High Performance

Basketball New South Wale’s High-Performance Program serves to identify, develop, and foster the skills of young athletes.

Basketball NSW High-Performance Programs

Basketball NSW’s High-Performance Program (HPP) serves to identify, develop, and foster the skills of young athletes who aspire to compete at the representative, national, and international levels of basketball.

Basketball NSW’s HPP is:

–          athlete focused
–          coach driven, and
–          admin supported.


Underpinned by Association and Development basketball programs

The HPP is underpinned by Association and Development basketball programs designed to support stakeholders, allowing them to provide quality service to their many athletes and coaches, in turn driving more players and coaches into the High-Performance pathway.

Coach development runs parallel to the player development, ensuring that coaches can develop and progress through a similar pathway to athletes. It also ensures that there are quality and committed coaches to staff the program.

State Performance Program (SPP)

The program exists to assist in identifying, developing, and preparing athletes in the Under 16 & Under 18 age group and Wheelchair to represent New South Wales at the National Championships. 

The weekly workouts and camps venues will be released at a later date post High Performance trials.

The program involves athletes in the following age groups:

  • U15
  • U16
  • U17
  • U18

The SPP Program for Wheelchair Athletes ages are as follows:

  • Boys U12-U23
  • Girls U12-U25

Click HERE for more information about the 2024 Wheelchair State Performance Program.
Click HERE for more information about Wheelchair Basketball.

Developing Athlete Program (DAP)

The Developing Athlete Program (DAP) underpins the SPP. DAP operates in Metro NSW.

From the athletes perspective, there is a strong focus on the identification, development, and support of individuals aged 13-15.

The Developing Athlete Program also serves as a platform to develop and educate aspiring elite coaches. Basketball NSW will provide expert coaching with elements of mentoring, training, education and support.

Athletes that are selected into DAP will be required to attend a weekly individual session during terms 1 and 2. The weekly workouts will be in the morning approx 6:15am-7:30am.

State Performance Program 2023-24

Country Girls

First Name Family Name Association
Skye Adams Queanbeyan Roadrunners
Addison Bonham Illawarra Hawks
Isabelle Burns Newcastle Falcons
Matilda Burns Newcastle Falcons
Molly Coble Illawarra Hawks
Charlotte Cougle Coffs Harbour Suns
Annalise Crawley Coffs Harbour Suns
Taylah Curtis Illawarra Hawks
Alek De Bol Illawarra Hawks
Hayley De Friskbom Maitland Mustangs
Laura Fitzwilliam Illawarra Hawks
Charlie Gibson Albury Cougars
Mackenzie Hassan Griffith Demons
Elley Hawken Central Coast Rebels
Claudia Hocking Albury Cougars
Maya Hopkins Illawarra Hawks
Josephine Irvin Leeton Eagles
Tully Jarvis Coffs Harbour Suns
Kira Juffermans Coffs Harbour Suns
Elle Kaluski Newcastle Falcons
Zoe Keeble Newcastle Falcons
Samantha Kerr Narrandera Knights
Grace Lane Illawarra Hawks
Ellie Lyons Albury Cougars
Aleira McCowan Albury Cougars
Kijana McCowan Albury Cougars
Emerson McCrea Illawarra Hawks
Abbey McGregor Maitland Mustangs
Kiara McKeown Dubbo Rams
Isabel Morgan Newcastle Falcons
Charlize Morrison Coffs Harbour Suns
Alina Pasakarnis Illawarra Hawks
Tully Pickering Dubbo Rams
Alexis Plater Coffs Harbour Suns
Lillian Ragan Illawarra Hawks
Summer Riddle Newcastle Falcons
Mia Roseworne Newcastle Falcons
Lily Spruce Newcastle Falcons
Zara Suka Illawarra Hawks
Millie Sutcliffe Dubbo Rams
Lucy Wilsmore Newcastle Falcons
Ellie Wright Albury Cougars
State Performance Program 2023-24

