boomers coaching internship, Southern Cross Challenge assistant coach, State Development Program (SDP) coach, 2020 State u16 Vic Metro development coach, VJBL representative coach (12.1’s, 18.1’s and u20’s) and Multiple Basketball Victoria camps


Kirsten Porter (Running Coach)

Preferred Method of Contact: Phone: 0402 776 253 or Email:

Proposed Venue: Happy to work from whatever space I am allocated.

Available Days/Times: 

  • Monday: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00a m – 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Thursday: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Friday: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: By Appointment

Bio: Limited by a lack of co-ordination, Kirsten ran circles around athletics tracks as a junior. Medalling at state and national championships, holding a variety of records and being part of some fantastic clubs, Kirsten worked with a number of Australia’s most prestigious coaches. It pains Kirsten to see basketballers running on a court, as she knows under her car, they can develop a better technique. Having worked with children and adults, Kirsten’s methods of development do improve ability and fitness, which overshadows her terrible memory…. as sometimes, 4 reps become 6 reps and 6 reps become 8 reps. But it all works to benefit the athlete.


Abby Chernishoff (Basketball Individuals)

Preferred Method of Contact: Phone 0430 838 644

Proposed Venues: Outdoor junior court at Frankston high school, corner of Baileyana St and Foot St.

Available Days/Times: Contact me for availability, quite flexible.

Bio: Frankston Blues U12.3 Girls coach for 2019/20 season, Frankston Blues Youth League Captain and NBL1 Player. Studying my Masters of Primary Education. Particularly enjoy working with u12s/u14s athletes as well as taller players.


Jake Macaulay

Preferred Method of Contact: Phone: 0439312155 or

Proposed Venues: Frankston Basketball Stadium

Available Days/Times:

  • Monday: 6:30am
  • Wednesday: 6:00am – 8:15am
  • Thursday: 6:00am – 8:15am

Bio: I began as a young U/12 bottom age Blues Junior to captaining the SEABL/NBL1 Men’s Team 2017/18. I am currently a retired SEABL/NBL1 Frankston Blues player 2012-2018, Casey Cavaliers Big V Player in 2019. I have been coaching individuals/group sessions since 2009 and have continued coaching players of all abilities from Aussie Hoops, Domestic level and Representative/State level. I have a bachelors degree in Primary Education/Sport and Outdoor Recreation and currently a Sports Coordinator/Physical Education Teacher at Rowellyn Park Primary School. Teaching is my passion and I will do my best to ensure all individual sessions are purposeful, intent, differentiated to each athlete, and most importantly I will do my best to make it enjoyable.