FAQ’s

What is Geelong United Basketball?

Geelong United Basketball is the joint partnership of Corio Bay Basketball (CBBA) and Basketball Geelong (BG).

We are the sole Basketball Association in Geelong and one to the leading associations in regional Victoria.

What is the history of Basketball in Geelong?

Geelong has a full and rich history of Basketball. You will be able to see a number of historical items from Corio Bay Basketball or Basketball Geelong around some of our venues, especially at the Geelong Arena.

We are currently in the process of gathering all the history of the both associations and would love for anyone that is interested in completing this task to get into contact with us.

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 grassroots basketball (Aussie Hoops) all the way to NBL1.  It will simplify play basketball in Geelong, 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 grassroots sporting clubs/leagues, we will have many volunteer roles available including coaching, scoring, game-day opportunities, fundraising and more.

Please contact Lukas Bentley

What Days is competitions played?

Please use the information graph below to find relevant information in regards to each competition.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
U12 BoysU14 GirlsU16 BoysU12 GirlsSocial U23 BoysU10 GirlsSocial Senior
Mixed
U14 BoysU16 GirlsU18 BoysU20 BoysU10 Boys
Club MenU18/20 GirlsSocial MenU23 BoysU12 Boys
Club WomenClub MenSchool
Prep-2 mixed

Club WomenSchool
3-4 mixed

Social MenSchool
5-6 mixed

Social WomenSchool 7-8
Boys & Girls

Club Men
Social Men

For further information please contact admin@geelongunitedbasketball.com.au or Liz Pilon  

What Venues shall be used?

Geelong United Basketball will be using the following venues in the 21/22 summer season:

  • AWA Alliance Bank Basketball Stadium
  • The Geelong Arena
  • Leisure Sports Precinct
  • Grovedale College
  • Geelong Sports Hub
  • Try Boys Basketball Stadium
  • Oberon High School

How much will it cost me?

You can find more information about the fees involved for the community competition Here

As of the 10/03/2022 fees are:

  • Game Fees will be $10 per player, per game for all competitions (regardless of how many players are present).
  • Players registrations/memberships are between $60 – $100 a season.
  • Team Entry Fees are $70 early Bird fees and then will be lifted to $90 on a set date each season.
  • Geelong United Basketball clubs will also 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 most days of the week.

Tuesday – Men’s and Women’s

Wednesday – Men’s

Thursday – Men’s and School League

Friday – Under 23 Boys

Sunday –  Senior Mixed.

To register your team please click HERE

I am a referee, or I would like to be a referee, how can I get involved?

GUB welcomes all referees or anyone that is wanting to get involved.

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 and interest can be emailed to Liam Harrison

If you would like to become a referee, or are interested in working on your grade GUB run a number of courses online and in-person across the year. For further information, please email Liam Harrison.

I am interested in a pathway program (VJBL, BigV, CBL, NBL1) who do I contact?

Geelong United Basketball currently participates in the VJBL, Big V, and NBL1 competitions keep an eye on the Geelong United Basketball website or our social media page for information on when trials are being run, development programs are happening or for announcement of teams.

For any specific details please contact Matthew Paton or Dianne Forsyth for more information in regards to pathway programs.

I would like to coach, or improve my coaching who do I contact?

If you would like to coach domestic basketball or currently do please find the contact details for our member clubs here.

If you would like to coach/ currently are a coach at a higher level please contact Matt Paton.

How do club competitions work?

Club competitions differ from our social competitions as the teams will be managed as by the club itself, rather than needing to do it yourself.

To play in a club competition you need to join a community club. A list of the clubs can be found here with their current contact details.

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 2022 and Winter 2022 seasons, age groups are decided by the age the player is on December 31st, 2022, not what age they are by the end of the season. This is in line with Basketball Victoria guidelines and is the ruling for all of our basketball competitions.

Please use the following chart to find your correct age group:

Age Groups
Under 10’sUnder 12’sUnder 14’sUnder 16’sUnder 18’sUnder 20’sUnder 23’sSeniors
Ages 8 & 9 (or younger)Ages 10 &11 (or younger)Ages 12 & 13 (or younger)Ages 14 & 15 (or younger)Ages 16 &17 (or younger)Ages 18 & 19 (or younger)Ages 20, 21 and 22 (or younger)Open
YEAR OF BIRTH
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 20212012 & 20112010 & 20092008 & 20072006 & 20052004 & 20032002, 2001, 2000, 19992004 Or Before

How do I register my team to play?

To register a team for a social competition in the Winter 22 season you can enter your team in HERE

To register yourself in a club team please contact your club and provide them with your preferences. Club’s delegates will enter in the team on your behalf.

What do I do if my team can’t find enough players for our game this week?

The minimum amount of players a team needs to take the court is 4.

However, if you cannot field a team on a week where you are scheduled to play you need to call GUB or speak to your club delegates and notify them of this issue.

Club delegates will inform GUB of any forfeits that need to be called.

If you are a social team please contact GUB as soon as you are sure you cannot field a team. Please see the information on fines associated with walkovers and forfeits HERE

If you discover that you cannot field a team after our business hours, please call the individual stadium phone numbers and call, text or leave a message with your team name and the time you were meant to be playing

Do All GUB Venues accept Cash?

No. AWA, The Geelong Arena and the Leisuretime Sports Centre are currently the only venues that accept cash. Our preferred mode of payment is cashless.

Over the course of the coming seasons, GUB will be making a transition to all venues being cashless as this creates a safer and more streamlined system for our Customer Service Officers.

How do I register to myself as a player to a Team?

To register to a team within a club, please contact your club directly and seek their advice as to how to do this.

To register to a social teams, you will need to get access to the unique link that was sent to your team organiser (the individual that entered the team) after they entered the team. If you need access to this link please contact either Liz for assistance with this. They are also posted up online under the community tab after competition has begun.

What day do I need to register myself to my team by?

All players need to be registered to their teams before the step on the court for any season.

Participants also need to register to all teams that they play permanently in. For example, if you play for a club team on a Monday and a social team on a Wednesday, you need to be allocated to both teams. You don’t need to pay for your fees twice. So please send your full name and the names of your teams to Liz Pilon for assistance.

Failure to register yourself to a team will result in the forfeit of points for any game that the individual has participated in whilst unregistered. Any game played while unregistered or not allocated to a game, also will result in no finals qualification game being allocated.

Do I need to pay a second lot of fees if I play for two teams?

No, you don’t! If you have already paid for one lot of fees for the season, for each participant, then you do not need to pay it again. Unfortunately, the system we are using to collect fees doesn’t recognise that you have already paid for these. If you do play for more than one team you will need to contact Liz for a voucher code.

Please include your full name and the names of all the teams that you are planning on playing in.

Please note that we don’t provide these codes to anyone that hasn’t already paid for one set of fees.

If you have a query that has not been answered above or if you require further clarification, please contact us:

Admin@geelongunitedbasketball.com.au

or

Ph 5277 1388.