Hoops Capital launches game day photography internship program

June 16, 2023 | Sydney Flames news

For any up-and-coming photographer, that would like to be around a professional sports setting for a day, this is your opportunity.

Hoops Capital is thrilled to launch its photography internship program, allowing talented shooters to experience the excitement of a Sydney Flames and Kings game day.


Throughout the combined 25 home matches, between the Flames and Kings at Quaycentre and Qudos Bank Arena, the harbour city club will allow you behind-the-scenes access to shoot everything from pre-game warm-ups to fan excitement and the elite basketball games themselves.

“Our game days are second to none in Australian basketball and we’re excited to be able to tip-off this new photography internship program, which will give aspiring shooters invaluable first-hand experience,” Hoops Capital CEO Sean Nicholls said.

“Our media team capture amazing content at both our Kings and Flames games and learning from them, in a fast-paced game day setting, will go a long way in developing their skills in this field.

“At Hoops Capital, we’re excited to help the next generation chase their dreams, on and off the court, and this is another step in proving that.”


During the whole experience, you will be working closely with and learning from the club’s talented media team, including video and photo lead Sam Tolhurst.

“Throughout the course of my career, I’ve been fortunate enough to have had fantastic mentors, who’ve provided me with invaluable advice and guidance,” Tolhurst said. 

“Now, in my third season with the Kings, it feels like the right time to pay it forward.  

“I’m excited to connect with the next generation of shooters and help them along their path to success.  

“I look forward to connecting with you all soon.” 

To register your interest in the unpaid program, please submit your details here.

While program participants can select preferences for dates, successful candidates will be allocated games based on agreed availability throughout the 2023-24 seasons.