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Spartans and Lady Spartans

The Southern Districts Spartans compete in the NBL1 competition introduced for an inaugural 2021 season. Our Spartans and Lady Spartans had an illustrious history in the former Queensland Basketball League (QBL) program. Our association is the most decorated program in Queensland history with a record 17 state championships across our Men’s and Women’s programs since 1986. Southern Districts have had players from QBL play in the NBA, NBL, WNBL, US College system and represent Australia and New Zealand on multiple levels. Our regular season is now underway and tickets can be purchased via the link below:

2021 Lady Spartans Head Coach

Kirron Byrne



Kirron returns to Southern Districts after assistant coaching with the men’s SEABL team with Bruce Palmer in 2007. He has since worked with the Brisbane Capitals QBL program and most recently with the Men’s Logan Thunder program as assistant coach. With a rich history in coaching junior teams, Kirron brings a wealth of knowledge and fresh approach to one of the most dominant programs in Queensland.

2021 Spartans Head Coach

Aja Parham-Ammar


Southern Districts is incredibly fortunate to have a coach of Aja’s calibre at our association. As a former professional WNBA player with over 10 years of experience as a sports performance/ fitness trainer, Aja brings a diverse skillset to the Darkside. In her playing days, Aja led the Lady Spartans to three consecutive QBL championships. Aja’s appointment also makes her the first female head coach of a men’s team in NBL1 history.
Aja is focussed on bringing a winning culture to the men’s program at Southern Districts:
“I’m excited for the season ahead and the new challenges this appointment brings. Spartans have always been a club willing to push boundaries and do the unexpected, and that’s shown with the history of success across their programs. I’ve had the opportunity throughout my career to play under and train some of the best coaches and athletes. Ultimately basketball is basketball and my goal is to bring the winning culture our women have carried for so long to our men’s program. CJ Bruton started to lay the foundations last season and I’m determined to continue that journey. We want to play basketball the right way. Our roster is coming together and I’m confident we have all the right pieces for a successful season.”

Carina Leagues Club Lady Spartans 2021

Maddy Rocci

Maddy Willey

Ash Karaitiana

Kalani Purcell

Nadeen Payne

Ella Brow

Holly Smith

Bec Haynes

Emily Preston

Lily Sarra

Keeley Belford

Natasha Le Bas

Lucy Reid

Lulu Twidale

Summah Hanson

Southern Districts Spartans 2021

Josh Derksen

Jake Allen

Thomas Ammar

Andre Ugrinic

Anei Muorter

Matt Wilson

Ben Hastings

Sam Korst

CJ Massingale

Harry Rouhliadeff

Kian Milburn

Jordan Schwalger

Southern Districts Spartans – 2019 Season

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