Covid Update!

 

Getting closer!

Lifting of restrictions has been brought forward from June 12 to 12.00 noon today!

We are hopeful we can return to the courts very soon.

We are waiting on further clarification through Basketball Queensland’s discussions with the Queensland Government and our venue owners as to the number of participants allowed per venue and per court.

When we know where the goal posts are, we will be ready to go with compliance, to ensure the safety of our members and their families.

What to expect:

  • Limited numbers per court or venue (social distancing)
  • Non contact activities only
  • Must bring own basketball and sanitize ball and hands on entry and exit
  • Separate entry and exit points for venues/courts
  • No entry if unwell
  • Sign in/sign out
  • Use of amenities restricted
  • A Bio Security Officer to ensure compliance
  • Change over period between activities

Thanks for your patience!

Sunday Casual Shooting PCYC

Fixtures are still suspended at this point, however the RedCity Roar management committee is reviewing the situation, based on information received recently, from Redlands City Council.

In the meantime, the RedCity Roar can open its doors for casual shooting!

Restrictions apply – 4 shooters per half court.
Cost is $5 per 50min (plus booking fee)
Sessions start on the hour, every hour, and finish at ten minutes before the hour, to allow for a change over.

Shooters must bring their own basketball and towel and must wash hands thoroughly on entering and leaving in the building in the trough in the BBQ area. Alternatively shooters can bring their own sanitizer.

Social distancing rules apply.
Click on the button below, chose a time, buy your ticket and present it at the venue, on your phone or print it!

Public Meeting for the Alex Hills Raiders!

The RedCity Roar will be holding a public meeting to form an action group to get the next foundation club, the “Alexandra Hills Raiders Basketball Club” formerly established as an entity to affiliate with the RedCity Roar. The Raiders  will compete against our other affiliated foundation clubs, the Capalaba Wildcats, Bayside Basketball,  the Wellington Point Kings and teams representing Victoria Point/Redland Bay, and Bayview/Thornlands. The RedCity Roar plans to have  all six clubs affiliated by mid year.

The Raiders club will be accepting teams for the 2020 Summer season and will be based at Alexandra Hills State High School. The club will draw from players the high school, Hilliard State School, St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School and Vienna Woods State School.

The club will be looking for community minded leaders that are connected to the Alex Hill area, to help get the process started.  RedCity Roar staff and management will be available to offer support and guidance along with the committee members from the other three foundation clubs.

The meeting will be held at the Redlands PCYC at 3.00pm Saturday 25th January.  Click link above for  video!

 

 

New Season Starts Soon!

Welcome to 2020! Please see below some information and updates about our RedCity Roar competitions.

All players (Cubs, Juniors and Seniors) new and old will need to register for this season – Summer 2020.

Start Dates

Juniors  – The new season will commence on Tuesday 28th January with our U21 men. Our U16 U18 & U21 women competitions begin on Friday 31st January and U10, U12 & U14 on Saturday 1st February. Junior competitions  will begin with a 4-week grading period followed by 12 weeks of competitive rounds and then semi finals and grand final. (Grand final week 16th – 20th June)

Seniors – The new season will commence on Tuesday 28th January for women and Thursday 30th January for men.

Cubs (4 to 7 year olds)

For 4 and 5 year old Cubs,  the program is training only Wednesdays 4.00pm – 5.00pm at Redlands PCYC starts 29th January!

For 6 and 7 year old Cubs,  the program includes training as above plus games on Saturday mornings at 8.00am.

All new Cubs receive a free basketball. Programs are run each term.

Register here for Term 1 or on “Register for Cubs” button on home page

Junior Sign on Days (Cubs & U10 to U21)

We have three ‘Sign on days’ for juniors planned with the first taking place 9am-12pm on Saturday 18th January,  at the Capalaba Central shopping centre. The sign on days are an opportunity for the following…

– For new and existing members to join one of our three existing clubs. They are the Bayside Basketball who train at Cleveland DSHS, Cleveland, Capalaba Wildcats who train at the Redlands PCYC Capalaba, and Wellington Point Kings who train at Redlands College, Wellington Point.

