Welcome to MitchamThunder Basketball Club
|The Mitcham Basketball Club Inc was established in July 2016 as a Not for Profit Incorporated Association.
All work for the club is volunteer work. We have no employees so all money donated to, earned by the club, or charged by the club goes directly to providing opportunities for people to learn or play basketball.
Our FREE Beginners program is on again in 2018
WHERE: Rangeview Primary School, 27 Churinga Ave, Mitcham at 9.30am-10.30am.
Sessions will be on the following dates.
Saturday Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, (8 sessions in total).
Hurry now! CLICK HERE to reserve a place for your child (aged 4-10)
Our next season for Basketball Games will begin in Term 2, 2018
In the meantime, Mitcham Thunder currently offers basketball games in four great competitions. Click each for more info.
Mitcham Thunder's Junior Basketball Program offers a progressive path for all children to learn and play. Sessions are held Saturday mornings during Term 1, 2018, so come along and join in.
Our beginners program combines skills and training ready to transition into a team. The Program is designed to help children learn the basics of dribbling, passing and shooting the ball all while learning what it means to be part of a team.The best part is, it is FREE. So, come down and have a tryout, you won't be disappointred.
All sessions at our home venue - Rangeview Primary School, 27 Churinga Ave, Mitcham.
CLICK HERE to reserve a place for your child (aged 4-10)
As you maybe aware, our club recently celebrated our first birthday and would like to thank all our members for making this possible. We are looking forward to many more years of celebration ahead of us and to one day look back at our 50th Anniversary all the pictures from the celebration and reminisce.
If you have any question in regards to our club's programs or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact our friendly committee. If you would like to contact the President or have sponsorship question please ring Chris Lloyd on 0414 785 682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The best way for us to grow is with your help.
If your children have friends who might be interested in joining these sessions, please pass on the details and encourage them to register or come down and check us out.
CLICK HERE to find your team fixture.
Thunder Question & Answers
A wise person suggested that I have a question and answer section on the website in regards to the difference between the competitions. If I missed something or you need more informations please get in touch. Here we go:-
Q1. What is the difference between the competitions?
Answer: Saturday EDJBA is The Eastern Districts Junior Basketball Association (EDJBA) is the largest junior competition in Australia, boasting over 1,200 teams & close to 10,000 participants.
- Competition starts with Under 8’s and continues through to Under 20’s
- EDJBA competition all year round (excluding school holidays) and it is broken into two seasons; Summer and Winter.
- Summer season is from October to March (Under 8’s – Under 20’s) and Winter season is from April to September (Under 9’s – Under 19’s).
- The games are played on a Saturday from 8:30am to 9:00pm with the younger age groups playing up until the afternoon (we have the chance to request game time for this competition if a player works, attends school etc).
- Each game runs for 50 minutes and is always played indoors.
- Games are located at various venues; predominantly within the Eastern Suburbs (including home, which is Rangeview Primary for Mitcham Thunder, which helps clubs financially).
- Team sheet fee only except at finals.
Saturday GEBC & Midweek(MEBA)- Nunawading Basketball is home to the Melbourne East Basketball Association (MEBA) and Greater Eastern Basketball Conference (GEBC), offering regular, structured competition for boys, girls, mixed, men's and women's divisions starting from under 8 through to under 23 and open age. Season's run the same as EDJBA but with a few minor differences.
Midweek competitions are played at the Nunawading Basketball Centre, Forest Hill Secondary College and Mullauna Secondary College with weekend matches held at Nunawading Basketball Centre and a number of additional venues within close proximity of Nunawading Basketball Centre and it's member clubs. Saturday Junior Domestic Competition is called Greater Eastern Basketball Conference (G.E.B.C.) which incorporates Ringwood Basketball Association. Entrance fee of $2.50 for all players and anyone over 10 years of age as well as a team sheet (all funds goes to the association). The times are more strucutred but have less teams than EDJBA which means less grading teams compared to EDJBA. Please get in contact with the club to explain the impact on less grading teams.
Q2. What is open age?
The Senior Domestic Competition caters for adults of all ages. The minimum age to qualify for senior domestic competition is 15 years of age. With a variety of sections, competitions are available for every one of all abilities and daytime ladies.
Competitions run from Sunday afternoon through to Thursday nights. All senior domestic competition operate within Nunawading Basketball Centre, and at either one of our satellite venues Forest Hill College or Mulluana Secondary College.
Competitions are conducted for Open Age Men and Women, Daytime Ladies (Monday mornings only) and open mixed competitions (Tuesday Night & Sunday Afternoon). Mitcham Thunder will have 5 open age teams next season and if you are interested in putting together a team please get in touch.
We are now looking for support from you - the Mitcham community by way of sponsorship, donations, or even spreading the word about this venture. CLICK HERE to see what our sponsorship packages can do for you.
Mitcham Thunder vision is simple, to provide the opportunity for people of all ages and all walks of life to play the game of basketball in a friendly and inclusive environment. Our goal is long term and we hope in 2066 we can celebrate our 50th anniversary with pride and success. We want to strive to be the family club whereby we come together and support each other as well as enjoy the game of basketball as well as compete to the best of our achievement.
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