North Lakes Hawks Winter 2024 Information

Thank you for registering for Winter Season 2024!

When and where are the games held?

Games will be played at Northside Indoor Sports Centre, 20 Cambewarra St, Zillmere
or South Pine Sports Complex, 620 South Pine Rd, Brendale.

On occasion, alternative venues may be used such as Nudgee College, Brisbane
Entertainment Centre or The Lakes College.

All U12 to U18 Div A teams to play on Friday nights at Zillmere or Brendale

U10 all divisions, and U12 to U14 Div B and below to play on Saturdays at Zillmere or Brendale

U16 to U18 Div B and below to play on Sundays at Zillmere or Brendale

When and where are the trials?

Trials for Winter Season 2024 will be held on Saturday, April 20th at Northside Indoor Sports Centre, 20
Cambewarra St, Zillmere, between 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your session start time!

U10 (born 2015, 2016) – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM (Court 1 & 2)

U12 (born 2013, 2014) – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM (Court 3, 4, 5)

U14 (born 2011, 2012) – 9:30 AM – 10:30 (Court 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5)

U16 (born 2009, 2010) – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Court 1 & 2)

U18 (born 2007, 2008) – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Court 4 & 5)

Players are expected to attend the trials to enable the coaching team to assess players’
skill levels relative to other players to ensure they are placed in a team that
is best suited to them.

If any players can’t make the trials, please let us know beforehand by emailing [email protected]

How do I register?

Register now à HERE

Please note that registrations are FULL for U10, U12, and U14 – we are only accepting registrations for this time for the U16 and U18 age groups.

Registrations will close on April 12th or when the age group capacity is filled.

Players must have registered and paid all their fees before their first game. This is for insurance purposes.

Information about the fees are on the Northside Wizards website at

Coaches & Managers Expressions of Interest

If you’re interested in putting up your hand to coach, assistant coach or manage one of the North Lakes Hawks Teams, we would love to have you help out! Grassroots sport is built on the kind volunteers who give their time and
energy to dedicate towards these young athletes! There is no better reward than seeing them thrive and smile as they accomplish their goals! Please fill out the JotForm Link below if you’re interested in becoming a HawkFam Volunteer!


What age group does my child play within?

You can find this information on the website link below:

What Age Group Will My Child Play In? – Northside Basketball Inc. (

How do the trials work?

Players who don’t attend the trials cannot be assured of a spot in the most appropriate team for them.

There will be no spectators allowed into the venue during the trials. Only prospective coaches, assistant coaches and club committee members will be allowed to enter.

All players are to bring a basketball that is marked with their name, and a water bottle.

Please wear a reversible singlet if possible or singlet as we will be writing numbers on the boys’ arms to help identify them during the trials.

Please ask players to try their hardest throughout the trials so they are placed in a team
that is the right level for them.

Players will be placed into teams with a suggested grade and then submitted to Northside Wizards for the grading games.

Please don’t ask for players to be moved after the trials, as this creates extra pressure on our volunteers who need to complete a large number of tasks for players to be able to begin playing a few days after the trials.

Occasionally we will need to move players during the grading process, please be open to any
changes requested. The aim is for players to have a positive experience of basketball.

How does the competition work? When are the finals?

Winter Season is in Terms 2 and 3 (April to September), and Summer Season is in Terms
4 and 1 (October to March), both with finals at the end of the season.

Season dates are available here.

Can players be put into teams with their friends?

We make all efforts to place players in teams based on their skill and ability. This helps ensure that players have a great basketball experience during the season. We do know that some players may want to play with their friends. During the trials, boys will be placed in teams of similar playing abilities. We can’t guarantee that friends will be placed together but we will consider requests only where players are the same playing ability. If you have a request for your child to play with his friends, please email [email protected]

Can players play with friends in an older age group? They go to school together.

Players must play in their correct age group.

When and where will the training sessions be?

Training sessions are likely to be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursday afternoons/evenings.

The earliest slots are given to the youngest teams. With lots to find slots for, the more flexible coaches can be about times and venues the better.

Training times are only released once we have formed teams and allocated coaches. Our main priority when scheduling training is coach availability followed by venue allocations.

It is not possible to request a training venue or swap teams to change training venues
after the team lists are announced. Training will begin the week after the trials.

How will I know what team my son has been placed in?

Team lists will be emailed and posted once available. Please also note that during the 2 week grading period after the trials, players may be moved between teams in exceptional circumstances.

Do I need to buy a uniform?

Once games start, all boys must wear plain black shorts (no pockets for safety reasons or large logos). Wizards have supplies of shorts available for purchase at Zillmere for $25. Suitable shorts are usually available in active wear
section of K Mart, or at Rebel Sport.

The club’s game jerseys are only to be worn during games. For training sessions, players should wear their singlet or t-shirt. Club jerseys are to be returned to the team manager at the end of each game.

How do I know when the games are on?

Your team manager will confirm the game times each week. Games for the whole season are scheduled at the beginning of the season. Minor changes may happen week to week, so please be sure to double-check your game time.

Team managers are volunteers and are busy parents. You can look up the confirmed game times yourself on the BasketballConnect app. Game times may change at short notice. Please check the app the day before the game.

Season dates are published here.

Where can I look up the results of the games?

Game results will be published on the BasketballConnect website.

BasketballConnect also provides a great app to view game day and season stats from team results to individual players.

You can also make your team a favourite, so you can view upcoming fixtures and the competition ladder. The app automatically recognises which teams are associated with the email address you create the account with, so use the email address that you have registered with us.

Any late changes to the draw should be finalised by the day before the game.

Glory League

Northside Wizards has signed on for Glory League which records all games at Northside Indoor Sports Centre and South Pine Sports Complex. Glory League gives all players a link to view the game online if they are linked in with that game via BasketballConnect. This is a wonderful feature that allows players to share their games with loved ones interstate or overseas, and for coaching development & referee development.

You will receive an email each week from Glory League after the first game at Zillmere or Brendale. Check your junk mail folder if you do not receive the email.

Who coaches the teams?

Coaches are usually parents or relatives of players in each team. Elder siblings of players are also welcome and it is a great way for young people to develop leadership and teaching skills. Current and past players are encouraged to apply.

For the younger age groups, it is also helpful to have an assistant coach who can act
as a backup if the coach can’t make it to training or to a game. All prospective coaches will be asked to attend the trials to help with team selection.

Could anyone willing to be a coach or assistant coach this season please fill out the Jot
Form at the link below.


Northside Wizards has also developed some coaching resources.

There are also coaching courses available through Wizards.

Who manages the teams?

Managers are usually a parent from one of the players in the team. The main roles of the team manager are to deal with team communications, singlet management and score bench roster management.

All parents are expected to take turns on the score bench at games. There will be a paid Wizards staff member on the score bench who can help inexperienced parents with operating the scoreboard or the scoring system.

How do I contact club committee members?

Millie Wharton – Interim Hawks Manager – [email protected]

Shantelle Vance – Interim Hawks Registrar – [email protected]

Darren Austin – Interim Hawks Coach Coordinator – [email protected]

North Lakes Hawks are still seeking 3 Committee members to take on the above roles. Please
reach out if you are interested with any questions to [email protected]

How do I keep up to date with the latest news?

Please keep an eye on your emails from BasketballConnect and be sure to follow us on Facebook at our Hawks Facebook Page

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