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Office closure

Tuesday 16th September - office closure
Please note that due to energex work at Brendale, our office will be closed until Wednesday 17th September and we will be unable to respond to any emails or calls until then. Our apologies for any inconvenience.more

Winner winner!

Congrats to Paul Wrobel! Winner of the U18 boys money board at Brendale over the weekend. Thanks to all for support.more

NBL Skills Clinic with Melbourne United!!

Calling all junior basketballers - here is a rare opportunity to attend a skills clinic delivered by NBL players and coaches!
When: Sunday 21st September 2014
Time: 9.30-11.00am (registration 9am)
Where: Morayfield Leisure Centre, 298 Morayfield Rd Morayfield
Cost: $15 per person
Players - you get 90 minutes with Melbourne United NBL players and coaches, don't forget your autograph book!more

Aussie Hoops Holiday Clinic

Looking for something for the kids to do during the school holidays? Why not enrol them in the Aussie Hoops Holiday Clinicmore

Development Grade Referee Course

Date: Sunday 5th October
Time: 9am—4pm
Venue:South Pine Sports Complex, Brendale

See below for further details and to register!more

Junior Competition Updates

All junior finals are on this weekend at BRENDALE, please make sure you check the draw as some games have been postponed until next Sunday 21st September. Coaches and team managers have been advised.

Mini ball, AH, and NGBL Junior Silver competitions are all at BRENDALE this Saturday 13th.

NGBL Junior Gold, Youth Silver & Youth Gold are at BRENDALE this Friday 12th September.more

Senior Competition Updates

All Boondall Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Brendale Tuesday Women's and Wednesday Men's competitions are on this week.

Please make sure you check the updated draw for your competition.

There is no Brendale Mixed on Sunday 14th September.more

Junior Summer Season 2014

Summer season is just around the corner so please make sure you register ASAP!

if you wish to enter a team, please fill in the team nomination form and send it to office@northsidewizards.com

Registrations and team nomination close on 29th of September.more

Level 1 Scoretable Course

Northside Wizards will be running two level 1 score table courses for anyone that would like to learn. There are 2 separate courses as numbers are limited, but please note you only need to attend one course.

See below for further details and to register.more

Stats Course

We are Looking for eager people that would like to learn to do stats for the upcoming Dunk league season

When: Sunday 28th September
Where: The South Pine Sports Complex, Brendale.
Time: 3pm—5pm

Please email office@northsidewizards.com before Friday 19th of September to register for this coursemore

Level 1 Coaching Course

A Level 1 Coaching Course will be held at Boondall State School on Saturday 20th September from 9:30am - 4:00pm. It is FREE for 16 year olds and above who are actively coaching in Northside Wizards programs. To find out more information or to register your attendance please email Lucian at development@northsidewizards.com or call on 0419 724 392.more

2014 Term 4 Aussie Hoops programs

Registrations now open for Term 4 Aussie Hoops clinics in Aspley, Bald Hills, Brendale, Dakabin, Scarborough and Wavell Heights. See below to register.more

NBL Masters Coaching Clinic

In conjunction with the NBL Blitz being held in Brisbane from Friday 19 - Sunday 21 September, Basketball Queensland will be conducting a coaches clinic featuring some of the top names in Australian basketball.more

NBL basketball is back in Brisbane

The National Basketball League will return to Brisbane next month with the Queensland capital to host the annual pre-season tournament – the NBL Blitz.

All eight NBL teams will play for the Loggins-Bruton Cup over three days from Friday, September 19 to Sunday, September 21 at NAB Stadium, Auchenflower.more

SBL men win a place in the grand final!

Congratulations to our SBL men who have advanced to the SBL grand final following a great 81-64 win over Brisbane Capitals in the semi final last night. The grand final will be played @ Carina vs SD Spartans on Sunday 24th August at 12pm. Supporters are most welcome, please see below for details.more

Senior teams bow out for 2014

The 2014 season has come to an end for the Northside Wizards QBL men and women and our SBL women. A full season review will be provided in the near future. We greatly appreciate the support from our members and supporters, it is growing each year and this year was the best yet! Stay tuned for further details!more

The Redemption

Massive game this weekend for both QBL team as they take on the Brisbane Capitals at the NAB stadium Auchenflower in the final round of fixtures before finals!!

