2022 Representative Program:
Updates about the current lockdown and COVID can be found here. All dates are subject to change.
- Under 12 – Athletes born in 2011 and Younger
- Under 14 – Athletes born in 2009/2010
- Under 16 – Athletes born in 2007/2008
- Under 18 – Athletes born in 2005/2006
To register your child please use this link. Trial times will be announced soon.
- Junior Representative Trial 1 – Nov 6/7 – U12, U14 & U16 Age Groups
- Junior Representative Trial 2 – Nov 27/28 – U12, U14 & U16 Age Groups
- Junior Representative Under 18 Trials – Dec 11
- 2022 Induction Camps – Dec 4/5 – U12, U14 & U16 Age Groups
- 2022 Induction Camp – Dec 12 – U18 Age Group
If your child has previously played representative basketball for another association in one of the Waratah Junior Leagues (EJL, JPL, MJL, NJL, SJL or WJL) but now wants to trial to play representative basketball for Newcastle, they must complete this Intent to Trial Form
All trials will have no spectators. We will have a dedicated drop-off/pick-up zone in the carpark to try to make this process operate as smoothly as possible. Newcastle Basketball COVID Updates can be found here.
It is a requirement for all 2022 Representative Junior Players to participate in the 2022 Winter Junior Basketball Competition.
SENIOR TRIAL DATES: November/December 2021
SENIOR SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENTS: January/February 2021
2022 Representative Program Format
In 2022, Basketball NSW has changed the format of the previously known Eastern Junior League. The new format will merge the former Northern Junior League & Eastern Junior League into the North-Eastern Junior League. All teams will now play in two pools, crossing over on occasions. Newcastle Basketball Division 2 teams will participate in the Hunter New England Pool alongside these nine associations:
Central Coast Rebels
Central Coast Waves
2022 Dates & Venues:
Round 1.1 – 5th & 6th of March – Newcastle & Niagara Park
Round 1.2 – 13th March – Niagara Park, Gosford & Tamworth
Round 2.1 – 2nd & 3rd April – Tamworth
Round 2.2 – 23rd & 24th April – Port Macquarie
Round 3.1 – 7th & 8th May – Gosford & Maitland
Round 3.2 – 15th May – Maitland, Newcastle & Tamworth
Round 4.1 – 18th & 19th June – Port Macquarie
Round 4.2 – 25th & 26th June – Tamworth
Finals – 16th & 17th July – Port Macquarie
Newcastle will also have teams competing in the Junior Premier League. Our Division 1 teams will play against both country & metropolitan associations in Junior Premier League.
We are still waiting on confirmation of dates and venues for this competition.