Summer 2013-2014 President’s Report

Diray ParkDear Club Members

WOW! This is the one word I will use to describe the 2014
Summer Season and the grand finals that took place on 29 March.

How’s this for some impressive statistics:
• 47 teams were entered in the Summer Season
• 11 girls teams and 36 boys teams, 5 Under 8 teams
• 23 teams out of 42 teams (U8’s excluded) made it to the semi-finals
• 14 teams went through to the grand final
• 8 teams won their grand final
• 3 teams lost their grand final by 3 points
• Piranhas played a grand final in each Under 16 grade, from Section 1 to Section 5
• Piranhas tops the competition in Under 14.1 and Under 16.1!

WOW! This has been Piranhas most successful season for as long as I have been involved with the Club and I am extremely proud of our players, our coaches and our team managers for their dedication and support of this wonderful sport.

We are now in the process of preparing for the 2014 Winter
Season. We have entered 48 teams this season – 13 girls teams and 35 boys teams. We generally see a reduction in playing numbers over the Winter season particularly amongst boys who play football so it is pleasing to see that we have maintained our team numbers. Waverley Basketball Association has placed a moratorium on team numbers so we entered one of our girls teams in the Under 16 Hawthorn Basketball Association Saturday competition. Waverley has advised that it is actively pursuing new venues to cater for the growth in basketball experienced at the domestic level so we hope that by the Summer Season this issue will be addressed. This is the reason that the Under 16 competition has moved to Sunday afternoon.

Have you been to our website lately? Jump on now We are receiving lots of
complements from new members telling us how wonderful it is and how easy it is to find information. We also need you to jump onto the site to register for the new season. You will see that our
subscription fee has gone up to $120 per season. The reason for this is to cover part of the cost of our fun day which we will be holding later in the year and which was a resounding success last year. Please pay your membership subscription promptly so that we
minimise the number of follow ups from our Club Administrator, Guy Russo. Guy, like everyone involved in management, is a
volunteer so I urge all members to do their bit to help by registering and paying on time.

The first game of the Season is on 3 May and fixtures are
generally posted to the Waverley website on 30 April. Emails
regarding teams and training will be sent out in the next 2 weeks. Happy holidays!

Rita Harris

Grand Finals Wrap Up

Diray ParkClick here for game wrap-ups

CMBC congratulate our 8 premiership winning teams:

U10 Sect 4 Ardrie Park Piranhas (29) v Ashy Sharks (22)
U10 Sect 6 Diary Park Piranhas (36) v Mavern Tigers (Gibson) (8)
U12 Sect 4 Kooyong Park Piranhas (54) v Hedgeley Dene Piranhas (41)
U14 Sect 1 East Malvern Piranhas (36) v Timberwolves Braves (32)
U14 Sect 3 Ardrie Park Piranhas (38) v Malvern Tiger (Red) (32)
U16 Sect 1 Phoenix Park Piranhas (40) v Maccabi Warriors (34)
U16 Sect 2 Ardrie Park Piranhas (30) v Solway Sharks (21)
U16 Sect 3 Serrell Park Piranhas (41) v AGBU Spirit (19)

Congratulations also to all teams who made it into the finals series.
U12 Sect 4 Girls Darling Park Piranhas (17) v Malvern Tigers (TOLO) (20)
U10 Sect 7 Tooronga Park Piranhas (9) v Homenetmen (12)
U12 Sect 4 Hedgeley Dene Piranhas (41) v Kooyong Park Piranhas (54)
U16 Sect 4 Hedgeley Dene Piranhas (12) v Solway Wolverines (20)
U16 Sect 5 Ormond Piranhas (20) v Ashy Titans (23)
U18 Sect 1 Central Park Piranhas (loss) v Maccabi Warriors (Win)

Finals are here

trophyCongratulations on our 14 teams through to Grand Finals this Saturday and Sunday.

CMBC wishes all our teams every success!!



