“Come Train With Us” WNBL Experience


The Deakin Melbourne Boomers invite applications for a special development program to be held on 19-22 January 2023.



The “Come Play With Us” WNBL experience consists of three days immersion into the life of a WNBL Athlete and insights on what it takes to play professional basketball.


Lead by Tess Madgen (Boomers Academy Head Coach and Opals Captain) this program is tailored for elite junior females to experience a professional WNBL athlete environment.  The experience includes unprecedented access to athletes including Cayla George, Tiffany Mitchell and Kristy Wallace.


Coaches for the program will include Micaela Cocks (NZ International and 3-time WNBL Champion), Lilly Scanlon (Melbourne Boomers) and Bella Niven-Brown (Melbourne Boomers).



The 3-day program structure consists of:


Day 1 and 2:

  • Personal sessions with Tess Madgen, Cayla George, Tiffany Mitchell and Kristy Wallace
  • On-court skill assessment and development
  • On-Court game simulation
  • Video analysis
  • Recovery, Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning
  • Lunch with the Boomers team

Day 3 – WNBL Game Day

  • Attendance at WNBL game as guests of Boomers (vs Bendigo Spirit)
  • Pre-game preparation including opposition analysis
  • Access to game day tactics
  • Game debrief



Application Process:

This program is suitable for:

  • Players aged 12-16yo
  • Advanced players


You are required to complete the application form below and send this to Tess Madgen at tess@melbourneboomers.com.au by Wednesday 21 December 2023.


Space is limited to 30 players for the program.



Jan 19-20: 9-4pm at Melbourne Sports Centre Parkville (Boomers training centre next to Melbourne Zoo)

Jan 22:  12- 6pm at Melbourne Sports Centre Parkville – Deakin Melbourne Boomers vs Bendigo Spirit


Registration Fee:

The registration fee is $890.  There is an early bird offer of $799 for registrations received (and paid) by 15 December.


The registration fee includes:
  • All coaching and program resources
  • Lunch on Day 1 and 2
  • Boomers membership for 22/23 season
  • Academy Uniform