Marcellin Eagles Basketball Club
30 June 2020
The EDJBA is working under the guidelines of Basketball Victoria with respect to a PROPOSED return to competition in Term 3 (Target Date July 18), based on ORANGE 50 Level.
Please refer to the enclosed link which I encourage you to read and understand.
What we know:
The proposed abridged EDJBA Winter season will be 8-9 games with 3 grading rounds
Games are likely to be 30 minutes (2x 15min halves) in duration ( as opposed to 2x20 minutes) to enable venue staff to sanitise and clean equipment, benches etc.
One parent only will be allowed to attend games
A week or so ago a return to competition seemed more likely than it would today
Latest discussions with Marcellin College, our home stadium, would suggest (at this stage) that it is very unlikely the Club will be in a position to access the stadium in time for the proposed 1st Round on July 18th .
Pending the school’s decision regarding stadium hire mid-July, the Club may have further difficulty gaining access to our playing venue in the short-mid term.
Sourcing alternate venues is problematic, which is the case at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic. Venue availability will be a challenge for all EDJBA clubs.
The safety of our members, their families, and officials, coupled with maintaining a strong collaborative relationship with Marcellin College, is paramount, Given the uncertainty and developments over the past week or so with respect to COVID19, and coupled with the challenges noted above, the risks associated with participation in an abridged season would seem disproportionately high with respect to actual court time & player experience.
However, to move forward for planning purposes and coupled with Club’s desire to get back on to the court as soon as possible, in a safe and controlled manner, we will continue to support the EDJBA’s preparation activities for a proposed abridge Winter Season, whilst acknowledging that it may not progress at all.
Should you not wish your child to participate in the proposed abridged Winter Season please email the following details to the relevant Co Ordinators and our Treasurer
Bank Account Details
Email Addresses as follows:
Please do this by 5pm Sunday 5th of July.
We will refund the full registration fee. However, we do request your further patience as we envisage a significant amount of processing will be required
Note: should the abridged Winter Season progress, the club will either refund the Registration fee paid (on a pro rata basis) or roll over as a credit to next season.
Please stay safe.