Valley Braves News

2022 Odd Age Program

2022 Odd Age Program.

We welcome existing players or those wanting to come and get a taster of representative basketball and see if it's for you.more

2022 AGM

Valley Braves Basketball Association Annual General Meetingmore

2022 Aussie Hoops Prgram

Aussie Hoops is coming to the Valley!more

2022 Warriors Program

We are encouraging any child that is enthusiastic and willing to learn to come along and try it out, basketball ability is not an essential.more

2022 Super League

Super League is here. North Coast Basketball and Valley Braves are running a Super league.
4 fun-filled Sundays of 3x3 and 5x5.more

2021 Braves Senior League Trials (Sunshine Conference)

Bellinger Valley Basketball Association are seeking nominations for Senior Players for the 2021 Season Sunshine Conferencemore

2021 Coaching Application Senior League (Sunshine Conference)

2021 Coaching Application Senior League (Sunshine Conference)
Bellinger Valley Basketball Association are seeking nominations for Senior Representative Coaches for the 2021 Season Sunshine Conferencemore



Updated Sunday Domestic Competition Dates

Updated Sunday Domestic Competition Datesmore

Braves Tuesday Domestic Comp

Braves are now running a domestic competition on a Tuesday afternoon at Macksville High School, Please see flyer for further information.more

Merge Statement

Please see attached document for more informationmore



2021 Rep Trials

Braves representative trials will be held on the 28th of November.
Please see more details belowmore

2020 AGM

It is such a vital part to our club to ensure we have a committee with volunteers to help our click keep ticking

We ask anyone available to come to our AGM, even just to have an inside on what goes on, to have a say and to even volunteer for a position. (this doesn't necessary mean you have to be on the committee there are plenty of other positions available)more

2021 Braves Coaches

Bellinger Valley Basketball Association are seeking nominations for Junior Representative
Coaches for the 2021 Season

Applications open 19th October 2020 and close 2nd November 2020.more

2020 Sunshine Conference Senior Men's Team

Congratulations to the following players for making the 2020 Braves Senior Men's Teammore

2020 Braves Senior League Trials

Braves Senior League Trials
July 23rd, 6.30pm
Branson Centre, Bishop Druitt Collegemore

2020 Expressions of Interest - Senior Leage

2020 Braves Senior League Expressions of Interest

These teams will compete in the Sunshine Conference (Located Far North Coast)

Venues may include: Grafton, Ballina, Lismore, Byron Bay

***Expressions of interest close 17th July 2020.more

Update in regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please see below update from Basketball NSW in regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We are refereeing to the NSW Health website for all the latest information on all matters relating to the virus.more

2020 Braves Representative Teams

Congratulations to all who have been selected for the Braves Rep Team for 2020.more

2020 Braves Coaches

Congratulations to the following coaches for the 2020 seasonmore

2020 Braves Trials



BRANSON CENTRE, BISHOP DRUIT COLLEGE (111 North Boambee Road, North Boambee Valley)more

2020 Coaching Applications

Bellinger Valley Basketball Association are seeking nominations for Junior Representative Coaches for the 2020 Seasonmore

2019 Junior Super League Registrations Now Open!

This year in conjunction with Coffs Suns we are running a 3 session development program for players of all abilities born 2007 - 2010.more

2019 Odd Age Program

Have you ever wondered what playing representative basketball is like? or would you like to be ready for the upcoming 2020 rep trials? Take part in our 2019 Odd Age Program and be ready for trials !!more

2019 AGM

It is such a vital part to our club to ensure we have a committee with volunteers to help our click keep ticking

We ask anyone available to come to our AGM, even just to have an inside on what goes on, to have a say and to even volunteer for a position. (this doesn't necessary mean you have to be on the committee there are plenty of other positions available)more

2019 Odd Age Coaching Applications Open !

Bellinger Valley Basketball Association are seeking nominations for Junior Representative
Coaches for the 2019 Odd Age Season

Applications are open 1st - 20th Septembermore

The Bellinger Valley Braves (16s) were champions at the John Martin Country Championship Tournament

The Bellinger Valley Braves (16s) brought home fantastic results from the John Martin Country Championship Tournament Division 2 held in Newcastle over the long weekend.more

2019 Warriors Program

Registrations are now open for our 2019 Warriors Program !more

Congratulation Noah !


