Basketball New South Wales in conjunction with the BNSW Country Committee is pleased to share that the John Martin Country Tournament is back in 2021 after the Covid-19 Pandemic put a holt on last years event.

The John Martin Country Tournament will be held this weekend June Long Weekend; Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th & Monday 14th June and hosted by eight associations including Shoalhaven, Maitland, Newcastle, Bathurst, Gosford, Illawarra and Central Coast. 

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CLICK HERE to view the 2021 program

The event caters for ages from Under 12- Under 18 in Premier Division, Division 2 and Division 3 and U12 Development Division Boys & Girls that play for a Country Association.

The Country Tournament was renamed in 2016  after NSW Basketball Hall of Fame member John Martin who has made a significant contribution to basketball as a referee, referee coach and as an administrator. His contributions to the sport have seen him previously honoured with Life Membership to Shoalhaven Basketball, NSW Basketball and Basketball Australia. His expertise in officiating has seen him appointed to the role of Technical Commissioner for the 1997 World Championships for Under 22 Men, 1998 World Basketball Championships for Women and the 1998 World Wheelchair Championships. 

BNSW would like to wish all athletes, coaches, managers, officials and volunteers all the very best of luck in the upcoming three day tournament and thank all those who contribute to this event to make it the success it is.

Event Information: 

Under 18 Boys: Shoalhaven Basketball Stadium
Under 16 Boys: Maitland Federation Centre
Under 14 Boys: Newcastle Basketball Stadium
Under 12 Boys: Bathurst Indoor Sports Stadium
Under 18 Girls: Breakers Indoor Sport Stadium/Central Coast Grammar 
Under 16 Girls: Illawarra Sports Stadium
Under 14 Girls: Niagara Park Stadium
Under 12 Girls: Breakers Indoor Sport Stadium/Central Coast Grammar 

Age Groups
U12, U14, U16 and U18 Boys and Girls
Premier Division, Division 2 and Division 3
U12 Development Division Boys and Girls