The Brisbane Bullets have been quick to deliver on their promise to reach out to juniors with the reloaded franchise signing formal partnerships with feeder associations across southeast Queensland.
Officials from the club have hit the road in recent weeks to listen to how they can service local associations whilst sharing their new vision for basketball in southeast Queensland.
Bullets assistant coach and head of basketball operations CJ Bruton said he was overwhelmed by the support and overall interest in the franchise’s return to the NBL.
The Sunshine Coast Basketball Association (Sunshine Coast Phoenix), a merger of associations from Noosa, Caloundra and Maroochydore, were the first to roll out new junior representative warm-up tops that include the new Brisbane Bullets logo to promote their partnership.
Sunshine Coast Phoenix product and current Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence scholarship holder Tom Fullarton is one player who is excited about the new partnership.
He said the Bullets' return was great for the game and offered a great opportunity for junior players in the area.
“It’s great to hear their plans to assist in camps and clinics and also help with developing our coaches. Everyone will benefit from listening and working with guys like CJ and (head coach) Andrej Lemanis,” he said.
Associations who have partnered with the Brisbane Bullets so far include:
Toowoomba Mountaineers, Sunshine Coast Phoenix, Brisbane Capitals, South West Metro Pirates, Ipswich Force, University of Sunshine Coast Rip, Logan Thunder, Gold Coast, Southern Districts Spartans, Runaway Bay Seahawks and the Northside Wizards.
These associations will proudly add the Bullets logo on their junior representative uniforms to signify the new partnership.
Toowoomba Mountaineers president John Gouldson said he was excited that the Bullets made having a presence and connection in the Darling Downs a priority.
“We’re a long way from Brisbane so for the franchise to make sure we are a part of it and our juniors have a pathway too is great,” he said.
The Bullets have their first camp scheduled in Brisbane in December. Keep an eye out on the Bullets' website, Facebook and Instagram for updates.
For further information, contact:
QLD Partnerships and Projects Consultant
0437 523 747