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UNDER 14 GIRLS COMPETITION UPDATE

Due to a drop in participants in the under 14 girls age group the only way we can ensure the competition is sustainable for the remainder of the season is to reduce the competition to three teams.

As a result of this the Bushrangers yellow team will become a bye and the remaining players will be spread across the remaining three teams.

This effectively means each team will have a bye every three weeks. To compensate for this the club will provide each player with one free drink each game for the remainder of the season, whilst we understand the girls would much rather have a game each week this is the only way we can see the season finishing.

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2017 SUMMER SEASON
 
Wallan Basketball is please to announce that registrations for our 2017 Summer Season, will open on Wednesday 12th July. The next season will start on the 15th October 2016 and will run through Term 4 of 2016 and Term 1 of 2017. 
 
Please note that there are some important changes to registrations for the next season;
 
1. We will be running a Early Bird Offer from Wednesday 12th July to Sunday 12th August any registration after this will pay a higher fee.
 

Ages 8 to 10 PRICES

 

EARLY BIRD

AFTER 12TH AUG

1st Child

$100.00

$135.00

2nd Child

$90.00

$125.00

3rdChild

$80.00

$115.00

 

 

Ages 11 and up

 

EARLY BIRD

AFTER 12th AUG

1st Child

$165.00 

$200.00

2nd Child

$145.00

$180.00

3rdChild

$125.00

$160.00

 

 
2. Registrations will close Friday 16th September 2016 (excluding Vicinity Aussie Hoops), registrations after this date will be placed on a waiting list. 
 
3. The 2017 Summer Season will see the introduction of a singlet hire fee; we will have a singlet day on the 8th October (times to be advised) this fee will be $20 of which will be fully refunded upone return of the singlet.
 
You can download a copy of the 2017 Summer Season information sheet by clicking here
 
For any further information please contact wallanbasketball@gmail.com
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MID SEASON UPDATE 
As we hit mid year we thought it would be a good time to have a look at where competitions are at..
 
Domestic.
We are in the throws of an unusually large season as we transition to a summer/winter season structure. It causing a bit of fatigue and some drop off in certain ages that will need attention but we feel the comp will be better off in the short to medium term with the change in season timing. 
 
Its been great seeing new faces helping out in the canteen for half hour here ad there and more parents taking the plunge and scoring. These are critical activities that require parent involvement.  
 
The big thing to look out for is the open forum we are looking to run toward the end of school holidays regarding the future of our association. We will discuss topic like how to build a sustainable girls comp, moving to A/B grades in all ages, team selection, representative transition etc. We will be inviting neighbouring associations and BVC with an open mind to how we might work more broadly to build the game and our club working with other associations. We would love your input in this open discussion.
  • Aussie Hoops and U10 - We continue to see growth in the youngsters in what is a long season for them. 
  • U12/14 boys - continues to thrive and is the benchmark for the future of the club. We are planning for strong numbers in A and B grades for these age groups next season.
  • U16 boys - After getting close to an A/B split we have seen numbers drop off and have two teams with only 6 players and regularly only getting 4 or 5 show up while two other teams get full squads each week.. We will do our best to address it but the inconsistency makes it difficult. We are exploring ways to get creative and make an A-grade comp for 14-16 year olds for next season in the hope it is more engaging and sustains numbers.
  • U19 - the self sustaining group has been great fun to watch. We are looking at what we do hear age wise with the interconnection with the new senior domestic comp.
  • U12/14 Girls - we continue to face challenges with girls comps sustainability. We have tried many things in the past 5 years or so with some success but once again we struggle as the girls get older. Its something we are discussing with close by associations who are having similar issues and are looking at more broader solutions. Unfortunately U14 girls will have to move to a three team comp to be able to finish the season.  
As we grow its getting harder to get the right balance and to get our eyes across everything. We are looking for a couple of passionate parents who would like to get involved in helping the development and running Saturday domestic. Reach out if you are interested.  
 
Representative
Well its shaping as an promising season for the Panthers. We have a record number of teams and Friday nights at the stadium can be a great night out.
  • U12 - Our 12-1 boys are fighting hard in junior league and currently sit 4th, a game off second. 12-2s are getting a great intro to representative basketball and are sitting nicely in 5th.  The U12 girls are surprising everyone and having a ball doing it, they sit in 6th.
  • U14 - Our future looks great with this lot at the forefront. In a very tight comp our 14-1 boys are 5th but a game off second. 14-2s are flying and sit on top of the ladder having only lost once. The 14-1 girls are in a tight tussle but hold down 2nd spot. 14-2 girls give it all each week and are 7th but a game off 4th....
  • U16 - Its been a disrupted season for the age group but both teams keep pushing on. The 16-1 boys are on a roller coaster having beaten 3 of the top 4 but sitting in 7th yet only two games out of 4th, some big games ahead. 16-2s are in 4th but coming off a win against top team and will be a big chance if they can keep it together.
  • U18/20 - What can we say, both teams playing great ball and sitting on top of the ladder in 1st place. Makes us excited for future CBL seasons. 
So we have 3 of 11 teams on top and nearly all teams right in contention. 
 
A special call out to our budding rep players too, the Cubs, our U10 groups preparing themselves for September try-outs and competing proudly in a few tournaments so far this year.
 
Again with the size of growth in rep we are looking for one or two passionate parents from all those younger age teams to come get involved in running our rep program. Please reach out on email if you are keen to get involved.   
 
Senior
We are into our first senior domestic season which is good learning for us. The review at seasons end with all involved will be a critical one with recent changes to CBL rules meaning it will be the feeder comp for future CBL teams. 
 
CBL pre-season kicks off in earnest in the coming weeks, we certainly look forward to the 'Jungle' coming back to life over summer.

                                                           

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WALLAN BASKETBALL

OPEN FORUM

An open forum regarding the future of our association. We will discuss topics like how to build a sustainable girls comp, moving to A/B grades in all ages, team selection, representative transition etc.

We will also be inviting neighbouring associations and BVC with an open mind to how we might work more broadly to build the game and our club working with other associations.

We would love your input in this open discussion.

SUNDAY 10th JULY 3.00PM to 5.00PM

R.B.ROBSON STADIUM