2019 Season Payments


Bellinger Valley Braves Basketball Gold Coast trip

Bellinger Valley Basketball Association has started the 2019 representative season in fine form.
On the first weekend in March, the Braves went on a bus trip to the Gold Coast for a pre-season run against Queensland representative teams.more

Bellinger Valley Braves Basketball at the Sunshine Conference

Bellinger Valley Braves Basketball entered men's and women's seniors teams into the pre-season round of the Sunshine Conference at Grafton this weekend.more
(C) Tarum Images

2019 Senior League

2019 Senior League Player Expressions of Interestmore

2019 Braves Representative Teams

A massive thank you to all players who attended the 2019 Braves Trials.

Unfortunately there were a few players who we couldn't find a spot for on our teams but we encourage you to not give up, keep working hard and come and trial for our 2020 representative teams.

Click more for team announcementsmore

2019 Coaching Applications

Bellinger Valley Basketball Association are seeking nominations for Junior Representative Coaches for the 2019 Season

Applications open 5 November 2018 and close 23 November 2018.

Click for further informationmore

2019 Braves Trials

The 2019 Braves Trials will be held on Saturday 8th December at Sportz Central, Coffs Harbour

There will be NO cost.

Click to see further informationmore

2018 Odd Age Season

Have you ever wondered what playing representative basketball is like?
Sign up today for a 6 week training program and the opportunity to enter into a carnival or two !
We will also be using the odd age season as part of our selection process for our 2019 Representative teams...more

2018 Odd Age Coaching Applicaitons


2018 Matt Conboy Camp

Matt Conboy is returning these October school holidays, be sure to register now to secure your spot. Limited numbers !!more

2018 Warriors Program


We are encouraging any child born in 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 that is naturally athletic enthusiastic and willing to learn to come along and try it out, basketball ability is not an essentialmore

Naidoc Madness 3 on 3 Tournament

WHEN: 14th July 2018
WHERE: Key Training & Youth Services
61 West High Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450more

2018 Pie Drive

The fundraising committee have decided to run a pie drive as part of this years fundraising.more

2018 Player Registration Form

2018 BVBA Season Fees
Please see more for links for the Registration Formmore

2018 Representative Teams Announced

Congratulations to all players selected for the 2018 teams.
All players will receive an email in the coming weeks with a registration link and training information for the 2018 season.more

2017 Odd Age Teams Announced

Please see attached 2017 Odd Age Teams and Draw for the Brownyn Vigors Pacific Challenge

***Please note that these are not the 2018 representative teams and our final selections will be held on Sunday 10th December at BDC***more

2018 Braves Trails Information

2018 Braves trail dates, please make sure if you are unable to trail you fill out an exemption to trail form found under the representative forms & information tab on this website.more

Braves Moving on up towards greater heights

Awesome article in the paper for our braves who are progressing into BNSW Campsmore

Matt Conboy 2018 Academy

Train with and be seen by USA - NBA & WNBA Lead Scout & Skills Director, Matt Conboy. (Limited numbers, sign up NOW !)more

2017 Warriors Program

Commencing Term 4
Bishop Druitt College - Branson Centre
Monday 9th October
5.30pm - 6.30pm
Cost $80more

2017 Award Recipents

Congratulations to all our award winners for 2017.
It was a massive year and everyone should be proud of themselves.
Also a massive thank you to all of our committee members and helpers for 2017.more

2017 NJL Grand Final Weekend

Bellinger Valley Braves took 8 of their 9 teams to Port Macquarie for the Grand Final last weekend for the Waratah Northern Junior League Competition.more