Metro Girls

First Name Family Name Association
Nadia Aukuso Sydney Comets
Chanel Bastin Bankstown Bruins
Indigo Bell Norths Bears
Freya Bijkerk Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Ashanti Capulong Bankstown Bruins
Sasha Clague Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Sienna Clark Hills Hornets
Sophie Dix Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Ebony Dixon Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Rebecca Donnelly Sydney Comets
Georgia Ell Norths Bears
Alicia Fevre Hills Hornets
Erica Finney Norths Bears
Sienna Fishpool Norths Bears
Evie Gooding Sutherland Sharks
Lani Gremmo Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Caitlyn Grima Hills Hornets
Malki Halwala Sydney Comets
Olivia Hastings Norths Bears
Sofia Hunt Penrith Panthers
Abbey Hush Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Zoe Jackson Norths Bears
Olivia Johnston Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Desiree Lin Sydney Comets
Emma Lukell Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Jennifer Mailei Bankstown Bruins
Izabella Mansory Norths Bears
Lauren Martin Penrith Panthers
Lucy Mead Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Mia Minshall Sydney Comets
Holly Mulheron Hills Hornets
Amina Mustafic Bankstown Bruins
Nandin-Erdene Odbayar Sydney Comets
Ruby Perkins Norths Bears
Kaila Proctor Bankstown Bruins
Hannah Scotter Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Marley Sialeipata Sydney Comets
Peyton Skinner Hills Hornets
Angela Tako Penrith Panthers
Cassidy Thomson Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Abbey Vallance Bankstown Bruins
Victoria Veleski Sutherland Sharks
State Performance Program 2023-24

Country Boys

First Name Family Name Association
Jye Barlow Byron Beez
Joe Beckett Newcastle Falcons
Luca Bennett Central Coast Rebels
Sam Blain Maitland Mustangs
Joshua Boyle Sydney Comets
Jett Chaniotis Lithgow Lazers
Blake Collins Maitland Mustangs
Luka Cuda Illawarra Hawks
William Dooley Central Coast Rebels
Eric Downes Lithgow Lazers
Oliver Dyason Batemans Bay Breakers
John Ryder Edwards Moss Vale Magic
Noah Fenton Newcastle Falcons
Peni Finefeuiaki Newcastle Falcons
Benjamin Flegeltaub Albury Cougars
Rohan Greentree Newcastle Falcons
Jeremiah Imasuen Byron Beez
Ethan Johnston Byron Beez
Brodi Kirby Newcastle Falcons
Lado Kuron Wagga Wagga
Aki Langford Illawarra Hawks
Solomon Liu Leeton Eagles
Slater Luckey Newcastle Falcons
Charles Mogg Central Coast Rebels
Maximillian Morton Dubbo Rams
Samson Nathan Newcastle Falcons
Kobe O’Callaghan Leeton Eagles
Cooper O’Neill Newcastle Falcons
Oluwakorede Olutayo Sydney Comets
Riley Saville Illawarra Hawks
Joshua Spark Illawarra Hawks
Charlie Sutton West Wyalong Wildcats
Jayden Tawake Maitland Mustangs
Simon Troup Newcastle Falcons
Logan Tupaea Central Coast Rebels
Isaac Turton Illawarra Hawks
Henry Wawszkowicz Maitland Mustangs
Thomas Wells Albury Cougars
Charlie Whale Tamworth Thunderbolts
Bailey Wilton Maitland Mustangs
State Performance Program 2023-24

Metro Boys

First Name Family Name Association
Obi Adler Norths Bears
Brian Ansuh-Yeboah Penrith Panthers
Kingsley Barnett Hills Hornets
Antonio Browne Bankstown Bruins
Myles Buvac Sydney Comets
Lachlan Clague Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Ethan Custodio Hills Hornets
Bol Diing Norths Bears
James Dyson Merwe Sydney Comets
Joaquin Gonzalez Norths Bears
Bailey Hanson Norths Bears
Marcus Heuston Hills Hornets
Brooklyn Ili Hills Hornets
Eoin Isaako Bankstown Bruins
Emin Joldic Sydney Comets
Henry Lau Norths Bears
Dominik Lisica Sydney Comets
Archie Lucas Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Bailey Macarthur Sutherland Sharks
Gabriel Markovtzev Inner West Bulls
Ethan Marten-Coney Sydney Comets
Aston Masella Sydney Comets
Riley McNulty Penrith Panthers
Samuel O’Donnell Norths Bears
Zion Okeke Hills Hornets
Jamaal Osikoya Blacktown Storm
Flynn Pavely Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Darius Potloka West Sydney Wolves
Austin Prosser Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
William Rintoul Sydney Comets
Trasel Rone Blacktown Storm
Luka Stevanovic Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
August Straker Penrith Panthers
Zachary Thompsett Hills Hornets
Nikola Valkovic Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Max Venardos Bankstown Bruins
Josiah Viaje Norths Bears
Gosho Vishanin Sydney Comets
Marley Wilczek West Sydney Wolves
Jagger Wilson-Holtz Sutherland Sharks
State Performance Program 2023-24


