District League FAQs

The District competition is Basketball SA’s elite representative basketball competition in metropolitan Adelaide, involving male and female Junior (Under 10-Under 18), Youth League (Under 21/23) and Senior (open-age) teams.

Who can play in the District competition?

Players selected into District teams are eligible to play in the District competition. Trials are held around July/August*(subject to change) each year and SABC encourages all new and Domestic players to attend the trial day should they wish to be considered for a position on a District team.

What are the District seasons?

Basketball runs over two ‘seasons’, Summer & Winter currently known as Pre-season and Championship season.

Seasons start and end dates are subject to change from Basketball SA

When are District games played?

  • Monday nights – Youth League (U23) Division 3 & below players
  • Tuesday nights – Reserves & Division 3, Youth League (U23) Division 1 & 2 players
  • Wednesday nights – Senior Division 4 & below players.
  • Thursday nights – Under 16 Division 3 & below, Under 18 Boys Division 5 & below
  • Friday nights – Under 12 – Under 18 Division 1 & 2 players, Under 18 Division 1-4
  • Saturday Mornings – All Under 10 players, U12-U14 Division 3 & below players

Where are District games played?

  • Adelaide Hills Recreation Centre, Howard lane Mt Barker
  • Lights Community and Sports Centre, Cnr Hampstead Rd & East Parkway, Lightsview
  • Marion Stadium, Norfolk Rd Marion
  • Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre, Moreland Avenue, Mitchell Park
  • MARS Sporting Complex, Lower Portrush Rd Marden
  • Morphett Vale Stadium, 2 Sports Park Drive Wilfred Taylor Reserve Morphett Vale
  • Springbank Sports Centre, Corner of Goodwood Rd and Daws Rd Pasadena
  • The ARC, 531 Lower North East Road Campbelltown
  • Starplex, Alexander Ave Evanston
  • Port Adelaide Recreation Centre, 50 St Vincent St Port Adelaide
  • St Clair, 109 Woodville Road Woodville
  • Titanium Security Arena, 44a Crittenden Rd Findon
  • Wayville Sports Centre, Rose Tce Wayville

Who do District teams play against?

There are 10 clubs within metropolitan Adelaide that participate in the division 1 & 2 competition. South Adelaide Panthers, Forestville Eagles, Southern Tigers, Eastern Mavericks, North Adelaide Rockets, Norwood Flames, Central District Lions, Woodville Warriors, Sturt Sabres, West Adelaide Bearcats.

Division 3 and below have additional teams from Western Magic, United Titans & SA Stars(Church)

In addition to above teams, there are University teams that are involved in the Senior District competition.

How often do District teams train?

All District Junior players are expected to attend two 90 minute training sessions per week. Teams will train on a Sunday as well as midweek. *(Subject to change and venue availability)Training times and days may vary depending on the availability of venues and court space. Attendance at both weekly training sessions is expected and you must notify your team manager/coach when you are not able to attend.

District Youth League players are expected to attend one training session per week. Sessions will vary between 60mins – 90mins.

Senior District Division 3 & below team can request a training time, however this will be subject to court availability

How much does it cost?

Membership fees are under review for 2024/25

Age category Summer/Pre Season 2024   Winter/ Championship 2025
District Under 10s
District Under 12-18s
Youth League

In addition to Membership fees there are also Game Day fees Paid on game day though Basketball Connect.


Please see here for SABCs Fee and Discount Policy

What is the District uniform?

It is compulsory for all District players to wear correct South Adelaide Basketball Club District uniform for games. Failure to wear correct uniform on game day will result in points being deducted from the team’s score.

District players require –

  • SABC reversible playing singlet ($85)
  • blue & white playing shorts ($57)
  • as well as a reversible training singlet for training

How do I get a playing number?

Once the player has registered and received confirmation that they have been placed in a team, the player will need to be issued with a SABC player number.

SABC District playing numbers are issued by the club’s admin at admin@southadelaidebasketball.com.au


  • Player numbers DO NOT transfer between Domestic & District. If you are a Domestic player coming into the District competition you must obtain a District playing number. Occasionally, we may be able to issue you with the same number, however it is not guaranteed.


  • If you intend on purchasing a second-hand uniform you must first check with the above listed to determine whether or not the number is available. If it is available, your number will be registered on our system. If you obtain a second hand top and do not register the number, you will be expected to change numbers (buy a new top) in the event of a clash with an existing player or any future player.

Loan Singlets

SABC have limited number of loan singlets. Contact- admin@southadelaidebasketball.com.au

Please return any loan singlets in good clean condition ready for the next user.


District players are required to represent the club by playing in both local and national tournaments. There are a number of compulsory tournaments depending on the Division of the player.

Costs including registration, travel and accommodation are at the expense of the player/ team.

Need more information?

South Adelaide Administration:


General Enquiries

Postal Address: PO Box 47

Park Holme South Australia, 5043


Phone: 0402 622 220

Office Location

Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre

Moreland Avenue, Mitchell Park

Australia, 5043

Office Hours

Tuesday: 10:00 – 2:00

Wednesday: 10:00 – 2:00

Thursday: 10:00 – 2:00