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Laws relating to physical abuse in junior basketball

Can anybody please describe the penalties for a situation where-

A physical altercation initiated by a coach on a junior player on an opposing team?

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Doesn't matter that it was junior. 1 year to Life

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Police matter.

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Yeah it's normally quite a spell, as it should be.

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a5ian nbl fan  
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definitely police

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Power imbalance puts it as a "severe" acts at the least.

35 weeks minimum.

I would suspect 104 weeks when loading other acts if first offence.

Life if prior offences.

Also a seperate police matter.

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Here is a link to some tribunal outcomes for a local association to give you a flavour. Does anyone know if there is a link for all Basketball Victoria tribunal outcomes?


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To the person that started this post, if you are from NSW please click on the link below to lodge a report.


If you are from another State/Territory you can report directly to Basketball Australia.




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If it was physical abuse by an adult against a junior player (more so u16 than u18)…

It would be up to any mandated notifier to contact the child protective services of that state.

Then there would be an investigation and the perpetrator could be removed from any role in junior sport. Coaches should do training in mandatory notification these days.

The first thing that the child protective services investigator would look for is evidence to corroborate or dispute the claim of abuse.

I'm a teacher by trade. I once had a kid referred to me in my specialist role, after he was bashed in the front office by his father. The Principal stated that the police had attended and said they would put in a report. I asked her if she had reported it as well. She said she was leaving it up to the attending police. I suggested strongly that DoCS would look for a report from the school through the Ed Dept, and if thee wasn’t one she could expect a phone call asking for an explanation.

IFF the person posting this was legitimate, DO NOT INVESTIGATE IN ANY WAY. Just make the call, and be prepared to make a written report and be interviewed.

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