BASKETBALL VICTORIA RECOMMENDS INVESTIGATION INTO NEW COMPETITION

Dear All,

The Board of Basketball Hawthorn (BH) supports Basketball Victoria’s (BV) announcement today of its intention to launch a formal investigation into the proposed start-up of a new junior domestic basketball competition in the Boroondara region.

BV has the power to order an independent investigation into all matters relating to the proposed establishment of a new junior domestic competition to be administered by the  Camberwell Basketball Association.

BH welcomes this independent investigation and hopes that it prompts further consideration of the best outcome for basketball in the region. BH will fully cooperate with BV to provide access to all information that supports this investigation.

It is BH’s view that maintaining a unified, single competition administered by Basketball Hawthorn is the best outcome for the sport and the Board remains as committed as ever to doing what is best for basketball in the region. In that spirit, the Board has offered to meet with those clubs that have announced an intent to depart the Basketball Hawthorn domestic competition, however, to date, that offer, made in writing last Friday, has not been accepted by those clubs. 

In the short term BH recommends that families do not register your child into any competition under the current circumstances. BH supports all parties awaiting the results of the investigation.

The Board of Basketball Hawthorn

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