2019 Staff
Matthew Bishop, Head Coach
Rob Edwards, Coach
Craig Robinson, Coach
Cathy Edwards, Manager
Ricky Bishop, Manager

2019 Athletes
Jack Bird
Nathan Bloor
Samantha Graham
Wani Gwada
Dan James
Lachlan Kerr
Loro Kuron
Zoe Marshall
Levi Milsom
Alex Oliver
Gus Richardson
Ben Rumble
Zoe Thomson
Ines Treharne
Will Treharne
Madeline Turner
Christian Usares
Heath Wasley-Reilly
Ruby Watterson

Apart from Basketball skill and fitness development, key components of the scholarship include access to the range of consultants of the Academy.  Consultants deliver workshops on issues including, but not restricted to, Leadership, Sport Psychology, Strength and Conditioning, Recovery and Core Strength, Drugs in Sport and Sports Medicine principles.

The Academy will also deliver an Induction and Leadership weekend which is a compulsory event for all athletes of the Academy.

To be eligible for the Academy Basketball Program, athletes must be:
Aged 13-16 IN 2019 and residing or schooling within the SSA catchment area.

  • Induction and Leadership camp/Basketball specific session (Borambola- 2 nights accommodation + meals)
  • 6 two-day training weekends (Wagga or Temora)
  • Opportunity to be selected for Your Local Club Academy Games Representation- Hunter (travel and Accommodation)
  • Online and face-to-face education relating to athlete personal development
  • Personalised athletic development (S&C) programs developed by Academy PADM David Ferguson
  • Gym membership (dependant on partnerships within your local town). Information to follow.
  • Preferred rate on consultation services provided by Active Physiotherapy
  • Privileged pricing on Puma online store purchases
  • Annual presentation evening – 19 October 2018, (sit down dinner)
  • Compulsory uniform consists of: Reversible training singlet, training shorts, polo, tracksuit jacket and tracksuit pants

A program levy will be applicable to successful athletes.  Also an athlete uniform ordered though our online clothing supplier Puma is required for new athletes.

Athlete levies are subsidised by minimum $100 worth or raffle ticket sales by athletes,

* Scholarships are not in the form of a monetary sum but enable the athlete to participate in Academy development programs at a greatly reduced rate.