NEWS

Live Stream for QBL Games!

The Dionysius Transport Pirates will be streaming their games this season. To watch a game scroll down and click on the Youtube channel feed on the right and follow the action live from your device.

Alternatively go to the QBL/SBL website at www.piratesbasketball.net.au

These week's live stream is the men's game. The live stream starts at 7.00pmmore

Phantom Entry to Opening Night!

Phantom Entry!
Reminder to all junior Pirate players, if you wear your purple rep shirt the girls at the door will let you in for FREE! It is going to be a huge night! Do not miss out!
SBL - 3.00pm
QBL women - 5.30pm
QBL men - 7.30pmmore

QBL and SBL action from 30th April @ hibiscus

Visit our special website for all the QBL and SBL news in 2016
http://www.piratesbasketball.net.au/more

GIRLS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Pirates under 12 and 14 Girls- this FREE program will be run for players for 6 weeks commencing Thursday 5 May 4.30-5.30pm @Hibiscus . Register by email to gm@southwestbasketball.com.au. This is specifically aimed at club players to build their skills and confidence. a program sponsored by Basketball Qld
SEE LINK ATTACHEDmore

SWM Management Committee

On Wednesday 13th April the SWM Annual General Meeting was held and the following were elected to the Management Committee.
President-Paul Stadhams,VP1 Afi Lama,VP2 Ross Gordon, Secretary Scott McKenzie, Treasurer Ashley Dionysius, appointed positions- Club Del Shaun Guy and QBL Del Peter Pollock.Significant thanks go to the outgoing com-Chris Newsome,Rod Thomas,Harry Haxton,Sacha HanaraLatumore

Sunday Funday on Tomorrow!

All aboard the ship....
Pirates Sunday Funday tomorrow from 10am to 2pm @ Hibiscus Stadium
Food, Craft, Big Trucks, Captain Jack, Music and Excitement!
GOLD COIN DONATION
Let's set our sails for an exiting QBL SBL season!more

PIRATES JNR REP COACHES

COACHING STAFF APPLICATION - 2016/2017 SEASON

Expression of Interest for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the SWM Junior Representative teams.
Please follow the link below, any questions please email juniorcom@southwestbasketball.com.au

http://goo.gl/forms/RBHNBRXCZMmore

SWM Junior Committee POSITIONS VACANT

Calling for applicants at the AGM of SWM
The Junior Com will require a Chairperson and up to 4 more people to help with...

• General running of Junior Club Competition
• Pirate BQJBC Representative Season
• Recommendations to SWM Committee

Meetings will be held once a month or when needed. Usually is a heavy involvement leading up to the Rep Season.more

Notice of SWM Annual General Meeting

The 2016 South West Metro Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 13th April @ 'The Boardroom' Robertson Gardens -Kessels Rd Robertson at 6.30pm.
Members are invited to attend this meeting and nominations will be accepted for all positions- see the attached nomination form for written nominated to be submitted.more

Basketballtek Holiday sessions

WANT TO HELP YOUR GAME IMPROVE DURING HOLIDAYS- SEE THE SESSIONS BEING CONDUCTED BY BASKETBALLTEK AT HIBISCUS SPORTS COMPLEX ON 1ST APRIL 2016.
SEE ATTACHMENTS FOR ALL THE DETAILSmore

JUNIOR COMPETITION INFORMATION

Please note Junior competition games will be held at Runcorn and Calamvale on Friday11th March-as shown in the draw.
Due to hosting the BQJBC finals on Saturday 12th March at Hibiscus Sports Complex No domestic competition games will be held. All members are welcome to attend the BQJBC finals -five(5) PIRATES teams will be playing off for Gold medals in the competition-GO PIRATES!!more

Ryan Vines a key signing for the Pirates!

Ryan Vines will play his ninth consecutive season at QBL level with the 2016 Dionysius Transport Pirates. A great example of hard work and commitment Ryan started as an eager 17 year old in 2008.more

Nasalo calling for support for Fiji cyclone victims!

Pirate legend, and champion, Peni Naslao, the man on the Hibiscus billboard, the man who has won 5 QBL championships (his first one as a Pirate), a past Bullets player and a man with a proud Fijian background will headline a team of past players in a "Heritage Game" event which will raise funds for the victims of cyclone "Winston" that ravaged Fiji recently.more

Colourfast become SBL naming rights sponsor!

Colourfast is one of Queensland's largest distributors of auto paint, industrial paint, marine paint, abrasives and all the sundry items needed for a perfect paint job. They are a locally owned business with about 90% of their customers coming from within the southeast corner of Queensland. It is a perfect partnership with the Pirates given the Southern Basketball League is based in SEQ.more

Bairstow is Back!

The prospects of the Dionysius Transport QBL Men teams received a significant boost with Jarred Bairstow committing to another season. Bairstow brings size, toughness, smarts and a motor that does not quit. Jarred was member of numerous junior state teams and is a seasoned QBL performer at only 23 y.o.!more

Pirates launch new QBL/SBL website!