Show you support and come down the Auchenflower Saturday and help the teams get the wins over the Capitals!

Women at 6pm followed by the Men at 8pmmore

BQJBC Referee Action Day - free!

CALLING ALL REFEREES AND REFEREE COACHES! Are you interested in refereeing and/or educating Junior Representative games this year? Or just interested in updating your skills and knowledge? If so, register now for this free referee action day. It's a great place to learn!
See below for registration details.more

QBL Men Game Preview Rd 13: Wizards look for revenge

Northside are hoping to exact some revenge against South West Metro when they play their final home game of the regular season in Round 13 of the Mens QBL competition. The Pirates got the better of the Wizards when the two sides met earlier in the season. This is an important game for Northside as they look to consolidate their rise up the standings.more

QBL Women Game Preview Rd 13: There’s no place like home

Northside will look to cap off their home stand for the 2014 womens QBL competition on the right note when they put out the welcome mat for South West Metro in Round 13. How the team fares in the remaining two rounds will determine whether or not the Wizards will get to play again at South Pine Sports Centre when the finals kick off.more

SBL & QBL Last Home game this Saturday 26th July vs South West

Come down to the South Pine Sports Complex on Saturday 26th July and help cheer on our Northside Wizards SBL & QBL teams in their last home game of the season.

SBL start the afternoon off at 3pm followed by the QBL Women at 5.00pm and then to finish off the night the QBL Men at 7.00pmmore

2014 Boys Club Development Program

Our 2014 Boys Club Development Program is now available for registrations. The program is available to financial playing members of the following clubs - Aspley Devils, Brendale Bobcats, Chermside Redbacks, North Lakes Hawks and Southern Cross Tigers. See below for details.more

QBL Men Game Review: Stars Shine in final showing

With departing college duo Mitch McCarron and Nick Kay in superb touch Northside Wizards reaped the benefits with a pair of big wins in Round 12 of the QBL Mens competition. Starting with a critical pool game on Saturday night against Suncoast the team clicked into top gear as they marched to a 102 – 70 result, building on that performance with their highest score of the season in yesterday’s demmore

QBL Women Game Review: Wizards win home – road double

Northside Wizards are starting to make their move in womens QBL, after recording back-to-back wins in a home – away double in Round 12. Led by the team’s big three of Aja Parham, Louise McLean and Gianna Woods Northside finished over the top of Suncoast in the opening game, and showed plenty of character to hold on in the second half against Toowoomba on Sunday.more

QBL Men Game Preview Rd 12: College Stars make final appearance

Northside will be aiming to send off the dynamic duo of Mitch McCarron and Nick Kay with a win when they host Suncoast in Round 12 of the Mens QBL competition at South Pine Sports Centre. The pair have been pivotal to the Wizards strong form over the past six weeks, and securing the season series over their pool rival will be critical to their finals aspirations.more

QBL Women Game Preview Rd 12: Women ready for home stretch

Northside will be looking to consolidate their good form against reigning QBL champion Mackay last week with another pool victory at South Pine Sports Centre in Round 12 of the womens QBL, when Suncoast come to town.more

2015 USA Tour!

Time to GET EXCITED! We now have the final itinerary for our 2015 USA tour!more

$150 towards your child's fees!

