The Bethanie Warwick Senators are thrilled to announce our new partnership with the City of Joondalup, who will be coming on as an official sponsor for the rest of the 2023 NBL1 season. This sponsorship marks an exciting development for both organisations as we join forces to promote basketball and support the local community.

The City of Joondalup has long been recognised as a champion for community development in fostering healthy, active lifestyles. Their sponsorship with us reaffirms their commitment to promoting sports and recreational activities, particularly basketball.

Warwick Senators CEO, Josh Nipps, had this to say: “The sponsorship from the City of Joondalup will undoubtedly serve as a catalyst for the Warwick Senators Basketball Club’s continued success, allowing the club to make significant strides in the pursuit of excellence on and off the court”

Joondalup is rightly regarded as the basketball capital of Perth’s northern corridor with massive participation rates among all age groups – from juniors through to elite-level players,” Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said.

“This great sport is booming in our City and we are proud to be the only local government area, north of the river, with two State Basketball League teams within our boundaries. 

The City looks forward to further strengthening our relationship with the Warwick Senators over the next 12 months, as well as hosting this prestigious competition where the stars of the future will get to showcase their talents on the national stage.”

Get down to Warwick Stadium to watch the Warwick Senators play host to the Cockburn Cougars this Saturday night!

Women tip off 5 PM
Men tip off 7 PM

The Warwick Senators are pleased to announce that Jonelle Morley has been re-signed as the Women’s Head Coach for NBL1 West 2022.


Jonelle will enter her second season as Head Coach following a great first season at the helm including making a semi-final appearance.

Jonelle said “In 2021 we wanted to produce a style of game that was ‘fun to watch and fun to play’. Athletes are more likely to have success both as individuals and as a team if they are enjoying what they are doing. Enjoyment and success look different for everyone, and I pride myself on getting the most out of each player, by understanding what their drive is. 2021 was a big year, and we fell just short of a Grand Final opportunity. We have a committed group of players, and a coaching team who can’t wait to go one better in 2022.”


 “We have seen great on-court and off-court development of both our senior and junior players under Jonelle’s leadership” said General Manager Michael Norman. “Jonelle is a quality person, a gifted coach and an incredible communicator. We are especially proud to have a female Head Coach and want to inspire young women with our players and our coach selections.”


Jonelle said “I feel extremely honoured and fortunate to have been given this opportunity at a club where I grew up spending so much of my time. I am keen to provide similar opportunities and experiences that I was involved in, to the many young women coming through our Warwick program today. My own values align closely to those of the club, and I believe strongly in building that third place community where people can come and feel safe, welcomed and a part of something bigger.”


We look forward to a great 2022 NBL1 West season and will be making player announcements in the near future.

The Warwick Senators are pleased to announce that Luke Brennan has signed as the men’s Head Coach for NBL1 West 2022.

This appointment takes over a highly successful era under Mike Ellis after 6 seasons of finals appearances including winning the West Coast Classic championship in 2020. Luke said “I am excited about the opportunity to continue to grow the culture and build on the legacy that Mike and the team have established over the years”.

Luke has a strong coaching resume including a current Assistant Coach role with the Perth Wildcats, Head Coach of the Under 23 Men’s National Wheelchair team from 2015-2017, 8 years assisting in the SBL and as Assistant Coach in the Australian Rollers wheelchair basketball.

 “To be able to appoint a coach of Luke’s calibre to follow after Senators and Wildcats legend Mike Ellis speaks to the strength of the club,” said General Manager Michael Norman. “We value every individual and want them to reach their full potential through the avenue of basketball and we see Luke playing a key role in supporting this.”

The club has a proud history of ensuring its juniors are developed and Luke will play a pivotal role in seeing the program further developed. Luke said, “Warwick has done a fantastic job and I’m excited to work with a club that not only values success on the court but off the court, throughout the whole club”.

“This is a difficult thing for me”, said Mike Ellis. “I loved coaching these guys and will miss them terribly. That said I believe this is in the best interest of the club as a whole, we have been speaking about the connections with development for our juniors to the NBL1 group for a number of years now and I know that Luke will be able to give that the attention it deserves. I am extremely proud that so many of the players in the NBL1 team are Warwick juniors and that the pathways have been established. Now Luke will be able to assist in the development of the younger players so that legacy continues.”

“I am sure that Luke will do an outstanding job with the NBL1 team and has been around very successful programs for some time now. He will bring that wealth of knowledge to the group and continue to build on what is an outstanding program. I feel I am leaving it in good hands.”

Warwick Senators thank Mike for the tireless effort he has put into the lives of those in the club and are grateful for his continued involvement within the community. 

We were very happy to have a number of high-quality candidates apply for the Referee Coordinator role and we are excited to announce Ethan Lloyd as the successful candidate.

Ethan is a familiar face around the Senator community having refereed here at Warwick for close to a decade. His referee credentials include winning WABL Referee of the Year in 2018, a level one advanced referee and referee coach and has recently worked alongside the Australian Paralympic team, as a referee during their training camp.

Ethan will commence immediately and we know he will build on the strong referee program at Warwick with his experience and passion for referee development within the community at Senators.

Michael Norman
General Manager
Warwick Senators

Nicole jorre de st jorre - 400 games

Nicole’s SBL journey commenced with the now defunct Swan City Mustangs back in 1999 before joining the Senators in 2000, and has spent seasons with Wanneroo and East Perth, returning to Warwick in 2018.

Over that journey she has amassed a massive 1047 assists, over 1500 rebounds and almost 3000 points. Whilst her statistics are outstanding during that time, in the words of Nic’s good friend Katie Reed, it is her hard work, and her ability to support as a leader, that has seen her excel in basketball over so many years.

Senators NBL1 Women’s Head Coach Jonelle Morley had this to say about Nicole: “With such a young group we are lucky to have the leadership of such a passionate and experienced player in Nic. Having played with her back in the early 2000s, I can honestly say she has continued to get better with every season and I am so fortunate to have been her teammate, a mate and now someone I have had the pleasure of coaching.”

We look forward to celebrating this 400 game milestone this Sunday evening at 5pm at Warwick Stadium vs Perry Lakes Hawks, we hope to see you there!