U14 and U15 Southern Cross Challenge

U14 and U15 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.

This is a development tournament first and foremost and selections and preparations with reflect as such.

The 8 teams represent both Country and Metropolitan WA in the U14 and U15 age group for both girls and boys.


What: U14 & U15 Tournament
Where: State Basketball Centre, Wantirna Victoria.
When: 15 – 18 January 2021 (depart Perth on 14th  January 2021)


  • 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.


Age Groups For Southern Cross Challenge

  • Under 14 players must be 13 years of age on December 31 2021 (Born 2008)
  • Under 15 players must be 14 years of age on December 31 2021 (Born 2007)


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)

NOV 21/22 @ BENDAT

METRO TEAM PREPARATION (Once the team has been selected)

Nov 12 @ Bendat
Nov 17 @ Bendat
Nov 24 @ Bendat
Dec 1 @ Bendat

Nov 13 @ Penrhos College
Nov 18 @ Penrhos College
Nov 30 @ Bendat
Dec 11 @ Bendat

* Coaches will organise more training sessions once squad is picked


  • To be confirmed

NB: DSR Athletes Travel Subsidy Applications– Players travelling to the 2021 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

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UNDER 14:  
Under 14 players must be 13 years of age on December 31 2021 (Born 2008)

UNDER 15:  
Under 15 players must be 14 years of age on December 31 2021 (Born 2007)

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.

Athletes/parents will need to complete the SportsTG registration, submit Athlete Information and Medical History this year.
2020/21 Athlete Medical History –



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 Blaine Krapljanov on 6272 0760 or by email to blaine@basketballwa.asn.au


If you have further enquiries about this Tour and the Trials, please contact Gareth.allen@basketballwa.asn.au