2021 District head coaches


Listed below are the 2020/21 Head Coaches for all District Junior age groups.

Note not all coaches in every division have been allocated yet and will likely be at a later date.

Under 10 Girls

Division 1       Aaron Bland - Coming back for a third straight year of coaching U10 girls div1, and his fourth year of coaching

district basketball for the Tigers. His teams have never finished outside the top 4, and he has won finals one time. 

Under 10 Boys

Division 1        Andy Barca - Experience coaching currently as an assistant coach for the NBL1 women’s team, and as the head

coach of the women’s U23s team. Current U10 div3 coach as well. 

Under 12 Girls

Division 1       Kim Jury - Long-time Tigers juniors’ coach, most as a div1 head coach. Has won State Champs 3 times. Also

has 2 years of NBL1 coaching experience as an assistant coach for the men’s team (2 premiership-winning teams). 

Under 12 Boys

Division 1       Che Cielens - Current NBL1 Assistant Coach for the Men’s team, and current U14G div2 team. He has also been

around the EADP state program with the U14G. 

Under 14 Girls

Division 1       Lisa Gill - Long-time Tigers juniors’ coach making classics 9x out of the last 11 tries, and winning State

Champs once, with 3 runner-ups. Also 3 years experience as an AC for NBL1, and 2 years coaching with the NITP state program.

Under 14 Boys

Division 1       David Morrell - Current NBL1 Men’s Head Coach, and Director of Coach Development for the Tiger’s juniors


Under 16 Girls

Division 1       Doug Dunsmore - Involved with the U13G EADP high-performance program in 2019, and AC for the u15 in the

2020 Southern Cross Challenge. Has coached over 10 division 1 teams, making Nationals 3 times, with the best finish of 4th place. 

Under 16 Boys

Division 1       Jesse Pence - Current NBL1 Men’s Lead Assistant Coach and Boys U16 div1 coach, he will be continuing in the

role for a second year. 10 years of coaching experience in America prior to coming to SA. 

Under 18 Girls

Division 1       TBA

Under 18 Boys

Division 1       TBA

Under 23 Women

Division 1       TBA

Under 23 Men

Division 1       TBA

Southern Tigers fulfill a complement of teams across the Basketball SA District competition which play right across the Adelaide Metropolitan area for the Summer and Winter seasons.

The age groups for 2021/22  are;

u10s   2015/2016
u12s   2011/2012
u14s   2010/2009

u16s   2008/2007

u18s   2006/2005

Trials are usually held once a season, (likely October, but yet to confirm). There are no additional trials for Summer season.  From these trials squads are selected and those who do not fill positions in the squads are urged to play in the SDJBL (Domestic) Competition.

For further information please contact Kayla in the office on 8326 7717 or via email bam@southerntigers.com.au.

Summer Fees:

District Summer fees for 2021 will be: TBD

Winter Fees:

District Winter fees for 2021/22 will be: TBD

What is the Sports Vouchers program?

The Sports Vouchers program is a Government of South Australia initiative administered by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing. The program provides an opportunity for primary school-aged children from Reception to Year 7 to receive up to a $100 discount on sports or dance membership/registration fees. The purpose is to increase the number of children playing organised sport or participating in dance activities by reducing cost as a barrier.

From 1 January 2019 several changes have been made to the program, including the vouchers being increased from $50 to $100 and all forms of dance are now eligible. Learn more about changes to the 2019 program, click here.


Who is eligible for the program?

All South Australian primary school aged children, meaning if the child is attending or is eligible to attend primary school (Reception to Year 7, even if Year 7 is based at a high school). Remember it is one voucher for every primary school aged child per calendar year. To find your nearest provider please use the ‘Find a Provider’ tool. 

You can download the sports voucher HERE, and fill it out online - then email back to Fiona: bam@southerntigers.com.au