As the QBL season approaches, keep up to date with player and sponsor signings, new merchandise, competitions, raffles and fundraising events.
Please visit and sign up for the newsletter!
Go to - www.piratesbasketball.net.aumore

BRENDAN TEYS BACK ON BOARD FOR 2016!

Brendan Teys will return to Pirates for the 2016 QBL season in a major coup for the club. Brendan has been helping the Adelaide 36ers make a run for the playoffs in the revamped NBL competition.more

Tolo signs with the Dionysius Transport Pirates!

Adam Tolo returns for his third season with the Pirates. A product of the Mackay junior program, Adam played in state teams in U16, U18 and U 20 and played college basketball at Carthage just south of Milwaukee in Wisconsin, USA. He is a seasoned player in the QBL with stints at Mackay, Northside and Brisbane.more

QBL Season Memberships available now!

Preparations behind the scenes for the 2016 QBL/SBL season have been in full swing with new coach signings and new sponsorship signings. The Pirates have a new naming rights sponsor Dionysius Transport and will flirt a new uniform in the latest design from Hoop2Hoop. There will be some familiarities in player signings that are to be announced in the coming weeks. The excitement is building!more

Sport Pyschology to feature in QBL/SBL programs

A new partnership between the Dionysius Transport Pirates and University of Queensland masters student, Andrew Kennedy, will see the implementation of a program to help Pirate players develop their mental skills to maximize their individual and team performances.more

Free information seminar - Custom College Recruiting

See dates and times for Custom College Recruiting's free information seminar for parents and students interested in learning about the processes involved in pursuing a college career in the USA.
Register here.more

SWM Junior SIGN ON and season dates 2016





2016 Sign On Day for Juniors.more

QBL/SBL trials announced!

Dionysius Transport Pirates womens QBL coach, Fiona Hannan, will be searching for talent for the 2016 season while Dionysius Transport QBL men's coach Nate Tate will be attending the trials for the men's program which will be conducted by SBL head coach, Dr Robert Crowther and Brian Kerle.

Interested players must register on following page.more

SWM Junior SIGN ON and season dates 2016

SWM Pirates basketball Junior Seasons in 2016
Sign on -9am-12noon Saturday 30th January @Hibiscus
Season ONE - Grading commences Friday/Saturday 5th/6th February- season break -no games held 25/26th March,1st/2nd & 8th/9th April. Returns 15th/16th April and grand Finals 17th/18th June.
Season TWO Grading commences 15th/16th July MORE DETAILS ATTACHEDmore

When the Boat Comes In - Major Sponsorship Signing!!

When your ship comes into port these are the guys you need to partner with! Dionysius Transport specializes in providing importers and exporters transport solutions in delivering containers to or from their door step.more

BQJBC FINALS @ HIBISCUS 12th March 2016

HIBISCUS STADIUM TO AGAIN HOST THE 2016 BQJBC FINALS.
An enormous day of BQJBC Finals will be held at the PIRATE SHIP- Hibiscus sports complex on Saturday 12th March 2016. Basketball Queensland have announced the venue for the Grand Finals and all divisions will play off in a finals extravanganca. Games will commnce from 8.30am.more

Level 1 Coaches Course

Please find below details for a Club Coaching Course (Level 1) being run in January.

http://www.basketballqld.com.au/event/396-club-coach-level-1-course

Attached is the registration form for the course as well.
click more for the application formmore

LEVEL 1 Stats Course

LOOKING TO GET CLOSER TO THE ACTION!
The Stats has a front row seat at every game- do not miss this opportunity to learn this important role in the development of the game.
PIRATES MEMBERS WILL BE REIMBURSED FOR THE COST OF THE COURSE!!more

A new Captain for the Ship! Boomers’ assistant coach to navigate!

Boomers’ assistant coach Mick Downer will help guide the “Ship” through the 2016 and 2017 seasons. With his Olympic commitments for Rio, starting in July and with his recent appointment as Coaching Development Manager at Basketball Queensland, Mick has offered to come on board as a “Technical Advisor” to new Head Coach, Nate Tate.more

Olympian to Coach the Pirates next Season!!!

Fiona Hannan will be the Pirates QBL women's coach for the next two seasons. "The club is super excited to have Fiona on board the Ship", said Pirates QBL Chairman and last years women's coach, Peter Pollock.more

2016 QBL/SBL Coaching Applications

The South West Metro Pirates are looking for coaches for their SBL and QBL programs for 2016. The SBL and QBL seasons run from the last weekend in April to the end of August. Coaches will be expected to work closely with USQ School of Health and Wellbeing in planning and delivering preseason programs and in-season monitoring.more

Pirates enter the Twitterverse!

South West has entered a new phase in it's social media marketing with the opening if a Twitter account!

If your a tweeter and want to follow the Pirates, head to the right of this page for the live feed and "Follow" the Pirates on their journey!more

Pirates launch new Facebook page and new look for website!

The Pirates now have their own Facebook page and will be starting to phase out the old Facebook "Group". To keep up to date with what is happening around the club, simply click on the "Like" button next to Pirate Izzy to the right of this page and "Share" with your friends!

