Waverley Falcons Representative Basketball

_1_4If you would like to take your basketball to the next level, you can try out to play representative basketball with Waverley Falcons.  Games are played on a Friday night at venues around Melbourne and players attend one or two training sessions a week.  Tryout registrations are open for next season. All players must be registered prior to the first tryout on the 2nd of October. Here is the link for the tryout registration: http://www.waverleybasketball.com/rep.aspx .
For further information contact Elias Palioyiannis, Development Officer/Coaching Director at Waverley Falcons on 9807 9814 or elias.palioyiannis@waverleybasketball.com.
The Waverley website also has a lot of information on the representative program.

NBL & CMBC Partnership

grassroots-logo-2 The NBL is back again, and the Piranhas Basketball Club and Melbourne United have joined forces to provide you with some awesome benefits just for being part of this club.

Melbourne has put together an impressive roster for the upcoming season with the return of Chris Goulding for another two seasons, and the addition of star Aussie Boomer Dave Andersen fresh from his impressive campaign at the Rio Olympics.

The talent pool has increased across the league with several big names returning home from Europe and the NBA and we couldn’t be more excited to watch our NBL team go all the way in season 2016-17.

As part of our partnership with Melbourne United, we will have access to 20% off tickets for players, families, coaches and staff throughout the season plus loads of additional prizes for Piranhas Basketball Club if we have the most people cheering them on at their games.

basic-grassroots-benefitsThe major prize is a You Got Skoold visit which is a chance for our Piranhas Basketball Club junior representatives to play against the whole Melbourne United squad to try and give them a run for their money.

Our promo code to receive discount tickets is: MUGS51

Please use this promo code when you purchase tickets throughout the season to ensure all ticket numbers go to our tally! All tickets are available via ticketek.com.au.

If you would like to take a group or your team along to a game contact groups@melbourneutd.com.au and they will help you make the experience a memorable one.

We’re very excited to be helping to bridge the gap between the NBL and grassroots basketball, we hope you’ll get behind Melbourne United and support them all the way to a Championship this season!

*Please note that discounted tickets are available for regular season games at Hisense Arena only in silver, bronze and general admission seating.

Finals Schedules

1006031_195998163894689_542423230_nGood luck to all our Piranha teams who have qualified to play in the season finals games.  The Finals Schedules have now been released on the Waverley website.  Click here for the list of all scheduled games.

Please also confirm your player eligibility to ensure players are qualified to play finals.  Click here for the current qualification list.


Calling all interested coaches

falconsCoaches Clinic






While the current VJBL season approaches the business end, preparations are already underway for a big year in 2016-17.

Anyone who is interested in getting involved in coaching, or becoming a coach’s assistant, for a Waverley Falcons representative team in 2016-17 is invited to contact Coaching Director Elias Palioyiannis.

The Waverley Falcons are an innovative and exciting representative program which offers young players from Under 12 to Under 20 the opportunity to train and play in an elite environment.

Games are played around Melbourne (and occasionally rural Victoria) on Friday Nights. Teams train on Sunday mornings with some teams also training midweek.

This season the Falcons qualified five teams for the Victorian Championship, the highest level of junior basketball in the state, while many other teams have enjoyed great challenges on development throughout the many levels of the VJBL.

Try-outs will commence in early October ahead of the beginning of grading phase one.

Elias can be contacted at elias.palioyiannis@waverleybasketball.com or on 9807 9814 (select option for representative enquiries).

Congratulations Mack on winning Gold!



Many would not know that Mack Horton’s early sporting endeavours included playing basketball with Piranhas.  Mack played with the Club between 2004 and 2006.  Some of Mack’s contemporaries were James Boal, Daniel Klein, Angus Howie, Lachlan Nixon, Cameron Richardson, Alex Sloane, Harry Cormack, Matthew Jackson and 300+ gamer for Piranhas, Peter Paxinos.  In 2004, I became heavily involved in the Club and can recall coaching Chad Horton in Under 8 with Cheryl Horton as Team Manager.  Chad went on to play many years with Piranhas but after a couple of years, Mack decided to focus on his swimming and what a great decision that turned out to be!  Congratulations Mack on your first Olympic Gold Medal and we wish you every success for the remainder of this Olympiad and hopefully many more.  To Andrew and Cheryl, the encouragement and support that you have always given not just to your own children but others as well to participate in and enjoy sport will always be remembered by Piranhas.

Rita Harris – President









Mack far right


Summer Season Premiers


To the summer 2015-2016 CMBC Premiership winning teams

Under 10 Girls
Section 2 Darling Park Piranhas

Under 12 Boys
Section 7 Gold Central Park Piranhas

Under 12 Girls
Section 3 Kooyong Park Piranhas

Under 14 Boys
Section 2 East Malvern Piranhas
Section 3 Tooronga Park Piranhas
Section 4 Phoenix Park Piranhas

Under 16 Boys
Section 3 Brighton Piranhas

Under 18 Boys
Section 1 Fawkner Park Piranhas

Under 14 Girls
Section 2 Serell Park Piranhas

Under 18 Girls
Section 1 Darling Park Piranhas

Tuesday Womens
Section 4 Piranhas Mums