• All Stars
  • Southern Bears
  • Boronia Buffaloes
  • Knox City Cougars
  • Belgrave South Red Devils
  • South East Eagles
  • Ferntree Gully Falcons
  • Wantirna Jetbacks
  • Chandler Park Jets
  • KSC Phoenix
  • Emerald
  • Ranges
  • Saints
  • Mountain Tiger
  • Wasps
  • The Basin Wildcats

Dear Players and Parents,

After a long and thorough try outs process, we have selected our teams for the 2018-2019 VJBL season.

I would like to sincerely thank all parents and players for dedicating your precious time and scheduling your lives around the tryout process. Your enthusiasm and passion for your child’s sporting opportunities is greatly appreciated by us all. I would also like to thank our coaches and volunteers who have devoted countless hours and sacrificed time with their own families to make our tryouts professional and organised. A big thank you also goes out to the entire Knox Junior Raiders committee, headed by David Phillips, for their help and assistance.

There are a lot of factors that go into selecting our teams. What position you play; who you’re competing against who plays that same position; and even being top age or bottom age can be factors. We aim to keep a nucleus of bottom age players together in a second or third team who we foresee being able to play at a VC level in 12 months’ time. The fact that you dominate in your domestic games doesn’t necessarily translate to being able to do the same in representative basketball. Representative basketball is a more structured and disciplined environment where players have roles and responsibilities to perform. This is something we also test during our try outs to see which players can really grasp the offensive concepts we are trying to teach.

The try out process is never an easy one for players, parents or coaches, but we feel that we have been extremely diligent with our processes throughout. Having said that, I would encourage everyone (parents and players) to make the most of your selection, work as hard as you can this season and strive to make yourself a better player for next season.

For those players who were unsuccessful this time, I would like to sincerely thank you and your families for your participation and efforts. As disappointing as it can be, I would strongly encourage you to keep working on your game and continue to improve in preparation for next year’s tryout. I highly recommend participating in any of our development programs throughout the holidays and next year to help build up your skills and develop your knowledge. I would also like to invite you to receive some feedback on where to improve, so please send me a brief email listing your name and age group and I will have the Age Group Head Coach provide this for you.

Any enquiries can be emailed to junior.raiders@knoxbasketball.com.au

Once again, many thanks to everyone who has been involved in our Knox Junior Raiders tryouts for the 2018-2019 season.

Kind Regards,

Gerard Leonard
Basketball Development Manager
Knox Basketball

2018-2019 Knox Junior Raiders Team Selections – Boys

2018-2019 Knox Junior Raiders Team Selections – Girls


  • Uniforms can be purchased this Friday 26th Oct from 4pm – 7pm at Knox Basketball Stadium, Boronia
  • Raiders training starts this Sunday 28th Oct – your coach will be in contact regarding venue and time details
  • Raiders Singlet presentation is this Sunday 28th Oct at 1pm at Knox Basketball Stadium, Boronia – ALL PLAYERS must attend