– For existing members to stay with their current teams for the upcoming competition and represent a location. These teams will be managed by RedCity Roar until new clubs are formed. Those locations will  become clubs and are located at following locations Alexandra Hills  Club (will be based at Alexandra Hills SHS club forming soon) , Redland Bay/Victoria Point Club (Training base – TBC) and Bayview/Thornlands Club (Training base – TBC).

*Existing Members Please Note* – If you want to stay with the team you played with last year,  contact your coach and find out which location/club will best suit the team.

Register here or  “Register for Juniors” button on home page.

Seniors

The new season will commence on Tuesday 28th January for women and Thursday 30th January for men.

Nominate your team here or on “Register for Seniors” link on home page.

Please keep an eye out on our website, Facebook page and game day app for the competition draw. It will be an 18-week season.

Fees

Juniors: Registration fees will be approximately $120 per person which covers the BQ insurance and RedCity administration fee (*only payable if current registration has expired or if a new member). Fees are calculated on an 18 week season at $12.50 (*girls $6.25) per game and $4 a week training fee payable to either your club or the RedCity Roar if you do not belong to one of the three established clubs. There will also be a club administration fee set by each club, so please check with the club at sign on.

Seniors: Registration fees will be approximately $120 per person which covers the BQ insurance and RedCity administration fee (*only payable if current registration has expired or if a new member). A nomination fee of $100 is payable for each new team to enter. Existing team nominations will carry over from last year unless team has forfeited. Game Fees are paid per game at $85.00 (*women $42.50) per team before the game by eftpos only! NO CASH PAYMENTS!

*PLEASE NOTE GAME FEES FOR FEMALES IS HALF PRICE AS PER THE “REDCITY ROAR FEMALE PARTICIPATION INITIATIVE” FOR THIS SEASON*

FAQ’s

  1.  If I am a current member will I need to pay the registration fee for membership for this season?  A. No, if you have paid your registration fee recently you are a member for 365 days from time of payment and will be covered by insurance until that period ends. You will be sent a renewal email by the SportsTG system prior to the expiry date.
  2. We live at Redland Bay but there is no established club based here yet, how does my child join? A. At the junior sign on days there will be six clubs you can sign up to in SportsTG. At Sign- on three desks will be manned by the our established clubs Bayside Basketball(Cleveland), Capalaba Wildcats and Wellington Point Kings. There will be three other desks you can sign up to and they will be managed by the RedCity Roar until we have clubs established in those areas.
  3. If  we live in Wellington Point does that mean my child  has to play for the Wellington Point Kings? A. No, you can play where ever you want, however we are mindful that we need to build a healthy competitive club structure and would encourage people to join teams/locations closest to them.
  4. My child is new to basketball how do I register and pay? A. You can register on the links provided on this page and follow instructions.
  5. Can I set up a payment plan? A. Yes, the clubs have payment plan arrangements but  preferred payment up front. Any RedCity Roar administered teams/locations  can use our EZYPAY system. Best to ask  the clubs on sign on day or contact them directly if they have that facility or join a RedCity Roar administered club at Alexandra Hills, Victoria Point/Redland Bay or Bayview/Thornlands.

RedCity Roar now has Ezypay!

Payment plans can be easily created to suit your budget. Simply, let us the know the amount and how often you want to pay and we will send you a link!

Feedback from one of our Roar  parents who was our first user:

“By way of feedback, it was super easy to sign up – just entered general details and bank account info and it was done!

The confirmation email has instantly been sent to us outlining the particulars so no confusion about what is expected.

Many thanks!”

Contact RedCity Roar General Manager to arrange an Ezypay solution now!
gm@redcityroar.com.au

2020 U12 & U14 Representative Preparations Begin!

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!

BQ Calender for 2020  for U12 & U14 – https://basketballqld.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Official-2019-20-BQJBC-Calendar.pdf

Register here!
https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=90732

Junior Team Lists and GameDay App

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.

Girls Competitions

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 gm@redcityroar.com.au

GameDay App

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)

New Era for Redlands Basketball!

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:

Thorneside/Wellington Point
Birkdale/Ormiston
Cleveland/Thornlands
Victoria Point/Redland Bay
Capalaba/Alexandra Hills
Sheldon/Mount Cotton

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 gm@redcityroar.com.au or call 0424753776

Milestones at Awards Night

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!