What are the age group cut off dates?

The age group cut off date is: Winter Season: December 31st the year that the season is in. Summer Season: December 31st in the year the season finishes. Players must play UNDER the age they are on December 31st. i.e. if a player is 9 on December 31st they play U10, if they are 10 or 11 they play U12s, if they are 12 or 13 they play U14.

Can I play up an age group with my friends?

The Southern Basketball Association has a policy that all players must play in their correct age groups. If players are registered and play in their correct age groups, they are also able to play up in the next age group only.

How do I buy a Bullits singlet?

Playing singlets are available for purchase direct through the club at a cost of $45.00. All new players are required to purchase a singlet. Second hand singlets can also be purchased at a cost of $20.00 if the required size and number is available.

Where do I buy Bullits shorts?

Bullits shorts can be purchased direct from the club at a cost of $45.00. A limited number of second hand shorts are also available at a cost of $20.00.

What are the fees to play with Bullits?

The current registration fee is $285 for a season. $250 Bullits registration fee, $10 Southern Basketball Association fee and a Basketball Victoria fee of $25 for juniors and $37 for seniors. Note the BV is a compulsory fee for all players in Victoria, payable every 12 months. We offer a $10 sibling discount for additional registrations at the same time. There is a $50 late fee for registration fees that are paid after the closing date.

I coach my child’s team, is there a coach concession?

Parents who coach their son/daughter's team will receive a $100 reduction in fees.

What is the cost of entry into the stadium?

Under 18 years entry to the stadium is FREE. 18 years and over can pay $4 casual entry fee or purchase a Membership Entry Card online at the SBA website for $25. This pass gives unlimited entry to the stadium for one season excluding finals games. An entry fee of $4 per adult is payable throughout finals.

What day does each age group play?

Monday: U12 Girls, U18 Girls Tuesday: U14 Girls Wednesday: U16 Girls Thursday: U10 Girls and U10 Boys Friday: U9 Girls and U9 Boys Saturday: U12, 14 and U16 Boys Sunday: U18 Boys, U20 Men, U23 Men and Women

What are the game times?

On weekdays games are generally played at: 4.15pm, 5.00pm, 5.45pm, 6.30pm, 7.15pm, 8.00pm (if required). The number of teams in the competition will determine the game time.

Where are games played?

The main stadium is in Tulip St, Cheltenham. Games are also played at Cheltenham Secondary College, Mentone Girls Secondary College, Mentone Grammar and Parkdale Secondary College.

Do games run over the school holidays?

No. Games run throughout the school term.

Where do I access the game fixture?

Game times, days and venues can be found on under “Domestic Competitions” - “Fixtures”. You can access the page here.

How many players should be in a team?

A team needs 5 players on the court and 2 or 3 players on the bench. Club policy is teams have up to 8 players. It is up to the individual teams if they wish to register with 9 players. When determining team size, consideration should be given as to whether players are involved in any other sports that may clash with basketball games (e.g. football in the winter season).

How many games can I fill in for a team in a higher grade in the same age group?

Maximum 2 games.

How many games can I fill in for a team in a higher age group?

There is no limit. However if you play more than 3 games you would have to register and pay fees to play in the team.

Does Bullits grade teams?

Bullits is primarily a friendship based club but on request we will grade players or teams.

I have never scored before, where can I get information?

Scoring instructions are available at: Please note that when scoring, it is expected that scorers will act impartially, ie no cheering, yelling or coaching from the scorebench.

Where do Bullits teams’ train?

Junior teams train in the school stadium at Sandringham East Primary School (Holloway Road) and the hall at Sandringham Secondary College on Bluff Rd (enter via Lawson Pde).

Do I need to provide a coach for a team?

Teams are encouraged to source their own coach. If teams are unable to source their own coach, the club will endeavour to find that team a coach. Please note this is not guaranteed. The club provides trainers at training sessions at Sandy Secondary College to help run training sessions. Each trainer is a Level 1 Basketball Coach and can be used as a mentor for some ideas or run the whole session each week. Parents who coach their son/daughter’s team will receive a 50% discount on fees.

Do Bullits teams have to train each week?

Teams can elect to play games and not train. A reduced registration fee is available for those teams electing to forgo a weekly training slot.

What is the heat policy for games and training?

Games: if the court temperature is over 35 degrees then game times will be shortened to 18 minute halves with a five minute half time and a mandatory time out at the 9 minute mark of each half. Training is cancelled if the temperature is over 35 degrees at 3.30pm.


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Dromara, County Down

Northern Ireland, BT25 2JU


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