The WRAS program provides high performance coaching and training opportunities to up-skill athletes and assist them in progressing to higher representation within the sport of basketball.

The WRAS basketball program is endorsed by Basketball NSW as the first step in the elite athlete pathway and represents the Developing Athlete Program (DAP program) for the Western Region.

Athletes in the Basketball NSW SPP program are eligible to trial for the WRAS program.

The program sits between local representative basketball and higher order representation such as NSW state country team selection.

The 2023 basketball program will run from October 2022 to May 2023. Athletes will graduate from the program at the 2023 Presentation Night in August.

Nominations for the 2023 Basketball Program have now closed. To register your interest in the 2024 Program please click here

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To be eligible for selection in the 2023 program athletes must:

  • turn 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17 in 2023 (birth years 2006-2010)
  • be living or attending school in the WRAS catchment area
  • be a current financial member of their local association and Basketball NSW
  • submit a nomination form before the closing date and attend one of the scheduled trial days
  • be playing local representative basketball

The following selection criteria may be taken into consideration during the selection process:

  • Physical attributes and capabilities
  • Technical competence
  • Tactical awareness
  • Potential to improve
  • Competitive ability
  • Individual application
  • Performance and results at specific events
  • Coachability and behavior
  • Intensive training sessions by local elite coaches
  • Skill development
  • Inter-Academy Development camps
  • Injury prevention screenings and Strength and Conditioning training programs
  • Sports science fitness testing
  • Educational seminars
  • Opportunities to compete in elite events such as the Your Local Club Academy Games

Head Coach
Adam Marjoram

Assistant Coaches
Jess McGrath
Claire Bynon
Scott Holmes

Apprentice and Satellite Coaches will be confirmed shortly.

Graduate Boys – U18s
Eric Downes (Katoomba)
Riley George (Bathurst)
Max Hamson (Gulgong)
Ryan Hyde (Wellington)
Kurt Lansom (Bathurst)
Gus McMahon (Bathurst)
Zavier Newton (Dubbo)
Luke O’Neill (Gilgandra)
Jack Taylor (Wongarbon)

Graduate Girls – U18s 
Roxy George (Bathurst)
Ruby Griffin (Bathurst)
Keeley Holmes (Orange)
Abby Osborne (Dubbo)
Tilly Wilson (Dubbo)
Emily Winterton (Dubbo)

Senior Boys – U16s
Sam Bynon-Hargreaves (Dubbo)
Cooper Crowe (Mudgee)
Lachlan Doran (Mudgee)
Charlie Fischbeck (Bathurst)
Logan Geddes (Mudgee)
Maximillian Morton (Dubbo)
Lochy Nolan (Balladoran)
Isaac Roberts (Blackheath)
Xavier Scovell-Wynne (Orange)
Cohen Weir (Dubbo)

Senior Girls – U16s
Danika Breen (Bathurst)
Rachel Channon (Mudgee)
Jazzy Gordon (Dubbo)
Cyarah Hargraves (Dubbo)
Kiara McKeown (Geurie)
Tayla Mongan (Dubbo)
Tully Pickering (Dubbo)
Millie Sutcliffe (Dubbo)
Clancy Toshack (Dubbo)

Development Boys – U15s
Callum Bowen (Wongarbon)
Archie Dickson (Dubbo)
Ziaire Forrester (Dubbo)
Lowan Francis (Wallerawang)
Patrick Frew (Orange)
Jordan Geddes (Mudgee)
Austin Hunt (Dubbo)
Lincoln Hutchison (Lithgow)
Milo Mages (Orange)
Clifford Smith (Orange)

Development Girls – U15s 
Indi Amos (Dubbo)
Lilly Bower (Bathurst)
Sian Campbell (Bathurst)
Maddie Hart (Lithgow)
Shaylee Holmes (Orange)
Amarii Pitt (Orange)
Mia Richardson (Dubbo)
Pania Tapu (Bathurst)
Hannah Wallace (Lithgow)