Talented Athlete Program

The Talented Athlete Program (TAP) is a specialist junior talent development program conducted by Basketball NSW in conjunction with the NSW Office of Sport.

What is the Talented Athlete Program?

Introducing the Talented Athlete Program (TAP), a dedicated initiative in junior basketball development for over 30 years. TAP has contributed to the growth of notable players such as Lauren Jackson, Xavier Cooks, Josh Green, and Lauren Nicholson, and is an essential part of the Basketball New South Wales (BNSW) High Performance Pathway. Our goal is to help promising young athletes build a strong foundation as they pursue their basketball aspirations.  The program takes a well-rounded approach, addressing skill development, physical conditioning, mental fortitude, and character enhancement. This ensures that our athletes are equipped to handle the challenges they may encounter both on and off the court. Experience the supportive environment at TAP and take the first step toward realising your basketball potential.

What will your child do at TAP camp?

At TAP camp young athletes are given the opportunity to excel with the Basketball NSW High-Performance Camp. Designed and led by Basketball NSW High-Performance Coaches, this camp provides a comprehensive and nurturing environment for your child to develop essential basketball skills and off-court abilities. Our program emphasizes the ‘Super 6’: Passing, Shooting, Ball Handling, 1v1 Defence, Footwork, and Decision Making.
Recognising the importance of a holistic approach, we also invite expert guest presenters to share valuable insights on off-court skills, such as recovery techniques, mindfulness, planning, and establishing high-performance routines.

Camp Details

This will not be a sleepover camp, athletes will need to source their own accommodation as well as breakfast & dinner (Lunch & snacks will be provided at the camp). The athletes will receive a uniform (singlet & shorts). The cost for the camp is $300-$350 approximately.

U13 TAP Camp

Day 1 – Monday 14 August 2023 (9am-4pm)
Day 2 – Tuesday 15 August 2023 (9am-4pm)
Day 3 – Wednesday 16 August 2023 (9am-12pm)
Venue – Billbergia Sports Centre (9 Grand Avenue, Camellia NSW)

U14 TAP Camp

Day 1 – Monday 7 August 2023 (9am-4pm)
Day 2 – Tuesday 8 August 2023 (9am-4pm)
Day 3 – Wednesday 9 August 2023 (9am-12pm)
Venue – Billbergia Sports Centre (9 Grand Avenue, Camellia NSW)

Country & Metro Coach EOI

Expressions of Interest (EOI) to Coach at TAP are open. It is open to any Coach who is currently a registered member of BNSW, valid coach accredited, and with a valid Working with Children Check.

Register Here

U13 & U14 Metro TAP Selection

Basketball New South Wales would like to congratulate and invite the following selected Metropolitan athletes to participate in the upcoming Talented Athlete Program (TAP) Camp in August this year.

The 2023 TAP trial process saw over 360 athletes trial from across the Metro area.

Basketball New South Wales would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the 35 volunteer network coaches that assisted in running the trials, without them we would not have been able to hold these trials.

The athletes who have been selected will be attending a two and a half day camp with our High Performance Coaches and partake in a training camp that introduces the young pre elite athletes into the Basketball NSW High Performance Pathway at Billbergia Sports Centre.

The Country selections will be announced once the last trial has been completed in June.

Please note, more information regarding the TAP Camp will be emailed to you in the next few weeks.

Camp Dates

U13 Boys & Girls

14th – 16th August

Billbergia Sports Centre (9 Grand Avenue, Camellia NSW)

U14 Boys & Girls

7th – 9th August

Billbergia Sports Centre (9 Grand Avenue, Camellia NSW)

We would like to congratulate the selected athletes below:

U13 Metro Girls

First Name Surname Association
Milica Alavanja Bankstown Bruins
Luella Bourke Hills Hornets
Maya Collisson Penrith Panthers
Livinia Cullen Norths Bears
Gracie Curtis Bankstown Bruins
Abigail Green-Rice Bankstown Bruins
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
Emily King Bankstown Bruins
Emma Klarenaar Norths Bears
Tyra Lee-Hang Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Azaria Maua Bankstown Bruins
Holly Mitchell Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Iman Osikoya Blacktown Storm
Ella Pearson Penrith Panthers
Ruby Prasad Bankstown Bruins
Arianni Sebastian Hills Hornets
Agatha Storch Lees Norths Bears
Olive Waters Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Lily Whitford Hills Hornets
Ava Wilcoxon Sutherland Sharks
Eliza Wilson Sutherland Sharks

U13 Metro Boys

First Name Surname Association
Lucas Ajaka Norths Bears
Isaiah Balangon West Sydney Wolves
Mayon Bandaranayaka Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Hunter Capulong Bankstown Bruins
Patrick Chessell Sydney Comets
Zac Dalton Sydney Comets
Jordan Gao Norths Bears
Ethan Henderson Penrith Panthers
Eli Horsfield Bankstown Bruins
Thomas Jay Norths Bears
Joshua Vlad Kopp Sydney Comets
Shuya Li Bankstown Bruins
Samuel Linsell Hills Hornets
Kayden McReynolds Hills Hornets
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
Sherwin Yeung Macarthur Heat

U14 Metro Girls

First Name Surname Association
Hayley Angwin Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Charlotte D’Morias Hills Hornets
Lara Daly Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Addison-Jane de Leon Sydney Comets
Adelaide Filemu Bankstown Bruins
Isabelle Gaynor Norths Bears
Maggie-Rose Jamison Bankstown Bruins
Sophia Johansson Penrith Panthers
Mansaroop Kaur Penrith Panthers
Persaiyce Kiriau-Paulo Penrith Panthers
Emma Lukell Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Izabella Mansory Norths Bears
Rykkah Mareta-Manu Penrith Panthers
Aliya Medrzejewski Bankstown Bruins
Holly Mulheron Hills Hornets
Annika Munro Sutherland Sharks
Freja Nixey Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Summer Paki Hills Hornets
Dora Piliskic Sydney Comets
Emma Rojas Penrith Panthers
Elena Ruchin Sydney Comets
Mia Santos Penrith Panthers
Olivia Scott-Rogers Hills Hornets
Elishia Singh Hills Hornets
Victoria Veleski Sutherland Sharks


U14 Metro Boys

First Name Surname Association
Caleb Abidin Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Christian Adviento Hills Hornets
Orlando Arraiza Hills Hornets
Ben Barnett Norths Bears
Jasper Boreham Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Xingwu Chen Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
James Cossey Norths Bears
Matthew Fang Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders
Jacob Santino Gigante Hills Hornets
Cooper Hanson Norths Bears
Marcus Heuston Hills Hornets
Ceefah Koba Blacktown Storm
Kobe Manu Sutherland Sharks
Harrison Mcgeachie Norths Bears
Buyanerdene Munkhbold Sydney Comets
Samuel O’Donnell Norths Bears
Danis Osmanagic Inner West Bulls
Darius Potloka West Sydney Wolves
Oliver Soares Burns Sydney Comets
Zachary Thompsett Hills Hornets
Bastian Tsiamis Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Oliver Wayne Sydney Comets
Jagger Wilson-Holtz Sutherland Sharks
Bob Xu Sutherland Sharks
Dominic Zhao Hornsby Ku Ring Gai Spiders

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