Basketball Program

Program Overview

The NCAS Basketball Program is endorsed by Basketball NSW and supported by NSW Country Basketball. This program is designed to assist the individual development of each athlete so that they progress further in the sport. Approximately 20-30 athletes that show the potential to progress onto state or national level basketball will be selected into the squad.  The program will have an emphasis on providing greater skills development, strength and conditioning support and physical preparation to preparing athletes for their upcoming season.

As well as intensive training days and/or camps, squad members also receive an athlete education program which includes sports nutrition, sports physiology, sports psychology, core strengthening, and drugs awareness. In addition to training camps some squad members may be invited to tour and represent NCAS at tournaments.

Applications are expected to open September 2016 with the program expected to run December - April.


To be eligible for NCAS selection, trialists must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be a current registered member of a Basketball Association in the North Coast catchment area.
2. Target age is 13-15 years of age in 2016 (Born: 2000, 2001 & 2002) – athletes who do not meet this age criteria can apply however preference will be given to athletes who fall within this target age group.
3. Must have a willingness to undertake a structured development program and abide by NCAS policies.
4. Attend the Selection Trial Day (except under extreme personal circumstances in which applicants will be invited to trial at the first camp)
5. Reside in the north coast region within the defined Local Government boundaries of the following Council areas: Tweed, Byron, Lismore, Ballina, Kyogle, Richmond River, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca, Kempsey and Port Macquarie-Hastings
6. Demonstrate a dedication to improving performance.

2016 Squad

Angus Anderson

Kelly Bowden

Monica Brandolini

Fergus Burke

Isaiah Campbell

Rocco Cipriano

Bailey Crabtree

Kimberley Duncan

Aisha Grace

Ashleigh Grace

Hannah Kelly

Georgie Kuchel

Brianna Malouf

Sian McCowan

Thomas McIntyre

Lilli-Yana Moody

Darcy Pares

Thomas Pierce

Cody Polkinghorne

Damien Rojcevic

Zeus Rooke

Monique Rudder

Ashley  Schellenberger

Nicole Strumolo

Julian Thompson

Adeline Tong

Head Coach: Lauren King

Program Partners