This week our Junior Blues took to the courts at Bardia Avenue for the first time since March.

The stadium looks quite different thanks to Skoop (Return To Basketball). They have decked out our stadium with clear entry and exit signage, traffic management arrows, and friendly hygiene reminders.

As part of our return, all coaches and team manager’s entry into the stadium is being recorded via QR codes thanks to Guest Track powered by BGL along with Coaches and Team Managers taking attendance and tracking the workload of players to ensure their safe return to the court.

Our Junior Blues have quickly adapted to the changes. Players have been entering the stadium’s designated entry, sanitizing their hands and disinfecting their basketballs. Additionally, before training all players complete 10 minutes of physical preparation exercises, and again before leaving they properly cool down for 10 minutes using a club-wide protocol, they then exit via the designated exit.

Frankston Blues Boys’ Coaching Coordinator, Scott Christiansen spoke about this week’s return:

“Firstly I would like to thank all Blues families for their patience the past few months, in such challenging times. But how great is it to be back in a basketball stadium?!”

“The front office team should be commended for their hard work. From online app-based activities and training sessions to player mental health and wellbeing sessions, they have made every effort possible to ensure our athletes made the most of the situation.”

“More recently, the quick turnaround from State Government and Basketball Victoria announcements regarding the return to the courts has been phenomenal.”

“I don’t think it could more clearer to our athletes and their families the seriousness of the situation, but they have taken everything on board really well and we look forward to the future”

Please continue to visit the Return to Blues hub on our website for updates Training Schedules and player development opportunities over the coming weeks.