Willetton Basketball strongly recommends that ALL basketball players (adults and children) play basketball wearing mouthguards. A mouthguard can protect against expensive dental repair work and mouth injuries. This week an adult player was knocked and his teeth went through his lip, which would not have happened had he been wearing a mouthguard.
Basic protection can be provided by commercial, inexpensive mouthguards, although dentist-fitted are more effective. Mouthguards can be purchased from the stadium canteen or from most pharmacies.
2014 State Champs Announcement and Coaches
Trials for the '2014 Smarter than Smoking BWA State Championships' Willetton Tigers squad will held in the coming weeks. Please see the attachments for all trial dates and coaching announcement.
Congratulations to our WSBL Mel Marsh!
An exciting new dynamic is being brought to Australia’s basketball coverage this year, with the first female sideline reporters in NBL history to be engaged in a regular capacity for its free-to-air broadcast.
In what is already being marked as the most talented NBL season in many years, the NBL will also be adding depth to its off-court line-up with the services of Melissa Marsh and Michelle Trewartha for the 2014/15 season.
Crime in and around the stadium
Parents and players and spectators, there have been a number of instances of theft in the past few months, both inside the stadium, and in the car park where cars have been broken into. While we have multiple cameras inside the stadium that can assist with police investigations, please note that external footage of the public car park outside is limited, and it is best not to leave valuables unattended (inside or outside the stadium). We have asked the Canning Security Services to step up their vigilance in the car park. Police have asked that all criminal activity be reported to 131444
Hire of tables and chairs
The association has twenty tables and 200 chairs that can be hired to members for reasonable rates. Please contact the office with queries / bookings on 9310 3388
Tigers reversibles & merchandise
WABL MERCHANDISE SALES
Next Friday 7/11/14 @ 7.15pm there will be WABL merchandise available for purchase in the foyer of the stadium.
Please note that there is very little remaining stock of Tigers reversibles but we anticipate a delivery early next year. Tigers reversibles are not required uniform for State Champs.
Cit of Canning 3 on 3 comp
3 on 3 comp at Cannington Leisureplex on 15 November for years 7-12... $300 prize to the winning team. More information and registration forms attached. This is a FREE event.
Update regarding feasibility study for stadium expansion
The feasibility study is progressing well, however a project of this scale is complex and requires input from multiple stakeholders, in addition to the standard requirements such as architectural drawings, financial modelling, etc.
The local government amalgamation discussions have also clouded the project given there have been three potential councils that could be our future landlord and contributor. The WBA Board anticipates certainty in this regard in October 2014. This has pushed the finalisation of the feasibility study to the end of November 2014.
On the positive side, we have defined our design scope for an expanded stadium subject to the viability of the overall expansion, and anticipated the needs with other stakeholders coming into an expanded facility. The developers will meet with the architects and quantity surveyor regarding the proposed plans, and we anticipate a draft feasibility outcome in October.
Chairman, WBA Inc
Good spectator behaviour
The Willetton Way PARENTS CODE:
* ENJOY YOUR CHILD'S PARTICIPATION
* SUPPORT YOUR TEAM POSITIVELY
* RESPECT MATCH OFFICIALS
It's timely to remind all parents who spectate games that you are setting the example, not only for your own child, but to other peoples' children as well, on how to be a good sport. The definition of good sport differs from parent to parent, but does not include swearing at kids, coaches, other parents, referees.
2014/15 SENIOR SUMMER NOMINATIONS - NOW OPEN!
Senior Nominations are now open for the upcoming 2014/15 Summer Season. Please see the attached pdf for information and grade playing times, and click on the below link for registration.
Be quick, as grades fill up extremely quick. Once each grade is full it will close. $95 Nomination fee is required to confirm your spot and is refunded if unsuccessful.
2015 and State Champs WABL coaches announced
Congratulations to the following coaches on their appointments:
MAP TO OTHER VENUES
We welcome all our domestic players and parents to the new season. This a reminder to check your fixtures as you may not be playing all your games at the Willetton Basketball Stadium. Attached is a map showing the major playing venues, and includes Courtside which is one of our major training venues. Also included is a detailed map of how to get to the AllSaints gym.
Willetton Basketball Association (WBA) has grown its Junior Competition from 208 teams to 300+ teams in two years. To accommodate this growth our Junior competitions now take place at multiple venues. WBA also has strong Senior and Veterans Competitions to accommodate.
Abuse of referees
Players and parents and coaches please note that if there is an issue with the quality of refereeing during a game, they must bring their concerns to the referee supervisor on duty DURING the game so that appropriate action can be taken during a game. In addition, official complaints in writing can also be lodged, but it is in everyone's interests for referees to be coached on how best to referee while in a game.
Willetton Basketball club are fortunate to have secured Corpus Christi and All Saints College as training venues, to ensure that as many teams as possible, both Domestic and WABL have appropriate training facilities. It is vital that we respect the venues and the people who work there, so we ask that all players observe the following:
It is important that these rules are followed to ensure that the colleges continue to provide their facilities to us.