Melb Utd Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) is state-wide Representative Basketball which provides the highest level of junior competition in Victoria. The competition includes U12 to U20 age groups, in a graded structure from Victorian Junior championship League to the Regional competition.
Representative Basketball is played on Friday evenings in and around metropolitan Melbourne between 6pm and 11pm.
Geelong Supercats was established to give keen junior basketballers an opportunity to participate at a more competitive level against teams from other Associations in and around Melbourne and some Vic Country associations.
For the 2017/18 season Geelong Supercats entered 26 teams into the MUVJBL competition.
The aims of the MUVJBL are to:
1.provide a stimulus for associations to develop teams to the highest competitive level
2.provide a format that best promotes the high standards of basketball in Victoria
3.provide a relevant step in career paths from domestic basketball through to state, national and international level
4.extend the opportunity to players, officials and spectators to participate in and attend high-quality competitions.
The MUVJBL Levels of Competition are:. Victorian Championship League
This is the highest level in each age group comprising the best 20 teams in the state. The benchmark for excellence, the premier division for junior teams that represent their nominated affiliated associations.
Victorian Junior League
This is the the second highest level comprising 4 divisions which teams are graded across.
Victorian Regional League
This league is the third level, teams are graded into regions North, South, East and Central across 4 levels.
Age Groupings for 2017/18 Season
One of the most frequently questions asked is about age groupings.
Each age group consists of a 24 month window which determines an athletes’ participation in that division.
Under 12 – 2007 & 2008
Under 14 – 2005 & 2006
Under 16 – 2003 & 2004
Under 18 – 2001 & 2002
Under 20 – 1999 & 2000
Junior players will spend two years in each of the age groups.
The age group classifications for all players is the same as the GBL’s domestic competition where there are also top and bottom age players playing in the same age groups.
At present, the Representative season is played for nearly twelve months commencing, with the annual “Supercats Trial” phase in September / October leading into the MUVJBL Schedule.
- Supercats Trials and Selection Phase
- Practise matches Spring / Pre Grading early to mid November
- Grading Season – Mid November to following March.
- Championship Season March through to mid August.
- Finals from late August to mid September
Most MUVJBL competition activity runs in line with the School holidays & terms commencing.
Please find the following links for further information on the MUVJBL