SOUTHERN CROSS CHALLENGE

Southern Cross Challenge

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 girls and boys.

SOUTHERN CROSS CHALLENGE

What: U14 & U15 Tournament
Where: State Basketball Centre, Wantirna Victoria.
When: 18 – 21 January 2019 (depart Perth on Thursday 17 January 2019)

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 cost of attending this Tournament will be +/- $1800.00 approx.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Age Groups For Southern Cross Challenge

  • Under 14 players must be 13 years of age on December 31 2019 (Born 2006)
  • Under 15 players must be 14 years of age on December 31 2019 (Born 2005)

 

U14 TEAM PREPARATION (Once the team has been selected)
There will be two (2) training weekends (for both Metro and Country) and one (1) training session prior to departing.

Teams will be entered in the BWA Smarter than Smoking State Championships which will be held in November/December 2018 at the Bendat Basketball Centre – (dates for each age group TBC)

Participation in the Development Tour teams takes priority over participating in local Association teams in these Championships.

  • Camp 1 – 20 & 21 October 2018
  • Camp 2 – 17 & 18 November 2018
  • Camp 3 – 16 January 2019

 

U15 TEAM PREPARATION (Once the team has been selected)
There will be one (1) training weekends (for both Metro and Country) and one (1) training session prior to departing.

Teams will be entered in the BWA Smarter than Smoking State Championships which will be held in November/December 2018 at the Bendat Basketball Centre – (dates for each age group TBC)

Participation in the Development Tour teams takes priority over participating in local Association teams in these Championships.

  • Camp 1 – 17 & 18 November 2018
  • Camp 2 – 16 January 2019

 

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

  • To be confirmed

 

NB: DSR Athletes Travel Subsidy Applications– Players travelling to the 2019 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 programme, not an Australian Junior Championships

TRIALS INFORMATION:

Please note, No exemptions will be given for injured or sick athletes.

Who: U14 Country & Metro Boys/Girls born 2006 only
Dates/Times: Saturday 29 September 2018 (1pm to 4.30pm)
Sunday 30 September 2018 (9am to 12.30pm)
Venue: Bendat Basketball Centre
201 Underwood Avenue Floreat WA 6014
Cost: $50.00
Closing Date: Wednesday 26 September 2018

Who: U15 Metro Boys born 2005 only
Dates/Times: TRIAL 1 – Tuesday 16 October 2018 (4:30pm to 6pm)
TRIAL 2 – Sunday 21 October 2018 (1pm to 4:30pm)
Venue: Bendat Basketball Centre
201 Underwood Avenue Floreat WA 6014
Cost: TRIAL 1 – $10 (All athletes to pay)
TRIAL 2 – $40 (Selected athletes only to pay)
Closing Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018

Who: U15 Metro Girls born 2005 only
Dates/Times: TRIAL 1 – Monday 15 October 2018 (4:30pm to 6pm)
TRIAL 2 – Sunday 21 October 2018 (1pm to 4:30pm)
Venue: Bendat Basketball Centre
201 Underwood Avenue Floreat WA 6014
Cost: TRIAL 1 – $10 (All athletes to pay)
TRIAL 2 – $40 (Selected athletes only to pay)
Closing Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018

Who: U15 Country Boys/Girls born 2005 only
Dates/Times: Saturday 20 October 2018 (1pm to 4.30pm)
Venue: Wally Hagan Stadium, Starling Street, Hamilton Hill
Dates/Times: Sunday 21 October 2018 (9am to 12.30pm)
Venue: Bendat Basketball Centre
201 Underwood Avenue Floreat WA 6014
Cost: $50.00
Closing Date: Wednesday 17 October 2018

Online registrations for 2019 trials are now open. Please click here.

For trials and information flyer, click here.

Registrations close on Wednesday the 26th of September, 12 noon.

COACHES AND MANAGERS

Each team will be accompanied by a Coach and a Manager. Expressions of Interest for these positions are now open. Please click here.

REFEREES AND REFEREE COACHES

Along with the Coaching staff and players, eight Referees and two Referee Managers will also attend the Tournament. For further information about Referee positions please contact Jess Byrnes on 6272 0760 or by email to Jessica.Byrnes@basketballwa.asn.au

ENQUIRIES

If you have further enquiries about this Tour and the Trials, please contact David Naylor by telephone: – (08) 6272 0754 or David.Naylor@basketballwa.asn.au