You will also notice a new look for the Pirate's website. All the information you need, will be in the same location! :)more

Aussie Hoops TERM 4

Term 4 Aussie Hoops programs are ready for enrolments at www.aussiehoops.com.aumore

Link for Representative payment plans

Please see the attached link for the standard payment plans for the 2015/16 Junior representative season. Payment in full by 31st August or register for the payment options
copy and paste the following
https://oc.debitsuccess.com/DDR/?brandtemplateid=681d6b3e-8718-4983-a6e0-0472dfbd1834more

SCORETABLE COURSE

Level 1 score course
Where: Runcorn State High School
When: Wednesday 26th August
Time: 6:00 to 9:30pm
Cost: $10 per person
Bring: notebook and pens
Great opportunity to learn about scoring a club or rep game.more

Under 12 Boys teams

Please see Under 12 Boys teams and training times attachedmore

Hibiscus Stadium Management -Positions vacant

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO STAMP YOUR EXPERIENCE ON A NEW PROJECT IN
• OPERATIONS MANAGER – FULL TIME. (1 POSITION)
• STADIUM SUPERVISORS – PART TIME PERM/CASUAL – (3 POSITIONS)
• EVENT SECURITY AND HYGIENE STAFF – CASUAL
o (Split Shifts Available.)
• GO TO www.Southwestern.basketball.net.au + About us + staff
o For full details or register your interest in event casual duties.more

Representative training times

ALL THE TEAM COMMENCE TRAINING THIS WEEK- UNDER 14 GIRLS -please note no training Monday.

U21 WOMEN'S TRIALS WEDNESDAY 5.00PM - 6.30PM @ BAC, FOLLOWED BY U21 MEN'S 2nd TRIAL 6.30PM - 8PM.

BRISBANE ADVENTIST COLLEGE - 303a Broadwater Rd, Mansfield 4116.

MUST BE REGISTER ONLINE TO BE ELIGIBLE TO TRIAL. $5.00 TRIAL FEE MUST BE PAID BEFORE TRIAL.


http://goo.gl/forms/luEFWIb3zWmore

Under 21 Mens Trials 2015

SWM Mens Under 21 Trials 2015 BQJBC will be held on Thursday 6th August 6.30-8pm at Calamvale Sports Complex coached by Daryn Chisholm and Steve McCann - make sure you register to participate- see link attached
http://goo.gl/forms/luEFWIb3zW If you have played for another association you will require a permission form
Under 21 Women will be held in the following week -stay tuned for more infomore

Junior Club and Representative Committee

Please be advised that this committee is managing the methods, processes and policies- in conjunction with the management of SWMBI for club and representative programs.
Members include
Shaun Guy, Afi Lama, Ross Gordon and Mark Farleymore

SWM v Logan QBL Charity game- supporting KAF

SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST WOMEN AT 5PM AND MEN AT 7PM -HIBISCUS SPORTS COMPLEX.
Support the Karlee Adams Foundation and see the return clash of the PIRATES V THUNDER!!!more

2015 representative trials

TRIAL VENUE: Calamvale Community College - 11 Hamish St QLD 4116

DATES:
Monday July 13, 20, 27 - U16(born 2001/02) Boys & Girls - 6pm - 8pm
Tuesday July 14, 21, 28 - U18(born 1999/2000) Boys & Girls - 6pm - 8pm
Thursday July 16, 23, 30 - U14( born 2003/04)Boys & Girls - 6pm - 8pm
Thursday July 23, 30 - U12( born 2005/06/07) Boys & Girls - 6pm - 8pm.
* ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER ONLINEmore

Tuesday Night Ladies Competition

Are you interested in playing or entering a ladies team? We provide a social and competitive level. Tuesday Night Ladies will start up shortly after the school holidays. Please contact Sheryl-Ann for more information skayebourne@hotmail.commore

Last Chance to get your Pirate's Indigenous Gear!

To celebrate the history making achievements of Verle Williams Snr and Verle Williams Jnr playing on the same team the Pirates have made special uniforms to be auctioning off on Ebay. Funds raised will go towards supporting programs to help players who want to pursue their basketball dreams. Follow the link and start bidding!
http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.lmore

NEXT HOME GAME QBL & SBL

Great basketball action returns to Hibiscus Sports Complex Saturday 6th June @ 5pm Women 7pm Men- SBL @3PM versus Suncoast Clippers. See the return the Pirates of Jono Mines and Jared Bairstow along with US Big Ryan Stephan. The Pirates need your support to get on track in season 2015. SBL games commence at 3pmmore

LEVEL TWO SCORETABLE- ENROL TODAY

SWM is hosting a Level Two Scoretable course at Runcorn Sports Complex on Wednesdays 3rd and 10th June (both days). SWM attendees will have the cost covered by the Association. Now is the time to improve your accreditation and be part of our scoretable program.more

JUNIOR REPRESENATIVE COACH APPLICATIONS

SWM PIRATES BASKETBALL is seeking applications for the 2015/16 Junior representative season. The PRIATES have had success in every age and gender in representative basketball and are seeking coaches to apply to build on the foundation of success. Applications are due by Friday 5th June. click on the link to apply http://goo.gl/forms/6BL1x8AcAo
Enquiries to Rob at gm@southwestbasketball.com.aumore

