SLBA AGM 2020 – 6th July 2021

Please note that the SLBA AGM 2020 will take place on Tuesday 6th July 2021, Via Zoom 7pm

Details of the Zoom call have been notified to all Club contacts.  If you require the details please contact:  Maureen McNeill:  maureen@slba.org.uk (these must not be shared publicly)

The Minutes from our previous AGM (2019) have been distributed and are available for download from here:  SLBA AGM Minutes 20 June 2019

Any proposals of changes to the Constitution or Rules must be in writing to the League Secretary at least fourteen days prior to the AGM and be proposed and seconded by two registered Clubs.

We would also welcome at this time any nominations for any of the positions on the Executive committee.

A full AGM Agenda along with any proposed regulation changes and Executive nominations will be circulated to all members at least seven days prior to the AGM.

At the AGM, the current Chairperson will conduct the election of Officers and if he/she is not re-elected, he/she will then 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 Exec.

All decisions at the AGM must be proposed, seconded and decision by a majority-vote. The deciding vote in the event of equality would be with the Chairperson.

  • Only Clubs that have completed the 19/20 (our latest season) and attend the AGM can vote on issues for the coming season. New Clubs have no voting powers until after the Fixture meeting.

Other regulations that clubs should be aware of:

2.10. Any Club wishing to enter a new team or re-enter a team that withdrew during the previous season must lodge a separate surety fee for that team.

2.11. Failure of a current Club to send a representative to the AGM may render the Club liable to a fine of £25.00 and possible withdrawal from the league.

2.12. Non-attendance at the AGM of new Clubs will result in their application being rejected.

2.13. All outstanding fines for the season in question must be paid before the start of the AGM.

Entry forms for entry to the Leagues for the 2021/22 season will follow towards the middle of the month: This is anticipation that the COVID rules will allow the SLBA to run the Leagues this year.

If anyone should have any queries on this please let Maureen know.

Pre Season Tournament

DEPENDANT ON AND SUBJECT TO, LOCAL AND NATIONAL COVID REGULATIONS

Clydebank Leisure Centre

Sunday 8th August 2021, 09:00- 18:00 hrs: Men’s Division 1 & Division 2

 

Sunday 15th August 2021, 09:00-18:00 hrs: Men’s Division 3 & Division 4

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.