OPAL/BOOMER LEAGUE2022-03-18T09:32:08+11:00



Competition Draws Click Here

Welcome to our Opal/Boomer League Semester One, 2022

Please find below information regarding the season, rules, regulations and procedures.

Should you require assistance or additional information throughout the season please do not hesitate to approach either the Stadium Supervisor or Game Supervisor during your competition. Assistance is also available from our office staff between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday by calling 99133622 or send your enquiry by e-mail to mwba@manlybasketball.com.au


OPAL LEAGUE: a composite competition for girls in primary school years 3/4 or 5/6

BOOMER LEAGUE: a composite competition for boys in primary school years 3/4 or 5/6

Competition Dates: 19th February to 25th June 2022.

Please note the finals may fall outside of the private school term 2 dates. Finals cannot be rescheduled.

Team entries for Semester 1 2022 will open 9 am Tuesday 4th January 2022, Bookings will close Friday 28th January, 2022 unless sold out prior.


Team entries for the Semester One Competition will open at 9 am on Tuesday 4th January, 2022.  Team entries will close Friday 28th January, 2022 if not sold out prior.


Closed for Semester One, 2022.




Yr 3/4 Girls|Girls in Primary school years 3 or 4| NBISC|Saturday 1 PM to 6pm

Yr 5/6 Girls|Girls in Primary school years 5 or 6| NBISC |Saturday 1 PM to 6pm

Yr 3/4 Boys|Boys in Primary school years 3 or 4|PCYC TERM 3 MOVED TO NBISC TERM 4|Saturday 1 PM to 6pm

Yr 5/6 Boys|Boys in Primary school years 5 or 6| PCYC TERM 3 MOVED TO NBISC TERM 4|Saturday 1 PM to 6pm

Fees are broken into three sections to try and disperse costs over the season and assist both families and players with large upfront costs.

  1. Player Registration/Insurance (annual fee paid to Basketball NSW & also know as player insurance)To pay click on orange” Members Area” button located at the  top of  the website.
  2. Team Entry Fee (per season to secure teams spot in the competition.Non-refundable.  This deposit is deducted off the team fee. )
  3. Team Game Fees (covers the expenses involved in running the competition)

1. PLAYER REGISTRATION FEE | Each player is required to pay an annual registration fee. Please note that all players are responsible for their own registration status. Registration can be completed online ONLY. If completing online customers should note that each user has a unique username & password that is case sensitive. Any issues please contact janet.bilton@manlybasketball.com

Opal/Boomer (Miniball) Registration $95 per annum online (Active Kids eligible)

Miniball Affiliation $50 * Please note that Affiliation fee is ONLY for players who are currently registered at a NSW Basketball affiliated Association. Proof of registration is required when affiliating. Affiliated players can not pay affiliations online. All affiliations must be completed by email  janet.bilton@manlybasketball.com.au Please note that affiliation expiry date must match your primary registration expiry.

2. TEAM ENTRY | One-off payment per team to secure position within a competition.  The deposit will be deducted of the total team entry.

Opal/Boomer Team Entry – $150 per team (non-refundable)

3. GAME FEES | The game fee  is a team cost. . The Team Manager will receive an invoices during the first week of the season for team game fees. Upon receipt of court fee invoice, the Team Manager is asked to advise team members of their portion of game fees and ask them to pay their individual portion ONLINE. 

Opal/Boomer Team Fees (Primary school teams) $1325– team entry will be deducted off this fee- (Active Kids eligible)


Games are played at the Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre and PCYC Dee Why. 

Due to Covid-19 the follow game structure will be played.

Regular RegularGames
Saturday Year 3/4 & 5/6 :
18 minute halves
Running clock
1 minute half time break
1 time out per team, per game. The clock will stop
In the event of a draw, extra periods of 3 minutes will be played until a result is achieved
Foul counts will remain as they were at the end of the second half, and only 1 time out
per team, per half during each extra period
2 time outs per team, per half. The clock will be stopped for all time outs

Due to Covid-19, MWBA has restricted team entries to a minimum of 7 players. Entries of less that 7 will not be accepted during the registrations process.



