Hoops Capital unveils details of exciting Future Flames program

May 21, 2024 | Sydney Flames news

Hoops Capital is excited to unveil the details of its female pathway program, Future Flames – run in partnership with Harvey Norman.

The goal of the program – which was launched in February and developed with Basketball NSW – is to bridge the gap between the rising talent in NSW and foster a connection to the Sydney Flames.

Including, providing access to professional-level coaching, strength and conditioning programmes, mentorship and an acute understanding of what it’s like to be a professional women’s basketball athlete in NSW.


The program is designed to provide aspiring and emerging elite athletes post their junior journeys in NSW with elite-level coaching, state-of-the-art training facilities, specialised strength and conditioning programs, and educational support.

This comprehensive approach aims to assist these young athletes in transitioning from the elite junior level to the professional ranks, refining their skills, optimising their physical performance, and equipping them with the necessary knowledge and tools for success moving forward.

Sydney Flames assistant coach Renae Garlepp will be the head of the Future Flames program.

“I am incredibly excited to be able to assist in providing this opportunity to the vast amount of talent we have in NSW,” said Garlepp, who herself is a NSW junior starting her career in Illawarra.

“As we embark on this journey to support NSW players after their junior basketball experience, we recognise the immense talent across the state.


“Through state teams, SPP [state performance program], and their associations, they’ve already laid the foundation for success.

“Now, it’s our privilege to assist in guiding them towards their next steps into senior basketball.”


This is a competitive program, aimed at women aged 18+ who have finished school and are elite former junior talent in NSW.

There will be a strict cap of 20 players in the program.

We are currently asking for nominations from NBL1 clubs, associations and returning college players who are interested in being Future Flames.

We will select a group of athletes to compete in a trial and selection process (outlined below).

We will be hosting an open gym and information session about Future Flames at Hoops Capital East on:

–          Thursday, June 6 from 10am to 12pm.

–          Thursday, June 13 from 10am to 12pm.

The expectation is that those who are committed to the program will be available weekly from July 4 to September 5 from 10am to 12pm at Hoops Capital East, Moore Park.

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Future Flames structure

Phase one: Future Flames workouts

This is an opportunity to bring together emerging talent playing in NBL1 East or returning from the United States college system over break.

The program runs from July to September and involves;

–          Flames style training sessions once a week for 8-10 weeks – with elite-level scrimmages.

–          Strength and conditioning programs for athletes.

–          Education provided covering goal setting, mindset and nutrition.

–          Uniforms provided.

Phase two: Flames connection with Basketball NSW

This is an opportunity to provide increased reach across the state, while engaging with the top talent in NSW.

This program focuses on the NSW under 20 state team.

This runs from October to February and includes;

–          Access to training facilities for the team.

–          Elite player strength and conditioning programming for players in preparation for the national championships.

–          Access to the Flames coaching staff.

–          Each under 20s player will be paired with a current Flames player for mentoring.

–          Behind-the-scenes access to Flames training sessions.

–          Flames tickets.

Registrations close Wednesday, May 29 at 5pm AEST.