What is Geelong United Basketball?
Geelong United Basketball is the joint partnership of Corio Bay Basketball (CBBA) and Basketball Geelong (BG).
As of October 2019, Geelong United Basketball will be the largest association in regional Victoria (possibly Australia) catering for both club and social based competitions.
What is the history of Basketball in Geelong?
Geelong has had two large associations fighting for resources for the last 20 years. This has diminished the quality of product that has been produced by each association from grass roots to the top end.
Traditionally, Basketball Geelong has had a strong club competition focusing on junior programs where as Corio Bay has had a more adult orientated program focusing on social basketball competitions.
In recent years, both associations’ programs and competitions have been sub-par compared to other similar associations in Victoria. The Geelong Region has yet to receive funding for a “Basketball Hub” that is of similar quality to Werribee, Ballarat or Bendigo.
Why did we join forces?
The main focus of the partnership is to improve the quality of basketball across all facets within the Geelong Region.
Other benefits include a united voice for the sport in the region when communicating with government and state bodies, pooling resources including coaches, referees and other officials.
Geelong United is an affiliated association of Basketball Victoria and Basketball Australia and will run affiliated competitions and programs.
Geelong United basketball will provide a clear pathway from grass roots basketball (Aussie Hoops) all the way to NBL1. It will simplify the registration process (which lowers the cost for members), and provide thriving and suitable competitions for both club and social participants. Consequently there will be more opportunities for individuals to hit the court each week!
I want to volunteer, how can I help?
Like all grass roots sporting clubs/leagues, we will have many volunteer roles available including coaching, scoring, game day opportunities, fundraising and more.
Please contact Lukas Bentley by clicking here.
What Days will competitions be played?
Please use the information graph below to find relevant information in regards to each competition.
What Venues shall be used?
Geelong United Basketball will be using the following venues in the 2020 summer season:
- AWA Alliance Bank Basketball Stadium
- The Geelong Arena
- Leisure Sports Precinct
- Grovedale College
- Bannockburn Recreation Centre
- Geelong Sports Hub
- Geelong College
How much will it cost me?
Game Fees will be $10 per player, per game for all competitions (regardless of how many players are present).
Players with current registration with either Basketball Geelong or Corio Bay player will be covered by this registration until it expires (31/3/19).
New players and existing players with a registration expiry date of 30th September 2019 will need to purchase a Geelong United Basketball registration ($90.00 which will cover 1/10/19 – 30/9/20).
Geelong United Basketball clubs will have varying costs associated with Club membership, training fees and uniform. Contact your Club for further details.
Does Geelong United Basketball provide social competitions?
Geelong United Basketball is offering social competitions on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.
These competitions will be offered in the same format as previously run at Corio Bay Basketball, except for the following exceptions: Teams will now be able to select their division for grading purposes and teams will no longer have games starting after 10pm.
To register your team please click HERE
I am a referee, how can I get involved?
All referees from both Corio Bay and Basketball Geelong will be able to referee for Geelong United Basketball.
Geelong United Basketball will continue to operate as an affiliated member of VBRA and will provide the correct pathways for all of its referees.
Availabilities can be emailed to Joseph Pilon.
If you would like to become referee, Geelong United Basketball will be running Level 0 courses twice a year. For further information, please email Joseph Pilon.
I am interested in elite programs (MUVJBL, BigV, CBL, NBL1) who do I contact?
Geelong United Basketball will be entering teams into MUVJBL, CBL, BigV and NBL1.
Keep an eye on the Geelong United Basketball Website for expression of interest for various programs.
Please contact Matthew Paton for more information in regards to elite programs.
I am a member of both a CBBA club and a BG club. What happens to me?
A member who is affiliated with both a CBBA club and a BG club in the winter 2019 season, MUST choose one of the clubs to continue their.
For the 2020 summer season only no clearance will be required.
A list will be provided to clubs and will also be posted on the Geelong United Basketball Website.
If you believe you should be on this list and are not, or if you know someone that should be on this list, please contact Chantal Nelson.
I would like to coach, who do I contact?
If you would like to coach domestic basketball please find the contact details for our member clubs here.
If you would like to coach at an elite level please contact David Herbert.
How do club competitions work?
To play in a club competition you must be affiliated with one of the Member clubs.
All junior basketball excluding the School League and Friday social competitions are club based competitions.
How do I contact a club?
Click here for a comprehensive list of all Club contacts.
Which age group am I in?
For the summer 2020 and winter 2020 seasons, Age groups are decided by the age the player is on December 31st 2020, not what age they are by the end of the season. This is inline with Basketball Victoria guidelines and is standard for basketball competitions.
Please use the following chart to find your correct age group:
How do I register my team to play?
Social Competitions – Registration NOW OPEN for the Geelong United Basketball Social competitions. Please click HERE.
Club Competitions – Club delegates will register all Club-affiliated teams directly with GUB.
If you have a query that has not been answered above or if you require further clarification, please contact us:
Chantal Nelson: email@example.com
Dan Cooper: firstname.lastname@example.org
Geelong United Basketball Office: Ph 5277 1388.