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  1. Basketball Victoria coaches prioritise physical and mental health amidst COVID-19
  2. Return to Basketball
  3. BVC Awards celebrated this week!
  4. TWO NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN BOARD OF BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA
  5. Competition Update #4 – 15/5/2020
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May 15, 2020
Competition Update #4 – 15/5/2020

Spartans Basketball are continuing to plan for a reduced season to start on the 7th July as outlined in the Competition Update #3, full details – https://www.spartansbasketball.net.au/competition-update-3-4-4-2020/ Restricted outdoor training is now an option for players to get some practice. We encourage people to follow the guidelines set out by the State Government and Basketball…

April 24, 2020
Basketball Victoria Membership Extension and Refunds

The following details have been provided from Basketball Victoria. All sports across Victoria are experiencing this, and as such we have been in regular contact with the relevant sporting bodies, as we work through the best way to manage this situation for our participants, while carefully managing the financial situation of our sport.   As you would be aware, in addition to competition…

April 4, 2020
Competition Update #3 – 4/4/2020

It’s safe to say we are all missing Basketball.  We hope everyone is staying safe during this unpredictable and unprecedented period. Below we are proposing a two step course of action for the 2020 Winter and 2020/21 Summer Seasons. Step 1 – Shorter Winter Season 2020 Winter season will start on July 7, this short…

March 23, 2020
Previous Results/Ladders/Player & Team Stats

We know how much people like their personal and team stats, so a heads up as we move from SportsTG to PlayHQ an unfortunate downside is the loss of data which can not be moved from one system to another. For the last 5 seasons we have used courtside to score our games and it has…

March 21, 2020
Competition update #2 – 21/3/2020

Below are decisions MSD Spartans have made in relation to Summer Season 2019/20 and the upcoming 2020 Winter season. In needing to be compliant with the current State of Emergency and suspension of competitions by Basketball Victoria, MSD Spartans has determined the following: The Summer 2019/20 Season has been deemed to have concluded. Despite no…

March 14, 2020
No games until further notice

As of today, March 14th, all MSD Spartans Basketball competitions will be POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. MSD Spartans will continue to take directions from Basketball Victoria on the situation. We have not received any confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus from any players, staff or officials, the decision to suspend…

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September 18, 2019
How to watch the NBL Blitz in Tasmania

How to watch the NBL Blitz in Tasmania The NBL Blitz is coming to Tasmania from September 19-22, and you can catch all the action streaming live on Facebook and Twitch. All games will be streaming via the NBL Facebook Page as well as on the NBL’s Twitch Channel. Join the NBL Overtime trio of…

September 17, 2019
Families The Winners As Kmart Australia Extends NBL Partnership

Families The Winners As Kmart Australia Extends NBL Partnership The Hungry Jack’s National Basketball League (NBL) is pleased to announce it has extended its partnership with one of Australia’s favourite retailers Kmart Australia until 2022. The new agreement will see GAMETIME by Kmart continue for a third consecutive year to deliver a wide ranging community program to schools across Australia and New…

September 16, 2019
Starting Five: Boomers Fall Agonisingly Short

Starting Five: Boomers Fall Agonisingly Short Five thoughts on the Australian Boomers’ 67-59 loss to France in the third-place game of the FIBA World Cup from NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria.   THE AGONY OF DEFEAT It hurts. After marching into the medal rounds with a 6-0 record, the Boomers lost their final two games at…

September 16, 2019
Illawarra Hawks Set To Bring NBL Back To Canberra

Illawarra Hawks Set To Bring NBL Back To Canberra The Illawarra Hawks have announced that they will be returning to the nation’s capital with another action-packed game this 2019/20 NBL Season. After successfully bringing the NBL back to Canberra for the first time in ten years in January, the Hawks will once again be returning…

September 16, 2019
LaMelo Ball Leads Hawks, Taipans Beat Bullets Again

LaMelo Ball Leads Hawks, Taipans Beat Bullets Again It has taken LaMelo Ball just two preseason NBL games to create worldwide headlines. The teenage sensation, who has joined the Illawarra Hawks under the NBL Next Stars program, scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting in the Hawks’ 109-98 win over South East Melbourne Phoenix in Albury…

September 16, 2019
NBL Vision for World Class Sports and Entertainment Precinct in Tasmania

NBL Vision for World Class Sports and Entertainment Precinct in Tasmania The Owner and Executive Chairman of the Hungry Jack’s National Basketball League Larry Kestelman has unveiled his bold vision for a new community sports and entertainment precinct at Wilkinsons Point in Hobart. The vision is part of Kestelman’s plan to purchase the Derwent Entertainment…

