Hawks WABL 2022 & State Champs 2021  NOW CLOSED

Thank you for your interest in having your child represent Perry Lakes Hawks.

This page will continue to be updated with information regarding WABL 2022 & 2021 State Champs including trial registrations, trial dates, team announcements and training information.

Please read all the information below so you are aware of all the information before registering your child for Perry Lakes Hawks Trials.


Updated 11th November 2021


When teams are finalised they will be announced here.


WABL – The WA Basketball League (WABL) is WA’s representative junior basketball competition. Basketball associations (clubs) from Perth, the Hills, Rockingham, Mandurah, and Bunbury field teams in this competition.

Each club is invited to enter up to four teams (10 players per team) in each of the following age categories, boys and girls:

  • U12 (players born in 2011/2012)
  • U14 (players born in 2009/2010)
  • U16 (players born in 2007/2008)
  • U18 (players born in 2005/2006)
  • U20 (boys only – players born in 2003/2004)


STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS -The Basketball WA State Championships is a series of carnivals that run over four weekends from the end of November through to mid-December.

Every Perth-based and country-based basketball association (club) is invited to enter in each of the following age groups, girls and boys.

  • U11 (players born in 2011/2012)
  • U13 (players born in 2009/2010)
  • U15 (players born in 2007/2008)
  • U17 (players born in 2005/2006)
  • U19 (players born in 2003/2004)

Hawks use State Championships as the First Phase of the WABL Team Selection process for the upcoming year.

In previous years Hawks would accommodate athletes wanting to play State Championships only not WABL, unfortunately this is not the case in 2021.

We ask that you please do not nominate your child for selection in a 2021 Hawks State Champs team if you are not also intending to nominate for WABL selection in 2022.


Unfortunately, in 2021 we cannot accommodate this.

We ask that you please do not register your child to trial for a 2021 Perry Lakes Hawks State Champs team if you are not also intending to nominate for WABL selection in 2022.

If your child intends to play dual sports during the season, please make the club aware.

We don’t want teams put at a disadvantage and a solution may can be organised.  Eg train on positions

This year there will be no link for WABL only registrations.

It is expected that all athletes wanting to trial for Hawks WABL 2022 Team will play State Champs.

Only Hawks WABL 2021 Athletes who do not play State Champs will receive an invitation to the January Closed WABL Trial.


State Championships is held over four weekends.

The ‘State Titles’ weekend (Friday 10 to Sunday 12 December) features the top (Division 1) U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19 girls and boys team from every club.

All other teams compete over the following ‘State Champs’ weekends:

  • U13 and U15 Boys (Division 2 and 3) – Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November
  • U11, U13, U15, U17, U19 Girls (Division 2 and 3) – Friday 26 to Sunday 28 November
  • U11, U17 and U19 Boys (Division 2 and 3) – Friday 3 to Sunday 5 December

* Friday games are played after school hours (so there is no need for players to take the day off school)

Our 2021 State Champs trials will be open trials. (Phase 1 of WABL 2022 trials)

Any player can register for, and attend these trials so long as they are born in the following years:

  • 2011/2012   (U11 age group)
  • 2009/2010 (U13 age group)
  • 2007/2008 (U15 age group)
  • 2005/2006 (U17 age group)
  • 2003/2004 (U19 age group)

All players will be required to pay the following:

  • Trial fee – $30 for Phase 1
  • State Champs fee (if selected) – ~$150 TBC
  • Uniform items (if selected and don’t already have these)
    • Blue playing shorts $45
    • Black training shorts $35
    • Training Reversible singlet, $35

If your child wishes to wear a jumper or warmup top while warming up for a WABL game, it must be a Perry Lakes Hawks warm-up top ($50)

  • WABL Trial Fee of $30 for Phase 2
  • WABL Registration Fee of $475 approx TBC
  • $35 Basketball Australia Player Registration fee
  • Game Fee – $10 per player per game (the WABL regular season has 18 games)
  • Spectators are charged $3 entry


  • 15-20 minutes early so your name can be marked off and players can receive their trial number.


