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Cougar success on the big stage

The latest initiative from the resurgent NBL sees three NBL teams take time out of the early part of their season to play games against NBA teams in the United States. Sydney Kings recently played the Utah Jazz and Melbourne United played the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday afternoon, the Brisbane Bullets round out the three-game series against the Phoenix Suns in a few days’ time.more

Notice of 2017 Association AGM

With the AGM of the McKinnon Basketball Association fast approaching, it is time to request nominations for positions on the Executive Committee for the coming year. The Constitution requires that the Vice President and Treasurer be elected in each odd numbered year and that one ordinary member be elected in each even numbered year. Nominations now closedmore

Big V State Champ coaching line up for 2018

McKinnon Cougars are excited about its Championship Coaching line up for the 2018
season. With Dillon Stith & Dondray Walker returning for the men and Ariel Thomas for the Women, the teams are in a solid position.
We welcome back Justin Nelson to the Men’s Head Coaching role and we welcome Paul O'Brien to the SCW Head Coach role and with him a wealth of experience.more

Big V Youth tryouts start next Tues 17th October

The McKinnon Cougars are looking to recruit talented young players with a passion for the game and drive to win!more

Family Pass for summer 2017

Get in and order your family pass for the summer season, gains you entry to all McKinnon Basketball domestic venues (excludes VJBL)more

2017/18 VJBL Age Group Coaches announced

Following on from a highly successful 2016-17 VJBL season resulting in 6 Premierships, we are now already looking ahead to the upcoming 2017-18 season and are excited about this years coaching line up in all age groups.
Boys
12s. Ivan Platenik
14s. Josh Martin
16s. Jarred Kieser
18s. Jermaine Maybank
20s. Oscar Mackechnie
Girls
12s. Jim Kendall
14s. Nathan Geer
16s. Peter Kotaridis
18s. Cal Taylormore

Winter season results & sportsmanship recipients

After a successful domestic winter season campaign by all teams, last weekend saw The Grand Finals spread over 2 days played at GESAC, with 9 over time games and many 1 & 2point games.
Thank you to each and everyone of you that is involved in our domestic competitions, it gets bigger and better each season. Bring on the summer season starting Sat 14th October.more

VJBL tryout dates (updated) incl U20's

If you are looking to play representative basketball come long to the tryouts for the coming 2017/18 season.
We welcome new players and families to our program as well as encouraging our existing players back.
Please register online home page of the websitemore

Big V players recognised at MBA awards night

On Sat 9th September 3 players from each senior team were recognised for their performances and efforts this past season at the 2 Bros Brewery in Moorabbin. Attended by 90 players, staff, sponsors and guests the evening was enjoyed by all.Special awards were made to outgoing caches Bianca White, Darcy Sharpe & Andrew Potter.more

Open Men's 3 on 3 Competition on Weds 4th Oct

Come and be part of the fun for this inaugural mens tournament, register your interest as a player or a team to programs@mckinnonbasketball.orgmore

Big V Youth Coaches appointed for 2018 season

We are excited at our new youth coaching line up for the coming 2018 season and wish both Nathan Geer YLW and Jarred Kieser VYCM good luck in their new roles.
Thank you to Andrew Potter & Darcy Sharpe for steering these two teams to the strong position they are in now over the past two years.more

VJBL coaching opportunities for 2017-18 season

With our growth comes opportunity; we have head and assistant coaching positions in our VJBL representative program for the coming season. If you have any interest in either the boys or girls programs please email programs@mckinnonbasketball.orgmore

Womens Head Coach wanted for our 2018 Big V campaigns

An opportunity is available to Head Coach our SCW team in their 2018 campaign. We are looking for a progressive dynamic person to lead this team forwards. See attached for more info.more

SCM go down by 2points on a buzzer beater

The SCM bowed out after a gut wrenching 2pt loss on the buzzer at Waverley on Sunday in their elimination final. In a seesawing epic the Cougars led by 2pts with 30 secs to go having been down in the 3rd qtr by as much as 15pts.
Dillon Stith was outstanding again with 32pts and 14 rebounds, Dondray Walker had 15pts and Ivan Platenik 13 pts for the Cougars.more

$30,565 raised for BCNA - THANK YOU ALL

An amazing amount of $ was raised at this years Pink Out weekend, with much support from our local extended basketball community. Thank you to everyone involved in making this such a huge success and important funds for the BCNA.more

Inaugural Marty Handson award recipient

On Sunday evening at the Pink Out Cocktail party the inaugural Marty Handson Memorial Award was presented to a member of our organisation who represents all the values that the late Marty Handson valued so highly. The recipient was Andrew Bartlett from The Brighton Wolves Basketball Club who has played there for 15 years and coached for the last 6 years as a result of Marty’s mentoring.more

14/2 boys & 14/3 girls Regional Champions

On Friday at the State Basketball Centre our U14/2 boys & U14/3 girls represented the East V North in the annual Regional Challenge. This was a great effort by the two teams and an opportunity to play in a finals like atmosphere.
Both teams came away with wins and the games MVP, well done to all involved.more

McKinnon All Stars are the 2017 Premiers

On Sat 1st July MBA held its 8th All Abilities Association Tournament. With teams competing from Eltham, Dandenong, Maccabi, McKinnon and Doncaster Basketball Assoc and The Marriott Wildcats. A grade comp was won by the McK All Star team and were presented with The Lindsay Gaze Cup by the legend himself after defeating Doncaster Heat,B grade was won by the Marriot Wildcats def McK Cougars 32-20more

Master class coaching clinic for McKinnon Coaches

On Sunday 23rd July Peter Lonergan, Head of High Performance Coach Development at The Centre of Excellence is running a "Drills for building defence" for all McKinnon coaches.
To register your interest email programs@mckinnonbasketball.orgmore

Holiday camp action this holidays

Keep your hand in over the holidays with these camps, action for everyone, led by our US imports.
Bookings essentialmore

$1479 raised for Prostate Cancer - Thank you all

Last weekend as a basketball community we raised $1479 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia (PCFA)thank you to everyone involved and a special thank you to John Strachan of the Foundation for his support.more

12/1 Girls make National Junior Classic

Hard work has paid off for this young group of emerging McKinnon Cougar talent with qualification to the National Junior Classic which will kick off on the long June weekend. Congratulations to coaches Cal Charge, Di Naffine & Lori Chizik on this success.
It is the first time an U12 team has made the National Classic an amazing achievement.more

Success at the recent BV annual awards night

MBA had another extremely successful night at this year's 2016 Basketball Victoria Awards held on Monday.The MBA were well represented with two tables of support
The MBA were extremely proud to be the recipient of two prestigious awards - Inclusive Basketball Association of the Year Award (3rd time recipient) and the Jack Carter Administrator of the year to General Manager,Alison Codymore

McKinnon awarded VJBL large association of the year

At the VJBL’s annual commission meeting of the Large Association of the Year (2015-16) this was most unexpected but a real coup for us. The award is based on many facets including administration, compliance, % of teams in finals, grand final victories, increase in teams, panel referees and game day behaviour, this is truly a team effort and one I am very proud of.more

Winter season membership cards now available

The membership pass represents great value and avoids you having to mess around with change at each game.
The pass allows you free access to all Big V HOME games
To order now complete the attached form and email to programs@mckinnonbasketball.orgmore

GIRLS GOT GAME THIS weekend

Next weekend starting with Friday nights VJBL games through the domestic weekend we celebrate Girls in Basketball with the initiative GIRLS GOT GAME.
Come to games with a touch of purple be it ribbons, face paint, socks, hairspray the list is endless.
We will be raffling some WNBL apparel, a signed SCW basketball to name a few items.more

U16 Vic Metro boys play at Bentleigh Tues 9th May

On Tuesday evening at 8.30pm the U16 Vic Metro boys will play the VYC Men as part of their Nationals preparation. McKinnon's Emile Boulos was selected in the squad as an emergency and will be part of Tuesdays nights state team.
Entry is free so come along and see the players in action.more

Summer season results & sportsmanship recipients

This past weekend saw the culmination of a seasons hard work in 70+ grand finals @ GESAC. Thank you to Wills Batch Ice creamery for their support of our Sportsmanship award, awarded to the player that has played the game in the spirit of the game.
Thank you to everyone that supports the weekend,our domestic clubs are the lifeblood of the association.more

U18 girls triumph in Adelaide over Easter

Over the Easter weekend 14 junior McKinnon Cougar representative teams (6 girls, 8 boys) headed interstate to Adelaide to play in the annual Norwood Classic. Four teams played in the Grand Final of their respective competitions (U12, 16 & 18 girls & U18/2 boys) with the U18 girls coached by Nathan Geer coming home Champions after defeating another Victorian team Camberwell Dragons by 12 points.more

A weekend of upskilling on offer by our 3 SCM players

A unique opportunity to have 3 State Champ Men's players to work with you on developing your basketball skills over a weekend. Open to male & female players targeting Div 1 & 2 players.
Bookings essential.more

Home action for Big V teams at GESAC Saturday

Come along and support our YLW (4pm), SCW (6pm) and SCM (8pm) for their first home games of the season Saturday night at GESAC.more

Holiday action for all ages & abilities @ McKinnon

We have multiple camps for players of all ages and abilities.
Bookings essential to secure a place.more

Cougars retain Pride Cup for the 3rd successive year

The McKinnon Cougars stormed into Craigieburn Leisure Centre this past Saturday en-route to their third successive Pride Cup victory, however were made to work extremely hard for it with a one-point aggregate victory over the brave Craigieburn Eagles.
In the two-leg series, it was the Craigieburn women who had the home team off to a flyer, registering a 67-34 victory over the McKinnon YLWmore

Cougars on tour in Tassie

Last weekend the 4 Big V teams headed across the Bass for a hit out against a mix of SEABL, State and Tasmanian teams.
The trip was a great success with the main aim of players and teams bonding along with some basketball in preparation for their seasons.
YLW 0 - 3, VYCM 1 - 2, SCW 3 - 0 & SCM 2 - 1.
Thank you to Basketball Tasmania for their hospitality, we look forward to seeing you next year.more

And now the 12/1 boys qualify for VC - congrats

On Friday night the U12/1 boys got the much needed win in their crossover game and in doing so qualified for the states top grade Victorian Championship(VC) The boys join the 12/1 girls, 14/1 & 16/1 boys who qualified this season. There is still an opportunity for the 20 boys to join these 4 teams on Friday night.more

MeveL 3 on 3 is back March long weekend

Nothing to do March long weekend then get a team together for the MeveL 3 on 3 Tournament, always very successful with a wait list so get in fast.
For the first time an Open comp will run on Sunday for those 16 and overmore

Trio of McKinnon reps grab Gold in Ivor Burge Nationals

Three McKinnon Cougar athletes, Andre Spina, Monica Ward and Cameron Slacik, recently won a Gold Medal playing for Victoria in the Ivor Burge Championships held in Bendigo. The Tournament is for athletes with an intellectual disability and is held in conjunction with the Australian Under 20 Junior Championships.more

McKinnon UNITE in Clash of the Clubs

McKinnon hosted their second annual Clash of the Clubs night similar to the college “Midnight Madness”; the night is essentially to unite their Big V senior players with the domestic members. The evening was MC’d by SCM Head Coach Justin Nelson. All senior players are allocated to a domestic club for the season and on the night join the club committee for a half court 5 on 5 Round Robin compmore

Beginners Referee Course April 2017

We are looking for new referees, if you are 14 years plus please register your interest for our next course in April (start of winter season). No basketball experience required just a willingness to learn.more

PAWS commences Weds 8th February

A free association initiative for our U10 & 12 junior domestic players to allow them to work and practice on their own skills under the guidance of quality coaches. A weekly session open to all on a regular basis with commitment to attend essential.
For booking just email comps@mckinnonbasketball.orgmore

Australia Day Weekend Champions

36 teams (our largest contingent from The Cougars)took to the court this weekend in the worlds largest junior tournament with over 1400 teams taking part. After a minimum of 4 pool games and finals we had 9 Grand Finalists, with 4 (U14/2, U16/3 & U18/3 Boys & U16/3 Girls)taking out their divisions championship, well done to everyone taking part a great effort.more

12th Cougar Cup @ Bentleigh on SUNDAY

Come along and support our teams in their bid to secure the Cougar Cup this Sunday from 11.00am.
There will be a sausage sizzle and slurpees available.more

We need you to score Big V?

