Dear BBNZ Associations,
Today we are all preparing for what we are required to do under the Government’s Alert 4 lockdown, beginning midnight on Wednesday.
Basketball New Zealand will be operating as best we can during this time, with the hope of getting through the next few months and planning towards recovery later in the year. In the meantime, we will be looking to work remotely and online.
We know you are currently facing some tough challenges, and we are still here for you to contact. Matthew and the rest of the BBNZ team is still available to take enquiries, calls and emails.
As for the game, there are opportunities for us to embrace the pick-up nature of basketball with those we are self-isolating with, or by ourselves. In the coming weeks we will push out online-content about basketball training and skill sessions, pieces looking at our history and our future, and education for administrators, coaches and referees. We must adapt and look for creative solutions in the next few months. Below you will see Sport TG have already started offering webinars in a similar vein.
Stay strong and safe, as we all do what is necessary to overcome COVID-19.
Basketball New Zealand.
WAGE SUBSIDY AND LEAVE PAYMENTS
We know that some Associations have already had some success in applying for the Government subsidy and leave payments.
If your Association meets the criteria, you can apply for wage subsidies and/or leave payments by following the links below. We encourage you to read through this information promptly and apply if your Association can meet the criteria.
You can read more on the Wage Subsidy and Leave Support Payment Scheme through Work and Income’s website, see here. To apply online, follow and fill out the following forms:
SportsTG do not anticipate any disruption to their services and will continue to keep us updated.
Despite the ongoing adversity, now is an opportune time to utilise the downtime to complete training, upskilling and/or planning in regards to everything technology related.
This is a good time to ensure your membership database is in order. A number of people have already requested a full breakdown of members that have entered their facility.
Daniel Dawick will be circulating additional information in the following weeks which will include:
- Future webinar dates (basketball-specific)
- Follow-ups from the recent National Roadshow (presentations)
- National Technology Survey (to allow us to better understand your needs and current situation) – how can we help
- A dedicated support section on the BBNZ website – links to information, handy tips and training resources
SportsTG will commence a lunch and learn webinar series starting today, 24 March – more info here.
For more information on any of the above please contact Daniel Dawick.
BBNZ SPORT TUTOR
The BBNZ online Learning Management System will still utilised during this time. Soon we will launch our first BBNZ created e-learning modules. These modules will form part of the theory component for our Kiwi Hoops Introductory Coach Course. Any aspiring coach (or parent) will be able to complete much of the course online. More on this soon!
Our High-Performance team are now looking at ways to provide some online training and development, similar to what is used in our national programme. This will be available for everyone to use and pushout to their communities.
The AGM that was scheduled for 9 May has been postponed. Our constitution requires that an AGM be held once in each calendar year, giving us plenty of flexibility to push the date out. Our thinking is the AGM will be held later in the year, at a more meaningful and forward-looking time, instead of a bare-minimum tick-box exercise via technology. We will update you as we know more.
In line with the AGM postponement, the Basketball New Zealand Awards that was scheduled for 8 May is also postponed to a date that is yet to be decided.
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