Game scores are recorded on the draw. Results have been updated when the game appears in red. Please check that your score has been recorded correctly. Any discrepancies should be reported to mwba@manlybasketball.com.au

Please note, draws can be changed. Please check your draw online the day of your game to ensure that you have the correct game time.


  • Competition commences the week of Saturday 19th February  & concludes Saturday 25th June, 2022
  • No games will be held during the April School holidays (9/4 to 25/4/22)
  • Semi-final week will be held on Saturday 18th June, 2021
  • Grand Final will be held on 25th June, 2021


  • Competition commences the week of Saturday 23rd July  & concludes Saturday 3rd December, 2022
  • No Games during the September/October school holidays ( 24/9 to 9/10/22)
  • Semi-final week will be held on Saturday 26th November, 2021. Top 4 teams will play.
  • Grand Final will be held on Saturday 3rd December, 2021. Winners from the semi-finals.


School Year




 Team Fee

Year 3-4 Girls





Year 3-4 Boys


PCYC term 3 & NBISC term 4



Year 5-6 Boys


PCYC term 3 & NBISC term 4



Year 5-6 girls





This is our best estimate at the time of publishing. It may change due to reasons beyond our control.

The scoresheet lists the names of registered players who have been nominated by the Team Manager. Managers wishing to add or delete players from the roster must do so by emailing mwba@manlybasketball.com.au no later than 2:30 pm Friday before the game.

NB Handwriting your name on the scoresheet each week does not qualify as an amendment to roster. Only pre-printed names on the scoresheet will be perimited into the venue.

All players must have current Basketball NSW insurance before the can play. This is part of you fee when entering. If you are showing as expired that means you have not paid.


  • tops must be matching & reversible
  • shorts must be matching
  • numbers (00, 0-99) must be displayed on the front and back of each playing top
  • no parts of the uniform may feature external pockets or any other feature with potential to cause injury
  • undergarments which protrude from under the uniform must be the same colour as uniform or black
  • Please note that all teams must be in correct uniform from week 4. Refer to by-laws for clarification.

MWBA now sells black & white reversible, numbered double sided singlet for $35 each. MWBA will be in contact once the order has been placed. Please note the uniforms have a turn around time of two weeks once we have made contact with you. Please note there is no customising of uniforms.

Uniform Order

All parents will be asked by the Team Manager to undertake scoretable duties throughout the season. Your team only needs to supply one person per game. MWBA staff will provide assistance for the first few weeks of the competition. Team mangers are asked to provide a roster to all members of the team so that each member knows when it is their turn to undertake scoretable duties. Please note the scoretable official should be minimum 14years+

Want to learn more about Scoretable duties click here.


Please note that while Manly Basketball Association will make every effort to accommodate individual players, placement is not guaranteed. 

Manly Basketball Association has created an Individual Player Board to assist the many parents and players who are seeking to join a team and the teams who are seeking players. 

Submissions will appear on our website within 7 working days. Please note:

By nominating as an Individual player, you are agreeing to:

  • your details (individual name, email address, mobile phone number, grade) to be posted on the Individual Player Board located on the Manly Warringah Basketball Association website. 
  • MWBA competition by-laws, policies and procedures. Click here to view all documents.


Require further assistance please contact the stadium on 9913 3622 or email mwba@manlybasketball.com.au


Holiday Camp: for players that want to improve their game.



Where can I fill my drink bottle?2020-01-14T08:59:16+11:00

Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre has to water stations located in the front foyer underneath the staircase.

Who do I see for injury or an on-court issue?2020-05-08T13:12:50+10:00

Please approach a Manly Warringah Basketball Supervisor, wearing a high visibility vest. If you can’t locate staff member on floor, please go to Reception. Ice is available from the Supervisor or Reception. For further information please contact us here

When can I use my Active Kids Voucher?2020-01-14T08:50:52+11:00

An Active Kids voucher can be used for 8 week programs. Option only available online and will appear at payment window should the program be suitable under Office of Sports guidelines. Please note that players first name, surname and date of birth must match Manly Warringah Basketball database and Services NSW/Office of Sport database. If an error occurs please contact the stadium prior to proceeding. For further information click here.

What are the rules of Basketball?2020-01-22T09:31:58+11:00

Click here to view FIBA Basketball Rules & Regulations.

