Australian School Championships 2020 – Melbourne (Nationals)

Hi Everyone,

The press release below is the most up to date information available concerning the Australian Schools Basketball Championships. So at this stage they are STILL planning for the championships to be held and as such we must get ready to go!

The 2020 Australian School Championships are currently scheduled from 7-11 December, 2020 in South East Melbourne.

Basketball Australia recognises the impact COVID-19 has had on schools and school-based sport.

Still seven months away, Basketball Australia is hopeful the event can proceed as planned and will continue to prepare for it until such a point as it becomes impractical.

A final decision on the staging of the event will be made no later than 31 August, 2020.

Basketball Australia looks forward to welcoming you to Melbourne for the 38th Australian School Championships

Under the new school guidelines, we are allowed to train in preparation for the championships. Our training will be under the same guidelines as all physical education classes being conducted at every state school in WA. All personal hygiene elements will be enforced and adhered to.

Teams will train individually before or after school (maximum of 10 players) until further notice.

Coaches hope to start the training sessions on the following dates and times. All training will be in the school gym. Can parents PLEASE make sure you are there to collect your child on the scheduled afternoon finishing times.

TEAM TRAINING DAY / START DATE TIME
Boys  U/17 Friday    5/6/2020 7-00am to 8-30am
Boys U/15 Monday  8/6/2020 3-30pm to 5-00pm
Girls U/17 Thursday 4/6/2020 3-30pm to 5-00pm
Girls U/15 Wednesday 3/6/2020 3-30pm to 5-00pm

PLEASE NOTE:

(1) If the championships are to be staged, Denmark SHS participation in the championships will depend on a) the WA government opening the borders to allow travel to Melbourne and b) the WA Department of Education allowing public school students excursions which involve interstate travel.

(2) If any parent is uncomfortable with their child’s attendance at training in light of the current lifting of restrictions by the WA government then please feel free to contact me during school hours in relation to any of the training schedules.