5 QLDers at FIBA’s First Youth Leaders Camp

Five Queensland basketball players, Jaylen Bin Tahal and Aron Farmer from Cairns Marlins, Verle Williams Jr – South West, Elijah Puna – South West and Jessica McDowell-White – Southern Districts are currently in the Gold Coast, Queensland taking part in the FIBA’s first Pacific Youth Leaders Camp. This camp brings together the Pacific’s best emerging talent between the…

Referees in the USA

Over the July School holidays our Referee Development Manager, Matthew Skinner, flew to San Antonia, Texas to attend the annual National Association of Sports Officials Summit (NASO). Each year this summit attaches hundreds of officials from nearly every major league sport in America, Canada and Australia. The year’s summit was titled “Officiating in the Future…

Announcement: New State Performance Managers

Announcement – New State Performance Managers Basketball Queensland are excited to announce the appointment of two State Performance Managers: Melissa Downer for South Queensland and Brady Walmsley for Central Queensland. Mel and Brady come to Basketball Queensland from very different career backgrounds but bring with them extensive coaching experience and passion for the sport. The…

Goals

Goal Setting

Achievement through having a focused mindset, setting and achieving smaller measurable goals Every athlete has a goal, making a particular team, winning a championship, a world cup or even attaining Olympic glory and athletes are constantly told of the importance of goals for achieving long term success. It is true that the importance of having a…

Miela Goodchild and the Sapphire’s brings back gold!    

Miela Goodchild, Basketball Queensland’s reigning Female Player of the Year has recently represented Australia as part of the Australian Sapphires team which claimed the Women’s FIBA Under-17 World Championships earlier last month. It was a fantastic year for the Australian Sapphires, having never finished better than 5th at the Under-17 Worlds. Australia completed the 2016…

Queensland Basketball Hall Of Fame 2016

On September 23rd the Basketball Queensland community will assemble to induct ten of Queensland’s basketball heroes into the Queensland Basketball Hall of Fame. The class of 2016 inductees hail from various sectors of the basketball community, players, coaches, officials and volunteers and through their tireless work in the sport, have touched the lives of what…