In January of each year, Basketball WA sends selected U14 and U15 athletes on a Development Tour to Melbourne VIC. to participate in the Southern Cross Challenge Tournament run by Basketball Victoria. This Tour gives these players the opportunity to compete against development squads from other States in Australia.
This Tour also allows Coaches and junior WA athletes to gain experience in high level tournament play, preparing them for potential involvement in State Teams in the future.
The 8 teams represent both Country and Metropolitan WA in the U14 and U15 age group for both men and women.
SOUTHERN CROSS CHALLENGE
What: U14 & U15 Tournament
Where: State Basketball Centre, Wantirna Victoria.
When: 19 – 22 January 2018 (depart Perth on Thursday 18 January 2018)
Cost:- The cost of attending this Tournament is $55.
Age Groups For Southern Cross Challenge
|Who:||Country Boys/Girls born 2004 and 2005 only|
|Dates/Times:||Saturday 23 September (1pm – 4.30pm)|
|Sunday 24 September (9am –12.30pm)|
|Venue:||Bendat Basketball Centre (BBC)|
|201 Underwood Ave Floreat WA 6014|
|Who:||Metro Boys/Girls born 2004 and 2005 only|
|Dates/Times:||Saturday 23 September (9am – 12.30pm)|
|Sunday 24 September (9am – 12.30pm)|
|Venue:||BBC, 201 Underwood Ave Floreat WA 6014|
Online registrations for 2018 trials are now open. Please click here.
Team Commitments Prior to Travelling in January 2018
NB: DSR Athletes Travel Subsidy Applications – Players travelling to the 2018 Southern Cross Challenge are not eligible to apply for the Athletes Travel Subsidy through the Department of Sport and Recreation as the tournament is not a Basketball Australia sanctioned event. It is run by Basketball Victoria and is a development program, not an Australian Junior Championships
Coaches and Managers
Each team will be accompanied by a Coach and a Manager. Expressions of interest for these positions are being sought currently. See link below.
Referees and Referee Coaches
Along with the coaching staff and players, eight Referees and two Referee Coaches will also attend the Tournament. Expressions of interest for these positions are now closed.
For further information about Referee positions please contact Jess Byrnes on 6272 0760 or by email to Jessica.Byrnes@basketballwa.asn.au
If you have further enquiries about this Tour and the Trials, please contact Jackie Keepa telephone:- (08) 6272 0750 or email: Jackie.Keepa@basketballwa.asn.au