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9The Hills Raiders Basketball Association (HRBA) are pleased to announce the appointment of HRBA player, Jonathan Diaz, as Captain of the Kalamunda Eastern Suns Men’s SBL basketball team.

Jonathan, or Jonno as he is better known, has been involved with the HRBA since the age of 10, playing for the Sawyers Valley Basketball Club. 12 years later, he continues to play for Sawyers Valley each season, despite his WABL and SBL playing commitments at the Kalamunda Eastern Suns during that time.

President of the HRBA, Bob Little, is not surprised at all by Jonno’s achievement. He fondly remembers Jonno as a talented young boy whom he believed would have a successful basketball career if he continued to play as an adult.

For the 2016 WABL season, Jonno has also been appointed as the Head Coach of the Kalamunda Eastern Suns Under 16, Division 2, boys basketball team. He is assisted by his father, Marc Diaz. The Diaz duo are currently in pre-season training and have put together a strong team. They are both looking forward to the coming WABL season.

Head Coach of the Kalamunda Eastern Suns Men’s SBL basketball team, Michael Clarke, speaks very highly of Jonno. “He is a first-class point guard, who plays great defence. He is hard-working and a fine young man. I am very proud to have him as the captain of our programme”.

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Congratulations once again to Jonno, we wish you and your team a successful SBL season.