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  1. THE ROAD TO FIBA WORLD CUP REPRESENTATION FOR AUSTRALIAN REFEREES
  2. RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND SELECTION PANEL REVEALED FOR BOOMERS HEAD COACH ROLE
  3. McKinnon unlocks ‘The Cage’
  4. THE ROAD TO FIBA WORLD CUP SELECTION FOR AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS
  5. BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA SIGNALS INTENTION TO JOIN REDRESS SCHEME

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June 13, 2020
Competition Update #8 – 23.30pm 7/7/2020

COMPETITION UPDATE #8 – 7/7/2020 – Version 2 @23.30pm MSD Spartans acknowledges the Victorian Government’s announcement today (July 7) of increased COVID-19 restrictions (return to Stage 3) for Metropolitan Melbourne (plus Mitchell Shire) from 11.59pm July 8 for a period of six weeks (August 20). The 2020 Winter Season will not go ahead in any capacity,…

June 3, 2020
Basketball Volunteers – Score table

Association President, Basketball Australia Hall of Fame Member, Tuesday Court 1 Scorer Avis Scullin OAM gives an insight into the world of score table officials in Victoria. Basketball Associations require volunteers to be able to run their domestic competition. Players pay to come in the door. Referees are paid for the games they officiate. The…

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…

October 27, 2020
THE ROAD TO FIBA WORLD CUP REPRESENTATION FOR AUSTRALIAN REFEREES

THE ROAD TO FIBA WORLD CUP REPRESENTATION FOR AUSTRALIAN REFEREES An elite tournament with elite playing and coaching talent requires officials of equal calibre, who can assert their authority and maintain the order and flow of high-pressure games with split-second decision making. While referees usually do not seek or receive attention for their outstanding performances,…

October 22, 2020
RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND SELECTION PANEL REVEALED FOR BOOMERS HEAD COACH ROLE

RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND SELECTION PANEL REVEALED FOR BOOMERS HEAD COACH ROLE The successful candidate will take charge of the Australian Boomers at the Tokyo Olympics, with a longer-term objective to lead the senior men’s national team program for other FIBA competitions through until the 2023 Men’s Basketball World Cup. A high calibre six-member selection panel…

October 20, 2020
THE ROAD TO FIBA WORLD CUP SELECTION FOR AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS

THE ROAD TO FIBA WORLD CUP SELECTION FOR AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS However, there are several Australians who are still vying for a chance to represent their country on a global stage at the prestigious competition. While there are no World Cup medals to be won, being selected to officiate at the highest level of basketball in…

October 19, 2020
BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA SIGNALS INTENTION TO JOIN REDRESS SCHEME

BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA SIGNALS INTENTION TO JOIN REDRESS SCHEME The Scheme was created following the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which estimated that 60,000 people experienced institutional child sexual abuse in Australia. BA CEO Jerril Rechter AM said the organisation has taken a position of leadership within the sport on this important…

October 13, 2020
BRETT BROWN STEPS DOWN AS BOOMERS COACH FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS

BRETT BROWN STEPS DOWN AS BOOMERS COACH FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS Due to a change in his personal circumstances over recent months, Brown is unable to commit to the men’s national team Olympic campaign and has made the difficult decision to step down from this role. In confirming the news, Basketball Australia CEO Jerril Rechter AM…

October 9, 2020
QUEENSLAND SET TO HOST 2020 CHEMIST WAREHOUSE WNBL SEASON

QUEENSLAND SET TO HOST 2020 CHEMIST WAREHOUSE WNBL SEASON The Queensland Government’s support along with that of the Cairns Regional Council, Mackay Regional Council and the City of Townsville, will see Cairns, Mackay and Townsville host a revised season structure from November 12, where each team will contest 14 games as part of a 56-game…

October 21, 2020
McKinnon unlocks ‘The Cage’

McKinnon unlocks ‘The Cage’ The association announced the launch of ‘The Cage’ on Tuesday, a temporary four-ring outdoor basketball facility in Moorabbin, partnering with 3x3Hustle and Morris Moor.  This facility will be exclusive to McKinnon’s basketball community and will house two 3×3 half–courts and four basketball rings. ‘The Cage’ can host up to 40 people per session to participate in various development programs and competitions while indoor sport is not currently available. McKinnon’s General…

October 14, 2020
Women in Basketball: Finding the Balance Event

Women in Basketball: Finding the Balance Event Not even a global pandemic can stop our sporting community from coming together to celebrate all of the wonderful women who make it possible. Our FREE event will highlight how women thrive in basketball while playing multiple roles in their families, in their professions and in their lives…

October 2, 2020
Bulla Local Heroes – Vote for the Overall Winner!

Bulla Local Heroes – Vote for the Overall Winner! After receiving plenty of entries from the community – highlighting your favourite unsung champions of the basketball landscape, including volunteers, administrators, coaches and managers – we’ve narrowed it down to our four weekly winners – Andrew Cipriano, Ulli Austermann, Ken Numa and Kate Sewell! You can make…

October 2, 2020
Bulla Local Heroes – Week 4 Winner announced!

Bulla Local Heroes – Week 4 Winner announced! Kate Sewell has been announced as our last weekly winner in the Bulla Local Heroes competition, presented by Basketball Victoria. Kate was nominated by Jeff Hintum who had this to say in the nomination about Kate’s amazing work with Warrnambool’s junior girls basketball program. “When Kate started,…

October 2, 2020
Bringing the baller to Zoom

Bringing the baller to Zoom Let everyone know the baller you are! With many Victorians still working or studying in the same seat… of the same room… in the same house… for most of 2020… we thought it’s time for a change. It’s time to spice up your Zoom sessions with these Basketball Victoria backgrounds…

October 2, 2020
Victorian 2020 and 2021 Representative Teams and Events Update

Victorian 2020 and 2021 Representative Teams and Events Update With Victoria navigating its way through the Victorian Governments COVID-19 restriction roadmap, and with the focus on a successful return of grassroots basketball for the community, Basketball Victoria (BV) has the following event and representative team updates below. SOUTHERN CROSS CHALLENGE – 2021 EVENT CANCELLED Without a clear return to interstate travel due to current border restrictions, as well…

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