WHO ARE THE ABERFELDIE JETS?
The Aberfeldie Jets Basketball Club (AJBC) commonly referred to as ‘The Jets’, is a large domestic basketball club located in Moonee Valley, approximately eight kilometres north-west of Melbourne's CBD.
The club was formed and commenced competition in 1979 and has played across various associations during it's decades of operation. From humble beginnings with not enough kids to form two single sex teams, AJBC founders entered one mixed team in a local competition and grew from there. Aberfeldie Jets now have over 1,000 children participating in over 115 teams in the Keilor Basketball Association's junior domestic competition and our Junior Jets skills development clinic for kids aged 5 - 11 years.
Catering for both boys and girls competitions, teams are fielded in all age groups from U10's, right through to the Under 19's (girls) and U20's (boys), playing in the various grades of A right down to E grade. Many players from the club have progressed through to representative basketball with Keilor Thunder, Broadmeadows Broncos, Melbourne Tigers, Coburg Giants, Westgate Imperials and others. We've had many players participate in the Victorian National Performance Program, the State Development Program, represent Victoria in the National Championships and even one play in the WNBL. You can visit our Hall of Fame here.
Whilst Aberfeldie may be a little known suburb, (it's bordered by Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Maribyrnong and Avondale Heights in case you are wondering) the Club itself is well known locally. The Jets are the largest junior domestic club in the KBA with the majority of it's members residing in the local areas of Aberfeldie, Moonee Ponds, Ascot Vale, Essendon, Strathmore, Niddrie, Maribyrnong, Airport West, Keilor and Avondale Heights. Some of our members live further out in Parkville, Attwood, Cairnlea, Braybrook, Greenvale, Coburg, Deer Park, Hillside, Brunswick, Gowanbrae and other suburbs across the Brimbank, Moreland, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Wyndham and Melton municipalities.
The original Aberfeldie jets logo that came as a sew on patch that was sewn onto players uniforms. The Jet was chosen due to the proximity to the local airports and the relationship with the RAAF that the Club had.
Aberfeldie Jets Basketball Club:
- is an incorporated entity registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria Inc No. A0004935A
- is a not for profit organisation
- is registered with the Australian Taxation Office for GST
- has an Australian Business Number (ABN) 26 603 218 384
- is run by a volunteer committee of management