2023 All-Stars Basketball Team
2022 All-Star Basketball Squad
An Inter-association "All-Stars" competition in Basketball was introduced in 2014 and was originally held between representative teams from School Sport WA - Government schools (SSWA) and the Associated and Catholic Colleges of WA (ACC). In 2020, IGSSA WA joined the competition to make it a tri-association challenge, and the competition now showcases the best talent in our Secondary Schools Students.
The ACC is a sporting association for Associated and Catholic schools, currently managing 89 member schools. SSWA represent students from all WA government schools and IGSSA is an independent girls’ schools’ association comprising of 8 member schools. All three organisations work on selecting their strongest side to represent their association. For a player to qualify is a very special achievement as they compete against players from other schools both in the metropolitan and regional areas for team selection.
Whilst IGSSA WA are a small association in comparison to our rivals, we are a force to be reckoned with. To nominate for an IGSSA All-Star team, a player must receive an invitation to nominate through their own school. To meet criteria for nomination, students must be in Years 10-12, have approval of the Director of Sport in their school, and actively represent and support their School in the IGSSA Sporting Program.
The IGSSA All-Star team played a fantastic tournament in 2023. In their first game against a polished ACC team, the game was in the balance at half time. In the last 3 minutes of the game, the ACC team broke away with a few 3 pointers, that saw them take the match 40 - 34. In the second game, ACC went to battle against the SSWA team. gain, this game was a closely fought battle, with the ACC finishing strongly again, winning 42-37. This second win secured the Title for the ACC team. IGSSA and SSWA played the final game of the day, which was another great contest played in wonderful spirit. The SSWA team proved too strong in the 2nd half, hitting a few 3 point bombs in the last few minutes, winning the match by 9 points.
The date for the 2024 Tri-Association Basketball Challenge will be confirmed in due course. All spectators are welcome to come and watch our top school students in action (free entry). The draw for 2024 will be as follows:
Time tbc Match 1: SSWA v ACC
Time tbc Match 2: SSWA v IGSSA
Time tbc Match 3: ACC v IGSSA