Steelers F.A.Q


What Association do the Steelers play in? The Eastern Districts Junior Basketball Association (EDJBA) is the largest junior competition in Australia, boasting over 1,000 teams & close to 10,000 participants. For more information visit the EDJBA website

When does registration open for the next season? Registration will open two weeks prior to the end of the prior season. Emails will be sent out to all members of the previous season, along with updates on our social media (Facebook, Instagram). Please check back on the registration tab for additional information.

Cancellation/Refund Policy A large amount of work goes into the selection of teams and as such we appreciate that you ensure your decision to register your child is well considered. The selectors and age group co-ordinators invest a major commitment into producing the teams for the following season. Withdrawals after the selection process has begun will not only impact on the player being withdrawn, but can have a flow on effect on the entire age group.

The policy for withdrawals at different stages of the season are: 

Withdrawal prior to the cut-off date for registration – Registrations withdrawn prior to the cut-off date have minimal impact to team selection and a full-refund will be provided;

Withdrawal after registration cut-off date – Registration withdrawals at this stage can impact across many teams and creates additional work for co-ordinators and is very disruptive to coaches, and place the team at risk of Walkover fines. As a consequence, no refunds are payable after the cut off date for registrations.

Medical Withdrawal – If the withdrawal is due to extenuating circumstances that is medically related it must be substantiated by a doctor’s certificate, a pro-rata refund may apply and each case will be assessed on its merit.

Applications for a refund are to be made to

What other clubs do the Steelers play against?

Balwyn (BWN)
Banyule (BY)
Bulleen (BT)
Collingwood (CW)
Doncaster (D)
Eltham (E)
Ivanhoe (IVE)
Koonung (KN)
Marcellin (MC)
Nunawading (NV)
Park Orchards (PK)
Warrandyte (WR)
Whitehorse (WHH

How dos the age grouping work? The summer season has age groups as evens from U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20. The age is taken from the age at 1st July.

The winter season has the age groups as odds from U9, U11, U13, U15, U17, U19, U21. The age is taken from the age at 31st December the same year.  More information can be obtained from the EDJBA link

When does the season(s) run? Winter season usually runs from the first week of term two (April) to the week prior to the end of term 3 (September)

Summer season usually runs from week 1 of term 4 to the last week of  term 1 (end of March)

A full calendar is available under the info tab.

When are games? Games are played on Saturdays. Games times are between the hours of 8.30am and 6.30pm. Fixtures for grading games will allocated by the wednesday prior to the game. Once the grading games (usually 5-6 games) the fixture will be set for the remainder of the season.

What nights do players train? Training is Monday to Friday between the hours of 4-9pm. Training venues are allocated  as part of the selection process and will be fixed.

If your child is unable to train on a particular night please ensure this is added to the registration form. It is often not possible to change after teams have been selected. Due to the number of teams we are not flexible on training venues and this will often be based around coaches availability.

Training Venues:

  • Park Orchards Community Centre (PK)
  • Ringwood Heights Primary School
  • Whitefriars Catholic Primary School

Rules for  “FILL IN” Players for regular season games

  •  A “fill in” player is now permitted to come from the same age group, provided they are from a lower Section, and not registered to another EDJBA Club A player is now permitted to play in the same age group more than once
  •  Rules for “fill in” players for Finals are different and are unchanged from previous seasons

Fill in players for finals – rules

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