Live stream: Basketball Australia U18’s, Junior Wheelchair National Championships HUB story

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The Basketball Australia Under-18s National Championships and Junior Wheelchair Championships return to the Sunshine State in April.

The tournament, which is one of five key national pathways events, will take over the Southpine Sports Complex from April 7-14.

For the second-straight year KommunityTV will exclusively live stream every match from the national championships across all of News Corp Australia’s digital mastheads.

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The tournament, which is a key step on the national junior development pathway, will feature athletes from every state and territory in Australia.

The Junior Wheelchair Championships will also be contested as part of the week-long tournament, with every match included in the live stream coverage, as the best wheelchair athletes battle to be crowned Kevin Coombs Cup champions.

HOW TO WATCH

There are two main ways to watch the Under-18 National Championships and Junior Wheelchair Championships in 2024.

KommunityTV will run each of the three courts’ live stream in an individual story each day of the tournament. The links for those stories will appear above.

Each day’s stream story will also contain the replays from the same day.

Alternatively you can head to www.kommunitytv.com.au, and use the video player at the top of the site to watch all the action live and scroll through the most recent replays.

Make sure to check out the streaming schedule to find out when your team is playing.

Only News Corp full digital subscribers will have exclusive access to watch the action. Click here to sign up now before the tournament.

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WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

Can the South Australians pull off another masterstroke or will NSW golden girls return the state to Under-18s glory?

South Australia Metro were the talk of the nation last year after their lights out shooting efforts brought the Under-18s girls title to Adelaide for the first time.

But their crop of young shooters have moved up to the Under-20s level this year, leaving a host of young talents to take over the state’s title defence.

Names like Aspen Crase, Keira Gardner and Emma Scott will step up from the state’s successful Under-16s outfit, who won the title last year.

NSW Metro and NSW Country will roll out the big guns for the tournament across both their boys and girls groups as the state aims to bring home the titles.

The NSW Metro girls, who finished runners up to SA Metro last year, have retained the core nucleus of their squad this year including exciting youngsters Jessie-May Hall, Ruby Perkins and Freya Bijerk while the state’s country side will be headed up by Jade Crook and Kira Juffermans.

Queensland South’s men’s side, who made a shock exit in the semi-final stage of last year’s Under-18 national championships, will return with a strong line-up led by recent NBA Global Academy recruit Indy Cotton along with Zachary McDowell-White.

Queensland North girls will be spearheaded by the next crop of impressive basketball families Cheyenne Bobongie and Taryn Bond, whose older sisters, Monique and Teyahna respectively, have been key cogs for Queensland in recent years.

It’s a similar story in Victoria where young gun Austin Foxwell will aim to tread a well-worn path older brothers Owen (SEM Phoenix) and Joel (Melbourne Boomers) walked previously.

Joel was part of Victoria’s thrilling win in the Under-20s national champs earlier this year, and Austin will be determined to keep that momentum rolling as Victoria Metro aim for back-to-back titles.

In the Junior Wheelchair Championships, which have been rebranded after being known as the Kevin Coombs Cup for several years, reigning champions Victoria will be determined to win back-to-back golds.

But a hungry Western Australia side, who only narrowly missed out in last year’s finals, will be determined to win back to the national title.

NSW and Queensland are the other two states to register teams in the Junior Wheelchair Championships which are open to eligible athletes under 23.

Originally published as Live stream: Basketball Australia U18’s, Junior Wheelchair National Championships HUB story