Parents - if you are eligible for a "get started" voucher you can get ahead of the pack by creating your qgrants account now, then be ready to apply when the next round opens at 10am tomorrow (Tuesday 15th July). The vouchers are very popular and you do not want to miss out!more

QBL Men Game Review: Men battle gallantly against Mackay

Northside matched but in the end couldn’t better a hot shooting Mackay in round 11 of the QBL, with the central Queenslanders sweeping all before them in a tough three game road trip to Brisbane over the weekend. Led by NBL stalwart Michael Cedar, the Meteors got off to a fast start against Wizards and continued to pile on the points as they registered a 101–83 win at the Sth Pine Sports Complex.more

QBL Women Game Review: Mackay keep perfect record intact

Reigning QBL champions Mackay appear well on their way to claiming a third straight title after dispensing with all three Brisbane teams on their triple header in South-East Queensland in round 11 of the QBL. A couple of big plays by Aja Parham including a half court shot as the game clock wound down provided Wizards fans with something to cheer about, but Mackay was clinical in a 91-69 result.more

QBL Men Preview: Wizards ready to rumble

Northside Wizards are primed for what looms as a season defining game against Mackay in round 11 of the mens QBL, after an impressive past month has the team poised to move into the top group of contenders. But it will be no easy task to get past the Meteors, who are firmly entrenched in third place on the overall league ladder with seven wins from their first nine matches.more

QBL Women Preview: Wizards welcome perfect Mackay

Northside Wizards will have their hands full in Round 11 of womens QBL when they host Mackay, who currently sit at the top of the ladder with a perfect nine wins from nine matches. But with both imports hitting their stride and improving performances across the team, Northside are ready to spring an upset at home against their more fancied opponents.more

Stay warm this winter and order your Northside Wizards hoodie now!

Northside Wizards Hoodies are now available for you to order! Place your order now at wizards.hoop2hoop.com.aumore

QBL Men Game Review: Northside crush Clippers

Northside Wizards have recorded a decisive 18 point win – 111 to 93 - in round nine of the QBL Mens competition over SunCoast thanks to a blistering shooting display that saw the team connect at a 55% clip for the match.more

QBL Women Game Review: Woods dominant in Northside win

Northside Wizards were back on the winners list in round nine of the womens QBL after fighting off a determined Suncoast to hold on for a 69-60 result. Imports Gianna Woods and Aja Parham were outstanding for Northside, who were forced into a line-up change with Louise McLean unable to take her place as a starter for Coach Nikki Bairstow.more

QBL Men Preview: Crucial Road test at Sunny Coast

Northside’s title aspirations took a big hit last week after ladder leader Rockhampton trounced the Wizards on their home court, 104 - 74. The Wizards men will be looking to re-group in round ten of the QBL when they travel to Maroochydore to take on fellow finals aspirant Suncoast.more

QBL Women Preview: Wizards look to Woods

Northside Wizards will have a golden opportunity to register an elusive victory in round ten of the womens QBL competition, as they travel to the Sunshine Coast to play an inexperienced Clippers team.more

Kids Shooting Camp - Mon 7th & Wed 9th July

Hey kids, want to improve your shooting percentage? This one-day camp has an emphasis on skill development, in particular: shooting technique, form analysis and correction, balance, lift, rhythm, hand and foot place, vision training and grip.more

Rep Coach Appointments

Northside Wizards would like to thank all applicants for their expressions of interest in coaching within our Junior Representative Program for the 2014-2015 season.

We are proud to announce the following Head Coach appointments.

Assistant coaches will be notified once there has been a consultation process with the head coach & the applicant has confirmemore

QBL Men Game Review: Northside misfire against Rockets

Northside Wizards came crashing back to earth at home against Rockhampton in round six of the QBL Mens competition suffering a 104 – 74 loss, after a ground-breaking double win road trip to Far North Queensland the previous weekend.more

QBL Women Game Review: Northside go down as Parham sidelined

Northside Wizards season is precariously balanced in the QBL Womens competition after another home loss for the team, the 84 – 92 result leaving the side languishing outside the finals bracket with just three wins from their first nine matches. Adding injury to insult, import Aja Parham had to shut her night down after just five minutes on the court after a troublesome ankle flared.more

Level 1 Coaching Course

Northside Wizards will be holding a Level 1 Coaching Course on Sunday 6th July. Click here to find out more information.more

QBL Home Game vs Rockhampton

Our Northside Wizards QBL team are back home this Friday after a long road trip up north last weekend. Come down to the South Pine Sports Complex on Friday 27th June and help cheer on your QBL teams.

