Basketball Illawarra will be running a Level 0 & Level 1 referee course on Saturday 1st August at the ‘Peter Bolt Basketball Administration Center’ located at the front of the Stadium.

Level 0 Course 9:00am -12:00pm

Introduction, Signals, Ready to referee rules of the game, Green Shirt Program.

Level 1 Course in conjunction with Level 0 course 9:00am-5:00pm

Rules & Interpretation, Player & Coach Behavior, Contact Situations, Review & Exam

Please contact the office on 42259999 or email admin@snakepit.com.au to book your place.




NSW Country Basketball will be running an Under 12 Skills Day Saturday 1st August 10am – 3pm at Moss Vale Basketball Association. Skills day is for top age under 12s (2004 born) players only. Please find attached information regarding the skills day. Registrations close Friday 10th July. For more information please contact Paul Masters on 0419 989 795 or biss@internode.on.net

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2015 U12 Skills Day enrollment form


Congratulations to Angus Glover on your selection in the U19 Australian Emus 12 man team for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship held in Heraklion/Crete, Greece from 27 June – 5 July. Australia will take on Canada, Italy and Tunisia in Group C.


Angus Emus



COMPETITION WINNER: Congratulations to Nicole Crump and her Aussie Hooper Austin, whose ‪#‎FirstGoal‬ moment was voted as the winner of the Aussie Hoops #First Goal competition by the Aussie Hoops community. Austin won an Airbnb Australian Boomers playing singlet to wear proudly at his next Aussie Hoops session.

If you think your child is ready for their #FirstGoal moment, Register for Aussie Hoops Illawarra Term 3 program. Registrations now open at www.aussiehoops.com.au

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Austin representing his Boomers singlet with his Aussie Hoops coaches Maddison and Matilda.

Scoretable Level 1 Couse

Basketball Illawarra will be running a Level 1 Scoretable course . The course will be presented by Lyn Ackroyd commencing at 5:30pm-9:00pm in the Peter Bolt Administration Centre Board room on Monday 18th , There is no charge for this course and will provide certification. Please take this opportunity to get the information required for all parents required to do scoretable duty.

Numbers will be limited to the first 20 applicants

Please reply by email to kevin.marsh@snakepit.com.au




Canteen Supervisor

Basketball is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Canteen Supervisor

Monday – Thursday 3:30pm – 8:00pm

Weekends on Representative Game Days


Food Handling Qualification

Previous experience in Canteen management & budgeting

Email your resume to




Bill Dowson

A letter from the President.


On March 17th 2015 Bill Dowson resigned as a director of the Illawarra Basketball Association. This is an enormous loss to our board and his resignation was accepted with the greatest reluctance and sadness.

Bill has been involved with our association for 42 years and during that time has contributed to basketball, the Illawarra Basketball Association and Basketball New South Wales in many and varied ways. To our association, his contribution has been enormous. Always working for the advancement of basketball and improving the facilities at the Snake Pit.

Also while doing this it must be recognised he has for the past 12 years been a director with the Illawarra Academy of Sport, six years as a director of the Wollongong Hawks Basketball Club and six years as a team manager for Basketball New South Wales. Bill’s 14 years on the Illawarra Basketball Association earned him our highest award – life membership.

I would like to thank Bill for all the time and effort he has put into our association.

It must be recognised that many of the projects around the stadium were achieved by his one-man working bees.  From one’s entry to the car park, then Peter Bolt Basketball Administration offices, stadium fencing, re-roofing of the stadium, the canteen, stadium seating and to many other improvements in our stadium Bill has been the driving force.

We sincerely thank you

David North

Senior Winter Competitions 2015

Competition draws for the Senior Winter Competition have now been posted on the Website under the Competitions Tab

Please note some changes to the Competition and the grading of some teams

Please check the draw and times of your games carefully (your team may have duty when not playing)

Basketball Illawarra is introducing a new payment system  for this competition which will provide better service and efficiency

Notice to members March 2015

All registered players must have an active email account to participate so that individuals can be invoiced accordingly

All players must be nominated in a team to participate in any graded competition

A minimum of 7 Players is required

Social Men & Unisex Competition draws will be online by Tuesday Morning