The University Basketball League has returned for its second season in 2022, with eleven women's and eleven men's teams competing across the country for an exciting eight-week battle culminating in a two-week final series. Both the men’s and women’s competitions will be played across the country from 21 March to 26 May 2022. 

Attend a home game at the Victoria University Community Sports Stadium - Whitten Oval for a unique experience and to cheer on our students, or watch every game live on UniSportTV.

Meet the coaches

Sam Fileccia - Women's Head Coach

 Coach Sam Fillecia high-fives one of his team

Sam is back as the Head Coach of the Victoria University basketball team for his second year. Sam is eager to begin Season 2 after leading the squad to the finals in Season 1 only to have the finals cancelled due to COVID-19.

He is a Basketball Australia accredited level 2 coach with over 17 years of experience coaching at the youth and senior levels. His most notable senior-level experience was coaching Big V for five years, during which time he was nominated for coach of the year four times and coach of the month three times. During those years, he guided his side to the finals, where they became runners-up in 2016. 

Sam was the head coach at the University of Melbourne from 2013 to 2017, earning silver in 2015 and was named the University of Melbourne Sports Coach of the Year. He is a dedicated and energetic coach who is thrilled to be coaching the squad again for Season 2 of UBL.

Maverick Clissold - Men's Head Coach

 Coach Maverick Clissold talks to his players on the court

Maverick has been an integral part of Victoria University's basketball success at Unisport Nationals since 2015, and we're thrilled to have him return for another season of the University Basketball League.

Maverick has been instrumental in VU's success, starring as head coach of the team crowned National Champions in 2018. Prior to coaching in VU's basketball program, Maverick was an excellent player with state representation and NBL1 experience.

Maverick is passionate about player development both on and off the court, believing that basketball can promote structure, work ethic, collaboration, and other important values. He is delighted to bring the successful culture and high performance standard that he has built to the playing group and is looking forward to season 2.

Meet our teams

In alphabetically order (surname)

VU Women

  • Emily Attard (Bachelor of Sport Management/Bachelor of Business)
  • Eleanor Bollands (Bachelor of Biomedical and Exercise Science)
  • Eliza Buckley (Bachelor of Education P-12)
  • Ellen Cox (Bachelor of Midwifery/Bachelor of Nursing)
  • Madeline Daoud (Diploma of Beauty Therapy)
  • Abigail Ferreira (Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology)
  • Casidhe Green (Bachelor of Criminology)
  • Tegan Hindle (Bachelor of Education Studies)
  • Tamsyn Kirk (Bachelor of Education P-12)
  • Isabella Paradowski (Bachelor of Biomedical and Exercise Science)
  • Ebony Sans (Bachelor of Psychological Studies)
  • Charli Spence (Bachelor of Human Nutrition)
  • Emma Stafford (Bachelor of Applied Movement Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy)
  • Imogen Wardley (Bachelor of Paramedicine)
  • Grace Watson (Bachelor of Youth Work/Bachelor of Sport Management)
  • Myra Wood (Bachelor of Education P-12)

VU Men

  • Jad Al Hajj (Bachelor of Fitness)
  • Ben Bara (Bachelor of Criminology)
  • Grady Barrett (Undergraduate Certificate in Sport Science)
  • Luke Brooke (Bachelor of Social Work)
  • Benjamin Cawthorn-Breheny (Bachelor of Science - Osteopathy)
  • Mitchell Dielemans (Master of Health Science - Osteopathy)
  • Keegan Dsouza (Bachelor of Exercise Science - Clinical Practice)
  • Daniaell Herbert (Bachelor of Science - Osteopathy)
  • Calvin Jazmin (Master of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation)
  • Erik Kafritsas (Bachelor of Business)
  • Chenuka Kasturiarachchi (Bachelor of Business)
  • Jack Lallo (Bachelor of Construction Management - Honours)
  • Matt Leggett (Bachelor of Sport Science)
  • Daniel Lukassen (Bachelor of Physical Education and Sport Science)
  • Zak Martinez (Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Psychological Studies)
  • Logan Moran (Bachelor of Business)
  • Alec Mulqueeney (Master of Health Science - Osteopathy)
  • Zac Polglaze (Bachelor of Sport Science)
  • Jordan Teunon (Bachelor of Biomedical Science)
  • Gene Vocale (Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education)

 

VU competition fixture

Women's Fixture

Game Date Competing Time Where
Game 1 Tuesday 22 March RMIT vs VU 12.30pm Away
Game 2 Wednesday 23 March FED vs VU 2pm Away
Game 3 Monday 28 March LTU vs VU 12pm Away
Game 4 Tuesday 29 March VU vs CUT 3pm Home
Game 5 Monday 11 April MELB vs VU 5.30pm Away
Game 6 Tuesday 26 April USC vs VU 12.30pm Away
Game 7 Tuesday 3 May USYD vs VU 3pm Away
Game 8 Wednesday 4 May UTS vs VU 1pm Away
Game 9 Tuesday 10 May VU vs UWA 11am Home
Game 10 Wednesday 11 May VU vs ADL 1pm Home

Men's Fixture

Game Date Competing Time Where
Game 1 Tuesday 22 March RMIT vs VU 2.30pm Away
Game 2 Wednesday 23 March FED vs VU 12pm Away
Game 3 Monday 28 March LTU vs VU 2pm Away
Game 4 Tuesday 29 March VU vs CUT 1pm Home
Game 5 Monday 11 April MELB vs VU 7.30pm Away
Game 6 Tuesday 26 April USC vs VU 2.30pm Away
Game 7 Tuesday 3 May USYD vs VU 1pm Away
Game 8 Wednesday 4 May UTS vs VU 3pm Away
Game 9 Tuesday 10 May VU vs UWA 1pm Home
Game 10 Wednesday 11 May VU vs ADL 3pm Home

University Basketball League Pride Round

Our home game double-header against The University of Western Australia and The University of Adelaide (Game 9 and 10) will celebrate inclusion and diversity in university sport while aiming to increase visibility and provide education and awareness to student athletes, members, and supporters.

Cheer on Victoria University

Students, staff and friends are encouraged to show support by cheering on Victoria University at home games played at the VU Community Sport Stadium – Whitten Oval. With court announcers, music, commentators, live streaming and more, the event promises to be a unique experience for spectators.

Get in touch

Find out more about the competition and how you can get involved. Contact

Wade Spencer, Sports Officer
Phone: +61 3 9919 4434
Email: [email protected]