Welcome to Hawthorn Junior Magic.
Hawthorn Junior Magic (Magic) is the representative arm of the Hawthorn Basketball Association (HBA). Magic teams are drawn from all teams that play in the HBA Saturday competition.
Magic plays in the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL). The divisions of the competition are named:
– Victorian Junior State Championship (“VC”)
– Victorian Junior Basketball League (“Metro”) – there are 4 levels, Metro 1, Metro 2, Metro 3 & Metro 4.
– North-West Conference regional competition; and
– Eastern Qualifying regional competition.
The playing standard is higher than in a Saturday competition, and our Magic teams compete against similar representative teams from other basketball associations around Melbourne; e.g. Melbourne Tigers, Eltham Wildcats, Nunawading Spectres, Bulleen Boomers, and Waverley Falcons to name just a few.
Magic players do not leave their Saturday teams. Magic is an additional opportunity for players. Magic will give a child the skills to compete in a better standard of basketball, which brings higher self esteem, new pleasures of achievement and, importantly, new friendships.
The program provides high level training in skills development, court strategy, and physical fitness. Consistently playing at a higher level assists the development of all players in the MUVJBL and HBA competitions.