Junior Championship Overview

Junior Championship or Representative basketball is a competition for boys and girls in age groups from Under 12 through to Under 21.  The competition (VJBL) is organised by Basketball Victoria and played on Friday nights.

The Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) in which the Boomers play is an elite competition, where players will have the opportunity to represent Bulleen against other associations under the umbrella of Basketball Victoria and receive coaching from a mixture of established and some of Victoria’s brightest up and coming coaches. The representative program is for players who are committed to developing their basketball skills and knowledge of the game.

All players in a team at representative level have an important role to play, and due to the nature of the competition players are not guaranteed equal court time. Some determining factors for court time are a player’s attitude towards their teammates and their coach, their skill level, their willingness to listen, their commitment and the continual improvement required across the season.

The Boomers home games are held at Mullum Mullum Stadium and East Doncaster Secondary College.

As a club Bulleen currently enter around 40 junior championship teams. In addition, it fields Senior Men’s and Women’s teams in the BIG V.

In the VJBL competition there are two tiers of competition:

1. Victorian Junior Championship – known as ‘VC’, is the highest level at which junior teams can play. Only 20 teams across the state make this division.
2. Victorian Junior League – VJL1, VJL2, VJL3, VJL4, etc. There are usually 10 teams per VJL division.

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