Big V Game Day Staff

With the Big V season beginning in mid-March, Hawthorn Magic are seeking expressions of interest for key roles across Game Day operations.


Teams – Hawthorn Magic is represented by four (4) senior teams – Championship Men & Women and Youth Men & Women
Big V Season – the season begins Saturday 13th March, and runs until the end of August (includes Finals)
Venue – home games are played at Boroondara Sports Complex (271C Belmore Road, Balwyn North)
Game Times – predominately 5:30pm & 7:30pm (Saturday) and 1:00pm & 3:00pm (Sunday), subject to change


• Court Announcer
• Video Producer
• Scorebench Officials
• Statistician Officials

Read on for position description and application information


Hawthorn Magic are seeking an experienced, passionate and engaging individual to take on the role of Big V Court Announcer for the Magic Big V 2021 season.

If you enjoy watching basketball and are a great communicator, then this is the role for you!

You will be responsible for, but not limited to:

• Playing music pre-game and during match breaks
• Introducing players for each team
• Playing the National Anthem
• Commentating during the match (basic) in accordance with the Big V Rules of Operation

You will need to be available for all home games (approx. 40 games) at Boroondara Sports Complex on both Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. This is a great gig for any basketball junkie that is outgoing and doesn’t mind a good chat!

Pay Rate: $50 per game

Applications and enquiries by email to:
Luke Lehmann – Hawthorn Magic Administrator

POSITION – BIG V VIDEO PRODUCER (2 positions – roster-based role)

A new addition for the 2021 Big V season is live-streaming of all Championship Men’s & Women’s games – the Video Producers will also be responsible for capturing Youth Championship games also.

You will be responsible for, but not limited to:

• Set up, operate and pack up the streaming equipment for each home game
• Capture all home games, including Live Stream of Championship Men and Women games
• Any other duties as directed by the Game Commissioner

You will need to be available for home games (approx. 40 games) at Boroondara Sports Complex on both Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons – must be available during school holidays. A great way to get involved in Senior basketball and make some extra pocket money!

Pay Rate: $25 per game

Applications and enquiries by email to:
Luke Lehmann – Hawthorn Magic Administrator


Would you like to watch basketball for free?

Become a scorer and get the best seat in the house!

Level 1 Course
Where: Basketball Hawthorn Head Office (48 Whitehorse Road, Deepdene)
When: Saturday 6th March
Time: 9:0am to 4pm approx.

Included in the Level 1 course fee of $56 ($33 for referees; referee number to be provided):

• Course & exam
• FIBA Rulebook and VBSA Handbook
• VBSA Membership includes:
o All rule and handbook updates
o Quarterly VBSA newsletter, containing articles on education, community news, scoretable events, trivia and history

To register your interest, please complete the following form –


Want to sit courtside at basketball games and further develop your basketball skills and potentially do it professionally?

Who is a Basketball Statistician?
A Basketball Statistician is a game official who is responsible for recording all actions for both teams during a game. At least two statisticians officiate at each game – one (the caller) calls all the action on court to the second statistician (the computer operator), who inputs these actions into a computer. A third statistician (the spotter) may also be present, their role is to clarify or pick up missed actions by the caller.

Why become a statistician?

• It’s fun.
• It’s a great way to be involved in basketball outside of coaching, playing and refereeing.
• Learn and appreciate more about the game of basketball.
• Meet people with similar interests.
• It’s not a time-consuming position as there are no duties to perform outside of the actual game.
• You do not need to provide any equipment.
• There is the opportunity to progress to the international level of competition.

How do I become a statistician?

To become a statistician, you must be 14 years or older and have a basic knowledge of basketball. Some experience with computers is also an advantage.

Prospective statisticians complete a Statistician’s Course (approx. 3 hours) incorporating “Level 1 Statistician” accreditation and learn to use the Basketball Statistics Computer Program.

After you have achieved your Level 1 and Computer Course accreditation, and practiced officiating at a few games, you are ready to begin your new position as a Basketball Statistician. Your accreditation is recognised across Australia.

For expressions of interest, please contact:
Luke Lehmann – Hawthorn Magic Administrator