May 20, 2020
Return to Basketball

Return to Basketball Basketball Australia has worked closely with state and territory associations on these guidelines, which are in line with the Federal Government’s National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment. In creating these guidelines, Basketball Australia aims to provide members and the community…

May 16, 2020
TWO NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN BOARD OF BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA

TWO NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN BOARD OF BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA The appointments of John Carey and Kym Pfitzner follow a ballot with over 30 candidates, with voting conducted via virtual video conference for the first time in the organisation’s history due to current COVID-19 restrictions. They replace outgoing Board members Ian Silk and Brian Delaney, who…

May 13, 2020
Three new Directors join Paralympics Australia Board

Three new Directors join Paralympics Australia Board O’Callaghan said former Chief Justice of the Queensland Supreme Court Tim Carmody, Chief Operating Officer of Frizelle Sunshine Prestige Rebecca Frizelle and Paralympic gold medalist Grant Mizens will bring unique and important skill sets to the Board at a pivotal time in the organisation’s history. The trio joins…

May 12, 2020
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Dates Announced

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Dates Announced Australia is one of 80 nations competing for one of 32 spots at the World Cup, with the process including six qualifying windows over a 15-month period over the four regions of Asia/Oceania, Africa, Americas and Europe. The Australian Boomers, ranked third in the FIBA World Rankings, will…

May 7, 2020
Australian School Championships COVID-19 Update

Australian School Championships COVID-19 Update Basketball Australia recognises the impact COVID-19 has had on schools and school-based sport. Still seven months away, Basketball Australia is hopeful the event can proceed as planned and will continue to prepare for it until such a point as it becomes impractical. A final decision on the staging of the…

May 7, 2020
Teisha Shadwell – Living the Green and Gold Dream

Teisha Shadwell – Living the Green and Gold Dream At 14, Shadwell was paving herself a path to a basketball career, with endeavours to represent in the green and gold on the world stage. “We all [siblings] played representative basketball, and we were fairly active in all school sports. I had always hoped one day…

May 23, 2020
Basketball Victoria coaches prioritise physical and mental health amidst COVID-19

Basketball Victoria coaches prioritise physical and mental health amidst COVID-19 As the largest participation sport in state, the effects of COVID-19 hit Basketball Victoria harder than most in March, when the organisation postponed all basketball competitions, activities and events until further notice.  For the basketball community, this announcement was an abrupt shock and was especially disconcerting for the elite athletes involved in Basketball Victoria’s High Performance pathways.  …

May 19, 2020
BVC Awards celebrated this week!

BVC Awards celebrated this week! The Awards will be presented in three sections this week – Off The Court Winners (Wednesday 20 May), On the Court Winners (Friday  22 May) and last but not least, the Jack Terrill Medal (Sunday 24 May). The 2019 BVC Awards recipients shone on and off the court across last…

May 14, 2020
Inaugural Wear Your Colours Day!

Inaugural Wear Your Colours Day! This Saturday 16th May we want everyone to chuck on their basketball gear, as we usually would on the weekend to play games, and celebrate our first ever Wear Your Colours Day! We are encouraging every player, parent and their pet to wear their favourite piece of basketball clothing to show your love…

May 11, 2020
Top 10 Ways to Wear Your Jersey

Top 10 Ways to Wear Your Jersey Just because you might not be playing on the court at the moment, it doesn’t mean you still can’t whip out your basketball jerseys and add them into your weekly fashion. In the lead up to Basketball Victoria’s Wear Your Colours Day this Saturday, we wanted to give…

April 28, 2020
Basketball Victoria Awards Week – Monday 27 April to 3 May

Basketball Victoria Awards Week – Monday 27 April to 3 May With the postponement of the Basketball Victoria 2020 Awards Night due to COVID-19, Basketball Victoria has is proud to announce its 2019 award winners via social media and our website, to let our high-performing athletes, associations, coaches and officials receive the recognition they deserve….

April 28, 2020
Ballarat band together with Home-Stay-Play Program

Ballarat band together with Home-Stay-Play Program A joint initiative of Peter Eddy and Joel Anderson, Basketball Ballarat’s Home-Stay-Play program supports the key message of staying home, while still keeping the community engaged and active. The Home-Stay-Play Program is a grassroots focused program which has a page dedicated to Coaches, Referees and Players aged 5-7,8-14 and…

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