Pirates Welcome Amanda Beatson and Marty Leahy to the QBL

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South West Metro Basketball is proud to welcome back Amanda Beatson to our Women’s QBL Program for 2018.

– Townsville WNBL Team 09/10
– 3 QBL State Championships
– All Australian Junior Camps
– Adidas Junior Camps
– QLD State Team 16/18/20
– QBL for Rockhampton/Gladstone/Maitland Mustangs NSW/Stirling Senators WA/

Amanda Beatson is a humble, hard working, team player. First to practice, first to ask questions, first to help anyone off the floor, Mandy is a true team player and ...

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Jarred Bairstow Returns to the Pirates

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The Pirates are excited to announce the return of versatile forward Jarred Bairstow. “JB” as he is affectionately known around the club is the ultimate professional and team guy. He leads the team through his diligent preparations, toughness on court and ability to make big plays.

Coming back for his 4th season with the Pirates he is part of a core group of players who are desperately seeking the ultimate success for the club in August.

After a strong college career at ...

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Heidi Freeburn Returns to Meteorettes for 2018

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Heidi Freeburn has signed for the Global Product Search Mackay Meteorettes and will return to the team for the 2018 season. Freeburn last played for the Meteorettes in 2011 when the team was knocked out in the semi final stage of the competition.

Freeburn has been playing for the Brisbane Capitals for the past 2 years and can’t wait to get back and put the Mackay colours on again in 2018. “I really enjoyed my ...
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Princeton Onwas set to make waves this season with the Pirates

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South West Metro Basketball Proudly welcomes Princeton Onwas to the Pirate Ship for the 2018 QBL Season.

Achievements: 

  • Seven Lakes High School – Defensive Player of the year
  • Navarro College (Junior) – National team, All region Team, First team all Conference
  • University of Utah – ESPN Top Plays, Top 6, Top 8, NIT Tournament
  • San Jose State University
  • Westchester Knicks, G League (NBA)

‘On the Couch with Princeton Onwas’

Q. What were your motivations to join the Pirates Family?

One of the biggest ...

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Charmian Mellars Added to Steer the Ship

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South West Metro Basketball is excited to welcome Charmian Mellars to the Pirates Basketball Family.

Achievements: 

  • New Zealand Women’s National Basketball Team 2008
  • 2008 Beijing Olympics 
  • Christchurch Siren Women’s National Basketball League
  • 2001 New Zealand’s MVP U23 category 
  • Older sister to Natalie Taylor

At the end of the 2017 QBL season, there was a number of areas that we identified that the women’s program needed to get substantially better to get into the final 4. One of ...

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