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Boys Development Squad Update

Camberwell Dragons announced today all places in our Boys Development Squad for Term 1 have been filled.

Limited places are still available for our Term 1 Girls Development Squad, which begins at Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College on Monday, February 5 (see all details below).

*** Please note that Girls Development Squad sessions in Term 1 are on Monday nights and start on February 5, not on Sunday, February 4, as listed in the Coming Up section of last week’s Dragons Den newsletter. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. ***


WHAT: Camberwell Dragons Girls Development Squad – Term 1, 2024

WHERE: Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College

WHEN: Monday nights in Term 1, starting February 5. 6-7pm (seven sessions)

FOR: Players born 2014-16 who may be interested in trying out for a Dragons team for the 2024-25 season and/or in the future

COST: $120 includes a Dragons T-Shirt


Registration closes today (January 29) or until sold out.

The Dragons thank the Camberwell Basketball community for its support of our programs.

For more information, contact: [email protected]

This is big time

Now this is going to be big!

It’s opening day of the Eltham Dandenong Tournament and we’ll have 56 junior Dragons teams in action across Melbourne over the long weekend.

And to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the biggest and longest-running basketball tournaments in the world and the start of the new hoops year, we’re planning comprehensive coverage of our Dragons teams on our social media platforms over the weekend and into next week.

To make it the best it can be, though, we’re going to need your help.

Please send any of your team’s on and off-court videos, photos, updates or news from the weekend to [email protected] and we’ll share them with the Dragons community.

Please include team name, division – eg. Under 14 A Grade Boys, team’s current win-loss record and a contact name and number in your email, and we’ll get this thing rolling together!

Any questions along the way, please send them to [email protected]

To follow your favourite Dragons team’s results over the weekend, click HERE

And for everything you need to know about the tournament, visit the official website at:

Good luck to all and have a great weekend, Camberwell.

Drive Smart all in with Dragons

We’re delighted to introduce, and welcome, Drive Smart Driver Academy as a 2024 Dragons Partner.

Drive Smart Driver Academy is a leading institution dedicated to fostering responsible and skilled drivers.

Established with a commitment to road safety, the academy combines comprehensive education with state-of-the-art training methodologies.

With a focus on defensive driving techniques, traffic rules, and practical skills, Drive Smart equips learners with the knowledge and confidence needed for safe driving.

The academy’s experienced instructors prioritise personalised guidance, ensuring each student receives tailored instruction.

Whether it’s behind-the-wheel training or classroom sessions, Drive Smart Driver Academy strives to produce competent and conscientious drivers, contributing to a safer and more responsible driving culture.

Join us on the journey towards skilled and mindful driving.

To our Dragons family – please join us in welcoming Drive Smart Driver Academy, and thank you for supporting those who support us.

To find out more about Drive Smart Driver Academy, visit:

We’re ready to go

With our junior Dragons teams back on court this week after the holiday break, we can’t wait to see what our players and coaches are cooking up for the 50th Anniversary Eltham Dandenong Tournament.

Starting on Thursday (January 25), all 56 of our junior Dragons teams, including our 12.5 Girls (pictured), will step out at one of the longest-running and biggest basketball tournaments in the world.

As things heat up on the road to the tourney, don’t forget to send your team news, photos and updates to [email protected] and we’ll share them on our social media platforms.

Our Comms team will be on deck throughout the weekend, too, so keep the information coming!

Oh, and if you want to catch our 12.5 Girls in action on opening day, you’ll have to be at Stonnington on Thursday afternoon. The exciting young Dragons will tip it off against Hawthorn 3 at 4pm.

Good luck to our 12.5 Girls and all Dragons teams this week.

To find out where your favourite Dragons team/teams will be over the long weekend, click HERE

For everything you need to know about the tournament, visit

Photo: Craig Dingle, Melbourne Sports Photography

Dragons on SCC duty

Darcy Jacobs, Jake Zeunert and Bailey Russell (all from the club’s 14.1 Boys team) are among nine Dragons who’ll wrap up their commitments for Victorian teams at the prestigious Southern Cross Challenge event in Melbourne today.

