Anonymous
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Peninsula Clubs

What would be ford and against the peninsula clubs of Mornington, Western Port and Southern Peninsula merging?
They seem to overlap each other and go through a highs and lows of relative success in parts of their programs but can never seem to put it all together?
Why not merge alas the Geelong area?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Travel for parents.

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Anonymous  
Last month

There is a problem in the VJBL with the over saturation of clubs. There's a very limited number of good coaches and this only hinders development.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The distance between the three clubs isn't that far

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Anonymous  
Last month

What about those that might travel 20 minutes to Somerville now from Koo Wee Rup, now has to travel to Rosebud. Best part of 1 hour.
Need to remember that they would need to merge domestic competitions.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Chelsea should merge with Frankston and call themselves Bayside

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Anonymous  
Last month

^ Obviously you are trying to cause a stir. But a re-merger is not as silly as it sounds. Look at Geelong and Corio.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Should happen.
Won't happen.
Individual egos at each place stopping them ,despite it being for the betterment of the game on the Peninsula.

Believe it has been floated before.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If a full merger isn't possible, they should look to field one combined team in each youth age group. That way only the best kids have to do extra travel, but they can be playing in better teams against better opposition.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Should happen.
Won't happen.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Who are the people that won't let it happen? Specific clubs out of the three or just general history?

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Anonymous  
Last month

All 3 clubs plus Chelsea & Frankston are actively working together to promote basketball as the sport of choice on the Peninsula rather than compete against one another for participation. Although a saturated area, can hardly say ego is getting on the way.

Need to remember that the purpose of basketball association is to provide opportunity for participation in community sport. YL and Senior championships do not dictate a clubs direction nor success.

Imagine what Knox, Dandenong & Waverly could be if they worked together. Basketball would become the premier sport in South East Victoria.

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Anonymous  
Last month

#226. Ego got in the way previously when the topic was raised between clubs, and would be one of the major reasons it hasn't gone further since.
So yes, you can.

Senior and Youth league teams do not dictate a clubs direction, but pathways do. And when the best a promising junior can play is the senior teams on offer on the Peninsula, it's no wonder the Peninsula has a history of losing promising players to Frankston, Dandenong etc.

Your example regarding merging Knox, Dandenong and Waverley together is a bit pointless, considering they are already very large Associations in their own right.
A size the 3 Peninsula clubs could get close to if they joined.
Instead, how successful it would be for the area, if Dandenong split into 3 smaller clubs, with lower placed senior and Youth League teams, and if that would be better for the local participants? That's what the Peninsula has now.

Also preposterous to assume that a merge of the 3 clubs would limit the opportunity of participation. If anything, it could extend the reach of the sport, with more resources.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Would be interesting to see some region-based rep teams selected at the end of the VJBL season. Create 6 regions, align clubs, have DOC put kids forward, run a tournament.

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Anonymous  
Last month

All about protecting the fiefdom

same everywhere

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Red84  
Last month

A key consideration is the quality of local jnr comps in each region, as it is from local comps that jnrs in u12 and u14 are identified. I left the Peninsula years ago when basketball was not as popular as it is today. However i am a big supporter of association basketball and wary of any rise of an elitist (in a $ sense) grammar school comp. We must enhance the association system where possible if we want max participation opportunities for our young.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think the best thing for Peninsula basketball would be to maintain the existing domestic comps, so the social and young players aren't disturbed at all, and combine the junior/senior rep as well as the administrative and coaching side of things. Ideally in one centrally located stadium (big ask) for the Peninsula. You then have better coverage for your casual social player all the way up to your aspiring elite athlete/coach/ref.

Unfortunately, I just don't see it happening. Those 3 clubs will continue to be small to medium in size, with very limited pathways and more players/coaches/refs will leave the Peninsula to go to the bigger clubs, for greater opportunities.

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