Breaking news
  1. U12 Representative Trials – Registrations now open!
  2. U12 Representative Coaching Applications
  3. Rowland Cowan Stadium Upgrades 2024
  4. QSL Trials – registrations now open
  5. U14 Representative Trials 2024


U12 Representative Trials – Registrations now open!

U12 Representative Trial Registrations โ€“ OPEN NOW! These trials are open to athletes born in 2013 & 2014. Trial dates are as follows: ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐Ÿญ: April 6th ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐Ÿฎ: April 7th ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐Ÿฏ & ๐Ÿฐ ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—ง๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ข๐—ก๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ Trial 3: April 10th Trial 4 (if needed): April 12th REGISTER HERE!

U12 Representative Coaching Applications

We're on the hunt for some U12 Representative coaches! Applications are now open! Could this be you? Apply here! โžก๏ธ U12 REPRESENTATIVE COACHING APPLICATIONS

Rowland Cowan Stadium Upgrades 2024

To all Spartans community members and facility users, Southern Districts is excited to be able to share with you major news about upgrades to the Rowland Cowan Stadium at Carina occurring in 2024. In partnership with the Clem Jones Centre and government funding partners, we are about to embark on the largest infrastructure project undertaken...

QSL Trials – registrations now open

๐—ช๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ค๐—ฆ๐—Ÿ๐Ÿญ & ๐—ฌ๐—Ÿ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—น ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฌ๐—Ÿ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ Registrations for our QSL1 & Youth League Womens trials and Youth League Mens trials are now open! We will be holding trials for our QSL1 Womens team & Youth League Womens team, as well as our Youth League Mens team. Trial dates are as followed: ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น...

U14 Representative Trials 2024

๐—จ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ช ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ก Registrations for our Under 14 representative teams are now open! These trials are open to athletes born in 2011 & 2012. Trial dates are as follows: ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐Ÿญ: Thursday 18th January Girls: 8:30am - 11am Boys: 12:30pm - 3pm ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐Ÿฎ: Saturday 10th January Girls: 8:30am - 11am Boys:...

U14 Representative Coaching Applications

UNDER 14 REPRESENTATIVE COACHING APPLICATIONS Applications are now open for our U14 Representative teams for 2024! Applications close 8th of December PUT YOUR APPLICATION IN HERE:

Spartans Holiday Camp

๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—›๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ Looking for something to do in the school holidays? We're holding our own holiday camp! And a little birdy told us there would be some special guests appearing... ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ - ๐Ÿณ - ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ 11th & 12 of December 9am - 3pm ๐™๐™š๐™œ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š: ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ - ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ - ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ...

Graeme Harding returns to the mic for 2024

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ. After 12 months off the mic, Southern Districts is very pleased to announce that Graeme Harding will return in 2024 as our NBL1 court announcer Graeme is the best in the business, and anyone who has been around the Darkside, for even just 1 game, knows that there...

QSL Youth League Coach Applications

๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ง๐—› ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—”๐—š๐—จ๐—˜ ๐—–๐—ข๐—”๐—–๐—› ๐—”๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ: ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„! Applications for Youth League coaches are now open! We're looking for coaches for both our Mens & Womens YL teams APPLY HERE: The strength of youth players we have here at the Darkside is through the roof, and we want you to come on the journey #DarksideFamily

U14 UP’s Program – Registrations now open!

UNDER 14 UPS PROGRAM Calling all 2011 & 2012 athletes! Its time to get prepped for the U14 representative trials! Our UP's program is being held on the 15th & 16th of January here at Rowland Cowan Stadium, and is designed to get you to your best for our U14 trials REGISTER HERE: See...

Referee Development Success

We recently held a new round of our referee development course. This is the path new referees must take to start their referee journey, and is the first step to becoming a greens shirt. Our referee development officer, Jason Haigh, said the course was a great success! "We had 56 new referees attend the referee...

Rowland Cowan Renovations – whats been happening at Spartans?

We have commenced a significant facilities upgrade project including rectification of areas that have been termite damaged over recent years. The repainting of the facility has commenced around courts 3 and 4 and will be completed over the next few months around courts 1 and 2. We are commencing an upgrade of our canteen area...

Spartans take over U12 SQJBC grand finals

Last Sunday 10th of September, the U12 SQJBC grand finals were held down at Logan Metro Sports & Events Centre. Spartans had 3 teams competing in grand finals, with our Spartans Girls in the Premier League final, Titans Girls in the Div 2 final & Titans Boys in the Div 2 final. All 3 of...

Southern Districts make U18 representative history

Southern Districts have made history in the U18 representative age division.   This U18 representative season is a big one for our association, as we are entering 4 U18 Girls teams into the SQJBC & State Championships season for the first time ever.   This is not just a first for us however, we also...

Spartans kick off Wheelchair Basketball Program

For over 20 years, Southern Districts Spartans has been a home for basketball development in QLD, and has also been a pseudo-home for the National League men's team, the Queensland Spinning Bullets. However, due to funding cuts and a lack of support, the Spinning Bullets team has unfortunately had to opt-out of playing in any...

