Newsletter – Issue Apr 2019

05-04-19 John Angelopolous 0 comment

In this issue

  • Results – See the results from Summer Season 2018-19
  • Governance – Committee vacancies
  • Winter season –  registrations & key dates 
  • Skills clinics – what’s coming up
  • New to the club – Access tips for new players and their families
  • News highlights – recent highlights from our newsroom.


Welcome to our end of season newsletter. The club produces a newsletter twice a year, coinciding with the end of one season and the start of the next. Previous issues are available on our website.


Summer Season 2018-19

Congratulations to all our players who made it through to the 2018-19 Summer Season finals. Of the 91 Ivanhoe Knights teams that competed, 37 made it all the way through to the grand final on Saturday 30 March 2019. That’s a whopping 41 per cent!

On Sunday 31 March we gathered at Ivanhoe East Primary School for our End of Season Celebration. This year there were a few changes to the traditional presentation night format. We started and finished a bit earlier, conducted a shooting workshop and shooting competition and presented trophies outside rather than in the auditorium.

See more photos from the day on our galleries page.

Boys receiving end of season club trophies

Volunteers at the barbecue stall


Committee vacancies

Our club is run by many, many volunteers. In addition to our coaches and team managers, we also have a committee of management and this is also made up of volunteers. 

We are currently looking for people with a range of skills to help the club not only with its day to day running but also with our strategic direction. In particular, we need people with skills in the following areas:

  • Finance – assistant treasurer
  • Administration – reconciling working with children’s checks for our volunteers
  • Communications – helping support our team managers
  • Basketball knowledge – helping in our selection process
  • IT – running reports and managing our player database.

If you are interested in any of these roles, could you please contact the secretary by sending an email to


Winter Season 2019

Our registrations continue to grow. In Winter Season 2019 the Knights has a total of 84 teams – 28 girls and 56 boys. That’s a total of 673 players – 227 girls and 446 boys.

For the girls in particular the number of younger girls entering basketball has significantly increased which is just great for women’s sport. Fifty players registered for Under 9 girls and have been placed across 7 teams. 

Winter Season kicks off on Saturday, 27 April 2019, but due to a number of public holidays in the previous week, training will not start until the week after that first game. Yes, it’s a bit unusual so please make a note in your calendar.

The season runs throughout school terms 2 and 3 and there are no games on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June.

Here are some of the key dates:

  • First game, Round 1 – Saturday, 27 April 2019
  • No game – Saturday 8 June (Queen’s Birthday weekend)
  • Last game, Round 15 – Saturday 24 August 2019
  • Finals – 7, 14 & 21 September 2019
  • End of Season Celebration – 22 September 2019

We list season dates in our event calendar on the website. If you want a print-friendly version of the season dates – download the EDJBA’s Winter Season 2019 dates list.


Skills clinics

As part of our commitment to skill development we run regular skills clinics.

Clinics currently scheduled are:

School holidays – Monday 8 April and Tuesday 16 April 2019

Junior Hoop Stars – Term 2, from Friday 3 May 2019.

Click on the links above for further information and registration.


New to the Knights?

Here’s a few tips for new players and their families:

Game fee – it’s currently set at $8.50 per game – please try to bring along correct money if you can.

Absence from training and games – let your coach and team manager know as early as possible if you won’t be at a training session or game.

Training sessions – don’t forget to bring a water bottle and basketball.

Barracking during games – we love parents barracking, but keep it positive and remember the team already has a coach. 

Be on time – aim to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time for a game and 5 minutes before a training session. 

Refs – respect our referees, refrain from making comments about referees and their decisions.

Our website is packed with information. Here are some pages you may find helpful:

Frequently Asked Questions

Uniforms and Uniforms FAQ




That’s all folks! Go Knights!