"I've had the opportunity to play under Joel in both the QBL and for the Australian Indigenous National Team. As a coach he helped me grow my passion for the game and as a mentor, he assisted me with the transition into life after professional basketball. He regularly takes the time out to help me with career advice and was a big part in helping me landing a job working in the youth sector."
- Tyson Demos, Former Pro - 200+ NBL games
“I played professional basketball for 7 years in multiple countries and during that time Joel provided me with a solid sounding board to help my career progress in a positive direction. He helped prepare me for a WNBA tryout, which then led to me playing in the EuroLeague. When I was playing in Australia, he helped me to improve my game immensely through challenging individual skill-development sessions that got me out of my comfort zone, giving me an X-factor on-court. He has been consistent in offering me beneficial guidance around strategies to be successful both on and off the court. I strongly endorse his skills as a coach, trainer and mentor.”
- RACHEL GANGE (Nee Allison), FORMER PRO
"Joel helped me get my basketball career off the ground, starting with sending me to college in the United States on a full athletic scholarship. His guidance and mentorship on and off the court has helped me play professional basketball in ten different countries and reach levels such as the NBA G-League. He has always been selfless in his approach to helping me reach my goals as a professional player, but more importantly, making sure I stay grounded and build a morally sound base to grow from after basketball."
- MATTHEW ADEKPONYA, PRO BASKETBALLER
"I thank God for Joel helping my basketball career shine brighter, because I had the opportunity to compete against him as an opponent, beside him as a teammate and for him as my coach, winning several championships along the way. Joel has been more than just a friend and mentor, he has become family to me, so that's why he has always steered me in the right direction, giving me advice about life as a role-model and being a high-level athlete, which has lead me to play professionally in the NBL, QBL, SEABL and for the Australian Indigenous National Team."
- DEBA GEORGE, PRO BASKETBALLER
"I was lucky enough to have Joel as my mentor and coach throughout my junior basketball career. As a coach he pushed my limits, helping me to improve my skills through both individual and team-based training sessions. As a mentor he assisted me through the recruiting process to reach my goal of playing college basketball in the in the United States on a full athletic scholarship. Joel has always provided positive guidance through many of my important life choices and has a unique way of making the hard work involved with sport, enjoyable."
- KELSEY McDERMOTT, NEWBERRY COLLEGE WOLVES - NCAA D2
“I thank Joel for his guidance and training whilst he was General Manager of Mackay Basketball and coach of the Mackay Meteors. During this time Joel organised the QBL Junior Player Academy which allowed junior players, including myself, to participate in individual and group training sessions every week over and above representative and club trainings. These sessions allowed me to develop my skills significantly as a basketball player and offered one on one coaching. I have since gone onto to play at National Championships and obtain a scholarship to the Basketball Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport and to represent Australia. I have just accepted a full academic and athletic scholarship to study and play basketball at the University of California Irvine. Thank you Joel for all of your assistance in helping me achieve my basketball dream.”