Winter League is set to warm up.

Posted on 24 April 2023

The Winter League will tip off on Thursday, 27 April 2023 and Friday, 28 April 2023 following the decision not to start proceedings on the ANZAC Day Public Holiday.

The competition afternoons/nights will be allocated the same way as the recently completed highly successful Summer League.

U18s for players born 2006 and 2007 will be played at Iron Arena on Monday afternoons starting at 4.00pm and it is hoped enough players will show interest to enable a four team competition to achieve lift off on Monday, 01 May 2023.

Tuesday, 02 May 2023 will see the A and B Women and A Men take the court to play their games in the fifty-minute timeslots from 6.00pm.

U14’s for players born 2010 and 2011, U16’s for players born 2008 and 2009 and B and C Men will all be played on Thursdays with the U14’s to fire up from 4.00pm followed by the U16’s before the senior men’s grades line up early in the night,

Friday afternoons will be allocated to Aussie Hoops, Super 10’s (Players born 2014 and 2015) and Super 12’s (Players born 2012 and 2013) with all the action to start at 4.00pm.

Aussie Hoops is Basketball Australia’s official introductory program, providing a fun and inclusive Basketball experience for 5-10-year-olds that serves as an introduction to a lifetime of involvement in the game. In addition to promoting healthy and active lifestyles, the program serves as a platform for social development and inclusion – fostering stronger and more vibrant communities and individuals.

Aussie Hoops at Iron Arena (Saxby’s Stadium) is run per school term in an eight-week block and week one of the school term 2 program will start on Friday, 05 May 2023. and requires pre-registration and pre-payment through the Aussie Hoops website site

The Super 10’s and Super 12’s are both non-competitive activities with the Super 10’s incorporating a 10 minute warm up, skills session followed by games on lowered backboards with a coach on court.

The session for the older Super 12 participants has a 10 minute warm up, skills session followed by games on full height backboards with a coach on court.

Weekly game fees and annual individual registration fees apply to all competitions and development activities conducted by Taree Basketball.

The way game fees are paid is currently under review and will more than likely move away from the current process of individual payment at the stadium before taking the court to a prepaid model, whether that be monthly, per school term or for the duration of the competition.

The band of referees controlling games for Taree Basketball do a sterling job and it is clear measures need to be taken to bolster their numbers to adequately service each game with two referees.

How that is achieved is also under review and may require teams in our A women and A men grades being required to provide a referee from within their playing group to be included on the referee roster.