Lockdown Extended Until 23 September

As we all know, the Victorian Government has announced an extension to lockdown restrictions for Greater Melbourne until 23 September 2021 (or 70 per cent of the eligible Victorian population vaccinated with at least one dose).

In line with Victorian Government health directives, basketball in Greater Melbourne will remain at the RED-0 REACTIVATION LEVEL as per the Basketball Victoria Return to Sport Guidelines.

Basketball Hawthorn can provide an update on the following competitions and programs.

Winter 2021 Junior Domestic
Basketball Hawthorn’s Winter 2021 Junior Domestic season was scheduled to conclude on the weekend of 11 & 12 September 2021. With lockdown restrictions in place until at least 23 September and school holidays running till 3 October the decision has been made to cancel the remainder of the Winter 2021 Junior Domestic Season.

Basketball Hawthorn always strived to return to play, and complete the Winter 2021 season, but ultimately the health and safety of our playing and volunteer community is paramount, and with the additional government restrictions, this has sadly proved impossible.

Due to the extension of COVID restrictions, Summer 2021/22 season dates will be announced shortly.

Spring 2021 Senior Domestic
Basketball Hawthorn’s Spring 2021 Senior Domestic season remains on hold while the current COVID restrictions are in place and will resume once restrictions ease to a level where indoor sport can resume.

Aussie Hoops and Game Ready
The remaining Aussie Hoops and Game Ready sessions for Term 3 have been rescheduled to Term 4. Participants registered for Term 3 will automatically be transferred to Term 4. Sessions will commence in Term 4 once restrictions ease to a level where indoor sport can resume.

VJBL and Big V
Basketball Victoria have announced the cancelation of the remainder of the 2021 VJBL and Big V competitions. You can read the Basketball Victoria update in full here.

The timing of next season’s Hawthorn Magic tryouts will be advised once we have clarity around when restrictions might ease to a level where indoor sport can resume.

Basketball Hawthorn Office Closure
From Monday 6 September until Monday 27 September 2021 Basketball Hawthorn Office will be operating under reduced hours:
– Mondays: Closed
– Tuesday – Thursdays: 9:00am to 3:00pm
– Friday: Closed

Please be patient with us if your query is not answered immediately.

Mental Health Support
This is a challenging period for all in the community. There are a number of resources that may help assist you during these difficult times, including the Welcome to Head to Health website – which helps you find digital mental health and wellbeing resources, for yourself or for those in your community – as well as VicHealth’s list of Ten go-to mental health organisations for young people.