ready to hear the cougars call?

Canterbury Cougars is a family, not-for-profit club, run by volunteers that simply love everything basketball. We offer the opportunity for friends to start their own teams in any age-group from Under 8’s OR, join individually and have the opportunity to play at a more competitive grade.

With almost 50 teams and 1000+ members in the new Community Basketball League, we continue to grow and have teams of varying abilities and skills and actively encourage participation from players of all ages.

We are focused on offering a well-rounded introduction to basketball, through to representative ready players. Our aim is to help grow player’s self-confidence, through teaching skills, sportsmanship, team play, respect for teammates and referees and a general love of basketball.

We have built a strong community through a family first culture, which develops lifelong friendships, in a fun and social environment. In addition, we continue to provide pathways to representative basketball, with a few players having gone on to represent Australia.

Join our club on Instagram & Facebook. Hear the Cougars Call & Register to play.


Junior domestic teams for boys and girls aged 7-21 play in the new Community Basketball League competition.  The Summer 2022 Season runs for 8 weeks 05 February 2022 – 02 April 2022.

There are 8 competition rounds and 8 training sessions with no finals. 

  • Saturday Competition is U8-U18 
  • Sunday Competition is U22

Registration for the Summer 2022 Lightning Season is set at $170. A late fee of $20 will be added if registering after November 30, 2021.

Pay $30 (non-refundable) deposit now to secure your spot and pay the rest next year!

But the deals don’t stop there… we have a promo to celebrate our 30 years as a community Club!  Register in the first 10 days (now until the 15th November) and you will receive a $30 voucher towards your final payment next year!

Age grouping is probably the biggest change moving into the Community Basketball League which is used across almost all other associations.  See the age grouping dates of birth below. The reason why almost all other Associations run this way is that it allows for players born at any point in the year to get a mixed experience of being top age and bottom age. This prevents the December born players from always being young and the January born players from always being at the older end of the age group.

U8 – 01/07/2013 and under
U10 – 01/07/2011 – 30/06/2013
U12 – 01/07/2009 – 30/06/2011
U14 – 01/07/2007 – 30/06/2009
U16 – 01/07/2005 – 30/06/2007
U18 – 01/07/2003 – 30/06/2005
U22 – 01/07/2000 – 30/06/2003 (play Sundays)