The Competition

Camberwell District Basketball Association is a member association of Basketball Victoria which operates under the auspices of Basketball Australia. Camberwell, like our Club, is run by volunteers and all member clubs are expected to delegate representatives to the executive and the committee.

There are over 400 junior teams in the Saturday competitions. The Junior Boys and Girls play on Saturday and Sunday afternoons to accommodate the school sport commitments of many of the players and the availability of venues.

Games are scheduled from 10.30am until 6.45pm, using 45-minute time slots. Matches are scheduled using fixed times per age group starting with U9 games at 10.30 and working through to U18 matches at 6.45.  Under 21 matches are played on Sunday afternoons between 3.45 and 6.00pm.

Two competitions run sequentially: Summer Competition covers school terms 4 and 1, followed by the Winter Competition in terms 2 and 3. There are no games on public holiday weekends or school holidays. The competitions are age-based on the 2-year groupings used throughout Australian basketball. Camberwell District Basketball Association has Under 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 21 age groups to designate both Summer and Winter Competitions. Player eligibility is assessed a cut of date for summer and winter competitions. Up to 10 divisions of 5 to 11 teams each are run for the lower to middle age groups to cater for the numbers of teams and their varying experience and ability levels.