News & Events


Rock the Rim Basketball is holding a BIG SHOT 3on3 day at the Orange PCYC on Wednesday the 4th of October commencing from 10am.

BIG SHOT 3on3 will incorporate a 4 point shot in the High School divisions while both High and Primary divisions will feature a 2 point free throw and possession back on fouls.

All games will play with a limited possession time to speed up the games, games will run for 20 minutes.

Team and Individual nominations are now being accepted for both High School and Primary Divisions.

We are after budding young basketballers both girls and boys and kids who simply want to come along and try basketball and have some fun. The emphasis for the day is on fun and participation.

Come and join us, nomination forms can be downloaded on the link below.

img-915190921-0001Big Shot 3on3 registration form

Americans Basketball Camp

Rock the Rim Basketball is proud to have secured two fantastic Coaches for their upcoming July School Holiday Basketball Camp in Bathurst on Wednesday the 12th of July.

We are excited to have both Addison Flynn from Greensville Tennessee USA and Conrad Etchi from Burtonsville Maryland USA as Head Coaches at our camp.

Any local basketball fans will recognize both Addison and Conrad as current members of the Lithgow Lazers and Dubbo Rams in the NSW Waratah State League competition.

Both Addison and Conrad premier players in the State League are looking forward to working with the local kids refining their skills and bringing new drills to show the kids.

Both experienced players and those new to basketball are encouraged to attend, the camp is at Bathurst Indoor Sports Stadium, Wednesday 12th of July 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Early registration is recommended at $40.00 per child, registrations on the day will be $50.00 per child.

The Americans Basketball camp is open to both girls and boys aged 8 years to 17 years of age.

Additional information or to register please contact Rock the Rim Basketball on 0428 011 820.

Registration forms can be downloaded from the bottom of the page, or contact Rock the Rim Basketball or your local basketball  association.

Americans Basketball Camp Registration Form

Buckets of Gold in New Zealand

Grant Cole let on his Australian Country Cup under 15s side was up against some very physical opposition at last weekend’s Mel Young Easter Classic in New Zealand.

What he didn’t give away was his boys in green and gold aged 12 and 13 from NSW, Victoria and South Australia were well and truly capable of punching above their weight.

Against some ginormous opposition at Tauranga, a town on the land of the long white cloud’s north island, the Aussies stormed to the tournament victory in an overtime thriller against Waitekerie, coming from behind to prevail 87-81.

Cole was thrilled for his team, one that battled vastly taller opposition for virtually the entire four days in New Zealand and still managed to progress through to the final undefeated.

“These young men were outstanding all week,” Cole said from New Zealand, praising his side’s never-say-die attitude.

“They never gave up against some very big teams to make it to the grand final undefeated and they came from behind to win in overtime.

“Every single player contributed all week every time they stepped onto the court.”

The team qualified for the final thanks to a 63-58 win over Waikato in front of a massive crowd that ballooned during a semi-final’s final quarter.

Incredibly, Cole’s tallest player looked up to all bar one of the opposition’s players in that clash.

Cole dubbed that contest a genuine David versus Goliath encounter.

The win marked the first time an Australian Country Cup side has made the final of the under 15 boys’ division of the tournament.

“Super proud of them all,” he added.

“And to be the first Australian under 15 boys’ team to make it to a grand final at this tournament and then win it is a huge achievement in its self.”

The boys… Louis, Austin, Noah, Mitch SA, Brodie, Tate, Liam Victoria and Noah, Josh and Massimo from NSW defeated…                                                                                                                           Manawatu NZ 79-71     Hibiscus Coast NZ 125-59         CMBB Franklin NZ 68-58                       North Sydney Aust 93-62 quarter final    Waikato NZ 63-58  semi final                                                                         Waitakere NZ 87-81  Final



Rock the Rim Basketball partner with Sporting Schools.


Rock the Rim Basketball is affiliated with the Australian Sports Commission to provide Vicinity Aussie Hoops to schools in the Central West of NSW.

Sporting Schools, a $100 million Australian Government initiative, aims to get children healthy and active. Its key purpose is to encourage more children to do more sports based activities, and empower schools to help them out.

Sporting Schools will engage with over 850,000 children across Australia in what will be the country’s largest school based participation program.

By focusing on having fun, having a go and getting active, Rock the Rim Basketball and Sporting Schools will provide the Central West children with positive sporting experiences to help foster a lifetime interest in sports.

Rock the Rim Basketball supports this through delivering the national Vicinity Aussie Hoops program, which focuses on providing safe, fun and engaging basketball activities that get all children involved, regardless of their level of ability.

For more information about Sporting Schools and Vicinity Aussie Hoops visit

Rock the Rim Basketball is proud to be given this opportunity through Sporting Schools and Basketball NSW.

Rock the Rim Basketball where “Every Child gets an Opportunity”



Push to increase Aussie Hoops in Cowra

Rock the Rim Basketball will intensify their push to attract more members to Vicinity Aussie Hoops in Cowra over the next fortnight.

