BigV 2020 Women’s coaching announcements


The Pakenham and District Basketball Association (PDBA) would like to announce our coaching appointments for the Youth League Women and Senior Women for the 2020 BigV season.


After an extensive and thorough interview process, the selection panel has made the following appointments.


Senior Women : 

Head Coach Simo Pajdic – Year 2
Assistant Coach Matt Iness
Assistant Coach Mark Paxton


Youth League Women : 

Head Coach Aaron Miles
Assistant Coach Marc Pirrota
Assistant Coach Adam Amy

This is the next stage of the girls to women’s pathway to success.
It is the clubs desire, to enable an under 8’s first time player, the ability to progress to a senior BigV Pakenham Warriors. Then then continue the journey on to greater things.

We are also pleased to announce that our VJBL Director of Coaching, Brett Paxton, has been appointed to a mentor role within our BIGV program.
Brett’s primary function will be to support and continue to work with our senior coaches to ensure that coaches are developing and adhering to the program principals and philosophies.

Warriors Senior Women’s Head Coach, Simo Pajdic stated ” These are some fantastic announcements for our BigV Women’s program, we really do aim to do things vastly differently than we did in 2019, which I hope we result in two team featuring heavily in finals”

If you currently are external to the Pakenham Warriors and you are interested in playing in either the Youth League Women or Senior Women, please don’t hesitate to contact Senior Women’s Head Coach Simo Pajdic on

Keep an eye on the Warriors website for official try-out dates.

Please join me in congratulating the above coaches, and I am excited for the new 2020 season in all its success.


Alan Lee

Alan Lee