SA Country Basketball are pleased to announce Blackchrome Sportswear as our new apparel provider for the next three years. Blackchrome Sportswear is based in Adelaide and has grown to become Australia’s most reliable and trusted custom sportswear supplier. They provide apparel for a number of Basketball organisations in SA.more
We wish to acknowledge the longevity and service of John Spooner. John was instrumental as a player, coach and volunteer (President) with the Whyalla Basketball Association (WBA) from the early 1970’s. John’s many achievements included leading WBA to build the Whyalla Basketball Stadium. In addition, John was the Regional Supervisor for the Far West (Council Executive) during his tenure.more
If you have been advised a person is suspected of having COVID or has tested positive for COVID within the immediate Basketball community please contact the SA COVID Information Line for advice on 1800 253 787 on how to respond.more
As you are aware SA Government has released a road map for easing COVID-19 restrictions. Please note we are in Step 1 of this road map, more specifically, regional travel and a return to sport training for outdoors are now permissible provided we comply with the returning to Basketball training outdoors protocols.more
You may have seen or heard the Federal Government announcement on Friday evening (01/05/20) for a planned and staged return to community sport.
Current stadium closures remain in place and current restrictions prohibit a return of indoor sport at this stage.more
As the current environment evolves, Basketball Australia continues to prioritise the health and safety of the basketball community. Further to recent communications, Basketball Australia recommends all Term Three Aussie Hoops programs be suspended until further notice.more
As the current environment evolves, Basketball Australia continues to prioritise the health and safety of the basketball community. Further to our recent communications and based on additional guidance from Federal Government.more
As you are aware the Corona virus is having a significant affect across the globe and in our daily lives. As a result we have entered a challenging and unprecedented period that is changing constantly.more
SA Country U18 State Team Announcements
Congratulations to the following players that have been selected to represent SA Country at the U18 Australian National Championships in Ballarat in April 2020more
ACJBC New Zealand Tour Player and Staff Selections
Congratulations to the following players, coaches and team manger on their selection to represent Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup at the Mel Young Basketball Classic in Tauranga, New Zealand over Easter.more
Membership & Executive Support Officer Maternity Leave Replacement
As you may be aware Tanya (MESO) will be taking parent leave for the impending birth of her child, from the 3rd February 2020.
We recently advertised and interviewed for a replacement, we were fortunate to receive a high number of applications for the position, Andrew Georgiou was successful in securing the role.more
2020 SA Country Championships - Team Nominations Open Now
Senior Country Championships 1st & 2nd February 2020, Starplex
Junior Country Championships U14 and U18, 7th – 9th March 2020, venues TBC
Junior Country Championships U12 and U16, 21st & 22nd March 2020, venues TBCmore
Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent SA Country Basketball at the 2020 Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup in Albury and the Southern Cross Challenge in Melbourne in January.more
The Barossa Junior Tournament is on again this November 16-17.
In addition to the venues used last year (The Rex - Barossa Aquatic and Fitness Center, Nuriootpa High School, Redeemer Lutheran School and Truro Primary School) we have secured an additional venue The F.A.R.M centre in Freeling. All venues are within an easy 20 minute drive of the main venue (The Rex, Tanunda).more
Referees and Referee Coaches required for Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup (11th -18th January 2020)
If you are a qualified SA Country Referee or Referee Coach and would like to express an interest to attend the AJBCC to develop your officiating and/or assist the development of officials please contact Julie Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8268 8157 for further details.more
Would you like to coach at SA Country Basketball Development Camps?
