AWD Basketball 

Program Overview

The Gold Coast Academy of Sport believes that sport is for everyone and that it is essential in gaining communication, social, and physical skills. We are pleased to be able to conduct a specific AWD Basketball program.

Previous programs have seen a dramatic improvement in an athletes’ self-confidence, social awareness, and self-esteem which contributes to the empowerment of people with an intellectual disability.

The program is conducted under the guidance of highly credentialed coaches. Players are also given the opportunity to be involved in core educational sessions to extend their knowledge in how to become a better overall athlete.

An annual program is normally run from September to December with regular squad training sessions focused on individual skill development and some basic understanding of Nutrition and Body Maintenance.

Should anyone wish to express interest in this program please do not hesitate to contact the Academy.


Selection Process

Applications for the GCAS Basketball Program will open 6 weeks prior to a program that is organised. The Academy will work with the Sport and Recreation department to help to disseminate information.

For any enquiries or expressions of interest, please contact the GCAS office.


The program is open to male and female Basketball players from bottom age U/14s (12 years) to top age U/20 (19 years) who are registered with a Basketball QLD affiliated association competing in the Regional QLD Junior competition.

Athletes must be permanent residents of the Gold Coast region and a current financial member of both their home association and Basketball QLD.

The Pathway

The Gold Coast Academy of Sport Basketball program sits between local representative basketball, representation, and higher order representation such as Regional and QLD state team selection.

The Academy program exists to up-skill athletes and assist them in progressing to higher representation in the sport of Basketball.


Athlete benefit

  • Access to the GCAS Team App for streamlined communication opportunities with coaches and ease of access to additional information and resources from the GCAS.
  • Athletes will receive on-court training, skill development, education and personal development.
  • Family ticket (3 pax) to the GCAS Annual Awards Evening.
  • Invitation to special seminars conducted by GCAS or partners.