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PRESENTATION NIGHT AWARDS

Most valued award of the night
Clubperson of the Year
Junior - Reece Fensom
Senior - Adrian van Eke

Referee's Encouragement Award - Harrison Peters

Northern Junior League - 2014
U16 women - 2014 NJL WINNERS!
Best Team Player – Salem Edwards
Most Improved – Erin Cattle
Best Defensive – Hannah Rushbymore
Trophys Galore

PRESENTATION NIGHT

Ballina Basketball Association Presentation Night was held last Saturday night. With 138 people in attendance with heaps of awards, great food and entertainment everyone had a very enjoyable evening. Our guest speaker C J Bruton was extremely entertaining and enlightening with his stories of his basketball career. Camera’s worked overtime, with many awards presented.more

JUNIOR BASKETBALL TUESDAY 14th OCTOBER

Junior Basketball will continue tonight everyone will get to play and the last week of the muster will continue U12/14 Girls and boys 4:15
U16/18 girls/Boys 6:30. Bring along your friends. Hopefully both grades will be split into Men's and Women's this season.more

UNDER 16 WOMEN WIN NJL TITLE

Ballina U16 girls take the hard path…
At around 1.30 last Saturday afternoon things didn’t look great for the Ballina girls U16 basketball team. After a successful regular season with a record of eleven wins from twelve games the girls had come to the finals week-end with high hopes for a championship win but after a major semi-final belting (59 – 37) from their arch rivals Quirindi, that champiomore

CJ BRUTON CAMP -DON'T MISS OUT

C J BRUTON CAMP ALL LOCAL SHIELD PLAYERS WELCOME
CJ Bruton, Australia’s most winning point guard, is hosting an intensive basketball clinic for young aspiring athletes in the Northern Rivers region. CJ’s professional achievements are testament to his basketball abilities - 2 x Olympian, Commonwealth gold medalist and Australian Boomers captain, and 6 x NBL Champion. CJ has coached NBA players,more

LOCAL SHIELD DATES as at 22/2/2014

Round Age Venue Date
1 U/12 Ballina 6th April
U14 Ballina 4th May
2 U/12 Yamba 11th May
U14 Yamba 15th June
3 U/12 Byron Bay 20th July
U14 Byron Bay 3rd August
4 U/12 Grafton 17th August
U14 Grafton 31st August
FINALS U10/12 Lismore 7th September
U14 Lismore 14th Septembermore

U 12's and U14's MIXED COMP

Please make sure you check your teams as all teams have been changed to combine Men and Women in this division We have tried to make each team as even as possible and hopefully there will be no more changes to the teams.more

NOTICE of BALLINA BASKETBALL ANNUAL AGM

Ballina Basketball Association Annual General Meeting - Monday 23rd June 2014 at 7.00pm.
Meeting Venue: Southern Cross School – Chickiba Drive, East Ballina
All Ballina Basketball members and players are invited to attend the meeting. The Ballina Basketball Association is in need of more people to assist with the running of Ballina Basketball.more

The Jayco Australian Opals return to the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence in Canbe

Belinda Snell and Marianna Tolo return for their first involvement in the Jayco Opals campaign to the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women after successful seasons in Europe.

Completing her second season in France, Tolo helped her Bourges team reach the LFB French League Finals and Euroleague Semi Finals, while Cayla Francis has been named in the squad after a strong campaign for Nantes.

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Men's A and A Reserve comp

Due to the amount of teams competing in our Winter Men�s comp Ballina Basketball Association will be introducing a new structure to build a stronger association and competition. We look forward to your participation, we hope everyone embraces this new structure and will enjoy being part of our migration toward our future.
1. There are 12 nominated teams in our competition.
2. These teams armore

NORTH COAST SHIELD U12 THIS WEEKEND

The second round of the North Coast Shield under 12 is on this Sunday at 8.00am at Yamba. We need PLAYERS urgently to make a team for this competition. Any inquiries welcome. Please call steve on 66867962 or Eva on 0428874346 Thankyoumore

WEEK 2 WINTER COMP

For the MEN there will be another scrimmage on this Monday night (5th May) from 6.00pm till 8.00pm at the Southern Cross School Stadium. Any new players or teams please attend to organise a possible A & B grade competition. Cost is $5 per player and team application forms will be handed out. For the Juniors on Tuesday night (6th)more

NORTH COAST SHIELD U 14 Draw Sunday 4th MAY

Ballina Basketball Association host the first round of North Coast Local Shield Under 14's Sunday May 4th.
U14 men will play at the Alstonville Sport and Leisure Center from 8am.
All U12 girls games will be played at the Southern Cross high School Gym. PLEASE read the draw belowmore

BALLINA GUEST SPEAKER

When Chris spoke at our Annual Presentation night to engaged us with his passion and the fact that he grew up never being selected in any state or representative teams.

