CHECK-IN, STAY CONNECTED
Unfortunately (but not surprisingly), the Victorian Government, on advice from the Department of Health, has extended the lockdown restrictions for Greater Melbourne. These measures remain in place until 11:59pm on Thursday 2 September.
We share your disappointment at this news. It has been made even harder with the news that basketball courts outside will also be closed.
REMAINDER OF JUNIOR DOMESTIC 2021 WINTER SEASON
We hope that our junior domestic competition will be able to return for the weekend of 4/5 September for the last 2 rounds before this season ends. If we can return, there will be no finals, just regular season games. All teams will be playing, unless fixtured for a bye.
NEXT SEASON – PLANNING CONTINUES
Planning for next season must still proceed despite the current extended lockdown, so please ensure that you have notified your coach/team manager of your intentions for next season. The sooner we get all the team information, the sooner we can work on finalising team lists.
Please keep updated with exposure sites and follow the health advice provided by the relevant authorities.
Please ensure that you continue to reach out to teammates, family members and friends – lockdowns, quarantine and isolation periods don’t get any easier, no matter how much experience we’ve had!
This is a challenging period for all in the community. There are a number of resources to help assist you during these difficult times, including the Welcome to Head to Health website – which helps you find digital mental health and wellbeing resources, for yourself or for those in your community – as well as VicHealth’s list of Ten go-to mental health organisations for young people.
STAY READY – HOOPS @ HOME
We hope our members are staying ready and working on their fitness, core strength and skills (e.g., ball handling and shooting). Skipping is great for basketball fitness! A bit of backyard basketball amongst the family is a great way to keep active and help keep the kid’s skills up.
FEES FOR NEXT SEASON
We value your continued support of the club as we work to set up the teams for next season and undertake decisions relating to the fees. We will be offering reduced fees for 2021/2022 Summer season given we have not played all expected games during the current Winter Season.
The club has always been among the lower fee charging clubs, we fully refunded all fees for the 2020 Winter season (we did not pass on the fees incurred) and heavily discounted and subsidised last summer season fees. We remain committed to keeping fees to a minimum.
We appreciate your understanding and patience throughout these difficult times. Please stay safe and encourage your children to keep balling, ready for our return!