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
12s. Ivan Platenik
14s. Josh Martin
16s. Jarred Kieser
18s. Jermaine Maybank
20s. Oscar Mackechnie
12s. Jim Kendall
14s. Nathan Geer
16s. Peter Kotaridis
18s. Cal Taylormore
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
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
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
Dillon Stith was outstanding again with 32pts and 14 rebounds, Dondray Walker had 15pts and Ivan Platenik 13 pts for the Cougars.more
Both teams came away with wins and the games MVP, well done to all involved.more
It is the first time an U12 team has made the National Classic an amazing achievement.more
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
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
Entry is free so come along and see the players in action.more
Thank you to everyone that supports the weekend,our domestic clubs are the lifeblood of the association.more
Bookings essential to secure a place.more
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
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
For booking just email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We have 5 other teams still in the mix to make the grade in Feb/March phase 2.more
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
Anybody can nominate to serve on the Executive Committee.more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Limited registrations so get in early and secure your place.more
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
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
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
Cost $75 including a reversible singlet. The program is coached by current senior rep coaches. Email email@example.com for a rego form or click on attached.more
Now includes a club lanyard, car sticker ands a birthday card for junior pass holders.
Order form attached.more
Thank you to our Sportsmanship Award sponsor Wills Batch Ice Creamerymore
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
Congratulations to all involved on making the weekend such a success.more
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
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
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(firstname.lastname@example.org or 0434674322) for further details.more
U12 - Michael Follacchio
U14 - Nathan Geer
U16 - Marty Handson
U18 - Ashley Cookson
U20 - Brad Rooffmore
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
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
Attached are the premiers and Grill'd sportsmanship award recipients.more
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
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
Booking is essential and places fill quickly so complete your rego soon to ensure your place.more
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
Tony who was coaching the U13AR Ormond Jets girls this season will be sadly missedmore
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
Her prime role is to mentor and develop our coaches which in turn will develop our young female players.more
Cost is $60 for the 4 session course (all sessions must be attended)
Participants MUST be 14 by the end of the course.more
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
There will be training THIS SATURDAY at 10.30pm at Bentleigh Secondary. No first aid training or experience is required.more
From our junior programs through to domestic, VJBL and Big V, please get behind the initiativemore
The aim of our strategy is to protect the well being of our members, I would anticipate tmore
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.
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
For more details click on info belowmore
Raffle, sausage sizzle will run during the evening.more
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
Running from Mon 21st Jan - Fri 25th Jan 2013 @ Bentleigh Secondary College minimum of 2 days.more
nature and personality to work with this great group.It is a very rewarding paid role.more
Enter a team now for an October startmore
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
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
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.
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.more