This week CBA announced the male domestic player of the year!
Congratulations to Thomas Martin for winning these awards!
Thomas is from the Saints Basketball Club (Cranbourne)! He is a team player and has a desire to succeed. It is important to Thomas that his teammates are always alongside him for this success. His coach can see that he listens well and puts into action what he has been taught at training sessions. He is one to keep an eye on for even more great things in the future!
Well done Thomas! You are more than worthy winners of this award!
Keep an eye out tomorrow evening for our next awards winners!
Return to Sport Update – July 1, 2020 The Victorian Governments announcement on Tuesday 30 June for particular suburbs (postcodes) to revert back to Stage 3 restrictions (due to COVID-19 localised ‘hotspots’) has an impact on domestic basketball in those areas.
From 11.59pm 1 July to 29 July, associations who have facilities, clubs and participants who reside in the suburbs below unfortunately will not be able to conduct basketball activity (Return to Red-0 in Basketball Victoria’s – Return to Sport Guidelines): 3012: Brooklyn, Kingville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray.3021: Alban Vale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans.3032: Ascot Vale, High Point City, Maribyrnong, Travancore.3038: Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens.3042: Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie.3046: Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park.3047: Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana.3055: Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West.3060: Fawkner.3064: Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park and Kalkallo. While we understand this will be a bitter blow to those affected, we ask the basketball community in these areas to observe the Victorian Government restrictions and only leave your home for work or school, care or caregiving, daily exercise and food shopping.
Hopefully with everyone’s vigilance, we will see a reduction in cases across these areas and the rest of Victoria in the coming days and weeks, and everyone will have the opportunity to return to group trainings and competitions.
In the meantime, we will continue to support the affected associations during this period and ensure they are ready to return when safe to do so.
The rest of Victoria is still at Orange-50 for Indoor Training and Competition for those 18 years and under, and Red-10 Outdoor Training for those 19 years and over. Subject to the advice of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and the continued management of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), adults (19 years and over) can resume full-contact training from 13 July and full-contact competition from 20 July – as per DHHS.
Summary of Current Restrictions:
FOR THOSE AFFECTED SUBURBS AS ABOVE
ALL AGES: July 2 until July 29 – Reactivation Status = RED – 0
FOR THE REMAINDER OF VICTORIA
FOR 18 YEARS OLD AND UNDER:Current Reactivation Status = ORANGE – 50Full contact training and competition for both indoor and outdoor is currently possibleFOR 19 YEARS OLD AND OVER: Current Reactivation Status = RED – 10Non-contact training for both indoor and outdoor is currently possibleFOR 19 YEARS OLD AND OVER: Mid July – Reactivation Status TBC = ORANGE 20/50Full contact training for both indoor and outdoor) from July 13 (to be confirmed by DHHS)Resumption of competition both indoor and outdoor from July 20 (to be confirmed by DHHS)VJBL
While our focus continues to be on a return to local participation, we also understand that there is ongoing interest in the VJBL. At this stage, due to the impacts of the lockdown zones we have decided that the VJBL season cannot commence from July 17. We believe that the VJBL is an important junior representative league for thousands of Victorians; hence we are currently working through a number of options for a potential competition resumption. We aim to provide more certainty about the VJBL in the coming days.
Regards, Nick Honey Basketball Victoria Chief Executive Officer July 1, 2020
It is with great excitement that we can announce the return to basketball details. Casey Basketball competitions are set to resume mid July 2020, with a start date to be confirmed.
There will be no Winter Season for 2020, however, the newly confirmed Spring/Summer season will be extended, with competitions being played between mid July 2020 through to 1st April 2021.
Please note, there is NO need to re-register via PlayHQ, the information and dates for Winter will be adjusted by Casey Basketball Association. In the meantime, can you please advise if you DO NOT wish to return for the Spring/Summer season.
For the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone involved at Casey Basketball stadium, athletes and spectators, there will be some Covid-19 procedures introduced.
Games times will be reduced to two 18 minute halves, with a 1 minute half time, and 1 timeout per team, per half.
