CAMBERWELL BASKETBALL

Welcome aboard

Welcome aboard

Camberwell Dragons are delighted to welcome Loop Mobile to our program as a 2024 Dragons Partner.

ABOUT LOOP MOBILE

Loop is the future of refurbished tech.

We work with major manufacturers to bring you the best pre-loved devices like iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches. With prices up to 70% less than buying new, supported by our industry-leading quality checks and 12 month warranty.

We want to change the way people access their tech. Choosing refurbished tech with Loop will not only save you money but you’ll be actively helping the fight for a more sustainable future.

In fact, buying refurbished with us means that your climate impact is reduced by as much as 98% vs. buying new.

Learn more about our sustainability efforts here —> https://loopmobile.com.au/pages/sustainability

Visit us at www.loopmobile.com.au

To our Dragons family – please join us in welcoming Loop Mobile, and thank you for supporting those who support us.

Individuals, businesses and/or companies interested in partnering with Camberwell Dragons and connecting with our community in 2024, please contact Andrew Johnstone at [email protected]

Delight for Dragons

Our history-making Camberwell Dragons 12.2 Girls celebrate at Waverley on Friday night after grinding out a come-from-behind win against Sandringham 2 to clinch their place in the Victorian Championship (VC) Division for the 2024 VJBL season.

The Dragons trailed by three points at the end of three quarters but outscored the Sabres 10-4 the rest of the way to secure the 27-24 win that saw them become the first-ever Camberwell 2s team to secure a place in VC. Confirmation of their achievement came on Tuesday afternoon.

Also on their way to VC after a grading game win against a Sandringham 2s team at Waverley on Friday night are our 18.1 Girls.

They, too, had to do it the hard way – rallying from two points down at the end of three to turn back the Sabres 45-42. Confirmation of their qualification for VC also came late on Tuesday.

Our 12.2 and 18.1 Girls became the seventh and eighth Dragons teams to qualify for VC this season, joining our 12.1, 14.1 and 16.1 Girls, and our 12.1, 14.1 and 16.1 Boys.

VC is recognised as the top level of junior club competition in Victoria.

More to share on this later in the week.

You make the call

We’re gearing up for our biggest and best year yet of Dragons Basketball.

Yes, things are looking good for our 56 junior teams and four senior squads on the eve of the VJBL and
Big V regular seasons, and we’re planning to stand out from the crowd off the court, too!

So if you’re been thinking about adding some new items to your wardrobe for the new hoops season, give one of these – or all three, if you like! – a try.

To find out everything you need to know about these exciting new additions to our 2024 merchandise line – including Camberwell Dragons puffer jacket, Dragons Basketball supporter hoodie and Dragons Basketball T-Shirt – and/or to place an order line scan the QR code next to the item you’re interested in. It’s that easy!

For more information, contact Mel at [email protected]

Save on fuel, help drive the Dragons

You’re looking to save on your fuel costs, right?

And we know you’re always looking for another way to help drive your favourite representative basketball program to greater heights.

Well, we’re here to help.

United Petroleum is offering the Camberwell Dragons community a 4c per litre discount on fuel – with 2c per litre going to you, and the other 2c to the club.

To find out more and to get your fuel discount card (digital or plastic), simply scan the QR code. It’s free to join and only takes a minute to register. And if you prefer to do it via a link, go to: https://www.unitedpetroleum.com.au/…/camberwell-dragons/

With approximately 380 participating United service stations across the country, including sites in Balwyn, Box Hill, Kew, Bulleen and Doncaster East, it won’t be long before you’re saving and helping to drive the Dragons! For the complete list of service stations, go to: https://servicestations.unitedpetroleum.com.au/…

Friday night hoops is not far away, Camberwell. Let’s go!

Outside the Lines | Session 2 details

Camberwell Basketball is excited to announce details for the second in its series of Outside the Lines workshops and seminars.

CDBA Communications Manager Andrew Johnstone will be joined by Radio 3AW Sports Broadcaster Bruce Eva for this session on Sports Journalism and Commentary, which will be held in the CDBA boardroom on Tuesday, March 5 (6-7.30pm) and is open to CDBA members.

Bruce is one of the country’s most experienced and versatile sports journalists and commentators. Best known today for his work as one of the lead AFL commentators and hosts on Radio 3AW, he also worked for many years in the print media and has called a wide range of sports, including international cricket, boxing and basketball (NBL).

WHAT: Session 2 of Camberwell Basketball’s Outside the Lines program with 3AW Sports Broadcaster Bruce Eva
WHERE: Boardroom, Ground Floor, Camberwell Basketball office, 606 High Street, Kew
WHEN: Tuesday, March 5, 6-7.30pm
COST: Free to CDBA members.