TRIALS FOR GIRLS UNDER14 NATIONALS

SOUTH WEST METRO PIRATES UNDER 14 girls have qualified to compete in the 2015 Australian Club Championship held Sept/Oct 2015. Players are invited to attend a trial on Thursday 28th May 5-6.30pm at Calamvale sports complex for two vacant positions on the team -any player from other associations may attend as long as they have the permission to trial form signed by their existing association.more

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COME TRAIN WITH EZY!! NO CHARGE APPLIES

ITS ON NOW!!2 DURING TERM TWO TILL 25/6
Ezy invites all u12 Girls( 2004,05,06) to FREE training sessions to be held 5-6.30pm Thursdays at Calamvale Sports Complex. This will be an ongoing session where Ezy-(University of South Florida Graduate 2006 and WNBA Camp invitee) will assist the player development of our Girls to progress for the next Jnr season. All club players are invited to attendmore

QBL season opener this Saturday!

The Pirates are celebrating a unique moment in sporting history! Never before in the QBL has a father and son played on the same team. That will change when the Pirates kick off their QBL season with a home game at Hibiscus on Saturday May 2nd! To celebrate Verle Senior and Verle Jnr's acheivements the Pirates have special indigenous uniforms made and you could own one!more

HAMMER TIME - SKILL DEVELOPMENT

DO NOT MISS THIS UNIQUE OPPOORTUNITY TO BE SKILLED BY ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S GREATEST BASKETBALL PRODUCTS. SHANE HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE AUST BOOMERS IN OLYMPICS AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, PLAYED IN THE NBA, PLAYED AND COACHED IN THE NBL and NOW IS THE SEQ WNBL COACH. THIS 8 WEEK PROGRAM WILL DELIVER GREATER SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE TO DEDICATED PLAYERS.more

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Junior Representative function and QBL Launch

ALL PLAYERS AND PARENTS ARE INVITED TO THE PIRATES POST SEASON PARTY ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL AT RUNCORN SPORTS COMPLEX-SEE ATTACHED FOR ALL THE DETAILSmore

QBL opening night!

Keep Saturday the May 2nd free for the Opening Night of QBL. We are having an Indigenous Game, Pirates vs Toowoomba Hoops celebrating the indigenous culture and contributions from our club members.more

South West Metro AGM Wednesday 1st April

The South West Metro Basketball association will hold its 2015 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 1st April at Robertson Gardens- Kessels Rd Nathan at 6.30pm in the 'Boardroom'. All members are invited to attend - positions for President, Vice President (2), Treasurer and Secretary are now being called- in writing. These must be obtained by Monday 30th March 2015 to gm@southwestbasketball.com.aumore

SWM Women's SBL TRAINING

SBL training for Women will commence from Monday 9th March at Calamvale Sports Complex times as listed below- until further notice
Monday 7-8.30pm
Thursday 8-9pm
Any queries please contact Coach Andy 0431 377 998more

SPECIAL GYM OFFER-EXCLUSIVE TO SWM MEMBERS

Hibiscus Sports Complex is offering an excusive Gym membership to SWM members- see the attached information on how you can benefit with this exclusive offer.more

WEEK 3 GRADING DRAW moved to Fri 27th Sat 28th

Please find the week 3 grading draw attached- during grading the stadium scoring and online competitions are not being utilised. Players are reminded that they must be playing in the correct age group and all representative players are required to play in the club competition.
All games now moved to Friday 27th and Saturday 28th Februarymore

BQJBC CANCELLED 21st February

Please note BQJBC games for 21st February have been cancelled by BQ due to venue and road travel issues.
SWM Club games will continue as long as the courts are safe to play on SWM Managementmore

PIRATES SBL Mens Team

Coach Chris Farrell has named his Pirates 2015 SBL Squad -Players required to attend training at BAC 8.00pm from tonight are Ryan Carroll, Jemoein Manns, Jai Blackman, Abe Yaak, Jesse Brown, Dan O'Connor, Jason Gouw, Sammi and Mark, James Wills, Angus Sullivan, Matt Campbell and Mike Devittmore

QBL/SBL Womens Trainings

Pirates Women's QBL/SBL weekly schedule for trainings until further notice.
Sundays 8.00 - 9.30am Hibiscus Sports Centre (on court)
Mondays 6.30 - 7.30pm Brisbane Adventist College (on oval - bring running shoes)
Wednesdays 6.00-7.30pm (on court) Brisbane Adventist College
All welcome to attend. Ring Peter Pollock 0412080677 if you have any questions.more

QBL and SBL Open Trials- Pirates MEN

SWM PIRATES Men's team will hold open trials on Tuesdays 8-9.30pm 3rd and 10th February and Thursday 12th February 8.30-10pm at Brisbane Adventist College sports complex - Broadwater Rd Mansfield. All players are required to bring a ball, water bottle, Towel and reversible top.
Coaches can be contacted as per the attached information. All enquiries directly to them.more

QBL women secure key positions!

