Miniball 2015


 Saturday 21st March 2015 

Miniball is an introduction and skills based Basketball Program for primary school aged children. The program is player-centred, fun-focused and affordable to all. It provides opportunities to learn, play with your friends and to develop important social skills in a convenient safe and friendly environment. Miniball caters for ALL, Girls and Boys who are currently attending a primary school from Prep to grade 4.

 Date   : Saturday 21st March 2015. (Registration day)

Where :Mildura HOT house Stadium, 8th St Mildura

Time    : 9.30am Prep grade 1

             ; 10.30am grade 2-4

Cost     : $45 per player - Registration

               : $5 weekly game fee


How to Register?

Attending on registration day.

No online registration’s

Fiona 0474057126 after 6pm




All players and family members are invited to the SAINTS CHRISTMAS BBQ on Wednesday 17th December from 6.30pm at the Mildura Hothouse Bar and BBQ Area behind Court 1. Enjoy a free BBQ with soft drink provided to players and family members. Bar will be open as well. Then support our Premier League Men as they take on Workers at 7.10pm on Court 1. Players are encouraged to wear their club uniform or apparel. New Saints clothing apparel will be available on the night to purchase. Merry XMAS and Happy New Year to all our players and their families. GO SAINTS. 


The Alcheringa Food Van will be at the Mildura show on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th October.  We require volunteers to help us sell plenty of the Famous Original King Size Golden Churro's, cold drinks and hot beverages. People with the ability to make espressso coffee and possess a food handlers certificate are welcome to assist, we also have duties for people without either qualification. Both days will commence at 9am and conclude at 11pm. If you can help on the Friday contact Kellee Weir mb: 0409 550 961 or on the Saturday contact Damian Patten mb: 0413 848 441. Please support your club by buying a Churro at the show.


Sportspower Mildura have signed on as sponsor of the Alcheringa Saints Premier League Men and Women for another two full seasons commencing Summer 2014/15.  Both teams will be known as the Alcheringa Sportspower Saints. Sportspower are now in their fourth year as a sponsor of the premier league teams. All Alcheringa players will receive 10% off selected items at Sportspower for the 2014/15 summer season. Get into Sportspower for all basketball needs as they have a great range of gear including shoes, socks, singlets, shorts and all the equipement. Tankyou Sportspower for your continued sponsorship of our club.



Club Apparel can be ordered via email payment on collection normal size range children and adults

Singlet $35.00, T shirts, $35.00, Polo tops $40.00, Long sleeve tee $38.00, Hoodies $55.00


Summer teams will progressivly go up in the comming days

To view Summer Junior Teams click the Teams tab at the top of the home page. Coaches will email players with training commencement dates with a view to most teams  commencing the week of the 29th September.

Players will be able to collect their uniforms orders at training all current players in possession of playing singlets are required to bring them to their first training to ensure size and number allocation is suitable for each team.

Please note their maybe minor changes to teams and training if alterations occur you will be notified via email.


New Player

New Players to the club are required to submit application via email to the club with an expression to play  prior to registering due to limited places email

detail date of birth, name, male/female contact number

New players who have registered without club approval will recieve a refund if unsuccessful .

The club is committed to promoting a pathway via our miniball program and partcipants of this program recieve priority places.


Summer Season




Competition age groups for this season are:

Under 10’s –2007/2006 Under 12’s- 2004/2005 Under 14’s- 2002/2003

    Under 16’s- 2000/2001 Under 18”s -1998/1999


                Saturday August 16th to September 6th is our pre-season group training sessions for under 10-14 age groups, sessions involve skills training and Team selection.Training is conducted in 2014 Summer comp age groups:

Under 10 Boys 9.30am - 10.30am @ Mildura Basketball Stadium court 2

Under 10 Girls 10.30am – 11.30am @ Mildura Basketball Stadium court 2

Under 12 Boys 9.30am – 10 .30am @ Mildura Basketball Stadium court 1

Under 12 Girls 10.30am – 11.30 am @ Mildura Basketball Stadium court 2

Under 14 Boys 11.30 am – 12.30 pm @ Mildura Basketball Stadium court 1

Under 14 Girls 11.30am – 12.30 pm @ Mildura Basketball Stadium court 2

Under 16 Boys & Girls 5pm – 6pm Thursday 21st Aug- @ St Joseph’s Stadium

Under 18 Boys & Girls 5pm – 6pm Thursday 21st Aug- @ St Joseph’s Stadium

              #players will be advised of teams and team training times for the season at the end of pre season training.


