The HBA is pleased to release Round 5 fixtures for the Junior Domestic Competition.
Round 5 is the final round of Grading. Following the action this weekend, fixtures for the remainder of the season (Rounds 6-16) will be released on Tuesday (22 May).
Thank you for your patience as we try something new with the Grading period. This season we trialled rolling fixtures for Rounds 4 & 5 to help gather more appropriate and accurate data for grading purposes. This meant moving teams around prior to the end of the 5 week grading period.
The HBA acknowledges that week by week fixtures are not ideal, but accept that it is a common practice within sport during grading periods.
The HBA also believe that we are in a unique situation compared to other sports, in that our games are generally played within the one municipality (Boroondara) and age groups/divisions roughly play around the same time each week.
Following this process, the HBA will endeavour to a seek feedback from clubs, teams and members about the trial change to the grading process.
Thanks again for your patience.
All the best for the rest of the season.
HBA Administration Team