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South Adelaide Basketball Club: Club Administrator Vacancy

Are you looking for an interesting and diverse part time position offering a great work-life balance? South Adelaide Basketball Club are looking for an organised and proactive Club Administrator to join their team with an immediate start. Reporting to the General Manager of Basketball and working closely with the Club

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GameDay Registrations

Basketball SA has become aware of an issue within GameDay that has allowed players to participate in games without submitting a new registration after their 365 memberships have expired. All players must be financial members before taking the court. We are investigating this further but you can check your registration

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Grading Mechanisms

The purpose of the Grading Season is to ensure that teams end up in a Championship Season Division that allows them to play against teams that provide fair and competitive games. Sometimes grading mechanisms result in teams initially being seeded in pools with other teams that are seeded a bit

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Changes to double headers for 2022 JDL Championships Season

Background Basketball SA previously advised that because the 2022 District Basketball Season will run over a shorter period than normal (as we transition to the new structure), a number of double headers will be required to ensure the same number of rounds are played in the 2022 JDL Championships Season.

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Rules of Operations – Reminders

Basketball SA would like to remind Clubs about some Rules of Operation for District League. These are existing rules and you may have noticed SSO’s and Officials being more consistent in applying these rules. See below relevant sections; Jewellery and piercings Section 11.5. Jewellery a) Exposed jewellery is prohibited during all

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MSBL MINI – starts 28 Feb

Basketball SA has delayed the start of Term 1 until 28 February to align with interschool beginning on 28 February. MSBL Mini will start from Monday, 28 February Fixtures will be released by 5pm Monday 21 February and you can find them on GameDay HERE.Fixtures can also be found on

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Female Participation Committee – Expression of Interest NOW OPEN

Basketball SA’s Female Participation Strategy seeks to build an environment that supports, encourages and appreciates the impact females have in sport and recreation. Together with our Members and the Adelaide Lightning, it is Basketball SA’s vision that females are represented in all roles of sport and active recreation. We aim

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Ivor Burge State Team Announcment

Basketball SA is excited to announce the Ivor Burge State Teams for 2022. This year we have both a men’s and women’s team heading to the Championships. The Ivor Burge Championships are held in Mackay, Queensland. The event will run from Tuesday 19 April until Sunday 24 April. Congratulations to

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2022 MSBL Mini Information

Start Date  Delayed until 21 February due to current COVID Restrictions.  There will be 7 Rounds for all competitions in Term 1.  Monday competition will play in the last week of school term (11 April)  Team registration links: https://membership.mygameday.app/regoform.cgi?formID=96571  All teams must registered by Round 4 (14 March) Payment  Basketball SA’s preferred payment is via invoice through schools.   Eftpos facilities are available however prior arrangements must be made if

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2022 District Fixture Released

Basketball SA is pleased to announce that the Pre-Season competitions’ fixtures in both the Youth District League and Senior District League Divisions are now live and can be found here – Competitions at SA District Basketball – GameDay (mygameday.app). All fixtures are subject to change. For some divisions, fixtures are only

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CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE HEADLINES NBL1 WILDCARD SERIES

The Coles Express NBL1 is delighted to partner with Basketball Australia to unveil the NBL1 Wildcard Series, featuring the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence (CoE) and the NBA Global Academy. The Wildcard Series marks the NBL1’s sixth conference, joining NBL1 North, NBL1 East, NBL1 South, NBL1 Central and NBL1 West

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Major improvements to West Basketball

The West Adelaide Basketball Club has been granted a 2021-22 State Government Infrastructure project grant to increase basketball training facilities and build a 3×3 show court. The State Government announced the recent round of Community Recreation and Sports Facilities Program Infrastructure funding awarding the West Adelaide Basketball Club $89,400. The

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3×3 Street Hustle Tournament

Basketball SA ran the first 3×3 Street Hustle event in partnership with 3x3Hustle. We had Under 12 & Under 14’s teams join for an Under 14 division and we have Under 16 & Under 18 teams join for an Under 18 division. It was great to see the mix of

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Inclusive Grand Finals | Wayville Sports Centre

