We just sent an email out to our Thomson and Whelan teams updating them on potential plans for these competitions
Given the cancellation of Winter Tournament Week, and the change to Sport NZ recommendations this release has since been superseded and replaced by an updated proposed competition structure. Click here to read the update
The content of the email is below, and was sent on 12 May 2020
Just a quick update to let you all know where we are with these competitions, after announcing that we are aiming at being able to start winter club basketball on the week of June 6
June 16 is the earliest date we think the Thomson and Whelan Competitions would begin, so as to allow us to understand the parameters we are working with for the competitions.
Sport NZ’s latest update has just come out earlier this evening, and indicates that practicing in groups that total ten people is ok (while fulfulling other obligations), with an increase to this limit likely occurring around Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Click here for more info.
If WTW is still happening as originally scheduled our season timeline could start on June 16, have some weeks with two games, and finish as originally planned (August 25 and 26).
If WTW is not happening as initially planned, we will look at finishing later in Term Three, thus reducing the need to play two games a week as often. The format for each competition will also be worked on to finalise how many games will be played too.