About the program
The Junior Championship Program presently comprises of more than 30 teams, both male and female ranging between the ages of 10-19 years of age. Our junior teams compete against associations throughout Victoria each Friday night in the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) representative basketball program. Being involved in the VJBL means over 60 home games held at Eagle Stadium on a monthly basis, bringing visitors from all across the state into our stadium.
The aims of the VJBL are to:
- Provide a stimulus for associations to develop teams to the highest competitive level
- Provide a format that best promotes the high standards of basketball in Victoria
- Provide a relevant step in career paths from domestic basketball through to state, national and international level
- Extend the opportunity to players, officials and spectators to participate in and attend high-quality competitions
This is the competition from which Victorian state representatives are identified and continues to be the
corner stone from where the majority of NBL and WNBL players emerge from.
What is Representative Basketball?
Wyndham Basketball’s representative program strongly aligns with the Basketball Victoria & Basketball Australia player development pathway, and provides opportunities for all players to play at the highest level they can achieve.
Victorian Junior Basketball League incorporates competitions conducted state-wide and provides the highest level of junior competition in Victoria. VJBL boasts 1248 representative teams from 54 associations across Victoria.
The competition includes the U12 to U21 age groups, in a graded structure from Victorian Junior Championship League to the Regional Competition. The Victorian Junior Championship League serves as a benchmark for excellence in competition and is the premier competition for junior teams in Victoria.
The VJBL has been a key pathway for many of Australia’s best players including Andrew Bogut, Penny Taylor, Andrew Gaze & Michelle Timms just to name a few.
Playing Representative basketball requires attendance at two weekly practice sessions and a Friday night game. All of our VJBL Representative Teams have coaches that are suitably qualified and experienced. Coaches work under the guidance of the Player & Coach Development Manager and the Representative Coaching Leads.
Wyndham Basketball encourages all players looking to take their game to the next level to attend representative tryouts.
The VJBL season is underway – you can view the fixture and results here.
If you have any questions about our representative program, you can contact Gerard Hillier firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9742 5440.
Introducing Wyndham Rising Stars Academy
This is exciting news for U10-aged players – Wyndham Rising Stars Academy is designed to help guide U10 athletes wanting to make the transition from Domestic basketball into our VJBL rep program.
WBA Guide for Representative Team Managers
We are excited to announce the launch of our Wyndham Basketball Association Representative Team Managers Guide, which explains the responsibilities of Representative Team Managers throughout the year. For those of you who are new in the role, you should find this helpful in getting you up and running.
WBA Represenative Program – Domestic Policy
If a player wishes to play representative basketball with the WBA, then it is expected that the player will also participate in the WBA domestic competition. If a player is unable to participate in the WBA domestic competition then the player (or, if under 18, their parent/guardian) must submit an exemption request in writing using the below exemption request form.
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