Kids basketball is a great way for kids to build friendships, develop teamwork skills, get active and, most importantly – have fun. Sport has to compete with technology and video games for kids’ leisure time, so it’s more important than ever to foster and adopt ways to make kids basketball enjoyable and fun.
Luke Patrick has been refereeing for 23 years, having first started after spending so much time at basketball courts as a junior and refereeing to earn some extra pocket money.
Basketball Queensland’s new Game Development General Manager, Warwick Cann, is heading the implementation of a pilot player, referee & coach welfare program that will impact all levels of the game in Queensland.
The biggest names in world basketball will square off in August 2019 when the Australian Boomers host USA Basketball at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne.
Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected for the 2018 Talent Development Program. Formally known as the U15 Emerging Teams, the Talent Development Program allows Basketball Queensland to better cater to the need of the athletes within that age group and further instilling the athletes in the Queensland Style of Play whilst providing international playing opportunities for the younger group.
Congratulations to the following athletes on their selection to the 2018 Under 16 Queensland State Teams. On behalf of the Queensland State Team coaches and support staff, we would like to thank everyone for their time & commitment to the Basketball Queensland State Performance Program.
Great athletes are a combination of a good player, but also a good person. When it comes to team selections, good character is a fundamental attribute over talent, purely because if you have 1 person with poor character – whether it be a parent, coach or athlete, it can change the whole dynamic of the group and what they’re trying to achieve.
We caught up with Penny Bairstow, mother of one of Queensland’s most prominent basketball families to find out how she and her family got into basketball!
We chatted with our three Queensland referees; Michael Coccetti, Jacqui Dover and Jordan Napper who attended the Under 20 Nationals, held in Gosford in early February.
Townsville continued their winning streak with another gold medal in the U18’s Girls Division 1 on the Sunshine Coast after their success at the U16 State Champs.