Dear Members, Players and Parents,
As per the directive from the NSW Government, Bankstown Basketball Stadium is currently closed from all operations until midnight 28th August 2021. We hope to re-open the stadium on Sunday 29th August 2021.
Therefore, any programs including Skills & Development, Senior & Junior Competition games, Rep Training and games, Casual court hire (basketball & badminton), casual shooting has been cancelled over this period.
Due to the extended lockdown all staff are now on reduced days/ hours and working from home. They are only contactable via their email addresses, but please be patient with receiving a response. You can obtain their email contacts from our website -
Skills & Development Classes (Bankstown)
The Association would still like to hold a few weeks of classes before the end of the term, but this will be determined by the NSW Government directions on the recommencement of community sport. The Coaching Department will provide further information around class availability and costings as we get closer to the 29th August commencement date.
Skills & Development Classes (Liverpool)
Due to the unpredictability of a start date and the fact that it’s a brand new class we have decided to cancel both classes for term 3 and will look to re-establish these classes to commence on the 6th October 2021. Those that have registered for these classes Caitlin will be in contact to attempt to roll these registrations to the new term.
Since the semi finals were scheduled to be held over August it has been decided to cancel the existing competition and then start up the Winter/Summer Competition as soon as the stadium is able to recommence operation. Sharon will share further information when it becomes available.
The Association would still like to hold the Junior Competition this season, but a few concepts will be floated to the clubs and teams on a revised competition format to allow a make up of games and possible finals format. Christine will forward this information in the near future.
Primary School Competition
Due to the extension of the lockdown and lack of weeks remaining in term 3, the Primary School Competition is cancelled. The Association is hoping to recommence the new competition pending the Department of Education & NSW Government Health directive for school sport in term 4 2021.
Bankstown Basketball Association AGM
In consultation with Tracey Lopez (President) the AGM has been cancelled for Tuesday 31st August and rescheduled for Tuesday 28th September at 7pm to be held in the Bruins Lair at the stadium with COVID restrictions including social distancing and face masks.
All Junior and Senior Rep training has been cancelled until the 31st August. The weekend games are dictated by BNSW, as soon as the information becomes available Debbie will be in contact with the team managers.
Thank you again for the support over this period and we hope to be able to open the stadium on Sunday, 29th August 2021.
Take care and stay safe