Meet Our Team
Aussie Basketball Travellers have devised a team with extensive knowledge and experience in basketball and tours around the world.
Owner/ Tour Consultant
Location: Sydney, NSW (Australia)
Phone: 0414 955 500
David was born in Inglewood, California, and attended school in the states of California, Hawaii, Nevada and Washington. He has been providing successful basketball tours to and from the USA for high school, college and club basketball teams for over 20 years. David has coached numerous state and club basketball teams who have all achieved excellent results in their respective tournaments.
Kirsten Lucido (Dunsmore)
Tour Marketing Manager
Regions: USA, SPAIN, SYD
Phone: +1 (863) 602 8277
Kirsten grew up playing basketball with Manly Warringah Basketball Association located in Sydney, Australia. During her basketball career, she has represented New South Wales in both club and school championships. She was a member of the New South Wales Institute of Sport program just before she flew out to America to pursue her dream of playing college basketball.
Kirsten went to the Newberry College in South Carolina from 2012-2016 where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in Graphic Design and Social Media, and a minor in Communications.
After graduation from Newberry College, Kirsten remained in the United States, working as a freelance graphic designer and social media coordinator. Soon, Kirsten will be heading off to Spain to continue her basketball career in which she will play for Balaguer Basketball Association.
While bouncing back and forth between Europe, Australia and the United States, Kirsten will continue to be ABT's direct USA point of contact and is happy to assist and visit prospective travelling groups to attend to their needs.
If you need assitance on the ground in the USA or are looking to travel to Australia, Kirsten has extensive experience in all things Australia, the USA Education system and Travel.
Contact Kirsten to discuss your next tour.
Tour Project Manager
Regions: David helps customers all over Australia.
Phone: 0424 725 552
David has been organising basketball tours for schools and club teams and working with customers for over 13 years. He handles VIC as well as other customers all throughout Australia. He has a thorough knowledge of basketball having played college basketball in the United States and also in the National Basketball League for the Sydney Kings. David completed his B.S in Physical Education with an emphasis in Business Administration (Sports Management) along with a minor in Coaching. David’s experience enables him to organise all aspects of your travel, including basketball competition which includes games/tournaments, sanctioning with relevant governing bodies, flights, accommodation, transport, and all sightseeing opportunities.
Tour Account Manager
Regions: QLD, VIC, ACT
Phone: 0413 262 286
Kate went to the AIS for 3 years 2006-2009. She represented Australia in the Under 19 World Championships in Slovakia in 2007.
Kate went to Saint Mary's College of California from 2009-2014 where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business and a Masters of Sports Management. She holds the record for the most number of games played over a career.
After graduating from Saint Mary's Kate then joined the Townsville Fire in the WNBL for two years, winning two WNBL Championships, following her stint in Townsville she then joined the Canberra Capitals in 2016 and Canberra is where she will be heading back to for the 2017 WNBL season.
Before her time at the AIS she went to Endeavour Sports High School in Sydney and that is where she went on her first ABT tour to the states. She was able to go on tour with some of her dearest friends and even to this day we still bring up some hilarious stories from the trip.
Kate is happy to speak with and help everyone. While her home State is Victoria, She has lived and played in North and South QLD, Canberra, NSW and of course the USA.