There has been a COVID-19 fund released by Glasgow Life.
The Sports Organisation Support COVID-19 fund delivers funding to those sports clubs and organisations requiring support to help them emerge from short term financial hardship and costs associated with restarting sports activities under social distancing guidelines.
Details of the fund can be found here: https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/sport/funding/sports-organisation-support-covid-19-fund
basketballscotland are looking to establish a number of hubs across the country to bring Clubs from the same region together for discussions.
The purpose of this is to disseminate information over the next few months as we move through the various returns to basketball phases and to encourage local Clubs to work together to overcome short, medium and long term challenges.
John Kerray has been assigned to the West area…
Ayr Storm – Ayrshire Tornadoes – Basketball Paisley – Glasgow City – Glasgow Fever – Glasgow Rens – Glasgow Storm – SL Colliers – Rocks Jr – SLBA.
The idea is that we meet online every 3 weeks and each club and the SLBA nominates one person to join these calls.
Our first Zoom call will be on Monday the 22nd of June at 19:30 for 45 minutes. The main topics of discussion will be…
- Return to Basketball – Phase 2 (guidelines will be released on Friday 19th of June)
- What does this mean for your club.
- Are there any joint up working opportunities.
- What support do you need from Basketball Scotland.
https://zoom.us/j/97434126993 Meeting ID: 974 3412 6993
Password: <Contact John Kerray>
Please let me know if your Club would like to take part and if so who (include email address) will be attending the meetings.
If you have any questions on this, please just ask, and I look forward to speaking with you in the next few weeks.
Contact John Kerray: email@example.com
M: 07595 278 686 | T: 0131 317 7260
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt all our normal day lives, the SLBA Executive Committee looked at trying to make decisions based on current positions and possible predicted outcomes going forward. Unfortunately, all options proved impossible to substantiate and as a result all Committee members agreed that the SLBA League’s and Cup’s for 2019/20 season should be voided.
As a result of the current situation, the AGM will be postponed until further notice.
Clubs will be given 30 days’ notice of the AGM in line with the SLBA Constitution. [Please note: League Entry forms will be sent out with the AGM notice.]
SLBA Executive Committee
As affiliated clubs of Basketball Scotland you should have all received an email (please see copy below) from Kevin Pringle, CEO, confirming “Postponement of All Basketball Scotland Competitions” with immediate effect.
Therefore, in line with our governing body, SLBA are postponing all SLBA competition with immediate effect.
Remaining league games and cup finals
The SLBA Executive Committee will monitor this situation and advise clubs in due course.
We will provide a further update should this situation change.
Following message from Kevin Pringle:
Subject: COVID-19 Coronavirus Update / 13 March 2020 #2 – POSTPONEMENT OF ALL BASKETBALLSCOTLAND COMPETITIONS
POSTPONEMENT OF ALL BASKETBALLSCOTLAND COMPETITIONS
Dear Club Secretary,
Further to our earlier statement, things have moved significantly today and, following feedback from a number of clubs and a number of self-isolations being highlighted across various clubs, basketballscotland are postponing all basketball with immediate effect. The health and safety of all our players, coaches, officials and spectators is of paramount importance. Please take the steps to inform those affected the decision as quickly as possible, particularly those due to participate this evening.
This has been a really challenging decision to take and we appreciate the impact it may have on clubs ahead of the weekend. We remain available to support clubs as much as possible.
basketballscotland will continue to monitor the current situation and will inform of any updates.
We wanted to communicate this as quickly and clearly as possible.
There will be more information to follow.
Please keep safe.
The SLBA AGM for 2019 was held on 20th June 2019 at Rosshall Academy, Glasgow. The draft Minutes are here. These will be presented for approval at the next AGM, tentatively scheduled for June 2020.
Following the SLBA Executive Committee meeting last night, we regret to advise that there will be no preseason tournament this year. This is due to a combination of lack of venue and lack of appropriate resources. The SLBA Executive will review this for the 2020-2021 season and advise further.
Please be advised the SLBA AGM will take place on Thursday 20th June, 2019 at Rosshall Academy, Crookston Road, Glasgow at 6.30pm.
Any proposals of changes to the constitution or competition regulations must be received in writing by the League Secretary at least fourteen days prior to the AGM (by close of business on 5th June) and must be proposed and seconded by two SLBA clubs who played in the SLBA leagues in Season 2018-2019.
We would also welcome any nominations for any of the position on the Executive Committee. These must be received in writing by the League Secretary at least fourteen days prior to the AGM (by close of business on 5th June) and must be proposed and seconded by two SLBA clubs who played in the SLBA leagues in Season 2018-2019.
You will find the league entry form for Season 2019-2020 available for download from the Admin menu on the SLBA website. To enter a team(s) into the league for next season please complete and return as directed on the form. The form has been sent to all Clubs who participated in the SLBA Competitions in Season 2018-2019.
Please note that any team that had a game forfeit in Season 2018-2019 must pay an extra Surety Fee of £100 (senior teams) or £50 (youth teams). Please check the result tables on the SLBA website if you are unsure or contact the relevant league coordinator form this season for clarification.
The AGM Agenda will be sent out along with the minutes from last year’s AGM plus any proposed regulation changes at least 7 days before the AGM. At the AGM the current Chairperson will conduct the election of officers and if the current Chairperson is not re-elected then they will stand down and the new Chairperson will take control of the meeting. The quorum needed for decisions at the AGM is seven-member club votes excluding the Executive committee.
All decisions at the AGM must be proposed and seconded and decided by majority vote. The deciding vote in the event of a tie would be with the Chairperson.
Only clubs that have completed the current season and attend the AGM can vote on issues for the coming season. New clubs have no voting powers until after the fixtures meeting in September.
If you have any queries on the above, then please do not hesitate to contact Jim Connor, SLBA League Secretary.
A new book “BASKETBALL in the West of Scotland 1940-1970” has been published by Alex O’hara.
It explains how our great sport got started and goes on to give a season by season account of the clubs, players and characters over three decades, utilising extensive archive research to highlight the triumphs, tragedies and scandals which rocked the sport during those golden years of West basketball. As well as a wealth of detail concerning West leagues and cups, every Scottish Cup Final result is tabled together with a comprehensive listing of West District clubs and the names of players honoured at District and National level.
Nevertheless the book is also a lively read with plenty of fascinating anecdotes to satisfy its readers.
As the sole surviving original founding club, Glasgow University has its own chapter.
All proceeds from sales will be donated to Sense Scotland Charity and the author will donate an additional £10 for every book sold.
Copies may be ordered from firstname.lastname@example.org
Sense Scotland will be launching my book at the Rocks vs Cheshire Phoenix match (Keiron’s penultimate home game) at Emirates Arena on Sunday 14th April at 5pm.
I will be there before the game, accompanied by some Scotland and GB Auld Stars to sell and sign books, and to talk basketball.
You can reserve discounted tickets or find out more on 0300 330 9292 / email@example.com
As some league games are starting this week this is a gentle reminder that all team lists with player names and Basketball Scotland registration numbers must be submitted to your league coordinator BEFORE you play your first league or cup game. If no team list with registration numbers are submitted then the sanctions shown below WILL BE APPLIED – no excuses will be accepted unless accompanied by evidence from the relevant staff member at Basketball Scotland that your registrations were submitted prior to your first game and the internal system at Basketball Scotland was to blame for the delay in getting the registrations confirmed. So to save the league coordinators doing some complicated calculations whilst adding up the fines please get your team lists to your coordinators asap please.
Any queries then please contact your league coordinator in the first instance.