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The Nunawading Spectres Junior Representative Program are excited to announce the registration requirements and session schedule for their upcoming tryout process.

Please note, online registrations are now closed. You are still able to register on the day but please allow additional time before your session to avoid delay and backlog;


Saturday 7 October
Tryout Session 1

Sunday 8 October
Tryout Session 2

Friday 13 October
Tryout Session 3 (Structured Games)

Sunday 15 October
Tryout Session 4

For a full listing of dates / times / venues please click on the button below;


Registrations will open on Monday 18th September and Close at 5pm on October 4th. 

All players MUST register prior to Tryouts. 

These tryouts are for Current Rep Players, Invited Non-Rep Players, all new Under 16 and Under 18 players.

*If you are a Rep player coming from another club, please ensure you have a signed and valid Permission To Train form and bring this with you to your first Tryout Session. (if you do not have the correct form, you cannot take the court).


We seek to be the most successful Junior Basketball program in Australia

Nunawading Spectres is a proud Club who currently have teams competing in the Under 12, 14, 16, and 18 Victorian Junior Basketball League, with games played on Friday nights. The Spectres program offers players the opportunity to compete in State and National Championship competitions, as well as Local and Interstate Tournaments throughout the season.

Grading matches are played for several weeks before the season officially commences.

Compulsory team training is held every Sunday morning for approx. 1.5hrs and also an additional training is held one night mid-week for approx. 1 hr. Times and venues are available after teams are finalised.

What being a Rep player really means:

Domestic Responsibilities:  As Nunawading Junior Spectres is a representative team of the Melbourne East Basketball Association (MEBA), it is expected that to be eligible for selection to a Nunawading Junior Spectres Representative team, all Nunawading Junior Spectres players will need to register for a MEBA Junior or Senior Domestic Team (midweek or Saturday) as soon as is practical following selection to a Nunawading Junior Spectres Representative team. Appropriate time is given to new players to register for a MEBA team.

Approximate cost involved in playing at an Elite level:

Uniforms:  All of our players certainly take pride in wearing their uniforms and these uniforms are compulsory for all players when they attend any Spectres trainings, games or Tournaments. Any time you are representing the club, you are to be in full, correct uniform.  A full uniform that consists of training uniform, playing uniform, warm-up top and hoodie, is approx. $280

Registration fees: All players are required to pay registration fees. These are to be paid in two instalments and players are at risk of not taking to the crt if the fees have not been paid by the due dates. The approximate cost for the 2017 season will be $590. The season runs approx. from October – September (depending on finals qualifications etc).

Team Sheet Fees:  You will also be required to pay for team sheet fees during the season. These are normally collected from the parents by the Team Manager on a regular basis over the duration of the season. Average cost of the Team Sheet is $55 weekly.

Parents Duties:  All parents are expected to score at Friday night matches during the season on a rostered basis. Parents are also required to help out with their allocated duty over our June Tournament. Approx. 3-4 hrs is required from each family.

General Information:

During the year, Nunawading Spectres teams are entered in various Tournaments. Our program requires that teams must enter at least TWO compulsory tournaments for the season, these being,

January Tournament – Australia Day weekend. Team entry is covered by the club

June Tournament – Queens Birthday weekend. Team entry is covered by the club


Whilst representative basketball requires a large commitment by players and parents alike, it also offers many rewards. Many strong friendships have been forged during the years at Nunawading.

This is just a brief indication of the commitment involved. More detailed information can be found in our Player and Parent Handbook which will be issued to every family at the first Tryout session on October 7th and will be available online from early October.


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