This season registration payments are online registrations link are located on the web page

Fees for this season: Registration $100.00

Insurance $36.00 Vic basketball fee

Player shorts can also be ordered online $45.00 ea

All players intending to play must register by the 25th of August as places are limited and failure to register may reduce players chances of obtaining a position.

Players new to the club are required to submit application via email to the club with an intention prior to registering due to limited places email


The week of September 29th is the start of the team training which will give players and coaches about a month to get ready before the start of the season in October.

For further information or questions email:


Summer Finals and Summer Season 2013/14

The summer finals are drawing to a conclusion this week. We have had a number of junior sides participating in finals, some yet to play in Grand Finals. Congratulations to all teams that have made finals and good luck to the ones that are playing in a Grand Final. GO SAINTS.

Also congratulations to all teams in all divisions that represented the club in the 2013/14 Summer Competitions. We have seen real improvement through all age groups from U10's to U16's both girls and boys. Well done.

In the Senior Grades our Premier Women participated in the First Semi Final going down to Hawks. Coach Travis Coombes and his girls have had an encouraging season and will be looking to go further into the finals next year. Rodey James and the Premier Men's side unfortunately did not make the finals however we were encouraged by the development of some of our U16 Boys who got a taste of Premier League action this year. Rodey with a number of players will be back for the 2014/15 season.

This season has seen our participation numbers since re-establishing our junior and senior programs continue to grow. In a short space of time we have now become one of the major clubs in the MBA and we envisage further growth with team numbers in 2014/15 summer competitions. For the first time the club will field U18 Boys and U18 Girls sides. We believe our junior and now senior programs are amongst the strongest in the region. A large group of club players are representing the Junior Heat and we have again had Victoria Country representatives. Congratulations to Shawn Clarke and Joey Muscatello on making their respective Victoria Country teams this season. Both performed remarkably well at the recent state tournament. Even more pleasing is the development of all junior players and the competitiveness all our teams have shown within their divisions this summer. Thank you to all our players representing Alcheringa proudly in junior and senior competitions this summer, well done.

As we are all aware clubs don’t run automatically it takes a huge effort. We are growing at the rate of five plus teams per season therefore more challenges present each year. Thanks to our voluntary Committee Members, coaches, team managers and parents who have helped throughout the season. Your efforts enable our club to put our teams on the court each week, thankyou vey much. To further enhance our programs we will endeavour to extend an offer to all coaches to attend some coaching training before the commencement of the 2014/15 summer season.

Summer Season Breakup

Sunday April 13 will be our end of season break up and family day. This will be held at St. Paul's Primary School from 11am to 2pm. We are planning a BBQ lunch with sausages and hamburgers for $1 per person. Adults are able to byo their own drinks on the day. The club's new food van will be in attendance with churros, hot dogs, pop corn, slushies, espresso coffee and cold drinks on sale for a reasonable price.The lazer force and jumping castle in attendance and free for families.  Ensure you bring own chairs, rugs and esky's. Please contact Kellee Weir mb: 0409 550 961 or your team's coach to confirm your families attendance. It was a great day last year, team trophies will be presented to all players from 1pm. Please ensure you attend the day. Team photo's will be distributed at the breakup.

Volunteer Nominations

As we do each year we would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to help with the running of the club whether it be a Committee Member to a team coach and parent volunteering to score on game night. As well we are looking for club members to volunteer to help with the operation of the Club Food Van at events. Please let us know if you can help out by contacting Dale Harvey mb: 0418 245 040 or e:

Club Food Van now available for events, contact Damian Patten mb: 0413 484 441 or Kellee Weir mb: 0409 550 961 to organise.

Thank you to all the club's sponsors, please support them when you can. Full sponsors list at club website,


April 2014

April 13: Club break up and family picnic day with trophy presentation at St. Paul's Primary School from 11am to 2pm.

April 22: Alcheringa Academy Training program starts for 10 weeks.

U10 Girls Monday 5pm to 6pm at Sacred Heart. Note: U10 Girls will commence on Tuesday April 22 in first week. 

U10 Boys Tuesday 5pm to 6pm at Sacred Heart.

U12 Girls Tuesday 5pm to 6pm at St. Joseph's Stadium.  

U12 Boys Tuesday 5pm to 6pm at St. Joseph's Stadium.

