Why Choose the WVBC?
Now in its 16th year, the West Vancouver Basketball Club has coached and mentored thousands of North Shore players since the fall of 2009. Led by Greg Meldrum (see bio below), the WVBC provides young players an opportunity to develop their basketball skills in a fun, positive, and safe environment. With basketball as its conduit, the WVBC preaches core values such as discipline, hard-work, cooperation, perseverance, respect… skills that will greatly benefit the players off the court throughout their youth and beyond. Over the years, the WVBC has developed a reputation of being an inclusive club for parents and players who are looking for an excellent basketball experience delivered by a caring and competent coaching staff.
Who is the WVBC For?
Most WVBC programming is offered to boys and girls in Grades 2-10. Players of all experience levels are welcome as the WVBC prides itself on creating challenging and rewarding basketball opportunities for all participants. Although there is not a prerequisite skill requirement to sign up, the WVBC asks that all registrants possess a mature attitude and willingness to learn prior to joining. If you are unsure whether the WVBC is right for your child, please do not hesitate to contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WVBC Coaching Staff
Greg Meldrum (Head Coach and Club Director)
Raised in West Vancouver, Greg began his basketball career as a “Highlander” at WVSS. In 1991, he was recruited by the University of Victoria where he played five years with the “Vikes.” After graduating with a Kinesiology Degree and finishing as UVIC’s 3rd all-time leading scorer, Greg embarked on a professional career which spanned for 10 years playing for teams in New Zealand, France, England, and Spain. Greg was also a member of the Canadian Men’s Basketball Team and competed for his country in the 2002 World Championships in Indianapolis. When Greg hung up his basketball shoes in 2005, he attended UBC and earned his Bachelor of Education Degree and began his teaching career. In 2009, Greg was able to combine his love of basketball and passion for teaching when he founded the West Vancouver Basketball Club (WVBC). The club has grown steadily and Greg now provides coaching to over 800 local children each year. Greg has coached at West Van Secondary School for the past 10 years, highlighted by leading the 2014 WVSS Junior Boys Team to a Provincial title, the first in the school’s history. Greg currently teaches at Ridgeview Elementary School and is the Head Coach for the SD45 Basketball Academy.
Oliver Grey (Assistant Coach)
Oliver has been coaching at the WVBC for the last 5 years. He is a former West Van Secondary School student and a member of the Graduating Class of 2022. Ollie was a 5-year player for the “Highlanders” in high school and was a standout performer every year. Coach Ollie’s calm demeanour and care for each camper make him a valuable member of the WVBC Coaching Staff. Ollie is currently studying Legal Studies at Capilano University.
Harris Cameron (Assistant Coach)
Harris is a student in Grade 12 at West Van Secondary. Harris is a starter on the WVSS Sr. Boys Basketball Team who are currently ranked in the Top 5 in BC. Harris began coaching at the WVBC when he volunteered as a Grade 7 student 5 years ago. Harris has also been in the WVS Premier Basketball Academy the past 5 years.Harris has a strong work ethic and is a true student of the game. He is a capable leader and a valuable member of the WVBC Coaching staff.
Eddie Fitzgerald (Assistant Coach)
Eddie is in Grade 12 at West Van Secondary and is also a valuable member of the Senior Boys Basketball Team. On the court, Eddie is known for his toughness and intensity, as he never backs down from a challenge. Eddie has been on the WVBC Coaching Staff for the past 3 years. Eddie’s enthusiasm and energy is infectious and he is a favourite amongst WVBC Campers.