beecroft Featured News / May 22nd, 2017

Taipans CEO awarded with top honour

CQUNIVERSITY Cairns Taipans CEO and Cairns Basketball President Mark Beecroft has taken out the top honour at Basketball Queensland’s 2016 Awards, and been recognised for his service to sport and the basketball community. The Service to Basketball Award is granted

tev Featured News / May 13th, 2017

Off-Season Report: Marlins hit the road

The Cairns Marlins secured their second consecutive win last weekend, defeating the South West Metro Pirates 108-79 at the Fishtank, behind solid performances from the Taipans squad. Alex Loughton, Anthony Fisher, Tevin Jackson and Damon Heuir all started for the

Untitled-1 Featured News / May 4th, 2017

Off-Season Update: QBL & NZNBL

THE Queensland Basketball League season began in Cairns this weekend, with the Marlins hosting the Townsville Heat for the first game of the year. Taipans Alex Loughton, Damon Heuir and DP’s Anthony Fisher and Tevin Jackson were standouts in the

egwu Club News / April 28th, 2017


THE CQUniversity Cairns Taipans are pleased to announce that import big Nnanna Egwu will be returning to the Far North Queensland club for the 2017/18 NBL season. Egwu proved to be a surprise package last year, making his mark on

A4 Featured News / April 27th, 2017

Cairns Basketball set for major upgrade

THE stomping grounds of Cairns Basketball and the Taipans’ training venue will undergo major redevelopment, thanks to a $1.5 million election commitment from the Coalition Government, as part of a wider $3 million project. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has welcomed

jw Featured News / April 7th, 2017

Weeks to make QBL debut with Marlins

CQUniversity Cairns Taipans point guard Jarrad Weeks will be joining the Skytrans Cairns Marlins this season, in his first QBL campaign. The 27-year old had informal discussions with Cairns Basketball throughout his first season with the Taipans, and the Marlins

loughz Club News / April 7th, 2017

Loughton to return to Marlins

Championship-winner Alex Loughton will return to the Skytrans Cairns Marlins this year as an injury replacement for Stephen Weigh, who will miss the beginning of the QBL season. Weigh has been diagnosed with a minor pre-stress fracture in his foot

cg03 Featured News / April 4th, 2017

Taipans Tracker: Off-Season Report

RUSSIA: Cameron Gliddon AFTER another solid NBL season, Cam Gliddon picked up an exciting contract in the Russia’s VTB – bringing the Cairns captain late in their campaign to hope drive them to the playoffs. Despite only playing a handful

sw Featured News / March 29th, 2017

Stevie Weigh commits to Cairns Marlins

CQUniversity Cairns Taipans vice-captain and Rockhampton superstar Stephen Weigh will make his highly anticipated return to the QBL with the Skytrans Cairns Marlins this year. The 30-year old forward joins the reigning QBL champions on the back of another impressive

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 05:  The Cairns Taipans are introduced onto the court before the start of the round five NBL match between the Cairns Taipans and the Sydney Kings at Cairns Convention Centre on November 5, 2016 in Cairns, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images) Club News / March 20th, 2017


The 2017 NBL Free Agency period has commenced today, with all Clubs now able to submit paperwork for the signing of new and existing players. All contract options whether sitting with the player or the Club have been confirmed prior