Glen Iris Scorpions is a junior basketball club associated with the Waverley Basketball Association. We have teams for boys and girls from under 8 to under 18.
We are a volunteer-run club. All committee members, most coaches and other club officials are volunteers. The club exists for the kids and there is an onus and responsibility on the whole extended club (players and parents) to help make it a great experience for all.
Our club encourages participation, team spirit and the social and sporting development of all players.
Waverley Basketball Association’s Competition is usually divided into two seasons per year. The Summer Season runs from October to March during school terms four and one, and the Winter Season runs from April to September during school terms two and three.
Teams have been confirmed! Click here for full teams list.
We have not had any official notification, but are aware that Basketball Victoria and Waverley Basketball Association are anticipating the return of basketball in early November (at the 80% double vaccination target) Waverley have previously indicated we would be playing one further round of Winter 2021 to finish the season, before commencing the Summer 2021/2022 season. However, as this lockdown has continued longer than initially anticipated, this is looking very unlikely to occur. At this stage, Waverley is planning a return to basketball on November 6th. We are getting more information this week so please, keep an eye on emails and our social media for updates and prepare to be flexible!
Basketball Victoria have also indicated they expect double vaccination to be mandatory for all age eligible players, coaches, referees, scorers and spectators.
For information about the new season, click here.
SCORPIONS AGM – MONDAY 25 OCTOBER, 8PM
The club AGM will take place virtually on Monday October 25th at 8.00 pm. Please use the link below to join. Nominations for general committee members are always welcome – please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to nominate.
Google Meet link: https://meet.google.com/ohz-wqai-qgu
WINTER SEASON PRESENTATION NIGHT – THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER, 5:30PM
We would like to celebrate the end of the winter season as best we can – and of course that means virtually! This will provide the coaches an opportunity to congratulate their players on the season and give awards.
This will be held on THURSDAY 28th October at 5.30 PM and livestream details will be confirmed closer to the date. Team managers will be contacted about distributing participation medals and award trophies.
CHANGES TO BALL SIZES FOR U8, U10, U12 GAMES
All players are recommended to wear a mouthguard for games and training. Scorpions have partnered with Ashburton Family Dental to provide a professional but discounted custom made mouthguard, ready for the beginning of every new season.
The next fitting session will be determined and advised as soon as possible.
A COVID-SAFE RETURN TO BASKETBALL
Please familiarise yourself with Waverley’s Return to Basketball Guidelines.