Teams may register in various carnivals and tournaments throughout the year. Tournaments can provide valuable development for players, bonding amongst team mates as well as provide a social outlet for parents.


Your coach or team manager will communicate with you if your team is intending to register in such events. In some cases, participation is compulsory. In other cases, the decision to enter a tournament is made by the coach, in consultation with parents, players and the Junior Program Manager.


For tournaments away from Adelaide, the decision to nominate must be made early to allow team members time for booking travel & accommodation. Travelling teams require a minimum of 8 players and must be accompanied by a club appointed coach. Players must be in full club uniform including reversible singlet.


All tournament registration fees are to be paid by the team. Costs including travel and accommodation are also at the expense of the player/ team and may include a coach assistance fee to help our coaches cover their travel costs.

Compulsory Tournaments (where applicable) are:


Eltham-Dandenong Junior Tournament – Div 1 [Victoria]

January – Australia Day Public Holiday Weekend

Compulsory for Division 1 – Under 12 to under 18


SA Junior State Championships [Adelaide]

Early May

Compulsory for all district Division 1 and Division2 teams (Under 12s to Under 18s)



National Junior Classics [Victoria]

June Long Weekend

The National Junior Classics are held in Victoria, and is one of the most prestigious club based tournaments in Australia. Invitations are given to SA teams based on their performance at State Championships. Generally the top 4 teams are invited to The Classics.

For U12 to U18 age groups only. If an invitation is granted it is compulsory for Division 1 teams to be available for this tournament.



Panthers South City Challenge (U10 Teams, U12 – U16 Divisions 3 – 8)

July School Holidays

South Adelaide Basketball Club host & run the South City Challenge which is specifically for the following age groups and division-

ALL U10s

U12 – U16s Division 3 and below.

It EXCLUDES players from Division 1 & 2 District.

The Club has ensured all games will be held in the South of Adelaide and will include District, Domestic and Regional teams.


Under 14 National Club Championships [Victoria]

September/October School Holidays

By invitation only. Qualification for this tournament is based on results during the State Championships. For State grade Under 14 teams only. If an invitation is granted, it is compulsory for a team to be available for this tournament.

Other Club Preferred Tournaments: Non-compulsory


It is highly recommended for all teams to get involved in carnivals or tournaments as part of their continued development. There are carnivals and tournaments held locally in Adelaide, as well as regional and interstate.


Eltham-Dandenong Junior Tournament (Div 2 & Below) [Victoria]

January – Australia Day Public Holiday Weekend

SABC highly recommends this tournament for all divisions U12 to U18.

Div 1s compulsory / Div 2s and below, highly recommended



Nunawading Spectres Tournament [Melbourne – [Victoria]

June Long Weekend

Suitable for all age groups and divisions



Mildura Tri-State Classics – [Victoria]

June Long Week End

Suitable for Division 3 and below only.


St Clair Christmas Carnival [Adelaide]


Suitable for Divisions 2-5

General Enquiries

Postal Address: PO Box 47

Park Holme South Australia, 5043

Phone: 0402 622 220

Office Location

‘The Shed’ – Marion Stadium

Norfolk Road, Marion SA

Australia, 5043

Office Hours

Tuesday: 10:00 – 2:00

Thursday: 10:00 – 2:00

Saturday: 8:00 – 2:00