Frequently Asked Questions
Most Malvern Tigers teams are entered in the Waverley Basketball Association (WBA) domestic basketball competitions.
WBA conducts two seasons each year - Summer (school Terms 4 & 1) and Winter (school Terms 2 & 3). Most matches are played at the six court WBA Jordanville Stadium on the corner of Batesford Road and Power Avenue, Chadstone. Other Saturday games are played at:
- Wattle Park Primary School – 225 Warrigal Road, Burwood (off-street parking via Somers Street)
- Ashburton Primary School – 10A Fakenham Road, Ashburton (off Warrigal Road)
- Kingswood College – 355 Station Street, Box Hill South (enter from Piedmont Street)
- Box Hill Aquatic Centre – 31 Surrey Drive, Box Hill (enter via Alexander Street, off Station Street)
Match times vary by age group and competition:
- Under 8 and 10 Boys (and mixed boys/girls) play on Saturday mornings and early afternoons
- Under 12 and 14 Boys play on Saturday afternoons and early evenings
- Under 16 and 18 Boys play on Sunday afternoons
- Under 8, 10 and 12 Girls teams play on Saturday mornings and early afternoons
- Under 14, 16 and 18 Girls teams play on Saturday afternoons and early evenings
- Adult teams play on weeknights
Admission to the WBA venues is $2.50 for players and spectators. Non-playing children U12 are free.
Teams train once a week for up to an hour at one of the following venues. Venue allocation is dependent upon coach and venue availability.
Penpraze Park Recreation Centre (Malvern Primary School Gym)
Victoria Road South, Malvern, 3144
Orrong Romanis Recreation Centre
2 Molesworth Street, Prahran, 3181
Sacre Coeur College Gymnasium
172 Burke Road, Glen Iris, 3146
Waverley Basketball Stadium
Batesford Road, Chadstone, 3145
Glen Eira College
76 Booran Road, Caulfield East, 3145
Oakleigh Recreation Centre
Park Road, Oakleigh, 3166
Phoenix Park Community Centre
22 Rob Roy Road, Malvern East, 3145
Monash University Caufield Campus
Sir John Monash Drive, Caulfield East, 3145
The WBA children's competition is based on six age groups - Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18.
To qualify for a particular age group a player must be under the age of that group as at 31st December of the previous year for the Winter season, and as at 30th June of the current year for the Summer season. For example, to play Under 14’s in the 2015 Winter season the player must be 13 or younger on the 31st December 2014. To play Under 14’s in the 2015 Summer season the player must be 13 or younger on the 30th June 2015.
Players and Parents
Fees are assessed prior to the start of each new season and reflect the cost of insurance, coaching, court hire, player registration, match costs and administration.
Fees are detailed on the Registration Form which can be accessed on the Membership page. As a non-profit community organisation we keep fees as low as we can. A discount applies for multiple players from the one family. Players will not be placed in a team until fees have been paid.
The Team Manager is one of the most important positions in the Club as they enable the smooth functioning of the team during the season. Parents are encouraged to volunteer to be a Team Manager by indicating it on their child's season registration form. If no volunteers are forthcoming for a particular team the Club will arbitrarily appoint one or more families to take on the role or to find a replacement.
A document outlining the duties of the Team Manager can be downloaded HERE .
Tiger Cubs Clinic
Clinics are held four times a year. Each clinic comprises 7-8 Sunday afternoon sessions depending on term dates and public holidays:
- Term 1 (Feb-Mar),
- Term 2 (Apr-May),
- Term 3 (Jul-Sep), and
- Term 4 (Oct-Dec).
Certainly, however, the Clinic offers the chance to have a go at basketball before making the commitment to join a team. It also allows children to learn some basic ball-handling and team skills so they gain some self-confidence in a friendly environment. This gives them the best chance of being a happy basketballer in their first season.
Most of our Cubs go on to play in the Under 8 or Under 10 age groups so normally children attending are aged from 6 to about 9 years old.
All attendees are given a Malvern Tigers branded basketball so all you need to bring is a water bottle. Wear comfortable sports shoes and clothing suitable for doing lots of running.
Cubs Clinics are supervised by Malvern Tigers coaches.
Penpraze Park Recreation Centre which is at the rear of Malvern Primary School. You can walk through the school grounds from Tooronga Road or park outside the stadium in Victoria Rd South, Malvern.
The clinic is a fun environment and there is no exam at the end! However, to get the most out of it, it is best to attend as many sessions as possible. As we are fortunate to have a professional coach for the clinic, the cost remains the same regardless of how many sessions are attended.