He spoke us his complete dedication to the games and his hunger to achieve. Going the local gym each day and trains for long hours hoping to improve his game. He must be inspiration to all budding young playersmore

LOCAL SHIELD Under 14's FIRST ROUND at BALLiNA

Please contact Steve if your child turns 13 this year.
Weekend Sunday Ballina host the first round of the u 14 Men and Women's local shield. Games will be played at Southern Cross and Alstonville and we need all hands on board if you are able to give a few hours or all day your time will be welcomed please ring Steve on 66867962. All draws on this site under Draws, Sunday, Local Shieldmore

Junior BASKETBALL

This week we will be playing the first round of the final for junior basketball. Because of gym not be1ing available last week the finals structure will be 1 V 4 and the following week the winners will play in the grand finals. Good Luck to all team competing.more

COUNTRY PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CAMP

For Registered NSW Country Athletes Under 14 16 & 18’s Boys and Girls

4 Day live in Camps with Expertse Coaching APRIL 20th to 23rd Grafton

Further details please contact John Martin (CDP Coordinator) on either
(02) 4422 1946, 0419 225 273. Email: john_marn@nswbasketball.net.au
or Paul Masters on either 6332 5099 , 0419 989 795.
Email: westernreds1@gmail.commore

EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED FOR ALL COACHES

NSW COUNTRY COACHES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME April 20th to 23rd Grafton Further details please contact John Marn (CDP Coordinator) on either
(02) 4422 1946, 0419 225 273. Email: john_marn@nswbasketball.net.au
or Paul Masters on either 6332 5099 , 0419 989 795.
Email: westernreds1@gmail.commore

2014 NJL DATES DIVISION 2

ALL BALLINA TEAMS WILL BE COMPETING IN DIVISION 2 NJL IN 2014.
This decision has been taken because we want to keep the association as one group allowing families with more than one child the opportunity to only have to commit once a month over the NJL season. The following dates are the dates NSW Basketball have chosen for all Division teams. Speak to your team managers re accommodation.more

BUNNING BBQ DATES for 2014

Ballina Basketball have now been given two dates for Bunning BBQ days
11th April
9th November
This opportunity is given to your association to enable us to generate fund to assist with accommodation and fuel for each hard working coach who gives up their time in showing the dedicate to coach your child. in basketball. Therefore your assist is required where possible on these very few dates.more

NJL TRAINING FOR 2014

To all athletes representing Ballina and competing in The Northern Junior League this season. There will be a training day on every Thursday 4:30 to 6:00 at the southern Cross Stadium East Ballina. All athletes Must attend.more

JuNIOR COMP UPDATES

ALL JUNIOR PLAYERS
PLEASE NOTE: Our outdoor games are working well and everyone seems happy with this set up, unfortunately there seems to be a little congestion commencing the first game on time. Therefore we have made a change in time slots for the outdoor games as to remove any confusion at the desk. This will allow the first game on Court 1 (inside) to be underway whilst fees are being pamore

PRESENTATION NIGHT 2014 WHAT A GREAT SUCCESS

What a fantastic night with over 130 people attending, it was wonderful to see so much people supporting the Ballina Basketball Association.

Our Guest speakers were brilliant whilst Thalo Green spoke all eyes and ears where upon him, his talk was motivate, inspirational and passionate. You could have heard a pin drop. We need more ambassadors like Thalo to our sport. EXCELLENT INSIGHT TO OUR SPmore

U12 GIRLS WIN NORTH COAST SHIELD

Ballina U12 girls last weekend took out the North Coast Local Shield. Although they were relatively unexperienced when they entered the competition only having two players that had been playing before this season, they showed what hard work and tenacity can achieve. The girl’s game was highlighted by the strength of their defence, at time not even allowing their opponents to get the ball over hamore

