Striving to Grow the Character and Performance of the Caps Community in Pursuit of the Next Championship.
In 1985 Brisbane Basketball entered both Men and Women’s teams in the inaugural State Basketball League. Previously called the Brisbane Brewers (Men) and Brisbane Blazers (Women), the Brisbane Capitals were officially named before the 2001 season to reflect the leadership the organisation represented in the sport across Queensland. Our teams have seen much success during that time, winning the League on 10 occasions (Men – 2, Women – 8) including 2019’s QBL Men’s Championship. Currently, both teams compete in the National Basketball League One (NBL1) North.
Our representative teams lead the way across all junior and senior age groups. Currently, 28 teams (14 male & 14 female) represent BBI each year and consistently rank in the top 3 associations in Queensland for overall performance. Since 2015, the Capitals have secured 16x Division 1 medals at Junior State Championships. We have produced a litany of Queensland and Australian Rep players, including: Bronwyn Marshall, Ben Castle, Alison O’Dwyer, Georgia Woodyard, Megan Michael, Jess Foote. Rachel Warren, Sam Winter, Brock Motum, Matthew Hodgson, Mitchell McCarron, Cameron Bairstow, Garrett Scheibner, Brendan Carroll, Adelaide Fuller, Kian Dennis, and Georgia Woolley as well as many of the state’s top coaches, which include Vince Hickey, Robert Young, Pam Hamilton-Smith, Dave Owens, Steph Alekna, and Sam Mackinnon.
Create an environment where High Character people are inevitable.
To provide junior to senior elite representative players, coaches and managers the opportunity to compete at the highest level of competitive competition in Queensland and a pathway for those who aspire to represent their State and Country.
Brisbane Capital share common values that emphasis Character, putting the Team First, Never Give Up, and Next Play. When we face challenges, a Capital representative doesn’t hide from this or complain to others to change their circumstance. They internalize the before mentioned values to achieve a bright outcome that is the benchmark of the state.
Whether we like it or not, we have a responsibility to each other, our members and our state to lead in the areas that translate to Growth, and a by-product of which are the achievements and artifacts we leave behind.
- Character – Above the line Caps Behaviour: Holding ourselves to a higher standard than what is required. Committed to the Intent to Improve and Be the Best that We can Be in each Moment. What kind of person are we when we’re tested and under-pressure (gracious) or when we’re celebrated (humble)? Gratitude, no expecting opportunities, going out and working for them. There are no shortcuts, it’s often a long hard road filled with detours, your Character is the foundation of your resilience to persevere.
- Team First – Input into, and share the Vision of the team. Eager to sacrifice for the team/celebrate team mates achievements. Understand your responsibilities within the team and hold your self accountable to them. Where do you contribute to the team for the team, how do you impact the game for the team? Unity, nothing comes between our team
- Never Give Up – Grow (stretch and challenge) our comfort zone towards the pursuit of our goals. Struggle is part of the pursuit of improvement. Be Better today than Yesterday. Repeated effort (recovering when beat, rebounding, sprinting lanes every opportunity) is coached, acknowledged and rewarded. Consistent effort is essential for winning edge performance (players who compete).
- Next Play – An attitude to approach each practice or game as opportunities to continually improve, learn something new, or figure something out. Don’t miss the opportunity to improve by worrying about winning or losing the game – the outcome will take care of itself. Be in the moment and focus on what you can control (you) and how you can learn in the moment, and from the results, whatever they may be.
- Person Centered
- Character is developed as a priority not as a byproduct
- Needs are supported
- Long term learning and development focused – Striving to Win
- Focused on being the best you can be with all that you’ve got
- Coach & Manager Facilitated
- Continual Improvement
- Valued, Recognised, and Rewarded
- Support Players to Do the Things that They will be Great at
- Leadership Supported
- Services: Provided including Training and Compliance, Communication,
- Policy: Based on identified best principles, academic literature and applied practice of identified community and performance organisational leaders
- Admin: Timely, Systemised and automated
- Resources: Provision of, and access to, based on stage of development