Coffs Harbour Basketball Association is very excited to announce that all junior club basketball games will move to mid-week from the start of the Winter Junior Comp next term.

The association has been trying for many years to get junior competitions moved from Saturdays to a mid-week timeslot to continue the incredible growth we have seen in basketball over the past decade.

Basketball is the No.3 participation team sport in Australia for children aged 6-15 years and it is one of the highest growth sports in Coffs Harbour.

The Winter Junior Competition will now be played on Wednesday and Friday nights throughout school terms 2 and 3.

The Summer Junior Competition will be played on the same nights across term 4 this year and term 1 next year.

“We believe this will change the landscape for basketball in Coffs Harbour and it has been a long time coming,” CHBA president Elliot Plater said.

“There is more room for growth because we can still use Saturdays for development programs like Ford Aussie Hoops and maybe even some under-8 or under-10 competitions.

“A lot of weekends are taken up with representative basketball so this will free them up to play with their club teams.

“It’s also a great opportunity to get children from other sports involved in the great game of basketball that might not have had the chance because it was played on Saturdays.”

As part of the changes the men’s competition will move from Wednesday to Monday nights and we are hoping to include an over-30s men’s competition in conjunction with the Tuesday night women’s competitions.