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Blazing Dribblers

Are you a boy or girl aged 5 or over, and are a beginner?

Are you looking for a fun introduction to basketball?

Blazing Dribblers is held 4:30 to 5:30pm every Friday at Balwyn High School

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The Blazers' Mission & Values:

The Balwyn Blazers Basketball Club is a basketball community that encourages active participation both on and off the court.

Our “TREDS” values underpin who we are as the Blazers:

Teamwork - no matter what capacity in which we are representing the Blazers, we are all in it together, working towards a common goal

Respect - across all of our community, we hold others in high esteem, as we ourselves wish to be treated

Enjoyment - the sense of fun bonds us together in who we are and what we do

Development - we strive to better ourselves at every level across the Club

Sportsmanship - our conduct and attitude reflects that of a “good sport”: humble in victory and gracious in defeat

Home Courts:

Balwyn Blazers use the Anthony Frizza Basketball Stadium at Balwyn High School, Balwyn Leisure Centre, Boroondara Sports Complex, and Boroondara Park Primary School.

Club History:

The Balwyn Blazers have their roots in the Balwyn Boys Club in the early 1960s. This club provided local boys with various sports and activities. It was later known as the Balwyn Youth Club. The Manager at that time was Mr Stewart Watts. He was involved in the building of the original building at the site of the now expanded Leisure Centre at 230 Balwyn Rd Balwyn.

The Balwyn Youth Club entered its first teams into the Presbyterian Men’s Basketball Association (PMBA) and Melbourne Eastern Basketball Association (MEBA) competition in 1964. During this time the PMBA ran the Winter competition and the MEBA ran the Summer competition. Balwyn wore a "motley" collection of plain red singlets in varying shades in these early days.

In 1968 The Balwyn Youth Club was taken over by the YMCA and the basketball offshoot became known as the Balwyn YMCA. It was at this time that the basketballers were outfitted in their new red singlets with the white stripe and moved into the newly built Leisure Centre. Balwyn was a noticeable force in basketball at this time. Between 1964 and 1974 Balwyn entered a total of 79 teams into the PMBA-MEBA competition. In addition Balwyn had considerable success with teams entered into the Friday night competition at the Albert Park Stadium. Balwyn was also the starting club of some of Melbourne's sporting greats - Tony Barnett, Alan Black and Steve Breeney.

In the early seventies the basketball teams had almost petered out. In 1973 Balwyn had only one team entered into the PMBA-MEBA competition. It was at this time that the EDJBA was formed. The PMBA-MEBA and EDJBA competitions ran as one for four years and then in 1977 the EDJBA split and became a separate entity. Balwyn split off from the original competition with the EDJBA.

In 1974 Wayne Bunte, who was then running the Balwyn YMCA, revived basketball in the club. He entered several teams into the PMBA-MEBA/EDJBA competition, still in their red and white singlets.

In 1980 the YMCA ceased their involvement with Balwyn and the basketball offshoot of the club became known as The Balwyn Basketball Club. The President was Mr Rod Butcher and the secretary was Mrs Betty Hobby.

In recent years Basketball has increased in popularity enormously. Each season we have a sizeable waiting list which forces the club to expand to satisfy the needs of the local community. In the Winter Season of 1991, Balwyn entered 22 teams into the competition - 4 girls' and 18 boys'. This Winter Season (2014) the club is entering 103 teams! In 1993 the Balwyn Basketball Club took the name The Balwyn Blazers. Since then the club has moved its home courts to Balwyn High School and is now the 3rd largest club in the EDJBA.

Watch out as we blaze our way into the history books!



Our commitment

Electronic communication is essential for sharing club news and information with our members. Our communication will be timely, appropriate and related to club business.

What we will do

We use a range of electronic tools to communicate with our members. 

Our communication will protect members’ privacy, maintain clear boundaries and ensure that bullying and harassment does not occur.

A Communication Officer will be appointed by the Club Committee to provide accountability and control over material published on our club’s website and any related discussion groups or social media websites, such as Facebook, YouTube or Twitter.


  • Our website will include current information on competitions, social events, committees, policies, constitution, rules and by-laws.
  • No offensive content or photos will be published. 
  • If we intend to publish a photo of an individual child, we will first seek permission from his or her parents and take care not to provide identifying information.
  • We will seek feedback from members to improve the information available on the site.

SMS and email

Committee members, coaches and team managers may use SMS and email to provide information about competition, training, club-sanctioned social events and other club business, however:

  • SMS messages should be short and about club/team matters
  • Email communication will be used when more information is required
  • Communication involving children will be directed through their parents.

Social media websites

  • We treat all social media postings, blogs, status updates and tweets as public ‘comment’. 
  • Postings (written, photos or videos) will be family-friendly and feature positive club news and events.
  • No personal information about our members will be disclosed.
  • No statements will be made that are misleading, false or likely to injure a person’s reputation.
  • No statements will be made that might bring our club into disrepute.
  • Abusive, discriminatory, intimidating or offensive statements will not be tolerated. Offending posts will be removed and those responsible will be blocked from the site.

What we ask you to do

We expect our members to conduct themselves appropriately when using electronic communication to share information with other members or posting material on public websites connected to the club.

Electronic communication:

  • Should be restricted to club matters
  • Must not offend, intimidate, humiliate or bully another person
  • Must not be misleading, false or injure the reputation of another person
  • Should respect and maintain the privacy of members
  • Must not bring the club into disrepute.

Coaches and others who work with children and young people must direct electronic communication through the child’s parents.


Members may face disciplinary action for sending inappropriate electronic communication or posting online content or comments that harass, offend, intimidate or humiliate another member, as outlined in our member protection policy or code of conduct.

Under certain circumstances, cyber bullying (e.g. bullying that is carried out through an internet service such as email, a chat room, discussion group, instant messaging or website) is a criminal offence that can be reported to the police. 

In addition, members who publish false or misleading comments about another person in the public domain (e.g., Facebook, YouTube or Twitter) may be liable for defamation.