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WINNERS: Andrew Rendalls, Kevin Globio, Shannon Slater, Jack Olive and Duncan McKenzie have proven successful in WIRAC basketball.
WINNERS: Andrew Rendalls, Kevin Globio, Shannon Slater, Jack Olive and Duncan McKenzie have proven successful in WIRAC basketball. Gerard Walsh

BASKETBALL: Fresh off the back of news the Warwick Wildcats will enter three teams in the Big Q League, ballers have further reason to celebrate with the start of the term four competition at the WIRAC courts.

Starting on October 4, the competition allows men and women to compete in an experienced or more social environment, with a gold and silver league.

WIRAC centre manager David Jordan said the competition allowed for players of all levels to come down and enjoy the sport.

"The gold league will allow experienced players and representative standard players the chance to play in an organised fashion,” Mr Jordan said.

"The level of competition can be off-putting for some, which is why we have included a silver league formore social-based players.

"Until then, everyone is welcome to come down to WIRAC at 6pm for scrimmage play.”

The gold competition willtip-off at 6pm each night and silver at 7pm, with games running until mid-December.

Mr Jordan said the term four program will add to the positive strides made for the sport in the region.

"We're always working with the Warwick Basketball Association to lift the profile of grass-roots basketball,” he said.

"We aim to provide as much support for players in the area as possible.”

It was confirmed yesterday by Wildcats teamcoordinator Jay Clarkduring the week Warwick would field a reserve-grade, A-grade and women's team in the inaugural staging of the Big Q League.

Players can either register as a team or an individual to be placed in a team.

One initial payment of $30 (includes one game fee) is to be made, with a $5 fee a game played thereafter.

Registration forms can be obtained from the front desk at WIRAC.

The Brisbane Bullets hosted the Illawarra Hawks in a NBL pre-season game last night.

For the full match report, head to www.warwickdaily news.com.au/sport.

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