Isaac
Last month

Australian U16 Championships to go ahead in Darwin

Basketball Australia are pleased to advise that the Australian Under-16 Championships will be held in Darwin from 26 September - 3 October 2021.


The event was due to take place in Warwick Stadium (WA) in July however was rescheduled due to multiple outbreaks of COVID-19 across the country in the weeks prior.

The event will be held at the Darwin Basketball Stadium and Marrara Indoor Stadium with a co-hosting agreement struck between Basketball Australia, Basketball Northern Territory and Darwin Basketball Association.

Darwin Basketball Association last held the Under-16 Championships in 2019.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Will U14 Club Nationals do the same or get cancelled?

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LC  
Last month

Our Victorian Under-16 state teams will aim to compete in Darwin this September with Basketball Australia confirming the Australian Junior Championships have been successfully rescheduled in Darwin from 26 September - 3 October 2021.

The event was due to take place in Warwick Stadium (WA) in July however was rescheduled due to multiple outbreaks of COVID-19 across the country in the weeks prior.

The event will be held at the Darwin Basketball Stadium and Marrara Indoor Stadium with a co-hosting agreement struck between Basketball Australia, Basketball Northern Territory and Darwin Basketball Association.

Our Victorian teams will look to head to Darwin on Saturday 25 September 2021, with a media, training and education session taking place on Sunday 26 September 2021.

"We're hopeful we get to see our Under-16 teams get their chance to compete in the national arena," Basketball Victoria CEO Nick Honey said.

“They went through the challenges associated with getting into Perth earlier this year, being denied entry to self-isolation at the last minute and have also dealt with a number of separate lockdowns throughout 2021.

“In spite of everything put in their way, our teams have remained optimistic, diligent in their training and ready to go. These players, coaches and families have earned a chance to be part of the Australian Junior Championships and we’re looking forward to a rescheduled event.”

Basketball Australia’s Executive General Manager of Basketball, Paul Maley, is excited to see the Championships return to Darwin.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring this event back to the Northern Territory. The Under-16 Championships are an integral part of the elite pathway for players, coaches and officials in Australia and there is a strong desire from all involved to see this event proceed. All States & Territories have committed to attending these championships if border controls permit”

“The Northern Territory have been blessed with very little disruption due to recent COVID outbreaks and we believe it presents the best opportunity to ensure these Championships are played.”

Darwin has hosted some recent Victorian success with our Under-16 Victoria Metropolitan Men and Women both winning gold in 2019 alongside Victoria Country Men (silver) and Victoria Country Women (bronze).

Basketball Victoria announced the four Victorian Under-16 teams earlier this year, with team lists available via our website.

A full fixture and ticket details will be released in due course.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pretty hard to imagine BA going ahead with this now. VIC, NSW and ACT all in lockdown, QLD nervous and WA doesn't really like travelling at moment. Damm tough on those that have put in the work. Would BA throw caution to the wind and hope lockdowns end in a month? Or is there a duty of care issue for players, officials and spectators?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Month out, when will eastern states teams go into isolation?

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Anonymous  
Last month

661 do you reckon currently would be 9 teams plus support staff and refs. Could be 200+ people so far... That's a big cheque.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sorry 10 teams...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Almost zero chance this actually goes ahead.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Apparently it is 773..

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hope it does

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cant see how with all the uncertainty that changes every day? Give BA credit that they are trying against something that is out of their control

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Anonymous  
Last month

Could be cancelled as early as Friday, more likely will be cancelled sometime early next week with the growing numbers in NSW, QLD & VIC - Thanks Premier Bin-Chikn

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Anonymous  
Last month

Heard along the Baseline it's going ahead, without VIC, NSW and ACT

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hardly a NATIONAL championships then is it. Scrap this like we scrapped 14s and focus on having a full calendar year of AJC next year, starting with 20s back in Mackay

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nah, this is selection for next 2 years n.ts.

