Senior comp set to start

THE men’s and women’s senior domestic basketball competitions start up again next week with the women hitting the courts on Tuesday night and the men on Wednesday night.

A preliminary draw for the week’s games will be published on the CHBA website on Monday, so teams that have not yet nominated must do so this week. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the website, completed and faxed back to the basketball office on 6651 4047 or dropped into the office at Sportz Central.

Teams will be given two weeks for ‘getting organised and graded’ before the competition proper starts on August 3 and 4 respectively.

The new men’s Super League competition has created a great deal of interest with more than 50 players nominating in the six Super League teams.

The player draft was held on Thursday night at the Hoey Moey with teams now available on the CHBA website.

Development officer Matt Shanahan is confident that the new style competition will improve the standard of competition for the elite men’s division, which in turn, should improve the game performances of our senior men’s team.

Although sitting on top of the State league northern division ladder, the Suns will meet much tougher opposition when they meet teams from the southern associations.

“By the time the finals come around, our team will have our game plan on automatic and hopefully the stronger domestic competition will prepare the boys for the tougher defence we are going to meet in the State league finals,” Shanahan said.

School comp back at end of July

High school and primary school competitions get under way on July 30 and 31 respectively, with nominations forms due back by July 26.

One small change to the Year 7 and 8 competitions this season, with any association representative player attracting ‘points’.

A division 1 player is worth 10 points, while a division 2 player is worth five points. Teams are able to have 30 ‘points’ per team, meaning that three rep players would be the maximum number of division 1 rep players in any one team.

Alternatively, two division 1 players and two division 2 players would equal 30 points. The aim of this rule is to even out the teams which will provide a much better level of competition for all players.

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