Winter 2018 Registrations – Now Closed

Thank you to all players who have registered for the winter 2018 season.

Registrations have now closed so finalisation of teams can occur.

If you would like to play in the winter competition, but have not yet registered, please click on the following link and fill in the expression of interest form.
Our team co-ordinators can then investigate available team places and advise.

Expression of Interest Form, please click here

Winter Season 2018 coaches and team managers meeting – Sunday 18 March

REMINDER – Coaches and Manager Meeting this Sunday 18th of March at the Racecourse Hotel,  895 Dandenong Rd Malvern East.

Please allow time for parking

Dear Coaches and Managers,

We are holding an important meeting for coaches and managers on Sunday March 18 2018, at the Racecourse Hotel, 895 Dandenong Rd Malvern East in the upstairs Function Room (parking is easier on Waverley Road).

  • The girls teams – 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • The boys teams 7.40pm to 9pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide you with information regarding the upcoming Winter Season and seek your input to the composition of teams.  It is important that there is a representative from each team at this meeting so if, for any reason, neither coach or manager is available then please nominate another parent from your team to attend.  If your team is in its last season of Under 18 attendance is optional.  There will be light refreshments served during the evening.

Please note that any registrations received after Saturday March 17 cannot be included in team allocations and will be wait-listed for any subsequent vacancies.  The registration fees of $240 now include the weekly score sheet payments, which means a team kitty is no longer required each week.

In preparation for this meeting, could you please ask each player in your team to register if they wish to play in the Winter Season by going to our website   All registrations need to be completed no later than Saturday March 17, 2018.  Coaches, if you intend to continue coaching in the Winter Season the Club will waive the registration fee for the child that you coach.  However, you must still register your child online in the normal manner but use the payment code that will be sent to you by email separately to receive the waiver.  If you are not coaching in the Winter Season or for your other children please register as normal.

If you have any queries regarding teams or new member inquiries relating to the Winter Season or if you are aware of players who are definitely not playing in the winter please email the Club using or contact:

Boys Coordinator – Michael Woolrich
Girls Coordinator – Alison Emerson

The Committee looks forward to seeing you at the meeting on 18 March.

President’s Report 2017

Hello to all Club Members in 2017, to those continuing on from a successful Winter season for the Club and especially to new players for summer 2071/18. The club is in good health on and off the court. For the upcoming summer season we have 580 players and over 70 teams, a strong increase over participation in Winter. Basketball has been growing strongly in Victoria for some time, however in 2017 player registrations have soared. This appears to be as a result of the strong net migration into Melbourne over the past few years. Pressure is seen on many facets of Melbourne life, children’s sport just one example. A direct consequence for Waverley domestic basketball clubs has been the move to schedule some Under 8 and Under 14 games from Saturday to Sunday afternoon, just prior to Under 16 and Under 18 games. You may be interested to know that it wasn’t too long ago that all age level games were played on a Saturday. Gradually the Sunday time schedules have been necessary to cope with the sports growth in our immediate region.  Waverley Basketball Association is actively seeking additional court space and I am pleased to report that there are some large solutions in the pipeline, hopefully delivered in 2019.

Administrators of the game at all levels are under increasing pressure to cope with basketballs growth. Perhaps it is felt most on community clubs such as the Piranhas, where all facets of our volunteer administration feel the strain to maintain full functionality and standards. Further, costs are rising as follows:

  • an increase in scoresheet fees at Waverley by $5.00 per game,
  • an increase in cost of training venues,
  • a potential move to becoming a GST paying entity given club growth moves the clubs revenues above the GST free threshold. The club will absorb the GST as we are able to offset against GST paid on expenses, however there is a small net cost to the Club, and;
  • a future move to pay administration staff to cope with the increase in the day to day functions of such a large club.


Financially the club is in a good position however to maintain a balanced budget as a result of the aforementioned cost increases, I move at this AGM to increase club season fees from $220 to $240 per player per season.

With club growth also comes more requirements. For example;

  • organising more coaches, more coaching sessions and coaching development programs.
  • organising and maintaining club merchandise.
  • an increase in liaising with other participants in the sport especially Waverley Basketball Association.
  • communication – more is required with more teams on a large and growing range of levels.
  • fulfilling the Government child safety requirements, new in 2017.

Your committee is working hard on all these topics. As always we welcome club members to join the committee or provide an area of expertise to help with clubs functions. I welcome tonight a new nomination to the committee for Patrick Kennedy.

