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  1. Victorian associations and clubs receive Community Sport Sector funding
  2. Reece Potter bids farewell to Victorian basketball
  3. Talking Split – Gerard Hillier and Mental Health Solutions
  4. BOARD NAMED FOR FIBA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2020
  5. PlayHQ System Maintenance and Platform Downtime – Sunday August 9

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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…

August 6, 2020
BOARD NAMED FOR FIBA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2020

BOARD NAMED FOR FIBA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2020 David Reid is a Principal Lawyer with firm DWF based in Newcastle, NSW, and is the current Deputy Chair of Basketball Australia as well as an elected member of the FIBA World Central Board. Reid will lead the LOC Board, overseeing the delivery of the world’s…

August 5, 2020
Basketball Australia Statement on Athlete Health amidst Victoria’s COVID-19 outbreak

Basketball Australia Statement on Athlete Health amidst Victoria’s COVID-19 outbreak Following the positive COVID test results of athletes who train at the same facility, BA has requested that all of its players who have trained at MSAC immediately isolate and undergo a COVID test as a precautionary measure. This decision was made under the guidance…

August 4, 2020
Basketball Australia Statement on Wheelchair Basketball Athlete Eligibility Rulings

Basketball Australia Statement on Wheelchair Basketball Athlete Eligibility Rulings Australian Gliders athletes, Annabelle Lindsay and Teisha Shadwell, have both been ruled ineligible following the phase one eligibility process through the IWBF and IPC, dismantling both athletes dream of competing at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics and in future International Wheelchair Basketball competitions. Lindsay and Shadwell have…

August 3, 2020
Basketball Australia Statement on the 2020 Wheelchair Basketball League Seasons

Basketball Australia Statement on the 2020 Wheelchair Basketball League Seasons While significant efforts have been made to reschedule these events, the fluid and unpredictable nature of the current situation surrounding COVID-19 has made it impossible for Basketball Australia to make a firm commitment to dates. The National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) is Australia’s national championship…

July 13, 2020
Update On Australian Junior Championships

Update On Australian Junior Championships While significant efforts have been made to reschedule these events, the fluid and unpredictable nature of the current situation surrounding COVID-19 has made it impossible for Basketball Australia to make a firm commitment to dates. Basketball Australia would like to thank everyone who was involved in the preparation of these…

July 13, 2020
Basketball Australia’s 2020 Senior National Women’s Squad

Basketball Australia’s 2020 Senior National Women’s Squad The squad of 23 is full of depth and a strong breadth of talent, including veteran Opal stars, aswell as welcoming some young fresh faces. With an uncertainty still surrounding the FIBA Qualification window from 8 November to 16 November 2020, the Opals squad is required to be…

August 12, 2020
Victorian associations and clubs receive Community Sport Sector funding

Victorian associations and clubs receive Community Sport Sector funding Two hundred local leagues and associations across the state will share in $1.4 million in grants through the Community Sport Sector Short-term COVID-19 Survival Package. Victorian basketball associations and clubs will receive $525,000 as part of the funding, to ensure to ensure they can remain operationally…

August 7, 2020
Reece Potter bids farewell to Victorian basketball

Reece Potter bids farewell to Victorian basketball Potter’s impact on Victorian basketball over the last four years has been exceptional as he’s starred wherever he’s gone. His resume in Victoria showcases the breadth of  talent across the state, with a Big V Championship winning coach for Wyndham (formerly Werribee) as an Australian Junior Championships winning…

August 7, 2020
Talking Split – Gerard Hillier and Mental Health Solutions

Talking Split – Gerard Hillier and Mental Health Solutions We speak to Casey Hub Lead Coach, Gerard Hillier, about his time in the Australian Defence Force, managing PTSD, relating his time in the Army to his coaching, and some strategies for coaches to help cope in what is an odd time without basketball for most…

August 5, 2020
PlayHQ System Maintenance and Platform Downtime – Sunday August 9

PlayHQ System Maintenance and Platform Downtime – Sunday August 9 PlayHQ will be performing this platform upgrade in an off-peak time Sunday morning to ensure a smooth transition and minimise the impact to any administrators or participants. During this maintenance window, the PlayHQ platform (participant portal, administrator portal and electronic scoring applications) will be inaccessible and email…

August 4, 2020
VALE – Col Darrington

VALE – Col Darrington Col was an intricate part of Victorian Country Basketball and performed many roles across a variety of programs including; Head Coach of the Basketball Victoria Country Regional Academy, Head Network Coach within the ITC/NITP Elite Athlete Development Programs,  Victorian State Coach as well as Coach of Victorian Country Teams at the…

July 31, 2020
Talking Split – The People’s Podcast!

Talking Split – The People’s Podcast! It’s great to have so many people contributing to the podcast with what they’re doing in this lockdown period in Victoria and we can’t thank the listeners enough for sending through their information for what has ended up being our 50th show! (we don’t count the NCAA shows!) We…

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