First Name Family Name Association
Taitum Brown Blacktown Storm
Bradley Burns Basketball ACT
Zara Campion Hills Hornets
Ahmad Chatah Sutherland Sharks
Evander Conroy Hills Hornets
Breanna Fisk Bathurst
Jackson Gray Albury Cougars
Luke Greco Basketball ACT
Ethan Hallak Blacktown Storm
Dylan Molloy Newcastle Falcons
Tallow Ra Hills Hornets
Aaliyah Rauchle Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Victoria Simpson Parkes
Rafferty Stevens Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Mikayla Tuppurainen Central Coast Rebels
Benjamin Zinsli Central Coast Rebels

Developing Athlete Program 2024

14 Metro Girls

First Name Family Name Association
Milica Alavanja Bankstown Bruins
Liliana Anthony-Ligaiviu Bankstown Bruins
Chloe Baffo Hawkesbury Jets
Luella Bourke Hills Hornets
Kayleigh Burke Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Kaylene Chiu Hills Hornets
Maya Collisson Penrith Panthers
Sophie Connor Wollondilly
Livinia Cullen Norths Bears
Gracie Curtis Bankstown Bruins
Atalya Dent Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Abigail Green-Rice Bankstown Bruins
Brooklyn Griffis Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Anaaya Amol Kaur Hara Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Zoey Hayward Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Zoe Heuston Hills Hornets
Jacqueline Ibarburu Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Khadijah Kalananda Bankstown Bruins
Portia Kearney Hills Hornets
Emily King Bankstown Bruins
Sophia Kirievskaya Sydney Comets
Alexandra Kirkbride Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Emma Klarenaar Norths Bears
Tyra Lee-Hang Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Angela Li Sydney Comets
Azaria Maua Bankstown Bruins
Isabelle McCullagh Norths Bears
Holly Mitchell Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Iman Osikoya City of Blacktown
Ella Pearson Penrith Panthers
Ruby Prasad Bankstown Bruins
Arianni Sebastian Hills Hornets
Zoe Sonkol-Mourtzakis Bankstown Bruins
Agatha Storch Lees Norths Bears
Olive Waters Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Lily Whitford Hills Hornets
Ava Wilcoxon Sutherland Sharks
Eliza Wilson Sutherland Sharks
Developing Athlete Program 2024

14 Metro Boys

First Name Family Name Association
Max Abusah Norths Bears
Eli Adair Norths Bears
Lucas Ajaka Norths Bears
Isaiah Balangon West Sydney Wolves
Mayon Bandaranayaka Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Urijah Brown Camden Valley Wildfire
Hunter Capulong Bankstown Bruins
Patrick Chessell Sydney Comets
Dallas Clark Penrith Panthers
Zac Dalton Sydney Comets
Charlie Frost Sutherland Sharks
Jordan Gao Norths Bears
Remy Garvey Norths Bears
Leo Hecimovic Norths Bears
Ethan Henderson Penrith Panthers
Eli Horsfield Bankstown Bruins
Jayden Janto Bankstown Bruins
Thomas Jay Norths Bears
Leo Kaplan Sydney Comets
Jeremy Lenthen Inner West Bulls
Shuya Li Bankstown Bruins
Samuel Linsell Hills Hornets
Kayden McReynolds Hills Hornets
Harlan Meany Norths Bears
Nicholas Mendelevitz Hills Hornets
Thiago Mironow Penrith Panthers
Thomas Moloney Norths Bears
Thomas Moncrieff Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
John Sebastian Hills Hornets
Reggie Stafford Norths Bears
Jeremy Susanto Sydney Comets
Neil Taingahue-Neil Blacktown Storm
Isaiah Toledo Sydney Comets
Coen Watson Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Nicholas Woodside Sutherland Sharks
Decker Yang Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Sherwin Yeung Macarthur Heat
Dezmond Yeung Hills Hornets
Developing Athlete Program 2024

15 Metro Girls

First Name Family Name Association
Eden Allie Bankstown Bruins
Hayley Angwin Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Charlotte D’Morias Hills Hornets
Lara Daly Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Addison-Jane de Leon Sydney Comets
Mone De Villiers Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Virginia Dixon Norths Bears
Adelaide Filemu Bankstown Bruins
Kayley Gapido Penrith Panthers
Isabelle Gaynor Norths Bears
Madeleine Gee Norths Bears
Maggie-Rose Jamison Bankstown Bruins
Sophia Johansson Penrith Panthers
Sophia Kanbour Norths Bears
Mansaroop Kaur Penrith Panthers
Mila Knezevic Hills Hornets
Milla Larratt Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Aliya Medrzejewski Bankstown Bruins
Annika Munro Sutherland Sharks
Safi Northam Norths Bears
Eliza O’Connor Norths Bears
Summer Paki Hills Hornets
Dora Piliskic Sydney Comets
Emma Rojas Penrith Panthers
Olivia Scott-Rogers Hills Hornets
Elishia Singh Hills Hornets
Georgina Thomson Norths Bears
Ndeye Wade Wollondilly Razorbacks
Developing Athlete Program 2024

