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 9’s through to Seniors OR, join individually and have the opportunity to play at a more competitive grade. With almost 70 teams and 1000+ members in the Hawthorn Basketball Association, we continue to grow and have teams of varying abilities and skills and actively encourage participation from players of all ages. We are also now proud to offer competition opportunities for Senior teams Monday – Thursday in the HBA comp.

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.



Season information:

Junior domestic teams for boys and girls aged 7-20 played under the Basketball Hawthorn competition.  The Winter 2021 Season runs 01 May 2021 – 11 Sep 2021.

There are 14 competition rounds with Week 1 commencing 1/2 May and Semi Finals commence 4/5 September 

Saturday Competition is U9-U16 

Sunday Competition is U18 & U23


Pricing information

Registration for Winter 2021 Season is set at $360 with an 8% discount for all siblings registered under the same linked account. A late fee of $20 will be added if registering after March 21, 2021.