2017 U14/U15 Southern Cross Challenge Tour

2017 U14 / U15 DEVELOPMENT TOURS

Each year in January Basketball WA sends selected U14 and U15 athletes on a Development Tour providing them with the opportunity to compete against development squads from other States at the Southern Cross Challenge tournament in Melbourne.

This tour 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.

Teams represent both Country and Metropolitan WA in the U14 and U15 age group for both men and women.

SOUTHERN CROSS CHALLENGE

What: U14 & U15 Tournament
Where: Knox, Victoria
When: 13-17 Jan 2017 (Departing 12 Jan 2017)

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 approximate cost of attending this Tournament will be in the order of $1800 +/- per Player.

FURTHER INFORMATION

AGE GROUPS FOR SOUTHERN CROSS CHALLENGE: 
Under 14 players must be 13 years of age on December 31 2017 (Born 2004)
Under 15 players must be 14 years of age on December 31 2017 (Born 2003)

TEAM PREPARATION:
To be confirmed.

TEAM COMPETITION PRIOR TO TRAVELLING IN JANUARY 2017:
Teams will be entered in the U14 or U15 BWA Smarter than Smoking State Championships which will be held in November/December 2016 at the Bendat Basketball Centre.

Dates for the Basketball WA Smarter than Smoking State Championships for Under 15's are to be confirmed at a later date.

Dates for the Basketball WA Smarter than Smoking State Championships for Under 14's are to be confirmed.

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

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: 
To be confirmed

NB: APPLICANTS  DSR Travel Subsidy Applications - Players traveling to the 2017 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 program, not an Australian Junior Championships

TRIAL REGISTRATIONS

To register to trial for the Southern Cross Challenge click the link below (please note, athletes must be born 2003 or 2004 to be eligible).

REGISTER HERE

 

COACHES AND MANAGERS:
Each team will be accompanied by a Coach and a Manager. Expressions of interest are now being sought for these positions. To apply please click on the link below.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - COACHES AND TEAM MANAGERS

 

SELECTIONS
Trials are held each year for those wishing to be selected into one of the touring teams.

Trials will be held for this year's Development Tour teams at the following times and venues:

U14 & U15 COUNTRY TEAMS (MEN AND WOMEN)

Venue: Bendat Basketball Centre (Floreat)

Saturday, 15 October 2016 - 1pm to 5pm
& Sunday, 16 October 2016 - 9am to 12:30pm

U14 & U15 METRO TEAMS (MEN AND WOMEN)

Venue: Bendat Basketball Centre (Floreat)

Sunday, 16 October 2016 - 9am to 2pm

Registrations are now open. 

CONTACT DETAILS: 
Information regarding the trials for the Development Tours can be obtained from:

Jackie Keepa
State Teams Administrator
Basketball WA

PO Box 185 FLOREAT WA 6014 
Ph: (08) 6272 0750  email: jackie.keepa@basketballwa.asn.au