Please email [email protected] by close of business on Tuesday, February 27 to confirm your attendance at this session

Outside the Lines is 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 sports industry.

To learn more about the OTL program, click HERE.

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]

Adelaide hoodies: Order yours today

• ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 •

The Adelaide Easter Classic isn’t far away, which means it’s time to get your wardrobe organised for what’s going to be another huge long weekend on the road for our club.

To get your hands on one of these limited-edition Dragons Basketball Adelaide 2024 hoodies, which we’re rolling out for our teams travelling to the tourney – and yes, there’s going to plenty of us going west again this year – you can place your order HERE now.

And for those of you who want your name and number on the back of your hoodie, we can sort that out for you, too. You’ll find all the details on the order form.

For further information, contact Mel at [email protected]

Outside the Lines

Camberwell Basketball’s first Outside the Lines session for 2024 is just a week away.

If you’re planning to be a part of it and haven’t confirmed your attendance, please email [email protected] by close of business today (Thursday, February 15) to do so.

Next week’s session (Thursday, February 22) is at the Camberwell Basketball office from 6pm-7.30pm.

OTL is a series of free interactive workshops and seminars for members of the CDBA community aged 15 and over (players, referees, coaches, officials and families) interested in pursuing a non-playing career in the fast-growing sports industry.

For further information, visit the OTL page on the Camberwell Basketball website – https://camberwellbasketball.com/program/outside-the-lines/ – or email Andrew Johnstone at [email protected]

CBL is all fired up
for Friday hoops

Camberwell Basketball announced today the Community Basketball League will provide competition for Under 7 and Under 8 boys and girls for the first time when its 2024 winter season opens on April 20.

With lowered rings, a family friendly Friday afternoon timeslot and a commitment to providing a fun, safe and positive environment, there’s never been a better time for your young one to start their basketball journey with the CBL.

To find out more about the league and its clubs, visit the CBL page HERE or contact [email protected]

To register your child and/or team, contact your local CBL club.

Because you don’t have to be tall to ball.

Game day for Danni and the Dragons

Good luck from all at Camberwell to coach Danni Fidge and our Youth League Women today as they take their shot at clinching a place in the Big V Victorian Youth Championship division.

Coming off a campaign in which they reached the Youth League One Women title game, the Dragons will go head to head with Nunawading Spectres in a high-stakes qualifying game at Montmorency Secondary College this morning (10am, Court 1), with the winner to secure a place in Championship for the 2024 season.

“It’s going to be challenging, but I think we also have a good chance to qualify,” Danni told Dragons media during the week.

“In saying that, we don’t know what our opposition is going to be like. We don’t know what we’re really up against. So (assistant coach) Tom (Fidge) and I have been talking and our theory really is we’re just going for a really good crack at it. And if we get in (Champonship), then we’re meant to be there and we’re up to it. And If we don’t, then we just know that we’ve still got some things to work on.”

Should the Dragons take care of business against the Spectres, Danni appreciates what the result would mean for our club and, in particular, our Girls program.

“It’s actually really important because I think it would be great for our juniors coming through to see the youth league girls playing at the highest standard,” she said. “And something for them to aspire to as well. To say, ‘This is where we can be in a few years’. Because our Under 16s and Under 18s aren’t far away. Some of them of them are already playing with us, so I think it would be really good for them just to see what the competition is like and what they’re aiming for.”

if the Dragons fall against Nunawading, they’ll move on to play a second-chance game against Ballarat or Eltham at the same venue this afternoon. Tip-off for that one, if required, will be 3pm.

Entry to today’s Big V Qualifying games is free, so let’s get behind our YLW team, Camberwell. And if you’re at the game and have news, updates, photos and/or videos to share, please send them to [email protected]

16.5 Boys making good times last

Coming off a stunning win in the Under 16 C3 (Eltham) grand final at the Eltham Dandenong Tournament last weekend, Camberwell Dragons 16.5 Boys resumed their VJBL grading campaign with a 49-46 win against Pakenham 3 at the State Basketball Centre on Friday night.

Jake Casey had a team-high 11 points to pace the Dragons, with Leonardo Briganti adding eight.

In other Friday night highlights for Camberwell, our 12.1 Girls won 40-38 against Keilor 1, our 16.2 Girls scored a 3-28 win against Wangaratta 1, the 14.1 Boys put up a big score in a road win at Bendigo and our 16.2 Boys won 70-48 against Bulleen 1 at Mullum Mullum.

For the complete list of Dragons’ results from the weekend, visit us on Facebook or Instagram.