Athletes and spectators will only be allowed into the stadium 10 minutes prior to their scheduled playing time. They will have 10 minutes post game to exit the stadium.
All high touch areas, including but not limited to, scoring benches, players benches and game basketballs, will be sanitised between games.
Only CBA basketballs will be allowed on site. Athletes and families are NOT permitted to bring their own basketballs into the stadium.
Regular hand sanitising before, during and after games is required by ALL athletes, and scorers.
There will be a limit on the number of spectators per game. With further details yet to be confirmed, it looks like it will be one spectator per athlete, with siblings not allowed on site.
Spectators will be required to sign into the stadium records, for Covid-19 tracking purposes. These details will only be kept by CBA for 21 days, and then destroyed securely.
The basketball community will be united in the processes, working together to stop the spread, and protect our members.
Return to training details are yet to be confirmed, as we await advice from our training properties.
As the return to basketball date is approaching, it is important that we gather our athlete’s and team’s information as soon as possible. The club understands that the cross over from Winter members, and the newly formed Spring/Summer members may cause difficulties for our families, athlete’s and other winter commitments, we are here to assist in any way we can, please feel free to make contact with our Club Committee Members to discuss further.
With all these changes, and extension to the season, the club is reviewing the fees structure, and pending confirmation from Casey Basketball, the club will inform you as soon as we have these details.
You will all be informed as new information comes to hand.
We thank you for your continued support throughout these unique times.
The health and safety of our members and athletes remains our primary focus.
On Friday 13 March, Basketball Victoria made the decision to suspend all Basketball Victoria related activities, leagues, programs and events to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Today, Monday 16 March, the Victorian State Government has also declared a State of Emergency for four weeks in response to this pandemic.
We continue to regularly consult with key stakeholders including the Victorian Government, VicSport and Basketball Australia, as well as listening to our members which assists us in providing the appropriate guidance, information and updates on the continually unfolding COVID-19 situation and the effect on the basketball community.
We understand that basketball is a large part of many people’s lives, which will be missed at the moment, however our current priority is to make decisions that ensure the health and wellbeing of all players, coaches, officials, staff, volunteers and all of our families are maintained.
At this stage, the suspension of all related Basketball Victoria sanctioned activities, programs and events will continue through the state of emergency period. This date may change, and we will continue to provide updates on a weekly basis.
We have been listening to the questions and concerns of our community. Please see below for clarification on certain matters:
Training Basketball Victoria considers formal or organised team training to be part of basketball related activities, programs and events. As such, we highly recommend training sessions are postponed until further notice.
VJBL VJBL games are postponed until at least April 17. Further updates will continue to be provided on a weekly basis.
Big V Big V games are postponed until at least April 13. Further league specific communications will follow in the coming days.
NBL1 League specific communications will follow in the coming days.
The Under 12 and Under 14 Country Championships due to be played between now and April 13 will be postponed until further notice. We will provide updates as soon as they come to hand.
Under 14 Skills Days
Upcoming Skills Day events scheduled to be held this weekend at Dromana, Ballarat, Bendigo, Bellarine, Hamilton, Korumburra, Swan Hill, Traralgon and Wangaratta are postponed until further notice. Additional information will follow as soon as it comes to hand.
The Aussie Hoops program in Victoria is suspended until at least April 13. Further updates will continue to be provided on a weekly basis. In addition, Term 2 Registrations are also suspended.
Tribunal matters or hearings are to be deferred until further notice, unless there is an urgent matter. For any queries – please contact: Gerry Glennen on 03 9837 8000 or email@example.com
BV Awards Night / BVC Awards Breakfast
At this stage, both the BV Awards Night and the BVC Awards Breakfast are postponed until further notice, a future date has not yet been decided. We will continue to provide updates as further decisions are made.
Winners for all categories have been decided, we will not release winner’s names or the recognition of service award winners yet until further decisions have been made for potential celebrations later in the year.
Further updates about Basketball Victoria activities, events and programs will be provided as information comes to hand.