Information for New Members
The Committee and members welcome you to our club. We hope that you will enjoy playing basketball with our club and make many new friends.
The club is run by parents of past and current players who are elected annually to the Committee for the benefit of the players. It is our aim to improve the personal skills of each player and where possible promote the sport in our local area.
The coaches are usually parents of players, past players or in some cases, players from the older teams. The Committee encourages the more senior players to become involved in this way to help build the overall skills of the individual members and ensure the long-term continuation of the club.
History of the Club
The club was formed in 1978, originally playing at the Coburg Basketball Stadium, then moved to the Diamond Valley competition in approximately 1982 and still has many original members involved today. In 1984/85 summer season the Diamond Valley Aggregate Shield was won and again in 1990/91. Since 1993, the club has been a member of the Whittlesea City Basketball Association (WCBA). We were the recipients of the WCBA Aggregate Shield in July 1995.
The competition is played on Saturdays at the following venues:
Mill Park Basketball Stadium, Redleap Avenue, Mill Park
Darebin Community Sports Stadium, 857 Plenty Road, Reservoir
Marymede Catholic College, 50 Williamsons Rd, South Morang
Epping Leisure Centre, 41-53 Miller Street, Epping
Lalor East Primary School, Cleveland Street, Thomastown
Mernda Central College, Breadalbane Avenue, Mernda
Mernda Park Primary, 40 Riverdale Drive, Mernda
The Whittlesea City Basketball Association has representative teams, which are made up of players from all clubs playing in the domestic competition. The club encourages any player wishing to play rep to try out with the WCBA Pacers.