Welcome to Northside Wizards Basketball (NWB). We facilitate programs and competitions throughout the northern suburbs of Brisbane that are designed to introduce new players to the game of basketball. Read on below for information about our Wiz Kidz Rookies program for 4 to 7 year olds, our Wiz Kidz All Stars program for 7 to 10 year olds, and our junior club competitions (starting at Under 9’s). If you have any questions or would like to discuss your options please contact our Development Officer – Lucian McGuinness at 0419 724 392 or email lucian@northsidewizards.com

Wiz Kidz Rookies program (Boys and Girls – 4 to 7 years) – For our youngest players, this is primarily a motor-skill development program which exposes children between 4 and 7 years to bouncing, throwing, shooting and teamwork activities. Wiz Kidz Rookies is presented in a social, fun and supportive environment using primarily a game-based approach (as opposed to drill-based). This program is delivered in term blocks (approximately 8 weeks) on a modified court during the after-school or weekend time slots. All NEW participants receive the Wiz Kidz team pack which includes a basketball, reversible singlet and draw string-bag. For a comprehensive list of venues, times and dates or to register for a Wiz Kidz Rookies program please click here.

Wiz Kidz All Stars program (Boys and Girls – 7 to 10 years) – This introduction to basketball program aims to teach children between the ages of 7 and 10 years the skills and rules of the game. Players will have fun learning how to shoot, dribble and pass as they begin to play actual games of basketball. Players are taught how to enjoy the sport and play the game fairly, simultaneously preparing them to join a team in one of our junior club competitions (see below). This program is delivered at multiple venues in term blocks (approximately 8 weeks) on a modified court in the after-school time slot, running during the school term but not during school holidays. All NEW participants will receive the Wiz Kidz team pack which includes a basketball, reversible singlet and draw-string bag. For a comprehensive list of venues, times and dates or to register for a All Stars program click here.

BOYS Junior Club Competition (7 to 17 years) –  This is the ideal space to get involved if you have recently completed a Wiz Kidz program or your child falls outside of the Wiz Kidz age bracket, with weekly competitions for both new and experienced players. Beginning at Under 9’s, NWB runs competitions for Under 11’s, Under 13’s, Under 15’s, Under 17’s and beyond. Each age bracket consists of multiple divisions to cater for competitive, developing and social players. The players represent their local club (based on geographical area) who compete against other clubs from the northside of Brisbane. Each team trains during the week in their catchment area with competition games being held on weekends at Boondall or one of our other central locations. For more information on how the club competition works or to register your interest with your club please click on this link.

GIRLS Junior Club Competition (7 to 17 years) – Our Northside Girls Basketball League (NGBL) consists of multiple divisions that caters for the differing ages, experience and ability of our girls. The youngest and least experienced play on Saturdays with the older more competitive players competing on Friday nights. Teams are constructed by the NGBL committee to provide a competitive balance to the competition with training sessions and development days built in to the regular season. For more information on how the NGBL works or to register your interest please click here.