Frequently Asked Questions
How was the Phoenix chosen for the Sunshine Coast Basketball Association (SCBA) rep team name and logo?
It was decided via a competition we ran in May 2015 where we asked our members to come up with a suitable name to give meaning to our purpose.
The word "Phoenix" ticked all the boxes. The phoenix rises and is reborn - it never truly dies. It flies ahead of the pack, represents vision and creates
intense excitement and deathless inspiration. It flies high - its feet never touch the ground.
How did the Sunshine Coast Basketball Association form?
Sunshine Coast Basketball Association Ltd (SCBA) became an entity on February 17, 2015. The merger was the result of three years of consultation between the
existing associations and clubs on the Sunshine Coast. Initially, talks included the Noosa Cyclones, Suncoast Clippers, Caloundra Heat and University of the
Sunshine Coast Basketball Club.
What was the reason behind forming SCBA?
The primary reason for the merger was to improve the quality of basketball on the Sunshine Coast, beginning with building a strong foundation in juniors.
Our main purpose is to help facilitate and administer the overall programs with the existing clubs - our members. This started with the first Sunshine Coast
Basketball League tournament that was run between the three clubs in June 2015.
How many members or teams does SCBA have?
Our current junior membership base is around 750 members. Combining that with a very strong senior men and women's competition involving 550 members places the Sunshine Coast Basketball Association in a strong and competitive position with about 1,300 members in total. These member numbers place us in the top five basketball associations in Queensland. With the BQJBC 2015 representative season about to start, we anticipate putting in a number of teams across all age groups and genders, hoping that one-third of our juniors will be playing representative basketball this season.
What hurdles did you face during the transition, and how did you overcome them?
We are still in the transition phase, and we would expect this to continue to evolve over the next few years. To achieve a quality product, there will be
hurdles along the way.
How has the change been received by your members?
Member feedback has been very positive. We have been surprised by how much support we have received from the basketball community.
What benefits do you think the new entity has brought to your existing and potential members?
The proposal to merge has always focused on doing the best thing for the Sunshine Coast basketball community. One immediate benefit has been bringing people
from the existing associations together. For so long, we have operated in our own little worlds without actually realising that we all share a love for the game,
and that we all have strengths to bring to Sunshine Coast basketball. Nobody has a personal agenda. It’s about building pathways for our juniors through to the
seniors for the players and officials.
What's the next step or challenge for the association?
SCBA has a number of goals and objectives to roll out over the next few years.