15 Metro Boys

First Name Family Name Association
Elias Abi Abdallah Bankstown Bruins
Caleb Abidin Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Christian Adviento Hills Hornets
Luca Algie Bankstown Bruins
Rynzyd Altamarino Blacktown Storm
Orlando Arraiza Hills Hornets
Ethan Baird Norths Bears
Ben Barnett Norths Bears
Jasper Boreham Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Xingwu Chen Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
James Cossey Norths Bears
Leonardo Deguara Norths Bears
Yohan Kenneth Estrada Hills Hornets
William Evans Norths Bears
Matthew Fang Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Luca Farmer Norths Bears
Riley Ferris Hills Hornets
Jacob Santino Gigante Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Cooper Hanson Norths Bears
Ceefah Koba Blacktown Storm
Kobe Manu Sutherland Sharks
Harrison Mcgeachie Norths Bears
James Mizens Inner West Bulls
Buyanerdene Munkhbold Sydney Comets
Danis Osmanagic Inner West Bulls
Oliver Soares Burns Sydney Comets
Bastian Tsiamis Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Oliver Wayne Sydney Comets
Dominic Zhao Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Developing Athlete Program 2024

16 Metro Girls

First Name Family Name Association
Juhi Balu Hills Hornets
Sophia Catton West Sydney Wolves
Sophie Chen Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Lyra Clark Hills Hornets
Lily Collimore Sydney Comets
Mariella Donnelly Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Tessa Fagan Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Sophie Franks-Bugeja Hills Hornets
Tara Hayes Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Eva Karajcic Bankstown Bruins
Ashley Loyman Bankstown Bruins
Liana Montuoro Bankstown Bruins
Claire Pittman Sydney Comets
Ava Rendulic Hills Hornets
Ryanna Roman Norths Bears
Angel-Jade Stamatatos Sydney Comets
Maple Strong Hills Hornets
Elise Thomson Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Emilia Vicano Bankstown Bruins
Imogen Williams Norths Bears
Kaiah Wong Penrith Panthers
Developing Athlete Program 2024

16 Metro Boys

First Name Family Name Association
Chadd Ablaza Hills Hornets
Mataius Alcasid Blacktown Storm
Alexander Arseniev Bankstown Bruins
Joshua Baffo Hawkesbury Jets
Lachlan Booth Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Nile Bushby Camden Valley Wildfire
Beau Coleman Penrith Panthers
Henry Hecimovic Norths Bears
Liam Jones Sydney Comets
Ezekiel Kho Sydney Comets
Jacob Kimball Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Aaron Ko Norths Bears
Kobi Maeva West Sydney Wolves
Nicholas Patonay Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Louis Pichler Norths Bears
Malachi Rangan Hills Hornets
Jasper Rock Sydney Comets
Elijah Rone Blacktown Storm
Kostas Saisanas Bankstown Bruins
Daniel Teakle Hills Hornets
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HPP Trials 2025

Event Day Month Venue Time
U14 Country HPP Trials 2024 7-Aug September Newcastle Saturday 10am til Sunday 11:30am
U16 Country HPP Trials 2024 24-25 August Illawarra Saturday 10am til Sunday 1pm
U18 Country HPP Trials 2024 14-15 September Maitland Saturday 10am til Sunday 1pm


Event Day Month Venue Time
U14 Metro HPP Trials 2024 7 September Billbergia Sports Centre Girls 8:30am-2:30pm Boys 2:30pm-8:30pm
U15 Metro HPP Trials 2024 14 September Billbergia Sports Centre Boys 8:30am-2:30pm Girls 2:30pm-8:30pm
U16 Metro HPP Trials 2024 8 September Billbergia Sports Centre Girls 8:30am-2:30pm Boys 2:30pm-8:30pm
U18 Metro HPP Trials 2024 15 September Billbergia Sports Centre Boys 8:30am-2:30pm Girls 2:30pm-8:30pm


Registrations & Coach EOI’s will open around July/August.

Have a question?

BNSW High Performance Selection trials FAQ’s

Q. What age does my child have to be to be eligible for selection?
A. Date of births are listed for all age groups trials. Athletes outside the age groups are not eligible to trial.

Q. What programs can my child be selected for?
A. Once athletes have registered for trials, they will be sent a “google” form to complete stating which programs/events they would like to be considered for selection.