Down at Wayville on Thursday Night, the top two teams for Inclusive Basketball Program J Grade competed for the Gold Medal. GRAND FINAL RESULTS: Dolphins 61 defeated Bulldogs 56 Congratulations to the Dolphins! It has been a great finals for them as they won both games! Well done to all

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Platinum League Inductees | Referee Awards Dinner

Basketball SA inducted two new referees into the Basketball SA Officials Platinum League.   The Platinum League is recognising outstanding dedication, contribution, development and promotion as an official, an educator and ambassador in the sport of basketball throughout South Australia.  Congratulations to Phil Haines on being inducted into the Basketball SA

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Get ready for 2022…

Get ready for an exciting new season of basketball in 2022. The 2022 Basketball SA season tips off on January 31, 2022 and there are some key changes to competitions. In August 2021 Basketball SA set about reviewing all aspects of our Metro and District League competitions together with a

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2021 December Mini Ball Clinics

Basketball SA was excited to host the 2021 DECEMBER MINI BALL CLINICS with our Community Coaches, Brett Maher and Scott Ninnis.  The clinics went to four different stadiums across Adelaide, Springbank, Marion, Port Adelaide and Wayville over the last two weeks of the school term. It was great to see

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Inclusive Grand Final | Springbank Sports Centre

Another basketball year has finished! There was three really great Grand Final games to finish off the season. Congratulations to everyone involved, but thank you to Andy Richards for presenting the premier medals. Great to see and have Andy back in the stadium. RESULTS: ABA Orange 21 defeated Stars 18Mavericks

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Posthumous Awards of Merit | Referee Awards Dinner

Bill Musserad and Ted Coomans were given Posthumous Awards of Merit at the 2021 Referee Awards Dinner on Sunday, 28 November. Basketball SA would like to share their stories and outline their passion and enthusiasm towards the South Australian Referee Community.  BILL MUSSERAD  Bill was born in Gippsland, Victoria in

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2021 Referee Awards Dinner

Basketball South Australia congratulations to all winners at the 2021 Referee Award dinner held on Sunday, 28 November. It was great to see more than 100 officials from our community come to get to support one another at this special event.  We welcomed new Participant Life Members, including Adam Gillings,

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2021 Senior Metro & District League Grand Finals

Basketball SA congratulates all teams who participated in our 2021 Grand Finals. It’s been another challenging year with the impacts of COVID-19 affecting our season, but all clubs have come together and we’ve had a fantastic season. All Grand Finals were played on their respective nights, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

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Congratulations to the Ivor Burge Men’s Team

Sunday, 14 November the Ivor Burge Men’s team won the InDaily Team of the Year at the Sport SA Awards! The Ivor Burge South Australian Men Red State Team is made up of athletes with an Intellectual Disability. The team is the high-performance aspect of the Basketball SA Metro Social Basketball League

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3×3 Basketball Come and Try Event

Basketball SA was excited to host a 3×3 Come and Try event on Friday evening for 10-15 year olds. There was a fantastic turnout for the event, with more than 30 teams registered on the night. The stadium was absolutely buzzing with excitement and energy from all the players, with

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2021 Referee Award Nominees

Basketball SA would like to introduce the nominees for each award. The Award winners will be presented at the 2021 Basketball SA Referee Awards Dinner on Sunday 28, November at 6.30pm held at Glenelg Golf Club. We invite all referees and referee nominees to join us at the Awards Dinner,

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Basketball South Australia and refbook sign as official technology partners

refbook will be the Officials’ Technology Partner for Basketball South Australia, providing a dynamic platform for basketball officials across the states’ centrally-appointed competitions. refbook is a cloud-based software that facilitates the management and assignment of sports officials. The online solution will provide the flexibility and functionality needed across South Australian

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SA Metro EADP Squads 2022 Announced

HIGH PERFORMANCE Basketball SA is excited to announce the Emerging Athlete Development Program (EADP) Squads for 2022. Introducing your SA Metro Under 14, 15, 16 and 18 Boys and Girls squads! Teams would normally compete in the East Coast Challenge (Sydney) and Southern Cross Challenge (Melbourne), but due to COVID-19