We are in need of scorers for our 4 Big V teams, no experience required as full training is given.
The season runs March to Aug and each team has up to 11 home games. It is a great way to meet people and see the games up close.
Join our Big V program now.
For more information contact John Harkness Scorebench convenor on jeharkness1967@optusnet.com.aumore

Congrats to Emile, Hayden & Zak at ECC

The 3 boys represented McKinnon at The East Coast Challenge in the U16 age group across 2 Victorian teams. Both teams made the Grand Final but unfortunately due to a leaking roof the game was not played. This tournament for U16's is all about development and exposure to what it is to represent your state at The Nationals later in the year. Well done boys.more

Holiday camps in January @ McKinnon

These camps are ideal for players after the Xmas break.
These will fill up quickly, numbers limited.more

2016-17 Tour coming to an end after LA & Disney

The snow hit Charlotte and for many was the first time they had seen it. From Charlotte we headed to San Francisco to rain!! This did not deter the party and Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Cable Car and The Golden Gate Bridge were enjoyed. From san Fran we headed to LA to a day at Disney Land & California Adventure Park before heading back to sunny Melbourne arriving back on Friday.more

Congrats to the U14/1 & 16/1 Boys on making VC

A huge congratulations to the coaches Darren & Darcy and their teams on making the states top grade, The Victorian Championship in phase 1 of grading in the MUVJBL representative competition.
We have 5 other teams still in the mix to make the grade in Feb/March phase 2.more

Merry Xmas to all of our valued members

Thank you to everyone for the part you play in our great association. Have a wonderful festive season and all the best for 2017more

2 Premiers @ The Southern Peninsula Tournament

24 teams headed down to The Peninsula last weekend to play in the annual tournament. This is always a good hit out so early in the season. Congratulations to our 12/5 boys coached by Matt Marenko and 14/4 boys coached by Sam Mouat on their premierships. Congrats also to the 18/3 boys who were runners up in their division. Thank you to all involved.more

Star Wars Movie Rogue One Tour Fundraiser

For all you Star War fans come along and watch the latest blockbuster and support the 20 young McKinnon players heading to the USA on 26th December.
Tickets only $25 including pre movie nibbles.more

Marketing & Communication vacancy

Are you who we are looking for to take us onwards and upwards?
We are looking for someone who is highly motivated with creative skills to take our marketing and communications t0 the next level.
Please read attached document for specific skills.more

Congratulations to our ECC athletes

Congratulations to U16 players Hayden Mitchell, Emile Boulos & Zac Fullagar on their selection to the East Coast Challenge (ECC) held early January in Sydney on the back of their recent NITP selection.more

Southern Peninsula Tournament THIS weekend

Good luck to all 23 McKinnon Cougar teams competing this weekend in the Mornington Peninsula.
Attached are all the team fixtures for easy reference.more

Congratulations Nathan,Ed & Darcy

Congratulations to player Nathan Scollo (U14/1 boys) and Coaches Darcy Sharpe & Ed Niu on their selection in The Southern Cross Challenge (SCC). Nathan will be playing for the U14 Navy team, Darcy will be Asst Coach of the U14 White team & Ed Asst Coach of the U15 White team.more

Notice of 2016 Association AGM

With the AGM of the McKinnon Basketball Association fast approaching, it is time to request nominations for positions on the Executive Committee for the coming year.. The Constitution requires that the President and Secretary be elected in each even numbered year and that one ordinary member be elected in each even numbered year.
Anybody can nominate to serve on the Executive Committee.more

MUVJBL Scorers course for new & existing parents

Mon 7th or 21st @ 7pm at Bentleigh Secondary College. Open to anyone needing to learn or wanting a refresh.more

Door entry to increase from Sat 5th November

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No games or programs Melbourne Cup Weekend

There will be no Slam Jam, Kids First, Aussie Hoops, Junior Domestic and U9 competition over the long weekend.more

Vale Marty Handson

It is with much sadness that I am letting you know that our President, coach, mentor and friend, Marty Handson passed away on Thursday 13 October with his family around him.

Marty has been an integral part of the McKinnon Family since 2012 when he joined the Cougars Girls program as Senior Coaching Director and Brighton Wolves Club. He became President of the McKinnon Basketball Association in 20more

Youth Tryouts THIS Tues 18th & Thurs 20th Oct

The McKinnon Cougars are looking to recruit talented young players with a passion for the game and drive to win!more

Cougars have 4 MUVJBL Premiers season 2015/16

Congratulations to all of our teams this year on a great seasons work. With 19 teams playing finals and 4 Premiers we couldn't be prouder. Special mention to Jim and the 12/1 girls on our first VC Reserve Premiership, also to Rick & The U18/1 boys, Ellen & the U14/3 girls & Josh and the U14/3 boys on their respective premierships. Go Cougarsmore

Junior Boys VJBL Coaches for 2016-17 appointed

Under new Coaching Director Stewart Baird we are pleased to announce the MUVJBL junior boys coaching line up for season 2016-17more

MUVJBL U20 Tryouts THIS week @ Bentleigh

MUVJBL U20 tryouts start this week, both sessions must be attended.
If you are from another association please bring a permission to train form.more

Junior Girls VJBL Coaches for 2016-17 appointed

McKinnon Basketball Association are excited to announce the coaching appointments for the 16/17 Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League season.

Firstly we would like to thank and acknowledge Michael Follacchio for all his hard work and dedication to the MBA the past 3 years, coaching in the U12 & 14 girls program, winning a championship with the 12's last year.more

Junior Rep Tryouts starting in October

Tryout dates have been set in preparation for the 2016-17 Championship Season.
These are open to all players wishing to join our successful junior program. Attendance at all sessions are required.
Online registrations must be completed before attending tryouts available on the home pagemore

Junior Boys Coaching Director appointed for MUVJBL

We are very excited at the appointment this week of our Junior Boys Director of coaching Stewart Baird.
Stewart comes to McKinnon with much knowledge and a wealth of experience having coached in SEABL & Big V competitions for many years as well as the responsibility for developing players.more

Something for everyone this September Holidays

This holidays we have plenty of opportunities for all ages and abilities to play basketball in a fun environment.
The WNBL Deakin Melbourne Boomers are running a clinic, there is a rep tryout preparation skills clinic, a fundamental camp for the younger players wanting to try their hand at basketball and our regular daily camp headed up by Dillon Stith USA import player. Registrations requiredmore

Big V awards night season 2016 celebrated

On Saturday all 4 senior team players, coaches, team managers & our score bench team attended an evening to celebrate the 2016 season, hosted by Justin Nelson.
As well as individual players being recognised for their seasons, a lifetime membership award was presented to Brendan & Elena Ayre for their support, loyalty and commitment to the MBA since 1997.
See below for player awardsmore

Winter Season Grand Final Wrap

Congratulations to all teams that played in the finals this past weekend. To all coaches, players, families, team managers, referees and venue staff, thank you for your ongoing efforts during this season. The success of our Association and the enjoyment our players and parents receive each weekend is down to you all.more

USA College Information Evening

Do you have a dream to play college basketball and are in the U16 age group and upwards, then come along to this information session and hear about how this can be achieved.
Luke Sunderland of Elite Edge Basketball will talk you through the process and requirements and answer any questions. Open to male & female players and parents.more

September MeveL 3 on 3 Tournament @ Bentleigh

Sat 17th September sees the return of the MeveL 3 on 3 Tournament @ Bentleigh Secondary for U12 & 14 teams. Subject to entries there will be a minimum of 5 games for all teams
Limited registrations so get in early and secure your place.more

Junior Boys Director of Coaching Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for a Junior Boys Coaching Director in our representative program.
The program has gone from strength to strength and we now need the right individual to take us to the next level.
If you have what it takes after reading the attached advertisement please get in touchmore

Nelson joins 2017 Senior Coaching Line Up

We are excited to announce that Justin Nelson will be joining
the McKinnon Cougars senior coaching team as Head Coach of the SCM
team for the 2017 Big V season. Justin will be joining Bianca White (SCW),Nathan Geer (Asst SCW) Darcy Sharpe (VYC), Ed Niu (Asst VYC) and
Andrew Potter (YL1W) in the Cougars senior coaching line up for 2017.more

Congratulations Kate, Slater and Maxwell!

Congratulations to Kate Mahoney, Slater Lord and Maxwell Prezens who have all made it through to the next stage of the SCC Tryouts! A great achievement by our budding Cougars!more

Max Cody Named Player of the Month

Congratulations to Max Cody who has been named Big V's VYCM Player of the Month!
The Cougars balled out of their brains throughout July despite being a team without a chance of playing finals. Max Cody had a LOT to do with that! While wins were originally at a premium, they came thick and fast as Cody notched 27ppg and 8apg in his five appearances throughout the month.more

Good Luck in Rio Lori!

McKinnon's Girls Director of Coaching Lori Chizik is currently at the Olympics in Rio as an Assistant Coach for the Australian Opals! The MBA would like to wish her the best of luck, we are so proud of her amazing achievement and can't wait to see her bring home the Gold!more

WNBL Boomer Memberships Available Now!

WNBL memberships are currently on sale, starting at just $20 each! Purchase yours this July and you will receive two special rewards.more

Boomers at The Den!

The WNBL Melbourne Boomers will be taking on the NCAA Division 1 South Dakota Coyotes at Benteligh Secondary College on Thursday 11th August. The women will tip off at 7:30pm with Boomers merchandise at special prices also available. Entry is a gold coin donation. Bring your friends and cheer on the Melbourne Boomers!more

Pink Out 2016 A Great Success

We are proud to announce that the 2016 Pink Out weekend raised an amazing $13,455 which will be shared between Breast Cancer Network Australia and Marty Handson to provide help in his current struggle. From purchasing socks and making personal donations, to attending the annual cocktail party and bidding on auction items, our members rallied around the cause and donated generously.more

Term 3 Rep Ready for current 2006/07 players

Rep Ready is a program designed to upskill players wishing to tryout for the Cougars representative teams in October 2016. It is an 8 week 1 hour intensive program from 4-5pm @ Brighton Sec (girls Mondays,boys Thursdays)
Cost $75 including a reversible singlet. The program is coached by current senior rep coaches. Email alison_cody@mckinnonbasketball.org for a rego form or click on attached.more

Cougar Boys Win Regional Challenge Game!

Congratulations to our U14/3 Cougar Boys who were victorious in their Regional Challenge game over Keilor on Friday! Following a strong performance in their season's games thus far, the boys were invited by the MUVJBL to represent the East Division in the Regional Challenge. This is the first time a McKinnon team has played in the Challenge.more

Four Cougars Make Big V Blue Carpet

It was all maroon and gold on Big V's Blue Carpet this week as four of our players made it following their very impressive performances over the weekend!more

Congratulations Natalie, Ariel & Dillon!

Congratulations to SCW Cougars Natalie van den Adel and Ariel Thomas and SCM Cougar Dillon Stith on making the Big V Round 14 Blue Carpet!more

Congratulations Under 14-3 Cougar Boys

Congratulations to our U14-3 Cougar Boys who have been invited to the MUVJBL's Regional Challenge as representatives from the East competition following a successful performance in their VJBL games.more

Cougars have a ball at Nunawading Tournament

Our U12-2 and bottom aged U18 boys took the opportunity to develop their game further over the long weekend at the Nunawading Tournament and had a ball of a time!more

Olivia Woods signs with Viterbo

Congratulations to our YLW Cougar Olivia Woods who has signed with Viterbo University!more

Matt Brooks named Coach of the Month

Congratulations to McKinnon Cougar SCM Head Coach Matt Brooks who has been named Big V's SCM Coach of the Month for May! The SCM Cougars won 5 out of their 6 games in May - an impressive effort which has landed them a fourth spot on the ladder, with just nine games until finals.more

Cougars make next round of BV Talent ID Camp

Congratulations to our Under 12 McKinnon Cougars who have been successful in reaching the next stage of Basketball Victoria’s Talent ID Camps. Oliver Ledger, Jamaal Zecevic, Eitan Ben-Moyal, Cameron Clarke, Ruby Raymond and Alice Power were all successful in progressing to the next round, the Under 12 All Star Camp, to be held in September at the State Basketball Centre.more

Cougar Max Cody Commits to Minot State

The McKinnon Basketball Association would like to congratulate McKinnon Cougar Max Cody on signing with Minot State University, North Dakota. Deliberating over offers from a number of colleges, Max committed to the Minot State Beavers last weekend.more

Dillon and Casey Make Big V Blue Carpet

Following a massive weekend by the SCM Cougars, both McKinnon imports have made the Big V Round 10 Blue Carpet following impressive individual performances.more

Cougar Girls Take Part in Core Advantage Session

Thank you to Core Advantage Athletic Development who hosted the second of five information sessions for our Cougar rep players. The U14 and U18 girls, coaches and parents took part, with the boys program set to take part in the coming weeks.more

Cougars to take on Vic Metro

Our VYCM Cougars will take on this years U16 Vic Metro Boys on Tuesday 10th May at 7:10pm. Get down to Bentleigh to cheer on your Cougars - free entry!more

Phil Mahoney Named BV's Athlete of the Year

Congratulations to McKinnon Superstar Phil Mahoney who was named Basketball Victoria's Athlete of the Year with an Intellectual Disability last Tuesday night at the Basketball Victoria Awards.more

Congratulations Abe on Making Blue Carpet

VYCM Cougar Abe Kaplandjian made the Round 6 Big V Blue Carpet following two excellent games over the weekend.more

Become a McKinnon member for the Winter Season

A new and improved family pass great value at $180 for family members into ALL MBA run venues for domestic competitions and Big V home games.