These camps are a great development opportunity for coaches with all levels of experience. It is a rare opportunity to spend time and learn firsthand from some super experienced coaches from all around SA Country.more
2019 U13 & U14 Development Camp Registrations Now Open
U13 South Camp 30th Sept & 1st Oct, Mount Gambier
U14 South Camp 8th & 9th Oct, Mount Gambier
U13 North Camp 10th & 11th Oct, Whyalla
U14 North Camp 12th & 13th Oct, Whyallamore
Congratulations to SA Country junior Bella Stratford on signing with the Bendigo Spirit in the WNBL as a Development Player. Bella has represented SA Country well in 4 National Championships and 6 times at the Country Cup. Best of luck to Bella and fellow South Australian Tracy York for the upcoming season, the SA Country community will be supporting from afar.more
Murray Bridge Basketball Association Carnival Oct 2019
The Murray Bridge Basketball Association will again be holding its Carnival over the October Long Weekend from Saturday October 5th through to Monday October 7th and we would love for you to join us for another weekend of great basketball and friendship. Nomination forms have been sent to all associations so please Save the Date.more
Junior Basketball Carnival
30th November and 1st December 2019
Nominations close C.O.B. Monday 11 November 2019
ALL Teams & Players must be registered on-line
(follow the instructions on the attached sheet)
Please Return Team Nomination and all of the below/attached details being: Association/Team Contact, Each Grade to be represented in, Team Umpires Details.more
2020 High Performance Coach And Team Manager Application
SA Country Basketball is officially accepting applications for coaches and support staff who wish to be involved in the 2020 High Performance Progam for State Teams/SPP and Development Teams/EADP. Applications close on Friday the 16th of Augustmore
UniSport Australia has announced the teams for the Emerging Opals and Emerging Boomers ahead of the 2019 Summer Universiade to be held in Naples, Italy from July 3-14.
Congratulations Cherie Cordoba (nee Hogg) and Shannon Seebohmmore
SA Country Basketball is extremely proud to announce that six former SA Country players have been selected as part of the Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals squad named for the 2019 FIBA Asia Cup selection camp from July 20-28 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona.more
Port Augusta Basketball are excited to announce that we are introducing U10's to our 2019 Junior Basketball Carnival.
Registration details will be emailed out to all associations closer to the date.
They hope to see you there.more
Matthew is a 2 time State Player for SA Country and has represented SA Country at 5 Country Cups. During his career at SA Country, Matthew has been a fierce competitor both during games and training sessions, and through this trait has repeatedly made his teammates better players. Matthew has always been a passionate athlete and has had a reputation for wearing his heart on his sleeve.more
SA Country Basketball are pleased to announce and congratulate the selection and appointment of the following players and officials for this year’s USA Tour. We have had a couple of withdrawals from the girls team and are keen to tour with a ten players per team. The tour is targeted at current and future SPP players (bottom age U18 or top age U16 with a minimum age of 15) and we would like to omore
Congratulations to those selected for the upcoming Under 13 Development Tournament in Adelaide this July. The tournament is the first step in the High Performance pathway for South Australian Country athletes and coaches, and provides a great opportunity to be exposed to our style of play under the guidance of highly experienced mentors.more
At the time of the AGM the 2017/2018 Financial Statements were being audited, therefore our 2017/2018 Financial performance was presented. We were advised post AGM there had been a number of book keeping errors which required significant revision before being accepted for re-auditing. The errors were resolved and accepted with the revised 2017/2018 Financial Statements be resubmitted for auditinmore
Taylah Levy - Bert Bargeus Medal Winner; 2018 Female Athlete of the Year.
Taylah has been a State Team player for 4 years at SA Country Basketball, and has been a leader on and off the court throughout that time. Taylah led her State Team in assists per game in all 4 National Championships that she played in, and led her team in scoring in 2018.more
SA Country would like to thank all of the participating players, coaches, managers, referees and score bench officials for their support of the U14 & U18 Junior Country Championships held in Adelaide on 9th, 10th & 11th March and the U12 & U16 Junior Country Championships held in Adelaide on 23rd & 24th March, 2019.
See Finals results and award winnersmore
The feature articles are:
• Keeping children safe in sport: Summary of the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
• Transparency and privacy in sport
• Maccabi Australia's commitment to Member Protectionmore
Due to a retirement, a key Stadium Management role has now become available within Basketball SA.
