School Sport Competition

Our School Basketball and Netball Competitions are back for 2022! Get your friends together, create a team, and have some fun!

BASKETBALL

Reception & Year 1

Season Starts3 August - 30 November
LeaguesR/1
Wednesday game times3:50pm, 4:35pm, 5:20pm, 2 x 20 minute halves
Season Fee$650 per team

Years 2/3

Season Starts1 August - 28 November
LeaguesSchool Grades 2/3,
Monday Game times3:50pm, 4:30pm, 5:10pm with 2 x 18-minute halves
Season Fee$650 per team

Years 3/4 and 5/6

Season Starts2 August - 29 November
LeaguesSchool Grades 3/4 and 5/6
Tuesday Game Times3:50pm, 4:30pm, 5:10pm with 2 x 18-minute halves
Friday Game Times
3:50pm, 4:30pm, 5:10pm with 2 x 18-minute halves
Season Fee
$650 per team

NETBALL

St Clair's School Netball Comp is back for 2022! Get your friends together, create a team, and have some fun!

DETAILS
Season StartsWeek Commencing 1 August - Week Commencing 28 November. Breaks during school holidays
LeaguesSchool grades 2/3, 3/4, and 5/6
Game DaysWednesday grade 2/3
Thursdays grade 3/4 & 5/6
Times3:50pm, 4:35pm, 5:20pm
Duration4 x 8 minute quarters (2/3, 4/5), 4 x 9 minute quarters (6/7)
Season Fee$650 per team

For more information contact the Program Coordinator. Invoicing available for Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the competitions?

We run our social and school sport competitions for the social, physical and educational benefit of all involved. This not only includes the players, but the umpires, coaches and spectators as well. While winning and losing is a part of sport, and a part of life, the main aim of our competitions is enjoyment, regardless of the score.

We strongly encourage those players who have a desire to participate in competitions that focus more on results and talent development, to seek out their nearest club.

How do I see fixtures?

Fixtures are available to view online on this webpage or on the GameDay app. To view on the GameDay app, download it from the App Store or Google Play. Search for ‘St Clair Recreation Centre’ and navigate to the relevant competition.

Why are the fixtures not up/only up for the next week or two?

Fixtures are released 1 week at a time for the first 2 weeks of the season. This is done to allow any teams that register late to join, without having to change season fixtures. Fixtures for weeks 3 and 4 are then released to allow for any other late teams to register and so we can evaluate the competitions for grading. Fixtures are then released in blocks, to allow for further grading if deemed necessary, and to allow for teams that leave or join the competition partway through the season.

How does grading work?

During the team registration process, the person registering the team has the ability to nominate a division for that team. If there are only a few teams that register for a division(s), the competition may start as only 1 division for a few weeks before being divided into more. As a general rule, divisions require at least 6 teams to go ahead, otherwise teams end up playing each other every few weeks!

The first 4 weeks of a season are dedicated to ‘grading’ (unless there are less than 12 teams). After the 4 round of ‘grading’ games have been completed, we do our best to split teams into divisions which are appropriate for their skill level, based on previous results. Throughout the season, we monitor results and can grade teams further when the next block of fixtures are released if deemed necessary.

My team is losing by lots every week. Why can’t they move down a division?

At the beginning of a season, because we haven’t seen some teams play before, there can be a large gap between some teams. This is why grading occurs as the season progresses. Unfortunately, it’s always a difficult task to ensure that every team is playing against an opposition that is evenly matched. In addition, with sport there are always winners and losers. One of the purposes of our competitions is to educate people about sport and this includes losing.

On top of this, some of our competitions are already at full capacity. If we move a team from one division to another, it creates the need for an extra match timeslot which we don’t have available.

Why can’t we change game times for a match?

Once fixtures are released, they are made public to team coordinators, the players, coaches, parents, grandparents and anyone else who wants to view them. Even if we look at a small 6-team competition as an example, this is potentially hundreds of people that will have made arrangements based around the time of a match. This can include work, appointments, childcare and any number of other things.

While it may not be possible to move your own schedule around a certain match time, there are also many other people that have already had to change their own schedules to make it work.

I have seen something bad happen on court that the match officials haven’t called. Why shouldn’t I call it to their attention?

The role of match officials (referees/umpires) is to officiate to the laws of the game. By doing so, it helps the players learn, develop and have fun! By having people call out or approach them while a match is being played, it hinders them from being able to do their job. Like everyone, officials sometimes make mistakes.

Like everyone, they may not see something that has happened, or may interpret it differently to someone else. Remember that they are human and are doing the best job that they can. Some of our match officials are still learning too! Be aware that officials who are still learning will either be placed on a match with a more experienced official, or monitored closely by a referee coach.

I’m not happy with the standard of officiating. What can I do?

As a spectator or player, it is never OK to approach an official before, during or after a match about their performance. If you have queries, speak to your team captain/coach about them. If the team captain/coach has queries, they can approach the match officials at a designated break time (quarter or half-time) and speak with them calmly and politely about any issues.