The point and the post are widely regarded as the two key positions on a successful basketball team. This week both positions have been strengthened with the confirmation of two US players committed for the 2015 season.more

2015 SIGN ON

The South West Metro Pirates 2015 SIGN ON will be held at Hibiscus Sports Complex on SATURDAY 31ST January 2015 9am-12noon. All members and new participants are welcome to attend- all clubs will be in attendancemore

Coach Andy appointed

Coach Andy appointed to PIRATES SBL Women's team. Andy- Andrzej Sobieszuk will steer the Womens SBL ship in 2015. Andy has many years experience at Junior and Senior level and is looking forward to building on the skills of the developing Pirates players in 2015. Stay tuned for details of trials to be held in the coming weeks.more

Pirate Pete to steer the ship

Peter Pollock has been appointed the 2015 QBL Women's coach following the departure of Bec Dudic. Peter has a long and highly credentialed Basketball career- both as an NBL Player 1985-1993 with St Kilda and Townsville and coach with a State QBL Title (2003) and three state junior titles in U12 Boys, U14 Boys and most recently with Under 18 Girls. More details to follow Peter contact - 0412080677more

Elite Ball Handling Clinic

The 2nd half of the representative season will be under way shortly after the clinic. A great opportunity to get in the extra work before the season commence!
Learn high level ball handling tips to add to your game from QBl/SBL coaches and players.

Date: January 20th-22th
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: Calamvale Community Collegemore

SWM Office Closed for Christmas

Please note from Friday 19th December the SWM office will be closed for the Christmas Break - the office will resume operation from Monday 5th January.
We wish all members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. SEE YOU IN 2015!!!more

SBL Mens and Womens coaches 2015

South West Metro PIRATES Basketball are calling for applications for SBL teams (Men's and Women's) for the 2015 season. Coaches will need to have the necessary knowledge and experience to develop and train the teams to compete in the Southern Basketball League
Application need to be sent to gm@southwestbasketball.com.au with all details of the applicant. Closing date 31 December 2014.more

JANUARY CAMP

Please see that attached flyer for a camp being conducted at Calamvale Sports Complex in January. Start the new year with greater knowledge and skills of the game!! Register NOW!!more

PIRATES HOLIDAY CAMP

The SWM Pirates holiday camp will be held Monday- Thursday 15th-18th December at Calamvale Sports Complex
SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR ALL THE DETAILSmore

SWM Junior draw

BEST OF LUCK TO ALL TEAMS COMPETING IN THE SEASON 2 GRAND FINALS. GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS WILL BE AWARDED FOLLOWING EACH GAME. A FREE SUPER CLINIC FOR UNDER 7-9 AGE GROUPS AT 8AM-9.30AM WILL BE CONDUCTED ON COURT ONE @HIBISCUS
SEE DRAW ATTACHEDmore

Pirates NBA Program- GIRLS ONLY

The PIRATES NBA (NO BOYS ALLOWED) Program will commence on Sunday 26th October at Hibiscus Sports Complex -more details are attachedmore

Adelaide 36ers at Hibiscus

The NBL Runners Up -ADELAIDE 36ers will be hosting a meet and greet skills session on Sunday 21st September at Hibiscus Sports Complex -all are welcome to come down and join in 9.30-11.00am. Bring a ball and waterbottle- ITS FREE !!!more

Representative players U14-U18 Boys and Girls

A SPECIALST SHOOTING CLINIC WILL BE CONDUCTED 23RD -25TH SEPTEMBER @ CALAMVALE TO PROVIDE PLAYERS WITH THE SKILLS TO EXCEL IN THE 2014/15 SEASON.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW -SEE ATTACHEDmore

Aussie Hoops Holiday Clinic

SWM Pirates will be conducting an Aussie Hoops Holiday clinic in week two of the Holidays Monday 29th Sept- Thursday 2nd October. See the attached flyer for all the details and register NOW!!!more

PIRATES Aussie Hoops - Term 4 2014

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SWM REPRESENTATIVE TEAMS

Please attached the listing of players selected into the South West Metro PIRATES Basketball teams for the 2014/15 season. We congratulate those selected- training times are listed at the bottom of the sheet where possible and will commence from Monday 11th Aug
UPDATED 22/8/2014 WITH SOME CHANGES TO TRAINING VENUES ETCmore

SWM Rep teams to be announced

The representative teams will be posted (where possible) by 8pm todaymore

New Aussie Hoops Program launched by Basketball Australia

Basketball Australia has relaunched the Aussie Hoops program with ambassadors Lauren Jackson and Patty Mills and mascot Dunkin! The South West Pirates will be offering the program again this term. To find your nearest program look for "Dunkin" and his whiteboard and click on the green "Register Now" button on the right! See what NBA and WNBA champions Patty Mills and Lauren Jackson have to say!more

AUSSIE HOOPS HOLIDAY PROGRAM UPDATE - CALAMVALE ONLY!