Now includes a club lanyard, car sticker ands a birthday card for junior pass holders.

Order form attached.more

Shanae and Max make Round 5 Blue Carpet

Congratulations to SCW Cougar Shanae Greaves and VYCM Cougar Max Cody on making the Big V Blue Carpet in Round 5.more

Congratulations Trevor!

Trevor Batley received his 15 Year Service Award to the VBSA a few weeks ago at the Den. Well done Trev!more

McKinnon Superstars Claim Silver!

The McKinnon Superstars team have continued their recent good form claiming a Silver Medal at the Westernport All Abilities Tournament held at the Somerville Recreation Centre.more

Shanae's Blue Carpet Appearance

Congratulations to SCW Cougar Shanae Greaves on making Big V's blue carpet following a stellar performance in Round 4 against Eltham.more

Dillon and Max make Big Blue Carpet

Congratulations to SCM Cougar Dillon Stith and VYCM Cougar Max Cody on making Big V's Round 3 Blue Carpet.more

Annual Wrap 2015

One season can roll in to the next so quickly and whilst 2016 is well underway, its great to reflect on the many achievements and successes Association-wide last year.more

Girls Got Game Association of the Year

The McKinnon Basketball Association were named Girls Got Game Association of the Year for 2015 at the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League AGM.more

Congratulations Max "Mr 42" Cody!

Congratulations to VYCM Cougar Max Cody who made it on to the Big V Round 2 Blue Carpet following a 42 point star show on Saturday!more

Join the McKinnon Scorebench!

Join the team that puts the score on the board in the 2016 Big V season (and get a front row seat!)more

U12 Girls & Boys Easter Classic Premiers

9 Cougar teams made the trip to Adelaide for the annual 2016 Norwood Easter Classic. All teams competed very well against interstate and local competition. Of the 9 teams (4 boys, 5 girls) 4 made the Grand Finals, the U12 & U18 boys and girls. Unfortunately the older teams were defeated but our U12 teams were both victorious and took out the A Grade Championships, well done.more

Summer season domestic results & awards

Congratulations to all teams that played in the finals this past weekend. To all coaches, players, families, team managers, referees and venue staff, thank you for your ongoing efforts during this season. The success of our Association and the enjoyment our players and parents receive each weekend is down to you all.
Thank you to our Sportsmanship Award sponsor Wills Batch Ice Creamerymore

Easter Holiday Basketball action at McKinnon

This Easter school holidays we have basketball action for all ages and abilities. Run by our US playing imports and senior coaches you are assured of a good time. Places book fast so register and secure your place.more

USA Girls Tour 2017

The USA Girls tour will be departing in December 2017 and is open to all McKinnon Rep and Domestic girls born in 2000/2001.more

Special Discount to Girls Basketball Australia Academy

Girls Basketball Australia have provided McKinnon Members with a special offer - 15% off programs!more

MBA Summer Newsletter

As the Summer Season comes to a close, check our MBA Summer Newsletter. A great read for all our members!more

Get into Bay City Burrito!

10% of all Mckinnon Basketball’s members’ meals and drinks will be donated to support the U16/1 Cougar Girls trip to Adelaide. Hurry ends 24th March.more

Big V Cougars Win Inaugural Cougar Coast Cup

The McKinnon Cougars senior program travelled to the Gold Coast over the weekend as part of the clubs Big V pre season preparations. Following on from last years successful trip for the SCM, this year all four McKinnon Big V teams made the trip to the sunny Gold Coast to play in practice games as well as to bond as a senior program. After arrival into Gold Coast airport, the Cougars made their waymore

Scoretable Course in March

Become a scorer and grab the best seat in the house at The Den this Big V Season!more

Referee Course this April!

Want to ref at McKinnon? We are currently taking bookings for our April Referee Course but hurry spots are limited!more

Gold, Silver, Bronze for Cougars at Nationals!

There was a strong McKinnon flavour at the Under 20 Australian Junior Championships & Ivor Burge Cup recently held in Ipswich, Queensland.more

McKinnon Retain Cougar Cup

The McKinnon Cougars played in the 11th annual Cougar Cup on Saturday afternoon, hosted by Keysborough at Springers Leisure Centre.more

Saints Crowned Clash of the Club Champions

Our first Clash of the Clubs was a huge success with players and spectators having a ball!more

NBA Warriors v Miami, girls meet Andrew Bogut post game

Day 17
The penultimate day of the tour was a massive one for the group,with an early start on the ferry to Alcatraz Island to tour the infamous federal penitentiary long time off-limits to the public. A cable car ride into the heart of San Francisco for yet more shopping,before heading to Oracle Arena for the NBA. Little did the girls know we had post game tickets courtesy of Aussie Andrew Bogutmore

Cougars to Represent Victoria

Congratulations to Cougar Youth League Men’s player Jack Macdonald, on his selection into the Under 20/2’s Vic Metro team. Jack will head to Ipswich, Queensland next month to represent Victoria at Nationals.more

Welcome Shanae and Andrew!

The McKinnon Cougars are excited to announce our newest additions to the Big V Womens Program - WNBL star Shanae Greaves and Head Coach Andrew Potter!more

Holiday camp action at McKinnon in Jan 2016

Looking for basketball action this January holidays 2016,come and participate and learn new skills under the watchful eyes of our 2 USA playing imports and VJBL coaches. To register complete the attached forms.more

Thank You to Our Volunteers

On Wednesday 11th November many of our club committee members, coaches, club volunteers and staff gathered for an evening of chat, laughs, food and drinks at the local Boundary Hotel.more

MBA Coaches attend WNBL Coaching Evening

Two weeks ago, our girls director of coaching Lori Chizik, presented a unique opportunity to all the girls program Big V senior & MUVJBL junior coaches at the WNBL.more

SCM Cougars Sign Walker & ABK

The McKinnon Cougars are excited to announce two major signings for the 2016 SCM Season, Casey Walker and Alex Bogart-King.more

Thank You for Taking Part in Rep Tryouts

After a long and thorough try outs process, we have selected our teams for the 2015 VJBL season.more

Kale Harrison Wins SCM MVP

The Big V hosted its night of nights in the Victory Room within Etihad Stadium on Saturday 19th September. In attendance were the numerous players, coaches, referees, score bench officials and volunteers from around the league along with a number of McKinnon Cougar representatives.more

Cougar Rep Tryouts

Want to play for the Cougars in the 2015/16 VJBL Season?! Be sure to put our tryout dates in your diaries!more

Cougar Coaches Required!

McKinnon Basketball are currently looking for experienced and enthusiastic coaches for Cougar teams competing in the Victorian Junior Basketball League 2016 Season.more

Cougars Sign Dillon Stith!

Following a successful 2015 season for the SCM program, the McKinnon Cougars are excited to announce its first new signing for the 2016 season, Dillon Stith. In his first season in the Big V, Dillon averaged 22.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game as well as showcasing his ability to wow spectators with highlight reel dunks.more

Cougar Premiers!

Congratulations to our U12-1 Cougar Girls and U20-1 Cougar Men, who finished their VJBL Seasons as Premiers following some great Grand Final Wins on Friday night!more

Everyone a winner in the domestic finals

Last weekend saw the culmination of a seasons hard work with all Grand Finals fought out, with 4 going to overtime. See attached of all results and sportsmanship award winners.
Congratulations to all involved on making the weekend such a success.more

Book Your Spot on One of Our Holiday Camps!

We have a variety of holiday camps available these school holidays - from 3 on 3 to Fundamentals, evens a special Melbourne Boomers camp - theres something for everyone!more

Cougar Competes in Pan-Armenian Games

Last month Cougar VYCM player Abe Kapandjian attended the 2015 Pan-Armenian Games. This is a great achievement and a fantastic experience for Abe. Read all about his times at the Games below!more

Boomers Basketball Clinic for McKinnon Girls!

MBA Sponsors and WNBL Powerhouse the Melbourne Boomers will be holding a girls basketball clinic at Bentleigh Secondary on Tuesday 29th September for McKinnon girls. Book your spot now for just $30!more

Cougar Defeat Canadian Touring Team

On Monday night the McKinnon Cougar Senior Men's program competed against a touring Canadian CIS Division 1 University team, the Lethbridge Pronghorns in a practice game.more

Welcome Scalpers!

Welcome to St Finbar Scalpers on their member club status of the MBA making them our 7th member club. Scalpers currently have 17 junior teams and 3 open age teams playing in our competitions. We look forward to their support and involvement in our award winning growing association.more

All 4 One A Great Afternoon For All Involved!

On Sunday the MBA, in conjunction with Basketball Victoria, held its inaugural “All 4 One Basketball” event.more

Rep Ready starting in term 3

If you have aspirations to play rep basketball next season then our Rep Ready program is for you if you are born in 2005/06. We run a girls (Monday) and a boys (Thursday) program
See details attachedmore

Four Cougars Selected for APS Team

Congratulations to four of our Cougars who were selected for the Australian Public Schools (APS) basketball team.more

Cougars Soar into Grand Final in Spectacular Fashion!

The Cougars have staged the upset of the season, knocking off title favourites Ringwood, to earn their spot in the Grand Final in just their second season in the top division!more

Pink Out Raises $20K for BCNA!

The MBA held it’s third annual Pink Out event over the weekend to support and raise funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, local businesses and amazing members, we are proud to announce that we have raised an outstanding $20,039.60 for BCNA! This brings our grand total to just over $55,000 raised for BCNA in just three years!more

Linebreak Compression - Our Newest Supporter!

Introducing our newest supporter, Linebreak! Linebreak provide a great range of elite compression wear, helping you to PERFORM, PROTECT and RECOVER.more

Vote for Laura for GGG!

Congratulations to Laura Siebert of our U18/2 Cougar Girls on her Melbourne Utd. Victorian Junior Basketball League​ Girls Got Game nomination last night. Remember to vote for Laura before 9am on Monday!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y7L96QDmore

Liz Cambage supports MBA Pink Out

On Monday & Tuesday this week Opals player Liz Cambage had a workout at Bentleigh with Asst Opals Coach & our own girls Director of Coaching Lori Chizik. The opportunity was too good to miss so we asked Liz if she would mind autographing some Opals apparel and a ball which she kindly did. These items will be available to bid on in the silent auction next week.more

Superstars Claim Back to Back Championship

The MBA hosted the sixth annual Echo All Abilities tournament on Saturday, with 12 teams from 7 associations across metro Victoria competing at Bentleigh Secondary College. The all day event is a rewarding experience for all and sees the Den erupt in to fun and vibrant atmosphere.more

Big V Cougars Celebrate Girls Got Game

Sunday’s Triple Header at The Den saw our Cougars celebrate the Girls Got Game initiative. Our Youth League and State Championship Women all wore special edition GGG Cougar uniforms, with all players including the opposition, donning purple ribbons in their hair to show their support.more

Pink Out is This Weekend!

Our annual Pink Out event is this weekend - so get ready to Pink Out!more

Basketball holiday programs for all

Holiday camps this June/July holidays for all, from beginners to VJBL players.
Places fill up quickly so get your booking in soon.more

Congratulations U12/1 & U14/1 Boys!

Congratulations to our Under 12/1 and Under 14/1 Cougar boys teams who have been invited to the National Junior Classic this weekend following their top four position in VC in the first half of the season.more

VYCM vs Vic Metro This Thursday

Come down to The Den this Thursday night to cheer on your Cougar VYCM as they take on this year's Under 16 Vic Metro team. Tip off is at 7:15pm and entry is just a gold coin donation!more

McKinnon named Inclusive Association of the year

Last Thursday night saw members of the MBA attend Basketball Victoria’s night of nights to celebrate the successes of basketball around the state throughout 2014.
Allan Anderson, our fantastic Big V game court announcer, received his Bronze Service Award for his 15 years of service to the game of basketball. We’re sure you would agree, we have the best caller in the league.more

Max Cody Invited to NPBA Top 100 Camp!

Cougar Max Cody has been invited to the prestigious NPBA Top 100 Camp!more

Congratulations Matt - SCM Coach of the Month!

Our very own SCM Head Coach Matt Brooks has been named Big V's SCM Coach of the Month for April! Matt coached his team to three great wins in April over Sherbrooke, Bulleen and Hume City. The SCM are currently on a 7 game winning streak and head into a double header at The Den this weekend when they take on Werribee on Saturday night followed by Eltham on Sunday!more

Melbourne Boomers May Membership Blitz

Buy any Melbourne Boomers membership in the month of May and receive 25% off! Bleed purple this 2015/16 Season!more

Congratulations Alex - 300 Big V Games!

