Winter season 2014

We finished the season with a big bang today … Presentation Day – more of that in another post – please send in your photos and any interesting stories to publish.

Back into round 1 of the winter season next weekend, with grading matches on Saturday 5 April, then two weeks off over the school holidays and Easter, starting back with round 2 of grading on Saturday 26 April.

For further details refer to the calendar for the 2014 winter season below, or click on the image for a printable pdf, and don’t forget to go to the Greenvale page on the BBA website for your team game times. All the best for next season.

Winter season 2014

URGENT: important information for finals

We have been informed by BBA that they have had technical issues with both their website and the Sporting Pulse application giving different information.

The BBA website has the correct information regarding finals times. Please refer to the website NOT the Sporting Pulse app.


BBA sincerely apologises for the inconvenience.

Greenvale’s fixtures can be found by using this link. 

Developing your skills as a coach

Coaching course 2014The Broadmeadows Basketball Association would like to offer all beginning or new coaches, parents and team managers, the opportunity to participate in the Coaching Basketball 101 course.

This introductory course is scheduled for 4 May and will focus on the basic skills of coaching.

Venue: Court 1 – Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium Dimboola Road.

Duration: 3 Hours

Time: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Cost: $15.00

Register Now! Call Robert on: 0417 313 382 or the Stadium on: 0428477321, or email

Please also refer to the attached BBA calendar for further coaches’ development sessions during 2014, including a Coaching Basketball ’102′ for intermediate coaching skills.

BBA coaching calendar 2014

Tigers visited the Grizzlies’ den + free tickets


2014 March - Tigers visitLast Tuesday the Melbourne Tigers paid a visit to our home stadium in Greenvale. I don’t think we knew what to expect … the Tigers’ bus and lots of activities took over the car park, while skills drills were held inside.


Here, we see Auryn Macmillan #42 keeping lots of Grizzlies at bay.

Check out the Greenvale Gunners’ record of events – Jay Gusman and Joel Buckley with player Mustapha Farrakhan #9. 2014 March - Tigers visit 2

Darius Galea also a Greenvale Gunner and keen Tigers’ fan, won the boys’ hoop competition on the night. He was given a load of goodies – a very happy young lad, with Mark Worthington #33.2014 March - Tigers visit 5

Do you have any happy snaps you’d like to share with the club? Please email them to and we’ll publish them here on our website.

Although they are aware we have our Presentation Day on this Sunday, the Tigers have provided our club with a further opportunity to spend more time with them. They extend an invitation to anyone that may have other family or friends not attending Presentation Day - when you buy a ticket to see the Melbourne Tigers play the NBL semi-final game against Adelaide at Hisense Arena on Sunday 30th March 2014, you will get a free child’s entry ticket. For further details, please see your Team Manager for the special offer code.


Renew your Working with Children Check online from early April

From early April 2014, cardholders who are required to renew their WWC Check will no longer need to go to Australia Post to lodge a paper form and present their current card.

Read more here …

Preliminary finals this weekend – important reminders

All the best to our teams in preliminary finals this weekend. north brisbane basketball North Brisbane Basketball north brisbane basketball North Brisbane Basketball

Official scorekeepers will be on the bench marking the scoresheet. A representative from each team will still be required to operate the clock – please agree with the other team beforehand, whether you will share the task for the whole game or swap over at half time.

Timing rules are the same this week as they have been for all fixtured rounds, that is:

  • Two time outs, each of one (1) minute duration, are allowed per team for each 20 minute half.
  • No time outs are allowed in the last two (2) minutes of the first half.
  • Clock does not stop in the first half at all.
  • Clock stops in the last three (3) minutes of the second half, but only for:
    • time outs
    • substitutions
    • foul shots.

Please respect the job of those on the scorebench and allow them to focus on the game – including refraining from approaching the bench to request the clock be stopped – and refreshing yourself and your team’s supporters of the timing rules (refer to Broadmeadows website).

Skills, drills and plays – double the post

Doubling PostNow we’re into the second week of finals, are you looking for that new way of getting around that dominating player on the other team?

Take a look at these hints from Coach Mac at Basketball for Coaches.

And don’t forget the Tigers’ session this week on Tuesday night for a final tune up of your skills.

The Tigers are coming!

Melbourne-Tigers-Logo-RGB-LrgNext Tuesday night (18 March) a number of the Melbourne Tigers players are coming to the Greenvale Rec Centre to run through some skills training drills as well as a signing session later.
We are expecting them between 5:30 to 7:30 pm and all players are invited to attend. This should be a good night for our club, so please encourage your players to attend.

Good luck to all teams playing finals this Saturday.