Play Juniors

The collective noun for a group of Rats is a “mischief”. The Ginninderra Rats Basketball Club invites young players of all ages and abilities to join our ranks and make mischief with us! We provide the opportunity for hundreds of boys and girls to play each season.


Our players come from a variety of backgrounds and no matter your experience, we will make every effort to find a team that reflects your level and maximises your development and understanding of the game.

At Rats basketball, having fun and making friends is always the first priority.

Details of age-group trials will be promoted on Latest News, direct emails to existing players and through our Facebook page.

If you are interested in playing with us please contact our junior registrars via email:

Refunds will not be provided unless there are extenuating circumstances (e.g. a medical issue or season ending injury) – no more than 50% of the total fee paid is refundable (plus an administration fee). All refunds will be at the discretion of the Ginninderra Rats Committee.

All refund requests should be directed to the Club Treasurer at


Ginninderra Rats juniors train at Belconnen High School in Hawker. All players are required to bring their own basketball (Boys – Size 5 for U10, Size 6 for U12 and U14, Size 7 from Under 16; Girls – Size 5 for U10, Size 6 for U12 and up) and drink bottle.

For our current training grid Click Here


For all fixtures please refer to the Basketball ACT website


The Ginninderra Rats Basketball Club members are good sports. We are honest, fair and respectful to teammates, referees, fans and members of other clubs. At all times we abide by the Basketball ACT Code of Conduct

For Parents and Guardians:

• Remember that children participate in sport for their own enjoyment, not yours.
• Encourage children to participate – do not force them.
• Acknowledge a good effort by your own child or any other player.
• Encourage your child to play by the rules.
• Never ridicule, criticise or yell at your own child or any other player.
• Set an example for your child of good spectator conduct.
• Respect the decisions of referees and officials.
• Support your volunteer coaches, managers and club administrators.
• Respect the opposition.
• Never use verbal or physical abuse.
• Exercise duty of care when leaving players at training or matches.

For Players:

• Abide by the rules of the sport.
• Be a good sport.
• Be a strong team member.
• Treat all players, coaches, managers, parents, referees and officials with respect.
• Intolerance, rudeness and bullying are not acceptable.
• Participate for your own enjoyment.
• Don’t argue with referees or officials.

You may ask your captain, coach or manager to approach the referee or official during a break or after the competition.