RedCity Roar Rep Preparations for under 12 and under 14 boys and girls begin for 2020 season.
The sessions will be open to players in our U11 & U13 competitions. Players will be introduced to the skills and concepts needed to play at the next level. This the second step in a pathway to representing Queensland and Australia.
The sessions will be at Redlands PCYC on Sunday 20th & 27th of October and 3rd November
U12 B Court 1 – 1.30pm- 3.00pm Sun 20th & 27th Oct, 3rd Nov
U12 G Court 2 – 1.30pm- 3.00pm Sun 20th & 27th Oct, 3rd Nov
U14 B Court 1 – 3.00pm- 4.30pm Sun 20th & 27th Oct, 3rd Nov
U14 G Court 2 – 3.00pm- 4.30pm Sun 20th & 27th Oct, 3rd Nov
Cost – $10 per session pay on the day. Players must attend two of the three sessions. Arrangements are in place for those who can not attend Sunday sessions!
Welcome to the very first junior season under the RedCity Roar banner. Thank you for your patience in the changeover process. We have moved all our processes into the SportsTG platform which has been a challenging task. There have been a few intricacies with the system that we are still learning but we believe it will help with our communications. Many thanks to Joe Doyle from Bayside Basketball in helping enter all the data into the database and creating our draws.
*Please note that we do not have access to Cleveland DSHS for Friday 11th October and Friday 25th of October so games will be played on Saturday at Redlands PCYC for those rounds.
Click here to see team lists for next term’s competitions.
We want to provide a challenging competition for all, so where possible, we have made two divisions, based on results from the previous season. We have, for the most part kept players in existing teams. We do have the ability to move players and have received a few requests to change teams, if you see an error, please let us know. In February 2020 we will be restructuring our teams as we move towards a club system for the July 2020 season.
The major changes from last season will be the teams in the girls competitions. We have the beginnings of a healthy competition on Saturdays for U11 girls and U13 girls. We are only a few teams away from offering two divisions in each age group. We have made some adjustments with our U15 girls to play up and down (please check team lists for U13 girls & U19 GWG). For the older girls we have an U19 Girls with Game competition on Friday evening. Our focus over the next three years is to increase participation in our women’s program as we build towards entry into QBL/NBL North in 2023.
We expect there will be some growing pains as we move to our new system. If you have any questions, experience any problems or have some feedback we are anxious to hear from you, please email email@example.com
The GameDay App will allow you keep track of your games times and keep you updated on any changes that may occur from time to time in the draw. For information in how to download the GameDay App and create an account please click here. We suggest you check your game times the day before your scheduled competition. You can also check draws and results in the “Competitions” tab above. (look for the red button)
Welcome to a new era in the development of basketball in Redlands. My name is Peter Pollock and I am the new General Manager of the RedCity Roar. I would like to give you a quick overview of my involvement in the game and what I see as the challenges ahead for what will be, an exciting three years from today!
I have had a life time involvement, growing up with the game in the Burdekin, in north Queensland. I was fortunate to be part of a strong basketball culture led by some visionaries at administration level, at the time. I progressed through juniors to seniors and then moved to Melbourne to pursue my NBL dream. I played for 5 years in the NBL, completed my Phys. Ed. degree and moved into coaching director roles towards the end of my playing career (which was mainly towel waiving at NBL level). I was involved in the start ups at South West (1997), and Logan (1998), as a volunteer. In 2000, I started my own business, a movement program for preschoolers called “Smallports”. I have coached/administered at Logan and South West at different levels and been fortunate to have had some great teams around me on and off the court. I took on a job with Basketball Queensland in 2013 building “Aussie Hoops” and then moved in to the coach education space in 2016, until this opportunity arose. I have always been excited about growing the game and could see the potential for Redlands, even more so, now I have seen what is already in place. With the culture and the people involved in the club and the support of the staff at Redlands PCYC, the future looks bright.
From today the RedCity Roar Basketball Association Inc. will take over the basketball operations from the Redlands PCYC after signing a 3 year lease arrangement for the two upper courts. This will allow the RedCity Roar to develop the programs and the infrastructure needed to provide opportunity to all the residents of Redlands to grow and excel in the game, right here in Redlands.
Redlands has been the smaller pyramid in the basketball landscape. It is a well built pyramid, however there are reasons why it does not cast a longer shadow than our neighbouring pyramids in the cities of Logan and Brisbane.
1. Redlands does not have the infrastructure below it’s introductory program to build its foundation. There has not been a large community/school based participation program feeding players into Biddy Ball. This limits the base of our pyramid and therefore the height to which it can be built. The RedCity Roar will launch its “Roar Ready Schools Program” next term and will have a major partnership announcement in the coming weeks. The RedCity Roar has already partnered with the Brisbane Bullets to facilitate the growth and exposure at community participation level right through to NBL level.
2. Redlands currently does not have clubs binding and strengthening the middle layers of the pyramid. The RedCity Roar is planning to have a strong core of community leaders driving the clubs to strengthen the structure to build the pointy end of the pyramid. The RedCity Roar has welcomed Bayside Basketball as the Association’s first “Foundation” club and the club will operate out of Cleveland District State High School looking after the Ormiston/Cleveland area. This officially makes the RedCity Roar the fastest growing association in Queensland, thanks to John Cooper and his team at the Bayside Club! The RedCity Roar is looking to support junior teams by establishing clubs that compete under the banner of RedCity and based in the following locations:
Victoria Point/Redland Bay
The RedCity Roar plans to take team nominations from these clubs for the start of the July 2020 season.
3. Redlands currently does not have a QBL program so any opportunity to participate at a higher level as a player, coach, referee, score bench official or administrator cannot be afforded in Redlands. The RedCity Roar have a three year plan to build the necessary resources for entry into Queensland’s highest level of competition.
The focus right now is to have the systems and processes in place so that all current programs continue to run smoothly. Graham Pearse and Kirsten DeMarchi from the Redlands PCYC have offered their much needed support in the leadup to the changeover and through to the end of 2019.
There is a lot to be done and more human resources are needed to build the vision, shared by our management committee. If you can help in any way shape or form please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0424753776
The RedCity Roar and Redlands PCYC celebrated the 2018/2019 representative season with over 250 players, coaches, referees and parents attending the event, staged at the PCYC courts on Saturday night! New RedCity Roar President Jason Fiddes, introduced the new era for the association and General Manager Peter Pollock. The event ran smoothly with new RedCity Roar Secretary Aaron White chairing the event and the Roar’s high performance coach and management committee member, Jeremy Kendle, giving out the trophies. Players were presented with their trophies and coaches selected their “Most Valuable” and “Most Improved” player awards. Jason Fiddes, documented each team and award recipient with photos, before members were treated to a sneak preview of the RedCity Roar uniforms for the the 2019/2020 rep season. It was received with rowdy roar, especially the shooting shirts!
There were some milestones for the club! One hundred and fifty pizzas were consumed!! Ian “Bones” Hibberd was awarded “Coach of the Year” after taking his SBL team to the club’s first ever senior Grand Final appearance. But it was the standing ovation for Kirsten De Marchi as she walked to the lectern that was the highlight of the evening. Kirsten received the RedCity Roar’s first ever Life Membership. Kirsten has been the backbone of the club for many years as the Basketball Coordinator for the Redlands PCYC and went above and beyond in her role to ensure the club ran smoothly. She has been an integral part of the basketball landscape in Redlands and will continue to give guidance and share her knowledge in the changeover through to the end of 2019. Congratulations Kirsten De Marchi!