Presentation Day

Presentation will be held Sunday 3rd September 11.30 - 2pm @ The Plantation Hotel.
Change of venue & yes sorry it's Father's Day...
Save the date !!!more

Land of the Braves

A TRIBE of Bellinger Valley Braves is headed to Port Macquarie next weekend hunting Waratah Northern Junior League finals glory.more

2017 Referee Action Day

Please find attached the 2017 Action Day Flyer. The 2017 Action Day venues and dates are outlined in this document.more

First NJL Round hosted by BVBA

We would like to thank all our volunteers
That helped over the weekend with the BBQ And to make our first NJL round a successmore

NJL Round 4 Division 1 Carnival

Bellinger Valley Braves had a very successful weekend in the NJL (Northern Junior League) Division 1 Carnival held in Coffs Harbour.more

CHESS Employment

A very big thank you to Paul and the team from CHESS for sponsoring all of our Braves 18's teams this season. Your sponsorship and support is very much appreciatedmore


Bellinger Braves Basketball would like to thank everyone for there support that you have given towards the multi purpose stadium at Urunga through social media and petitions.more

2017 John Martin Country Tournament

Bellinger Valley Braves 14 Men attended the annual event of the “John Martin Country Tournament” in Gosford on the June long weekend.more

2017 CDP Camps

Please find attached the information for the APRIL CDP Camps.

Please note that this is registration for the APRIL CAMPS only and the JULY camps will be available for registration in May.more

Level 0 Score Table Course

The Referee Department have created a YouTube video for the Level 0 Scoretable course.

Please see more to access video.more

Talented Athletes Program Trails

BNSW have the Talented Athlete Program trials coming up towards the end of February/early March. Due to the restructure of the High Performance Program and the alignment with other previously existing basketball development initiatives/programs, they will only be trialling and identifying athletes in the U14 Age Group (Born 2004).more

High Performance Training

The CHBA Development Officer Blake Kelly will be running High Performance training open to all Representative players in the Coffs Coast region wanting to learn new skills and take their game to the next levelmore

Country Junior Basketball Cup

Congratulations to Oshae - he has been at Albury all week for the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup representing NSW.
We are so proud of you Oshae, we are sure you have learnt a lot from the experience and can't wait to see what you can show us this seasonmore


An excellent few days enjoyed at Country Development Tournament in Newcastle. Such a well run and put together Camp.

Well done to Ruby Roddenby, Ashley Schellenberger & Hayden Considine.more

2017 & DRAFT 2018 Basketball NSW Calendar

Basketball New South Wales is pleased to released the 2017 Calendar of Events, and also the draft copy for 2018.more

2017 Training Times

Monday 16th January
6.15pm - 7.45pm
Under 18 Women
(Under 16 women will resume training on 23rd January 6.15pm - 7.45pm)
(Under 14 women will resume training on 30th January 5.30pm - 7pm)

Tuesday 24th January
5.30pm - 7.00pm
Under 12 Men
Under 14 Men

Thursday 19th January
5.30pm - 7.00pm
Under 16 Men 1
Under 18 Men 1

6.30pm - 8.00pm
Under 16 Men 2

7.00pm - 8.30pm
Under 18 Men 2more

2017 Representative Teams Announced

Congratulations to all players selected, we look forward to the 2017 season.

Any queries please contact

Please see document below.more


Please see below details for our final selections to be held on Sunday 11th December.
Please email if you are unable to attend trails.
Permission to trial forms are still required even if you have not made a team for another association.more
Bronwyn Vigors Carnival

2016 Bronwyn Vigors Pacific Challenge Draw

Please find attached an PDF file containing “Competing Teams” and the “Carnival Draw" and "Carnival Rules for

Friday 2nd., Saturday 3rd. and Sunday 4th. December, 2016more

2017 Coaches Announced


Under 12 Women - TBA
Under 12 Men - Denise Challionr
Under 14 Girls - Nicole Howarth
Under 14 Boys 1 - Neil Gendle
Under 14 Boys 2 - Courtney Smith
Under 16 Women - Shane Dunlop
Under 16 Men 1 - Paul Schellenberger
Under 16 Men 2 - Shannon Goodenough
Under 18 Women - Shane Dunlop
Under 18 Men - Ryan Crowneymore


5.00-6.15pm - Under 12 & 14
6.15-7.45pm - Under 16 & 18



5-6.30pm - Under 12 & 14
6.30-8pm - Under 16 & 18


2017 Coaching Application

click here to download the 2017 coaching application formmore

Referee Action Day

Please see attached Flyer for the Referee action day held in Coffs Harbour Sportz Central on Sunday 27th November.

