BluescopeWIN Basketball

BluescopeWIN Basketball

Want to take the next step in your Basketball career?

The IAS Basketball Program is designed to support the developmental needs of the regions young talented Basketball players by providing industry leading high-performance sport development programs. Scholarships are offered for a 12-month period commencing in October and concluding in September. However, there is a heavier focus on the program from September through to state team selection trials in April.

The aim of the program is to provide additional skill development on top of club or school-based training.

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The program will provide coaching, training and competition to improve athlete development with a view to:

  • Develop the fundamental skill level of athletes which will enhance their opportunities for selection into NSW State squads and teams
  • Prepare athletes to a level where their transition to any NSW State Team is ‘seamless’ in terms of programs or pathways
  • Increase the level of success of those athletes at competition and events in Basketball competition nationwide
  • Provide an introduction and progression into sport specific strength and conditioning
  • Provide education around athletic development as well as personal development in topics such as Nutrition, Sport Psychology, Media Skills / Public Speaking, Youth Leadership, Drugs in Sport
  • The program will conduct weekly skills based and strength and conditioning training to which attendance is expected

2021-22 Staff

Tori Forrester, Coach

Maddison Delaney, Coach

Geogria Ohrdorf, Coach

Glen Saville, Coach

Michael Turton, Coach

Jackson Paulic, Apprentice Coach

Ruby Brannon, Apprentice Coach

Kerrie Jamieson, Manager

2021-22 Squad

Imogene Anderson

Igor Basrak

Addison Bonham

Miller Bonham

Kiara Bradley

Kade Brennan

Riley Broadhead

Sarah Campbell

Ari Chadwick

Joshua Chadwick

Lukas Chiaverini

Molly Coble

Sienna Curtis

Taylah Curtis

Braydan Daly

Cooper Delaney

Oliver Driscoll

Harry Frew

Chelsea Groves

Maya Hopkins

Axl Hornby

Nate Hosking

Abigail Hunt

Phoenix Johns

Grace Lane

Aki Langford

Emerson McCrea

Alina Pasakarnis

Catalina Perez

Billy Piggott

Olivia Pupovac

Eleanar Ragan

Lillian Ragan

Denali Rowley

Riley Saville

Joshua Spark

Chayce Te Nana

Isaac Turton

Layla Volpatti

*Basketball squad is not finalised until approval by IAS Board. Additional athletes may be added following an on-court trial. 

Scholarship Components

Academy Games

Skill Development

Strength and Conditioning

Strength & Conditioning

Sport specific education

Education Sessions


2022/23 Scholarship

Athlete Eligibility

The emphasis for the 2022/23 program is around engaging under-16 athletes primarily with some developmental opportunities for under-14s. To be eligible for an IAS Basketball scholarship athletes must:

  • Reside within the Illawarra Region i.e. Kiama, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Wingecarribee or Wollongong local government areas
  • Be a registered member with Basketball NSW through a recognised Association within the Illawarra region
  • Be available for selection in an association based within the IAS local government area. i.e. make yourself available for association trials and representative programs
  • Be competing in the U14 – U16 age groups in BNSW Leagues including: MJL, EJL, SJL, WJL, CPL or sanctioned events
  • Athletes must be able to play in BNSW endorsed competition in U14 or U16 age group in 2020.
  • Be born in 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011

The IAS program is part of the BNSW athlete pathway and includes athletes in the Developing Athlete Program (DAP) and State Performance Plan (SPP). For further clarity, athletes who are selected to the State Performance Plan (SPP) are eligible for the IAS program.

Athletes identifying as Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander are eligible to participate in the MCR Indigenous Sports Program (ISP). The ISP provides an opportunity for the IAS to provide mentorship and a dedicated level of focus upon the outcomes and support for Indigenous athletes.

Indigenous Sports Program


2022/23 BluescopeWIN Basketball

Selection Criteria

Satisfy the eligibility criteria and demonstrate the following qualities;

  • Potential to achieve at State, National and International representative levels
  • Attitude/application to become an exceptional basketball player – attendance at training sessions, attendance/commitment to the IAS Strength and conditioning program, commitment to partaking in the IAS education components
  • Display attitude, commitment and dedication to improving performance
  • Positional Abilities and skills
    Guards – Ball handling with both hands, accurate passing and footwork on defense and offence
    Forwards – Running the floor, rebounding, shooting, and defending 1-5 positions
    Centres – Interior presence, rebounding, shot blocking, post moves
  • The ability or potential to work as part of a team to achieve excellence

NB: Subjectivity is an unavoidable element of selection to the IAS BluescopeWIN Basketball Squad.


2022/23 Scholarship


Applications Close: 26 August 2022


BOYS – 6 September 2022, 5-7pm, University of Wollongong

GIRLS – 13 September 2022, 5-7pm, University of Wollongong

BOYS/GIRLS Final Trial (invite only) – 27 September 2022, 5-7pm, University of Wollongong


2022/23 Scholarship


The IAS is the only regional Academy to not charge an athlete levy to athletes successful in obtaining a scholarship. However, athletes may be required to contribute to some additional components of the program such as camps and tours.

Athletes will also be required to purchase the IAS Basketball squad uniform.

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