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Pioneers Basketball: ‘Activating in April’

Daniel Bouwmeester    April 11, 2023    2 min read   
Wynita-Winnie Tahata.

After a very busy March, the Greater Springfield Basketball Association (‘The Pioneers‘) is about to take it up a notch with an even more busy and active April.

First up, we are concluding the first term of our various local UBL competitions.

All these comps have been producing highly competitive games, showcasing the great local talent we have here in Greater Springfield.

With places opening up in the second half of the season for U12 players, now is the time to get in contact and reserve a spot by emailing comps@pioneersbasketball.net.

After concluding the U12 Girls and Boys trials, our U16 Boys head to State Champs in what will be many of the players’ first experience at this level of tournament.

Coming off a very successful season (heading into semi-finals, at time of writing), the team hopes to emulate the older boys who medalled at the recent U18 State Champs.

Next in line, we are hosting the Beat the Police 2.0 3X3 tournament – partnering with ICYS and The Y – a fun day of competition helping bridge the gap between local youth and police.

The Pioneers are also involved with the opening of Silver Jubilee Park on Saturday, April 22, providing on-court activities throughout the day.

Reegan Lumley.

Closing out the month, another first for our Association will be the launch of our Senior Representative program which sees us joining the QSL Youth League.

A part of the QLD State League, our Women’s and Men’s teams will not only be on the road but as an Association we are hosting our home games right here in Greater Springfield.

The teams are ready to go after an almost two-month build-up, and can’t wait to represent our community on this big stage!

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– June Tahata

CEO, Pioneers Basketball

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.