THE holiday atmosphere will be interrupted early this year at the Coffs Harbour Community Indoor Stadium as our hundreds of talented juniors take to the court after a well earned rest over Christmas.
The 2004 campaign in both the hard-nosed even age Northern Junior League competition and the more relaxed Odd Age Development season was extremely fruitful with Coffs Harbour excelling both on and off the court.
Numbers of enthusiastic athletes have increased in major proportions over the past couple of years and have been well-supported by a great number of volunteer officials, coaches, managers and parents.
The trial dates for the 2005 Suns Junior Representative team positions have been set down for Sunday, January 30 and Sunday, February 6.
Players born in 1994 or later qualify for under 12's,1992/1993 qualify for under 14's, 1990/1991 qualify for under 16's, 1988/1989 qualify for under 18's.
Trial times on Sunday, January 30 are 2pm to 4pm for Under 12 and Under 16 boys and girls, 4pm to 6pm for Under 14 and Under 18 boys and girls.
Trial times on Sunday, February 6 are 10am to 12noon for Under 12 and Under 16 boys and girls and 12noon to 2pm for Under 14 and Under 18 boys and girls.
Cost: $4 each, bring your own water and sweat towel.
To be eligible for selection, players must be registered members of Coffs Harbour Basketball Association and be a participant in a domestic basketball competition.
If players are unable to attend one (or either) of the trial dates, notification should be given in writing to the CHBA Management Committee for selection consideration.
Associate office bearer appointments
Congratulations to the following members voluntarily assisting the management committee in its 2005 endeavours: director of coaching and chair of coaches association Malcolm Devine; director of refereeing and chair of referees association - Sandra Mottram/Steve Smith; primary school subcommittee chair, Di Hartmann; high school subcommittee chair, Steve Markham; senior competition subcommittee chair and committee, Di Hartmann/Steve Markham; NJL coordinator, Naomi Markham; NJL delegates, Herb Haddon and Steve Markham;State League subcommittee chair, Judy Smith; publicity officer, Debbie Hardwick; child protection officer, Ellen Brennan; basketball representative on the Indoor stadium user group, Karen Linton; staff supervisor, Dallis Hogan; OH and S policies, Karen Linton; development officer project, Malcolm Devine, Debbie Hardwick, Judy Smith.
School team nominations
McDonald's sponsored School basketball competitions are to commence next month.
Kids in sport - what a great way to share time and have fun with your friends.
Holidays are nearly over and it is time to start thinking about school basketball teams for the coming season.
If you do not have a primary school team and would like to play basketball in the 2005 season, come along to the registration day at McDonald's North and meet with the competition supervisors to be placed in a team.
The Primary Schools competition first 'sign-on day' to be held at McDonald's North on February 12.
Closing dates for Monday night senior high school team nominations and Friday night Year 7 and Year 8/9 high school team nominations to be advised.
Team nomination forms will be sent to the schools, don't miss out and join a team.
Check with your sports co-ordinator if you are available to join a team or find out more from the Basketball Office on 6651 1452.