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 5 December 2016

Seniors - Winter Season

Registration and Nominations now open! Follow this link

Senior Competition Details

 5 December 2016

2016 Annual Report


 5 December 2016

D-League Coaches Announced

Cockburn Basketball Association is pleased to announce that Dave Moreschi and Scott Hood have been appointed as Cockburn Cougars D-League Coaches for the Women’s and Men’s programs respectively.

Dave Moreschi’s coaching background includes:

Scott Hood’s coaching background includes:

 24 November 2016

 15 November 2016

Cockburn has won Aussie Hoops centre of the Month

Well done to all our junior development coaches: Alistair, Jake H, Jake F, Chloe, Lauren and Tiana.

 14 November 2016


Sundays 20th and 27th November 2016
Wally Hagan Stadium
Hamilton Hill, WA
For any queries contact

 6 November 2016

Vale - Kevin McDermott

Kevin McDermott, "Chookie", as he was affectionately known, was involved as a referee in our association from the late 1970's through to the mid to late 1990's.

He was also involved in mentoring and developing our young referees for many years, and served as a valued Board Member in the role of Referees Director.

In 1992 Chookie was rewarded for many, many years of loyal service to our club with Life Membership honours.

He was a larger than life character who always loved a joke and a friendly chat with everyone who played in our various competitions.

He spent numerous evenings in the black and white striped shirt with a whistle in his mouth and took the time to explain the rules with all players both young and old and always did this with a smile and friendly manner.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lyn, Caresse, Mark, Jordan, Linc and their beautiful families in this sad time.

A true gentleman, may he rest in peace.

 25 October 2016

Cockburn Cougars Confirms Coaches for 2017 SBL Season

Cockburn Basketball Association is excited to announce that John Triscari will continue as Women’s SBL Head Coach and also that Adam Nener has been appointed as Men’s SBL Head Coach.

John Triscari’s first year at Cockburn as Women’s coach saw the team make finals. He is a very experienced coach with a long list of qualifications and credentials. John is well-planned and prepared and has extensive knowledge of basketball development. As a coach, John is a big believer in club culture and will be assisting in the pathway of Cockburn juniors into high-performance programs.

This will be Adam Nener’s first Senior Head Coaching role after spending the last 2 SBL seasons as the Willetton Tigers Assistant Coach. Adam also was Willetton’s D-League Coach and has a strong development focus. He has over 20 years playing experience in leagues across Australia. Adam is a well-respected person who was an exceptional defensive point guard with a very high basketball IQ. He will use his extensive basketball background to develop a sustainable program not only for the SBL team, but also a pathway for the athletes wanting to represent Cockburn Cougars when they finish their junior WABL commitments.

Cockburn Basketball Association would like to congratulate John on his re-appointment and also welcome Adam to the Cougar Family. The club is looking forward to this new chapter and adding to our rich history.

Media Enquiries:
9335 9101
Cockburn Basketball Association

 6 October 2016

Men’s SBL Program

The Cockburn Basketball Association (CBA) would like to share that our 2016 Men's SBL championship coach, Matt Parsons, has decided to move on and not coach the Cockburn Cougars Men's SBL team in 2017.

Matt has coached the Men's SBL team at Cockburn for the past two seasons and has been integral in the creation of a great SBL team that enjoyed terrific success in both years. Matt was named the Basketball Western Australia SBL Men's Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2016. A great honour for himself, his family and the Cockburn Basketball Association family.

CBA is currently working to create sustained success in all facets of our Association, including our SBL program. It is through discussions around this that Matt has shared with the CBA Board that as much as he loves the club, it is time for him to move on as we have different directions for success in the short term future. As much as this is not an outcome we want, we respect Matt's decision.

The CBA Board, as I am sure does our whole association family, want to sincerely thank Matt for the time and commitment he has shown our Men's SBL team and we wish him well in all he and his family do in the future.

Thank you and good luck Matt.

 13 September 2016

Cockburn Cougars
2016 SBL Champions!

GRAND-FINAL - 3/09/2016

Cougars 96 24 Lane 15 Goode 4 Thomas / McIntyre
Wolves 84 20 Davis 14 Davis 4 Questel / Maxwell

 29 August 2016

Cockburn Cougars through to 2016 Grand Final!

It was a full house down at the Den on Saturday night to see the Cockburn Cougars win through to the Grand Final in two games.

The Cougars will meet the Joondalup Wolves in the Grand Final on Saturday night at Bendat Basketball Centre. Tip-off is 7:30pm

If you are still after a ticket, there are still seats available...

So throw on some blue and gold and get down to the BBC this Saturday to support the Cougars!

