New season underway

THE first round of the women's basketball competition at Saxby's Stadium was played this week and it looks like producing a feast of close and exciting games on a regular basis.

In the early stages of the season, eight teams will contest the single grade competition with plans in place to split the group into two divisions in the lead up to the semi-finals series later in the year

Basketball for junior players also moved into competition mode on Tuesday afternoon after a couple of weeks of trial games and the level of talent on display is worth a visit to Saxby's Stadium to witness.

The team rosters have received a make over to ensure the talent is equalised throughout the playing group. With a couple of minor changes to be made following the games played earlier this week, the result should be hard and fast contests with little separating the teams at the final siren.

Players are reminded junior basketball at Saxby's Stadium on Tuesday afternoons is zone free zone with both age divisions required to play man to man defence.

Playing static zone defence will result in one warning from the referee to the team before a technical foul will be issued for each infringement with the penalty to be two free shots plus possession at half way for the non offending team. All players involved in competitions conducted by Taree Basketball need to hold a current NSW Basketball annual registration with the costs being $70 for seniors or $60 for players born 1997 or later.

Basketball is played at Saxby's Stadium and further information about the junior, women's and men's competitions may be obtained by calling 6551 7456, jumping on the website or on