QBL Women start 6.00pm followed by the QBL Men at 8.00pmmore

Dunk League's second season approaches

The playing schedule has been confirmed and Season 2 of the Dunk League is now open for business!more

QBL Men's Review Rd 8: Men Masters of Far North

The Northside Wizards have made a statement to the rest of the competition in round eight of the Mens QBL with back to back wins against Cairns and Townsville. College team-mates Mitch McCarron and Nick Kay came through for coach Ben Johnson on the pivotal road swing, the former a strong candidate for player of the week after averaging 19.5 points, ten rebounds and four assists across the weekendmore

QBL Women's Review Rd 8: Wizards split road trip

The Northside Wizards have missed the opportunity to break into the finals bracket in the womens QBL after returning to Brisbane with a win and a loss in their road double to Cairns and Townsville in round eight. The weekend started on the right note with a 66 – 57 result in the first game, but Townsville played spoiler on Saturday night by outlasting the Wizards in the second half to run out 71more

Junior Representative Coach Applications

Northside Wizards are seeking coach applications for our junior representative program.more

Junior Boys Rep Pre-selection Trials

Northside Wizards Basketball invites all male players who wish to be considered for selection to a Wizards representative team in the U14, U16 & U18 age groups, to participate in pre-selection games this Saturday 14th June at Brendale. An email has been sent to all players eligible for this age group - please contact Cathie administrator@northsidewizards.com if you have not received the email.more

QBL Northside Wizards vs Bundaberg

The Bundaberg Bulls and Bears are heading to town to play your Northside Wizards QBL teams! Come down to the South Pine Sports Complex on Friday 13th June to cheer on your QBL teams and help them get the wins over Bundaberg!more

QBL Men's Review: Wizards rue what should have been

The Northside Wizards learnt a hard lesson about playing for four quarters after succumbing to cross town rival Brisbane in the dying moments of their barnstorming round six clash in the mens QBL competition. Played in front of a capacity crowd at South Pine Sports Complex, the match lived up to the pre-game hype as the home team gave everything it could to the 2013 grand finalist only to comemore

2015 USA Tour!

Male and female players aged 16-19 yrs - if you are interested in attending our November/December 2015 NPire USA tour, an initial information session will be held on Tuesday 10th June, 6.30pm at the South Pine Sports Complex at Brendale. RSVP's are required for the meeting by Friday 6th June via email to administrator@northsidewizards.commore

QBL Men's Preview: Wizards looking to make a statement

Northside Wizards have put in two weeks of solid work on the training track in preparation for their biggest game of the QBL season on Saturday night, when they play host to cross town rival Brisbane. Both teams had the bye last round and will be ready to hit the ground running from the opening tip, with much more than bragging rights at stake in what promises to be a fascinating clashmore

QBL Women's Preview: Improving Wizards primed for action

The Northside Wizards have seen their championship aspirations dented over the opening month of the womens QBL season, but this week’s match with cross-town rival Brisbane represents a golden opportunity to get their season back on track against an old foe.more

Aussie Hoops Holiday Camp

Looking for something to keep the kids busy these school holidays? Sign up now for the Aussie Hoops Holiday Camp being held on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th of July (first week of school holidays).more

Northside Girls Basketball League

NGBL now has its own menu, see above for the weekly update and the latest team lists.