Rock the Rim Basketball will visit all schools in the Cowra area to raise awareness of Vicinity Aussie Hoops and the Rim Rockers program, both currently run on a Tuesday afternoon at the PCYC Young Road in Cowra.

Vicinity Aussie Hoops is for kids 5 to 12 years of age while Rim Rockers is targeting kids 12 to 17 years of age, with the potential to get enough kids in Cowra interested to establish a Junior Basketball competition in Cowra.

Over the next two weeks interested kids can come along and participate in our FREE programs to get a feel for basketball.

Vicinity Aussie Hoops runs 4pm to 5.15 pm while Rim Rockers runs 5.15 to 7pm every Tuesday.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Grant at Rock the Rim Basketball on 0428 011 820.


2017 Vicinity Aussie Hoop Programs Term One

Rock the Rim Basketball are the sole provider of Basketball Australia’s Vicinity Aussie Hoops program for kids 5 to 12 years of age in Blayney, Cowra & Orange.

Our 2017 Term One programs commence  in…

Blayney – Monday 6th Feb 4pm to 5.30pm                                                                                                Cowra – Tuesday 7th Feb 4pm to 5.15pm                                                                                                   Orange – Wednesday 8th Feb 4.30pm to 6pm

All programs run for 9 weeks, costs are…

New members $95.00 includes a Basketball, Backpack, Reversible singlet and registration with Basketball NSW.                                                                                                                                     Returning Members fee is $70.00.

Vicinity Aussie Hoops is Basketball Australia’s official development program.                           Vicinity Aussie Hoops is a national program which provides an environment where children of all abilities can achieve on the court and reap the rewards of skill development, enhanced self-esteem, social co-operation and grassroots sports participation.

Put simply Rock the Rim Basketball and Vicinity Aussie Hoops is all about participation and fun.

All programs are delivered by accredited Coaching staff.

To register your child in one of our fantastic programs simply go to


Shaquille Oneal Boot tour

Rock the Rim Basketball is proud to announce the Shaq Boot Tour.

We have been lucky enough to get hold of one of Shaquille O’Neals boots, thanks to Sportsmans Warehouse in Canberra.

The boot a Reebok Pump is going with us to all our schools, camps & clinics we are running over the next couple of months.

Very rare opportunity to hold one of these monsters.

Vicinity Aussie Hoops – Blayney

Basic RGBRock the Rim Basketball will again be running the Vicinity Aussie Hoops program over 10 weeks in Blayney at CentrePoint Leisure Centre commencing Monday the 10th of October from 4pm till 5.30pm.

Vicinity Aussie Hoops is Basketball Australia’s official development program aimed at kids 5 to 10 years old.

This is a fantastic introduction into Basketball with accredited Coaches whose aim is to teach the basic skills required in a fun and  social environment for children of all abilities and their families.

Cost for new members is $85.00 which includes a starter pack consisting of a basketball, reversible singlet and backpack. Renewing members is $65.00.

More information can be obtained from Rock the Rim Basketball 0428 011 820.

To register your child for this fantastic program go to

Rim Rockers Development squads – Cowra & Forbes

RocktheRim Basketball is proud to announce that we are launching Rim Rockers Development Squads in both Cowra & Forbes.

Rim Rockers is aimed at 11 – 17 year olds who are serious about taking their Basketball to the next level.

Commencing Tuesday the 11th October in Cowra 5.15pm to 7pm and Thursday the 13th October in Forbes 4.30pm to 6.30pm…Both programs run for 10 weeks.

Rim Rockers Development Squad Athletes can expect a higher intensity program aimed at developing athletes fundamentals from footwork, passing, ball handling/dribbling, shooting through to team offense and defense concepts.

At Rim Rockers we want our Athletes to not only have great skills on the court, we focus on building self-confidence, teamwork and social skills to complement our athletes.

Interested…Additional information on this fantastic opportunity can be obtained by contacting RocktheRim Basketball on 0428 011 820.

Application forms for both programs are available to download here.

“Rim Rockers Basketball giving you an opportunity”

Rim Rockers Registration Form 2016 Cowra

Rim Rockers Registration Form 2016 Forbes

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Holiday Camp – Forbes

Rock the Rim Basketball are proud to announce their holiday basketball camp in Forbes on Monday the 26th of September at Forbes Basketball Courts.

The camp runs from 10am to 4pm and is open to both boys and girls 6 years to 17 years of age.

You are guaranteed a great day packed with Basketball Activities. To register contact Cindy from Forbes Basketball Association or Grant from RocktheRim Basketball on 0428 011 820.

Registrations close Friday 23rd  SEPTEMBER.

Registration forms are available from both RocktheRim Basketball and Forbes Basketball Association or it is also attached below

Forbes Basketball Camp Registration Sept 2016