Australian Junior Championships (AJC)
Basketball Australia conducts the Australian Junior Championships throughout the year, and Basketball NSW sends representatives from both Metro and Country to the U16 and U18 AJCs, and combined teams to the U20s.
Australian Junior Championships provide young basketballers with the opportunity to play in an elite tournament representing their club, school or state on the national stage. Australian Junior Championships have been and remain an important stepping stone in the careers of many Australian basketballers.
Many of Australia’s best players took part in Australian Junior Championships before going on to represent Australia, some our heroes of the game include the likes of Lauren Jackson, Suzy Batkovic, Karen Dalton, Jennifer Screen, Katie Rae-Ebzery, Matthew Nielsen, Brad Dalton, Mark Dalton and Jason Cadee.
Ivor Burge Championships
The Ivor Burge Championships are for people with an intellectual disability. Ivor Burge is considered one of the founding fathers of Basketball in this country.
The inaugural Ivor Burge Championships were held in Wollongong in 1995. Basketball NSW sends representative sides to this championship.
Kevin Coombs Cup
The Kevin Coombs Cup is the Junior National Championships for Wheelchair Basketball. Held annually the Championships move around the country being held in a different state each year. The National Championships are named after Kevin Coombs OAM, Australian wheelchair basketballer and athlete who competed at 5 Paralympics including the first Paralympic Games in 1960. He was the first Australian Aboriginal Paralympic competitor for Australia.
Basketball NSW in partnership with Wheelchair Sports NSW sends 1 team to participate in this championship.
2021 AJC Schedule
Australian U18 Junior Championships & Kevin Coombs Cup, 10-17th April 2021, Werribee Victoria
Australian U20 & Ivor Burge Championships, 3rd-7th May 2021, Mackay Queensland
Australian U16 Junior Championships, 4-11th July 2021, Warwick Stadium Perth, Western Australia