Season Start Dates
The 2021/22 Summer Season which is due to run from Monday November 15 will commence when Victoria reaches a minimum of 80% fully Vaccinated status (16 Years +).
Given this news our Season start date for the current proposed season is Monday November 15th. This date has been selected based off our vaccination rates currently in Victoria and when we are potentially going to reach this milestone. Whilst conservative it gives everyone a chance to be ready.
This does mean that entries for all Junior and Senior Competitions will close at 11.59pm Sunday 31st of October.
Conditions of Entry
It is increasingly likely for the foreseeable future that entry to the building will require a double vaccination tick on your QR check in and potentially a mask. This vaccination status is for the age bracket the government set which is currently 16 years + need to be double dose vaccinated. If a medical exemption applies this will be the same requirements as any place you may go to and check in according to the government rules currently.
Some players when trying to register for the upcoming season are being prompted to pay their insurance again. This concern had been raised to Club Committee’s and also the Association. We have since asked for clarity on this matter with BV who had this as their response:
“At this stage we are not extending licences for those who have participated in 2021. With minimal Government support in 2021, to be able to retain core staff and the need to be ready for a “Return to Sport” – BV needs to be able to maintain a level of income for sustainability. As you would be aware, in addition to competition management and insurance, individual participant fees (the Basketball Victoria Licence) cover a range of essential services and programs which we are and will continue to deliver. We will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions accordingly.’
Please note that the Player insurance of $25 for a Junior and $39 for a senior player does not come to Ballarat or your club. This goes directly from payment to higher levels and split according to them.
If you have any concerns regarding this, I encourage you to speak with your club or the association but please understand these decisions and this money does not come to us. Please direct your emails to [email protected]
Below you will see a calendar of game dates from Monday 15th of November. Please note that if our proposed start dates are delayed then we will simply lose the round listed for that given day.
We will aim to play on all the proposed dates below and aim to play a finals series of Semi Final / Grand Final format.
There will be limits applied to grades to ensure maximum team play. Extra grades will be made according to our needs.
What do you need to do now?
It’s time to sign up! Get in contact with your club if you are a junior player and confirm your position. The club Committees are working through entries to ensure all their members get onto the courts.
Senior Players: who play under a major club name
If you are a senior side who operate under a major club name please get in touch with your club and register your team through them. Please do not use the link below. Once the team is submitted you will be able to register players to the team
Senior Players: who play under an individual or small club team
If you haven’t already the registration link below will help to get your team in! you will need to sign into Play HQ to make this happen so if you have forgot your password or login details, follow the prompt provided on the page.