Development Tours

Each year in January Basketball WA sends selected U14 and U15 athletes on a Development Tour providing them with the opportunity to compete against development squads from other States at the Southern Cross Challenge tournament in Melbourne.

This tour 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.

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: Knox, Victoria
When: January 2018 (dates TBC)
Teams:

  • U14 Metro Men
  • U14 Metro Women
  • U14 Country Men
  • U14 Country Women
  • U15 Metro Men
  • U15 Metro Women
  • U15 Country Men
  • U15 Country Women

Cost: The approximate cost of attending this Tournament will be in the order of $1800 +/- per Player.

FURTHER INFORMATION

AGE GROUPS FOR SOUTHERN CROSS CHALLENGE

  • Under 14 players must be 13 years of age on December 31 2017 (Born 2004)
  • Under 15 players must be 14 years of age on December 31 2017 (Born 2003)

TEAM PREPARATION

  • To be confirmed.

TEAM COMPETITION PRIOR TO TRAVELLING IN JANUARY 2018

  • Teams will be entered in the U14 or U15 BWA Smarter than Smoking State Championships which will be held in November/December 2017 at the Bendat Basketball Centre.
  • Dates for the Basketball WA Smarter than Smoking State Championships for Under 15’s are to be confirmed at a later date.
  • Dates for the Basketball WA Smarter than Smoking State Championships for Under 14’s are to be confirmed.
  • Participation in the Development Tour teams takes priority over participating in local Association teams in these Championships.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

  • To be confirmed

NB: APPLICANTS DSR Travel Subsidy Applications – Players traveling to the 2017 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

TRIAL REGISTRATIONS

Registrations for 2018 trials are not currently open.

COACHES AND MANAGERS
Each team will be accompanied by a Coach and a Manager. Expressions of interest will be sought for these positions at a later date.

REFEREES AND REFEREE COACHES

Along with the coaching staff and players, eight referees and one referee manager will also attend the tournament. Expressions of interest for these positions are now open. Applications and additional information about the tournament can be found by clicking on the links below. For further information please contact Jess Byrnes on 6272 0760.

 

Contact Jackie Keepa for further information:
Ph: (08) 6272 0750 email: jackie.keepa@basketballwa.asn.au