The PIRATES Aussie Hoops Holiday program will now be run at Calamvale Community College only! SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER FOR ALL THE DETAILS. YOU CAN ALSO REGISTER AND PAY HERE. Please ring Peter Pollock if you have any enquiries. There are still spots available so register now. Click to next page for online registration link.more

Ray White Sunnybank HillsEight Mile Plains supporting the PIRATES

South West Metro PIRATES are pleased to announce the support of RAY WHITE Sunnybank Hills and Eight Mile Plains as our preferred Agent to sell or rent your home= looking to buy contact them first.
Contact them at 33239888 or 0404239009 paul.kowtan@raywhite.commore

SWM Pirates Head Coach appointments

South West Metro PIRATES is pleased to announce the following line-up of Head Coaches who will be taking charge of the Junior representative teams in 2014/15

Representative trials are scheduled for SATURDAY 19th and 26th July at Hibiscus Sports Complex. Times to be confirmedmore

Robertson Gardens PIRATES ready for a big Season

The 2014 season launch was held at Robertson Gardens on Sunday 27th April. The event was a great success with teams for the 2014 seasons of QBL and SBL being presented to an appreciative crowd of Pirates supporters.more

SWM Pirates Junior rep coach applications

SWM is seeking coaches for its 2014/15 Junior representative PIRATES TEAMS. See the attached details on how to apply and be part of the successful representative program.
Applications close on 6th June 2014more

Robertson Gardens PIRATES in full sail

Basketball action at its best will be on display Saturday 24th May @ Hibiscus when the Robertson Gardens PIRATES host the Northside Wizards.
Impressive wins in Round 3 see the Mens and Womens teams in full sail.
Womens game commences at 5pm and Mens at 7pm. Adults $8 Children $4.
SBL Teams play at 3pm versus the Caboolture Suns.more

Pirates welcome Budget Car and Truck Rental

For a great deal on your car and truck rental contact Budget through the link attached- they have special Pirates prices for vehicles when you need an 8 seater,12 seater or 25 seater. Offer at selected branches only. Please quote BCD D087855 when making your bookingmore

Stadium scoring coming soon

Please see attached link on stadium scoring so we can get ready to roll it out for our domestic competitions
see the attached link on how it works for each scorer.more

SWM QBL Womens Coach 2014

South West Metro 'Robertson Gardens' PIRATES are pleased to announce that we have secured highly credentialed Women's coach Rebecca (Bec) Dudic for season 2014. Bec brings great experience as a player and coach to her role. She is currently the Asst Coach of the Logan Thunder WNBL is an Australian Institute of Sport Coach.more

SWM Domestic Junior Draw

The week one draw of grading is now available on the website- go to Fixture/results/ladders and when the page is open at the top right is 2013/2014# change this to 2014 and the draw will appear.more

Coaching and development role

SWMBI is seeking expressions of interest from persons suitably qualified to take on a coaching and development role -working with our schools and clubs to improve the numbers of members-especially females in our junior age groups. The role will also include some administration work
All enquiries can be directed by email to gm@southwestbasketball.com.aumore

AUSSIE HOOPS 2014

South West Metro Aussie Hoops and Active After School Communities Basketball programs. Get your children started at a location near you in term one 2014
Enquiries to aussiehoops@southwestbasketball.com.aumore

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Level One Coaches course

See link to register for the Level One Coaches course being held by Peter Pollock at Brisbane Adventist College on Sunday 19th January from 9am
https://reg.sportingpulse.com/v6/regoform.cgi?formID=36437more

GET STARTED GRANTS OPEN FEBRUARY 2014

Get Started—Funding to help kids participate

Applying: Parents, guardians and carers

Round 3 opens at 10am on Monday 10 February 2014.

All eligible children and young people in receipt of a voucher in 2013 are eligible to reapply for a voucher in 2014.


You need a QGrants account to apply for a voucher. You must use your personal email address and personal QGrants account to apply formore

Pirateball holiday program

Please be advised that the Pirateball Holiday program will be held from 9am Monday 13th Jan- Thursday 16th Jan at Hibiscus Sports Complex ONLY. No program will be taking place at Calamvale- all participants will have great fun and learn the skills of basketball under the guidance of our expert coaches- including US Import Ezria Parsons(EZY.
See attached flyer and application form.more

PLAYER REGISTRATIONS FOR 2014 NOW ACTIVE

Please note; Player registrations online is now active for 2014.
In 2014 we will be commencing our competitions online and further progress will improve our competitions with stadium scoring also due to commence. STAY TUNED FOR MORE!!more

Submit Your Nomination for U23 Women's Comp!!!

South West Metro is seeking nominations for teams to enter a new elite competition to be run on a Sunday night at the Hibiscus Sports Complex, commencing in February 2014!more

QLD SOUTH TRIALS -NOW OPEN

SEE ATTACHED ALL THE INFORMATION REGARDING THE QUEENSLAND SOUTH TRIALS FOR UNDER15 EMERGING AND UNDER 16 BOYS AND GIRLS STATE TEAMSmore

SWM Seeking coordinator 2014 State Championships

SWM is seeking a candidate to take on the role of Chair-person of the SWM State Championship Girls Under 14 Event. SWM will be hosting the 2014 Championships at Hibiscus Monday 14th April- Thursday 17th April. The role will involve managing the volunteers and activities to ensure the PIRATES present a very professional and successful event.
For more information -please contact Rob Tankey at emaimore

Be the light!

