About the Association

The Ivanhoe Darebin Basketball Association  (IDBA) provides playing opportunities for junior and senior basketballers in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. Our junior championship teams are known as the Ivanhoe Darebin Knights.

Junior teams

We welcome junior basketball players of all abilities:

  • junior championship—(Rep program)—the most competitive players have the opportunity to play in  girls and boys representative teams in the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) on Friday evenings
  • junior domestic—those still developing their skills and those playing primarily for fitness and fun can join one of our member clubs the Darebin Giants and the Ivanhoe Knights, who together run a total of more than 80 teams.

Our two junior domestic clubs participate in different competitions:

  • the Darebin Giants play in the Whittlesea City Basketball Association (WCBA), and
  • the Ivanhoe Knights play in the Eastern Districts Junior Basketball Association (EDJBA).

We encourage our players in the junior domestic teams to strive to take their skills to a higher level by trying out for the junior championship program.

Senior teams

Our association currently runs two senior domestic competitions:

  • Monday night men’s competition, and
  • Sunday night mixed competition.

These competitions are run at our home venue, the Darebin Community Sports Stadium, 857 Plenty Road, Reservoir.

Aussie Hoops

The IDBA is also an accredited for running the Aussie Hoops program, an entry-level skills development program  for kids aged 5-10 years. We run the program at the Darebin Community Sports Stadium.


The association was formed in 2016 as a result of an alliance between the Ivanhoe Knights Basketball Club and the Darebin Basketball Association.

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