Dear Frankston Blues Fans,
Following the most recent statements from Basketball Victoria/NBL1 and in consultation with the FDBA Board of Management, General Manager and Operations Team, we offer the following updates;
” On Friday 13 March, Basketball Victoria made the decision to suspend all Basketball Victoria related activities, leagues, programs and events to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Today, Monday 16 March, the Victorian State Government has also declared a State of Emergency for four weeks in response to this pandemic. At this stage, the suspension of all related Basketball Victoria sanctioned activities, programs and events will continue through the state of emergency period. This date may change, and we will continue to provide updates on a weekly basis. …Big V games are postponed until at least April 13. Further league specific communications will follow in the coming days. ” BV STATEMENT 13/03/2020
“The NBL and State Associations are continuing to assess the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on the forthcoming NBL1 Season. NBL1 Central was scheduled to start on March 14, NBL1 South on April 18 and NBL1 North on April 24, but all three conferences will now not start prior to May 15.” NBL1 STATEMENT 18/03/2020
All of our Senior Blues players are continuing to work on their fitness and skills remotely and in small groups with the focus on being able to return to modified training as soon as possible, our coaches are communicating with the groups daily to provide information to keep them engaged such as film review from trainings and practice matches and follow up questionnaires to ensure their respective groups are moving forward.
During this time the FDBA website will remain your best source for any basketball related updates.
Jarryd Moss – Basketball Development Manager