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Skills Development Sessions

South Adelaide Basketball Club has launched its skill development sessions to all players both domestic, district and mini-ball. Our program caters for girls and boys Under 10 to Under 16 who are interested in extending current skills and learning new ones. The sessions will be split into 3 sections being, balls skills, footwork and shooting technique as well as basic defensive principles.

Each session will run for 45 minutes every Sunday afternoon for 6 weeks.
The cost will be $60 for the 6 week program and this will run each term.

These sessions will be run by the Junior Program Manager with assistance from club coaches and senior players. Places are limited.

Click here for further details...

Time is running out to secure your place on our 2017/18 USA Tour!!

This really is an opportunity not to be missed! We have extended the cut off date to 18th February 2017. If you are a member of the South Adelaide Basketball Club and are born between the following dates you are eligible to register today:

- Boys Junior Varsity - born 2002, 2003

- Girls Varsity - born 1999, 2000, 2001

- Boys Varsity - born 1999, 2000, 2001

To secure your spot please follow this link and complete the form by 18th February 2017.

Mini Panthers Program

Our Mini Panthers program is launching in Term 1. Our program caters for girls and boys aged 5 to 9 years interested in learning the basics of basketball or improving current skills. Each session will run for 45 minutes with a combination of skills and a small modified game at the end. Our program runs for 6 weeks for the cost of $70 which includes your own basketball and is run by experienced coaches. Places are limited.

Our INDOOR locations for Term 1 will be starting February Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th with sessions at 9.45am for 5 and 6 years old and 7,8 and 9 years at 10.30am.

Saturday 11th February
  -  Hallett Cove R-12 School

Sunday 12th February
  -  Coromandel Valley Primary
  -  Flagstaff Hill Primary
  -  Westminster School

You can register or get more information by email to juniors@southadelaidebasketball.com.au or phone Jason 0416 202 958.

Coaches Wanted!

The Southern District Junior Basketball League is used as a pathway into our District program. This extends beyond the players and the league is a great way to get involved in coaching, refereeing and administrating.

We are currently looking for interested coaches for the remainder of the summer season. Time commitments include a Saturday afternoon game and one 60 minute mid-week training. If you think you would like to get into coaching this is a great starting point and we would love to hear from you!! Training will be provided for all new coaches and ongoing mentoring is available on game day by our SDJBL coordinator.

If you are interested please contact our Basketball Operations Manager Claire Dunsmore at claire.dunsmore@southadelaidebasketball.com.au

SDJBL Coordinator Announcement

We are delighted to announce Callum Deacon has been appointed as our new Domestic (SDJBL) Coordinator. Callum has been at the club since the turn of the century serving as a player, coach and executive committee member and was involved in the genesis of the domestic league.

He is the current U12 Division 1 district boys coach, a position he has held for the past three years, and has been coaching for the past 8 years. Callum will be available to help you with all your enquiries, questions and registrations for the domestic league at sdjbl@southadelaidebasketball.com.au
We look forward to seeing you all back out on court this week!

Congratulations to Jarryd Hoppo and Jesse Wall on their selection into the U/18 SA Metro Boys team.

Full team lists can be found by following the link below; http://www.basketballsa.com.au/high-performance/teams/u18-state-team


Premier League Assistant Coach Vacancies

South Adelaide Basketball Club are looking for two assistant coaches to support the Premier League Women’s program. The successful candidates will need to be available for all trainings and games which currently run on Sunday 3:00-4:30pm, Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Thursday 6:45-8:30pm. Reporting into the Head Coach Chas McCormick the two roles are:

Assistant Coach

The Assistant Coach will play a vital role in assisting the head coach with player management, offensive and defensive strategy and game day preparation. The successful candidate will have experience coaching in division 1 or 2 in the junior or senior district competition.

Assistant Coach (Development)

The development role is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to gain more experience as a senior coach. We are looking for an enthusiastic coach who is keen to develop their skills. You will assist with on court demonstrations, scouting reports and game day preparations.

If you would like more information about either role please contact Chas McCormick at mccormick@adam.com.au

Open Session for Premier League Women

The appointment of our Premier League Women’s Coach Chas McCormick brings with it an exciting opportunity for all players interested in making the Premier League Squad for 2017. The women’s program will be holding open training sessions across the next two weeks for anyone 16+ who is interested in making the squad for 2017. If you have any questions about the program or the training sessions please contact Chas at mccormick@adam.com.au

Thursday, 19-Jan



8 Colton Avenue, HOVE

Sunday, 22-Jan


Westminster Senior

1-27 Allison Avenue, MARION

Monday, 23-Jan



8 Colton Avenue, HOVE

Women’s Premier League Head Coach Appointment

We are delighted to announce that Chas McCormick has been appointed as the Women’s Premier League Head Coach for the 2017 season.

