Join the Mulgrave Magic Representative Program

Elevate Your Basketball Game with Mulgrave Basketball

Welcome to the Mulgrave Magic Representative Program, your gateway to taking your basketball skills to the next level. Whether you're a rising star or looking to improve your game, our program caters to players from U12 to U18, both boys and girls. Compete at the highest levels against other associations from the North in the NQJBC and across Queensland at the State Champs, where you'll have the opportunity to showcase your talent and represent Mulgrave Basketball with pride.

What's Involved in committing to the rep program?

Players are required to attend 1 to 2 training sessions a week, with times and days to be set by the head coach.

Junior Representative basketball in North Queensland involves playing in the NQJBC (North Queensland Junior Basketball Championship)

Tournaments are played in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay and games are played on Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday. At the completion of the QNJBC the team will travel to the Queensland State Championships held anywhere from Cairns to the Gold Coast. Depending on the age group these are either 4- or 5-day events held during the school holidays. Players will generally travel down the day before competition and return the day after competition ends.

Players are required to attend all three (3) NQJBC carnivals and the State Champs. If a player is unable to attend a QNJBC due to medical reasons (a doctor’s certificate must be provided), this may jeopardise their attendance at the State Champs.

Dates for these events can be found on the Basketball Queensland website and MCBA website.



Parents will be required to score at the Cairns and Townsville NQJBC Carnivals and any state champs that are in the north. If parents do not want to score or know how a fee of $25 will be payable to hire a scorer to cover their timeslot. Training will be available for those parents wanting to know how to score. Scorers for Mackay and state champs held in the South will be hired.



Players are required to find their own transport to the Cairns and Townsville tournaments, whether that be in a private car or carpool. Travel to Mackay will be as a team via a minibus or hire vehicles and players will stay together.

Players will also travel and stay as a team for all State Champs not in Cairns.


Commitment to the Program

Players are required to attend all trainings as well as all NQJBC and State Championships. There may be other team events organised by the Head Coach which the player will need to also attend.

Many of our coaches have families of their own, I’m sure there are times during the season that they would much rather spend time with their own families, however they have made a commitment to YOUR child, so we ask that the commitment is shown back to them.



Trials will take place prior to each rep season. This will be a 2-week trial period and coaches will also observe players in the junior competition over these two weeks.

Squad selection will be announced after the 2-week trial, with the selected players being emailed before teams are posted online.



Rep Basketball involves travel and accommodation and with this comes expense. Mulgrave Basketball runs a user pay program so that all costs are covered by the players themselves. We try and get costs as cheap as possible for the players but the average cost for a full season is approximately $2,500. This includes 3 NQJBC carnivals, 1 State Champs, admin costs, training sessions and uniforms.

As bookings for travel and accommodation are made in advance if a player withdraws after the first NQJBC carnival costs will still be payable and not refundable excluding airfares where a credit maybe obtained.


For further information please email




Junior Advanced Training Squad (JATS)

The Junior Advanced Training Squad is a group of elite athletes both male and female from U14, U16 and U18 who are deemed by the Junior Development Director as having the potential to compete at an elite  and/or State level.

Core Values

J.A.T.S players are committed to being in the best mental and physical shape as possible

Athletes train and compete at their absolute best effort knowing they are representing Mulgrave Basketball

Athletes train and compete with the highest level of disciplined sportsmanship and behave at the highest level of citizenship

Athletes accept the responsibility of being a positive role model for other Mulgrave Basketball players.

Athletes are committed to improve basketball at Mulgrave.


  1. To provide an elite level program in order to improve player’s ability to compete at a State and National level.
  2. To provide a development and support program for representative coaches
  3. To promote and identify the appropriate pathways for players and coaches to State and National levels
  4. To develop players ability in all aspects of the game including, mental, physical and skill areas 
  5. To enable athletes to train and compete with the highest level of disciplined sportsmanship
  6. To provide an opportunity for players to compete at the highest level and have the opportunity to be be identified for College, State and National level programs.


Every two (2) years (approximately based on player, coach and tournament availability) the JATS squad will go on tour.  Previous tours have included Melbourne to compete at the Eltham/Dandenong Tournament, Outback Tour and America.  Tour dates and destinations will be determined by the Junior Development Director.

JATS Captains

JATS Captains - these are the role models and leaders for Mulgrave Basketball

2005/2006 - Melanie Walter

2006/2007 - Matt Meclaf & Gisela Rabanes-Ford

2007/2008 - Michael Robinson & Kylie Babia

2008/2009 - Alanah Courtney, Brooke Stobbs, Michael Robinson, Dane Wurst

2009/2010 - Alanah Courtney & Michael Robinson

2010/2011 - Kalam Watson & Daniel Robinson

2011/2012 - Zoe Klibbe & Jacob Cohen

2013/2014 - Ben McAulay, Joshn McAulay, Zac McAulay

2014/2015 - Ben McAulay, Joshn McAulay, Zac McAulay

2016/2017 -Gemma Smith, Emma Kleyn, Tyson Tatti, PJ Jose

2017/2018 - Gemma Smith, Emma Kleyn, Tyson Tatti, PJ Jose

2022/2023 - George Maladakis

Rules and Procedures

See procedure and criteria for selection of representative coaches, managers and information on player selections and what is involved for our representative program



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