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Classic Camberwell

Classic Camberwell

A shoutout today to our 14.1 Boys – one of three Camberwell Dragons teams invited to compete at the prestigious National Junior Classic in Melbourne over the King’s Birthday Weekend.

The boys, led by head coach Conor Mathews, secured their invitation to the showcase event after building an impressive 7-2 record through the first half of the Victorian Championship season to finish second in their conference.

This group will be one of 16 Under 14 Boys teams in action at the Classic, featuring in a deep and high-quality field that will include some of the most exciting young talent in Australian basketball – including rep teams from New South Wales, South Australia, ACT and Vic Country.

The 14.1 Boys will be one of a record-tying three Dragons teams running the hardwood at the Classic, with our 12.1 Girls and 16.1 Boys also receiving invitations after making strong starts to their respective VC campaigns.

After putting together a sizzling preseason to qualify for VC before Christmas, the 12.1 Girls won seven of their first nine regular season games to assure themselves a berth at the Classic and a place in VC Champ Division for the remainder of the season.

And our 16.1 Boys will become the first Camberwell Under 16 Boys team to compete at the Classic after they, too, hit the halfway mark of the VJBL season with a 7-2 record.

Our three Dragons teams will tip things off at the Classic on June 8.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL JUNIOR CLASSIC
The National Junior Classic is an annual invitational event that sees Australia’s top junior teams (Under 12, 14, 16 and 18 Boys and Girls) compete for the crown of National Junior Champions.

This year’s Classic will feature the best teams from regional and metropolitan Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory.

To read more about the 2024 National Junior Classic, click HERE.

Photo: Craig Dingle, Melbourne Sports Photography.

More good times with The Termi

Camberwell Dragons are delighted to announce a new Partnership agreement with The Terminus.

The Termi returns as the Hospitality Partner of the Dragons and as the home court for our pre and post-season team functions and tournament get-togethers.

The Dragons look forward to continuing their association with our great friends at The Terminus for a further two years and thank our members for continuing to support those who support us.

To book your team’s next function at this North Fitzroy institution, contact Lauren at [email protected] tell her the Dragons sent you, and she’ll help you take care of the rest.

For Dragons members and families wanting to make lunch and/or dinner bookings, please email [email protected] or call 03 9481 3182.

For everything you need to know about The Termi, including upcoming events, visit terminus.com.au

For more information about the Camberwell Dragons program, contact [email protected]

Dragons Are All In

Camberwell Dragons are all in for Big V Pink Round.

Sam Veitch, Chris “Euro” Elder and Matt Power from our Championship Men’s team tested out our bright pink tees at training this week on the eve of one of the most important rounds on the Big V calendar.

The league is celebrating all things pink this weekend to help raise funds and awareness for the Breast Cancer Network of Australia.

While these guys will do their work on the road this weekend, with a Saturday night date at Shepparton, our club is also supporting Pink Round much closer to home.

We’ll have a bucket for donations to the Breast Cancer Network of Australia at Saturday night’s Youth League Women’s game between our Dragons and Wyndham at Boroondara Sports Complex, and at Balwyn High School on Sunday for the double-header featuring our Youth League Men and Championship Women. Both teams are playing Bulleen.

Please get behind the Dragons and give what you can to join the fight against a disease that affects so many Australian families.

And by the way, if you’re at one of our Big V games over the weekend, you’re welcome to dress like Sam, Euro and Matt, too! And remember to send the photos our way.

Thanks for your support, Camberwell.

We’re in business

Camberwell In Business launched with its inaugural networking and information night at the spectacular Craftworks Rooftop in Abbotsford on Thursday, May 16.

Thank you to all who attended for their support of this exciting new initiative, including representatives from a wide range of industries, including Hospitality, Legal, Banking, Finance, Transport and Logistics, Real Estate, Sports and Leisure, Food and Beverage and Media.

A very warm welcome to our inaugural Camberwell In Business Members, Kickon Group (Foundation 5), M&S Transport (Foundation 5), Judo Bank and Gadens.

Details of the next Camberwell In Business event will be announced soon.

To find out everything you need to know about Camberwell In Business, please view our Information Pack HERE. To become a member, or for more information, contact Communications Manager Andrew Johnstone at [email protected]

We’re set to launch

The official launch of Camberwell In Business is just six days away.

To be a part of Thursday’s inaugural networking event and information night (May 16) at Craftworks Rooftop, Abbotsford, please contact Andrew Johnstone at [email protected]

To register your interest in attending this event and/or to learn more about our plans to connect the Camberwell Basketball business community, please contact Andrew Johnstone at [email protected]

To view our Information Pack as a PDF document, please click HERE.

Be Collaborative. Be Curious. Be Camberwell.

Al McAughtry Clinic

Camberwell Basketball announced today one of Australia’s most respected coaches and clinicians is coming back to share his experience with local junior and senior coaches.

Former Under 19 national team coach Al McAughtry will present a free Coaches Clinic at Canterbury Girls Secondary College on Monday, May 6 (7pm-8.30pm).

Al’s clinic will cover half-court drills, team defence and team offence, and offer something for coaches of all levels. This clinic is free for coaches working with teams at Camberwell Dragons, in the Community Basketball League and with affiliated club teams.

To reserve your place for a 90-minute session that will help you become a better coach, register HERE.

AL’S CAREER AT A GLANCE
Assistant coach with Australian junior national teams, including Under 17 and Under 19 Men and Under 19 Women … Head coach in South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) … Head coach in New Zealand National Basketball League (NZBL) … NITP Vic Metro coach … Head coach of Victorian boys and girls teams … assistant coach with WNBL team Melbourne Boomers.

For more information, contact: [email protected]

YLW ready to take show on the road

These are good times for Camberwell’s Youth League Women.

The third-placed Dragons are off to a 5-2 start in Big V play this season and will be out to make the fun times last over the league’s Anzac Round this weekend.

They’ll open Saturday night’s Dragons double-header at Broadmeadows Stadium with a 6pm date against Hume City – with that one to be followed by our Youth League Men’s 8pm clash against the Broncos.

In other Dragons Big V action this weekend, our Championship Men travel to Somerville on Saturday to go at it with Western Port Steelers (6pm), and our Championship Women face a testing match-up with league leader Bulleen at East Doncaster Secondary College on Sunday. That one tips off at 1pm.

To stay on top of what all four of our Camberwell Big V teams are up to over Anzac Round, follow the Dragons on Instagram and Facebook.

Photo: Craig Dingle, Melbourne Sports Photography.

We’re all business

SAVE THE DATE | MAY 16, 2024

We’re making exciting plans to connect the Camberwell Basketball business community, and we’ve set the date for our inaugural event.

To register your interest in attending our Camberwell In Business Information Night on Thursday, May 16 (6.30pm-8.30pm) and to receive our information pack, please email Andrew Johnstone at [email protected]

Our information pack and final event details will be released shortly.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

Make a difference

Camberwell District Basketball Association is looking for an experienced and highly motivated part-time Community Development Officer to join its Kew-based team.

So if you’re an experienced administrator and great communicator who wants to be part of a team that is passionate about our sport and wants to make a difference, we’d love to hear for you.

For the position description and application details, please click HERE.

Applications must close on Friday, April 26, 2024.