 16 August 2016

2016 Semi-Finals at a Glance

MEN - QUARTER-FINALS GAME 2 - 12/08/2016

Cougars 92 29 Goode 16 Lane 4 Thomas
Buccaneers 86 27 Hussey 15 Barrow 5 Hussey

MEN - SEMI-FINALS GAME 1 - 13/08/2016

Buccaneers 96 28 Barrow 10 Adekponya/Barrow 4 Hussey
Cougars 100 28 Della 11 Goode 4 Thomas

2016 Quarter-Finals at a Glance

MEN - QUARTER-FINALS GAME 3 - 13/08/2016

Cougars 130 31 Pesava 14 Goode 5 Lane
Hawks 115 43 Hobbs 13 Purser 6 Smith

MEN - QUARTER-FINALS GAME 2 - 12/08/2016

Hawks 96 29 Hobbs 12 Carlwell 7 Hobbs
Hawks 85 29 Goode 9 Goode 4 *various


Cougars 63 27 Williams 15 Williams 4 Thornton
Wolves 84 23 Martin 18 Ironmonger 7 Amos

 9 August 2016

MEN - QUARTER-FINALS GAME 1 - 06/08/2016

Cougars 109 34 Goode 11 Lane 6 Field
Hawks 104 28 Hobbs 19 Carlwell 8 Hobbs


Wolves 84 26 Martin 11 E. Ironmonger 7 Amos
Cougars 67 28 Williams 13 Williams 3 Thornton

Game 2
Men's - Friday 12 Aug. Tip-off: 7:30pm
Women's - Saturday 13th Aug. Tip-off: 6:00pm

*If required, Men's Game 3 played directly after at 8:00pm.

*If required, Women's Game 3 played Sunday 12pm at Joondalup.

 1 August 2016

Cougar Men Clinch Minor Premiership!
Here come the play-offs!

The 2016 regular season wrapped up last weekend with a huge top of the table clash at Wally Hagan Stadium in the Men's league.

The Cougars, without starting guard Daniel Thomas for most of the game, won in an intense encounter that had a finals feel about it, and are minor premiers for 2016. The Women's team fought valiantly against the Joondalup Wolves and will need more team members to step up when they meet them again in the women's Quarter-Finals this weekend.
The Men's team will play the Perry Lakes Hawks. Details of of the quarter-finals schedules are below.

Date Day/Time Game Home Away Result
6-Aug Saturday 6:00pm Women's Quarter-Final 1 Joondalup Wolves Cockburn Cougars 84 - 67
6-Aug Saturday 7:30pm Men's Quarter-Final 1 Cockburn Cougars Perry Lakes Hawks 109 - 104
12-Aug Friday 7:30pm Men's Quarter-Final 2 Perry Lakes Hawks Cockburn Cougars -
13-Aug Saturday 6:00pm Women's Quarter-Final 2 Cockburn Cougars Joondalup Wolves -
13-Aug Saturday 6:00pm *Men's Quarter-Final 3 Cockburn Cougars Perry Lakes Hawks -
14-Aug Sunday 12:00pm *Women's Quarter-Final 3 Joondalup Wolves Cockburn Cougars -

* if required

2016 Quarter-Finals Schedule

See you at the game!

 28 July 2016

Friday Night at Cockburn!


Friday night's game is the 200th for club stalwart Sheldon McIntyre. It will also see the Men's team fight it out for the minor premiership and the Women's team fight for a spot in the post season! It's looking like a huge night down at Wally Hagan!
Below is a bit more about our 200th gamer, Sheldon McIntyre, from our facebook page...

Congratulations to Sheldon McIntyre who plays his 200th SBL game for the Cockburn Cougars this Friday night the 29th July.

Sheldon has been part of Cockburn Basketball Association since he was 8 years old, and made his SBL debut for the club in 2005. Sheldon has been a key part of the Men's program and is an important role model at our club with his willingness to help and coach over the years in our junior and WABL programs. He was vice captain of the 2012 Cougars SBL Championship team and is held in high regard for his leadership, versatility, and intensity every time he steps onto the floor.

Sheldon will be presented with his playing life membership on Friday night vs Wanneroo, Women's tip off 6.30pm, Men's 8.30pm

We hope to see you all there to support the SBL teams as we congratulate Sheldon in his 200th SBL game and thank him for his contribution to our club and the State Basketball League.

 7 June 2016

Congratulations to all of the players named in the 2016 All-Star teams and well done to the fans that supported the games. $35000 was raised for Lifeline WA.

 9 May 2016

The 3rd annual Woolkabunning Kiaka Cup is this weekend!
The Red Dust Heelers play the Woolongong Roller Hawks Saturday and again Sunday. Details below.

 11 February 2016

The End of an Era!

Door person extraordinaire “Viv” is no longer with us having recently departed for a better place.

For a long time Viv was the face of Cockburn Basketball Stadium. The first person you met when you entered the stadium and often the last one you said goodbye to as you went home after your game. She was the one that took your money and gave you a ticket when you came in to play. She was the one that sometimes told you off when you stepped out of line. She was also the one to patch up our junior players and give a quick hug when they were injured.

