Click on the image for more details of a school holiday camp being run in the local Waverley area.
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 –
Being a volunteer based management committee we are always seeking and greatly appreciate any voluntary assistance our members can offer, to ensure our club is run as professionally as possible.
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Hoodies are now back in stock.
Sweatshirt with front pocket and double layer hood
Screen printed front logo
KIDS SIZES: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
ADULT SIZE CHART: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
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
Waverley Basketball Association enforces a compulsory Concussion Policy to be used
throughout all junior and senior domestic competitions.
It is intended this policy will better educate members in the handling of situations where a
player suffers a suspected head injury.
This policy is an extension of the existing FIBA and Basketball Australia policies regarding
injured players. More information can be found at the following link: Click Here
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:
200+ GAMES awarded to:
100+ GAMES awarded to:
|George||de Bono||Junior||U14||Koornang Park|
|Oliver||van Bronswijk||Junior||U14||Wattle Park|
Congratulations to the following junior teams who have won grand finals for the Winter 2017 season.
We also have 3 x U14-U18 girls teams playing in their grandfinal tomorrow night 19/09. We wish them all the success for their games.
Boyd Park Piranhas (Section 1/2)
Como Park Piranhas (Section 5)
Malvern East Piranhas, winners over Cato Park Piranhas (Section 1/2)
Packer Park Piranhas (Section 3)
Phoenix Park Piranhas (Section 7)
U14 Junior teams
Prahran Piranhas (Section 6)
South East Piranhas (Section 1)
Darling Park (Section 4)
Balaclava Piranhas (Section 3)
Brighton Piranhas (Section 3)
Caulfield (Section 1)
Once downloaded, your coach can ‘mark-up’ the video as a coaching tool to all the players in the team. After it is marked up, the coach can then send you an invitation to view the footage.
The pdf link below is a step-by-step instructional manual that you can follow to show you how to access and watch the video.
You will require the season passwords so please contact your age group coordinator for these.
Click here for the instruction manuals
A facebook group has been created as a quick method of communication to all club members
Regular club updates are maintained on this page
Click here to access the Piranhas facebook page