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2021 SA School Sports Awards Basketball Finalists

The nominations are in and the finalists have been selected for The Advertiser, Messenger and Department for Education School Sports Awards 2021. Winners and runners-up will be announced at the South Australian Museum tomorrow, Wednesday, 10 November and exclusively live streamed for subscribers on advertiser.com.au. There are 29 finalists in

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2021 Referee Camp – Wrap-up

The 2021 Referee Camp was an event to be remembered! We had over 150 referees take part in one of five courses from Level 1C with 72 attendees through to Level 3. Basketball SA hosted the 2021 Referee Camp at the Adelaide 36ers Arena. Starting the day most referees ran

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2021 Junior Metro & District League Grand Finals

Basketball SA congratulates all teams who participated in our 2021 Grand Finals. It’s been another challenging year with the impacts of COVID-19 affecting our season, but all clubs have come together and we’ve had a fantastic season. This year, 51 Grand Finals were played on Sunday, 31 October at five

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2021 Top 4 Finals

As outlined in the 2019 By-laws, to conclude the 2021 Senior District League finals we will see the top 4 teams play off over three weeks. The top 2 teams at the end of the minor rounds will have a double chance at progressing through the finals series.  Grand finals will

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2021 Metro League Division 1 Grand Finals

This news is huge!! All Metro League Division 1 Grand Finals will be exclusively live streamed by The Advertiser on Sunday, 31 October! We would love to be able to live stream all games in the future and we will continue to explore this option and future opportunities. Games start at

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2022 High Performance Program State Team Staff

Basketball SA is excited to announce the head coaches for the 2022 High Performance Program State Team, we have some familiar faces as well as a couple new faces. We are excited for the 2022 High Performance Program to get underway! The Basketball SA High Performance Program trials have been

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ONE YEAR TO GO – FIBA WOMEN’S

BASKETBALL WORLD CUP In one year today, the world’s best female basketballers will tip-off for the first game of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 (FWBWC22) in Sydney. The Women’s World Cup, FIBA’s flagship women’s event, returns to Australian shores for the first time in 27 years, after the

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Thank you, from Basketball SA

Basketball South Australia would like to say thank you to all the Referees and Stadium Staff that helped out this weekend. We would also like to acknowledge and thank our member families who had jam packed weekends juggling multiple commitments and the ongoing dedication of all Coaches and Team Managers. 

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Congratulations to our 2021 NBL1 Central Champions!

2021 Women’s Champions – Southern Tigers The Southern Tigers have held on with a bunch of clutch plays as they won the inaugural NBL1 Central Womens 87-77 over the North Adelaide Rockets at the St Clair Recreation Centre. The X-Factor for the Tigers in Bianca McCalop started with two triples

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2021 Top 8 Finals

Last month, Basketball SA announced a new competition framework for 2022, together with changes to the Metro and District League 2021 finals series. To conclude the 2021 Metro and District League seasons the final series will see the top 8 teams play off over three weekends and four finals rounds. The top

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Size 5 Basketball for Under 12s

Currently under 10s play with a size 5 basketball on 8-foot rings and under 12 players progress to a size 6 basketball on 10 foot rings. Beginning in 2022, under 12 competitions will move to using a Size 5 Basketball in line with recent changes by Basketball Australia and the VJBL.   Introducing the

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2022 Grading System

The grading system deployed in 2021 for our District teams was effective and has resulted in competitive games throughout most divisions. As part of the new competition framework the grading system will be reviewed by a smaller working group formed by the Competitions Manager. This group will determine the grading

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2022 Competition Framework

Thanks to our members who have contacted us to discuss the new competition framework. The new competition framework will be implemented from 2022 for a period of four years (reviewed after two years). Under the new framework, only the month of September is designed to be a ‘low’ activity period. 

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2021 District & Metro Season Close

Recently a new competition framework for 2022 was announced. The framework was developed after extensive consultation with stakeholders and has resulted in ‘once off’ changes to the close of the 2021 season.  At the request of our member clubs, the end to this season will provide more time to prepare

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