Congratulations to SCW Cougar Alex Lough who played her 300th Big V Game on the weekend! This is an outstanding achievement and one that not many can claim.more

Basketball in Victoria - Soaring to New Heights

It is 8:00am on a Saturday morning, you enter any basketball stadium in suburban Melbourne or regional Victoria and the ‘sights and sounds’ are all too familiar.more

Cougars Shine at Annual Easter Classic

Ten McKinnon Cougar teams headed across the border over the Easter long weekend to take part in the annual Easter Norwood Classic in Adelaide. The tournament is a great away trip for players, coaches and parents to bond and is eagerly awaited by many McKinnon players each year.more

Family Pass - Winter season now available

Still only priced at $170 for the coming winter domestic season, this includes entry into all domestic venues and Big V games. This offers great value to families, just complete the form below.more

Winter Domestic Season Starts this Weekend!

Domestic is back with the Winter Season starting this weekend! A friendly reminder that players must not bring balls in to any venue - coaches may bring a ball. Please note that there will be no games over Anzac Day weekend.more

Well Done to the Special K's!

Round three of the Big V Season saw our first triple header at The Den in 2015, with our teams almost making it a perfect three for the night. Our Imports Kale Harrison and Kendall Rodriguez, the ‘Special K’s’, were recognized for their individual efforts over the weekend, gaining a spot on the Big V’s Blue Carpet!more

Big V Triple Header at The Den This Weekend!

Get down to The Den this Saturday to cheer on your Cougars! On the last weekend of holidays, you can be entertained by not one but three Cougar games at home!more

A new direction for the VYC Men

It is with regret that we announce that the MBA has parted ways with our VYC Men’s coach, Daniel Smith.
A key philosophy of our Big V program is that we have consistency and integration between our senior and youth teams. Unfortunately on this fundamental point we have not felt that we had Daniel’s buy-in. Consequently we decided to make a change before getting too far into the season.more

Domestic Grand Final results and sportsmnaship recipents

47 Grand Final games were contested at Bentleigh Stadium this weekend bringing the close to the summer 2014 - 15 season. Congratulations to all involved in making the weekend a huge success. Thank you to Grill'd for their on going sponsor of our sportsmanship award.more

Holiday programs for all this school holidays

There are many options to choose from this coming school holidays all run by experienced coaches and our senior imports for the 2015 Big V season.
Camps fill quickly so book your place.more

A COUGAR SUPERSTAR AT THE AUS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Phil Mahoney from our McKinnon Superstars All Abilities Team recently competed at the Ivor Burge Australian National Championships which were held at the Dandenong Stadium. An explosive player and very good shooter, Phil has been a member of the Vic Country Team for several years now and has displayed his talent against the other states during the week long Championships.more

Round 1 Wrap Up

Round 1 of the Big V 2015 Season was a tough one for the Cougars, however there was some great basketball played by all four teams!more

Congratulatons U20 Girls on Qualifying for VC!

Last Friday saw the U20 Cougar Girls qualify for the Victorian Championship division - the highest of VJBL's grades. The girls join the U14 Cougar girls as well as the U12 and U14 Cougar Boys this year in VC.more

Big V Is Back at The Den This Weekend!

The Big V Season 2015 kicks of this weekend at the Den, come down and cheer on your Cougars to victory!more

Beginners referee school to start in April

If you are 14 years and over why not become a junior referee at McKinnon. The course commences on 12th April and all sessions must be attended before taking the court as a white shirt.
See details attached.more

$4045 raised for Christina

The VJBL, Melbourne United, The McKinnon Basketball Association and the generosity of MBA members have rallied together to raise $4045.50 for Christina. The VJBL and Melbourne United donated $1000 each whilst the MBA and its members donated $2045.50.more

McKinnon Cougars Retain Cougar Cup

With the Cup remaining at The Den for another year, the tenth annual Cougar Cup did not disappoint. We would like to give special mention to SCM player Adrian Mueller who has played for the McKinnon Cougars in all ten Cougar Cups – an outstanding achievement! Stay tuned for what looks to be another successful Big V season for the McKinnon Cougars!more

USA 2016/17 Boys Tour Booking Now!

With the 2014/15 Boys Tour a great success, we are currently taking bookings for the next USA Boys Tour to be held in 2016/17! Please contact the office to book your place - spaces are limited!more

10% Off at The Boundary Hotel For MBA Members

Thanks to our new partnership with The Boundary Hotel, all MBA members are entitled to 10% off, with 10% of your purchase also going directly to the MBA.more

SCM Cougar Team Manager Needed!

The McKinnon Cougars State Championship Men's team are looking for a team manager for the 2015 Big V Season.more

Support Christina

The McKinnon Basketball Association is proud to help raise money for Christina this weekend.more

Cougars Win Pride Cup

Sunday morning saw a selection of both male and female Cougar Big V players take part in the inaugural Pride Cup at Wesley College. The exhibition games, organised and supported by Big V, Basketball Victoria and Fair Go, Sport, saw the McKinnon Cougars take on the Craigieburn Eagles. Both clubs are proud supporters of the Fair Go, Sport! initiative.more

Cougars Shine at Australia Day Tournament!

Thirty-one of our Cougar Representative teams took part in the annual Eltham Dandenong Tournament over this Australia Day long weekend. At the largest junior basketball tournament in the world, the Cougars were able to show off their talents whilst also developing their game in a competitive and fun setting.more

Melbourne Boomers VJBL Night

Wear your Cougars uniform this Saturday 31st January to gain half price entry to the Melbourne Boomers game!more

USA Tour - Day 15!

The McKinnon Cougars inaugural US Tour Team is currently underway in North Carolina. The boys will be away for 2.5 weeks in the land of basketball - check back here for regular updates on what the boys are up to!more

Cougars to take part in Pride Cup

Supporters of the Fair Go, Sport initiative, the McKinnon Cougars are proud to be part of the inaugural Pride Cup, which will be held on Sunday 1st February.more

Our Thoughts Our With The Hurley Family

It is with deepest regret that the MBA announces the passing of one of our member parents. Andrew Hurley passed away peacefully on Friday morning, having courageously fought a long illness over several years.more

Cougar Bus Available for Hire!

Meet the newest addition to the MBA Family - the Cougar Bus! Available for hire, this 12 seater bus is great for Away Games and Tournaments!more

Congratulations Nick Staikos!

The McKinnon Basketball Association would like to congratulate Labor's Nick Staikos on his Bentleigh election win. With Labor's election win in both Victoria and Bentleigh, the McKinnon Basketball Association will now receive much needed court space with the promise of 2 additional courts as part of the $9.8million funding to reform Benteligh Secondary's facilities.more

Become a Big V Scorebench official for 2015

Want to be part of McKinnon Big V Basketball?
Want to have the best seat in the house game day?
Then become an official scorer.
Join the scoring team at McKinnon Basketball this year.
Level one scoring course Sun 15th Feb @ 9.00am course fee covered by MBA
Contact MBA office or John Harkness score bench convenor(jeharkness1967@optusnet.com.au or 0434674322) for further details.more

Youngsters turn to coaching!

McKinnon prides itself on providing a vast array of opportunities for it’s members, whether it be playing, refereeing or coaching. This 2014/15 season has seen the introduction of a number of young coaches taking part in the representative program. Putting aside their playing shoes, seven of our current and former rep players are giving back to the game and the association through coaching some ofmore

Happy New Year!

Wishing all of our members a Happy New Year! See you all in 2015!more

Marty Announced as New MBA President

The McKinnon Basketball Association is pleased to announce the Association’s new President, Marty Handson, following a vote at the MBA’s AGM last Thursday. Marty Handson has been an active member of the Association over the past three years and will be a familiar face to many. The MBA would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing President Axel Dench for his commitmentmore

January Holiday clinics at MBA

We have programs for all ages starting week of 19th January, come and develop your skills while having fun in readiness for a big 2015more

Foam Rollers Available From The MBA

Foam Rollers are now available for purchase from the MBA Office. Available in both 30cm and 45cm sizes.more

Southern Pen Wrap Up

16 of our McKinnon Cougar representative teams took part in the annual Southern Peninsula Tournament over the weekend. As the first tournament of the season, the weekend provided a great opportunity for all players to bond with their new team mates as well as practice their on court game in a competitive setting.more

Superstars Claim Silver!

The McKinnon Superstars have continued their great 2014 form with two teams entering the inaugural Maccabi Victoria All Abilities Tournament held at Bialik College in Hawthorn.more

Melbourne United vs Crocs This Sunday!

Cheer on your Melbourne team as they take on the Townsville Crocs this Sunday from 1:30pm at Margaret Court Arena!more

McKinnon Basketball's AGM

McKinnon Basketball's Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 27th November at 7:30pm at the MBA office at 11 Clarence Street, Bentleigh.more

Cougar Big V Coaches Announced

The McKinnon Cougars have finalised their senior coaching appointments for the 2015 Big V season with Bianca White and Matt Brooks being appointed to the State Championship Women’s and Men’s team respectively.more

VJBL Score Sheet Training

Score Sheet Training will be held at Bentleigh Secondary College on Tuesday 11th November at 6:45pmmore

Melbourne United $10 Tickets!

Melbourne United take on the Cairns Taipans again this Wednesday 12th November at 6:30pm. Witness the first public sporting event at the newly redeveloped Margaret Court Arena! Special $10 tickets available!more

Melbourne United Halloween Special!

Some great offers available to MBA members at this Sunday's Melbourne United home game against Woolongong! Be sure to wear your MBA colours or your spookiest Halloween costume in order to attend the post-game meet and greet with the players!more

MBA Members Take Part in Relay For Life

The annual Murumbeena Relay for Life took place over the weekend, raising money and awareness for Cancer Council Australia. The Murrumbeena Relay is the longest standing Relay for Life, each year celebrating cancer survivors, remembering loved ones and fighting back against the disease that affects so many. The event saw strong support from the local communitymore

Member Update

Bentleigh MP Elizabeth Miller has announced a commitment of $9.6 million to rebuild Bentleigh Secondary College, if the Coalition Government is reelected in November. The proposal includes the addition of two further courts at Bentleigh as well as high quality modern facilities and a school community car park.more

Big V Youth Tryouts THIS month

Come and join our recently promoted Victorian Youth Championship Men's team or our YL1W team for season 2015. Both teams have new coaches at the helm and are looking for players to supplement the ranks of our home grown talent. Both teams will be working closely with the Men's & Women's State Championship teams.more

Cookson Appointed YLW Head Coach

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Daniel Smith Appointed YLM Coach

The McKinnon Cougars are extremely excited to announce the appointment of Daniel Smith to Head Coach of the 2015 Victorian Youth Championship Cougar Men’s team (pending Big V approval).more

U20 Cougar Women's Rep Tryouts

Come and be part of our Cougar program for season 2014-15, with the U20 Women's Tryouts commencing this Monday at Bentleigh Secondary College from 6:30pm!more

VJBL Representative tryouts commence Sat

Come and be part of our Cougar program for season 2014-15, with the tryout process commencing Saturday for new players and existing next week. Details attachedmore

Cougars Honoured at Big V Awards Night

Saturday night saw the McKinnon Cougar Big V program attend the League’s night of nights at the annual Big V Awards Dinner. The Cougars were nominated for a whopping 19 awards, with representation across all four of the teams. With 44 people in attendance, McKinnon had the largest club representation of the night, which was certainly felt (and heard!) both in the room and on the stage!more

It's MBA Night at Hisense!

Get your McKinnon gear on and get down to Melbourne United's first home game of the 2014/15 NBL Season! Watch our very own ex-McKinnon players Owen Odigie of Melbourne United take on Corey Maynard of the Cairns Taipans!more

U12-4 Cougar Girls - VJBL Champions!

Sunday morning saw the U12-4 Cougar Girls win their VJBL Grand Final, becoming 2014 East 2 Champions! Following a third spot finish in the regular season, the Cougars carried great momentum in to the finals series, knocking off top placed Casey in the Grand Final.more

Winter Season Grand Final Results

Last weekend saw the culmination of another fantastic domestic season as the Winter Season Grand Final games took place at Bentleigh Secondary College. A total of 29 boys and 21 girls grand finals took place over the weekend with some great competition throughout.more

Cougars Celebrate at Annual Awards Night

Saturday night saw the McKinnon Basketball Association celebrate another fantastic Big V Cougar season at the annual Cougar Awards Night at The Two Brothers Brewery.more

Girls VJBL age group head coaches announced

We are pleased to announce the firsts coaches for the age groups. Each of these coaches brings a unique set of skills and experience to the position and we look forward to them leading the way in our Girls program. The other coaches will be announced shortly.

