Emerging U15 Development Teams Return

Basketball Queensland (BQ) is pleased to announce the reintroduction of our Emerging Under 15 Team program in 2022 and congratulate the 40 athletes (four teams) and eight coaches who have been selected to compete at the Adelaide Invitational Challenge against Tasmania and South Australia Metro and Country in January.

The Emerging Under 15 program is a BQ initiative to aid the development of young athletes, continuing the development from the Future Development Program (FDP) and preparing athletes for future high performance teams.

“The Emerging Team program is a crucial piece of our high performance program in Queensland, simulating a State Team environment to prepare emerging athletes for future competitions,” said BQ’s General Manager of High Performance, Warwick Cann.

“We had a lot of success with this program in the past, inviting selected teams to travel and play in the USA, and now we’re excited to be able to offer a new interstate competition for these athletes after COVID interrupted our international tours.”

The Emerging Team program also serves as a development opportunity for Queensland coaches looking to step up to a State Team position. Our 2022 Emerging Team Head Coaches and Assistant coaches have all been selected from the BQ Aspire Coach program, and have benefited from both on and off court learning and development over the past year to prepare for this program.

The four Emerging Under 15 teams (QLD North and South, Boys and Girls) were selected from an original group of 60 players who were identified through FDP and the Under 14 State Championships by a selection panel.

The four teams will attend a predeparture from 10-12 of January before flying to Adelaide for the Invitational Challenge from the 13-16 next month.

Emerging U15 Team Program FAQs

Congratulations to our 2022 Emerging Under 15 Team athletes!

QLD North Girls QLD North BoysQLD South GirlsQLD South Boys
Cheyenne Bobongie
Mackay Basketball

Taryn Bond
Cairns Basketball

Milla Boodnikoff
Cairns Basketball

Mia Brown
Townsville Basketball

Breanna Edgerton
Cairns Basketball

Emmerson Kenny
Mackay Basketball

Clara Kolb
Townsville Basketball

Leah Pearson-Pitt
Cairns Basketball

Isabel Smith
Mackay Basketball

Skye Vaughan
Mackay Basketball

HC: Tim Duroux
AC: Julia Duroux

Jackson Alderson
Townsville Basketball

Andrew Watene
Rockhampton Basketball

Regan Blachford
Townsville Basketball

Elijah Girdler
Rockhampton Basketball

Kai Hughes
Townsville Basketball

Christian Jackson
Cairns Basketball

Noah Kirk
Cairns Basketball

Saxon Toyne
Cairns Basketball

Braith Turner
Townsville Basketball

Issac Weldon
Townsville Basketball

HC: Jarrod Coghlan 
AC: Cheryl Blachford

Gloria Anei
Northside Wizards

Ella McFarlane
Brisbane Basketball

Mia Nakata
Logan Basketball

Wynita-Winnie Tahata
Brisbane Basketball

Samantha Melksham
Northside Wizards

Claudia Barry
SC Phoenix

Isabella Mirkovic
Southern Districts

Tereise Reupena
Logan Basketball

Gia Vukona
Southern Districts

Laila Kefu
South West Metro

HC: Meredith McGill
AC: Christine Higginson 

Lennon Bann
South West Metro

James Burdett
Gold Coast Basketball

Jayden Cecil
Gold Coast Basketball

Mitchell Chen
North Gold Coast Seahawks

Oliver Crum
Southern Districts

Mitch Honeyman
Southern Districts

Angus Kearney
Northside Wizards

Sam Scott
Gold Coast Basketball

Jeremiah Willis
Southern Districts

Jett Wilson
Gold Coast Basketball

HC: Michael Devitt 
AC: Liam McInerny

Address

The Arena
Sleeman Sports Complex
Cnr Old Cleveland & Tilley Rds Chandler QLD 4155

Contacts

E: admin@basketballqld.net.au 
P: (07) 3377 9100
PO Box 534,
Capalaba QLD 4157