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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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
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
Junior draws up until the School holidays are now on display. Members please note- NO Games Saturday 21st March as SWM is hosting the BQJBC Finals at Hibiscus. In addition when we return in term two- no games will be played on Saturday 25th April as this is Anzac Day.more
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 email@example.com
SBL training for Women will commence from Monday 9th March at Calamvale Sports Complex times as listed below- until further notice
Any queries please contact Coach Andy 0431 377 998more
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Venue: Calamvale Community Collegemore
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with all details of the applicant. Closing date 31 December 2014.more
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
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com
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 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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com or call 0431377998more
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For details on the highlights of the last tour read on.more
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 email@example.com or 0431377998more
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
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
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
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
We are currently seeking candidates for the SWM Pirates Host Family Program for the 2015 Queensland Basketball League season. For the last three years, generous families have warmly offered their homes for our athletes. The Host Family Program is a vital part of the SWM Pirates success both on and off the court. From late April through to August many of our players have become more than just houseguest; they become part of the family. We only have two players left seeking host families, Erica Carlson and Kaitlin McBride.
If you have spare room and want to establish a life long relationship with exprienced basketball players please contact QBL Host Family Coordinator, Afi Lama 0410437624 firstname.lastname@example.org for details