COVID-19 Update

UPDATE (June 19, 2020)

Newcastle Basketball Stadium is OPEN for shoot-around sessions and practice, and the resumption of many of our programs.

McDonald’s Winter Club Comp will be up and running on Wednesday July 1 and Friday July 3, with grading/practice on June 24 and 26.

Registrations for the McDonald’s Winter Club Comp are now closed. Any inquiries about late registrations must be made directly to our junior clubs (contact details on Juniors page on this website).

Senior domestic competitions will begin on Monday July 6, Tuesday July 7 and Thursday July 9.

Basketball NSW and Newcastle Basketball are unable to postpone or suspend any individual annual registrations.

Newcastle Basketball supports the COVIDSAFE app and we recommend downloading the app to help get us back on court as soon as possible!

CLICK HERE to download the app.

MINI HOOPS

Term 3 registrations NOW OPEN! Register on Mini Hoops page on this website.

TERM 3 DATES & TIMES:

SATURDAY: 8:30am (3-5 years) 

Starts July 25. Ends September 19

MONDAY:  10:30am (3-5 years)

Starts July 27. Ends September 21

FRIDAY:  10:30am (3-5 years)

Starts July 31. Ends September 25

For all Term 1 children/parents affected by the COVID-19 shut-down, we offer FREE make-up classes at 10:30am on the following dates:

Monday, June 15 & Friday, June 19

Monday, June 22 & Friday, June 26

Monday, June 29 & Friday, July 3

AUSSIE HOOPS

As per advice from Basketball Australia, all Term 2 registrations have been suspended until further notice.

Registrations have now opened for Term 3 – Click Here for more information

For all Term 1 Aussie Hoops children/parents affected by the COVID-19 shut-down, we offer FREE make-up classes at Newcastle Basketball Stadium on the following dates:

Monday, June 15 & Tuesday, June 16

Monday, June 22 & Tuesday, June 23

Monday, June 29 & Tuesday, June 30

SESSION TIMES: 4.15pm: Kinder to Year 3. 5pm: Year 3 to Year 6

More information about Aussie Hoops can be found under Learn to Play.

U8s & U10s

Term 3 registrations NOW OPEN! Register on U8s & U10s page on this website.

KEY DATES:

MUSTER DAY (U8s & U10s): July 23 (4:30-5:30pm)

U8s START: July 25. LAST ROUND: September 19

U10s START: July 30. LAST ROUND: September 24

McDONALD’S WINTER CLUB COMPETITION

The 2020 season will begin on Wednesday July 1 and Friday July 3 and run for a total of 12 weeks plus finals. Registrations for the McDonald’s Winter Club Comp are now closed. Any inquiries about late registrations must be made directly to our junior clubs (contact details on Juniors page on this website).

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Sporting Schools funding application dates for Term 3: June 15 to June 26. Please contact Newcastle Basketball Development Manager Brett Keeble (0412 644 001) or email brett@newcastlebasketball.com.au about booking Term 3 programs.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMPS

Newcastle Basketball will conduct several basketball camps in the July School Holidays. Click here for more information.

NEWCASTLE BASKETBALL ACADEMY

Academy Intake 1 training program has been suspended until further notice. Athletes have been sent Tim Mallon’s Hoops At Home training programs. (These are also available on this website). Academy athletes will be contacted regarding Intake 2 program details.

NEWCASTLE HUNTERS REPRESENTATIVE BASKETBALL (JUNIOR & SENIOR)

As per advice from Basketball NSW, all Waratah League games and training sessions are suspended until further notice but training resumed on Saturday, June 13. Please contact your coaches or managers for training times. Refer to Basketball NSW website HERE for updates on competitions. Once we are notified when these competitions will restart, arrangements for training and skill development will be made and players will be notified. Junior representative players have been sent Tim Mallon’s Hoops At Home training programs via email.

SENIOR DOMESTIC COMPETITIONS

Senior Domestic Competitions will begin on Monday July 6, Tuesday July 7 and Thursday July 9. These Winter Competitions will consist of 11 rounds, then finals (top two in each division, so no semi-finals). More information will be posted when available. Spring Competitions will begin week starting September 28.

CASUAL SHOOTING

Casual shooting at Newcastle Basketball Stadium has resumed at a cost of $5 per person. Please check this website regularly for daily court availability and times as these details are subject to change.

#HOOPSATHOME

All Hoops At Home programs are available on this website. The series of skill drills were aimed at developing our Mini Hoops, Aussie Hoops, Rookies, Domestic and Academy players during the COVID-19 lockdown The 30-minute training programs devised by Newcastle Basketball Coaching Director Tim Mallon have given our representative players and Newcastle Basketball Academy athletes a chance to keep working on their game at home. We encourage everyone to engage with this content by sharing their efforts on their personal social media channels using the hashtag #HOOPSATHOME and tagging @NewcastleBasketball (Facebook) or @NewcastleHunters (Instagram).

CLICK HERE to see all our Hoops at Home skill drills and training programs.

INTRODUCING YOU

Our archive of ‘Introducing You’ profiles is on the News page on our website so you can get to know past and present members of our Newcastle Basketball community. These feature anyone at any level (representative or domestic), including players, coaches, referees, volunteers and life members.

CLICK HERE to see our ‘Introducing You’ profiles.

Newcastle Basketball will regularly update this page to ensure continued communication with our members.

Thank you for your patience and support during what has been and continues to be an evolving and extremely difficult situation.