Viv was at the door for the junior and the senior competitions. She looked forward each year to be at the door for the at home games for the WABL competition. The till did not always balance straight away but it was always sorted before she went home. Viv fronted up for every SBL season when her beloved Cougars were playing at home. Viv also liked to help out in the office and as long as things were being done her way, the way they had always been, she would not argue with you.

Viv is gone but not forgotten. And as we make changes in the way we run basketball at Cockburn we sometimes can’t help thinking would Viv have approved? After many, many years she is reunited with Bob and both will be looking over Cockburn with an approving smile.

Vivian has left the stadium – Her memory will linger on!

For those that would like to attend, Viv's funeral is on Monday 15th February at 12pm, Fremantle Cemetery's West Chapel.

 2 February 2016

New Junior Competitions Manager – Matthew Shaw

Cockburn Basketball Association is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Shaw to our Cougar Family. Matthew has commenced work in the new role of Junior Competitions Manager.

Matthew is passionate about basketball and played National League Basketball at a professional level for the Manchester Magic Basketball Team in the United Kingdom. He was also Head coach for Under 16 & Under 18 Men’s National League Basketball team in Tameside.

His previous roles included Venue Management at a restaurant; Duty Manager at a health club; Gym Instructor with a sports trust; and Development Officer with a council.

Matthew will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of all the Domestic Junior Basketball Competitions for Cockburn Basketball Association. The role also involves providing support to Senior Competitions, WABL Program, and Introductory Programs to ensure pathways are in place for junior participants.

Please make Matthew feel welcome.

 12 December 2015

Keith McKenzie Golden Whistle Award

Congratulations to Eva Harris! Keith McKenzie Golden Whistle Award recipient for Referee of the Year 2015. Well done Eva!

 10 December 2015

WA Volunteer Awards 2015

Congratulations to our following Club and Life Members who were acknowledged at WA Volunteer Awards for 25 plus years service for Cockburn Basketball Association — at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

From left to right... Michael Van Lit, Tammy Van Lit, Bert de Meyere, Peter Stanley, Eleanor Clarke, Gary McKay, Heather Stanley and Michael Cronin

 23 November 2015

Juniors - Semester 1 2016

Nominations are now open for the Semester 1 2016 Junior Basketball Season.
Please click on link to see some changes that will be brought in and for details on how to register.

Online Nominations

Nominations close Friday 22nd January 2016.

 20 September 2015


Congratulations to the under 16 div 2 Men and the D-League Women, both WABL Champions! Big congrats also to the under 12 boys who just missed out, going down by 3 points. Well done all!

Under 12's receive their runner-up medals

Under 16 champions 2015

D-League Champions 2015

Allstars Awards

  • U12M-1 Tyson Kelly (League MVP)
  • U14M-1 Cooper Eves
  • U14W-1 Tia Morgan
  • U14M-2 Aeron Linham
  • U16M-1 Logan Franich
  • U16W-1 Lauren Thompson
  • U16M-2 Derek Igbenoba
  • U16M-2 Byron Pearson
  • U16M-2 Zac Harris
  • U18M-1 Calvin Kamara
  • U20M - Carmelo Citrigno
  • D-League M - Julian Pesava
  • D-League M - Matt Vinci
  • D-League W - Nicole Roberts

Congratulations also to referee Eva Harris who was selected to referee a grand final yesterday.

 15 September 2015

This is a 9 week introductory basketball program for girls and boys aged 5-10.
Sessions will be run on Saturday mornings from 10am-11am at Wally Hagan Stadium starting October 17.

Please see Posters attached.
Media Release

Participants must register and pay online at

For further information please contact our office.
ph: 9335 9101

 12 September 2015

SBL Presentation Night 2015


MVPs - Gavin Field and Deanna Smith

Runners-up - Najee Lane and Katie Loberg

Coaches Awards- Grant Davey and Nicole Roberts

Player's Player Award- Sheldon McIntyre and Kirsty Pitcher

Rookie of the Year - Julian Pesava and Izzy Miotti


MVPs - Julian Pesava and Nicole Roberts

Runners-up - Matt Vinci and Nicole Pitcher

Coaches Award - Jacob Knight ans Izzy Miotti

Congratulations to all of our winners. Well deserved! Some fantastic speeches on the night and great to catch up with coaches, players, volunteers and staff.

 6 September 2015


Congratulations to Matt Parsons on Coach of the year. And Deanna Smith and Gavin Field on making the All-star 5 teams.

Statistical awards

Leader in Assists per game - Deanna Smith
Highest Free Throw Percentage - Deanna Smith
Highest Field Goal Percentage - Katie Loberg

Leader in Steals per game - Najee Lane
Highest Free Throw Percentage - Gavin Field
MSBL Coach of the Year - Matt Parsons
Deanna also finished 4th highest in the MVP votes and Gavin 2nd.

 28 August 2015

WABL Coaching Positions

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced coaches for the 2015 BWA State Championships and the 2016 WABL season.

CBA WABL Coaching EOI.doc

 25 August 2015

Seniors - On-line Team Registration!

You can now register your senior team on-line by following this link.