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 a pre-elite pathway program offering additional development on top of club, representative or school-based training.

Register your interest for 2024/25

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

2023/24 Staff

Maddison Delaney, Head Coach

Mat Campbell, Coach

Glen Saville, Coach

Mek Geist, Coach

Kerrie Jamieson, Manager

2023/24 Squad

Austin Browne
Sarah Campbell
Lucas Campbell
Kalani Chambers
Emily Clark
Fynn Cliff
Memphis Coble
Archie Cocksesge
Taylah Curtis
Luca De Bol
Edem Dowling
Snow Harland-Wright
Delphi Harper-Socratous
Thomas Hofman
Maya Hopkins
Nate Hosking
Grace Lane
James Leczano
Rory Milross-Rose
Joshua Musgrave
Alina Pasakarnis
Olivia Pupovac
Riley Saville
Zara Suka
Chayce Te Nana
Lily Wildner
Lincoln Witting

Athlete Profiles

Scholarship Components

Academy Games

Skill Development

Strength and Conditioning

Strength & Conditioning

Sport specific education

Education Sessions


2023-24 Scholarship

Athlete Eligibility

The emphasis for the 2023-24 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 2024.
  • Be born in 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012.

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 may be eligible to participate in the Indigenous Talent Program (ITP). The ITP 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


2023-24 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.


2023-24 Scholarship


Applications Close: Tuesday 12 September 2023

Trials: Friday 15 September 2023, 5-8:30pm, Illawarra Sports Stadium Berkeley


2022/23 Scholarship


IAS athletes are required to purchase the IAS squad uniform, they also are required to contribute to additional components of the programs such as camps.

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