Congratulations to Kyle Zunic and Lachlan Dent on selection to represent Australia at the under 17 Oceania Championships in Silverstream (Wellington), New Zealand. Australia will play Tahiti, New Caledonia and New Zealand at the tournament held from August 15-17. click the below link to read the media release from Basketball Australia.

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Basketball Illawarra will be running a Level 0 & Level 1 referee course on Saturday 1st August at the ‘Peter Bolt Basketball Administration Center’ located at the front of the Stadium.

Level 0 Course 9:00am -12:00pm

Introduction, Signals, Ready to referee rules of the game, Green Shirt Program.

Level 1 Course in conjunction with Level 0 course 9:00am-5:00pm

Rules & Interpretation, Player & Coach Behavior, Contact Situations, Review & Exam

Please contact the office on 42259999 or email admin@snakepit.com.au to book your place.




Friday Basketball Illawarra will farewell one of its junior stars. Angus Glover, who has just returned from representing Australia at the Under 19 World Championships in Greece will leave to take up a full time scholarship at the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence (AIS) in Canberra. 16 year old Angus has represented the IBA since 2007 as an 8 year old. Basketball Illawarra would like to wish Angus all the best for his future on and off the court.

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Congratulations to Kyle Zunic and Lachlan Dent on their selection into the 16 man squad for the Australian under 17 men’s team. The boys will attend a camp at the AIS in Canberra this weekend for selection in the 12 man team to represent Australia at the upcoming Oceania Championships. Basketball Illawarra would like to wish Kyle and Lachlan all the best at the camp.


The Hawks skills academy has a 3 tiered structure
Tier 1: Non-representative players aged between 9-12 years old who are currently playing in the domestic competition. TIER 1 CLOSED CAPACITY REACHED
Tier 2: SJL Representative players. Former and current representative players. All age groups. TIER 2 CLOSED CAPACITY REACHED
Tier 3: Current CPL Representative players (Term 4)

20 participants in each tier.

Program Focus
• Offensive fundamentals / Shooting technique
• Defensive fundamentals / Footwork
• Principles of game play & court awareness

Friday afternoons 4:00 – 5:30pm @ The ‘Snakepit’
8 week program commencing Friday 31st July
Cost: $100 per athlete for the 8 week program
Please find attached registration form.
Return completed form to the office by Monday 27th July.
For more information please see the coaching notice board opposite the canteen or contact Darren O’Brien darren.obrien@det.nsw.edu.au

Hawks Academy Registration


NSW Country Basketball will be running an Under 12 Skills Day Saturday 1st August 10am – 3pm at Moss Vale Basketball Association. Skills day is for top age under 12s (2004 born) players only. Please find attached information regarding the skills day. Registrations close Friday 10th July. For more information please contact Paul Masters on 0419 989 795 or biss@internode.on.net

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2015 U12 Skills Day enrollment form


Congratulations to Angus Glover on your selection in the U19 Australian Emus 12 man team for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship held in Heraklion/Crete, Greece from 27 June – 5 July. Australia will take on Canada, Italy and Tunisia in Group C.


Angus Emus



COMPETITION WINNER: Congratulations to Nicole Crump and her Aussie Hooper Austin, whose ‪#‎FirstGoal‬ moment was voted as the winner of the Aussie Hoops #First Goal competition by the Aussie Hoops community. Austin won an Airbnb Australian Boomers playing singlet to wear proudly at his next Aussie Hoops session.

If you think your child is ready for their #FirstGoal moment, Register for Aussie Hoops Illawarra Term 3 program. Registrations now open at www.aussiehoops.com.au

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Austin representing his Boomers singlet with his Aussie Hoops coaches Maddison and Matilda.

Scoretable Level 1 Couse

Basketball Illawarra will be running a Level 1 Scoretable course . The course will be presented by Lyn Ackroyd commencing at 5:30pm-9:00pm in the Peter Bolt Administration Centre Board room on Monday 18th , There is no charge for this course and will provide certification. Please take this opportunity to get the information required for all parents required to do scoretable duty.

Numbers will be limited to the first 20 applicants

Please reply by email to kevin.marsh@snakepit.com.au