The Western Sydney Academy of Sport’s Basketball Program provides high performance training opportunities for talented young athletes in the western Sydney region and is aligned with Basketball NSW’s Developing Athlete Program. The Program provides an essential and highly relevant step in the development pathway of young basketball athletes from across the Western Sydney region – with the ultimate goal of preparing these talented young players for progression to the Basketball NSW State Athlete Program.

The Program content will feature skills and technical development opportunities, athlete education, sports science and fitness elements and personal development opportunities The Program is a comprehensive introduction to what will be required at the elite levels of the sport.

Duration: October – April

Venues: Hills Sports Stadium, Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre

There are no costs associated with submitting a nomination form however an athlete levy of $400 is payable by all athletes who are accepted into the Academy program.


Nominations for the Basketball program are currently being accepted through Basketball NSW. To nominate please email Sam Gruggen at

For more information you can click on the links below. Further enquiries regarding nominations and trials should be directed to Basketball NSW via Sam (email above) and any enquiries regarding the program itself can be directed to WSAS Athlete Program Manager Steve Hewson at (02) 4725 6466.

Basketball Flyer

Basketball Information Booklet 2018-19