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

2020/21 Staff

Tori Forrester, Coach

Glen Saville, Coach

Maddison Delaney, Coach

Geogria Ohrorf, Coach

Jackson Paulic, Apprentice Coach

Kerrie Jamieson, Manager

2020/21 Squad

Hanna Ash

Igor Basrak
Tyson Biermann
Solomon Black
Miller Bonham
Ruben Borg
Kiara Bradley
Sam Brannon
Riley Broadhead
Amy Campbell
Lukas Chiaverini
Grace Crittenden
Sienna Curtis
Braydan Daly
Cooper Delaney
Charli Dignam
Kristian Downie
Milo Fallows
Alec Forbes
Riley Giles
Chelsea Groves
Indiana Hayburn
Nate Hosking
Robbie Lavalle
Remy Martin
Tori Martin
Emerson McCrea
Alina Pasakarnis
Catalina Perez
Billy Piggott
Milla Pilon
Lillian Ragan
Disaya Rose
Denali Rowley
Toby Royston
Joshua Spark
Ellie Stokes
Isaac Turton
Slobodan Vukobrat
Maisie Webb

Jessica Weston

Scholarship Components

Academy Games

Skill Development

Strength and Conditioning

Strength & Conditioning

Sport specific education

Education Sessions


2020/21 Scholarship

Athlete Eligibility

The program is open to male and female basketball players from bottom age under-14s (12-years) to top age under-16s (15-years) who are registered with a Basketball NSW affiliated association. 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
  • Athletes should 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
  • 2020-21 Program birth years include 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009

The 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


2020/21 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.


2020/21 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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