Perform360 Athlete Camp

Looking for an exciting way to keep your 12-18-year-olds engaged during the upcoming September school holidays? Look no further! Our Athlete Camp is designed to empower young athletes with the skills they need to excel in their chosen sport. REGISTER HERE:ย ย What:ย Athlete Camp for 12-18-year-olds ย When:ย September 26th and/or 28thย (Choose 1 or both days) ย Time:ย 8:00 AM...

Score Table Course 2023

SCORE TABLE COURSE Here is your opportunity to gain your Level 1 Score Table credentials! DATES: SUNDAY JUNE 11TH @ 9AM - 11AM OR TUESDAY JUNE 20TH @ 6PM - 8PM All sessions will be held here at Rowland Cowan Stadium! REGISTER HERE

A message from our General Manager

A message from our General Manager Please see the statement from Basketball Queensland as referred to in the above statement:

U18 Representative Coach Applications Now Open

Applications for U18 Representative Coaches are now open. Please see the link below to enter your application. APPLY HERE

U12 UPS Program 2023

The registrations for our U12 UPS program for 2023 are now open! UPS is a Southern Districts run 'prep for rep' program designed to get our boy & girl athletes ready for our U12 representative trials UPS will be held on Sunday April 2nd, 8:30am - 5pm, and includes a reversible singlet. Trial dates for...

Referee Beginner Course

Want to control the courts like our legendary Southern Districts Referees? We have the course for you! Southern Districts is running a beginner referee course on Saturday 1st of April from 9am - 1pm here at Rowland Cowan Stadium. Cost will be $12.50 per person, that will cover the cost of referee whistle & lanyard....

U12 Representative Coaching Applications

Coaching applications for the 2023 U12 representative season are open! ย  APPLY HERE!:ย ย  The 2023 U12 SQJBC season will be 14 rounds of regular season games, 2 games per day on Sundays, over 7 weeks in term 3. State Championships are as follows: ย  U12 Girls: Ipswich Basketball 21st - 24th Sept 2023 ย ...

Score Table Course

Want to learn how to work the score table? Southern Districts will be running a beginner level Score Table Course!ย  Itโ€™s a great way for parents & those who aspire for a pathway to bigger opportunities to participate in our sport. There will be 2 sessions run at Rowland Cowan Stadium: Tuesday 28th February @...

Domestic Registration Update

Hey Darkside Family! Weโ€™ve had a lot of questions about registrations lately, so we thought we would clarify. For Junior Player Registrations, if you have received a reminder from Gameday asking you to register, please ignore the email. We have switched our Junior Competitions over from Gameday to Basketball Connect. Registration links for our Junior...

2024 State Championships Venues

2024 State Champs Venues The venues & hosting associations for the 2024 run of State Championships have been announced! See where we'll be heading next year.

Mini Spartans & Little Spartans 2023 Come & Try Day Registrations

Mini Spartans and Little Spartans Come & Try days are here! If your child is wanting to start playing basketball but would like the opportunity to try it out before committing to an entire program, this is perfect for you. Details for the upcoming Come & Try days are below. Spaces are limited, so get...

Mini Spartans & Little Spartans 2023 Registrations Open

Mini Spartans & Little Spartans Registrations are open for 2023! The re-vamped program now offers an eight week program for new players aged 4-6 called Mini Spartans. Little Spartans is designed to assist players aged 7-10 with a transition to Club basketball through a train and play model. Clickย for more information on the programs....

Brisbane Bullets Big Shots Holiday Camp

Brisbane Bullets Big Shots is Back! If you love basketball and are looking for a camp these holidays, this is for you. This January at Clem Jones, Big Shots is for beginners aged 5 to 11. Friday the 13th January, 9:00am - 3:00pm REGISTER HERE:

Brisbane Bullets Academy January Camp

The Bullets Academy Camp is coming to Clem Jones in January! The Academy is for Club & Representative athletes aged 11 to 16 Friday 13th January REGISTER HERE:

ICBL 2023

ICBL 2023

U14 Rep Trials

Register here for U14 representative trials: The 2023 U14 representative season is for players born in 2010 & 2011.ย  The first 2 trials are open trials, the 3rd and 4th trial are if required and by invitation only.ย  These are closed trials, no spectators allowed.ย  Players are to bring a water bottle, basketball and...

2023 U14 UPS Program

Register now for the U14 UPS Program!! This program is for both male and female players born in 2010 & 2011.ย  Running across two days, this intensive program will teach athletes the SDBAL Style of Play.ย  High quality coaches will upskill athletes' individual skills and introduce team concepts.ย  At the end of the program...

NBL1 North + QSL Awards Night

NBL1 North + QSL Awards Night for season 2022


Southern Districts Basketball Association are pleased to announce the return of Rebecca Stephens to the Darkside Family.