1. I've never played basketball before, can I still join the club?

Yes, Brumbies Club is suitable for all young players from beginners all the way to elite players. 

For young players aged 5-6, we do recommend they participate in Ipswich Basketball's Force Future Stars Program before joining our U8 club program.  This introductory program is run by Ipswich Basketball every school term.

Please note registrations for Season 2 - 2024 is closed as our teams are at full capacity.

2. What fees are payable?

The fees payable are as follows:

  • Ipswich Basketball and Basketball QLDs Registration Fees payable to cover player compulsory insurance. U10s Registration is approx $55 and Players 10-17 years is approx $116.
  • *Brumbies Club Fees - $290 payable per season (each season runs over 2x school terms). Discount applicable for U8 and U10 age groups.
  • NEW players will need to purchase playing shorts from our online store for $35.
  • For Parents who OPT-OUT of Scorebench Duty, an additional $80 fee is payable to organise a replacement scorer for the season.

Our Club also accepts FAIRPLAY VOUCHERS to subsidise some of your club fees.  Round 11 applications opened on 1 July 2024.

Payment plans for our club fees are also available to members.  For further information, please contact our Treasurer.

*Brumbies club fees goes towards your weekly game fees payable to Ipswich Basketball, venue hire for weekly training sessions at Woodcrest College, end of season medals and other running expenses. 

Once your child has registered with our club and is on a team, full club fees are LIABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE regardless if your child withdraws from the team before the season ends.  This ensures your teams' costs are covered for the season.

3. Where and when do you play your games?

Majority of our games are held at Ipswich Basketball Association at 2A Ross Llewellyn Drive, Booval.  Game nights are held:

Monday Nights - Girls Comp from U12 to Open Girls | Wednesday Nights - U16 & U18 Boys Comp
Thursday Nights - U12 & U14 Boys Comp | Saturday Mornings - U8 Mixed Comp and U10 Boys & Girls Comp

Some games played on Wednesday Nights and Thursday Nights are being held at a secondary venue (Bremer State High School, Ipswich Grammar School, Just Jump Redbank, Woodcrest College Springfield).

Your age division is based on what age you will be as at 31st December 2024.

4. Where and when do you have training?

Our trainings are held weekly at Woodcrest College at 38 Nev Smith Drive, Springfield.  There are 2 x locations at the school, Top Courts (Senior Hall) and Bottom Courts (Junior Hall).  Our teams train between Monday to Wednesday nights, in 1 hour time slots between 5:30pm to 9:00pm.

5. Checklist for Players

  • Bring a bottle of water to games and trainings
  • Wear proper shoes (non-marking sole)
  • BRUMBIES PLAYING SHORTS ($35) to be worn to games (however, new members waiting for their shorts at the start of the season are permitted to wear PLAIN BLACK shorts with NO POCKETS during grading rounds)

  • Hair tied up and no jewellery to be worn

  • Fingernails cut to fingertip level
  • Jerseys are provided by the club and picked up from your team manager at each game.  Please arrive 15 mins prior to your game time to pick up your jersey.
  • If you are bringing your own ball to training, please make sure the ball is clearly marked with your name
  • NO personal balls permitted inside Ipswich Basketball stadium for games

6. What is available outside of club games?

Brumbies members have the opportunity to play additional basketball outside of the Ipswich Basketball club competition.  Brumbies members are eligible to trial for the Ipswich Force representative teams and play other representative teams in different regions (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Toowomba) and compete in the Qld Basketball State Championships.

For the past few years, our members have had the opportunity to enter into tournaments held over 3-4 days at Caloundra and interstate in Coffs Harbour (Club Champs Tournaments).  Basketball QLD also held their first Club Championships Tournament in 2022, which our club participated in.

We welcome opportunities for members to broaden their basketball experience.

7. What do we encourage from our Parents/Guardians?

Firstly, we encourage all our players to attend training and games on a regular basis.  If your child cannot make any games or trainings throughout the season, please let your team manager or coach know.

We also encourage involvement from our parents/guardians to help support their kids playing basketball.  All our parents/guardians will take turns being scheduled for score bench duty a few times throughout the season.  Please click on the guides below to familiarise yourself with the game clock and online scoring system.  Further help will be made available to you if required - so please don't hesitate to ask.

Brumbies Guide to Scoring a Game      Scoreboard Console Guide (Game Clock)

Basketball Connect Scoring Manual (Ipad)      BQJBC Shot Clock Rules (Division 1 Only for U14 Games & Older)

Volunteers are the backbone of our Club and we promote active participation from all our members to help grow and strengthen our club.

Please note if a Parent nominates to be a NON-Participating parent during the registration process, they will automatically Opt-Out of scorebench duty, which means an additional fee of $80 is payable per season, however, the parent will not be scheduled to help with scoring duties.

8. What does our Committee do?

Our committee consists of parent volunteers that are voted in by our members during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held annually. 

The committee is responsible for the administration of the Club to ensure it runs smoothly so our members get enjoyment from being a part of our basketball club and our young players continually grow their skills in a fun and supportive environment. 

Please remember, in addition to our committee, coaching staff and managers all being volunteers, we also have our own families, work and other commitments that utilise our time.  So please remember to exercise patience when dealing with our club volunteers.

9. My child is NEW to basketball, but is NOT READY to play for a club yet, what is available?

We would recommend the Force Future Stars Program, Ipswich Basketball's introductory program providing a fun and inclusive Basketball experience for 4-9 year olds. 

This program is available through Ipswich Basketball and usually runs during the school terms for a 1 hour session per week.  For more information on this program, please click here.

10. What's the best way to contact the club if I have any more questions?

Our preferred method of contact is via email to springfieldbrumbies@gmail.com.  We will aim to respond to your query within 5 business days.