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: 17 – 20 January 2020 (depart Perth on Thursday 16 January 2020)
Cost:-The cost of attending this Tournament will be +/- $1800.00 approx.
Age Groups For Southern Cross Challenge
COUNTRY TEAM PREPARATION (Once the team has been selected)
There will be two (2) training weekends (for all Country teams) and one (1) training session prior to departing.
Teams will also be entered in the BWA Smarter than Smoking State Championships which will be held in November/December 2019 at the Bendat Basketball Centre – (dates for each age group TBC)
METRO TEAM PREPARATION (Once the team has been selected)
Nov 4 BOYS @ Bendat
Nov 5 GIRLS @ Bendat
Nov 11 GIRLS @ Bendat
Nov 12 BOYS @ Bendat
Jan 15 @ Bendat
* Coaches will organise more training sessions once squad is picked
NB: DSR Athletes Travel Subsidy Applications– Players travelling to the 2020 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
Under 14 players must be 13 years of age on December 31 2020 (Born 2007)
Under 15 players must be 14 years of age on December 31 2020 (Born 2006)
To register, click on the flyers above or on the below links:
SCC – U14 & U15 COUNTRY Men & Women
SCC – U14 & U15 METRO Men & Women
Cost to tryout is $50.
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
If you have further enquiries about this Tour and the Trials, please contact Gareth.firstname.lastname@example.org