By BACT Media Unit – 29 August 2023

Basketball Victoria’s National Performance Program (NPP) held their 2023 Graduation Camp at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence (COE) in Canberra over the last week, giving athletes a chance to experience life at the COE, as well as train with COE coaching staff.

The camp culminated with several practice matches at Belconnen Basketball Stadium and the AIS Training Hall against Basketball ACT’s Canberra Gunners and BACT Rep teams – combining players from our boys and girls U16’s and U18’s rep squads.

The on-court opportunity for our athletes to compete against another state association was invaluable, as trials approach for the 2024 Junior Performance Program, and as an immediate opportunity to implement what athletes have learnt during the 2023 representative season, NPP season and Molten Junior Premier League season.

For athletes keen to trial for the 2023 Junior Performance Program (U16’ – U20’s), you can find out further details about trial dates, locations, costs and requirements at