Australian Schools Basketball Championship

With Australian Institute of Sport Athletes, rising stars and a past A.C.T. Adcademy head coach mong its ranks, it's no surprise Queesland's John Paul College is now 'Back-To-Back' Australian Schools Basketball Champions.

The strength of our Basketball program was on show at the Champion Basketball School of Queensland tournament held in the last week of term. Our Open A girls defended their title, taking out the Championship for the 4th successive year. The girls will travel to Victoria to defend their National Title in December.

After strong performances at the National Championships, John Paul College looked forward to continuing their winning-streak in Dallas, Texas, when they played against some of the best school basketball teams in the world over Christmas. The John Paul College team won six of their seven games against school and college basketball teams; the best of the best. John Paul’s only defeat was against their biggest rival, the St Mary’s Catholic School, who were the United States National Champions for the past five years.

The team is now a prominent figure in the minds of American basketball stakeholders, with four John Paul College players offered basketball scholarships with some of America’s biggest colleges. Maddison Allen, Ashley Taia, Peri Ewin and Madelyn Willey had scouts from a number of colleges offering scholarships after the girls led the open side to its world number two ranking