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Applications Close: 6th November 2020

2021 New Coaching Staff

Kate Moloney
  • 2020/2021 Australian Diamonds Squad 
  • 2020 Melbourne Vixens Co-Captain 
  • 2019 Australian Diamonds Squad Member 
  • 2019 Melbourne Vixens MVP Runner Up 
  • 2019 Melbourne Vixens Captain 
  • 2018 Melbourne Vixens Captain 
  • 2018 Melbourne Vixens MVP Runner Up 
  • 2017 Australian Fast5 Captain 
  • 2017 Australian Diamonds Debut 
  • 2015 Melbourne Vixens Coaches Award 
  • 2014 Melbourne Vixens Coaches Award 
  • 2014 Melbourne Vixens Premiership 
  • 2013 Melbourne Vixens Debut 
  • 2013-2011 Under 21 State Team 
  • 2012 Under 21 Australian Team 
  • 2012 Under 19 Australian Team 
  • 2012 Captain of Victorian Under 19 Team and Vice-Captain of Under 19 Australian Team 
  • 2011 Under 17 State Team 
  • 2010 Under 17 Nationals MVP 
Ross Wignell
  • 2013-2019: CEO of Diamond Valley Basketball Association 
  • 1999-2013: Basketball Victoria Regional
  • Development Manager prior to becoming Basketball Australia’s National Intensive Training Program Vic Metro Head Coach, State Director of Coaching, Basketball Operation’s Manager and Performance Director. 
  • Ross has helped many individuals represent Victoria, receive AIS scholarships, receive USA scholarships, play WNBL/NBL, play WNBA/NBA and represent Australia.  
  • Coach at SEABL, BIG V Championship, Big V Youth League and VJBL Level.
Greg Jeffers
  • 2010-Present: CEO of Eltham Wildcats Basketball 
  • 2018: U23 Big V Youth Championship Coach of the Year 
  • 2015: U18 Boys National Junior Classic Champions 
  • 2011: State Championship Women’s Champions 
  • 2010: Australia Youth Coach for FIBA Global Youth Camp 
  • 2002-Present: Coach in the Victorian Championship division of VJBL 

Netball

We are extremely excited to announce that Kate Moloney will be returning to coach St Helena Secondary College’s 2021 Netball Academy.

In 2020, Kate jumped on board as the Head Coach of the Netball Academy Program. She was able to utilise her expertise to coach our young athletes on court and when the athlete’s transitioned to remote learning she helped facilitate guest speaker appearances from Liz Watson and Mwai Kumwenda. Students have really valued Kate’s coaching and we look forward to an uninterrupted 2021 program.  

Kate will continue to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Netball Academy from her playing time with the Melbourne Vixens and from her time representing Australia. Kate was recently selected as part of the 2021 Australian Diamonds Squad. We look forward to seeing our 2021 athletes flourish under Kate’s coaching and guidance. 

Basketball

We are extremely excited to announce that Ross Wignell and Greg Jeffers will be returning as coaches for St Helena Secondary College’s 2021 Basketball Academy.

In 2019 we launched the Basketball Academy program in partnership with Ross Wignell. He has continued in this role in 2020 and we look forward to utilising his expertise in 2021. Ross has been the catalyst behind the program and his extensive coaching experience has been extremely valued by our athletes. Our athletes speak very highly of Ross, they absolutely love being coached by him and they develop holistically under his guidance. 

In 2020, Greg Jeffers was added as a coach to the program and he has been a valuable asset to the program. His experience coaching in the Victorian Championship division of VJBL has already transferred to our athletes and their development has been amazing to see.

St Helena Secondary College began with a strong sporting tradition in 1984.

The St Helena Sports Academy aims to develop skills in our students that will encourage lifelong learning, allowing them to connect and interact with the real world as active and responsible global citizens. Upon completion of the program students will not only have developed as an athlete, but as a well-rounded individual with options, dignity and purpose.

Students involved in the Netball Academy will participate in four sessions per fortnight, held before school hours.

This is a co-curricular program that is additional to the standard curriculum program. The sessions will focus on:

  • Technical Skill Development
  • Tactical and Strategic Development
  • Strength and ConditioningInjury Prevention
  • Match Preparation
  • Recovery

If you have any questions regarding the Sports Academy, please contact Mr Shaun Bowes (Sport Coordinator – Sports Academy) on 9438 8500 or   sbw@sthelena.vic.edu.au

Swimming sports were held from 1985 and while students participated in a range of competitive sports in those first years, the Tennis team excelled.

Today the school’s commitment to sport remains resolute as the associated activities contribute significantly to the physical, mental and social growth of our students.

It is through the college sport program that many students develop an active lifestyle commitment along with the skills, attributes, character strengths and disciplines that serve them well for a lifetime and open up a world of social and recreational enjoyment.

We value and celebrate participation, sportsmanship, camaraderie and school spirit. As always, one’s personal best is enough.


  • Sport at St Helena complements the classroom Physical and Health Education program.
  • Interschool Sport
  • Athlete Development Program


Students from Years 7-12 can register to compete in one of the sports listed below.

Students commit to training prior to competition.

AFL
Athletics
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Cricket
Cross Country
Futsal
Golf
Hockey
Lacrosse
Netball
Softball
Soccer
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis
Volleyball

A brand new $2.5 million Sports precinct complete with:

  • a full size FIFA quality soccer pitch with synthetic turf. AFL goal posts can also be installed.
  • 4 multiuse synthetic cushioned hard court surfaces marked for netball, Fast Five and tennis


Night lighting will facilitate night community use.

This facility will be shared with Glen Katherine Primary School, the Eltham Netball Club, the Eltham Redbacks Soccer Club and other community groups outside school hours.

  • a fully equipped Fitness Centre
  • 5 outdoor basketball courts

Alumni

Jarryd Clifford, Australian Paralympian, Rio 2016: 7th in both the 1500m and 5000m event with a PB in the latter.  Bronze medal in the Paralympic World Championships in London, 2017.

Gold Coast Suns players: Brayden Fiorini, Darcy MacPherson

Richmond player: Nick Vlastuin

House System/Community Engagement

The House System is a foundation tradition that over the school’s history has been a highly effective way to foster student wellbeing, social growth and school connectedness.

In 2013/14 a comprehensive consultative review of the system led by a dedicated committee of students and staff resulted in the establishment of four new Houses in 2015.

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