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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 to strive for!

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 or 5 day tournament involving all representative teams throughout Queensland. This is a massive 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 state 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 the Pirates are normally held for each age group approx 8 weeks before season commencement. Keep an eye on this page and our social media for trial date announcements.

2022/23 Parent-Player Handbook - CLICK HERE


U18 Representative Trials

(players born 2007 & 2008)



Boys Trials

July 15, 3:30pm - 5:00pm (Hibiscus)

July 22, 3:30pm - 5:00pm (Hibiscus)

July 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm (Runcorn SHS)**

**Gold & Purple teams will be selected after the 2nd trial. The 3rd trial is invite-only after which Red & White teams will be selected.


Girls Trials

July 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Hibiscus)

July 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Hibiscus)

Cost - $20 (covers all sessions)

What to bring - ball, reversible singlet, water bottle


Registration & payment prior to trials is compulsory.

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

All SWM members wishing to trial must be financial with our association to be eligible to participate and be selected.

If you last played representative basketball for another association, an approved BQ Transfer to our association must be completed prior to trials.  Players will not be eligible to participate in our trials without an approved transfer form submitted prior. The form can be downloaded here and once approved by your former association it is to be emailed to

Potential representative players and their families are encouraged to read the Parent-Player Handbook and Pre-Trial Important Information prior to registration to understand our program and its obligations.

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