Please see link below to register, this must be done by 31st October. (please email for a form to be sent to you)

State Cup & Champs Referees

Congratulations to both Courtney Smith & Ruby Roddenby who refereed at both State Cup & State Champs. (Shelby Grainger was also selected to referee but could not attend)more

State Cup Press Release from Bellinger Valley Braves Basketball Association:

The last three Bellinger Valley Braves junior basketball teams left in Basketball NSW State Cup contention travelled down to Sydney last weekend with the under 14 girls drawn to play at Sutherland and the Braves under 18 girls and under 16 boys both playing at Minto Stadium.more

2016 Odd Age Coaching Application

Bellinger Valley Basketball Association is seeking nominations for Junior Representative Coaches for the 2016 Odd Age Season.

Applications are open until Monday 10th October with the trial dates set for Odd Age being 5 – 7pm Tuesday 11th & Thursday 13th October 2016.more

September Newsletter (Odd Age)

Moving forward to the Odd Age Carnivals sign on and first training will be held first week back Term 4 see times and days below.

U 11 Boys and Girls 5 - 6pm Tuesday 11/10/2016
U 13 Boys and Girls 6 - 7pm Tuesday 11/10/2016

U 15 Boys and Girls 5 - 6pm Thursday 13/10/2016
U 17 Boys and Girls 6 - 7pm Thursday 13/10/2016more

BNSW High Performance Programs

BNSW have just announced their new look High Performance Programs (formerly known as NITP), which are available to all representative, state and national players.more

2016 Rep Player of The Year



Click here for some of Sam's Stats.more

2016 Award Winners

Congratulations to all teams and players on their massive achievements for 2016. All 9 teams made the finals weekend at Tamworth, 7 Teams made the Grand Final and 5 teams took out 1st place in the grand final, with 2 games going into over time. It was an absolutely awesome season for Bellinger Valley Braves, and we are ready to go again next year !
Below is the list of award winners:more

2016 Odd Age trails

11th & 13 October

2017 Tour Trials

Please see the below PDF with information about the camps.more

Braves Preso & AGM

Please see attached documents.more

2016 Bronwyn Vigors Pacific Challenge

Click here to download the Nomination Form & Rules.more

Presentation Day

BVBA Presentation Day
28th August
11.30am - 3.00pm
$5 Per Person - please see managersmore

Toormina Hotel Raffles

Every Saturday, come on down !more

Club Coach Course

If you are needing to do your club coach course (formerly level 1) take advantage of this as its not very often they come close to the areamore

Warriors Program

With School Holidays coming close to an end... Our 2016 Warriors Program will be starting next Monday 18th at the Branson Centre at BDC.more

Level 0 Score Table Course

Lismore 24th June
Click here to download flyermore

Beginner Referee Course

Grafton 23rd June

Click here to download flyermore

Under 12 Skills Day

Under 12 Country Development Day
Port Macquarie
Sunday 31st July
Click here to download flyer & nomination formmore

Braves Training Day - Fun, Fitness & Friends

19th June
9.30am - 11.30am
Urunga Reserve (Morgo Street)
Sausage Sizzle to Followmore

Casey & Arley Representing the Region !

Casey & Arley from our Under 12 Men are down in Terrigal all week representing the North Coast at the primary school championships.

It's been a tough week for the Boys with very tough & huge Sydney opposition..