The Stadium Manager is responsible for the overall performance, growth, development and success of programs and competitions; financial management and reporting; facility utilization; facility maintenance and customer service at the Wayville Basketball Stadium.more
Talkin’ About Your headspace Youth Ambassador (TAYhYA)
Mental Health Workshops
- Available at no cost to sports clubs
- Target audience for workshops are team members aged between 12 and 25 years, however open to your whole group including players 26 and over, coaching and support staff, family and friends.
- Workshops can be added before or after a training session.more
Many thanks for responding to our request for a performer to sing the national anthem on behalf of SA Country Basketball at the opening ceremony for the Australian Junior Basketball Country Cup. It appears we have a number credible performers within our community.more
As you are aware, Free Volunteer Screening Checks are available from 1 November 2018. We attended a session recently with the screening unit to brief us on the process in the future. This is great news for volunteers – in most Associations this will be coaches, officials, bench officials, team managers and volunteersmore
SA Country Basketball is pleased to announce a re-introduction of a USA Tour for one male and female team representing SA Country. The USA Tour, 4th-19th December 2019, will feature games and special highlights (NBA, NCAA NHL/NFL pending schedule) in Dallas (Dallas Cowboys Tour), Raleigh, Charlotte and Ahaheim (Disneyland).more
The SA Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) are currently taking nominations for the Sports Trainer of the Year Awards, which will be announced on Saturday 23rd February at the Awards Night at Adelaide Oval following the 2019 FAST Conference.more
SA Country Basketball and Adelaide 36ers are pleased announce a ‘Country Round’ for the home game on Sunday, 9th December 2018, commencing at 2.20pm v Illawarra.
The Adelaide 36ers will provide 10 free double passes for volunteers nominated by the SA Country community and a reduced ticket price for all other SA Country Basketball members.more
The TI camps held over the two weeks of the school holidays saw SA Country’s brightest future stars come together at 2 locations over 8 days for the 2018 Talent Identification Camps. 212 athletes in total (97 girls and 115 boys) aged between 10 and 12 years old attended a 2 day camp in either Whyalla or Murray Bridge.more
Play By The Rules have put together a very informative document regarding taking images of children at sporting events.
This is a very important topic and we would encourage everyone to read the document attached below.more
SA Country would like to congratulate Roger (aka Wombat) on becoming a finalist for the 2018 Sport SA Volunteer of the Year. It is a great achievement and recognises the hard work and dedication that Roger has given to basketball in SA Country over the past 25 years.more
SA Country would like to congratulate our athlete Matthew Thomson on being selected to attend the FIBA Under-15 Oceania Championships to be held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea between 3rd-8th December 2018.more
We would like to announce that Roger Hammond who has been a significant volunteer in our representative programs for over 25 years and 30 National Championships has decided to not continue as a Coordinator or Team Manager with our representative teams.more
Securing funding and sponsorship dollars can be tricky for local sporting clubs. The good news is, there are plenty of local grants available to help clubs stay afloat and continue their important roles in local communities across the country.more
Inclusive Sport Practices Survey
Volunteers are required to participate in reaseach being conducted by Flinders University.
What is the purpose of this research?
This study will investigate the barriers and enablers for the LGBTIQ+ sporting community. The information gained from this study will help us to improve sporting participation and to decrease barriers and address inequities within sportmore
New updates for Sports TG Courtside
Latest Updates include:
- Team selection has been simplified with additional editing features added
- Major design update to simplify user experience and navigation
- Ability to change period of the game in edit clock
- Action Log now allows the time and period of the action to be editedmore
Active Club Grants – Timelines for Grant Applications
Anticipated dates for Round 38 - Program and Equipment Funding
Basketball SA recommends that all Clubs make application for these grants to assist in the management and delivery of their programs.more