April 28: MBA 2014 Winter Competitions commence, please refer inquiries to summer coach.

May 2014

May 10: Alcheringa BC/IBA Miniball for prep to grade 3, new players welcome recommences at Mildura Stadium.

June 2014

June 7, 8, 9:  Mildura Basketball Association Junior Tournament, Alcheringa BC may enter age division representative teams, coaches TBA.    

August 2014:

TBA: 2014/15 Alcheringa BC summer pre season training to commence.

TBA: Alcheringa BC Registration Day at Mildura Basketball Stadium.

September 2014           

TBA: Alcheringa BC all age division teams training to commence.

October 2014

TBA: Victorian Club Championships Bendigo, Alcheringa Boys U16 Div. 1, Boys U14 Div. 1 and Boys U12 Div. 1 to represent club.

TBA: MBA 2014/15 Summer Competitions commence.


The Basketball club now has a new fundraiser the club would like to thank Macu kitchens, Ben Knight Plumbing, Stevo's Fencing, PMG Electrical along with Damian PATTEN, Dale HARVEY, Nathan MATHEWS Nathan SEWARD, James and Miranda HUMPHRIES and Kelliee WEIR for all the hard work and sponsorship put into getting up and running. 


Please support us when you see us at an event funds raised will go back into junior club basketball.

we are available for events for information email or volunteer support


The Alcheringa is comencing an off season Basketball Academy for club players commencing Tuesday April 22, 2014. Academy cost will be $100.00 per player for the 10 weeks running in school term 2.

The Academy is offering registered club players the opportunity to advance their skills in the areas of. Shooting Technique and Fundamental skill

This program will run for 10 weeks with the program based specifically around shooting technique and fundamental skills, footwork, ball control, passing. The Academy will be specific to player’s current skill levels and age groups, manageable group sizes of 10 will ensure direct learning and a targeted approach. Coaches will be sourced for the specific skills with guest coaches involved to assist with the program.

U10 Girls Monday 5pm to 6pm at Sacred Heart. Note: U10 Girls will commence on Tuesday April 22 in first week.                

U10 Boys Tuesday 5pm to 6pm at Sacred Heart.

U12 Girls Tuesday 5pm to 6pm at St. Joseph's Stadium.                              

U12 Boys Tuesday 5pm to 6pm at St. Joseph's Stadium.

Players Interested in participating are required to email their registration to with player name, date of birth, contact number by April 16, 2014.

Payments are required by April 16, 2014 and can be direct deposit to Alcheringa Basketball Club Bendigo Bank Account – 132045600 BSB – 633 000 Reference – Academy


XMAS Break up

Come along in RED and WHITE and support the A Men and get loud with a Free BBQ for players and families. Drinks at bar prices soft drink provided to players.

WHEN: From 6 pm on WEDNESDAY 11th Dec 2013

WHERE : Mildura Basketball Stadium BBQ and Bar area Court 1 MERRY XMAS GO SAINTS

FOURTEEN Sunraysia junior basketballers have been selected to attend the 2013 Under 14 Gold Nugget Camp later this year.

The camp will be held at the Bendigo Basketball Stadium on October 12 and 13 and marks the end of the Under 14 Regional Basketball Academy Program, which involved weekly training sessions and two overnight camps in eight regional Victorian academy

Selected SAINTS players were Connor McMinn, Joseph Muscatello,with  Riley Mathews and Shawn Clarke being selected two year in a row they were just a few of the 450 players who were part of the 2013 Basketball Victoria Country Regional Academy Program well done guys on selection.


Well done to the selected u12 and 14 boys selected to represent the club in Bendigo in October at the Club Champs

Under 12 Boy's

Jake Harvey, Ryan Rigby, Lachlan Clarke, James Farrow, Jack Bakewell, Joel Trevaskis,Nathaniel and Marcus Erlandsen,

Under 14 Boy's

Shawn Clarke, Ryan Woods, Riley Mathews, Lachlan Knight, Liam Marciano, Marcus Patten, Lewis Florez, Lachlan Crouch, Joey Muscatello.


Congratulation to the following u14 Boys selected to attend the Gold Nugget

(Vic Counrty ) tryouts in Bendigo in October.




The alcheringa basketball club is proud to announce a three year major sponsorship with the Coomealla Club, who will be our Major Junior Sponsor with sportspower mildura sponsor of our senior teams.

