Covid 19 & Coburg Basketball Association

03 July 2020

Dear Coburg Basketball Association Members

CBA is currently at the Return to Sport Red - 0 status until 29th July.

Coburg Basketball Association is aware that many suburbs surrounding Coburg are considered to be COVID -19 "Hotspots" areas.

Given today's information from BV (see below), CBA believes our community needs to band together to support members who reside in the hotspot suburbs and will be in lockdown as of 2nd July.

Whilst members adjacent to these suburbs are exempt from lockdown,regrettably therewill be many participants who affected by this latest decision from State Government.

CBA has decided to make the decision that there is ONE rule for all and will be enforcing the Return to Sport RED -0 status.

In line with this decision, Junior Domestic will be moved back to Saturday 15th August, to allow clubs to train from 30th July, if Victorian Government permits.

The recommendation is to open PlayHQ to your members so the transition to competition is smooth.

Please remember everyone’s health and safety is paramount!

The Victorian Governments announcement on Tuesday 30 June for particular suburbs (postcodes) to revert back to Stage 3 restrictions (due to COVID-19 localised ‘hotspots’) has an impact on domestic basketball in those areas.

From 11.59pm 1 July to 29 July, associations who have facilities, clubs and participants who reside in the suburbs below unfortunately will not be able to conduct basketball activity (Return to Red-0 in Basketball Victoria’s - Return to Sport Guidelines):

  • 3012: Brooklyn, Kingville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray.
  • 3021: Alban Vale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans.
  • 3032: Ascot Vale, High Point City, Maribyrnong, Travancore.
  • 3038: Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens.
  • 3042: Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie.
  • 3046: Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park.
  • 3047: Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana.
  • 3055: Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West.
  • 3060: Fawkner.
  • 3064: Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park and Kalkallo

While we understand this will be a bitter blow to those affected, we ask the basketball community in these areas to observe the Victorian Government restrictions and only leave your home for work or school, care or caregiving, daily exercise and food shopping.

Hopefully with everyone’s vigilance, we will see a reduction in cases across these areas and the rest of Victoria in the coming days and weeks, and everyone will have the opportunity to return to group trainings and competitions.

In the meantime, we will continue to support the affected associations during this period and ensure they are ready to return when safe to do so.


At this stage, due to the impacts of the lockdown zones we have decided that the VJBL season cannot commence from July 17. We believe that the VJBL is an important junior representative league for thousands of Victorians; hence we are currently working through a number of options for a potential competition resumption. We aim to provide more certainty about the VJBL in the coming days.

Take care
CBA committee