This Friday all games back at Boondall, Saturday games are at Brendale due to the unavailability or Boondallmore

2013-14 Junior Rep Presentations

Almost 300 attendees packed the Grand Ballroom at the Eatons Hill Hotel on Sunday 25th May to celebrate the 2013-14 Junior Rep Season.
Proudly supported by our Banking & Finance Partner, Brendale Community Bank Branch.
Congratulations to all our award winners!more

QBL Men's Preview: Men face test against South West

An exciting match-up looms in round four of the QBL men as Northside Wizards head south of the city to Upper Mount Gravatt, where South West Metro are ready to bring the team’s recent winning form to an abrupt halt. Both sides have been solid in recent weeks and one of them will leave this game on a three-game winning streak.more

QBL Women's Preview - Women have point to prove in Metro match-up

The Northside Wizards will be itching to take the court this weekend in the team’s round four clash with South West Metro in the QBL women, coming off a heavy loss at home to title contender Gladstone. But it will be no easy task against one of the surprise stand-out performers of the competition, with the Pirates yet to drop a game.more

QBL Men's Review: Men march on as McCarron makes big splash

The Northside Wizards men continued on their winning ways at the South Pine Sports Centre in round three of QBL competition with a convincing 88 – 80 win over the visiting Gladstone Power. The game was highlighted by several electrifying dunks, with Mitch McCarron headlining the above- the-rim action just hours after landing back in Australia after another stellar season playing college basketbalmore

QBL Women's Review: Gladstone clinical in home loss for women

Northside Wizards suffered a resounding loss in round three of the women’s QBL competition at the hands of Gladstone Power, 111 – 49, after being outplayed in every facet of the game by the early favourite for the 2014 championship. While captain Jessica Bibby led from the front for the visitors with 33 points, Gladstone had winners all over the floor in a dominant performance that sent a messagemore

QBL Men's Preview: Men looking to continue home form

The Northside Wizards men recorded their opening win of the new QBL season in round two against Gold Coast, but there is still plenty of room for improvement as they prepare to take on Gladstone tonight at South Pine Sports Centre.more

QBL Women's Preview: Simple game plan for women: stop Bibby

The Northside Wizards womens team will face a big challenge in round three of the QBL tonight when they host Gladstone Power. The central Queenslanders are led by dynamic guard Jessica Bibby, and limiting the former Australian Opals influence on the game will go a long way to getting the Wizards back on the winners list.more

Brendale Community Bank Survey Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Banking survey competition The winner of the $200 account from Brendale Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank was Carl Mercado. Stay tuned for another exciting new promotion to be launched in the near future offering Northside Wizards Members more than $1000 worth of cash and prizes from our Banking & Finance Partner, Brendale Community Bank Branch!more

QBL Men's Review: Men win home opener against Gold Coast

The Northside Wizards men?s? team recorded its first win of the new QBL season by edging past Gold Coast Rollers 79 ? 71 at South Pines Sports Centre on Saturday night. With steady play from backcourt pairing Heath Gameren and Simon Taylor, the Wizards used a strong third quarter burst to take control of the game, which also featured excellent performances from recruits Andrew Harris and TJ Diop.more

QBL Women's Review: Gold Coast over run women

The Northside women's QBL team were on the wrong side of a 77 - 67 result against Gold Coast in round two, with the run of the Rollers back court proving too much to handle for the Wizards in their opening home game of the season.more

QBL Men's Preview: Men face familiar foe in home opener

The Northside Wizards men will be counting on vocal support from their fans when they take court for their first home game of the 2014 QBL season tomorrow night at the South Pine Sports Centre. After coming up short in their opening encounter of the season last weekend at Bundaberg, new coach Ben Johnson is looking for his team to get down and dirty against Gold Coast, the team they knocked out ofmore

QBL Women's Preview: Women looking to consolidate hot start

The Northside Wizards womens team made a bold statement to the rest of the QBL competition last weekend on the road against Bundaberg, completely dominating the Bulls en route to a massive 94 - 36 victory. After guiding her team to a perfect start to the 2014 season, mentor Nikki Bairstow is expecting a tough game against a competitive Gold Coast team hungry for its first win.more

Junior Sorcerers Wanted!!

