Energy coaches to stay


LATROBE City Energy will stick to its winning formula, having reappointed both the men’s and women’s BigV coaches for the 2015 season.

On the back of their success on and off the court in 2014, both senior men’s coach Les Stothard and his women’s counterpart Andrew Harlow have accepted their positions for the next campaign.

After coaching the side to a breakout premiership, Stothard said there was still room to improve.

“Having won the championship, we will need to take our game to the next level to try and ensure we stay on top and hopefully our success will enable our junior numbers to increase again and look to build the club as a whole for 2015,” he said.

Harlow, who guided the women’s team to a finals appearance this year, said youth development would be a focus next season.

“The goal is to build on the momentum of season 2014 and maintain the organisation presence as a force in the BigV and to give a clear pathway for our VJBL players.

“It was pleasing this season to see seven of our 12 women’s players came through the energy VJBL and BigV programs”

The club is still in the process of appointing a new president.

For highlights of the men’s premiership victory visit

Energy eyes awards night

A host of Latrobe City Energy stars have been nominated for BigV awards, with the ceremony to take place on 20 September.

The nominees and categories are as follows.

Division one men

All Star guards: Ashton Pitts, Jordan Canovan

Rising Star: Billy Hughes, Jack White

Defensive player of the year: Ashton Pitts

Coach of the year: Les Stothard

Division one women

All star guards: Mikaela Dickson, Tanarly Hood

All star centres: Lindsay Horbatuck

Rising Star: Mikaela Dickson

Defensive player of the year: Lindsay Horbatuck

Coach of the year: Andrew Harlow