Titans was initially started up by the Kotros family in the late 90's. When they handed it over to Hannah Lowe late in 2006, there were barely 20 teams. and most of those were Under 14s and above. Today there are more than 170 teams ranging from Under 9s all the way to Under 23s (both boys and girls teams). This all happened in the Basketball Hawthorn Association (initially called Hawthorn Basketball Association).
Recently, the club has made the decision to shift competitions and align with the Camberwell District BasketbalL Association (CDBA) and compete in their (CBL). Why? The club and previous association's philosophy around grassroots basketball no longer aligned and so a change was necessary for the future of local basketball.
The club tries to manage the needs of the individual with the opportunity to grade to appropriate levels (up or down) and also for groups to remain together as peer based teams. Community level sport is about building new friendships, strengthening old ones and of course learning all those great life lessons sports can teach you along the way.... Oh, and Basketball too!
DO TITANS GRADE THEIR TEAMS?
The short & less than satisfactory answer is, 'sort of'.
We cater to the needs of the individual.
Groups often join together to play together. That is very easy to arrange and maintain. However, should an individual in the group want a change, Titans has the ability to cater for that (grading up or down as required, or maybe to play with different friends!).
If you want to join as an individual or a small group, Titans can also cater for that by merging your group with another with similar experience/ability.
Grading, although important is not forced. Primarily our focus is that our members are learning and having fun at whatever level is going to make that happen for them!
Below you can see the playing uniforms that the Titans Players wear. The image is of the front and back of the reversible jersey that pairs with royal blue shorts to complete the set.
You can purchase your set by clicking on the uniforms tab at the top of the page.
The only essential items are the reversible playing jersey and the royal blue playing shorts but feel free to get around our super cool apparel! In the comments section at the end of the ordering process you can select a jersey number as a preference but that will be dictated by the other jersey numbers in your team/age group.
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