At this point I would like to thank all committee members for their tireless efforts in 2017 and a special note to two retiring committee members, Pat Doherty and Georgina Walton, for their huge efforts on committee matters and various club functions over many, many years. Pat Doherty, our club founder, is not retiring from the club but will concentrate more on his great love, coaching basketball. Pat has for over 50 years been involved in helping the youth of Melbourne, much of this introducing boys to the benefit of sport, in particular basketball. He continues to be very active in several communities to promote basketball to boys and girls. We look forward to his “off-committee” involvement in the club for many years to come. Georgina Walton has been one of the great “doers” in our club for many years. What you see today of our website and communications, so easily taken for granted now as standard fare, has been the amazing work of Georgina, almost from scratch, as well as the numerous updates and developments on almost a daily basis. We will very much miss Georgina’s IT expertise, continual willingness to help on a range of club functions and grounded contribution to committee discussions. I am proud to present Georgina as a life member of the club.  Thank you also to our uniform coordinator Sophie Carkeek who many of your would have had contact with in getting that new uniform or the extra pair of shorts. We also have many parents and families in the club who provide support to get our teams on the court week in-week out. Thank you and I hope you all have a restful summer and a safe and wonderful festive season.

Finally to all players, enjoy the upcoming  summer season, play in good spirit and remember –

Go Piranhas!

Mike Saba

New Season Training Venues

Just a reminder of our training nights for the upcoming winter 2018 season.

Please refer to your final team selection for specific training times and venues relevant to your team as some exceptions may occur.

Monday AM & PM       Girls Teams
Tuesday AM & PM       Boys Teams
Wednesday AM & PM  Boys Teams
Thursday AM & PM      Boys Teams
Friday AM & PM           Girls and Boys Teams
Sunday AM                  Girls and Boys Teams, Junior Hoops Program


Summer 2017/2018 Piranhas Junior Hoops Program commencing 22/10

The Piranhas Junior Hoops program offers players an opportunity to acquire and develop new basketball skills.  No experience necessary.

The Summer 2017/2018 program is a 6 week program with 60 minute sessions each week for $50.00 for the entire program.

Session Details: 10:00 to 11:00am
Sunday 22/10
Sunday 29/10
Sunday 05/11
Sunday 12/11
Sunday 19/11
Sunday 26/11

Lloyd Street School, East Malvern gym

$50 for the 6 sessions

Click here for player registration


Long Service Awards

The Caulfield Malvern Basketball Club commends each of the following players for their acheivement and the contribution they have made to their teams and to the Club

300+ GAMES awarded to:

Kate Emerson Girls U18  Herring
Austin Saba Junior U18  Brighton

200+ GAMES awarded to:

Carla Costa Girls U16 Malvern Valley
Harry Dorevitch Junior U14 Prahran
Charlie Fox Junior U16 Hedgeley Dene
Josh Fromberg Junior U16 Balaclava
Sophie Glasser Girls U16 Malvern Valley
Sam Glasser Junior U16 Koornang Park
Olivia Huinink Girls U16 Malvern Valley
Nicholas Knight Junior U16 Koornang Park
Gabby Lidgerwood Girls U16 Serrell Park
Tia Matthews Girls U16 Herring
Lilli Soultanakis Girls U14 Serrell Park
James Stonier-Watson Junior U14 Glen Eira
Lily Tobin Girls U16 Serrell Park
Peter Tsekmes Junior U14 Koornang Park
Digby Walter Junior U16 Hedgeley Dene
Sam Way Junior U16 Koornang Park
Jade Wishart Girls U16 Serrell Park

100+ GAMES awarded to:

Olivia Andrew Girls U12 Gardenvale Park
Jamie Assimakopoulos Junior U12 Central Park
Patrick Aylward Junior U12 Central Park
Xavier Bamert Junior U12 Yarra Park
Jasmine Betts Girls U14 Grace Park
Joshua Burnett Junior U10 Ferndale Park
Holly Butcher Girls U14  Halley Park
Harry Byrne Junior U14  Centenary Park
Jack Byrne Junior U14 Wattle Grove
Finn Cahill Junior U14 Prahran
Nicholas Chambers Junior U12 Hawkesburn
Marcus Chow Junior U16 Balaclava
Lachlan Connolly Junior U14 Ardrie Park
Marcellus Costa Junior U12 Toorak Park
Mia Cowan Junior U16 Hedgeley Dene
Will Cregan Junior U12 Armadale
Hugh Davis Junior U10 Gardiners Creek
George de Bono Junior U14 Koornang Park
Joel Deason Junior U12 Central Park
Charlie Dowling Junior U12 Central Park
Georgia Duke Girls U12 Joyce Park
Jessica Duke Girls U12 Joyce Park
Harriet Duperouzel Girls U12 Cato Park
Clare Elliott Girls U16 Serrell Park
Oliver Finster Junior U12 Beckett Park
Lily Fromberg Girls U14 Kooyong Park
Annabelle Gillard Girls U14 Kooyong Park
Lachie Hartung Junior U14 Glen Eira
Cameron Hawkins Junior U12 Armadale
Connor Hodgson Junior U12 Toorak Park
Jemima Holder Girls U14 Darling Park
Tom Huinink Junior U12 Central Park
Ned Hume Junior U12 Hawkesburn
Simon Jaski Junior U12 Centenary Park
Joshua Jones Junior U10 Ferndale Park
Mia Kakoufas Girls U14 Grace Park
Sam Kakoufas Junior U12 Malvern
Orlando Kallen Junior U12 Burnley Park
Leo Kampf Junior U14 Ardrie Park
Ellie Kemp Girls U12 Cato Park
Francesca King Girls U16 Serrell Park
James Knowles Junior U16 Hedgeley Dene
Jack Kocolis Junior U12 Malvern
James Kourdoulos Junior U12 Armadale
Yiannis Kyritsis Junior U14 Ardrie Park
Triantos Kyritsis Junior U16 Balaclava
Angus Lawrentschuk Junior U12 Centenary Park
Hugo Lawrentschuk Junior U10 Gardiners Creek
Luke Lettas Junior U12 Central Park
Dare Lim Junior U12 Armadale
Noah Lippman Junior U12 Centenary Park
Max Lourens Junior U12 Malvern
Matthew Malizia Junior U14 Fawkner Park
Oliver Markovic Junior U12 Central Park
Kalan May Junior U14 Wattle Grove
Tim McLean Junior U16 Heywood Park
Joshua McVean Junior U12 Hawkesburn
Thomas Moffat Junior U12 Yarra Park
Edward Morganti Junior U12 Central Park
Bailey Mullen Junior U14 Koornang Park
Abbey Mullen Girls U12 Cato Park
Matthew Olynyk Junior U12 Malvern
Kai O’Neill Junior U12 Armadale
James Ouranios Junior U12 Malvern
Andrew Ouranios Junior U14 Glen Eira
Stirling Perrott Junior U12 Toorak Park
Luca Pool Junior U16 Heywood Park
Ruby Reddrop Girls U14 Darling Park
Douglas Reynolds Junior U14 Prahran
Amber Richardson Girls U12 Malvern East
Alex Roussos Junior U12 Malvern
Jack Russo Junior U14 Glen Eira
Luis Sari Junior U12 Central Park
Zoe Shaw Girls U12 Joyce Park
Lachlan Smith Junior U12 Yarra Park
Laura Sonnemann Girls U12 Joyce Park
Charlie Sonnemann Junior U14 Ardrie Park
Jed Soultanakis Junior U12 Yarra Park
Emily Sparrow Girls U12 Joyce Park
Archie Steedman Junior U12 Hawkesburn
George Strong Junior U12 Centenary Park
Georgia Swan Girls U12 Halley Park
Casper Tabain Junior U12 Central Park
Nathan Tavaria Junior U12 Yarra Park
Jordan Taylor-Wood Junior U18 Ormond
Jessica Taylor-Wood Girls U16 Serrell Park
Jasper Thornton Junior U12 Centenary Park
Oliver Toussaint Junior U12 Hawkesburn
Elissa Tsekmes Girls U12 Halley Park
Oliver van Bronswijk Junior U14 Wattle Park
Angel Vertkas Girls U16 Herring
Zac Waddington Junior U12 Burnley Park
Finn Willis Junior U12 Yarra Park
Logan Wilson Junior U12 Malvern
Fraser Wilson Junior U14 Wattle Grove
Genevieve Woolrich Girls U12 Cato Park
Nathaniel Woolrich Junior U14 Wattle Grove
Angus Yeoh Junior U10 Ferndale Park