CDBA launches Outside the Lines

CDBA launches Outside the Lines

Camberwell Basketball is excited to launch a series of interactive and practical workshops and seminars for Dragons and Community Basketball League members interested in pursuing a career in the fast-growing (non-playing) sports industry.

Open to participants aged 15 and over, our 2024 Outside the Lines 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 Camberwell District Basketball Association 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 – 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 league eight 60-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 and we are seeking expressions of interest now.

For more information and/or to register your interest in participating in the OTL program in Term 1, 2024, please send your name, contact details and special area/areas of interest to Andrew Johnstone at [email protected]

The final program schedule, including dates, times, venues and content, will be released later, and will be subject to demand.

12.1 Girls power to 3-0, book VC berth

It was mission accomplished for our 12.1 Girls at Balwyn High School on Friday night.

The exciting young Dragons turned it on in a big win against Sandringham 2 to clinch their place in the Victorian Championship (VC) division, with all nine players scoring and four finishing with six points or more.

Gracie Otter had a game-high 13 points to lead Camberwell, which improved to 3-0 and became the first Dragons team to qualify for VC this season.

Our 16.1 Girls also qualified for VC at Balwyn High on Friday night – Milly White (14 points) showing the way in a 52-42 win against visiting Melbourne 2.

Sophie Richardson and Alexia Angelopoulos each added nine for the Dragons, who finished strongly after trailing by eight at the half.

Camberwell slashed the Tigers’ lead to one point after three quarters and then pulled away with a 19-8 final term to improve to 3-0 in grading.

Congratulations to the players and coaches from both our VC-bound teams.

Photos: Craig Dingle, Melbourne Sports Photography

12.1 Girls shooting for three straight

Best of luck to Camberwell Dragons 12.1 Girls at Balwyn High tonight as they look to complete a 3-0 sweep of their VJBL Phase 1 grading games.

The Dragons are coming off back-to-back wins, including a 37-35 victory against Frankston 1 at the State Basketball Centre last week, and host Sandringham 2 on Court 3 at the high school (7.30pm).

And they’re just one of the attractions on what looks like being a big night at Balwyn.

Camberwell’s 16.1 Girls (also 2-0) will go head to head with Melbourne 2 on Court 3 from 8.30pm and will be followed by our 18.1 Girls (1-1), who have a date with McKinnon 1 at 9.30pm. That one also on Court 3.

To find out where your favourite Dragons team is tonight as well as the full line-up of Camberwell teams at Balwyn, click HERE

Good luck to all Dragons teams at home and on the road tonight, and remember to send your photos, team news and game reports to [email protected]

CDBA Domestic Development Camp

WHAT: CDBA Domestic Development Camp
WHERE: Melbourne Girls’ College
WHEN: Thursday, January 18, 2024, 9.30am-12pm
COST: $45

CAMP AT A GLANCE: This camp caters for all junior domestic basketball players born 2010-2016. It will further educate players and assist their development in correct technique for shooting, ball handling, defence and passing.

Many drills, including game-like situations, will be offered at this half-day camp and games will be played – enabling coaches to discuss necessary improvements with players.

Your head coach will be CDBA Community Development Officer and Camberwell Dragons Big V Championship Mens’ team player Ben Crowe. In his role at CDBA, Ben is always on the road conducting clinics at schools and domestic clubs and furthering basketball development and education in our community.

This camp will feature teaching and fun, with content including drills and tips to help participants recognise parts of their game they need to practise to improve their playing performance.

If you’re looking to improve your all-round game, you should attend this camp.

Secure your place today at:

Please ensure you select the correct camp for your child/children and note that registration must close Thursday, January 11.

For more information, contact [email protected]

• This camp is part of CDBA’s January 2024 Holiday Camp program.

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.