Basketball Australia are holding this event, as FIBA (the international body) are investing more time and energy into the 3 on 3 discipline as a means to expand the sport of basketball in the future. FIBA are holding an U18 World Cup in Seville Spain from the 27th – 30th September this year and selections for the Australian team will come from those competing in the U18 national tournament in Sydney. The Coaches for these teams will also be selected from the pool of coaches at the national tournament.
The details for the national tournament were not finalised until last month and therefore we have a very short timeframe to organize our teams. Each state was given the opportunity to field metro and country teams or simply a men’s and women’s state team. SA Country was asked if they wished to enter country teams and they have elected to do so, therefore Basketball SA will conduct the process for the metro teams.
The process for the metro teams will be as follows:
Now - Expressions of Interest opened for the two Head Coach positions (Close May 21)
Now - Expressions of Interest opened for the Team Manager position
Trials - To be held at the end of May/early June – Date, time and venue to be advised after the coach selections
This is a great opportunity for athletes, coaches and a team manager to be a part of a state team and be considered for national selection for an international event.
Should anyone have any questions about the above please feel free to contact me.
Chief Executive Officer