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About Us

Welcome to the Sunbury Basketball Association, a community-based organization dedicated to promoting and providing access to the sport of basketball in Sunbury and its surrounding areas. Founded in 1973, the SBA has a rich history of nurturing basketball players of all ages and skill levels, and is proud to have produced many successful players and coaches who have gone on to represent Victoria at state and national levels.

Our Vision:

Fostering the finest community-based environment where basketball is the preferred sport of choice 

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Our Mission:

Collaborate and provide a well-defined pathway for all participants to achieve their personal best 

Our Values:

Accountability
 

We make decisions that are informed by the values and principles we hold and we always accept responsibility for our decisions

Integrity

we always act with honesty, equity and equality in our actions and decisions

Respect

We always demonstrate cultural respect and treat everyone with courtesy and respect 

Inspiration 

We will always inspire one another to do our best and perform our best 

Inclusivity

We are always inclusive and will always treat others with patience, fairness and respect. We will always nurture a culture of independent mindsets, inquiry and opinions 

Leadership

We work collectively and effectively as a team that acknowledges and builds on each other's strengths 

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Our History

The Sunbury Basketball Association ("SBA") was formed in 1974 to fulfil the need for a structured basketball organization. Initially, games were played at the Army facility in Diggers Rest before being relocated to Clarke Oval Reserve Stadium and later to Boardman Stadium in the late 1980s. From two courts, the stadium has grown to four, and two new courts were added in January 2013, including a Showcourt with a seating capacity of 350, bringing the total to six courts.

Over the past 40 years, the SBA has evolved into a community-based sporting organization offering opportunities for families to participate at all age and skill levels. Along with our focus on inclusivity, the SBA has a proud history of representative basketball, with the Sunbury Jets bringing together our best players to compete in junior and senior statewide competitions. Our junior teams participate in VJBL and Regional North West competitions across metropolitan Melbourne, and we have a history of teams that have won or contended for state championships.

Our senior teams compete in BigV, challenging themselves against the best metropolitan and country teams in Victoria. Over the last 15 years, our senior men and women programs have achieved multiple playoff appearances. The senior men experienced ultimate success in 1999, 2008 and 2009; the senior women were runners-up in 1998 and 2009, and the youth league men were runners-up in 2009.

As part of our emphasis on development pathways, we entered youth league men in 2007 and youth league women in 2011.

The SBA is confident of sustaining growth in participation and improving the recreational experience of our participants. We have a strong commitment to developing our people and culture through capable, cooperative and collaborative leadership and direction.

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