The Sydney Spectres are a LGBTIQ inclusive basketball club with five registered men's and women's teams playing in the CIty of Sydney competition, catering for all levels of skill and fitness. Our mission is to provide an environment free from harassment and discrimination for members and friends of the LGBTIQ community to play basketball, get fit and socialise. We were founded in 2001 and the following year participated in the 2002 Sydney Gay Games.
The Spectres are committed to creating a welcoming environment for all new and existing members and providing opportunities for LGBTIQ youth to participate in sport without fear of intolerance or discrimination. New players are always welcome and you can enquire about joining us here. We train every Sunday at 11am at Sydney University Leisure and Aquatic Centre and games are played Tuesday or Thursday nights throughout the year.
The Spectres also run social and fundraising events including our annual trivia night, Fair Day stall, other Mardi Gras activities and family fun days.
Mission Statement >>>>>>
The Sydney Spectres Basketball Club provides an environment free from harassment and discrimination for members and friends of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning (GLBTQ) community to play basketball and fulfil their athletic aspirations.
Our Committments >>>>>>
The Sydney Spectres Basketball Club is committed to:
- Providing members and friends of the GLBTQ community with a supportive and socially inclusive environment to participate as part of the club regardless of age, skill level or sexual orientation;
- Providing opportunities for club members to enhance their athletic aspirations and improve fitness levels;
- Providing opportunities to meet and socialise with like-minded individuals;
- Creating a sense of community and a welcoming environment for all new and existing members;
- Eliminating stereotypes and allowing all members of the community to partake in organised sporting activity without fear of intolerance or discrimination; and,
- Providing opportunities for GLBTQ youth.
Sydney Spectres Committee >>>>>>
The Sydney Spectres Basketball Committee meets once every six weeks and are responsible for the continuing growth and development of club life.
CLUB PRESIDENT // Jane Ubrien.
CLUB VICE PRESIDENT // Anna Rowe.
SECRETARY // [vacant]
TREASURER // Chris Kennedy.
SOCIAL MEDIA // Shona Hanson
WEBSITE // Anne Homann
OTHER COMMITTEE MEMBERS // Samara Fitzpatrick, Somerset Hoy, Rose McGill, Brent Devine, JP Cupidon
Where we play >>>>>>
The Sydney Spectres Basketball Club has teams across multiple divisions in the Men's and Women's senior competitions at the City of Sydney Basketball Association's Alexandria stadium.
We currently have teams playing in the following divisions at Alexandria.
- Men's Division 2
- Women's Division 2
- Women's Division 3
- Women's Division 4
- Men's Division 3
Based on interest and availability of players, we may also field teams in additional divisions and on other days at Alexandria stadium.
Competitions run year-round, with three competitions per year, for 12-14 games plus finals. In 2019 the competition dates are (for Tuesday night games).
2019-1 regular season
•15 January - 30 April
2019-2 regular season
•7 May - 13 August
2019-3 regular season
•20 August - 3 December
Competition Results & Fixtures
Sydney Spectres Basketball team results and fixtures can be found on the City of Sydney Basketball Association website here.
WHEN AND WHERE
Tuesday and Thursday nights, 6:15-10pm
City of Sydney Basketball Association, Alexandria
53 Maddox St, Alexandria NSW 2015
$240/competition - payable to Sydney Spectres Basketball Club
Through our annual fundraising efforts, Sydney Spectres Basketball Club has been able to maintain this player fee for the past 5 years, despite increases in competition costs.
Please note: City of Sydney Basketball Association requires each player to pay a compulsory annual insurance fee of $145, which includes participation fees for both City of Sydney and Basketball NSW. Payment can be made here.