U12 - Michael Follacchio
U14 - Nathan Geer
U16 - Marty Handson
U18 - Ashley Cookson
U20 - Brad Rooffmore

Holiday camp action this holidays

Basketball camps for all this Sept/Oct holidays. By Booking only
A fundamental camp for beginners and younger players Tues 30th Sept & Weds 1st Oct, rego to follow
Domestic skills camps shooting camp All grades 23rd Sept 9 – 12, & 1 –4 @ McKinnon Sec
Skills camp all grades 24th Sept 2 sessions 9 – 12 & 1 – 4pm McKinnon Sec rego to follow
Full day camp 9 - 3 Mon to Fri rego belowmore

MBA Winter Newsletter

Check out the MBA's Winter Newsletter for all your club and association news!more

YLM Recruiting for Season 2015

If you would like to be part of the 2015 Cougar Youth League Men team contact us now at programs@mckinnonbasketball.orgmore

Good Luck to our Big V Award Nominees!

Following a successful 2014 Big V Season 13 of our players and coaches have been nominated for a total of 19 Big V Awards. The Big V Awards Night will take place at Ethiad's Victory Room this Saturday 20th September. Good Luck to all of our nominees!more

Join Us at Relay For Life

The MBA are looking forward to again taking part in the Murrumbeena Relay for Life on 11th -12th October at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve.more

McKinnon Superstars VIL Premiers!

Friday night saw the McKinnon Superstars win the 2014 Victorian Inclusion League Premiership, following their 49-25 win over Western Port at Dandenong Basketball Stadium.more

Champion Cougars!

It was an exciting Saturday night at The Den as the Youth League Men Cougars won the 2014 Championship in front of a packed and excited Cougar crowd! Following a stellar season, the Cougars grabbed their 16th win in a row in the most important game of the year, beating second placed Keilor by 9 (76-67).more

Pink Out Raises $21,354 for BCNA!

The McKinnon Basketball Association is extremely excited and proud to announce that our Pink Out 2014 event has raised an amazing $21,354.75 for Breast Cancer Network Australia!more

McKinnon Partners with NBL Melbourne United

We are very excited with our partnership with NBL Team Melbourne United. This partnership will give our members many benefits and opportunities. One of the marquee players will be attending a training once a week building a relationship with us, there will be game day ticket specials and on going promotions, a super clinic for our younger members so get behind your new local NBL team.more

Labour Party Pledge Funds for new MBA Stadium

Today Daniel Andrews, leader of the opposition in Victoria, with Nick Staikos, Labour candidate for Bentleigh, announced a funding package for Bentleigh Secondary College and McKinnon Basketball Association.more

YLM Cougars Through to Grand Final!

It was an exciting weekend for the McKinnon Cougars as all four of our teams competed in the 2014 Big V Finals series following a successful regular season. Our YLM have grabbed themselves a well-earned spot in this week’s Grand Final, whilst our SCW will look to grab 2 wins this weekend to progress through to the Grand Final series.more

PINK OUT 2014

After last years successful Pink Out weekend we are running another from 25-27th July at all venues culminating in a cocktail party. In 2013 The MBA raised $13,069 in its inaugural PINK OUT weekend, the 2nd highest nationally in a BCNA Pink Sports Day Event. This year we want to smash that with a target of $20,000 but we need your support to achieve this. See attachedmore

All Big V teams make finals for 3rd year in a row.

August is the time of year that all teams are working to be playing in. This Saturday night the SCW play game 1 of 3 v Hume having finished 3rd in their respective competition, last week the Broncos got the better of the Cougars so the ladies will be wanting to turn the tables this week. The YL1M follow at 8pm in their semi v Sunbury having finished as minor premiers. Come and show your supportmore

Round 16 Wrap Up

Our YLM continued to dominate this past weekend but it was a tough one for the State Champ teams.more

U12 Rep Ready starts in Term 3

If you want to play U12 representative basketball(2004/05) for McKinnon Cougars and you are serious about attending the tryouts in October rep ready is for you with emphasis on skill development in term 3 in readiness for these tryouts.
Please only apply if you are genuinely serious about trying out, these sessions are not to be used as only an additional training session as numbers are limited.more

Level 1 coaches course @ MBA

The MBA are facilitating an accredited Level 1 coaching course for all coaches in our rep and domestic competitions. Places are strictly limited, booking forms attached.more

Round 14 Big V Wrap

It was all about our girls in Round 14, as the MBA along with the Big V and VJBL celebrated its Girls Got Game Round. Each player was awarded a special MBA Girls Got Game pennant at the beginning of the game, to celebrate females involvement in basketball. With both our SCW and YLW coming away from the weekend with great wins, our girls have definitely got game!more

McKinnon Superstars Pool B Champions

On Saturday our own McKinnon Superstars defeated the Nunawading Spectres in The Grand Final of Pool B. They won 3 of their 4 pool games to progress to the final. Sherbrooke 2 took out the Pool A competition def Westernport having been undefeated all day. There were 10 teams from across metro Victoria competing all day. The finalists were presented with medals by basketball legend Lindsay Gaze.more

July Holiday programs registrations taken now

There are numerous holiday programs to suit your age and ability run by our enthusiastic qualified coaches with emphasis on skill but incorporating fun. See attached registration forms, payment confirms booking.more

Round 13 Action at The Den!

Big V returns to The Den as the Youth League teams take to the court on Saturday night followed by the SCW on Sunday. Come down and cheer them on and help the KEEP THE STREAK!more

Another Clean Sweep as Cougars Keep The Streak!

It was another great round for the Cougars, with all four teams coming away with some great wins. With each of the Cougar senior teams currently on their own winning streak, the club has a combined 21 game winning streak heading int next round!more

It's all about the M's in May!

It's Triple M at McKinnon this week as Big V releases its Player and Coach of the Month Awards. Congratulations to Max Cody who has been named YL1M Player of the Month and to both Marcus Timmons (YL1M) and Matt Brooks (SCM) on their Coach of the Month Awards!more

U12 Boys make 2014 National Junior Classic

Following their strong first half of the season the U12/1 boys have been invited to play in the 2014 National Junior Classic having finished 2nd in their pool. They will play against the best teams nationally at MSAC over the Queens birthday weekend. The U18/1 boys have to win a game on Friday to earn themselves a place in the U18 comp played at Frankston both teams are coached by Marcus Timmons.more

Well done to our U12-1 Cougar Boys!

Following an extremely successful start to their Victorian Championship season, the U12-1 Cougar boys coached by Marcus Timmons were invited to the National Junior Classic to play against the best teams from NSW, QLD, SA and VIC. The boys played some great basketball over the Queen's Birthday weekend, with some nail biting finishes!more

McK 18s Grab the Win Over U16 Vic Metro

In front of a packed Tuesday night crowd, the U18 McKinnon Cougars battled it out against this year’s U16 Vic Metro team in a friendly that showcased some great basketball. The Cougars, coached by Marcus Timmons, came away with a great 12-point win, with some star performances from Jordan Geer and Max Cody.more

Another Clean Sweep for the Cougars

It was another clean sweep for the McKinnon Cougars for the second week in a row, as all four teams came away with great wins.more

Cougars Only Seeing W's in Round 10

It was a fantastic weekend for the Cougars with all four teams coming away with 5 great wins, which have put all Cougar teams in playoff positions.more

Once a Cougar, Always a Cougar!

The McKinnon Cougars are proud to announce McKinnon Junior, Corey Maynard will wear the maroon and gold once more! Graduating from Bryant University this week, after four illustrious years of Division 1 basketball, the newly signed NBL Cairns Taipan will suit up for the McKinnon Cougars State Championship Men’s team when he returns from the USA.more

Big V Round 9 Wrap Up

Another great weekend with the Cougars coming away with three strong wins!more

Domestic Coaches rules and byelaw session

Open to all domestic coaches a session with our Referee Coach and senior referees to understand referee interpretations, byelaw adherence and rules on Sunday 25th May @ 3pm Bentleigh Secondary College. No booking rerquired.more

Big V Round 8 Wrap Up

It was a successful weekend, with three of our four Cougar teams coming away with a win!more

McKinnon awarded Association of the year at the annual Basketball Victoria Awards night

McKinnon Basketball had another fantastic night at this year's Basketball Victoria Awards held on Tuesday 29th April. The MBA were extremely proud to be the recipient of the prestigious Association of the Year Award. Axel Dench President and Alison Cody General Manager accepted the award from BV President Dan Kirtley.more

Superstar Scoring, the Return of Erin and 5 Wins!

It was a successful weekend for the Cougars with all of our teams coming away with a win. With the return of Erin Hastings for the YLW and a phenomenal shooting display from Zaine and Kale, it was a round to remember!more

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Click here for a Bentleigh RSL free kids meal voucher!more

Winter Season Family Pass

Great value at $170 which entitles your immediate family to all McKinnon managed venues for domestic competitions including Over 30/35's,the finals series and all home Big V games.
Just complete the attached form.more

12-1 Boys Easter Champions!

Nine McKinnon Cougar teams travelled to Adelaide over the Easter weekend to take part in the annual Norwood Classic. The tournament provides players, coaches and families a great opportunity to bond and socialize, whilst of course providing some great game experience against strong teams from around Australia.more

Tough Weekend at The Den

It was a big weekend at The Den, with all four Cougar teams returning home following the Easter break. With some fierce competition, only the SCM were able to come away with a Round 6 Cougar win. The MBA would like to thank Ian Butcher from Bentleigh RSL who lead a moving Anzac Service on Saturday evening at The Den.more

Superstars win Bronze at All Abilities Tournament

The McKinnon Superstars recently represented the Cougars at the 3rd Annual Echo All Abilities Tournament hosted by the Westernport Steelers Basketball Association. The Superstars were one of 11 teams who competed across two Divisions. Other Associations represented came from Dandenong, Doncaster, Nunawading, Maccabi and Westernport.more

Big V Round 5 Wrap Up

Both Youth League teams and the SCW came away victorious in Round 5, however it was a difficult weekend for the SCM losing to the undefeated Corio Bay and Waverley.more

Congratulations to all players and coaches

This past weekend saw the culmination of a seasons work with the summer season domestic Grand Finals. Congratulations to everyone who made it to the final week a real credit to you all.
Attached are the premiers and Grill'd sportsmanship award recipients.more

Youth League Triumph in Round Four

Round 5 was victorious for the Youth League Cougars, whilst it was nail-biting losses for the State Champ Cougars. Despite the mixed results, it was a great weekend for the Cougars hosting a USA themed night with several spectators attending the game in their NBA/WNBA attire. Sue Foley from the Murumbeena Branch of Bendigo Bank showed their continued support and generosity, presenting the McKinnonmore

April Holiday camps @ McKinnon

These holiday programs fill up quickly, we have camps for all ages and abilities headed up by NBL legend Marcus Timmons and our 2 Canadian imports Lauren & Kale. Once payment is received your booking will be confirmed.This holidays for the first time are position specific clinics see attached for more details run by Boys Director of Coaching Matt Brooksmore

Cougar Nominated for Girls Got Game Player of the Week

At last weeks VJBL AGM, VJBL announced their new Girls Got Game initiative to encourage and strengthen the girls basketball program in Victoria.more

Big V Round 3 Wrap Up

It was an almost perfect round for the Cougars with the SCM, SCW and YLW all coming away with fantastic Round 3 wins. The YLM almost got across the line, but with buckets not sinking at the business end of the game the result just didn’t go the Cougars way this time.more

Changes to junior domestic competitions for Winter Season

As was voted on by the 6 member clubs at the delegates meeting in late 2013, and communicated to association members afterwards the U9/10 girls & boys competitions will be moving to midweek to accommodate the associations growth. We know this will not be popular with everyone but the delegates consensus was this was the best option to manage our rapidly growing assoc with capacity constraints.more

Great value family pass $170 for winter season

A family pass is great value at $170,it entitles you to entry into domestic, mid week open age and home Big V games incl finals.
Please complete attached form to order yours today.more

Big V Round 2 Wrap Up

Big V was back at the Den in Round 2, with three of our Cougar teams playing ther first home games of the 2014 season. It was a mixed bag for the Cougars, coming away victors in 2 of the 5 Cougar games.more

McKinnon's Lori Chizik named Opals Asst Coach

Congratulations to our very own Junior Girls Director of Coaching Lori Chizik who was today announced as Assistant Coach to the Jayco Opals – an outstanding achievement!more

Round 1 Big V Wrap Up

The Big V Season 2014 finally kicked off on the weekend, with all four of our Cougar teams playing away in Round One. It was a mixed bag for the Cougars, coming away with 2 wins and 2 losses.more

Tony Rogers Community Event March 22nd

Come and show your support to Trish, Tess & Jack on Sat 22nd March
You and your friends are invited to a very special evening to celebrate
Tony’s contribution to the community.
Tony (an Ormond Jets coach and member)sadly passed away suddenly late last year and continues to be greatly missed.more

YLM Cougars Big V Tournament Champions

Our Youth League Men’s and Women’s teams took part in the annual Big V Pre-Season Tournament at Frankston over the long weekend. Just a week before the start of the season, this was a great opportunity for both teams to get some competitive, on-court practice.more

McKinnon Launches State Performance Program

The McKinnon Basketball Association are excited to announce the launch of their State Performance Program (SPP). McKinnon has been recognized by basketball Victoria as an SPP Centre and is the only one in the local area. 16 nominated athletes from both our junior girls and boys program train for two hours on a Saturday morning, providing great development opportunities to further their basketballmore

We need more Big V Score bench officials for 2014

Join the team that puts the scores on the score board this coming 2014 Big V season and earn $25 game. No experience required, courses available in the coming weeks.
Contact John Harkness score bench convenor jeharkness1967@optusnet.com.aumore

McKinnon Retains Cougar Cup

Saturday saw our McKinnon Cougar YLW, YLM and SCM teams travel to Springers Leisure Centre to take on the Keysborough Cougars in the annual Cougar Cup.more

SCM Come Away with a 4pt Win Over U18 Vic Metro

In front of a packed crowd at the Cougar Den on Saturday night, the Cougar State Championship Men took on the state's best juniors in a practice match against the newly named Under 18 Vic Metro Team. With some of Australia's best young juniors, including the Centre of Excellence Scholarship Athletes Tom Wilson, Abi Akintola, Jock Perry and Dejan Vasiljevicmore

U12 Girls and Boys Make VC!

