Mendi Fire Academy

Investing in the Future

The Townsville Fire believes strongly in investing in the talent of our region. We seek to find local talent, develop local talent and provide programs that are about more than just basketball, but develop academic athletes off the court. The Academy operates September through to March each year, with applications opening in July.

The program provides 

  • Fortnightly on-court sessions with Fire players and coaching staff
  • Strength & Conditioning sessions
  • Off – Court team building activities with the Australian Defence Force 
  • Fitness testing 
  • A meet and greet with the entire JCU Townsville Fire with a Q&A session
  • Off-Court activities with James Cook University, Mendi and the QFES
  • Attendance to each home game across the season

Our Academy Programs have had huge success with many players going on and fulfilling their dream to becoming a professional athlete and playing in the WNBL.