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Wembley Basketball Club has teams playing in both the Altona Basketball League and the Westgate Basketball League. We have teams in all age groups from Under 8s through to U8s, with multiple divisions in each grade.

The Junior competition is divided into two seasons – Summer Season (October – March) and Winter Season (April – September).

age eligibility

Age groups are defined by the age of a player at the 31st of December of the year the season ends (e.g. end of 2022).  All age group competitions are split by gender except for the Under 8’s who can play as a mixed team at Altona on Friday nights.

A player may play in a higher level age grouping not more than one level above their eligible age. For example, an 11-year-old player is able to play in either Under 12s (their eligible age) or Under 14s (one level above their age) but not in Under 16s (two levels above their age). 

WHERE DO WE PLAY?

We have teams playing in both the Altona Basketball League and the Westgate Basketball League. 

ALTONA LEAGUE
All games are played at the Altona Sports Centre in Altona Meadows on either Friday night or Saturday morning. 

WESTGATE LEAGUE
Games are played at various locations throughout the Inner West including RecWest Braybrook, Whitten Oval and Victoria University. All games are played on Saturday mornings. 

which league should i choose?

There is no difference between the two leagues. Parents simply need to look at the age and sex of their child and then select the league that best suits their schedule.

IF YOUR CHILD IS A BOY, USE THIS TABLE TO DECIDE:

BOYS BORN IN... Altona (Fri Night) Altona (Sat Morning) Westgate (Sat Morning)
2013, 2014 & 2015
Under 8 Mixed
Under 10
2011 & 2012
Under 10
Under 12
2009 & 2010
Under 12s (Div 3/4)
Under 12s (Div 1/2)
Under 14
2007 & 2008
Under 14
Under 16
2005 & 2006
Under 16 (Div 3)
Under 16 (Div 1/2)
Under 18
2003 & 2004
Under 18 (Mon night)
Under 21

Please note: The above table is based on the previous season and there may be some changes to U12 & U16 boys playing at Altona. 

IF YOUR CHILD IS A GIRL, USE THIS TABLE TO DECIDE:

GIRLS BORN IN... Altona (Fri Night) Altona (Sat Morning) Westgate (Sat Morning)
2013, 2014 & 2015
Under 8 Mixed
Under 10
2011 & 2012
Under 10
Under 12
2009 & 2010
Under 12
Under 14
2007 & 2008
Under 14
Under 16
2005 & 2006
Under 16
Under 18
2003 & 2004
Under 18 (Wed night)
Under 21

what time are games?

Very important! Game times are subject to change each season so please use the following information as a guide only. If two game times are listed, it shows the earliest game and the latest game times played that season. This does NOT include grading matches where game times vary quite a bit. 

ALTONA FRIDAY NIGHT
Under 8 Mixed – 5:10pm
Under 10 Boys – 5:10pm to 6:50pm
Under 12 Boys – 6:50pm
Under 16 Boys – 6:50pm


ALTONA SATURDAY MORNING
Under 10 Girls – 8:00am
Under 12 Girls – 8:50am to 9:40am
Under 14 Girls – 9:40am to 10:30am
Under 16 Girls – 10:30am to 11:20am

WESTGATE SATURDAY MORNING
For Westgate, the lower division in each grade usually has the earlier time. So if you’re Div 3 in Under 10 boys, you will typically play at 8:20am.

Under 10 Boys [Div 1] – 8:20am
Under 10 Boys [Div 2] – 
Under 10 Boys [Div 3} – 
Under 12 Boys [Div 1]Under 12 Boys [Div 2

Under 12 Boys 

Under 12 Boys – 6:50pm
Under 16 Boys – 6:50pm

 

join our club

The club maintains a waiting of players who are interested in joining teams. Preference will be given within teams to players who were born in the same year as their teammates. This allows the team to stay together as they move through the age groups every two years (eg u8, u10, u12 etc). 

Note: Wembley Junior Basketball Club does not grade on ability so the players can maintain friendships throughout their time at the Club. The Club is proud to have teams that have been part of the Club from u8’s right through to u21’s.

If you would like to join our club, please complete the following easy steps:

  1. Register your interest in playing for Wembley Basketball Club by sending an email to the Registrar at waitinglist@wembleybasketball.com.au. You may be put on a waiting list (read below)

  2. Complete basic training (This may occur before registering interest above) – Mini Gators at Altona or Hoop time at Westgate or an alternative clinic is recommended to get your little one started and see if they have an interest in playing

  3. Have confirmation of allocation to Wembley team from the Registrar. This is not always easy so please be patient. If we don’t have a spot at Wembley we will try to assist with getting your child into another local team.

  4. Agree with team coach/team manager start date

  5. Complete registration and payment

  6. Have fun!

 

registration & insurance

Each registered player is covered by insurance taken out under the Altona Bay Basketball Association and Basketball Victoria. This covers both games and training. However, it is imperative that any injury incurred during the course of a match is documented on the back of the score sheet and signed by the referee. If an injury occurs at training then it must be reported to a Committee member immediately wtih details. See Injury Policy.

If an injury is sustained during the course of a season, an exemption may be sought to enable the player to participate in the finals if that player has not played enough games to qualify. A medical certificate is required within two weeks of the injury first occurring.

It is recommended that members read the insurance cover and make their own decision on whether they obtain private health insurance to cover your children. As with any sport there is the likelihood of injury.

clearances & transfers

Transfers from other clubs or to Wembley Junior Basketball Club require clearance approval and signoff of the ABBA transfer form by the President of the Club or their representative. Please contact the Registrar for details. Note that specific rules apply for representative players who wish to join teams. If the player is currently playing or has previously played representative basketball or has attended representative selection tryouts they will be subject to scrutiny form the ABBA committee for any transfer.

For more information please contact the Club President.

learning the game

There are introductory basketball programs for children to learn the basics of basketball before playing competition, including the Altona Bay Basketball Association’s “Mini-Gators” junior introduction program. It is not necessary for your child to attend these programs prior to joining the Wembley Junior Basketball Club, but it does help with skill development. For further information regarding these programs see the Altona Bay Basketball Assocation website or Westgate Basketball Association website.

The Club also has relationships with professional sporting bodies and coaches and will occasionally run clinics for new players based on demand. Please discuss with your coach or team manager for more details.