This message was sent through from a member within the Venom program. The club always values feedback - good, bad or otherwise - and always provides members with a platform to have a say and to become involved. This message is passionate, heart-warming and supportive of the time, effort and commitment that is put in by many of our coaches. Have a read and enjoy!



I wanted to write to the club and say that I enjoyed Justin’s article on the website about the history and growth of Venom. It's hard to believe that my son has just finished his 5th season with Venom after being approached by Damian Arsenis one Saturday as we left Nunawading Stadium. Five years later and, thanks to the Venom program, he's had a lot of personal development opportunities that extend beyond pure basketball skills. Being selected for NITP training is a personal highlight for him and whilst he's seen some team mates come and go, and some move to other clubs, he's taken on board a sense of loyalty that I've tried to instil in him and he's now talking about a long future with Venom.

He's had some wonderful coaches at Venom/Redbacks in Damian, Gerry Pearce, Matt Lane, Andrew Robertson and Beau Bentley, and the feedback I'd like to offer is how proud the association can be of the quality of young men in particular that have coached and influenced my son. Gezza and Justin are included in that lot too, of course.

I often hear of other association coaches and programs that don't seem as nurturing as Warrandyte and it's for that reason that our family has no desire to leave such a great environment. Our son puts a lot of pressure on himself to succeed and he's certainly enjoyed that with Warrandyte Basketball and he sees Gezza, Matt and Beau as very positive role models. He sees their commitment and enthusiasm for the club and has aspirations to "be like them".

You've done a wonderful job in recruiting, retaining and nurturing the talents of the club’s coaches and I just wanted to say, as a dumb parent that has never actually played the game but really enjoy watching and being involved in the community, thanks for your efforts in making Warrandyte Basketball what it is today. It is appreciated.

I'm confident that as our son becomes more independent in the next few years that he will want to keep involved with the club (yes, he has Big V as a goal) as a coach, just like the other guys. And as he does that I know, as a parent, that he'll be involved in a positive club and a good environment.


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36-38 Drysdale Road, Warrandyte VIC 3113

Office Hours (As at January 2019):

Monday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Tuesday - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Wednesday - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Thursday - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Friday - 10.00am - 6.00pm 

Contact: David Lawson (Administrator)


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