Another month has past… and what a month!
The introduction of our new behavioural policy has made an instant positive impact with the feedback from referees and players extremely positive, thank you to all of the participants and coaches that have contacted the office to support the contemporary standard. Well done to Dion for his outstanding work in implementing this policy.
Our most senior representative team, The Frankston Blues NBL1 Men reached the finals in number 2 spot and after defeating Nunawading in the Qualifying Final in front of a sold out stadium bowed out in the Preliminary Final again in front of a massive sold out stadium.
Games record holder and current Board Member Grant Dennis had his famous number 12 singlet retired and it was great to see many of his past team mates and coaches there to surprise him.
The NBL1 Mens game was attended by Federal Member for Dunkley Peta Murphy, State Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny and Basketball Victoria President Mike Bainbridge. We also had as our guest Olympians; Belinda Snell and Natalie Porter along with Frankston’s own David Andersen.
After the NBL1 Men bowed out our attention has quickly turned to our Youth League Women, who in front of 570 fans reached the 3 game Grand Final series which commences this week with game 1 at Sherbrooke and then game 2 at Frankston on Saturday 24th August 7.30pm and if required game 3 at Frankston the following Day Sunday 25th August. I would encourage all of the Blues family to get along to the 24th August game it is an amazing atmosphere when this stadium is full.
Our game night experience has been superb and recognised as the best so to Daniel – well done
Regional Academy Programs are all up and running, and all indications are that record numbers will attend these programs. Jarryd has these programs humming with children honing their skills.
Frankston Basketball’s Domestic Competitions’ Summer 2019/20 registration is now open and please ensure you sign up.
The Constitutional Review Committee is about half way through the Constitution and are on track for an October draft. Our plan is to distribute it far and wide and we will be seeking feedback.
We have recently experienced a spate of graffiti inside and outside the stadium along with some vandalism inside the toilet areas. It has been on our radar for some time to install CCTV and that has now been ratified by the Board and 16 cameras will be installed very shortly, we are very hopeful that the installation of these cameras will be a deterrent to those that disrespect property and help identify them. Mitch has spent quite some time getting quotes and framing the recommendation which will come to fruition shortly – well done Mitch
Finally, Tim Bower President of the FDBA will be conducting forums for all the Frankston Basketball community in the next month, this will give everyone an opportunity to meet Tim and get an understanding of the direction the association is heading. The same session will be offered over several different dates to allow for as many people to attend and also for us to be able to accommodate everyone.
I hope you don’t get sick of my parting message but..
To all of those girls and boys of ages 5 to 70 thank you for choosing to play basketball here at Frankston.
Wayne Holdsworth – General Manager