Information for the Upcoming 2016 GCJBL Season

Great news - Somerset College has been accepted by the Gold Coast City Regional Basketball Association (GCCRBA) as a new affiliated club competing in the GCJBL starting in the 2016 season.
At this stage we have enough interest from Somerset College students to fill the following teams:

  • Under 13 boys and Under 13 girls team
  • Two Under 15 boys teams
  • Two Under 17 boys team

We are hopeful of being able to fill more teams once students return to school and we are able to advise the whole school community.

If there are insufficient numbers to enter a team in an age group, there may be the possibility of players playing up an age group. This will be determined by Mr Whish-Wilson in negotiation with parents and players.

If students register and there isn’t a suitable team to compete in, then all monies paid will be refunded.
The club will aim to enter teams in the following age groups, please refer to the players born column to assist with calculations.

Age Groups Year of Birth
U9s 2008/2009/2010
U11s 2006/2007
U13s 2004/2005
U15s 2002/2003
U17s 2000/2001
U20s 1997/1998/1999

All students playing in Somerset College teams are required to register and pay an annual fee to Somerset College. This registration includes: team nomination and game fees; the provision of playing singlet’s and shorts; all training and administrative costs. Basketball Queensland also requires each player to pay a registration fee each year.

Somerset College Registration Fees U11-U20       U10        
Team Nomination Fees $22.00 $22.00
Game Fees $180.00 $180.00
Game Singlet and Shorts (requirement) $70.00 $70.00
Training and Adminstrative Costs $100.00 $100.00
Total Made Payable to Somerset College $372.00 $372.00
BQ/Gold Coast Basketball Registration $100.00 $55.00
Payable online at    
Total  $472.00 $422.00

Please click on the following to explore or complete the Player Registration link:

Somerset College Basketball Club 2016 Registration

Payment is required at the completion of the electronic form.
Practices and trials will begin from week 4, 15 February 2016. Teams will train once a week for 90 minutes and play games on Friday night. If there is a reason why a student can’t train with their team then we will support them in finding another team to train with.
A schedule of trainings will be available for you soon.

Uniform orders will be placed mid-February. Players will be advised of an opportunity to be fitted for uniforms, this is likely to be during a lunch break. Uniform sizing samples will be available. Numbers on the back of jerseys and shorts will be allocated by the school. Uniforms will be privately owned.

We have an agreement with Gold Coast Basketball that our Somerset College Athletic singlets, with numbers written on our arms will be acceptable until our uniform order arrives.

If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact me on

Sam Whish-Wilson
Somerset College Basketball Club Co-ordinator


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