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2024 Traralgon “Labour Day” Tournament


Entries are now open for the 2024 Traralgon Tournament.

The tournament will be held from Saturday, March 9 to Monday, March 11, 2024.

Entry information:

  • Entry registration link is now open (see link below)
  • Team entry fee is $440.00 inc. GST
  • All entries must be in by Friday, February 16th 2024
  • Due to court, referee and time availability, team entries will be capped … so ENTER NOW to avoid disappointment
  • Teams will be guaranteed four games over the weekend
  • Fixtures, results and ladders will be published on the PlayHQ website

Competitions offered:

  • Under 10 Boys (A & B Grade)
  • Under 10 Girls (A & B Grade)
  • Under 12 Boys (A & B Grade)
  • Under 12 Girls (A & B Grade)
  • Under 14 Boys (A & B Grade)
  • Under 14 Girls (A & B Grade)
  • Under 16 Boys (A & B Grade)
  • Under 16 Girls (A & B Grade)
  • Under 19 Boys (A & B Grade)
  • Under 19 Girls (A & B Grade)
  • Mens Open
  • Womens Open


In the interest of a fair and enjoyable tournament, it is expected that each team enter the appropriate grade

  • A Grade is for elite, representative level competition
  • B Grade is for elite, representative level 2nd teams, or domestic level competition


For further enquiries please email our Tournament Coordinator via this email

Aussie Hoops Term 3 – Registrations Now Open


Aussie Hoops is the perfect program to introduce the game of basketball to those aged 5 – 7 years old. First time participants will receive an official Aussie Hoops starter pack!

Aussie Hoops fee:

New participants (including compulsory participant pack to the value of $42.99) … $117.49

Returning participant … $74.50

Commences Friday July 14th for ten (10) sessions, concluding Friday September 15th and runs for 45 minutes from 4.00pm each session.

Position Available – Administration Officer


Traralgon Amateur Basketball Association (TABA) is seeking a motivated person to fill the role of an Administration Officer to operate the TABA Office on the nights of domestic competition.

The role expectation is for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday which will encompass approximately 16 hours per week. Hours will be subject to change from season to season due to varying fixtures of each competition/season. Applicants may be considered if only available to fulfill two of the four nights on offer.

The role is for an immediate start and training will be provided to the successful applicant.

Essential requirements –

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Excellent computer skills with experience in using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Previous administration experience is essential
  • Must have Working With Children Check
  • Basketball Victoria Member Protection Document is essential

Please forward your applications to both the President ( and the Secretary ( by close of business on Tuesday, July 4th.

Fore a full role description please click the link below:

Any further enquiries please contact Brad Charles on 0439 350 325 for a confidential discussion.

Traralgon T-Birds Junior Tryout Registration Open NOW


Online registrations are now open for the Traralgon T-Birds junior representative tryouts for U10’s to U18’s.


U10’s Born 2015, 2016.
U12’s Born 2013, 2014.
U14’s Born 2011, 2012.
U16’s Born 2009, 2010.
U18’s Born 2007, 2008.


A registration fee of $5.00 per athlete is required to contribute to court hire fees.


To be eligible for representative registration and/or selection, an athlete must have played for one (1) Full Winter and one (1) Full Summer domestic season of TABA competition preceding into the up-and-coming representative season, including meeting finals qualification requirements for both preceding seasons.

Note: Exceptions to this representative eligibility rule are:

  • any athlete who permanently resides in Traralgon who has relocated from another region or state
  • any TABA Under 10 representative athletes

Should circumstances arise where an athlete is unable to attend due to illness or injury, or travel, notification must be made to the Representative Coordinator via

Injured athletes are expected to attend every tryout session even if they are unable to participate.


Registrations will be open from June 9th 2023 from 12.30pm and will close June 16th 2023, 5.30pm


Please register via the Playhq link below.

2023 Under 8’s Domestic Competition


Registrations are open for all intending Under 8 athletes in both girls and boys for the upcoming 2023 winter season.

The Under 8 competition, which will commence on May 1, 2023 and run through to September 15, 2023 is for girls and boys born in the years of 2016 and 2017.

Registration costs for the Under 8 competition is:

TABA Registration Fee – Under 8’s = $60.00
Basketball Victoria Licence Fee – Junior = $26.00

Additional Information

Teams will be compiled by TABA.

Singlets and coaches will be provided, however you will need to purchase your own black basketball shorts.

Once the registration period is closed and teams have been compiled, all parents with receive an email with more information on the upcoming season.

Please email if you have any questions.

Please click the link below to register.

Winter 2023 Domestic Season Team Entries Now Open


Team entries for the upcoming 2023 Winter Season have now opened for both junior and senior competitions. The 2023 season will commence in the Week beginning the May 1st 2023 and concluding in September 2023.

Please click the follow link for further information relevent to the upcoming season.

Aussie Hoops Term 1 – Registrations Now Open


Aussie Hoops is the perfect program to introduce the game of basketball to those aged 5 – 7 years old. First time participants will receive an official Aussie Hoops starter pack!

Aussie Hoops fee:

New participants (including compulsory participant pack to the value of $42.99) … $117.49

Returning participant … $74.50

Commences Friday February 3rd for nine (9) sessions, concluding Friday March 31st and runs for 45 minutes from 4.00pm each session.

Melbourne coming to Gippsland



The Deakin Melbourne Boomers are returning to Gippsland to take on local legend Jade Melbourne and the UC Capitals on January 14th at Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium.

The Boomers are sitting at the top of the standings with a 10-2 record. So come and see the defending WNBL champions live in Gippsland.

The Boomers want to pack Gippsland Regional Basketball Stadium with as many basketball fans and players as possible, they are offering a special 2-for-1 code for Gippsland Basketball clubs and associations.


Use Password BOOM2FOR1 and take up this limited offer via Ticketek!

Click below to secure your tickets to see top tier basketball live in Gippsland

Tournament Referees EOI


The Traralgon Tournament committee are accepting Expressions Of Interest (EOI’s) for their upcoming tournament in March from Saturday 11th to the Monday 13th (Labour Day Weekend).

Referees will be:

  • paid $20.00 per game ($25.00 for Grand Finals)
  • catered for with quality food across the weekend
  • able to access a sports physio on location to keep you on court

TABA are willing to discuss any travel and/or accommodation requirements if needed for anyone travelling outside the Gippsland region. Contact the Tournament Committee via email

Please complete details by clicking the link beow to access the cognito form.

Charlie Hamilton to experience Boomers opportunity


TABA has been fortunate enough to secure a “COME TRAIN WITH US” session with the Melbourne Boomers and Charlie Hamilton has been awarded this amazing opportunity.

Charlie’s “Come Train With Us” opportunity will consist of three days immersion into the life of a WNBL Athlete and insights on what it takes to play professional basketball.

Charlie will get to learn from some of the best with this opportunity on January 19, 20 and 22 at the Melbourne Sports Centre, Parkville.

Lead by Tess Madgen (Boomers Academy Head Coach and Opals Captain) this program is tailored for elite junior females to experience a professional WNBL athlete environment. The experience includes unprecedented access to athletes including Cayla George, Tiffany Mitchell and Kristy Wallace.

Coaches for the program will include Micaela Cocks (NZ International and 3-time WNBL Champion), Lilly Scanlon (Melbourne Boomers) and Bella Niven-Brown (Melbourne Boomers).

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