Basketball Hawthorn’s Matt Scriven announced as CEO of Basketball Australia

Basketball Hawthorn congratulates Director Matt Scriven on the announcement today of his appointment as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Basketball Australia. 

Matt has lent his significant professional expertise and basketball knowledge to Basketball Hawthorn, and the Association’s representative programs in particular, over the past five years.

He has been a member of the Hawthorn Magic Representative Committee since 2016, and has served as its Chair and a Basketball Hawthorn Board Director since October 2019. In that time, he has been instrumental in raising the calibre and profile of Hawthorn Magic.

As a result of his appointment, Matt will step down from his positions within Hawthorn Magic and Basketball Hawthorn immediately to take up the new role from July 5.

Matt said he would leave Basketball Hawthorn sound in the knowledge it was well poised for continued high-level success.

“I have cherished my time at Basketball Hawthorn,” he said.

“Hawthorn Magic has become a destination club, to the envy of many, and the Representative Program is well placed to maintain its momentum of success.

“The Club is filled with exceptional administrators, coaches and players.  I am grateful for the opportunity to work with so many talented people at Basketball Hawthorn and I’m certain the program will continue to provide strong pathways from grassroots basketball to high-performance programs.”

In addition to his role as Magic Chair, Matt has also coached Hawthorn Magic and State Development teams over the past few years and remains a parent in the Hawthorn Magic program.

Basketball Hawthorn Chair Gen Brammall said Matt had worked tirelessly during his time as Chair of Hawthorn Magic to support the program’s staff, coaches, parents and players.

“Matt combines his passion for basketball with a measured and inclusive leadership style,” she said.

“His progressive and pro-active approach has seen the Hawthorn Magic program go from strength to strength during his time at the helm. Our loss is certainly Basketball Australia’s gain.”

Matt has instigated the development of two exciting new initiatives, a Basketball Hawthorn Female Coaching Academy which will launch shortly, and a Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion Committee to assist Basketball Hawthorn to maintain a safe, supportive and inclusive space to play basketball.

Matt has also been integral in helping to create an effective coach and player framework at Hawthorn Magic resulting in great success at the Club level; particularly with successive Under 14 teams achieving a qualification in the Australian National Championships.

The Hawthorn Magic Under 14 Girls Team were crowned National Champions in 2019 and Under 14 Boys were Runners Up. Last year’s teams were poised for similar success until the event was cancelled due to Covid. And this year, the Club’s Under 14 Girls and Boys teams will again compete at the Australian National Titles to be hosted by the Casey Basketball Association in September 2021.

The Basketball Hawthorn Board and staff thanked Matt for his incredible contribution and wished him all the very best in his role heading up Basketball Australia.

The Board will announce an interim Chair of the Representative Committee shortly.

Share this article

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Email

most recent news

Registration is NOW OPEN for our Winter Senior Domestic Competition!
Registration is NOW OPEN for our Winter Senior Domestic Competition!
08 May 2024
Winter 2024 registration open! Competitions commence 11 June.
Read More
Job Vacancies announced
Job Vacancies announced
02 May 2024
Are you ready to be a part of something truly transformative? Basketball Hawthorn is embarking on an...
Read More
Vale, Craig Bryan
Vale, Craig Bryan
26 April 2024
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our beloved Basketball Hawthorn Board...
Read More
Introducing Basketball Hawthorn’s Strategic Plan
Introducing Basketball Hawthorn’s Strategic Plan
24 April 2024
A message from our CEO.
Read More
Term Two Basketball Programs
Term Two Basketball Programs
19 April 2024
Development Squad is back for Term Two, ready to develop the next generation of basketball talent in...
Read More
Hawthorn Magic Girls Shine at the 2024 WNBL Grand Final
Hawthorn Magic Girls Shine at the 2024 WNBL Grand Final
20 March 2024
Last Sunday's WNBL Grand Final was a day to remember for some of Hawthorn Magic's youngest ballers, all...
Read More
Holiday Basketball Camps, Book Now!
Holiday Basketball Camps, Book Now!
13 March 2024
The Super Camp is back for round 4, now with a girls division! Skills in the morning. Shooting competitions...
Read More
EDJBA Registrations are open!
EDJBA Registrations are open!
09 February 2024
Registrations are open for the EDJBA Winter 2024 Season. Hawthorn Magic is excited to continue our growth...
Read More
Term 1 Development Program Registrations Open
Term 1 Development Program Registrations Open
31 January 2024
Our excellent basketball development programs are back, and better than ever for term one!
Read More
Basketball Hawthorn Appoints New General Manager with AFL and Melbourne Renegades Background
Basketball Hawthorn Appoints New General Manager with AFL and Melbourne Renegades Background
23 January 2024
Basketball Hawthorn is pleased to announce the appointment of Jess Jones as the organisation's new General...
Read More
Women's Championship Competition
Women's Championship Competition
18 January 2024
Basketball Hawthorn is pleased to announce the introduction of the Women’s Championship division for...
Read More
January Holiday Camps Are Here!
January Holiday Camps Are Here!
18 December 2023
Hawthorn Magic are putting together the leading development camps in the Inner East, perfect for both...
Read More
Farewell and congratulations on a successful Spring 2023 season!
Farewell and congratulations on a successful Spring 2023 season!
18 December 2023
As we bid adieu to an exhilarating Spring 2023 season, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to each...
Read More
AGM 2023 Agenda
AGM 2023 Agenda
07 December 2023
Find out about what's on the Agenda for the Basketball Hawthorn Incorporated’s Annual General Meeting...
Read More