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


Hills Squad                                                Penrith Squad

Caitlin GETHING                                        Siennah-Lilly BOURKE

Chloe GETHING                                         Cathleah GRAZA

Caitlyn BACON                                           Emma PALMER

Mia DUFFY                                                  Victoria PARKES

Chelsea HUDSON                                       Ellee SAAB

Sophie KING                                               Charniah SHEPHERD

Keely MARSHALL                                      Jaidyn D’ARGENT

Leah MURPHY                                           Brayden EVANS

Holly POWELL                                            William EZEKIEL

Anita QUIGLEY                                           Nathanael FETUI

Yuvraj Singh BIMWAL                                Jett HICKSON

Thomas COCHRANE                                 Alex MILOSAVLJEV

Lachlan DAVIDSON                                   Jonah PARES

Joel GEORGE                                             Ethan PASCUAL

Joshua HILL                                                Kaelem PETERSEN

Andrei HONRADA                                       Tiare RAUKAWA

Arvin KHOSRAVINIA                                   Isaiah SANTOS

Josh LORENTE                                           Brodie SCHWARZER

Ryan MILLER                                              Harrison TURNER

Saxon ORSINI                                             Noah Webb

Ashton Kyle PAHANEL                               Charlize GALANG



Bailey THOM



To be eligible for the Academy Basketball Program, athletes must be:

  • Competing in a Basketball NSW Club/Association in the U14 & U16 age group;
  • Committed to progressing to higher representation within the sport of basketball;
  • A current financial member of a basketball Club or Association within the western Sydney region;
  • Currently residing within the Local Government Areas of Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Penrith or The Hills.

In addition to regular scheduled training sessions, the following benefits will apply to athletes selected within the WSAS Basketball Program:

  • Access to first class training facilities;
  • Individual, as well as squad high quality coaching endorsed by Basketball NSW;
  • Insight into what it takes to become a professional athlete;
  • Valuable athlete education seminars provided by specialists in nutrition, sports psychology, cyber safety, integrity in sport and injury management & prevention;
  • Access to online portals for ASADA and other relevant websites;
  • Opportunities to represent WSAS at various events;
  • Academy athlete uniform clothing;
  • Ability to nominate for the annual Woolworths Athlete Scholarship;
  • A discount on services provided by Sydney West Sports Medicine;
  • Free access to Fit 4 All gym located in Penrith.