Either play without vic, nsw, act or push the champs back into nov/December

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Anonymous  
Last month

Around 60% of the country should be fully vaccinated by December.

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Anonymous  
Last month

60% of adults over 16. Under 16s aren't in those numbers sprouted by the Feds. Given the majority of positives in Vic are under 30 this isn't going away anytime soon.

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Anonymous  
Last month

40% - 60% - 80% are the set targets for reducing some restrictions.

60 I believe is travel interstate if fully vaccinated.

Pfizer is available for 16 y.o. If they get one in the next 2 weeks and another in 10 weeks...

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'm sure kids u16 will be eligible real soon since the half dose is creeping to 50%

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Anonymous  
Last month

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CILKkk34v1c

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Anonymous  
Last month

Will kids, parents and staff have to quarantine on return to their states?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Any news on this event going ahead in any form? It looks impossible, but has anyone got any news??

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Anon  
Earlier this month

ACT have pulled out, NSW expected to do the same in the next week. Victoria 50/50 at the moment - Rising COVID rates do not help their cause at all. So you're left with:

QLD North & South
WA Metro & Country
SA Metro & Country
Tasmania
Northern Territory

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Better than nothing, maybe add both reserves from each state side which would add another 4 teams


Qld n
Qld s
Sa m
Sa c
Wa m
Wa c
Tas
Nt
Qld s + qld n reserves
Sa m + sa c reserves
Wa m + wa c reserves
Nt + tas reserves

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Or make bottom age + top age squad

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Not really a national champs is it! Sont know how you do it or what you call it? A lot of risks involved for all states attending

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Anon  
Earlier this month

If all the states attending are covid free, what are the risks?

Maybe winning the title won't be the same, but you've got to let those kids play.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

With the u17 WC next year and our 05/06 kids have only played a handful of games in 18 months.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Every other country is in the same boat! We are in a worldwide pandemic

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Any updates on this event? Teams going into quarantine soon???

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Aus wide - Current vaccination rate is...

65% 1 dose
40% 2 dose

End of month…

75% 1 dose
50% 2 dose


70% double dose(required to ease restrictions) is expected by december..

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Anon  
Earlier this month

Victoria have officially pulled out

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

They would have been beaten again imo.

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Anon  
Earlier this month

With playing no basketball over the last few months it would be expected that they wouldn't be successful

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

They would have been beaten regardless

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!  
Earlier this month

I think SA Metro could add a reserves team - but it's very short notice and would be very hard to organize - don't think enough depth for a SA country reserves team IMO

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Like I said combine the states reserves together for a third in 4 states

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Cant see the WA teams going anywhere anytime soon either

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

ACT, NSW Country and Metro, Vic Country and Metro, WA Country and Metro all out and QLD changes daily.
Wont be much of a tournament. Go ahead by all means but call it something else as only half of the country can compete.
NT to medal for the first time in history

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Confirmed, Tas, Qld Nth/Sth, SA Country/Metro, WA Country/Metro and NT, it goes ahead. 8 teams, 5 states/territories, just glad the kids get to play.

Asterix or not, someone wins and the teams can only play who turns up, right?

Out of those 8, who are the most likely to get up and compete come the end of the week? SA Metro, Qld Sth, Tas?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Like I said, should have sent

Tas/nt reserves
Sa m/sa c reserves
Wa m/wa c reserves
Qld n/qld s reserves

That's 4 more teams - total 12 teams going.


Missing
Vic m
Vic c
Nsw m
Nsw c
Act

13 teams usually going.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Sa m, qld s, wa m in top 3 men/women you'd think

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

WA?? Are you 100% that they will get on the plane

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

It's a National tournament best versus the best and now trying to get reserves to make up number for more teams
It’s a joke shut it down till everyone can compete

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

That's the point, no other time this year for them all to get together.
So 2/3 going is better than none.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

No one is trying to get reserves teams to go. One anon posting about it does not make it a thing. It's never going to happen.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Decision was made to host in Darwin before the National Plan to reopen when x % vaccinations are reached...maybe it could have been held over until start of Dec school holidays when in theory every state could go?

