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WEBBA Committee Statement
Jun 23, 2020, 8:02 am

Dear WEBBA Community,

In what continue to be extraordinary times for our local and global communities, we very much hope that this update finds each of you safe and well. 

 

The WEBBA Committee continues to hold regular online meetings as we plan for the 20/21 season ahead, balancing our enthusiastic commitment to basketball with the need to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our members and their families whilst adhering the continuing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

 

Basketball England have published their COVID-19 Return To Play guidance, providing a "phased, flexible way forward for the sport based on an agile response to the developing government advice". Many answers to questions about how we responsibly navigate the coming months can be found there, although there are no dates for return to play set at time of writing. I encourage the community to familiarise themselves with the guidance if they have not already done so here https://www.basketballengland.co.uk/news/basketball-england-launch-return-to-play-guidance

 

Updates will be forthcoming as the picture becomes clearer over the next few weeks, and we continue to invite you to register team interest for the coming season with the respective women and mens' secretaries.

 

Further, I want to take this opportunity to state that WEBBA is committed to anti-racism, to diversity and inclusion, and deeply values its BME members. We stand with the BLM movement and the protests across the world in response to the brutal murder by police of George Floyd and centuries of systemic racism.

Black Lives Matter. 

 

Stay safe,

 

Andy Broughton 

WEBBA General Secretary 


WEBBA Announcement
May 16, 2020, 2:08 pm

Dear WEBBA Community,

I hope that this finds you safe and well.

Following the example of Basketball England and the regulations set out in the Prime Minister's recent statements in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the WEBBA Committee confirms that we are formally drawing the the 2019/2020 to a premature close.

Final League positions will be deemed to stand as they were recorded by WEBBA on 17/03/20. The results of any and all protest being considered at this time are to be considered void. 

Looking forward to the future, WEBBA League entries for the 2020/21 season- currently still scheduled to commence in September 2020- are proceeding as normal, and I warmly encourage you to contact the respective Mens and Womens League Secretaries in order to express your interest. 

 We will be getting in touch with further updates as we have them. 

On behalf of all of the WEBBA Committee, I wish all of you all the very best in these trying times and thank you very much for your co-operation. 

Stay safe, everyone!

Yours Faithfully

Andrew Broughton
WEBBA General Secretary


See below the latest from Basketball England:

 

https://www.basketballengland.co.uk/news/covid-19-what-the-latest-government-advice-means-for-basketball/


Basketball England cancel basketball activity for 2019/20 season
Mar 17, 2020, 11:04 pm

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19):

 

Basketball England has taken the decision to cancel affiliated basketball activity for the remainder of the 2019/20 season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

This action has been taken in consultation with the BBL, WBBL, Basketball Scotland and Basketball Wales, BUCS and the AoC Sport and comes in light of increased measures to fight the spread of the virus issued by government on Monday.

 


Season suspended
Mar 14, 2020, 1:28 am


EGM Minutes Feb 2020
Feb 16, 2020, 8:45 pm

Please find below the minutes from the EGM

EGMMinutes


Important News
Nov 17, 2019, 12:15 am

To all WEBBA teams and players

From WEBBA Chair - Rich Wills

For the past few seasons we have ongoing issues with referee allocations - Usually this happens towards the end of the season with rescheduled games stacking up. This season we are less than two months in and we have already had to cancel games owing to a lack of referees. On top of this we have had more games cancelled / rescheduled than we would expect, this can be attributed to the Women's League fixtures having to all be rearranged following two last minute drop outs and the slow Basketball England registration system.

We have therefore had to take the unprecedented decision to cancel this year's Trophy Competition. This will allow us to move some fixtures so that we have a better chance of fulfilling all referee allocations. As we will be holding Playoffs this year we will also need all league fixtures completed by Friday 24th April. Over the next week we will be in touch to let you know about games that will be rescheduled.

Referee allocations have been an ongoing issue for as long as we can remember, and whilst we acknowledge that we dropped the ball by not organising a referee's course at the start of the season (please note we are a voluntary organisation and this season we had a lot of personnel change and a new BE system to manage), we still have had the same issues in seasons where we have organised a course. Previous Committees have tried a hard disciplinary approach with strict deadlines and fines, this season we tried an encouragement approach by raising the the referee payment significantly, but neither seem to be working.

To that end we are asking for your feedback on what more we can do to make sure that we have enough referees to serve the league. We would be happy to hear from club referees, independent referees, club secretaries and players participating in the league. Club secretaries we would be grateful if you would forward this on to the players in yours team(s).

Please send feedback via the link below.

https://drive.google.com/open…

We are working with others to host a Referees Course in January on a date where no WEBBA league games will take place. The Referees Secretary will be in touch in due course with further details.

 


WEBBA Documents 2019-2020
Sep 9, 2019, 9:41 pm

Please find below useful documents for the season 2019-2020

 

 


2018-19 WEBBA Finals photos by JS Sport Photos
Jun 16, 2019, 10:25 pm

WEBBA Finals day images are now available at the link below

http://www.webba-basketball.org.uk/index.php?p=gallery&folder=1616677

these images were provided by JS Sport Photography


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