Basketball SA July Newsletter


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Welcome to the July edition of the Basketball SA E-newsletter
Our E-newsletter will be distributed monthly and provide subscribers with a snapshot of what’s happening within the world of South Australian basketball. Grab a coffee and take a 10-minute timeout to catch up on what we’ve been up to this past month.




U16 National Championships
Our U16 Girls and Boys teams finished a credible 4th and 9th respectively, an incredible achievement.  We believe the U16 Boys result is the highest finish since 2002.  These results are even more remarkable given the challenges both teams endured during their preparation with a change of personnel.  I had the pleasure of watching both teams play during the tournament and the manner in which the players, coaches and officials conducted themselves and responded to adversity on and off the court was admirable.  Their success was due to their preparation, commitment and team first approach.  Congratulations on a fantastic achievement and we look forward to your progress in future years representing SA Country.  A big shout out to the parents, coaches and officials that contributed to the team’s success.
That’s a wrap!
The U16 Championships concludes our representative season and we get a chance to do it all again!
Strategic Plan 2019- 2022
We recently conducted an internal review of our programs and services with a view to continuous improvement.  As a result of this process we proposed a systematic approach to player, coach and official development as well as developing strategies to achieve our objectives in accordance with our strategic pillars (Participation, High Performance, Facilities, Governance, Finance, Marketing, Member Support, Coaching and Officiating).  We are in the process of presenting this approach and strategies to Associations for feedback prior to implementation.  We look forward to working with Associations to achieve our objectives.
2019 Country Championships
The Council Executive met last Saturday and discussed the future dates for the Country Championships taking into the consideration feedback received from Associations.  The dates were determined subject to venues being available on these dates we hope to be in a position to announce the dates shortly.
2019 Affiliation Fees
Affiliation fees were another topic of discussion at the recent Council Executive meeting and it was determined in accordance with a previous decision fees will rise by CPI only.  As the process for collecting fees has changed Associations will be advised shortly to allow for the establishment of registration and payment online products.
2019 U13/U14 TI Camps
We are currently in the process of establishing the location for the U13/U14 TI Camps on the following dates:
North Under 14 TI Camp: 4th-5th October
North Under 13 TI Camp: 6th-7th October
South Under 13 TI Camp: 10th-11th October
South Under 13 TI Camp: 12th-13th October




Basketball Australia and TEG Live, in partnership with Visit Victoria, are delighted to announce that the Boomers will play the next round of 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers in Bendigo and Melbourne later this year.
The action will kick off on 17 September when the Boomers square off with Kazakhstan at the recently developed Bendigo Stadium, before returning to Margaret Court Arena for the final two qualifying games against Iran on 30 November and Qatar on 3 December.   
Tickets for all three games start from just $30 for adults and $10 for juniors. VISIT TICKETEK to view more information. 


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