RAIWAQA Basketball Association expects a much professional approach from its clubs when the league starts this weekend at Ed's Court.
RBA has encouraged its clubs to be punctual to their scheduled matches for the new season.
With basketball, the main sport within the Raiwaqa area, RBA official Peniasi Kainamoli said it was about time they treated the game more seriously.
"We want to play the game more professional now. We have given our clubs our dialogue and we expect teams to be punctual and be professional when the league starts," he said.
The RBA league consists of eight men and women's teams. Kainamoli said preparation for the Easter Basketball Championship kicks off this Saturday.
"This league is organised to determine the placing for our top six teams that will play in the Easter championship. The top four teams will play in the semi-finals and final to determine their top four placing while the bottom four teams will fight for the remaining two spots for the Easter championship."
Raiwaqa giants Warriors, Veterans, Police, Boston and Mighty Mights will be battling hard for the top six spots. However, Mighty Sharks, Mac Paces and Golden Bati have always proven to be threats in every match.
"We have teams like Boston, Veterans, Warriors, Mighty Mights and Police who are all top contenders for the top six spot to the Easter championship," he said.
"We are expecting a tough clash from these eight clubs so I wish them all the best when the league starts on Saturday," Kainamoli added.