Uniforms update - 9 March 2021

 

 

Hello to all Dodgers players and families!
 
A quick update from us on uniforms...
 
Unfortunately, we have been advised by our uniform supplier this afternoon that our uniforms order will not arrive until late March - mainly due to delays with manufacturing and freight due to the COVID situation in other countries.
 
What this means:
 
  • If you have any spare Dodgers jerseys or shorts that you don’t need - or borrowed jerseys from the club - please drop them off at our Uniform Store (Hedley Beare Centre, Old Stirling College, Fremantle Drive Stirling) tomorrow (Wednesday 10 March) from 4.30pm or Thursday from 5.30pm. Our uniforms coordinator, Jo, will be there for about an hour each time, but please arrive on the earlier side to avoid disappointment! If you can’t make these times, please email Jo at wcwdnewuniforms@gmail.com to organise a drop off or pick up.
 
  • Alternatively, please reach out through your Team Manager to offer for loan your old Dodgers jerseys or shorts, and the Team Manager can try to match those who are offering these items to players who need them. Please ensure you include details such as your mobile number or email address, and the size of the jersey (and the player number on it) or the size of the shorts that you have available, to make facilitating a swap easier. Team managers, if you have been offered jerseys or shorts and don’t need them for your team, please email Jo at wcwdnewuniforms@gmail.com or your Age Group Coordinator to let them know what you have available - and likewise, Team Managers needing items for their players, please also contact Jo and/or your Age Group Coordinator.
 
For JPL players needing a jersey
 
  • Please note that we will need to ensure that any Junior Premier League (JPL) players who are without a Dodgers uniform receive first priority on the small number of spare jerseys we have - as we have been advised by Basketball ACT that JPL teams will be required to compete in club uniforms from the first grading round this weekend. JPL players needing a jersey should email Jo at wcwdnewuniforms@gmail.com to facilitate this, or (preferably) come along to the uniform store tomorrow or Thursday to get their jersey sorted. If you are emailing Jo with a jersey request, please ensure you clearly state your name, age group and estimated jersey size in the subject heading - as your email will likely be one of many that Jo receives.
 
For Division 1 to Division 6 players needing a jersey
 
  • Basketball ACT have advised that they will be more understanding of players who do not have uniforms in these divisions (Divisions 1-6) - so we are recommending that, for the Grading Round games, if you are unable to access a loan jersey or spare jersey in time, that you wear a red t-shirt or singlet to the game. BUT, before your get to the game, please ensure you liaise over the next day or two with your Team Manager to find a player number that no other members of your team have - and then use white electrical tape to form that number on the front and back of your t-shirt or singlet (remember - large sized numbers are easier for the referees to read!) It is important that only you have that number (which should be two digits only) on your team, as it is using this number that any points or fouls you get will be recorded against your name. Hence, you will need to check with your Team Manager in the days leading up to the game that no other players on your team have that particular number.
 
Please note that we will have 3 weeks of Grading Rounds, and then a break of about 4 or 5 weeks before the main competition commences - so our new uniforms should definitely have arrived for the start of the ‘actual’ season.
 
Other information
 
The schedule for the first Grading Round has been posted by Basketball ACT, showing the time and location that your team will play. Please find it here.
 
Please take the time to read this now, and please double-check a day before your game to ensure the schedule hasn’t changed (generally it shouldn’t, but occasionally it can, so it is best to check the day before your game and on the day of your game - for each week’s round).
 
Game timings
 
For all Divisions (including JPL) the Grading Rounds will be 10 minute quarters with a running clock.
 
Bench duty
 
For those families who haven’t yet had the 'pleasure' of doing bench duty, it is relatively straightforward!
 
Here is ‘how to use’ information on the scoring app (tablet) - http://www.basketballact.com.au/courtside-resources/
 
The other main task is driving the scoreboard (starting the clock, and putting points and fouls electronically onto the scoreboard each time one is made).
 
If you are unsure or uncomfortable with how to use the scoring app or ‘drive’ the scoreboard, please let your Team Manager know and they will try to pair you with a more experienced parent so you can learn as you go.
 
Codes of conduct
 
We are very proud at the Dodgers of our ethos of support and respect for all players, coaches, referees and other officials. Please take the time before your first game to read our codes of conduct below, to ensure you adhere to them while playing at your game (and of course, while representing our club), coaching at the game, or watching your junior play at the game.
 
 
 
 
We look forward to seeing all of our Dodgers juniors on the courts this weekend, and hope to have better news on the uniform front before too long!
 
Best wishes from your Dodgers Committee :-)

 




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