Dear Parents and Coaches.

The Autumn 2021 Season commencement is quickly approaching. Games will commence this upcoming weekend – Saturday 30 January.

The PlayHQ website has the schedule for the first two weeks of games –

https://www.playhq.com/basketball-victoria/org/diamond-valley-basketball-association/junior-domestic-autumn-2021/9bce68ee

By now you should’ve received an email regarding your child’s/children’s team placement for the upcoming season. If you have not, please contact the relevant age group co-ordinator via the contact form –

Please see the information from DVBA regarding the COVIDSAFE Green-100 Update.

Also attached to this email are three DVBA policies. It is very important that both coaches and parents are up-to-date with these policies. Please ensure that you take the time to read them. Thanks!

Games will commence this upcoming weekend – Saturday 30 January. The PlayHQ website has the schedule for the first two weeks of games –

https://www.playhq.com/basketball-victoria/org/diamond-valley-basketball-association/junior-domestic-autumn-2021/9bce68ee

For anyone waiting for new uniforms, we have been advised that any uniforms that were ordered prior to 15 January 2021 will be available before this weekends games. You will receive notification from the uniform co-ordinators Rosie and Deb regarding collection.

Congratulations to all the St Mary’s Sharks players representing our club in the Eagles at the Eltham tournament over this past long weekend.

That’s all from me for now. If any further updates become available we will let you know as soon as possible. Please also keep up to date via our Facebook page and our website.

COVIDSAFE Green-100 Update

The DVBA has made the decision to have all NJBL competitions operating under COVIDSAFE (Green-100) effective 30th January 2021.

Spectator limits will be increased to a recommended 40 per court, which allows two spectators per player. Masks are recommended for patrons aged 12 and up for entry and exit to the stadium and where social distancing cannot be maintained.

QR codes are displayed at all entries for spectators to sign in. Parent/Guardian accompanied children will not need to sign in. If a spectator does not have a device to sign in via QR code they will need a spectator from their team to do it for them.

Game times have been kept to the normal 20 minute halves, so to assist with this we require all teams and spectators to leave immediately after completion of their game. We appreciate if you could notify all club members to leave immediately after completion of their game.

Basketball Victoria recommends all stadiums have a Biosafety officer. The referee supervisor will act as the biosafety officer in all venues. Please ensure all teams abide by the biosafety measures to avoid unnecessary delays to games.

Below I have added a table to assist clubs with sharing this information to their teams.

If at any point, Government restrictions change, the DVBA will not hesitate to make immediate operational changes to the below and notify clubs immediately.