To provide a specialised course of study of four years duration, for students who show a particular talent and/or keen interest in Basketball.


An increasingly successful Basketball Program has been operating at the school outside the timetable. The number of students participating has grown to the extent that there is a need to cater for the interest of these students.


  • Students who show potential to perform at the top level Basketball, including playing, refereeing, coaching and administration , will be be given an opportunity to develop their individual and team skills through intense coaching.
  • The school has traditionally had a strong association with Basketball and has produced a number of outstanding referees and players in recent years. In 1998/99 four graduating students obtained scholarships at Basketball schools in Perth metropolitan area. In 2000 three students gained scholarships, in 2001 two students gained places, in 2003 two more students were accepted, and in 2007 and 2018 other students gained places. With the 2009 advent of senior school studies at DSHS, most of our Year 10 students elect to stay and complete their studies here. Numerous players from this program have also gone onto represent Western Australia in State Basketball teams.
  • Students from the School Program are encouraged to trial for State teams as part of the WA Country Basketball Program.
  • Most practical sessions take place at the Denmark Recreation Centre and School Gymnasium where the facilities are excellent.
  • Positions will be offered to approximately 24 students entering Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 at Denmark Senior High School. The Denmark community has a strong Junior and Senior Basketball community.
  • Completion of this program will benefit and enhance the current structure, playing strength and officiating of the local senior and junior Basketball associations.
  • Successful applications are required to play in the Denmark Junior Basketball Association Competition, held at the Recreation Centre on Monday afternoon and evenings.
  • Successful applicants will be expected to play representative Basketball at schools Country Week, in the local senior Basketball competition and at regional tournament/tours.
  • Students do not miss any core subjects ie Maths, Science, English or HaSS during the normal school Basketball Extension times.
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Our Coaches

Lindsay Stirling

  • Past State Junior Coach (1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998) with Under 16 and Under 18 Men and Women
  • Level III NCAS Coach
  • Former Assistant Coach with SBL
  • West Australia Institute of Sport I.T.C. Network Coach
  • National School Championship Coach 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
  • WA Country Cup Coach 2001-2002
  • F.I.B.A. Accredited Coach
  • Great Southern Basketball Academy Head Coach 2009/10/11/12
  • A Grade Coach

Ken Davies

  • Level III NCAS Coach
  • I.T.C. Network Coach
  • Regional Development Coach and Selector (Great Southern)
  • National School Championship Coach 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
  • WA Country Cup Coach 2001-2002
  • Great Southern Basketball Development Officer 2001 – Present
  • President Great Southern Basketball Development Program 2006/7
  • Great Southern Basketball Academy Head Coach 2009/10/11/12
  • A Grade Coach

David Schober

  • WA State League (NBL1) – Head Men’s Coach
  • Rainbow Coast Raiders 1997-2000 – Head Men’s Coach
  • Qld State League (NBL1) – Head Men’s Coach
  • Mackay Meteors 1996 – Head Men’s Coach
  • WA Country U18 Women – National Championship Coach
  • Queensland U18 Men – National Championship Coach
  • Intensive Training Centre – National Program – Basketball Australia
  • Development Coach in 2 states – Basketball Australia
  • Victoria Metro Women
  • Queensland North Men
  • U18 Women’s National Invitational Championships – Winning Head Coach
  • Albany Basketball Association – Director of Coaching 2016 to 2021
  • Albany Basketball Association – Head Coach Aussie Hoops 2014 to 2019
  • Developed largest program in Western Australia – Head Coach Aussie Hoops 2014 to 2019
  • Level 2 Referee (previous)
  • Women’s National Basketball League
  • Development Panel Referee (Victoria 2 years)

Please refer to our Specialist Basketball Program Handbook below: