Who is Wildfire Basketball?
Wildfire Basketball is the local competitions and representative brand of Camden Valley Basketball Association Incorporated (CVBA). We are the exclusively endorsed Basketball Association in this region by Basketball NSW with the focus to grow the sport of basketball throughout all ages from kindy to seniors within the area. It is our goal to provide our members/participants with a highest level of service and quality basketball competitions available in the region. This includes providing members with access to representative level basketball including High Performance and State Level pathways.
Is Wildfire not for profit?
Yes, Wildfire is 100% not for profit and is a community run sporting organisation endorsed by the State’s sporting body, Basketball NSW. Wildfire is not controlled by any private entities nor does it have private interests.
What are the benefits of joining Wildfire?
There are many benefits to joining Wildfire:
Wildfire have a dedicated pool of accredited coaches, officials, and families involved who have a common goal to advance and grow the sport of basketball in South West Sydney.
Wildfire can provide pathways to advance from local/social competition level, to being a representative player competing at a higher level in Sydney's 'Spalding Waratah Junior/Senior League', to State levels and beyond - for players, coaches and officials. In recent years, Wildfire has produced a number of Junior State and Junior National players.
Wildfire (Camden Valley Basketball Association) is the only Basketball NSW endorsed Basketball provider in the area. This affiliation with Basketball NSW provides many benefits and access to resources and programs exclusive to their members.
With Wildfire, You have a voice! Being a community run sporting organisation means your voice matters, and your membership means your vote counts.
We are safe. It is this associations requirement to ensure all Coaches and Officials hold a current and valid Working With Children Check, because the safety of your children and our members are our number one priority.
Is Roar affiliated with Wildfire?
Is Hoopsters affiliated with Wildfire?
Is wildfire.org.au an official Wildfire website?
No - our new website is wildfirebasketball.org.au
Does Wildfire have Social Media pages we can follow?
We sure do! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on news, events, competitions, fun videos and pics. We love getting reactions and comments on there too, so get involved!
Why should I put my child into Wildfire?
The following are great reasons to consider Wildfire:
Your child wants to learn to play basketball
Your child wants to compete in basketball tournaments
Your child is talented and has a desire to take their basketball to a higher level
Your child wants to compete against the best players across the state
You want your child supported by a dedicated group Basketball NSW accredited coaches
You would like your child to be active and to be involved in a team sporting environment
Because the sport of basketball provides excellent social and interactive skills, grow friendships, teamwork and assists in building self-confidence
JUNIORS - SOCIAL COMPETITIONS
Can my child try basketball before we join as a member?
Absolutely, we offer a no obligation 14-day free pass to ensure you get the opportunity to try us out. This is the best way to see if what we offer is what you are looking for and see if your child enjoys the sport. Simply contact us so that we can further assist you in getting your child playing in a junior comp that would best suit him/her.
How much does it cost to join Wildfire Social Competition?
There are two separate fees which need to be paid to play in any of the Wildfire Competitions.
Basketball NSW registration: This fee is only paid once a year to Basketball NSW and ensures the player is covered by insurance in case anything happens whilst playing in any of our competitions. A small part of this fee is called an affiliation fee which goes to the association to assist in administering the competitions.
Competition Fee: This is what the association charges to cover expenses such as court hire, referees, court supervisor (COVID officer) and other expenses to run our competitions effectively. Competition fees differ depending on the age group you or your child will be playing in. Please contact us to find out what your specific competition fee would be.
Please note that unlike some of the other competitions out there, Wildfire Basketball (Camden Valley Basketball Association Inc) is a ‘not-for-profit’ sporting organisation where income is re-invested back into the sport and the competitions we provide. Your support is valuable and very much appreciated.
Are there any other fees or expenses?
The only other thing your child would need is a uniform. The uniform is a set comprised of 1 x shorts and 1 x reversible jersey and is a one-off expense (unless of course they grow out of them over the next few years 😊). Teams can choose to design or organise their own uniform or purchase our Wildfire uniform.
SENIORS - SOCIAL COMPETITIONS
Why should I play in the Wildfire adult comp?
2 x 18 minute halves with official accredited referees and court supervisors.
Zero tolerance policy for poor behaviour.
$400 Prize money for each division winner.
The most fun you’ll have playing ball with mates anywhere.
Where can I play?
We currently run local competitions out of Mount Annan and Michael Wenden (Miller) Leisure centres. We are looking to expand and find the best possible courts within our local area.
Does my child need to play in a local competition to play for Wildfire?
If your child has ambitions to play at representative level for Wildfire in the Sydney Metropolitan Basketball League, it is a requirement that they must be playing in one of our local competitions.
Where are the representative basketball games held?
Representative basketball games are held in various locations within the Sydney Metropolitan area as games are played against other Basketball NSW affiliated clubs. Our home games are played either at Mount Annan Leisure Centre or Thomas Hassall Anglican College (Middleton Grange).
Are there trainings held for the representative teams?
Yes, each team is provided with 2 training sessions per week held at various local venues which currently include Thomas Hassall Anglican College (Middleton Grange), Michael Wenden leisure Centre (Miller) and Mount Annan Leisure Centre.
What is Wildfire doing to grow Basketball in South West Sydney?
We've taken a number of steps recently to restructure the club for future growth and improvement:
We are starting our own local competitions to improve the quality and standard of competitions currently provided in the area.
We are working with Basketball NSW to become a fully affiliated member and leverage their coaching and other resources.
We are developing a 5 year growth plan to ensure the club is in a position to deliver quality basketball opportunities for all people in South West Sydney.
Where can I find more info?
Our website is a great resource which we are continuously trying to update and improve. You can also visit https://www.bnsw.com.au/about/ for further details on Basketball NSW.
When will I be able to order some fan gear?
Great question! We have recently released our supporters gear which is now available at our Online Store, click on this link to check out what’s in store. We are also currently creating more cool gear so always be on the lookout!
GOT QUESTIONS THAT AREN'T ANSWERED HERE?
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