UniSA Basketball are looking for new members (Golden Key or not) to play at the Mawson Lakes Campus on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoon/evenings.
Every Thursday at Mawson Lakes Campus, UniSA Basketball runs the Campus Basketball program. This initiative started almost a decade ago when the need for opportunities for students to participate in organised basketball arose. Now, 10 years later the program runs strong and everyone is encouraged to come and play basketball, where it has evolved to a community program. Social competitions are also available and organised through a UniSA affiliate program run seasonally on Tuesday night. Sunday night sees opportunities for UniSA students to play for free, as students receive priority however the community are also welcome. Afterwards, participants are welcome to stay to view or participate/try out for the UniSA District basketball team.
- Campus Basketball: Thursday 8-10 pm
Thursday night participation varies from high school students, girls, and district players as everyone is welcome to come along, either alone or with a few friends. Teams are made on the night and for $5 people can play in multiple 12 minute social basketball games over the 2 hour period.
The highlights so far have included Exhibition Games between Campus Basketball teams and UniSA District teams. More recently a UniSA Basketball held a Media day where Olympians Mitchell Creek (Adeleaide 36ers) and Angela Marino (Adelaide Lightning) attended the event and were guest judges for the Slam Dunk Competition.
- Student Basketball: Sunday 4-6pm
To encourage UniSA students to be involved in basketball, UniSA Basketball is offering the opportunity to play basketball exclusively for UniSA Students, and they are welcome to play for free on Sundays (just bring your student ID card). Non-students are still welcome and can also join for $5 but priority will be given to UniSA students first. This experience allows students to play amongst peers, and plans are underway for training sessions where a senior player will run workshops for students.
- District Training: Sunday 6-8pm
If you have enough energy left, then you are welcome to participate in the UniSA Basketball district training session which follows the student session. This allows an opportunity to see what they senior players get up to, meet the team and also see what happens and what drills the players practice. Highlights include the UniSA District Women’s Team winning the Division 1 Bronze Medal at the Australian University Games and also the Women’s Division 4 Senior District team winning their Grand Final match by 40 points.
For further information visit the UniSA Basketball Facebook site.