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Basketball Program


Basketball Program

The JSRACS Basketball Program provides both male and female student athletes with an opportunity to improve their individual skill sets, speed, agility and game play to help accelerate their journey to becoming an elite player. There are a number of opportunities to display their individual growth as a player through North West Associated Schools (NWAS) and Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC) representation and various other tournaments throughout the year. Student athletes will also have an opportunity to represent JSRACS in tournaments Australia wide and potentially internationally as we continue to develop the program. This exposure will provide our players with opportunities to recognise their dreams and goals in the game of Basketball.

"The Program provides our players with opportunities to recognise their dreams and goals in the game of Basketball.."

The Program – Years 7 to 12

Student athletes will have the unique opportunity to combine quality academic education with specialised development in Basketball within their standard school timetable. Students accepted into the program are expected to commit to the ethos of the school and values of the program at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School.

Students will be given the opportunity to select Basketball as their elective preference in Years 9 – 12 and will receive 2-3 hours a week of specialist basketball sessions.

In these sessions our student athletes will;

  • Develop their individual skills, techniques, tactics and decision making for basketball
  • Receive high level speed and agility training
  • Develop their general core stability
  • Conduct performance testing
  • Complete Individual Development Plans (IDP’s)
  • Learn general coaching principals
  • Develop Leadership and communication skills
  • Cover sports nutrition & recovery
  • Cover injury prevention and rehabilitation


Expectations of our student athletes:

  • Attend all sessions and train with intensity
  • Attain an academic standard commensurate with their capabilities
  • Represent JSRACS Basketball proudly whenever selected
  • Strive to play at the highest level of club basketball available in WA
  • Become a positive role model at JSRACS in all areas of school life


Trials for 2025 Program

Trials for the 2025 JSRACS Basketball Program will be on Saturday, 15 June, at the JSRACS Gymnasium, commencing at 9.00am. These trials are for any person in Years 6 to 10 who either attends JSRACS or another school and wish to be a part of the Specialist Basketball Program in 2024. Students already in the program are not required to attend this trial.


Please register your interest below or email our Specialist Basketball Coach at [email protected] if you have any questions in relation to the Program.

Our Coaching Team

Director of Basketball and Head Coach

Mr Mark Shipley

Mr Mark Shipley is a Level 2 (Accredited by Basketball WA) Association Coach with a passion for Basketball. He represented Western Australia as a Junior in National Tournaments as a member of WA Metro and WA State School Boys Teams. Whilst at University, Mark represented ECU in the Australian University Games where they won a gold medal and he achieved all Australian honours. Mark is a former player of the State Basketball League, playing for Swan City Mustangs, East Perth Eagles and the Stirling Senators. Post-playing, Mark coached the Wanneroo Wolves Men’s Basketball team in the SBL. Mark also has overseas experience as a player and coach of the London Westside B.C in the English Basketball League, gaining experience throughout the UK and in Europe.

Paul Rogers
Basketball Coach

Mr Paul Rogers

Mr Paul Rogers has enjoyed an extensive career as a professional basketballer spanning 2 decades. He is a double championship-winning player and captain of the Perth Wildcats, earning NBL first-team honours on 2 occasions, and NBL second-team honours 3 times, as well as being the first Wildcats player ever to be named NBL MVP. Paul played college basketball in the US, first at North Idaho College where he was named an honourable mention All-American, and then at Gonzaga University, where he earned All West Coast Conference first team honours. In 1997, Paul was drafted to the L.A. Lakers in the NBA and spent a season with the Toronto Raptors, as well as playing in the Euro-league for Real Madrid, the Spanish league for Casademont Girona, and in the NBL with the Adelaide 36’ers and Perth Wildcats. Paul has represented Australia at a World Championships two Olympic games, and a Commonwealth Games, where he won a Gold medal. He was recently inducted into the Perth Wildcats Hall of Fame and the Basketball Western Australia Hall of Fame.

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