Development League


TERM 3 2022: The Bearcats ‘D-League’ is a junior competition designed to introduce children to playing basketball in a team environment whilst also improving their skills, having fun and gaining some enjoyable exercise in the process. 

This is usually the next step after Aussie Hoops, although some kids may start here. 


Games are played on a Saturday afternoon at Port Adelaide and participants are grouped according to age and ability around the U8, U10 and U12 age groups. Bearcats D-League also includes a training session each week, with the time depending on the age group. 

Children aged 5-11 years of age are welcome at any time to join an existing team or create a team with their friends from their school or existing club.

Exisiting D-League player? You can pay your term fee here 


West Development League to team with ACBA from October 2022


West Adelaide Basketball is excited to announce that from October 2022 (Term 4) we will be entering D-League teams in the brand new Adelaide Community Basketball Association Western Conference (ACBA West). 

We will retain our Under 8 entry program - to be called 'West Adelaide Cubs' - and place teams in the new ACBA West Under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 age groups. Our under 8 teams may also enter the ACBA under 8 competition as well as our Cubs program. 

We will continue to offer small group, team and individual training as part of our new ACBA offerings. 

Standby for further details over the coming weeks!

You can read more about ACBA West here:

Please direct your initial enquiries about the current and future West D-League to Melissa Howard via email to: 

For West D-League enquiries
please contact Melissa Howard:

NEXT STEP (after D-League): Junior District Basketball