ELIGIBILITY

Effective from August 2021

To be eligible to represent the Mornington District Basketball Association (MDBA) as a Mornington Breaker it is compulsory for any player under 18 years of age to participate in our MDBA domestic competition.

All junior Breakers players must make a regular commitment to participate in the domestic competition. A regular player is someone who plays in both the Summer and Winter competitions and plays enough games to be eligible for domestic finals in accordance with MDBA By Law 4.9.

Existing Breakers player (a player who played in the previous VJBL season as a Mornington Breaker)

An existing junior Breakers player that is not registered in our Summer and Winter domestic season or is registered but does not play regularly will be fined $250.00 which is due by the 15th April in the VJBL Championship Year. The Committee of Management reserve the right to remove a player from the VJBL competition, if that player does not register and be a regular player in our Summer and Winter domestic competitions, regardless if the $250.00 fine is paid or not.

New Player (a player who did not play in the previous VJBL season or played VJBL for another Association)

A new player to MDBA that Try’s Out and is selected in a Breakers team but is not registered in our MDBA domestic competition, must make every effort to find a suitable domestic team in both their natural age group and/or the age group above for the Summer season. A new player that is not registered as a player by Round 1 of the MDBA Winter domestic season or is registered but is not a regular player in the Summer and/or Winter competitions will be fined $250.00, which is due by the 15th April in the year of the VJBL Championship Season. The Committee of Management reserve the right to remove a player from the VJBL competition, if that player does not register and be a regular player in our Summer and Winter domestic competitions, regardless if the $250.00 fine is paid or not.

If a player does not comply with any of the above the Committee of Management reserve the right to remove the player from the VJBL competition.

Exemptions

  • Players selected for a VJBL Under 20 team and/or are 18 years or over and those players studying VCE Year 12 (only) during the Championship Season of VJBL may be exempt from playing in our domestic competition.
  • A player under the age of 18 years who is selected as a permanent player (excludes training player or Future Stars) on Breakers Big V Senior or Youth League team is not required to play domestic basketball.
  • A junior player may apply to the General Manager for an exemption from playing domestic basketball if they have been selected for a State or National basketball squad, team or program. An injured player may apply to the General Manager for an exemption from participating in or for not meeting the required number of games by submitting a doctor’s certificate from a recognised and certified medical practitioner.
  • Skills programs conducted at or by MDBA do not give a player eligibility for a junior Breakers team.

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