Additional sponsort for 2013 are Smgt Mildura , Mildura Ice works, who will join our current list sponsors . Please support the sponsors helping sport in the community

A Grade


A men  and U 21 (D league) preseason training tryouts will commence September 03, 2013 18:00 at St joes stadium 11th street Mildura.

A Grade women's preseason training tryouts will commence Tuesday the 3rd of sept at Sacred Heart primary school from 630 . For players wishing to play either A grade or A res .
For further info email

Alcheringa basketball trio earn State honours

ON THE BALL: Ryan Woods, Shawn Clarke and Riley Mathews will take on the best young basketball talent in the country next month, with the Alcheringa Basketball Club team mates to represent Country Victoria at the Australian Junior Country Cup. By VINNIE RODI

ALCHERINGA Basketball Club created history this week, with three of its talented Under 14 basketballers selected to represent Country Victoria at the Australian Junior Country Cup. To be held in Albury in January, the tournament will feature the very best junior basketballers in Australia and New Zealand, with Alcheringa team mates Riley Mathews, Ryan Woods, and Shawn Clarke, all 12, selected. The tournament will mark the first time any of the youngsters will represent their State, with excitement levels high. 

All three basketballers had to undergo a long selection process to make it to this point, identified first locally, before travelling to Bendigo for weekly training and selection camps. Riley, Ryan, and Shawn joined a further nine Mildura-based basketballers to be selected for their age group sides, with the trio now spending their weeks training together in the lead-up to the event. The achievement for not just the boys, but for everyone involved in our junior program,” Alcheringa Basketball Club president, Garry Mathews, said. “The club has prided itself on the programs we have in place to help our young players develop and grow, and the selection of three of our under 14’s in an 10-man squad is a great result.” Garry said initiatives like the club’s mini-ball program – which aims to equip youngsters with the skills they need to excel in the game – and involvement in a number of Mildura Basketball Association programs had been the key to success. “The club had close to 200 mini-ball participants this year, with all three of these boys having progressed through that system,” he said. “It’s a great starting point, and a program we’re looking to continue to push in the future.”

This year has also seen the club implement a new scholarship program to aid those players who earn State selection, with $3000 to be made available each year. Funds have been made available through sponsorships, raffles, and other programs implemented by the club, with Riley, Ryan and Shawn to be the first recipients. “Each of the boys will receive $1000 – which will hopefully go toward covering any costs associated with the trip,” Garry said. “Our goal is to continue to set aside $3000 each season for potential State representatives, with being in a position to financially assist our players extremely important.”

School Holiday Program





 WEDNESDAY 23rd of January 2013

Ages: 5 to 12 years  

Price: $40.00

Times: 10.00 to 3.00 

Includes Lunch

Location: St Josephs College Stadium.  

Children will need to bring a drink bottle, Parents welcome 

 Program focus

  • Skills training
  • Games and Activities
  • Basketball Games

Registration  essential  limited places email expressions to

Club lures James to coach

BASKETBALL star Rodey James will return to the game as head coach of the Alcheringa Basketball Club’s A Grade men’s team this summer The club has also secured former juniors star Sammy Pileggi as an assistant to James. A Grade tryouts will be conducted at St Josephs Stadium Tuesday the 18 and 25 th Sept from 5.30 to 6.00



OUR MINIBALL is an introductory and skills based Basketball Program for primary school aged children. The program is player-centred, fun-focused and affordable to all. It provides opportunities to learn, play with your friends and to develop important social skills in a convenient safe and friendly environment. Miniball caters for ALL, Girls and Boys who are currently attending a primary school from Prep to grade 6.  

Where and when?

Miniball operates out of the MILDURA Basketball Stadium situated on the corner of Eighth Street Mildura HOME of the Mildura HEAT, every Saturday morning.


How to Register?

You can register online by completing the registration form or by attending on registration day. Registration day for the coming season is Saturday the 17h of March 2012 at 9.00 am for prep and grade 2-4 5-6 10.30 am.

The Alcheringa Basketball Club would like to thank the SPORTSPOWER Mildura store for their sponsorship of the A Men and Women teams which will run from 2011 to 2015.

In addition to the sponsorship all Club members will receive a 10% discount on non advertised stock during the sponship deal period.  


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Club Contacts 


Under 10 Damien PATTEN 0413848441

Under 14 Dale HARVEY 0418245040

Under 16 Vince MUSCATELLO 0408596218

Under 12 Garry MATHEWS 0411445306

Fundraising Kelly WEIR 0409550961