Congratulations to our Under 12-1 Girls and Under 12-1 Boys who have qualified for VC this 2014 VJBL Season. The 12's join both the Under 16-1 and Under 18-1 Cougar boys teams in the league's highest division. Well done to all our Cougar teams on a great grading season - the fun begins!more

Marcus Timmons Named SIU All Century Player

Our very own Marcus Timmons has travelled back to America to attend the Southern Illinois University Basketball All Century Team weekend. Timmons was announced as one of the All Century players late last year, following an online vote, and was formally recognised at the University over the weekend.more

Cougars Represent Victoria

The MBA are proud to announce that following his performance in the ECC, Max Cody was named as an emergency for the Under 18 Vic Metro team. Congratulations Max!
Philip Mahoney from the MBA's All Abilities program will be representing Victoria in the annual Ivor Burge Championship in Western Australia next week. Good luck Phil!more

Beginners Referee Course NOW FULL

This course is now FULL. If you are 14 or over and want to become a referee then this is the course for you. Run over 4 weeks of 3 hour sessions by our referee coach Don Purdie. Cost $60 which includes whistle, lanyard and green training shirt. Capped at 20 bookings are essential to alison_cody@mckinnonbasketball.org.more

What's 'APP'ening at the MBA?!

The McKinnon Basketball Association are excited to announce the release of our very own app! The new app will enable users to be up to date in real time with everything from the club's domestic competitions, VJBL and Big V programs and sponsor offers. Furthermore, users can also find team lists, club contacts, news items and the highly used venue address pagemore

Cougars Shine at Eltham & Dandenong Tournament

The Cougars had another successful Eltham Dandenong tournament with all 31 Cougar Rep teams competing in the 2014 Tournament over the long weekend. The weekend provides a great opportunity for the teams to bond both on and off the court, whilst also gaining valuable game experience leading into the next grading phase.more

Junior Domestic Comp resumes on 1st & 2nd Feb

Open age commences Weds 29th January.more

A Bulldog by Nature, A Cougar at Heart!

Be sure to check out Pick and Roll's interview with former Cougar Corey Maynard, who is currently captaining a successful Bryant team in his senior year in the States. Maynard is also joined by former Big V Cougar Bosko Kostur this year.more

Cougars Represent Victoria

Good Luck to Cougar Coach Matt Brooks, U16 Cougar Ryan Diep and U18 Cougars Max Cody and Jack Macdonald who are currently representing Victoria in the East Coast Challenge in NSW!more

McKinnon Basketball Holiday Action in Jan 2014

Basketball camps for all from Mon 20th January, choose from 2 Aussie Hoop fundamental camps, a shooting camp or a fun and skills camp,all run by our experienced coaches.
Booking is essential and places fill quickly so complete your rego soon to ensure your place.more

Bring in the New Year with The Boomers!

Get behind our local WNBL team The Melbourne Boomers at the State Basketball Centre on Friday 10th January as they take on the West Coast Waves. Tip off at 7:30pm. Adult tickets are just $12 and children's are $5. Go Boomers!more

Christmas on the Gold Coast for U19 Boys

8 McKinnon Cougar junior boys competed as the only Victorian representative in an U19 International Tournament held on The Gold Coast last week.
This year there are 8 teams with teams from Singapore, The Philippines, Brisbane, an academy team so the boys were up against some different strong competition. The team was coached by Marcus Timmons.more

U16 & U18 Boys Make VC

Congratulations to our U16 and U18 Cougar Boys who have qualified for Victorian Championship (VC) - the highest grade in VJBL's competition. Five of our Cougar teams still have the chance to join them as they take on their next phase of grading in the New Year.more

Cougar Champions at Southern Pen Tournament

This weekend saw 13 of our Cougar teams travel down to the Peninsula for the annual Southern Pen tournament. The tournament is a great experience for all involved, allowing for players to bond with their fellow team mates as well as gaining valuable game experience.more

McKinnon Superstars Shine

The annual Maccabi All Abilities Challenge game was held at South Oakleigh on Sunday afternoon, with the McKinnon Superstars taking on Maccabi. The Superstars were coached by Chris Murray, with Kathryn Hay coaching the Maccabi team. A fun game of basketball saw the Superstars come out 12-point victors, with a score of 51-39.more

Hooping it Over to The States

Three McKinnon Cougar Basketball players have been selected to tour the United States of America later on in the year with the Falcons Under 18 Girls Basketball Team.more

MBA annual AGM Thurs 28th November 2013 8pm

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Our thoughts are with Trish, Jack & Tess

On behalf of the McKinnon Basketball Association community our thoughts and prayers are with wife Trish and his 2 children Jack & Tess on the sudden passing of Tony Rogers earlier today (Sunday).
Tony who was coaching the U13AR Ormond Jets girls this season will be sadly missedmore

VJBL scorers course Tues 19th Nov 6.45pm

With a new season of rep basketball commencing now is the time to learn/familiarise yourself with the paper scoresheet and timing rules. Run by our Big V score bench coordinator Trevor Batley.
Open to anyone, no booking required just show up in the classroom at Bentleigh Sec College. The session will last 45 mins, all families are expected to take their turn at scoring during the season.more

Big V Men to play State Championship in 2014

The MBA are excited to confirm that the Big V League have accepted our Men's application to play in State Championship in 2014.more

VJBL Coaches wanted for 2013-14 Season

Following another successful VJBL season, the MBA continues to grow following huge numbers at our Cougar Representative Tryouts. As a result, we now need to recruit further coaches for both our boys and girls programs.more

McKinnon's Ryan Diep to represent Victoria

The MBA would like to congratulate Ryan Diep and Matt Brooks on their selection to represent Victoria in the 2014 East Coast Challenge.more

No domestic or programs Cup Weekend

There will be no Slam Jam, Aussie Hoops, Baby Boomers or Domestic competition Melbourne Cup weekend.
St Pauls Aussie Hoops will run Monday 4th Novembermore

MBA Takes Part in Relay for Life

The annual Murumbeena Relay for Life took place over the weekend, raising money and awareness for the Cancer Council. The Murumbeena Relay is the longest standing Relay for Life, each year celebrating cancer survivors, remembering loved ones and fighting back against the disease that affects so many.more

Lori Chizik joins McKinnon Cougars

I am very excited to be able to announce that renowned coach and ABC TV Commentator (WNBL game of the round) Lori Chizik will be joining the McKinnon Cougars Girls Program immediately. Lori comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge that she will bring to our program.
Her prime role is to mentor and develop our coaches which in turn will develop our young female players.more

Season 2014 Big V Coaches finalised

With John Humble and Ian Firth stepping down from the YLM the shoes have been filled by Senior Men's player Marcus Timmons (He will also be playing in the men's team) assisted by Ashley Abrahams, ex Perth Wildcats development player and WA U18 state coach. They are joined by the return of Matt Brooks & Ash Cookson, Bianca White & Renay Bresnan (SCW), Marty Handson & Brooke Ary (YLW)more

McKinnon U20's Rep Tryouts start this week!

Interested in representing the Cougars in the VJBL? Get down to our U20's tryouts this Tuesday and the 22nd at 7pm. All tryouts take place at Bentleigh Secondary College on Clarence Street, Bentleigh. See attached flyer for details. Good Luck!more

Cougar Rep Awards Night

Last Sunday the Cougars celebrated the 2012/2013 Rep Season at the annual awards night. In a great end to another successful season, each Cougar team was presented and congratulated and MVPs, Runner Up MVPs and Coach’s Awards were announced.more

McKinnon Cougars Awarded Big V Club of the Year!

Following the end of the 2013 Big V Season, the league nominated our Big V Cougars for a total of 28 awards. Several Cougar players and coaches attended the Awards Dinner on Saturday night, with clubs from around Victoria being honoured.more

Beginners Referee Course starts in Oct

Booking is essential as numbers will be capped at 20 to ensure specialist instruction, gives participants the knowledge and confidence required to officiate games in a ‘buddy’ situation at domestic level.
Cost is $60 for the 4 session course (all sessions must be attended)
Participants MUST be 14 by the end of the course.more

Holiday Camps @ McKinnon in September

There are numerous holiday programs available for all skills and abilities.
Check out programs for registration forms and information. Places are strictly limited, camps fill up fast. NOTE a new date has been added for a shooting camp Fri 4th October. Mon 23rd, Tues 24th & Weds 25th Sept are now fully booked out.more

Domestic GF results & sportsmanship recipients

Last weekend saw the culmination of 6 months work played out in our Winter Season Domestic Grand Finals. With 48 games the Cougar Den was buzzing with excitement. There were 3 overtime games and many,many close games. Thank you and congratulations to everyone involved in making the competitions and weekend such a success. Thank you to Grill'd for their sponsorship of the Sportsmanship award.more

U12/3 & 18/2 girls miss out on titles

This weekend both teams (U12/2 coached by Dave Meredith & U18/2 coached by Marty Handson)played their Grand Finals but couldn't quite get that last win. It is a great effort to make it to the last round of the year and we are very proud of their achievements, congratulations to both teams. The U14/2 girls coached by G Nash were also defeated in their bronze medal game again another great effort.more

Cougars Big V Awards Night

On Saturday night the McKinnon Basketball Association celebrated yet another fantastic Big V season at the 2 Brother’s Brewery. Despite not coming away with a Championship, the Cougars have had an extremely successful season, with all four teams making the finals for the second year in a row.more

Frame your children's basketball memories

An opportunity for you to capture your child's basketball memories with this great framing offer tailored to meet your requirements. Choose mounting boards that are your club colours. Samples will be on display at Bentleigh Stadium over the next 2 weeks, ideal xmas gifts.more

McKinnon played in the VJBL Inclusion Grand Final

On Friday night our McKinnon Superstars played in the first VJBL Inclusive(VIL)Grand Final losing out to a strong Westernport team 38 to 27. When they played Western Port in round 1 they were defeated by a much bigger margin 77 - 15. McKinnon's Scott Crouch won the game MVP. The team are coached by Chris Murray, with players selected from our Saturday morning All Abilities program.more

VJBL coaches for 2013/14 @ McKinnon Basketball

We are looking for reliable, forward thinking people who are looking to take on a challenging yet rewarding role in our progressive representative program for the 2013 - 14 season. If you have an aptitude for coaching there is a role for you in one of girls or boysmore

Member update on facility plans

The growth of our organisation continues unabated and we have an ever increasing very real need for additional space. With this in mind we have been investigating alternative options to provide increased court space. These efforts have resulted in a proposal to the Bentleigh Secondary College to build two additional courts as an extension to the existing two court facility there.more

Big V Cougars Shortlisted for 18 Awards

It has been a successful season for our 2013 Big V Cougar teams, with all four teams competing well throughout the home and away season and in the initial stages of finals. The league has recognised the talents of many Cougar players and have shortlisted the Cougars for a total of 18 awards!more

Cougars Re-Sign Star Import Kale Harrison

The McKinnon Cougars are excited and proud to announce the re-signing of star import Kale Harrison for the 2014 Big V Season. Kale first came to McKinnon from his native Canada in January of this year, and despite an injury prone season has done wonders for the Association both on and off the court.more

Cougars Big V Season Comes to an End

The MBA would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fans that have come to cheer on our Cougars throughout the 2013 Big V season. We look forward to seeing you all back in 2014 for what will surely be another great Big V season! Go Cougars!more

A staggering $13,609 was raised for the BCNA

Thank you to everyone involved in supporting our inaugural Pink Out weekend, the way everyone came together as one for such a great cause was priceless. We have some super photos of both male and female teams getting into pink that will be circulated shortlymore

Defibrillator Training THIS Sat 10th Aug @ 10.30am

Thanks to the generosity of the Murrumbeena Community Bendigo Bank we have 2 defibrillators to be located at Brighton & Bentleigh (venues where we can store one on charge)
There will be training THIS SATURDAY at 10.30pm at Bentleigh Secondary. No first aid training or experience is required.more

