New comp formats for local basketball

Last season's division two runners-up were the Sharks, comprised of back, (from left) Justin Maher-Smith (coach), Jordan Pilgrim, Dylan Peters, Rhys Willis, (front, from left) Hannah Centra and Tahlia Ingram.

Last season's division two runners-up were the Sharks, comprised of back, (from left) Justin Maher-Smith (coach), Jordan Pilgrim, Dylan Peters, Rhys Willis, (front, from left) Hannah Centra and Tahlia Ingram.

Local basketball is bouncing back into action, with registration days for the upcoming Merimbula Basketball competitions to be held at the club this week.

Sign-up days will be held at the club this Friday, August 1, from 5.30pm-6.30pm, and on Saturday, August 2, from 10.30am-11.30am.

The club will be trialling split competitions for boys and girls on Friday nights, with the season kicking off on August 15.

Competitions will be run for under 14s, 16s, 18s and 20s, though some age groups may be combined depending on numbers.

Registration is $70 for those under 18, and $80 for those over 18.

“If any of the girls out there were too scared to play against the guys, now is your chance to play just against the girls,” organiser Kerrie Graham said.

“This will be a trial for the club, so sign up while you can.”

While same-sex competitions will be trialled at a junior level, the Wednesday night seniors’ competition, beginning on September 3, will be mixed.

Registrations are $80, with sign-ups to take place at the same times for the season beginning on September 3.

Graham said the mixed competition would require at least two females per team, with no more than three males per team allowed on the court at a time.

The ever-popular under 12s and hoops competitions again feature, and will be $70 per player.

For further information, or if you are unable to make it to a sign-up session, contact:

  • Helen on 0407 799 544, or Joan on 0431 919 560 for the Friday night mixed competitions.
  • Phil on 0428 485 346 for the Wednesday night seniors’ competition.
  • Katrina on 0407 728 810 for the under 12s and hoops competitions.
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