Return to Basketball Update - 11th July

Dear Members,

As a result of the Premier’s reintroduction of Stage 3 lock-downs for metropolitan Melbourne from Wednesday 8th July for 6 weeks, all basketball plans to return to Junior domestic competition have been suspended. The return date for Saturday 8th August will no longer be achievable.

Our association, MEBA, have informed all junior and senior domestic clubs that they are unable to commit to an exact return date in the current climate, and for a safe and well managed return for all players, parents and officials.

However, MEBA is working thoughtfully towards a possible return date in line with the usual summer season dates ( first week of Term 4).

Again, can I emphasise that member's registrations for this year will remain current unless individual players wish to inform us they would like to withdraw. Basketball Victoria (BV) is also extending their licenses of individual players and clubs.

I am like many of you disappointed about this setback for a return to sport for our children. As we are experiencing an unprecedented time in our history, I know you will agree with myself and the committee that we need a cautious and mature approach to ensuring the safety and well-being for all our club members.

Until my next communication stay safe and keep active.

Dana Branda-Pawlaczyk President Wattle Park Saints Basketball Club E:

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