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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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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SWM welcome Sarah Elsworthy & Ryan Vines to the 2018 QBL Season

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Sarah Elsworthy

South West Metro Basketball Family would like to Welcome Sarah Elsworthy to the Pirate Ship.

Runner Up Rookie of the Year – WNBL 2016
WNBL Adelaide Lightning – 2016/17 2017/2018
South Australia U20
South Australia U18
South Australia U16

South Australian Country girl who has been raised up through the very strong SA model. Played in the WNBL for 2 years after representing her state in every age group at the Australian Championships. Sarah was recognised for her efforts ...

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International Experience Added to the Lady Pirates Roster

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South West Metro Basketball Proudly welcomes Natalie Taylor to the Pirates Family for the 2018 QBL Season!

Natalie’s achievements are:

– WNBL Christchurch Sirens & Logan Thunder
– 2008 Olympian for the NZ Tall Ferns
– A member of the Tall Ferns Team competing at FIBA World Championships and International Competitions
– Played in the Irish Super League and was named as import of the Year
– 4 year standout at Missouri State University
– Named WCBL MVP 2007

Natalie is ...

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