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I have had a passion for competition and Basketball my whole life, taking me on various different journeys in the sport as both an athlete and coach. I love chasing knowledge and creating systems and have a keen interest in people and their psychology. It is my mission to discover how to fully unlock the potential in all of those in my care as a coach and a manager and it is what I spend my time working towards. The purpose behind the 33 business is to help unlock the best of you. To that extent my door is always open to those who want to dive deeper in the realms of Basketball, Sport, Strength and Conditioning, Business, Relationships and understanding the mindset and self-knowledge that can take you to the next level in such fields.



My background is in law and property investment. I started a small Basketball Club called Thunder Basketball in 2016 to open up more opportunities for my son and other kids his age to gain access to the sport and training. I saw the shortfalls in opportunities and wanted to do something knowing how impactful sport can be for kids, so I found a court, and brought on coaches to run the club (including Zac), growing participation over time and developing the kids skills greatly. I’m a terrible volleyball player but always willing to play, a father of 3 children, one of whom is born to be a baller. On the way to becoming a successful father rather than an entrepreneur.



I got into basketball through my kids, and loved helping out with their various school and rep teams over the years. I am so grateful for the huge benefits the sporting community has brought to my own family through friends made, shared adventures, life lessons learnt and the mentorship coaches and trainers have provided so freely. I am excited to now have the opportunity as part of the 33 Team, to help others experience the great things that happen when sport, exercise and good people coincide! I am here to help with all things admin, so if you have any questions regarding our programmes, memberships, or accounts, or have suggestions, feedback, or need to pass on a message please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Media and Marketing Team

Caleb Chapman

I was born in Auckland, but raised in Orlando Florida and Los Angeles California for 10 years in total.  I am a Sport & Rec (Coaching) and Business (Management) student at AUT. In 2016 I found a home within the game of basketball. It has been a tool which has helped me develop as a person, and I simply wish to share that growth with others. 


Mercedes Von Dinklage

I was born and raised in West Auckland and spent my childhood and teenage years in Waipu. I am currently completing my 3rd year of Communication Design at AUT and have a love for being creative and communicating ideas through illustration and design. My goal and job is to help advertise 33 and bring our values to life in the community. My specialties include Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects. You will most likely find me in either the media room or the office glued to my laptop. As part of the 33 Media team, I can offer recording sessions or personal freelance works surrounding graphic design.