Jake and Bailey, playing for VIC Blue, were scheduled to tip things off in the Under 14 grand final against VIC Silver at the State Sports Centre this morning, while Darcy was preparing to run the floor for VIC Orange against Western Australia in the playoff for third and fourth.

In the Under 14 Girls division, Maeve Gray (Dragons 14.1 Girls) will run with VIC Blue against SA Blues in the playoff for third and fourth.

And in the Under 15 Girls division:

Dragons Emily Lai (16.2 Girls) and Jasmine Ager (16.1 Girls), playing for VIC Silver, were ready to go against QLD White in the playoff for fifth and sixth this morning;

Ella Tankovich (16.1 Girls) will run with VIC Green against SA Red in the playoff for seventh and eighth later today;

And Ella Philpin and Alexia Angelopoulos (both 16.1 Girls) will close their tournament for VIC Blue in the Best fifth v Third fifth game against VIC Bushrangers.

We’ll have updates on our social media platforms throughout the day.

Follow today’s results HERE

OTL coming soon

Camberwell District Basketball Association is excited to launch Outside the Lines – a series of interactive and practical workshops and seminars for members of the Camberwell Basketball community interested in pursuing a non-playing career in the fast-growing sports industry.

Open to Camberwell Dragons and Community Basketball League players and coaches, referees, volunteers and their families, aged 15 and over, the 2024 OTL program will introduce participants to a wide range of subject areas, including, but not limited to:

• Sports management and administration
• Sports writing
• Sports photography
• League and club communications
• Commentary
• Social media
• Event management
• Game operations
• Athlete management
• Coaching
• Refereeing
• Strength and conditioning

The program is designed and will be delivered by CDBA Communications Manager Andrew Johnstone. Andrew has worked in senior sports and media roles for more than three decades, including:

• Senior writer, producer and lead interviewer – FIBA World Basketball television program
• General Manager of Communications – Australian National Basketball League
• Commentator – Australian National Basketball League games, ABC Television
• Assistant and Contributing Editor, Senior Writer – One on One magazine and Pro Basketball today newspaper
• Broadcaster Adviser, Head of Game Production and Operations – East Asia Super League
• Managing Editor – News Custom Publishing (News Limited)

Camberwell Basketball expects to host at least eight 60-90-minute workshops/seminars in Term 1 of the 2024 school year and participants will have the opportunity to attend and work at Dragons Big V games as part of this program. Entry to the OTL program is free for CDBA members and we are seeking expressions of interest now.

To register your interest in the OTL program, please send your name, contact details and special area/areas of interest to Andrew Johnstone at [email protected]

To those who have expressed interest in the program already, please note the schedule, including dates, times, venues and content, will be finalised subject to demand and will be released soon. For more on OTL, visit:

Score with us on Sunday nights

Get ready – Camberwell Basketball is ready to shake things up on Sunday nights!

Camberwell District Basketball Association is preparing to launch its inaugural autumn Sunday night senior domestic competition next month, and is calling on interested teams to register now.


• The season is scheduled to open on Sunday, February 18 and conclude on Sunday, June 30, 2024
• Teams will not pay registration fees for the inaugural season
• Weekly team sheet of $80 a game per team
• Players will be required to pay annual PlayHQ registration fee if they haven’t done so already
• Games on Sunday nights from 6pm at local venues
• Registration must close on Monday, February 12

To enter your team, please register HERE

If you don’t have a team to play with but are looking for a game, please register your interest with us HERE.

For more information, contact [email protected]

Don’t miss out, register today

Places are filling up fast for Thursday’s (January 18) CDBA Representative Shooting Camp

To secure your place at this camp, which is for representative players only, go to:

Registration must close at 5pm today (Tuesday, January 16).

For everything you need to know about this camp – including content, head coach, date, time, venue and cost – and our 2024 Camp program, click HERE.

For more information, contact: [email protected]