Glasgow Life sports fund COVID-19

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

West “Hub”

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…

  1. Return to Basketball – Phase 2 (guidelines will be released on Friday 19th of June)
    1. What does this mean for your club.
    2. Are there any joint up working opportunities.
    3. What support do you need from Basketball Scotland.
  2. AOB.

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:  john.kerray@basketball-scotland.com
M: 07595 278 686 | T: 0131 317 7260

Important Update June 2020

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.]

Stay safe

SLBA Executive Committee

IMPORTANT NEWS

Wash Your Hands instructions

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.

 

Kevin

Referee and Coaching Mid Season Plenary Session

After requests for a joint information session between Coaches and Officials,

could all teams please refrain from organising any games on Thursday 9th January 2020.

This is listed as a free week in the calendar.

It is at Rosshall Academy, 19:00 to 21:00.

venue confirmed

If you have any specific rules or interpretations you want clarified, email me at:  johnnie@slba.org.uk

johnnie walker

Time to move on

presentation to Stuart Holland

SLBA Presentation to Jim Connor

Presentation to Jim Conner

After accumulating over 40 years of service on the SLBA Executive Committee between them, Jim Connor and Stewart Holland announced at last season’s AGM that it was time to move on.

Both met up with the Exec for one last meeting, yes food and drink was involved and they were presented with mementoes for their service.

Thanks guys, you left the league in a far better condition than you found it.

 

Preseason Tournament 2019

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.

SLBA AGM Season 2018-2019

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.

SLBA League Winners Season 2018 – 2019

U14 Boys      Glasgow Rocks

U14 Boys League Top Scorer     LJ Milligan  South Lanarkshire Colliers

 

Cadet Men League   Glasgow Rens

Cadet Men League Top scorer  Matthew Keegan  Ayr Storm.

 

Cadette Women League   Glasgow City

Cadette Women League top scorer  Grace Gormley   Glasgow City

 

Junior Men League Winners  Glasgow City

Junior Men League top scorer Maciej Niziolek Glasgow City

 

Junior Women League Winners  South Lanarkshire Colliers

Junior Women League top scorer Melissa Graham  Ayr Storm

Senior Men Div4 Winners Glasgow Olympians

Senior Men Div4 top scorer Jordan McCulloch  Glasgow Rocks Academy Bulldogs

 

Senior Men Div3 Winners  Calderglen Spartans

Senior Men Div3 top scorer  Chris Fabian Calderglen Spartans

 

Senior Men Div2 Winners Renfrew Rocks 2

Senior Men Div2 top scorer Richard McKenna Chryston Cougars

 

Senior Men Div1 Winners Renfrew Rocks 1

Senior Men Div1 top scorer Lewis Neil Glasgow Fever 1

 

Senior Women League Winners  Glasgow Fever 1

Senior Women League top scorer Rachel Simpson Glasgow Fever 1

SLBA Cup Finals 2019

U 14 Boys

Stirling Knights 57 – 84 Glasgow Rocks

MVP Cameron Jackson Glasgow Rocks

Top Scorers

A. Read Stirling Knights 28 points

Cameron Jackson Glasgow Rocks 22 points

Cadet Men

Glasgow Rocks 63 – 95 Glasgow City

MVP Terry Ebose Glasgow City

Top scorers

Terry Ebose Glasgow City 36 points

J. McMullan Glasgow City 34 points

 

Cadette Women

Glasgow City 76 – 34 Ayr Storm

MVP Grace Gormley Glasgow City

Top Scorers

Grace Gormley Glasgow City 29 points

 

Junior Men

Glasgow City 61 – 62 Renfrew Rocks

MVP Cameron Gillanders Renfrew Rocks

Top scorers

Dialo Fevriere Renfrew Rocks 20 points

Maciej Niziolek Glasgow City 25 points

 

Junior Women

South Lanarkshire Colliers 54 – 47 Glasgow Fever

MVP Alison Campbell South Lanarkshire Colliers

Top Scorers

K. Burn South Lanarkshire Colliers 16 points

 

Executive Cup

Lockerbie Tornadoes 50 – 66 Glasgow Devils

MVP Phil Palmer

Top Scorers

D. Gibson Lockerbie Tornadoes 18 points

Jason Hand Glasgow Devils 12 points

 

Anderson Cup

Paisley 1 48 – 72 Renfrew Rocks 1

MVP Banto Burroughs Renfrew Rocks 1

Top scorers

Banto Burroughs Renfrew Rocks 1   16 points

Senior Women

Glasgow Fever 1  54 – 44 SPRA

MVP Susanne Burns Glasgow Fever 1

Top Scorers

Susanne Burns Glasgow Fever 1   18 points

Geraldine McInnes SPRA 14 points.

Basketball In The West of Scotland 1940 – 1970

A new book “BASKETBALL in the West of Scotland 1940-1970” has been published by Alex O’hara.

Basketball In The West of Scotland 1940 - 1970 image

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 oharaalex@hotmail.com

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 / info@sensescotland.org.uk