Do you want to guide the future stars of our sport in the right direction? The South West Metro Pirates will conducting a level 1 coaching course on Sunday the 19th January 2014 from 9.00 am to 3.30pm at Brisbane Adventist College 303 Broadwater Rd, Mansfield QLD 4122. For more information please click here >more

December 2013 Newsletter

Please find attached the December issue of our newsletter!more

2014 SIGN ON

South West Metro Basketball association operates junior and senior competitions for teams from Mt Gravatt-River City Hornets, Runcorn Rockets, Rochedale Wildcats, Sunnybank Hills Hurricanes, Algester Hawks and Calamvale Cannons. SIGN ON for 2014 will be at Hibiscus Sports Complex Upper Mt Gravatt on Saturday 1st February 2014 11am-2pm.Come along and find out how to start your basketball membershipmore

Pirateball Holiday Camp 16th-19th December

Please see the attached information on the PIRATEBALL Holiday program. This event now includes before and after CAMP CARE. Drop off at 7.30am until 5pm.more

Strive for Excellence HOOPSTARS Sessions

Please see the attached flyer of the Pirates Holiday skills development sessions for our representative level playersmore

Shooting Technique Clinics

Basketball Queensland is proud to present a series of shooting clinics for players who have a burning desire to improve their shooting technique, led by Basketball Australia Accredited Master Coach, 2013 AIS Men’s Basketball Head Coach and two-time NBL Coach of the Year, Ian Stacker.


These sessions are aimed at players aged 12 – 16 years old who are serious and committed to improving theirmore

October 2013 Newsletter

Please find attached this month's newsletter!more

BQJBC DRAW

Please find attached 1-7 round of games in the BQJBC draw, best of luck to all PIRATES teams competing in the representative season.more

September 2013 Newsletter

Please find attached the newsletter for September 2013more

"HOLIDAY HOOPS" Pirates Holiday Camps

"HOLIDAY HOOPS" Pirates Holiday Camps at Calamvale College Monday 23 Sept - Thursday 26 Sept. AND/OR Monday 30 Sept - Thursday 3 Oct.more

Sunday Night Men Div 1 Competition - NEW TEAMS!

We are currently looking for teams to take part in our Sunday Night Men’s Division 1 competition!

The competition is a great place to play against some tough opposition, with many of the QBL Men’s Pirates team members taking part in the competitionmore

QBL and SBL Coaching applications NOW OPEN

Please see attached information regarding the Robertson Gardens PIRATES 2014 teamsmore

PIRATES Training and skills sessions now on!!

Players looking to take the court in the Robertson Gardens 2014 QBL team Pirates team (Men)can start by attending sessions @Calamvale College sports Complex- Hamish Rd NOW TUESDAYS 7PM
All players must bring a ball,towel and reversible top. now is the time to get your game going in the pre-season sessions!!more

PIRATES Under 21 squad

Please find attached the Under 21 Mens squad that has been announced- the next training will be at Calamvale Sports Complex Thursday 8-9.30 pm due to Runcorn being unavailablemore

Junior rep teams 2013/4

Please see the attached lists of players selected into the SWM Pirates Junior Representative teams NEW training times now included
All teams have been finalised. We have had an enormous turnout and some players have missed selection- all players showed great endeavour and Pirate spirit.more

Coach Andy Sobieszuk- INDIVIDUALS

Specialist PIRATES coach Andy Sobieszuk is available for Skills sessions on Sundays 8-10am @Hibiscus Sports Complex commencing from September 15th. Applications can be made directly to Andy at coachandy@hotmail.com or call 0431377998more

August 2013 Newsletter

Attached is the SWMBI newsletter for August 2013, filled with information keeping you up to date with everything going on around the Pirate Ship.more

training change

Due to our new venue BAC being unavailable Thursday 15th August we have had to change some training sessions- Under 16 Boys Purple (no.2) team will not have training and under 21 Men will be at Runcorn 7.30-9pm - this week only. Sorry for the late notice.more

2013 PIRATES PARTY

On Sunday 25th August the 2013 PIRATES PARTY will be held at Robertson Gardens Musgrave room. See attached for all the detailsmore

SWM Pirates Junior Representative Trials

SWM Pirates Representative program will commence for the 2013/14 season with player trials from Saturday 27th July at Hibiscus Sports Complex. We have an excellent list of experienced coaches who will be developing stars of tomorrow!!
see all the details attached Please note new time Under 18 Boysmore

PIRATES ACADEMY COMMENCING

The Pirates Academy program will be commencing from Monday 15th July. All representative players looking to improve their skill base before the next Junior representative season need to enrol and be ready for the Pirates campaign to take command of the BQJBC competition.more

Olympian Trish Cockrem to COACH the PIRATES

Trish Cockrem has agreed to coach the SWM Pirates Under 18 Girls team in the coming BQJBC 2013/14 and 2014 State Championships.
The Pirates are pleased to have Trish on-board to develop the skills and knowledge of our aspiring athletes- see all the details attachedmore

Brendan Teys signed to the Adelaide 36er's

The Adelaide 36ers have added former Townsville Croc, Brendan Teys to its 2013/14 roster.

