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Our mission

The Basketball Queensland Indigenous Pathways Program (BQIPP) aims to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples basketball participation by engaging, promoting, and delivering a range of culturally inclusive sport and physical activities throughout Queensland.

BQIPP is committed to promoting cultural immersion and creating a pathway that is a culturally safe environment for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through basketball.

What we do

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Community Visits

Skills & Drills sessions for all levels of basketball within communities

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Inclusive events and competitions incorporating 5 vs 5 and 3 x 3 Basketball

An IPP Holiday camp

Holiday Camps

BQIPP partner with associations to run multiple basketball camps for First Nations people throughout the year.

An IPP School Clinic

School Clinics

Flexible in-school and out-of-school community-based participation activations

BQ Officials from the IPP program

Coaching and Refereeing

Capacity building coaching and refereeing courses designed to teach sport skills & techniques

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Shaneice Swain

Junior Association
Cairns Basketball
QLD Junior and WNBA Player
IPP Athlete
Shaneice Swain

William McDowell-White

Junior Association
Southern Districts Basketball
Australian Boomer and NBL Player
IPP Athlete
William McDowell-White

How to get involved

Basketball Queensland partner with affiliated associations and organisations to run holidays specifically for our First Nation athletes. See what's coming up below.


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Basketball Queensland's
First Nation Championships

Wednesday 13th December - Saturday 16th December


The 2023 Basketball QLD (BQ) First Nations Championships is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, sports, and culture, through the engagement of First Nations peoples, collaborating with other Australians to join the sporting showcase held on the Gold Coast to at North Gold Coast Basketball from Wednesday 13th of December to Saturday 16th of December.

Team registration fees are as follows; $500/team for Open Men's & Women's and Masters divisions, $400/team for U18 Boys and Girls. There can be a maximum of TWO non-First Nations players registered to each team.

The Championships include the BQ First Nations Junior Camp, BQ Coaches Workshop and BQ Referees Workshop.

Don't have a team? You can register as an individual and get picked up by a team.

Frequently asked questions

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Need a bit more information?

Want to learn more about the First Nations Program? Get in contact with our BQ Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Simon Taylor via

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