Or Change format/ age brackets of SCC maybe

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

One things for sure, we are going to struggle in fiba next year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

The National Plan to open is a Fed/NSW Lib stunt. WA,SA & Qld will not open to NSW while their numbers continue to be so big and they let their residents die.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

#586' to right it’s a total stunt as scumo is wanting a federal election in November.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

But the NT will open to those states so would work?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

But the NT will open to those states so would work?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

The NT went into lockdown with 1 covid case. You work it out.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

But "noone" is going into lockdown after the National Plan is implemented.
Not saying I agree, just saying.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Have heard along the Baseline, that the states (and therefore parents) still haven't been told what the coat will be, as it is equalised across all states...tells me they were actually counting on Vic going, same way they tried to for Perth, but now Vic not going…hmm. Tomm will tell!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

As a parent it would be nice to be officially told whether this is a definitely going to happen and what contingencies are in place should an another outbreak occur and kids can't get back home or even need to isolate. Two weeks out from the start date and to not know what is going on is not a good look. I get how hard it is to work through all the logistics with things changing on a daily basis or more often (I work with it daily so get it) but it's getting to the point where we'll need to make a decision as to whether it's worth the stress!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Why didn't they cancel 14s and put the 16s in that space.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Who is Tomm?? When will he let us know? Where do I find Tomm?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Tomm is this mythical creature that makes decisions...often only Tomm though…

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I assume all adults/staff etc would have to be fully vaccinated??

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Ballsy  
Earlier this month

Are there any actual WA parents/ players on thus thread that can confirm attendance in Darwin?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

WA Teams definitely attending. Spoke with both boys coaches in the last 24 hours

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Ballsy  
Earlier this month

@Anonymous
Thanks
Be Good to see a fixture
We're pleased to be going but also disappointed for all players that are not.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Sa m have a few injuries too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

SAM boys have a few missing for other reasons too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

#753 Missing from squad chosen or not chosen in first place?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Both

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Anon  
Earlier this month

5 new cases in QLD with double digits expected tomorrow and a subsequent lockdown. Goodbye 16s Nationals...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Wouldn't mind seeing a best of 3 games between

Vic m vs vic c
Wa m vs wa c
Sa m vs sa c
Nsw m vs nsw c
Qld n vs qld s


I know some states have these games pre tournament but would be nice for the public to watch them if u16s aren’t going ahead.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Risk V Reward...some big conversations happening at BA right now you would imagine. QLD now nervous and SA have changed rules for allowing NSW/Vic travellers in to state, so only a matter of time SA will have an issue, sadly the sensible/responsible option is a cancel…

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Another 2 cases and over 50 exposure sites listed...time to give family and friends the options for some form of refunds from flights/accom/car bookings and just cancel

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

A showcase between each team in their own state is what's needed now.

Cancel and move to u14 window

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

U16 was already in the U14 window

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Sorry, I meant the school,champs window. November...

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Any news? Fixture?? Moved or cancelled???

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Ballsy  
Two weeks ago

@ Anonymous
A couple of hours ago

Any news? Fixture?? Moved or cancelled???

Not a whisper- nada - zilch.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

It starts in 11 days!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I've seen pics of wa, sa and qld training this week.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

https://www.facebook.com/DarwinBasketball/posts/4810130219019739

Not sure how a published fixture and ticket sales link is "Not a whisper- nada - zilch"?????

I guess those who need to know know.

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Ballsy  
Two weeks ago

@anon it was zilch in the yesterday Am

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WA U16AJC  
Two weeks ago

I can definitely confirm its all steam ahead from WA point of view. Teams leave Perth next Friday morning. Contingencies set in case issues arrive once teams get to Darwin. They say you can only play who turns up so our Teams are ready to go. Our kids feel for those who can't play and hope to play against them soon. They all want to play against the best in the country.

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