Northside Wizards are looking for junior volunteers, 12 years and older to help out at our QBL home games. We require 2 junior sorcerers for the women game and 2 sorcerers for the men.more

NWB Social Media

For all your latest updated on what is happening with the Northside Wizards community make sure you like and follow our Facebook, twitter and intagram accounts. click more for all the links.more

QBL & SBL First Home Games

After months of preparation for NWB Senior teams their first home game of the 2014 season is here and they need your support!Come along to the South Pine Sports complex, Brendale this Saturday night to see all four of our senior teams in action. Our SBL men and women teams will start the night off by hosting the Gold Coast SBL teams at 3pm, followed by the QBL women at 5pm and then QBL men at 7pm.more

Change at the top for Northside Wizards!

The Northside Wizards have today announced that Allan Woodford is standing down as President of the association.

Increasing commitments have made it difficult for the popular leader to find the time necessary to continue in such a demanding role.more

Beginners Referee Course

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

WHEN: Sunday 18th May
WHERE: South Pine Sports Complex, Brendale
TIME: 9.00am - 2.00pm

Any inquiries please email: office@northsidewizards.commore

2014 Senior Player Registrations

Senior player registrations are now open! See below for further information.more

Happy holidays!

To our valued members, the Northside Wizards office will be closed over the Christmas break, from Friday 13th December until Monday 6th January.
The courts at the South Pine Sports Complex will be closed from Monday 16th December until Monday 13th January, whilst the courts are resurfaced. There will be no access during this time.
We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!more

Bairstow joins Wizards for 2014 QBL season!

The Northside Wizards have taken a major step in preparing for the 2014 Womens QBL season, announcing the appointment of Nikki Bairstow as the club’s head coach. Bairstow brings to the club 20 years experience on the sidelines, her impressive coaching career path having taken in stops at every level in the country including the AIS, the WNBL,SEABL and QBL. Trials will be held in late January '14.more

Northside Wizards QBL Men

Will commence their 2014 preparation with 2 open scrimmages at Boondall on Sundays 1st and 8th December from 6.30 to 8.00pm. All welcome. If you are interested but cannot attend, please email Cathie administrator@northsidewizards.commore

Changing of the Guard!

The Northside Wizards will have a new face leading its QBL men's team next year, announcing it has secured the services of long time US college coach Ben Johnson to lead the team from 2014.more

2013 Northside Wizards AGM

The 2013 AGM will be held at Boondall on Sunday 8th December, 6.00pm at Boondall. All members are welcome to attend. Voting members are our 4 affiliated clubs: Aspley Devils Basketball Club Inc, Brendale Bobcats Basketball Club Inc, Deagon Destroyers Basketball Club Inc and Southern Cross Basketball Club Incmore

Brendale Community Bank & Northside Wizards Basketball

Northside Wizards Basketball is delighted to announce Brendale Community Bank® Branch as its official Banking & Finance partner and to launch this fantastic relationship we are delighted to offer our members the chance to WIN a $200 account just in time for Christmas.more

NATIONAL SCOUTING REPORT (NSR) PARTNERSHIP

Northside Wizards Basketball is excited to announce a new partnership with National Scouting Report (NSR) Australia. Now every talented young Wizards athlete and aspiring high school student will have an opportunity to advance their careers and education through potential basketball scholarships at American universities.more

Stadium Scoring Training

Stadium scoring is a new scoring system that NWB will be putting in place for all junior games starting on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October.

NWB will be offering introduction courses, please click more for further information.more

2012 Large Association of the Year!

Queensland’s top basketball athletes, administrators & volunteers were honoured for their contribution to the sport at the recent 2012 Basketball Queensland Annual Awards. Northside Wizards Basketball was honoured to receive the 2012 Large Association of the Year Award. Congratulations to Northside Wizards members, staff and volunteers who have all contributed to our association being number one!more

Is this you?

Check out this article on the Big V website, a must for all parents to read!more
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2014-15 Junior Rep Payments

Aussie Hoops September 2014 Holiday Camp

Term 4 Mid-week Aussie Hoops registrations

Register here for 2014 QBL/SBL dinner

Senior Team Nominations

Saturday Miniball and Aussie Hoops Competition Registrations

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