Venom – VJBL

Warrandyte Venom VJBL player - 
Representative Basketball

VJBL Competition

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Warrandyte Venom provides players from all local domestic clubs the opportunity to compete in the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL), which is a state-wide Representative Basketball competition providing the highest level of junior competition in Victoria. 

The Representative season runs for nearly twelve months, commencing with the tryout/team selection phase each October followed by Spring games / grading games in November. The basketball year concludes mid-December and recommences in February for an additional grading phase. The season proper begins in March and runs for approximately 18 rounds, with finals fixtured in late August to mid-September.

The competition is played on Friday evenings in and around metropolitan Melbourne between 6:30pm – 11:00pm.  Training sessions are held at least once per week and run for a minimum of 90 minutes. These sessions are largely based on advanced teaching of skills, fitness, plays, team work and overall discipline. 

Photograph: Gareth Dickson


Venom VJBL game player

VJBL Venues

Games are played at our home venues and competing club venues.  Our home venues are:

  • Warrandyte Sports Complex
  • Doncaster Secondary College
  • Croydon Hills Primary School (training venue only)
  • Warrandyte High School (training venue only)

The Venom program has a full player pathway in place, from U12s through to Youth and Senior teams in the Statewide Big V competition.  Our selection policy at Big V Youth level requires each player to be a current (or former*) Warrandyte player. This policy is designed to nurture and enhance the opportunities for our juniors coming through the ranks to play semi-professional basketball.

If you would like to know more about Venom please contact us.

* Refer to the Big V Youth Team Selection Policy for full eligibility criteria.

Photograph: Gareth Dickson


Lead Coach Appointment

Warrandyte Basketball is excited to announce the appointment of the following lead coaches to advise, mentor and develop our Venom coaches.

Boys U12 & U14 – Jarrod Buzzini (Buzz)

Boys U16 & U18 – Lucas Rees

Girls U12 & U14 – Sarah Marcello

Girls U16 & U18 – Marisa Dantanarayana