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Junior Representative Program

For young athletes aspiring to further their basketball journey beyond our club competition, donning the gold and purple to play for the Pirates is the next level!

Our junior representative teams participate in two competitions - South Qld Junior Basketball Competition (SQJBC) and the BQ State Championships.  We select teams in U12, 14, 16 & 18 age groups in both boys and girls to participate in these competitions

SQJBC is played in a league/season format involving representative teams from all SEQ associations. Each age group consists of multiple divisions, with a grading tournament held prior to determine which division a team plays in. This competition is conducted within a school term (U12 - T3, U14 - T2, U16 - T1, U18 - T4).

During the holidays immediately following SQJBC, our teams then participate in the BQ State Championships. This is a 4-5 day tournament involving all representative teams throughout Queensland. This is a massive occasion for all involved and hopefully you will come away as a State Champion!

Being involved in rep basketball with the Pirates also opens up opportunities to higher pathways, notably selection to U16 & U18 Queensland state teams to participate in the national championships. There are also BQ excellence/development programs to strive for including FDP (U14), QLD Emerging Squad (U15), and SPP (U16 & U18).

Trials for the Pirates are normally held for each age group 6 - 8 weeks before competition commencement. Keep an eye on this page and our social media for trial date announcements.

2022/23 Parent-Player Handbook - CLICK HERE

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U14 Representative Trials

(players born 2010, 2011)

Trials will be conducted over three sessions across two days, all of which are compulsory.

BOYS

26/01/23    9:00 - 10:30am

26/01/23    1:00 - 2:30pm

04/02/23     4:00 - 5:30pm

GIRLS

26/01/23    10:30 - 12:00pm

26/01/23     2:30 - 4:00pm

04/02/23     4:00 - 5:30pm

Cost - $20 (covers all sessions)

What to Bring - ball, reversible singlet, water bottle

Registration & payment prior to trials is compulsory - CLICK HERE to register.

Attendance at all trials is mandatory to be eligible for selection. Absence for acceptable reasons such as injury or illness can be taken into consideration, however a submission must be made prior to the trial by emailing doc@southwestbasketball.com.au

If you last played representative basketball for another association, an approved BQ Transfer to our association must be completed prior to trials. You will not be eligible to participate in trials as per BQ policy without an approved transfer. Please note that Permission To Train forms are no longer accepted.

Potential representative players and their families are encouraged to read the Parent-Player Handbook prior to trials to understand our representative program and its obligations. If offered a position into one of our teams, please note that a non-refundable $100 deposit is required upfront within 48hrs to confirm selection.

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