Teys, 23, is a 188cm guard who played under Joey Wright at the Gold Coast. He had worked his way into the Blaze roster after injuries to then team mates Chris Goulding and James Harvey and was an important player through their finals series.

After some outstanding performances in the QBL for the South Wmore

South West Metro Junior Club Season 1 Competition Finals

2013 Season 1 came to an end last weekend with the finals taking place at Runcorn and Klumpp Road.more

PIRATES HOLIDAY CAMPS

SWM Pirates are pleased to provide the best holiday clinics in Brisbane with Basketball stars Kenny Barnes (USA), Diane Schuetze(Canada) and Lance Storrs (USA)providing expert skills and coaching for your children. Kenny's winter Camp in the first week @ Hibiscus and Lance and Diane in the second week at Calamvale. $150 for 4 daysmore

Saturday Super Clinic

Saturday 15th June is Super Clinic day for all under 8 and under 10 players- its at Hibiscus Sports Complex -cost is only $5 and the coaches will be our QBL Imports Kenny Barnes, Lance Storrs and Diane Schuetze. All players will be given a popper and chips- -all welcome to attend.more

Grand final weekend is finally here!

Due to computer malfunctions we have been unable to upload the results from the semi-final weekend as well as the grand final draw! Click on here to view the draw for this weekend!more

Change to Tuesday Night Draw 10 June

Due to computer malfunction, we are unable to post the semi final draw on the website as per usual. Please note that changes have been made to the original draw that was sent out. Click here to view the updated version of the drawmore

Clearance and authority to train/trial forms

Please see forms attached for authorisation to trial/train at an alternate associationmore

NEW CLEARANCE POLICY

All players wishing to change associations will need to fully understand the new clearance and permission to train requirements as set out on the attachment.
Players who wish to trial in the next representative season at the Pirates and have previously played elsewhere will require the permission to train or hold an authorised clearance before participating.more

PIRATES SPECIALIST COACHING SESSIONS

Please see the attached flyer regarding our specialist coaching sessions being conducted by Andy Sobieszuk to enable players to prepare for the next Representative seasonmore

Interested in USA Basketball Tour?

Expressions of interest are sought for girls & boys 18yo and under to participate in a 3 week basketball tour of the west coast of USA. Great fun, including the major tourist attractions and sensational shopping,(Cheap shoes!)and great basketball!
A meeting is being held at Hibiscus Sports Centre Sunday 19th of May at 12.30pm. Any enquiries ring Peter Pollock 0412080677 or email no.1inhoops@gmail.com
For details on the highlights of the last tour read on.more

Take your Game to the next level!!!

Individuals with specialist coach Andy Sobieszuk -limited spaces available -timing to be confirmed at Calamvale Sports Complex from April 15th on Mondays and Tuesdays 6.30-7.30
Speak directly to Andy coachandy@hotmail.com or 0431377998more

Pirates teams into BQJBC Finals

Five SWM Pirates Junior teams have earnt a place in the BQJBC finals to be held at Boondall on Saturday 16th March.UNDER 14G CC at Midday, UNDER 12B PL,12G PL and UNDER 12G SC at 2pm and Under 18B PL AT 8pm.
Wear your purple and gold to support your teams-
Note a concert is also on at Boondall the same night- please advise car park attendants that you are there for Basketball for no charge.more

South West Metro Junior Comp

No games this Saturday 16th March 2013 for:
Under 12 Girls Division 1 & 2
Under 12 Boys Division 1 & 2
Under 14 Girls Division 1 & 2
Under 14 Boys Division 1 & 2
All players are invited to a free clinic conducted by Kenny Barnes and other invited coachesmore

Coach Chainey at the PIRATES

BDS Logan Thunder WNBL Head Coach Jason Chainey will be a special guest coach at the upcoming Coaches Clinic to be held at Runcorn Sports Complex on Saturday 16th March between 10.30am and Noon. Jason has coached across many levels and his most recent success at the PIRATES was taking the SWM ‘Roberson Gardens’ Pirates Womens team to successive Grand Finals against the most powerful teams from QLDmore

ROBERTSON GARDENS and PIRATES -A GREAT TEAM

CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE OUR SPONSOR VIDEO FEATURING MANY PIRATESmore

PIRATES NEWSLETTER

See the first edition of the NEW Pirates newsletter- submit your suggestion for its name and win a prize!!more
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Pirates Merchandise Available

South West Pirates merchandise is now available from the Pirates H2H Store. Check out the latest additions including hooded jumpers, polo's and waterbottle covers. Pirates tees now available as well and will be online soon and can be purchased at QBL home games. Click on the Pirates Merchandise link for more info.more
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