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2018 Jnr Jets

What is Junior Jets?

Junior Jets is the opportunity for your child to take their basketball to the next level and compete in Australia’s largest junior competition, The Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL). VJBL is played on a Friday night in a large range of venues across the state. Each week over 1000 junior teams compete to be the best in state. This equates to over 500 games across 150 courts. This is the breeding ground for Victorian State players and many successful players have come out of this system; Mathew Dellavedova, Andrew Bogut, Andrew Gaze, Penny Taylor and Michelle Timms just to name a few. Competing in such a prestigious competition instils in your child a sense of pride, raises self-esteem, and will develop new friendships that will last a life time.

Jets teams are selected via a tryout process. During the VJBL Season Sunbury Jets team play against a range of other associations such as Melbourne Tigers, Geelong Supercats, and Diamond Valley Eagles. Once selected Jets players are required to train twice a week (generally one session on a Sunday and the other mid-week). The representative Jets program is available for all SBA domestic players. Jets players DO NOT have to leave their domestic teams to play.

This is your chance to represent the Sunbury Basketball Association in one of the following divisions:

  • Victorian Junior State Championship (VC) (Top teams go to national champs)
  • Victorian Junior Basketball League (Div 1,2,3, & 4)
  • North West Regional Competition 

During the VJBL season each Jets player will get access to quality coaching from qualified coaches. We are lucky enough to have access to coaches who have worked at the highest levels of the sport.

Try out information:

Each player MUST ATTEND both open try outs to be considered / selected for the invite only try outs. In cases where players are injured, or have a state / international basketball commitment they will be excused for this. However could be asked to present a medical certificate or letter of selection from the state or national body. If you cannot attend any of the open try outs for any other reason you must contact Junior Jets at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and our Director of Coaching Kennedy Kereama at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and explain why. This will then be taken into cosideration on a case by case basis at the SBA's discretion.  

Age Groups 2018 VJBL:

  • Under 12's (2007 - 2008)
  • Under 14's (2005 - 2006)
  • Under 16's (2003 - 2004)
  • Under 18's (2001 - 2002)
  • Under 20's (1999 - 2000)

Open try out dates are as follows:

  • 22nd of September (Friday)
  • 24th of September (Sunday)
  • 26th of Setpember (Tuesday)

Each age group will have two (2) open try outs please see the link for specific try out times for each age group below. 

Invite only try out dates are as follows:

Names for invite only tryouts will be posted on our website by 5pm Thursday the 28th of September after the open try outs. 

  • 1st of October (Sunday)
  • 8th of October (Sunday)

Final teams will be posted on our wesbite by 5pm on the 16th of October. Players must then email their coach to accept their position within seven (7) days of the SBA posting the teams to the website. Players who are selected need to be able to commit to the following training times on Sundays and also a mid week training time, which will be set by the coach once teams have been selected. It should also be noted that some trainnig times may be subject to change based on Big V games and events run by the council and SBA. 



Try-out dates are below:

2017/18 Junior Jets Try Out Dates

2017/18 Player Registration 

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