What is the height of a backboard?2020-01-22T09:33:04+11:00

The top of the hoop is 10 feet (305 cm) above the ground. Regulation backboards are 72 inches (183 cm) wide by 42 inches (110 cm) tall. All basketball rims (hoops) are 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter. The inner rectangle on the backboard is 24 inches (61 cm) wide by 18 inches (46 cm) tall.

Click here to view FIBA Equipment regulations

What is the pathway for a REFEREE?2020-01-14T08:44:26+11:00

Click here to download REFEREE PATHWAY.

How do I become a Manly Sea Eagles Coach?2020-05-08T15:52:56+10:00

Applicants must have their Club Coaching (previously Level 1) Coaching Certificate. 

Send your resume to Duan Jordan | duane.jordan@manlybasketball.com.au

What is the pathway for a COACH?2020-05-08T15:51:26+10:00

Please click here for more information.

What is the complaints procedure?2020-01-14T08:33:58+11:00

Should your team encounter a problem with the opposition, a referee or a spectator, please approach the Stadium Supervisor or Game Supervisor immediately. This approach should be made in a polite manner by the team manager or coach. 

Should you feel that your complaint is not dealt with satisfactorily, please click here to lodge a complaint online.

Where do spectators sit during a game?2019-08-20T15:38:48+10:00

To facilitate best practice game management, team benches are only to be occupied by players, coach and manager. All spectators are required to be seated on the opposite side of the court or in the grandstands.

What is the pathway for a PLAYER?2020-01-14T08:30:44+11:00
Where can I order playing uniforms?2020-01-14T08:41:14+11:00


  • tops must be matching and reversible
  • shorts must be matching
  • numbers (00, 0-99) must be displayed on the front and back of each playing top
  • no parts of the uniform may feature external pockets or any other feature with potential to cause injury
  • undergarments which protrude from under the uniform must be the same colour as uniform or black
  • Managers are encouraged to purchase an additional shirt when ordering NEW playing singlets. Spare shirt can be used for fill-ins, players who forget their shirt or new recruits. 

Manly Warringah Basketball Association uses Canterbury Sport for its Potter League competition.  Located at unit 5, 45 Bassett Street, Mona Vale, NSW, 2103. Canterbury sport has competitive prices and a great turn around. Contact Clive on 0414 973 191.


What happens when a tech foul is issued?2020-01-22T09:33:48+11:00

Any player assessed with a technical or unsportsmanlike foul during a game will be required to leave the court for a period of no less than 5 minutes. If substitutes are available, this player may be replaced. Should the same player be assessed with a 2nd technical or unsportsmanlike foul, s/he will be ejected from the game and the stadium.

Where can I find Further coaching educations?2020-05-08T15:55:21+10:00

Click Here for further information

What coaching opportunities are there?2020-05-08T15:56:45+10:00

Click here for further information

Why does MWBA prefers you to play man-to-man in local competition?2020-01-14T09:39:17+11:00

One of the most-debated topics is what defense should we teach Junior players? Zone, Pressing, Man-to-Man? The answer is without a doubt man-to-man defense! We can promise you that in the long-run, you will develop better basketball players by playing man to man defense.

Man-to-Man Defense will help you win more games in the long run and develop better players. You may not win as many games at first, but I guarantee you’ll be more successful both as a team and as individual players if you teach man-to-man defense principles (page 3) properly to juniors.

Coaches use zones to hide weaknesses, lack of player development or to contain athletic opposition players. We understand why coaches teach zones but we believe if you work through the principles of man-to-man you will reap the reward of smarter, stronger and more versatile athletes and a far more successful team in the future. As a coach, you get to see players succeed at higher levels because of the foundation you set as a coach.


What size Basketball should I use?2020-01-14T09:27:49+11:00

Recommended ball size for competition:

  • Potter League Competition | Boys & Girls (Size 5)
  • Miniball Competition | Boys & Girls years 3-4 (Size 5), Boys & Girls years 5-6 (size 6)
  • Junior Competition | Year 7 boys (size 6) Year 8 Boys to Open School Boys (size 7), Girls Year 7 to Open School Girls (size 6)
  • Senior Competition| Open Men (size 7), Open Women (size 6)
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