After two years of covid interruptions, the U16 Australian Junior Championships will return to a full-scale nationwide competition, tipping off on July 3 in Warwick, Western Australia.
After a 2021 competition that went north to Darwin and saw the Victorian, ACT and NSW teams withdraw due to state lockdowns, the coming Championship is set to be bigger than ever as Queensland men and women prepare to go back-to-back.
The Championship’s fixture will hold pool games from Sunday to Thursday, with finals tipping off on Friday and all medal matches to take place on a blockbuster Sunday 10th of July.
All games will be broadcast live with 82 games via Basketball Australia YouTube and 24 games via Kayo Freebies- 12 men’s and 12 women’s, including both gold medal matches.
The U16s provide the first chance for serious up-and-coming talents to impress on a national stage. 2021 saw the likes of Rocco Zikarksy and Roman Siulepa earn themselves a scholarship to the NBA Global Academy on the back of standout AJC performances. Who will we see dominate the 2022 championship competition?
Warwick Stadium is also locked in to host the 2023 U16 AJCs.