Is it time to deny clubs a div 1 side?
Women's basketball at junior level is a massive disappointment with byes , lack of teams by some clubs and certain clubs not being able to put up sides of div 1 quality.
There is almost no weekly competition for some teams because their greatest rivals play within the same club in one or other of the several teams in the div 2 that the stronger clubs have.
Like it or not the top clubs have a monopoly on talent and more importantly numbers.
The smaller clubs are dying and their numbers are very poor especially in the girls where some clubs can't put teams on the court in Div 1 or in too many cases div 2 either.
Why should certain clubs who don't have the numbers and are unlikely to regain numbers retain their rights to have div 1 status?
No one is ready to bite the bullet and adopt the Zone argument so that a fair and equitable playing field is created which ensures talent is equally divided and which is the only way for the present number of clubs to survive so we must go the next alternative and cull.
Is it time to pro/rel and cull the number of clubs before people walk their kids to other sports?
Take a look across the district basketball site at the number of girls teams at div 1 level, what clubs has or hasn't got one , what the result margins are weekly then take a look at the div 2 etc. In the div 2 scene a sure fire way to kill interest in the sport is to have norwood 1 beat norwood 2 in a grand final or sturt 1 beat sturt 2 etc.
BSA = FARCE