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Our History

HISTORY

Oatlander Basketball Club first team was entered in 1996/97, our club catering for both adults and children who wish to play basketball in the local community. We are proud of our 23 year history, including playing at Dandenong Basketball Stadium one of the top basketball stadiums in the country! Also we have generated some of the best basketball players who have made state basketball or gone through a college system overseas. Lastly to getting our own stadium to facilitate training and other events the club holds.

Whether your child wants to play socially with their friends, or you have a representative basketballer who wishes to play with us domestically, We will be able to place you in a team that caters to all different skills and interests.

Our first team entered

Presentation Day & Awards

55

2007

Most teams club has entered in a season.

600

2012

Games record achieved shows a massive commitment to one club!

What has worked for us?

  • Great Committee with individual responsibilities
  • Good rapport with DBA
  • Committee focused on ensuring kids enjoy their basketball and keeping kids on the court
  • Fully costed fees structure
  • Number of our coaches are or have been involved with basketball at a representative level
  • Weekly awards program for junior teams
  • Recognition of Milestone games
  • Qualified Coaches Level 0 & 1 Accreditation
  • Fully structured code of conduct for players, parents, coaches, officials, spectators and administrators.
  • New player packs contain all code of conduct, fee structures, club information with everyone understanding expectations
  • Presentation Days once a year where players receive their participation, MVP, runners up and coaches awards along with food and fun at our stadium
  • People know who we are from our club uniform and merchandise.

Awarding Milestone Games

LIFE MEMBERS

Year AwardedAwarded toAwarded toAwarded to
2010MARK SULLIVANLINDA FERGUSONJULIE LUTTRELL
2010MICHAEL KLOSEJESSICA FERGUSON
2011CHERYL KLOSEPETER RYMERDON MACDONALD
2012JACK BUNNELLBRADLEY CATHIEOLIVIA LUTTRELL
2013MARK BRANDLINDA STAINERDALE MACDONALD
2014KATHIE GAYLACHLAN GAYSHANE TAUBMAN
2015RAINIE O'BRIENNATHAN O'BRIENCHRIS GARNER
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TIMELINE

1997
First Team for Club
First Team entered at Dandenong Summer 1996/1997
2002
24 Teams
Teams started to increase more and more. Club kept expanding with a vision to one day have its own Stadium.
2005
Casey's Own Tournament
Club partnership with Domestic Tournament called "Casey's Own Tournament" which ran for 3 years straight which helped domestic and rep players further their development and was a sign of how big the club had grown in recent years.
2007
Club 10th Year Anniversary
The club celebrated its 10th year including a dinner dance and bringing back some members from the club's first season. We now are at 55 teams our strongest year ever!
2012
Mick Klose 600th Game
Current games record holder for a massive 600+ Games for the club.
2017
20th Anniversary
Club 20th year included a special presentation day which included some life members and an award named after long-time members the "Klose Family". Many other great announcements made including new uniforms and much more.
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