U18 Men WIN NJL GRAND FINAL

In an outstanding game the U18 Men presented a truly brilliant and united performance to win the Div 2 NJL Grand Final in Grafton this weekend.
Coming up against Bellingen in the semi-finals they struggled with a large injection of nerves which they found hard to overcome. With perseverance they eventually came out on top, paving the way for the Grand Final performance we all knew theymore

U 16 MEN's NJL Result

Last weekend the U/16 men’s team represented Ballina at the NJL semis at Grafton. Seeded 4th, they went into the game as underdogs but showed some real resilience against a very big Port Macquarie side. The team put forward a truly collective effort with all six players contributing greatly to an amazing game.
Tom Woolley who was dynamic both ends of the court top scored with 23 points while Isamore

TOT BALL for 5,6 and 7 YEARS MIXED MINBALL MONDAYS

Our TOT Ball programe will commence in term two catering for our younger players aged from 5 to 7 years. We look forward to offering our youngsters the opportunity to enjoy learning about basketball with the emphasis on FUN.more

FREE LEVEL 0 REFEREE'S COURSE

FREE TO ALL BALLINA REGISTERED PLAYERS affiliated players and players from other associations a $10:00 fee will apply. LEVEL 0 REFEREE’s COURSE, for Beginners or if your wish to update your skills. Without referee’s we unable to play. Date: Saturday 25th February Time: 9:00am -12:00pm Place: K12 School gym Bring: Your joggers, own Whistle and a water bottle Course Coor

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AUSSIE HOOPS IS BACK

Ballina Basketball Association will recommence its AUSSIE HOOPS Program on Monday 6th February  at 4:30pm, and then every following Monday.   If you are interested or know of anyone interested please come along and join in the fun!!!   Be taught basic skills and learn the rules and how to play our great game.

Luke Flynn will be in charge of our Aussie Hoops program. Luke has vast awareness of the game and also a great understanding of both the defence and offence aspects of the game. Luke first started playing Basketball in Ballina with the  Aussie-Hoops programe and is only to willing to share his knowledge of the game. Luke now represents Ballina in our U20’s Men’s.

Cost $5:00 per night.  + NSW registration  $55:00 second child from same family $10:00 discount.  This registration last for 12 months

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PRESENTAION NIGHT A HUGE SUCCESS

First of all thank you to Jo Hicks for putting the night together.

117 people turned out to celebrate a magnificent 2011 Representative and domestic season. Mayor Phill Silver attended and gave us an update on the Indoor Sporting facilities for Ballina.

Congratulations to all those who won awards and were lucky enough to be presented with them by Gold Coast Blaze players James Harvey and Chris Golding. Brilliant just having them with us, for the evening festivities it was a huge buzz for everyone. Lots of photo’s being taken. 

A great night was had by all, the cake was delicious Steve and the music wonderful Kayanne.

Thank you to all the committee, players, referees, parents, partners, spectators and everyone that has supported us throughout 2011.

Don't forget our School holidays camp, if we do not get numbers by Friday it may be cancelled so get in fast.  Second Family member half price.  All welcome

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BALLINA BRING HOME TWO NJL TITLES

Under 14’s Men and Under 16’swin NJL Titles.

Ballina Northern Junior League travelled to Tamworth this weekend with FOUR teams completing in the finals weekend. U12, U14, U16 and U18 men teams all finished in the top four teams in their division. A truly brilliant effort by all teams involved for an association the only operates from a one court high school gym.  Fantastic effort and congregation to all players who completed.  Well Done Click Here For Photos.

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PHOTOS FROM UNDER 16 AGAINST BELLINGER

Under 16's Men NJL Champions 2011. Congratulations it was a great effort. Click here for more photos..

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Notice Board - Sidebar

NEW SENIOR SUMMER SEASON COMMENCING Monday 22 October 2014 for Senior Mens Division (Monday night-Thursday night) and Womens Division (Wednesday night).

Contact Lynne on 0404016604 or Steve 66867962

NEW JUNIOR WINTER SEASON COMMENCING 22 October 2014 TOT BALL  Wednedsay's 4:30 - 5:30pm (5,6, 7 years old)

MINI Ball Monday 4:30 to 6:00pm  (8, 9, 10 years)

Junior competitions U12's - U18's Tuesday afternoons 4:15 - 9:30pm

CONTACT:  Eva on 0428 874346 or Steve on 66867962

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