Chas brings a wealth of experience to our women’s program and is the current U18 Division 1 Boys Coach. In recent years he has served as an Assistant Coach for the U16 and U18 boys SA Metro teams, Premier League Men’s Assistant Coach and as the SABC Junior Coaching Director.

The women will get started back next week into their pre-season training in preparation for the season opener on 1st April. We wish Chas and the women all the best for the season ahead.


*** Book now for the SABC 2017/18 USA Tour***

Bookings are now open for the SABC USA Tour which will run from 26th December 2017 to 13th January 2018. The tour will take you to a number of cities in Texas where you will play fully sanctioned games against high school teams, attend an NBA and NCAA game, visit Texan sights and end your tour with a few days in Los Angeles including a day at Disneyland. Full information including cost, itinerary and other inclusions can be found here.

This opportunity is available to all South Adelaide members to fill the following teams:

- Boys Junior Varsity - born 2002, 2003
- Girls Varsity - born 1999, 2000, 2001
- Boys Varsity - born 1999, 2000, 2001

To secure your spot please follow this link and complete the form by 3rd February 2017.

We are also seeking applications to fill the positions of Tour Manager, Coach and Assistant Coach. To apply for one of these positions please click here for further information and complete the attached form. All applications must be returned to me by 22nd January 2017 at claire.dunsmore@southadelaidebasketball.com.au


SABC Executive Committee

We are pleased to welcome the newly elected SABC Executive Committee as voted in at the Annual General Meeting held 30th October...Continue Reading-->


Welcome to our new Canteen Manager!

We are delighted to introduce our new Canteen Manager Trudy Robinson to the Club!! Trudy comes to us with a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry and will be showcasing her awesome barista skills…once we get the coffee machine working again! We are also seeking more helpers for the canteen.

If you are interested in assisting please contact me claire.dunsmore@southadelaidebasketball.com.au




SABC Division 1 Coaches 2016/17

South Adelaide Basketball Club is excited to announce our Division 1 coaches for the 2016/17 district basketball season. Building on one our most successful years in recent times we are thrilled to welcome back some former South Adelaide coaches along with new and existing coaches in the program... Continue Reading -->


Coaching nominations are now open for the 2016/17 season.

We encourage players, parents, members and all those interested in coaching to apply to coach within the South Adelaide Program. The input of a Coach on the program is invaluable and we would like to thank all the current and past coaches who have made many sacrifices to serve and develop our young players. We are forever grateful for your commitment to the club.

To register your interest in coaching in the 2016/17 season please click this link, complete the form and return to claire.dunsmore@southadelaidebasketball.com.au by Sunday 31st July 2016.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our Basketball Operations Manager Claire Dunsmore at claire.dunsmore@southadelaidebasketball.com.au or Junior Program Manager Jason Balfour at juniors@southadelaidebasketball.com.au


Attention players and player agents

The South Adelaide Basketball Club have become aware of the illegal use of its name and the name of the Clubs Vice President on player contracts being sent to unsuspecting players and player agents outside Australia.

All contracts from South Adelaide Basketball Club directed to players outside Australia will come directly from the Vice President (Seniors) email address that can be found on the Clubs webpage.

It is not the Clubs policy to ask for money from any overseas player so please take care when first receiving these scam contracts.

Should you have any concerns over the legitimacy of a contract you have been offered please email the Vice President (Seniors).

President’s Message / Venue Update

Having attended the Marion Council general meeting last night, I have the pleasure in announcing that Council passed a motion, unanimously, to move forward with a number of recommendations.

This is an exciting time for the club. With a Federal election due in 2016 this step was paramount in providing political parties with the appropriate costed information...Continue Reading--> 



New Sponsor - The Warradale Hotel

“The Warradale” Hotel is an award winning hotel located just around the corner from the home of the SABC Panthers and we are happy to welcome them on board as our newest club sponsor. They have generously provided sponsorship support in the way of cash, best player Bistro vouchers for our Premier League teams and other items for fundraising, so if you are thinking of going out for lunch or dinner or just a drink, please think about heading to The Warradale and supporting them in return for their support of our club.

SABC now has its own App!

Download our awesome new app now and stay up to date with all the latest information!

Install the SouthAdelaideBC App on your smartphone or tablet now!

Follow these steps:
1. Download Team App from the Apple or Google Play app store.
2. Sign up to Team App. You will be sent an email to confirm your registration.
3. Log into the App and search for "SouthAdelaideBC".
4. Choose your applicable access group(s).
5. If you don't have a smartphone go to southadelaidebc.teamapp.com to sign up and view this App online.

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