Saturday Girls Under 12  Section 4              Darling Park Piranhas
Saturday Jnrs Under 10  Section 4               Ardrie Park Piranhas
Saturday Jnrs Under 10  Section 6 Green    Dairy Park Piranhas
Saturday Jnrs Under 10  Section 7 Green   Tooronga Park Piranhas
Saturday Jnrs Under 12  Section 4               Hedgeley Dene Piranhas
Saturday Jnrs Under 12  Section 4               Kooyong Park Piranhas
Saturday Jnrs Under 14  Section 1               East Malvern Piranhas
Saturday Jnrs Under 14  Section 3               Ardrie Park Piranhas
Saturday Jnrs Under 16  Section 1               Phoenix Park Piranhas
Saturday Jnrs Under 16  Section 2               Ardrie Park Piranhas
Saturday Jnrs Under 16  Section 3               Serrell Park Piranhas
Saturday Jnrs Under 16  Section 4               Hedgeley Dene Piranhas
Saturday Jnrs Under 16  Section 5               Ormond Piranhas
Sunday Jnrs    Under 18 Section 1               Central Park Piranhas


Grand Final Fixtures


Please check the fixture on the Waverley website for the time of your game as there were late changes to the original fixture. Presentations will be on Court 4 immediately after the game.

Click here for latest fixtures

Semi Final Schedule

semifinals  scheduleWaverley have just published the final version of the semi finals schedule this Saturday.
Please check your team’s details as several changes have taken place.
Click here  for semi finals schedule

Only qualified players are eligible to play in the finals, so please check the eligibility lists. Click here  for qualification lists

Sausage Sizzle 22nd March

Sausage sizzle

Piranha players,
Will Ingham and George Waring have organised a sausage sizzle at Waverley Stadium on Saturday 22nd March to assist their fundraising efforts for their
upcoming trek to Vietnam in support of the Fred Hollows Foundation
and sufferers of Agent Orange

Sausage sizzle

AUBD School Holiday program

AUBD BBALL CAMPAUBD are running a school holiday program at Waverley Stadium for primary school aged children
ALL DAY CAMP – Every day of the Term 1 2014 school holidays
Early drop off / Late pick up -
$69 per day – MEALS provided

Click here for more details

Finals Qualifications

1006031_195998163894689_542423230_nThe “Qualifications’ Lists” for Teams for Finals are now published on the Waverley Basketball Website.
As this weekend marks the last games before the finals, please check the the list to ensure your players are qualified to play finals.

Click here for current qualification list

Clck here for finals schedules

Summer Season Finals Qualifications


Waverley Basketball Assoc has updated the qualifications list for all teams.
Qualifications list

Please check your team’s players eligibility to play finals.

Please note all players must play five (5) games during the season to qualify for finals for Saturday Juniors (not including grading rounds).
For Tuesday Girls and Sunday Under 18s, players must play seven (7) games to qualify for finals, including grading rounds where they occur.


Fixture Changes

waverleybasketballPlease note that there have been changes to the fixtures and you need to advise your team to check the fixtures before this Saturday and note any changes.


imagesAlso a reminder that the CMBC AGM will be held this Saturday at Waverley Stadium from 2:00pm.


AGM Reminder

imagesThis is to notify that the Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 30 November 2013 at 2.00pm at Waverley Basketball Stadium, Function Room (Corner Power and Batesford Roads, Chadstone).

Nominations for Club Officers and Committee must be received by Monday 18 November 2013.  Nomination forms will be emailed on request to the General Manager.

The Outgoing Committee is as follows:

President:                  Rita Harris
Vice President:         Michael Saba
Secretary:                  Lucy Martyn
Treasurer:                  Trevor Baxter
Committee:                Patrick Doherty, Jim Crane, Alison Emerson, Damien Crone,                                                Georgina Walton

The annual general meeting will confirm the minutes of the previous annual general meeting, receive the Committee’s report and financial statements for the financial year ended 30 June 2013, elect the Club Officers and Committee Members and adopt the Rules of the Caulfield Malvern Basketball Club Inc under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012.

Rita Harris

General Manager

1 November 2013

Click here for pdf version

NEW GAME RULES – Waverley Basketball Assoc. Saturday Competition

new-rulesFull details of the changes are detailed in the post below, but in summary:

The following changes will be effective as of this Saturday (November 16) for all games at Waverley Basketball Stadium:

-          Games will now run on a 40 minute schedule.
-          Games will consist of two Seventeen (17) minute halves.
-          Half time shall by 1 minute and 30 seconds in duration.
-          The clock will only stop in the last One (1) minute of the second half.
-          One timeout per team per half, One (1) minute in duration.

These new rules are only for games at Waverley, games at external venues (Penpraze Park, Wattle Park) shall continue to run 45 minute schedules and timing rules.