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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 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.




Under 18 Trials - 2024/25 Season

Players born 2008 & 2009

New Structure - please read carefully




Selection trials will be held over two phases – Trial 1, then Trials 2 & 3.

Certain players will not be required to attend the first trial as outlined below.

All trials will be held at Hibiscus Stadium and will be 'closed' sessions (no parents or general spectators within venue).

It is strongly encouraged that all prospective triallists read our Program Handbook and Trial Info - both are linked above.

Trial fee - $25.00

Registrations close Tuesday, 2 July


Trial 1

Sunday, 7 July

Girls  8:30 - 10:00am

Boys  10:30 - 12:00pm

This initial first trial is mandatory and exclusively for:

  • any player who did not play U16 or U18 rep for Pirates in the last 2023-24 season, including 

  • any player who has transferred from another association.


From those who participate in this first trial, only select players will then be invited to progress on to Trials 2 & 3.

It is mandatory to attend this trial to be considered for the second phase (Trials 2 & 3).

** If you played U16 or U18 rep for PIRATES last season then you do not attend this first trial **

Trials 2 & 3

Saturday, 13 July

Girls  4:00 - 5:30pm

Boys  5:30 - 7:30pm



Sunday, 14 July

Girls  11:00 - 12:30pm

Boys  12:30 - 2:30pm

These last two trials, which will act as our selection trials for all teams, will only be open to:

  • players who represented Pirates in U16 or U18 during the last 2023-24 rep season, and

  • players invited from Trial 1

Both trials are compulsory to attend.

When completing the online registration it will confirm which trial you are to attend. Pirates will also check all registrations and email a confirmation in the week leading up to your trial.



Attendance at all trials (that you are required to attend) 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 ( Players with an approved absence wishing to be considered for selection must still complete the online registration.

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

Players who last played representative basketball for another association must have an approved BQ Transfer to our association prior to trials to be eligible to participate. The form can be downloaded here and once approved it is to be emailed to Transferring players must also be aware of our strict policy concerning junior club competition participation (details in Handbook and Trial Info).

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