State Team Trials

Do you want to represent NSW at an upcoming Australian Junior Championships?

What it means to represent NSW Country or Metro

About NSW State Teams

Basketball NSW provides opportunities for athletes to represent NSW at Australian Junior Championships (AJC).

Both Country and Metropolitan teams compete in the U16 and U18 age groups, whilst combined teams compete in the U20 age group. NSW also has combined teams in the Ivor Burge (athletes with an intellectual disability) and the Kevin Coombs Cup (wheelchair basketball) championships.

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 have taken part in Australian Junior Championships before going on to represent Australia at the junior and senior international competitions like World Championships and Olympic Games.

2022 Registrations Open

Under 16 Country Trials

U16 Country State Team Trials
Boys Girls
Date Sat 12th February Sat 12th February
Session 1 10:30am-12:30pm 10:30am-12:30pm
Session 2 2:30pm-4:30pm 2:30pm-4:30pm
Session 3 6:30pm-8:30pm 6:30pm-8:30pm
Date Sun 12th February Sun 12th February
Session 4 8:00am-9:30am 8:00am-9:30am
Session 5 11:00am-1:00pm 11:00am-1:00pm
Venue Newcastle Basketball Stadium Maitland Basketball Stadium
Registrations now open click here
2022 Registrations Open

Under 16 Metro Trials

U16 Metro State Team Trials
Boys Girls
Date Sun 20th February Sun 20th February
Session 1 11:00am-1:00pm 11:00am-1:00pm
Session 2 2:00pm-4:00pm 2:00pm-4:00pm
Venue Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre
Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre
Registrations now open click here
2022 Registrations now open

Kevin Coombs Cup Trials

Date Location Time
Saturday 22nd January Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre 2:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday 23rd January Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre 9:00am-1:00pm
All registered participants must attend both trial dates at a cost of $20 payable on the first day (covers both Saturday and Sunday trials).
The Kevin Coombs Cup is the Junior National Championships for Wheelchair Basketball. Basketball NSW in partnership with Wheelchair Sports NSW sends one team to participate in the Tournament.

Eligible players must be turning 15 years of age prior to 31 December 2022. To be eligible for selection in the NSW 2022 Kevin Coombs Cup wheelchair basketball team, athletes need to be born between:

MEN – 01/01/2000 – 31/12/2008 (Aged between 14 and under 23 years of age)
WOMEN – 01/01/1998 – 31/12/2008 (Aged between 14 and under 25 years of age)

Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT
2022 Registrations now closed

Ivor Burge Trials

Any athlete looking to trial to represent NSW at the Ivor Burge Championships will be required to be registered with both Basketball New South Wales and Sports Inclusion Australia and be classified with an eligibility number.

Registration is an annual process, whereas the eligibility component of the registration only needs to be completed once.

Any new athlete with an intellectual impairment should read the Sport Inclusion Australia eligibility notes and then complete the Sport Inclusion Australia Eligibility Form. The form must be completed by the athlete, and also by a professional working in the area of intellectual disability, e.g. psychologist. The form must be returned to

For more information please visit Basketball for people with an Intellectual Impairment.


Sport Inclusion Australia