Basketball Academy

Welcome to the Fairhills High School Basketball Academy

The Fairhills Basketball Academy aims to develop the leadership, athletic and academic potential of our players.  Players are provided with an opportunity to participate in an elite basketball development program, compete in two major school competitions and be invited to try out for state school-sports teams. Senior players have an opportunity to participate in:

  • refereeing, coaching, strength and conditioning & running events or competitions
  • the VET Sport and Recreation (Basketball focus) course

Students are expected to attend school regularly, uphold our school values, and honour the Student Code of Conduct.

Fairhills High School, in association with the Knox Basketball Association built a $2 million, state-of-the art Sports Stadium on the school’s property which has now become known as: W.H. Glasson Stadium.  During business hours the stadium is used for Physical Education and Sports classes, and after hours the courts are used by the Knox Basketball Association for domestic competitions and training purposes.

This highly impressive building has been designed for elite basketball programs and competitions.



 The stadium consists of:

  • two professional multipurpose courts
  • a mezzanine
  • toilets (with separate ‘persons with disabilities’ facilities) Renovations to take place in 2019
  • multi storage rooms
  • staff room
  • PCA and sound system
  • Carpark

Basketball Academy Program

As part of the Physical Education Elective Design, students in Years 7-10 may enrol in the Basketball Academy Program. Each semester, students in Year 7-8 will participate in two x 30 minute training session per week at lunchtimes, whilst students in Years 9 and 10 train two x times a week for 75 minutes.

During training, players are encouraged to build fundamental motor skills, improve their personal fitness levels, develop sound offensive and defensive structures whilst positively contributing to the team environment.


There are NO ADDTIONAL FEES of enrolling into the Academy Program

Who runs the Basketball Academy?

Mr Jesse Harberger is the Head Coach of the Basketball Academy. With more than 15 years basketball experience including being a player in the Big V Youth and State Championship Men’s teams for Werribee, Victoria University Men’s basketball team, and Victorian Christian Schools Basketball team. Junior Coach with the Werribee Devils and Head Coach of under 15s Boys and Girls Victorian Christian Schools Team in 2015 and 2017 winning the championship with all teams.

Jesse also has access to many like minded coaches who assist in developing and coaching groups as needed.

Who can join?

Students that are interested in the Basketball Academy can attend a tryout session with a gift given to those students who are successful in making the team.
Enrolments are accepted throughout the year. Applicants are not expected to have any previous experience in playing basketball, however they are encouraged to be involved with organised sport outside of school if not basketball at club level.

Career Pathways

• VCE Physical Education
• VCE Health and Human Development
• VET Sport and Recreation

The skills attained by the successful completion of these programs will give students a greater knowledge base in the sports and recreation industries, which will further enhance their achievement in both VCE and VET related studies should sports, fitness, heath or physical education be their desired field of study.

Upon successful completion of each course students will receive a Certificate of Attainment.

Future Aspirations:

– State-wide Interschool Sports competition
– ‘Friendly’ matches with other schools
– All BBA students are encouraged to join one of the Knox Basketball Association clubs several of which practice in our Sports centre
– USA Basketball Tour
– Other ‘Student Agency’ initiatives

Personal Development

In addition to developing strong fundamentals and physical fitness, students will be provided with additional personal development opportunities.

As such, all academy players are required to participate in co-curricular programs being offered within the school.

Players may opt to join the Students Representatives Council, take part in school debating competitions, become trained student mediators, assist in school transition programs, referee and coach Primary School Sport teams or students may attend leadership training courses and seminars which will be delivered througout the year.

The Personal Development Program offered to students within the Academy will assist them to apply the interpersonal skills they develop both on and off the court.

Skills such as leadership, communication, overcoming adversity, positive self talk and conflict resolution are all reinforced to players as they work in teams and take on positions of responsibility in school and community life.

About Us

Fairhills High School is an inclusive and welcoming community where our students feel inspired to achieve their very best. The school offers a coeducational diverse learning experience for students from Year 7 through to Year 12. Our students are supported by talented and dedicated  staff who love what they do and know how to bring out the best in each individual. Learn what makes Fairhills High School unique by exploring our website or contacting us.

Get InTouch

+61 3 9758 5022

330 Scoresby Rd, Knoxfield Victoria Australia 3180

Fairhills High School is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K)

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