Mixed results this first round of finals

The first round of finals was a mixed bag for the Cougars with our Youth League teams unfortunately ending their 2013 season. The D1M and SCW will both play this weekend for a spot in the grand final.more

Congrats Julie Brookhouse on your 200th game

Big V stalwart Julie Brookhouse will run out onto the hardwood for the 200th time this Saturday night when McKinnon host the Tigers at the Cougar Den.more

Drug Education for MBA members

Mckinnon Basketball Association has made a conscious decision to be pro-active in this area. The aim of our strategy is to protect the health and well being of our players and officials, and to protect the reputation of the Association.more

We are going PINK in support of BCNA

The McKinnon Basketball Association prides itself on being more than a basketball association, as the largest sporting organisation in the local community we recognise we have a role to contribute to that broader community beyond just basketball thus our initiative for a “Pink Out” weekend.
From our junior programs through to domestic, VJBL and Big V, please get behind the initiativemore

Female Safety Presentation open to all members

Over the last few years there has been an increase in local incidences regarding female safety. The MBA has made a conscious decision to be pro active in this area and extends an invitation to an education/information session conducted by a senior constable from the Youth Resource Centre, Moorabbin Police.
The aim of our strategy is to protect the well being of our members, I would anticipate tmore

Rep Ready 2013-14 Season starts term 3

Rep Ready is for those seriously considering trying out for the Cougars Representative program 2013/14 season. Places are strictly limited.
If you are genuinely interested email alison_cody@mckinnonbasketball.org for a registration form. It is first come first serve.more

More Big V Holiday Action at The Den Sat & Sun

Get down to the Den this Saturday night to cheer on your YLM @ 7.30pm tip off and on Sunday a double header SCW Cougars at 12 noon followed by the D1M at 2pm, Go Cougars!!more

All Abilities Action

The McKinnon Basketball Association hosted the annual Echo All Abilities Tournament on Saturday 29th June. Eight teams from around Victoria, including two McKinnon Superstars teams, competed for the Lindsay Gaze Trophy. A vocal crowd, competitive basketball and a very entertaining dancing Bendigo Bank Pig made it a fun day for all.more

Cougar U14-1 Girls Perform Well in Nunawading Tournament

The Under 14-1 Girls performed well over the Queen's Birthday Weekend in the Nunawading Tournament. Well done Cougars!more

Cougar 12 Boys Take 7th Place at National Classic

The Under 12-1 Cougar boys coached by Paul Geer and assisted by Mark Hawker played extremely well in the National Junior Classic on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend. The Cougars received an invitation to the Classic after coming third half way through their season. The tournament sees the top teams from Victoria, NSW and South Australia showcase their talents in a national competition.more

Big V Cougars Awarded in May

Congratulations to our Big V Award winners for the month of May! Alex Lough of the SCW Cougars received Player of the Month whilst D1M Coach Matt Brooks and YLW Coach Marty Handson were awarded Coach of the Month.more

U12 Boys make National Junior Classic

Congratulations to Coach Paul Geer,his Asst Mark Hawker and the U12 boys on making the National Junior Classic over The Queens Birthday weekend. This is by invite only and is offered to the top 4 teams in each VC pool. The Cougar boys came 3rd with 6 wins and 3 losses in the first half of the season. The U12 & 14 teams play at MSAC against teams from SA & NSW. Good luck boys.more

Big V Cougars Continue To Shine

All four of our Cougar Big V teams grabbed some great wins over the weekend, with just the YLW dropping a game over their double header. All four of the Cougar teams continue to dominate their divisions keeping their finals hopes very much alive!more

Basketball Holiday camps for all this July holidays

Book your place now our camps book out early and have strictly limited places per day.Marcus Timmons, Canadian import Kale Harrison will be heading up the 2 weeks programs.more

July Holiday Aussie Hoop clinics

2 mornings (9.30 - 1.30) of skills and fun with qualified coaches run by Basketball Victoria and McKinnon Basketball Association.
Great value at $30/day or $50 for the 2 days includes new reversible singlet. Suitable for all skill levels of children aged 5 - 9 years old.
Places limitedmore

Cougars Win in Round Ten!

All four of our Big V Cougar Teams have come away with away wins this weekend - Go Cougars!!more

McKinnon Basketball Honoured By Basketball Victoria

The McKinnon Basketball Association shone at this year’s Basketball Victoria Awards held on Tuesday 30th April. The annual event awards those clubs and individuals that have shown excellence and commitment in the basketball community.more

Cougar Youth League Shine In Round Nine

Both Cougar Youth League Teams grabbed wins over the weekend, whilst our SCW and D1M unfortunately returned home empty handedmore

Gold for Cougars Team Manager

McKinnon SCW Team Manager Mark Sainsbery has recently returned from the Australian Under 18 Championships as a member of the Gold Medal winning Vic Metro Under 18 Mens Team.
In front of a big crowd of 2000 at the Auchenflower Basketball Stadium in Brisbane, the team went through the Championships undefeated to claim the Gold Medal in a 63 – 60 memorable win over New South Wales Metro.more

U12/1 Girls weekend at the Whittlesea Tournament

During the last weekend of the school holidays the U12/1 girls ventured to Mill Park to compete in the annual Whittlesea Tournament with much success.
Team Manager Ray Tuim takes a unique look at the weekendmore

Round 7 - A Mixed Bag For The Big V Cougars

The McKinnon Cougars had mixed results in Round 7 with the D1M and YL1W coming away with great wins, whilst the SCW and YL1M unfortunately lost their games this weekend.more

Two Home Game Wins As The Cougars Pay Tribute To The Anzacs

The Cougars had an impressive 2-1 record this weekend with the SCW and D1M both coming away with home wins and the YL1W just falling short of the win at Warrandyte. The D1M game began with a tribute to the Anzacs in a moving service lead by Korean War Veteran Mr Ian Donald.more

Our Superstars play their first ever Grand Final

On Saturday a team from our All Abilities Program competed in The Westerport All Abilities Association Tournament coached by Brooke Day and assisted by Paula Mueller. They had 3 round matches winning 2 and losing one but that was enough to progress to their first ever Grand Final. They put up a gallant effort against the home team going down by 10. Final score McKinnon Superstars 12 Westernport 22more

Timmo's Big 1-5-OH!

The McKinnon Basketball Association would like to congratulate our very own Cougar star, Marcus Timmons, on his 150th Big V game, which was played on Saturday. With a Big V career average of 19 points and 10 rebounds, the Cougar legend continues to amaze every time he steps on to the court!more

Mouthguards from the Dental Studio Sat 20th & Sun 21st April

The Dental Studio are coming to Bentleigh Secondary on Sat 20th April & Sun 21st April and will take impressions for mouthguards. The MBA recommends all basketballers wear mouth guards to protect their mouth or jaw.No booking required.more

Big V Round 4 Review

Saturday's triple header at The Den was a winner for the Cougars with all three teams coming out with the win. All teams have started the season well with our SCW and YLM dropping just the one game and the YLW and the D1M heading into Round 5 undefeated!more

Cougars Head to Adelaide Over Easter

Over the Easter long weekend seven of our McKinnon Cougar Representative teams headed to Adelaide to compete in the annual Easter Classic. The weekend, as always, provided the teams with some great experiences and opportunities, both on an off the court.more

Big V Cougars clean sweep in Round 3

All four of our Big V Cougar teams have been victorious in round three of the Big V 2013 season. Our Cougar ladies have dominated the round, with both teams having strong double digit wins!more

Domestic Grand Finals - Results and Sportsmanship Awards

This weekend saw 100 teams compete for the championship, many great games were played with 6 overtimes causing much excitement. Thank you to everyone involved in the weekend, there was a great atmosphere and we had record attendance across the 2 days.more

Aussie Hoops Fundamentals Camps this Easter Hols

The MBA in conjunction with Basketball Victoria are running 2 Fundamental camps in the Easter school holidays, great value at $25/ day. See rego form under programs in the holiday program tab. These camps fill up very quickly so early booking recommended.more

Round 3 Big V triple header home action

THIS Saturday 6th April 3 of our 4 teams are playing at home with 4pm,6pm and 8pm tip offs.Come down and support the teams in their championship endeavours.more

Big V Round 2 Wrap

Two out of Three as The Cougars Play Away
The Cougar D1M and both Youth League teams ventured outside The Cougar Den this weekend for their Round 2 match-ups; whilst the SCW had a well-deserved week off following their Round One win.more

Car Wash Fundraiser raises $425 for the U16 Boys

Thank you to everyone that supported the U16 boys car wash fundraiser this weekend. They raised $425 of which they are donating $40 to she school for their conservation program.more

Basketball Holiday Camps this Easter

There are various camps this school holidays (weeks 1 & 2) for domestic and rep players to attend and develop their skills.Run by our experienced coaches, numbers will be restricted to ensure low coach to player ratio.more

U16 Boys Car Wash Fundraiser THIS SUNDAY at Bentleigh

Come along and get your car washed by the U16/1 Boys on Sunday at Bentleigh Secondary College as they raise funds for their interstate trip to Adelaide to compete in The Norwood Classic at Easter.more

Big V Round 1 wrap up - all teams victorious

McKinnon Cougars Open The Season With A Clean Sweep!

All four of our McKinnon Cougar Big V teams have had a strong start to the 2013 season, each getting a win over the weekend in Round 1.more

USA Tour Dec 2014/15 book your place now

The MBA are taking their teams to the USA in Dec 2014, an opportunity for MBA players when they finish their juniors to tour the USA. An information meeting is being held on Sunday March 17th @ 5pm in the classroom at Bentleigh for interested players. We envisage this being a regular trip every 2 years.more

Cougar YL Teams Make Semi Final in Pre Season Tournament

Congratulations to our Big V Cougar teams for their efforts in the annual Big V Pre Season Tournament that was held in Frankston over the very hot long weekend. Both Youth League teams did tremendously well, making the semi-finals in their respective divisions, however just fell short of a Grand Final spot.more

Big V Back At The Den This Saturday

Get down to The Cougar Den this Saturday for Round 1 of the 2013 Big V season! Our SCW Cougars take on Waverley at 6pm followed by the D1M at 8pm who will battle it out against the Warrandyte Venom. Go Cougars!more

16s & 18s Join 12s in VC!

Congratulations to our McKinnon Cougar U16-1 and U18-1 boys who on Friday secured a well-deserved spot in VC.more

Family Passes available for Winter 2013

Still great value at $165 incl Big V home games.more

Beginners Referees Course & Game Supervisor positions

We have a beginners referees course commencing on 21st April and Game supervisor positions available for the Winter Season
For more details click on info belowmore

Scorers and Statisticians required Big V

Why not join our scorers and stats guys supporting our 4 senior Big V teams and get paid for it. As with any team, support staff are required and your help would be great.more

Member survey results

The MBA conducted its first membership survey in late 2012, this survey had a good take up and generated some interesting insights. Detailed results attachedmore

Intra Club Promotion Night Sat 2nd March

Come and see the 2013 players in our annual club promotion night on Saturday 2nd March from 7pm at Bentleigh. There will be shooting competitions for girls and boys against our top players,get your favourite players autograph, prizes to be won, meet Tommy Ten Pin.more

McKinnon Cougars Win 2013 Cougar Cup

Saturday night saw three of our McKinnon Cougar teams battle it out against the Keysborough Cougars in the annual Cougar Cup at The Cougar Den (now that’s a lot of Cougars!). The McKinnon Cougars came out on top, winning all three of their games and retaining the Cup for the second year in a row.more

Coaches Bowling night THIS SUNDAY

Marcus Timmons is hosting a coaches bowling night,ALL coaches from our domestic and rep teams are encouraged to come along to AMF bowling THIS Sunday 24th Feb from 6 - 9pm.$20 for 3 games come and have some fun and share ideasmore

Cougars Hail Kale!

The McKinnon Division One Men Cougars have been lucky enough to secure the services of Canadian big man Kale Harrison for the 2013 season. Kale is a 6’8’’ shooting guard who has had a stellar career at Wilford Laurier University where he holds the record for all-time leading scorer and rebounder.more

Cougar Cup Sat 16th Feb 2013 at The Cougar Den

An annual challenge between The McKinnon Cougars and Keysborough Cougars U18, YLM and D1M teams. McKinnon won the away games in 2012 and are looking to push the advantage. A culmination of scores from the 3 games. Tip off U18(1) Boys 5.45pm, YLM 7pm and D1M 8.15pm tip off.Drop in and support the teams in their challenge.
Raffle, sausage sizzle will run during the evening.more

Cougar Fundraiser at Sandown Racecourse!!

