BVABA AGM - Wednesday 17th September



to be held at Vine Inn Hotel,


SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

AT 7 P.M.

All welcome

All positions declared vacant

Nominations now being taken for President, Vice President, Secretary/Statistician,

Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and BVBOA representative.

2014 'The Co-op' Barossa Settlers Junior Tournament

The Barossa Valley Amateur Basketball Association is pleased to be calling for nominations for our 2014 ‘The Co-op’ Barossa Settlers Junior Tournament, to be held in the ‘Brilliant Barossa’ Valley over the weekend of October 17th – 19th 2014, starting at 6.00pm Friday evening (if required). Full details available at

GRAND FINAL FIXTURE - Sunday 6th April


After a recent query re a junior players finals qualifications it became apparent that the relevant By-Law did not reflect the general understanding of the qualification requirements to play in the major round of the junior competitions.  To address this issue the BVABA Committee has tonight adopted the following change to the relevant By-Law with IMMEDIATE EFFECT.

EXISTING BY-LAW CLAUSE 4.3 (f)  valid to 2nd April 2014

 (f)     Once a junior player has qualified,according to 4 Limitation and Eligibility Junior (c), in an age division they may not play in a lower division within that age group.

REVISED BY-LAW CLAUSE  4.3 (f) effective 3rd April 2014


i    Once a junior player has qualified, according to 4 Limitation and Eligibility Junior (c), in an age group they may not play in a lower age group.

ii   Once a junior player has qualified, according to 4 Limitation and Eligibility Junior (c), in an age division they may not play in a lower division within that age group.

For the purpose of 4.3 (f), qualification is deemed to occur at the completion of each round in the junior competition. A junior player may qualify concurrently in more than one age group.


A full copy of the revised By-Laws can be found under the Local Competition menu on the this website.

If you have any uncertainties about whether a particular player is eligible to play in the forthcoming finals please ensure that you query this and get an answer BEFORE the player takes the court.  Only qualified players will appear on the finals score sheets and no player can be added without authority from the BVABA.

We are currently reviewing several By-Laws and further changed may be effected early in the Winter 2014 Season.

Level 0 Coaching Course

Peter Todd, SA Country's Player & Coach Development Officer, will be running a Level 0 coaching course during the April school holidays.
      Date Tuesday 22nd April
      Time 6:00pm for approx. 1 ½ to 2 hours
      Venue The Rex Court 1
      Cost FREE
If you are interested please forward your details to (Name, telephone number) as soon as possible. Juniors that wish to learn to coach are most welcome. We need a minimum of 10 attendees for the course to take place.

There will be hands on sessions during the course so attendees will need to wear appropriate footwear and clothing. An overview of the course content can be found at

SA Country Champs - Sunday afternoon games

Summer 2013/14 Finals Fixtures

The finals fixtures for the Summer 2013/14 competition have now been drawn up and a pdf summary can be found attached to this message.  Dependent upon ladder positions at the end of the minor round there may need to be some minor modifications to the Semi-Final schedule to accommodate players that play in more than one junior age group.

A reminder that to qualify to play in the finals players must have played a minimum of 6 games for juniors (By-Law 4.3(c)) and 4 games for seniors (By-Law 4.2(d)).  Only qualified players will appear on the scoresheets and no other players can be added.  A full copy of the By-laws can be found on our website under the Local Competition heading.

If you have any concerns with regards to whether a player has qualified please contact the Secretary on .  We will endeavour to answer any query within 24 hours.


Congratulations to coach Andrew Warnest and playrs Aaron Bert, Rhys Cannizzaro, Isaac Feltus, Mason Graetz, Luke Mollett, Jeremy Nobes, Hudson Walsh and Liam Warnest on a great achievement in winning the Under 14 Boys Division 1 competition at this weekends 2014 SA Country Championships beating Eastern Hills 62 to 32 in the Grand Final.

The boys took out the championship unbeaten with the closest any team got to them being 29 points by Mildura in the semi final.

This is the first Under 14 Division 1 flag ever won for the Barossa.


Congratulations to Coach John Ide and players Daniel Barker, Zed Crawford, Andrew Dempsey, Tyler Dewhurst, Liam Ide, Nicholas Mathews, Nicolas Tilley and Austin Walsh on winning the Under 18 Boys Division 2 Grand Final beating Port Augusta  56 to 34 at Pasadena stadium a short time ago. A reversal of last nights 33 to 34 loss. 

That's 2 flags for Barossa Settlers boys teams this weekend and creditable performances by both the Barossa Settlers girls teams, a credit to Ben MacCulloch and his team of dedicated coaches and players.

The focus now shift to the Under 12s and Under 16s competing in the final weekend of the 2014 City Holden Country Championships on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March.  We have 4 teams nominated - Under 12 Boys, Under 12 Girls, Under 16 Boys and Under 16 Girls.  The fixture has yet to be released but we will post here as soon as available.


Senior Carnival 2014 - June 7/8/9

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Senior Carnival.  Information packs can be downloaded from our Carnivals Website


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