Make your game shine this summer

Make your game shine this summer

Camberwell Basketball’s first School Holiday Program of the new year is locked in, and our January 2024 schedule is bigger and better than ever.

Featuring a host of experienced Camberwell Dragons coaches, including the new leaders of the club’s Championship Men’s and Women’s teams, the jam-packed program opens with a Domestic Development Camp and Representative Shooting Camp on January 18, continues with a Domestic Shooting Camp and Representative Development Camp the next day, and concludes with a two-day Rep Summer Central Camp on January 22-23.

For everything you need to know about our Holiday program, including times, venues, costs, head coaches and age groups, keep following us here and on our social media platforms – Instagram and Facebook.

To sign up for one or more of the camps, go to:

Dragons all fired up for VJBL Game Day

Our junior Dragons return to the hardwood tonight for the all-important Round 2 of the Victorian Junior Basketball League grading season.

Good luck to all teams in action, including our 14.1 Boys (pictured here during the Southern Peninsula Tournament), who will be looking to improve to 2-0 after opening with a big road win against Sandringham last weekend. The team, led by Conor Mathews, has a 7.30pm date with visiting Wallan 1 at Balwyn High School.

We’ll also be keeping a close eye on our 12.1 Girls, who made a flying start to grading with a 20-point road win at Montmorency Secondary College last Friday. You’ll find them tonight at the State Basketball Centre, where they’ll go head to head with Frankston 1 from 6.40pm.

Wherever you are tonight, enjoy, and please send your team photos, news and game reports to [email protected] and we’ll share them on our social media platforms.

Let’s do this, Dragons.

Challenge looms for nine junior Dragons

More great news for Camberwell Basketball today, with nine junior Dragons selected to compete at January’s Southern Cross Challenge (SCC) in Melbourne.

Basketball Victoria named six players from the Dragons girls program – Jasmine Ager (16.1), Alexia Angelopoulos (16.1), Maeve Gray (14.1), Emily Lai (16.2), Ella Philpin (16.1) and Ella Tankovich (16.1) – with our boys program to be represented by Bailey Russell (14.1), Darcy Jacobs (14.1) and Jake Zeunert (14.1).

Athletes will gain insight into elite development and higher-level gameplay across two elite junior tournaments at the Challenge, which opens on Friday, January 19.

Today’s news follows this week’s announcement that Max Pavey, from our 16.1 Boys, and Sophie Richardson, from our 16.1 Girls, were named to play for Victoria at January’s East Coast Challenge (ECC) in Penrith, New South Wales.

On behalf of all at Camberwell Dragons, congratulations to our SCC and ECC representatives.

For more information about the Southern Cross Challenge, visit:

Dragons duo ready to fire for Victoria

Great news to wake up to today, with Dragons Max Pavey and Sophie Richardson selected to play for Victoria at January’s East Coast Challenge in Penrith, New South Wales.

Max, from our 16.1 Boys, was named on the Under 16 Mens Squad, and Sophie, from our 16.1 Girls, will represent the 20-player Under 16 Womens Squad at the three-day event. The ECC opens at Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre on January 10.

The Challenge is a concept originally set up by Basketball Victoria and Basketball New South Wales for metropolitan athletes in the Under 16 and Under 18 age groups to compete in a round robin-style tournament in Sydney.

On behalf of all at Camberwell, congratulations to both players on their selection.

For more on the East Coast Challenge and complete squads, visit:

Dragons Results | VJBL Grading

Results of Camberwell Dragons Girls VJBL grading games played on Friday, November 17.

Opening night highlights for Camberwell included an impressive 20-point road win for our 12.1s at Eltham 1, a two-point victory for our visiting 16.1s against McKinnon 1 and a 43-41 success on the road for our 18.1s against Frankston 1.

Phase one of the 2023-24 grading season continues this Friday, November 24.

Dragons Results | VJBL Grading

Results of Camberwell Dragons Boys VJBL grading games played on Friday, November 17.

Opening night highlights for Camberwell included a big win for our 12.1 Boys against visiting
Wyndham 1, a double-digit victory for our 14.2s on the road against Sandringham 1 and a hard-fought road win for our 16.2s against Keilor 2.

Phase one of the 2023-24 grading season continues this Friday, November 24.

It’s full steam ahead for Titans Express

Congratulations to the Titans Express girls and their coach Michael Chew – the first-ever winners of the CBL Good Sports Award.

Michael and the girls, pictured here with referee Joe Whitehead, were recognised for their great spirit, positive attitude and exemplary sportsmanship after a 22-21 win in their 12 Girls C2 clash with Cougars Crackers at Auburn High School on Saturday.

With the regular season now up and going, we’ll acknowledge a Good Sports Award-winning team every Saturday and announce it on our social media platforms and

Well done to Michael and the girls and we look forward to seeing who’ll join them on our honour board next week.

Have a great week, CBL!

Let’s do it, Dragons

That’s it, it’s go time.

After the most highly competitive tryout period in club history, three weeks of preseason games and a spirited hit-out for most of our teams at last week’s Southern Peninsula Tournament, the wait is over for our junior Dragons.

Yes, phase one of what will be another extensive VJBL grading season tips off tonight – the first step in a journey that for many of our 55 teams won’t conclude until the finals next September.

To our returning Dragons, welcome back for another campaign. And, of course, a very warm welcome to the many players and families who’ve joined us over the past month or so. Thank you for choosing our club and we hope your stay with us is a long and rewarding one.

To all of you, have a great opening night.

Photo: Our Under 16.2 Girls celebrate last week after beating Frankston to 3 to win the Division 2 title at the Southern Peninsula Tournament. The girls open their grading campaign on the road against Westgate 1 tonight.

16.2 Boys rise to top at Southern Pen

Camberwell Dragons 16.2 Boys swept their five games at the weekend to win the Division 1 title at the Southern Peninsula Tournament.

Congratulations to coach Jarrod Whelan and his team, who clinched the championship with an impressive 54-36 win against previously unbeaten Wodonga in Sunday afternoon’s grand final at Mornington Secondary College.

Joshua Thomas had a team-high 12 points and William Borrello and William Boothby each added 11 for the Dragons, who secured their place in the final with wins against Mornington 1, Bulleen 3 and Frankston 2 (twice).

Camberwell had 46 teams in action at the Southern Peninsula Tournament and now turns its attention to the first phase of VJBL grading, which opens across the Melbourne metropolitan area and country Victoria on Friday night.

For complete coverage of our how our teams performed at the weekend, including photos, game reports and news, follow the Dragons on Facebook and Instagram, or click on the official tournament website HERE.

2023-24 Partnership packages

Camberwell Basketball’s Partnership packages for the 2023-24 season are available now, and we’d love to help fire up your business!

To find out how we can help you and your business connect and engage with the wider Camberwell Basketball family, including Camberwell Dragons and the Community Basketball League, contact Andrew Johnstone at: [email protected]

That’s a community of more than 5300 athletes and their families, so take your shot with us today!

Packages start from as little as $850 plus GST.