The boys are playing off for 9th position tomorrow.. Good luck boys more

Under 14 Women Fundraising

As some of you know our 14 Women's team have been raising funds for them to attend the Basketball NSW Country Tournament of the June long weekend..more

CDP Holidays Camps

2016 CDP Camps in July School Holidays - book in now to reserve your spot ! more

2016 Club Development Program Warriors

2015 saw out the first Warriors Development Program for BVBA, we are excited to announce that our Warriors Program will be returning this year with thanks to our sponsors Clinton Hayward Accounting & Big Country Meats. We will also be joining forces with the Aussie Hoops Program to make it even more exciting ! The Warriors Program is due to start Term 2, watch this space !more

Braves Start the Season with a Bang !

Half the Bellinger Braves junior representative basketball teams motored across the mountains for the weekend first round of Northern Junior Basketball League and returned home Sunday afternoon with nothing less than simply outstanding results.more

Congratulations Courtney!

Courtney Smith has been selected to referee at ACJBC - Albury 2016 following on from her selections for State Shield, State Cup, State Championships refereeing.
Well done on your achievements!more

Awesome effort by the U11 boys!

They came Runners Up in the Odd Age comp to Newcastle Lakers.
Considering in the final they had 2 injured on the bench and no subs left, the boys did an exceptional job!
And looked super cute in the process!
Well done on the beginning of your basketball career...GO THE WARRIORS/BRAVES!more


Great Footage of the Bellinger Valley Braves at Port Macquarie Sea Side Classic

2016 Coaches

Congratulations to our 2016 Coachesmore

Congratulations Courtney

Courtney Smith recently represented Bellinger Valley at the Australia Championships officiating, well done Courtney !!more

Country Development 2016

Well done BRAVES!!
Great effort from all involved.... Awesome week of great basketball and making new friends...proud of you Shelby Grainger Amelia Webb Olivia Gahan Jackie Beasley Leilani Grainger (sorry Lani we didn't get your pic)
Country Development Tournament 2016more

James Royals Eulogy - Bronwyn Vigors

It saddens me to be writing this so unexpectedly but i must say a few things about a great woman...more

A Heartfelt Thanks..

Greg, Kath & Georgia would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all members of the Bellinger Valley Braves community.more

Vale Bronwyn Vigors

Bellinger Valley Basketball Association has lost their esteemed President Bronwyn Vigors with her sudden and unexpected passing on Tuesday January 26.more

WOW!! Pacific Challenge Odd Age Carnival Results.

WOW!! Pacific Challenge Odd Age Carnival Results.
What an amazing weekend....
Great basketball played at a successful carnival, we hope you all enjoyed it!
Following are the finals results and well done to all clubs involved, see you all next year:more

Save the Date !

We are locked in for 2016....Pacific Challenge Odd Age 2016...
SAVE THE DATE.... 3 & 4 December 2016.
Contact: Ken Lowry
Mobile: 0417 029 603

U14 Girls Pre Season Win

Fantastic win today for the U14 Bellinger Braves girls team beating the U14 Port Macquarie Dolphins by a small margin 51-42 in a friendly pre-season game. This was a tough game with the Braves only taking the lead in the last quarter. Well done on Port bringing some tough opposition and making the was a great game to watch!
Thanks to Tarum Images for the awesome action shot!more

Permission to Trial Form Juniors

Please see attached form.more

Yamba Prawn Bowl B Grade Winners

Congratulations to the U18 girls winning the B Grade Women's Yamba Prawn Bowl. Great effort considering they were beaten by the same Byron Bay team yesterday.
Well done girls!more

In Honour of our President

On behalf of Bellinger Valley Basketball i would like to express how proud I am of our association for the amazing turnout we had today to celebrate Bron's life and to support Greg, Kath & Georgia. We will do everything we can to keep on honouring the amazing woman Bronwyn was and for how much she put into our club.more

A BNSW Update...

Currently our new websites competition section is under construction. The old BNSW website will be turned off shortly.
Once the draws are completed for your league, can you please direct parents, coaches etc to the Junior League website for all draws/results and ladders.
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