Q. What is the selection Criteria?
A. To be selected for BNSW Programs/Development Tours/D-League/ State teams, athletes must display elements of the following:

  • Demonstrates ability to compete within the age group 
  • Athletic ability eg. speed, height, quick hands and strength
  • Display the potential or ability to compete successfully at the national level
  • Display the necessary work ethic and attitude to improve as a player
  • Potential to be socially compatible and display a sense of “team ethic” within a group
  • Be highly receptive to coaching 
  • Demonstrated desire to succeed not only in basketball, but in educational, vocational and personal life 
  • Outstanding desire and commitment to working hard at improving mental, physical and basketball skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold Basketball NSW ‘Blues’ Culture (to be outlined)

Subjectivity is an unavoidable element of selection.

Q. What is the Selection Process?
A. The athlete’s potential to meet the selection criteria may be assessed by the BNSW General Manager of Coaching and Development, the BNSW High-Performance coaching staff, as well as the State and Age Group Head Coaches and/or a panel nominated senior network coaches. The BNSW staff will ultimately be responsible for the final selections.

Q. What is the difference between High Performance Trials and State trials?
A. High Performance trials are for athletes interested in being selected for our State Performance Program (SPP) and Developing Athlete Program (DAP). The trials also serve as selection opportunities for athletes interested in BNSW Development Tours/Events in January as well as D-League.

State trials are only for those athletes interested in making NSW State teams who compete at the National Championships.

Q. What is the difference between the State Performance Program (SPP) and the Developing Athlete Program (DAP)?
A. SPP is BNSW’s top tier High-Performance program. It is a skill-based program that also involves some teaching of BNSW style of play concepts. The program exists to assist in identifying, developing, and preparing athletes for States teams and future representation at the next level.
Athletes that are selected into SPP will be required to attend weekly individual sessions supervised by network coaches under the guidance of the BNSW HP Coaching staff during terms 4 and 1.

DAP underpins the SPP. It operates in Metro only. It is also a skill-based program that is aimed at athletes in the U14-U17 age range? Athletes are required to attend weekly individual sessions supervised by network coaches under the guidance of the BNSW HP Coaching staff during terms 1 and 2.

Q. Do you have to be in the State Performance Program (SPP) to make a State team?
A. No. It is not compulsory for athletes to be in the SPP to make a State team. However, the SPP provides athletes an opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge of the game which may assist with their continued development as a player.

Q. What happens if I am unable to trial due to injury or sickness?
A. We understand that sometimes things come up that prevent athletes from trialing. Athletes may submit a “special consideration” form to still be considered for selection (this may be obtained from BNSW). Athletes will still be required to register online and pay the trial fee. They must also submit any documentation as well (such as medical certificates). It should be noted that submitting a “special consideration” form does not mean athletes will automatically be selected. If not selected, any trial fees may be refunded.

Q: Why was there an athlete selected that was not at the trial?
A: From time to time, and athlete will be unavailable to trial due to a range of valid reasons. These include injury, illness, school commitments, higher level sports commitments, and family reasons, amongst others. Provided the athlete has gone through the steps to apply for “special consideration” prior to the trial, that athlete may still be considered for selection.

In this situation the athlete will be assessed against the same selection criteria as all the athletes in attendance, and their past performances at BNSW events may be used to assess whether or not they meet the criteria.

If an athlete has not been seen by selectors, their local coach will be consulted to provide their view of the athlete against the selection criteria. This will be taken into consideration, but ultimately it is difficult to select an athlete that was not in attendance at trials and has not participated in any BNSW events previously.

Q: Why wasn’t my child selected? They perform better than an athlete that was selected at a local or association level and they were top scorer in the BNSW competitions?
A: Whilst an athlete’s past performance may provide some good feedback to the selection panel, the purpose of conducting trials is to see how athletes perform in a structured training environment against their peers. An athlete’s “statistics” at Domestic, Association, or School level are not taken into account and are often very misleading.

BNSW network and High-Performance staff will never discuss another child’s performance with you, just as we wouldn’t discuss your child with another parent. At the end of the day, the athletes that the selection panel believes best meet the above criteria are the ones selected.

Q. Will feedback be provided to athletes who are not selected at trials?
A. Unfortunately it is not possible to provide feedback to athletes regarding non-selection due to the number of athletes that attend trials. However, general feedback may be provided to the group as a whole on the conclusion of the day of trials.

Q: My child wasn’t selected, does that mean they have no future in Basketball?
A: No. Subjectivity is an unavoidable element of the selection process. Selectors never profess to get selections right every time. There are various pathways that athletes may follow to achieve their basketball dreams. We encourage all athletes that were not selected to continue to work on their game and trial in future years.


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