  • The correct size basketball for your age. Please ensure it is clearly labelled with your named & preferably phone number too. U11’s Size 5, U13’s Size 6, all other girls age groups size 6 and all other boys age groups size 7.
  • A filled water bottle(or 2)
  • Your mouthguard(these are compulsory for games and training)


  • Wear a Hawks Reversible singlet( or a light & dark T Shirt if you do not have a reversible Singlet)

Hawks reversible may be purchase online at the Hawks Shop…..

  • Black Hawks Shorts or other basketball shorts with NO POCKETS.


Click here to visit our Hawks Shop

Trial information – will either come through Gameday(sporting Pulse) or via the Hawks Office.

Teams will be announced on the Perry Lakes Website and all Social channels will communicate this.

No emails will be sent out with team announcements.

Please remember to be patient with the process it’s a huge job, and we all volunteer our time to allow the children to play basketball.


Our 2022 WABL trials will be closed trials. Please DO NOT share the registration link with friends as this could be embarrassing for them when they are turned away.

Only invited players can attend these trials.

All players who achieve selection as a player or Train on in a Perry Lakes Hawks State Champs team or players who played WABL in 2021 with Hawks BUT were unable to play 2021 STATE CHAMPS due to injury or unavailability, will receive an invitation to these trials.

All other invitations will be via application ( email Hawks@hawksbasketball.com.au) and/or at our discretion.

All players in the U12 & U14 age groups need to be playing in our Junior Domestic Competition, also preferred that U16 play in the Junior Competition.

This will help increase the players skill level. Eligibility checks will be run to confirm these players are complying with these requirements.

All players are expected to abide by our players’ code of conduct.

Players are expected to attend all scheduled training sessions unless unwell. Injured players are still expected to attend training.

All parents are expected to register (link in the registration section) and attend one Information session prior to State Championships.

All Parents are expected to abide by our parents and spectators’ codes of conduct and our zero-tolerance behaviour policy.

Parents are expected to score during State Champs and the WABL Season and are rostered on by Team Managers. Generally, parents will only be required to score one or two game per Season however this depends on the length of the Season. (Training courses will be provided prior to the start of the season.)

A Tablet is used, as in our  Junior Competition games, so most families will already be familiar with this.

Usually, the Visiting team uses the Tablet, and the “Home” team is responsible for timing games – stopping the clock each time the Referee blows their whistle or re-starting the clock when games resume. A game could last for about an hour and 30 minutes, much longer than a Domestic game.

Every team requires a parent to volunteer as team manager

WABL is a representative competition where players are selected over others. If selected in a WABL team, players are expected to honour that selection and prioritise their WABL commitments over their commitment to other sports. Players are expected to attend every training session and every game, even if injured.

The WABL pre-season  starts in early February with one session per week. All players are expected to attend all training sessions without exception.

The WABL grading tournaments are held at the end of February/early March. The grading tournaments for most age groups are held on two days over consecutive weekends. (i.e. Saturday on weekend 1, Sunday on weekend 2.)

At the completion of the WABL grading tournaments, all teams continue to train once a week.

The WABL regular season starts on the final Sunday of the Term 1 school holidays. One game per week is played every Sunday for 18 weeks (with a one week break during the July school holidays).

WABL finals  run for three weeks after the regular season concludes.

In summary, the time commitment for WABL is significant


WABL  is played on Sunday’s between 7.30am- 6pm , depending on court availability at venues.

The season is played at home (Bendat basketball Centre) and away at venues from Joondalup to Mundaring and as far south as Bunbury.

Once all State Champs Teams have been selected we will be holding Parent Meetings for the parents of players selected to represent Hawks in a State Champs Team.

The dates and times will be advised later but will be held in late October at Bendat Basketball Centre.

Yes there is! Click here for the WABL Handbook

If you have any questions about Hawks WABL for 2022 or 2021 State Champs trials and selections, please direct them to jenny@hawksbasketball.com.au BUT please ensure you have read all the information above before emailing.



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