Australian Junior Championships / Basketball Australia / Nationals / U14 Club Championships
Written by Jaylee Ismay
30 July, 2021

Congratulations to the ten NSW teams & 9 officials who have earned a place to compete in the upcoming Australian Under-14 Club Championships, in the City of Casey in Melbourne, Victoria from Monday 27 September – Saturday 2 October 2021.

This year will see the top two teams from the Junior Premier League (JPL) and Metro Junior League (MJL) compete. NSW also received an additional boys position due to the 2019 win and additional girls position allowing a total of 10 teams from NSW to compete in the event. 

The Australian Under-14 Club Championships showcases 48 girls and boys club and association representative teams from across the country competing for the title of national champion. Teams qualify for the annual six-day tournament through their state or territory championships and competitions.

The prestigious 50-year-old tournament allows talented younger athletes to further develop and display their skills against the country’s best players in their age group and provides an important early step in the development pathway for aspiring junior talent.

In 2019, the Hills Hornets U14 Boys took home gold after winning a thrilling Grand Final in Ballarat, Victoria when they won, 52-49.

The teams will play for the Ken Watson Trophy (boys) and Michele Timms Trophy (girls) across the week-long competition.

Under-14 Club Championships NSW Teams

Under-14 Girls Teams

Metro Girls: 

  1. Sydney Comets
  2. Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
  3. Norths Bears

Country Girls:

  1. Albury Cougars
  2. Newcastle Hunters 

Under-14 Boys Teams

Metro Boys:

  1. Norths Bears
  2. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
  3. Hills Hornets 

Country Boys:

  1. Illawarra Hawks
  2. Newcastle Hunters

Basketball NSW will also be sending 9 referees to officiate at the tournament from across Metro & Country associations. 

Under-14 Club Championships Referees

Rylee Bowles Goulburn Bears
Eloy D’Rozario  St George Saints
Cooper Elliss Central Coast Waves
Sarah Fahey Coffs Harbour Suns
Kaitlyn Neate Goulburn Bears
Stuart Smith  Hills Hornets
Blake Testoni  Griffith Demons
Oliver Toon  Norths Bears
Oliver Tysoe  Norths Bears

We would like to wish all our teams and officials all the very best of luck during the week long tournament scheduled for the Term 3 school holidays. 

Competition Format:

24 girls and 24 boys teams will be split into six pools of four teams where they will play a round robin competition. The top two teams in each pool then play for the Championship Division and the teams placed third and fourth in each pool compete for the Shield Division.

For further information on the Australian Under-14 Club Championships, CLICK HERE.

2021 Australian Under-14 Club Championships 
27 September – 2 October 2021
Casey Stadium, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East, VIC, 3977