DOUGLAS HEAT REPRESENTATIVE BASKETBALL
Douglas Heat had a very exciting year in 2015 in representative basketball, with good participation in the annual Top of the North tournaments at Atherton, Mareeba and Port Douglas.
The under 12 boys and girls, under 14 boys, and under 16 boys and girls all had the privilege of wearing our brand new Douglas Heat representative strip, thanks to a generous grant from Bendigo Bank and the uniform's Basketball Australia-endorsed design and print coming from Peak Sport Australia. The kids rep players are improving every year and we hope more exciting opportunities come for our juniors in 2016.
It was also a year of firsts for our adults players, with our inaugural men's representative team taking to the court against Mulgrave at Atherton in September. The Douglas Heat men's rep team was borne out of our first official adults comp starting in Port Douglas in 2015, and two more men's rep teams went ahead to play Mareeba in Mareeba and Port Douglas later in the year.
Our women players, who take it up to the men in the same adults intra-club comp in Port Douglas, made history on October 31, 2015, when the first Douglas Heat ladies rep team played Mareeba in Port Douglas at the Top of the North tournament. It was a fantastic achievement for our fledgling club to have mens and womens rep sides take formation inside three months and we look forward to many exciting clashes ahead against associations of Far North Queensland.
Here is some media on our Top of the North tournament represenation in 2015:
Douglas Heat men's representative team have their first win at their first Top of the North tournament at Atherton in September 2015:
Our mens and womens rep sides take to the court in Port Douglas, October 2015:
Photo gallery of the Port Douglas round of the Top of the North tournament, October 2015: