Season 2019-20 Wrap Up



Season awards-

Coaches awards

Coaches choose to give out up to two awards per season.  To see season recipients for Summer 2019-20 awards please click the following link

steelers awards 2019_20

Congratulations to all the award recipients.  We will let you know what we are doing with the presentation of trophies. in the coming weeks.

Season Awards

The following links contain season awards.

15 and 20 season awards

10 season awards

five-season awards

first season awards

3 on 3 2019

July school holidays


Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th July 2019


Park Orchards Stadium

Gather your friends and put together a team in the following categories:

– Under 10, Under 13 and Under 16 and OPEN age

Boys –
Under 9, Under 11, Under 13, Under 15, Under 18

Ages applicable as at July 10, 2019.
i.e – to play in Under 11’s, each player must be 11  or under at July 10th, 2019.


$80.00 per team

All queries to :

EDJBA No Zone Policy

Introduction of EDJBA “No zone” policy U8 to U14s

Why has the policy been introduced?

Basketball Australia recommends that a No Zone policy be implemented in all U14 (and younger) competitions.  EDJBA has decided to adopt this policy.

The basis for the introduction of the “no zone” policy is that zone defences at those age groups can limit the development of individual and team skills.  For example, driving opportunities are limited and players often do not have the muscular strength and coordination to shoot, with good technique, from the perimeter or throw “skip” passes.  This reduces the need for defensive skills such as “closing out” and positioning.

Whilst the “no zone” rule focuses on the defence, it was introduced to enhance the development of both offensive and defensive skills.  Indeed, as you will see later in this manual – it is up to the offence, through ball and player movement, to “prove” that it is a zone defence. It is important to remember that the “no zone” rule applies only in the quarter court and zone presses and trapping defences are allowed, if they fall back to man to man principles in the quarter court

EDJBA Definition – Zone Defence

Any defence played inside the three-point line which does not incorporate normal man to man defensive principles shall be considered to be a zone. EDJBA approach and penalties

The EDJBA approach is one of communication and education:

  • If a team is playing Zone, then feedback should be provided to the EDJBA, please click here: EDJBA Zone Defence Feedback
  • NO action should be taken during games
  • Do NOT approach the referees, they are not responsible for enforcing this policy
  • Do NOT approach the Venue Supervisor, they are not responsible for enforcing policy
  • Do NOT approach or speak to the coach playing zone
  • There are NO in game penalties
  • If there are concerns about the defence played by a particular team during the season, then this should be communicated to the EDJBA here> EDJBA Zone Defence Feedback
  • If the team is playing a zone defence, this will be communicated to their Club, who will be required to provide education to the coach on acceptable man to man principles

Download- full policy – EDJBA No Zone policy

Mullum Mullum High Ball

As you all know the access to stadiums for trainings and game times are very restricted. The committee has supported the new proposed venue that will include increased court space that the POBC hopes will have access to.

We need club support. Please submit support via

We ask that members support the club by clicking on the link, making a submission in support of the facility including the words “Park Orchards Basketball Club”, “urgent need for more Court space” and “vital to support the tremendous growth in basketball participation in Manningham” or similar.


If you do a submission send a copy of your submission to me at and we will giveaway a NEW STEELERS HOODIE or TEE SHIRT (your choice- one per submission) for the best 2 submissions (decision at the first committee meeting after closure).

These need to be in ASAP and we will close this give away on Wednesday 14th October 2015.


Details about the stadium

This is extracted from the Manningham website

A planning permit application for the proposed multi-use stadium at Mullum Mullum Reserve in Donvale has been submitted.

The stadium is a key feature of the Mullum Mullum Reserve Management Plan endorsed by Council in 2014. The stadium is proposed to include five multi-use sports courts, seating for up to 500 spectators, amenities and a café. It is proposed to cater for a range of sports, such as basketball, netball, badminton and volleyball. The facility will be critical to addressing the shortage of court space throughout Manningham.

The proposed development includes an additional 235 car parking spaces to ensure the stadium will complement existing sporting facilities within the reserve.

The planning permit is currently on public exhibition until Wednesday 9 September 2015. Council can consider all submissions up until the day a decision is made on the application. Submissions must be made in writing and include your name and address.

Following the public exhibition period, a report will be prepared for Council to consider the planning permit application later this year.

Subject to planning approval, construction is anticipated to commence in late 2016, with the facility expected to be open to the public by the middle of 2018.

Girls Night In

Did you know that every day in Australia around 50 women are told they have breast or gynecological cancer? Sadly, everyday around 12 Australian women will die from women’s cancer. Unfortunately most of us have been touch by cancer in one way or another. Sometimes it is ourselves and sometimes it is others who are close to us. The Park Orchards Girls Night In, is about bringing a community of women together to raise much needed funds for cancer research. Come and be a part of the Park Orchards Girls Night In. Bookings: