Business and Basketball planning for post COVID-19
Like everyone, we are interpreting the information communicated from government and making contingency plans to enable the return of our basketball competitions as quickly and safely as possible. While Kilsyth Basketball is diverse and broad in our operations, our number one priority of our ‘Return to Play’ plan is focus on our domestic programs and our junior representative players competing in the VJBL.
We have been liaising closely with Basketball Victoria, our governing body, to ensure we have access to government and health information which will be implemented into our Return to Play plan. While return dates cannot be confirmed, the framework for our Return to Play plan is as follows:
Once a clear return to play date has been set by Government and Basketball Victoria, we will begin to open our team entries into Play HQ – Basketball Victoria’s new registration system.
Kilsyth Basketball will give all Clubs four (4) weeks’ notice to prepare for the resumption of play
Plan A: Approval to return to play – Mid July (Senior Domestic)
Winter 2020 season to commence in mid-July, 2020; Semi Finals and Grand Finals to be played in December 2020.
Summer 2021 season to commence mid-January, 2021; Semi Finals and Grand Finals played in June 2021.
Plan B: Approval to return to play – Mid August (Senior Domestic)
Winter 2020 Season will commence as a shortened season, with semi finals and Grand Finals played in December 2020.
While it is not possible to confirm exact dates at which the plan will be enacted, we will keep you up to date as more information comes to light and will provide another update during the week of May 11 in line with government communications.
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Mitch Dielemans has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Dielemans enjoyed a strong 2023 NBL1 campaign with the Cobras, averaging a career-high 8.9 points per game to go along with 2.2 assists per game, shooting team-bests of 40.3% from three point range and 80.3% from the foul line. He recoded