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 to strive for!
Our junior representative teams participate in two competitions - South Qld Junior Basketball Competition (SQJBC) and the BQ State Championships. We select boys and girls' teams in U12, 14, 16 & 18 age groups to participate in these competitions.
SQJBC is played in a 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 - a 4 or 5 day tournament that includes all representative teams throughout Queensland. This is a huge occasion for all involved and hopefully your team 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 teams to participate in the national championships. There are also BQ development programs to aspire to including FDP (U14), QLD Emerging Squads (U15 & U17), and SPP (U16 & U18).
Trials for our representative teams are normally held 8-10 weeks before season commencement for each age group. Keep an eye on this page and our social media for date announcements.
2024 Under 12 Trials
players born 2013, 2014 & 2015
Please ensure you have read the Pre Trial Important Information - CLICK HERE
Our U12 trials will be held at Hibiscus Stadium across two days - Saturday, 16 March and Saturday, 23 March
Session time for both trial days:
BOYS - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
GIRLS - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Attendance at both trials days is compulsory
Cost - $20 (+ $0.50 booking fee)
What to Bring - size 5 ball, water bottle, singlet
This online registration must be completed prior and will close 5:00pm Tuesday, 12 March
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 with evidence must be emailed prior to trials commencing to Steve Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org). Players with an approved absence wishing to be considered for selection must still complete the online registration and payment.
All current SWM members wishing to trial must be financial with our association to be eligible to participate.
Players who last participated in representative basketball for another association must have an approved BQ Transfer sent to our association prior to trials. Players will not be eligible to participate in trials without this approved transfer form. The form can be downloaded here. Once approved by your former association it is to be emailed to email@example.com. Transferring players must also be aware of our strict policy concerning junior club competition participation (details in Handbook and Important Info).
All potential representative players and their families are strongly encouraged to read the Parent/Player Handbook and Pre-Trial Important Information prior to registration to understand our program and its obligations.