Book your tickets for the Big V Men's Cougar Fundraiser at Sandown Racecourse on Sunday 17th February! Tickets are just $30 each ($20 for kids), which includes return transport from Bentleigh Secondary to Sandown as well as finger food and a $10 betting voucher. Contact the MBA office to book your tickets now! See attached flyer for more details. See you down there!more

Cougars Host The Dallas Flower Mound Rebels

Thursday night saw our very own McKinnon U18-1 Cougar Boys take on the Flower Mound Rebels. The Rebels are a Varsity basketball team from Dallas, Texas currently touring Australia. The team consists of home-schooled students from the Flower Mound area of Dallas, with all but two players under the age of 18.more

Cougars perform well against the Chinese

The McKinnon Cougars hosted the touring Chinese men and women national Under 17 sides on Monday night in front of a packed and vocal Cougar crowd! Hundreds of fans packed the Den to see the Cougars take on the Chinese and what a spectacle it was!more

Eltham & Dandenong Tournament Round Up

This weekend 25 Cougar teams and teams from Bentleigh Lakers competed in the worlds largest junior basketball tournament. There was representation from each state and even an U18 team from the USA. All teams represented the association proudly. 8 Cougar teams made finals though disappointingly non were eventual champions.The U10C girls and boys from Bentleigh Lakers were GF winners,congratulationsmore

We have 2 new vacancies at McKinnon Basketball

We have 2 opportunities commencing Feb/March, a Venue Coordinator and a Big V Game night convenor. For more info see attached brief role descriptions and contact Alison Cody at programs@mckinnonbasketball.org for more information.more

Aussie Hoops Camps only places on Fri 18th

Following on the success of Septembers fundamentals camp McKinnon Basketball in conjunction with Basketball Victoria are running 2 more camps in Jan 2013 at only $30/participant, places are strictly limited.
Fri 18th Jan 10 - 3 @ Bentleigh Secondary
Tues 22nd Jan 10 - 3 @ McKinnon Secondary FULL
Please see flier for more details and registration forms.more

Domestic Camp Jan 2013 only places Friday left

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday fully booked. A camp to develop basketball skills and techniques,run by Marcus Timmons and his coaches. Booking and payment essential to reserve a place as numbers restricted to ensure small player coach ratio
Running from Mon 21st Jan - Fri 25th Jan 2013 @ Bentleigh Secondary College minimum of 2 days.more

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all our members

Many thanks to all our members,families and supporters of the MBA for all your support this year, we look forward to 2013 and achieving continued success on and off the court.more

Under 12 -1 Boys Make VC

The Under 12 (1) Boys Cougar Rep team coached by Paul Geer, assisted by Mark Hawker have made VC, the states top grade following a win in their cross-over game v Diamond Valley last night at the end of the first phase of grading. This is an unbelievable effort and one that the MBA is very proud of! This is the first time an Under 12 Cougars Representative team have made the VC grade in 5 years.more

Axel Dench announced as new MBA President

The McKinnon Basketball Association is pleased to annouce the Club's new President, Axel Dench following a vote at the MBA's AGM on Tuesday.The MBA would like to take the opportunity to thank out going President Eric Hollingsworth for his committment and dedivcation to the MBA over the past 2 years.more

Cougars Perform Well in Southern Peninsula Tournament

Over the weekend 14 of our Cougar Representative Teams took part in the annual Southern Peninsula Basketball Tournament. The Tournament provided all players with great game exposure as well as excellent bonding time with their fellow teammates. All Cougars teams performed really well against some tough competition, with nine of our teams making the Semi-Finals and four making the Grand Final!more

Congratulations Bentleigh Secondary College

Congratulations to our main venue partner Bentleigh Secondary College on their success at the 2012 ResourceSmart Schools Awards announced on Fri 16th November. See following link for more details http://www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au/for_educators_5623.htmlmore

McKinnon Superstars victorious V Maccabi

On Sunday 11th November 10 of our All Abilities players coached by Lachlan Harkness and Brooke Day took their McKinnon Superstars to play against a Maccabi team.This is an annual game the 2 associations play and for the second year in sucesssion McKinnon were the victors defeating Maccabi 56 - 18. Thank you to everyone involved and your support on the day particular to Paula Mueller for organisingmore

Cougars D1M 2013 Signings

The McKinnon Division One Men Cougars are excited to announce the signing of two new players along with many other integral re-signings.more

All Abilities Saturday Program: Coaches wanted

With the amazing growth of our Saturday morning program we require more coaches. No coaching qualifications required just someone with the right aptitude, caring
nature and personality to work with this great group.It is a very rewarding paid role.more

McKinnon Basketball Members take part in the Murrumbeena Relay for Life

This year’s Murrumbeena Relay for Life took place over the weekend raising awareness and money for the Cancer Council. The event takes place each year around Australia and allows the community to celebrate cancer survivors, remember lost ones, and fight back against the disease that affects so many.more

McKinnon Cougars Announce 2013 Coaches

The McKinnon Cougars are pleased to announce their Big V coaching line up for the upcoming 2013 season. The Cougars hope to continue and further the success achieved in 2012, firstly with the reappointment of all four head coaches and three of the assistant coaches.more

Domestic Winter Season 2012 Results

Following a great season culminating in a finals weekend please find attached results and Sportsmanship Award recipients sponsored by Grill'd of Carnegie & Elsternwick.more

Great value Family Pass Summer 2012/13

For just $165 a season you can purchase our great value family pass for your immediate family.Just complete the form and we will provide you with passes for our domestic competition. These passes can also be used for any Big V home games entry.more

Big V Recognises Cougar Talent

Following the conclusion of the Big V season, many of our Cougar Big V players and coaches attended the league’s annual Big V Awards Dinner. The McKinnon Cougars were up for a total of 15 awards across all four of our divisions. The abundance of nominations and awards received is a testament to the talent displayed down at The Cougar Den!more

Players wanted for Ladies Over 30's competition

Teams and or players required to play in our Ladies Over 30's competition. Games played on Wednesdays from 6pm, no games school holidays. Starts Weds 10th October. Games played in a fun environment.
Enter a team now for an October startmore

Congratulations to U16(1) Girls on their VJL GF Victory

On Friday night the U16(1) girls took on Altona 2 in the VJL2 Grand Final. At half time the score was 9-8 but by the end of the game the McKinnon girls grabbed a convincing 33 - 24 win.The team is coached by Michael Mullan, assisted by Matt Ross team managed by Michael Durkin This is back to back premierships for most of these girls having won the VJL4 competition as bottom aged players last year.more

Sept/Oct Holiday Camps

Only Friday available week 1. This program will provide players currently playing club basketball. A serious program to maximise improvement and build confidence in players abilities.Special attention on ball handling and shooting techniques.more

McKinnon Big V Awards Night

On Saturday night the McKinnon Basketball Association celebrated a successful 2012 Big V season. This season has been very exciting for the Cougars with the addition of a new team, promotions to higher divisions and the inclusion of lots of new Cougar faces. The 2012 season has been an extremely successful one for the club, with all four of the Cougar teams making it to the finals and our SYC2M grabbing a Grand Final ticket!more

Fundamentals Clinic for 5 - 9 year olds

Basketball Victoria in conjunction with the MBA are holding a fundamentals clinic on Monday 24th September from 10 - 3 @ Bentleigh Secondary College. A great opportunity to develop while having fun. Registration details belowmore

Coaches Needed For 2012/13 Rep Season

The MBA are currently looking to recruit coaches and assistant coaches for all of our VJBL basketball teams; from U12's to U20's, boys and girls. For more information and how to apply, please see the attached flyer. We can't wait to hear from you!more

Coach educator Peter Lonergan is coming to MBA

Peter is probably Australia's most ought after coach educator and he is coming to McKinnon to address all domestic and rep coaches wanting to learn and develop.The 2 hour session 10 - 12 noon will be held on Sat 8th September at Cheltenham Secondary College.more

Cougars up for 15 Big V Awards

Congratulations to all of our Big V Cougar Players who have been nominated for Big V Awards this year. Players are shortlisted by votes made by captains and coaches around the league. The McKinnon Cougars have been shortlisted for a total of 15 awards. Winners will be announced at the Big V Awards Dinner next month. Good luck to all our Cougars!more

Domestic Newsletter August 2012

Check out the latest news in and around the association.more

Cougars Youth League Shine in July

The Cougars Youth League Program have been awarded three out of the four Big V July Awards. Megan Hendry was named SYC2W Player of the Month & Michael Osekowski was named SYC2M Player of the Month. The SYC2M Coach of the Month went to the Cougars who are coached by John Humble but during his absence in July Ian Firth lead the team to numerous victories! Congratulations Megan, Michael, Ian & John!more

New Season commences Sat 13th October.

McKinnon Basketball has the lowest door entry in the local area, has established competitions with in excess of 250 boys and girls teams playing across multiple gradesmore

Referee Supervisor Positions Vacant

The McKinnon Basketball Association currently has a position vacant for an additional

Referee Supervisor. Please see the attached flyer for more details.more

Cam Ekins June referees of the month

June referee of the month is Cam Ekins for taking the referee lead in games. Cam is always readily available to cover games at late notice. He is always very. flexible and will go to referee at any venuemore

Family Day Fun

On Sunday many wannabe parents took to the court and challenged their cougar children to a game of basketball.The afternoon was alot of fun and thank you to everyone for taking part. The MBA Executive and the Bendigo Bank with Marcus Timmons as the ring in headlined the afternnon with the bank for the 2nd successive year coming out 2 point winners thanks to a buzzer beater 3 pointer by Marcusmore

Action from Olympic Theme Night

On Saturday there was a terrific atmosphere at The Cougar Den for The Olympic Theme night. Many supporters came dressed in national colours.The main raffle raising funds for The Cancer Councils Call to Arms was won by the McQuie family winning a signed Boomers singlet, the best dressed supporter went to Kiyani pictured with US import John Morris.more

Bianca White Awarded Coach of the Month

Big V Basketball have acknowledged the hard work and success of Cougars Head Coach Bianca White as the State Championship Womens Coach of the Month for June. Bianca has successfully coached her Cougar Ladies to a nine game winning streak, winning all four games during the month of June. The Big V have praised Bianca and the SCW Cougars' for their excellent defensive efforts on court, which have contributed to their current second place position. Congratulations Bianca and big well done and good luck to all of the team!

The SCW Cougars take on Melbourne this Saturday evening and then return to the Cougar Den this Sunday to play Ringwood at midday, prior to the MBA Family Day. Make sure you get down to the Den on Sunday to cheer all the Ladies on!more

MBA All Abilities Tournament Sat 30th June at Bentleigh

On Saturday our 2 McKinnon Superstar teams competed for The Lindsay Gaze Trophy. Unfortunately though not the competition winners all our players were winners in their own right. They represented the MBA very proudly donning their new uniforms from our generous grant from International Power. Lindsay Gaze was on hand to watch the 2 grand finals and present the players medallions.more

McKinnon Aussie Hoopers fly the flag for The National Teams

At Sunday nights National Team double header at Hisense arena, 12 McKinnon Aussie Hoopers were invited to act of guard of honour for The Opals and then The Boomers. The 12 lucky participants played a 10 minute game on the main court in front of 8000 spectators before being presented by the national players with a commerative medalion.more

Follow Your Cougars on Facebook and Twitter!

Want to keep up to date with your McKinnon Cougars anytime, anywhere? Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for up-to-date information, scores, fixtures and all things Maroon and Gold!!

We want to hear from all Cougars, young and old! Post and share all your favourite Cougar photos, memories and game highlights on our very own Facebook page. And look out for special Cougar insights and prizes, exclusive to followers of McKinnon Basketball’s Fan Page!

Just click the Facebook and Twitter Icons on the right hand side of the screen to Follow Your Cougars From Anywhere!!more

Ex Cougar Tom Burns presented with playing singlet # 5 on Saturday night

On Saturday night when the D1M entertained The Chelsea Gulls now captained by Ex McKinnon Cougar Tom Burns the MBA took the opportunity to present Tom with his favoured # 5 that he had played in for his 13 years at McKinnon before leaving to Chelsea in 2009 after captaining the McKinnon Cougars to their D2M championship.The # 5 has since been retired in honour of Toms service to McKinnon.more

Marcus Timmons play of the year 1996

Did you know our own player coach of the D2Mens team Marcus Timmons in his heyday in 1996 was the # 1 play of the season.  

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Sunday Sippers at Bentleigh RSL

We may not have a club room but this is the next best thing "Sunday Sippers" 5pm - 7.30pm at Bentleigh RSL in support of their recent sponsorship of McKinnon Basketball. Come down any Sunday and enjoy a drink or even some food with other MBA members. Open to all MBA members and families.

 

 

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New style McKinnon apparel available now

You may have seen the new style Big V uniforms in recent weeks to complement this we now have some apparel for you.With the winter season approaching we have McKinnon tracksuits available (to any MBA member) and the new style warm up tops for our rep players.Tracksuit complete $75, Pants /jacket separately $45 warm up top $50. Please email alison_cody@mckinnonbasketball with an order or any enquiries.

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