Easter 2009 Newsletter - The Northern Saints - Basketball Club

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Easter 2009 Newsletter - The Northern Saints - Basketball Club

    Couldn’t believe it when I sat down to right Also a big thank you to the ladies and gents

    this first newsletter for 2009 and all I had who cooked and served on the evening.

    to do was delete Father Christmas and BALLS: - Do you have any!! I

     insert the Easter Bunny. Where has this

    The club has lost approximately 20 basketballs year gone?

    from training since we started. Some have

    been lost at Marymede but many are The season is now well on the way after the

    unaccounted for. Twenty basketballs at an earlier hiccups with hot weather and the

    average of $30-00 each is quite a loss to the bushfires that swept our state.

    club, but more importantly to the players that

    are trying to train with less balls available. The fires are still having an effect on all of us

    Could you please check to make sure you with just last Saturday Kinglake unable to field

    haven’t inadvertently taken a NSBA basketball a team. It was great to see Melisa’s under

    home with you on a Thursday night? This is 16-19 girls join with the Kinglake girls and

    why as a club we don’t allow players to bring make a match happen. A lot of clubs would

    their own basketballs to training we don’t know have walked away happy with the three points

    if your leaving with your ball or ours. well done to Melisa and the girls you add to

     what makes this club what it is a great family


It’s is going to be a great loss to the club with On ‘The Lakers’ I am very proud to announce

    the Shield family moving to Queensland that our club (NSBA) presented a cheque to

    Annelie has taken the administration of club the value of $1000-00 to the president of the

    registrations to a new level and now she has Kinglake basketball club. Needless to say he

    passed this role onto Christine (Gardner). We was speechless and very appreciative.

    welcome Christine into this position.

    Christine will work closely with me and be in This was money raised at our ‘sausage sizzle’

    charge of all new players coming to the club. and from the generous donations from the

     following companies and families.

    We also welcome the following new committee

    members; - Ralph’s Meats South Melbourne Market.

     - Joes Quality Corner Meats

    Susie Basile (Jason under 16 boys) - Anna Morlin.

    Dennis Williams (Matt- under 16 boys) - Rochdale Square Bakery (Janev Family)

    Theo Gessas (Coach under 8 (2)) - Aumanns Nursery South Morang

     - Safeway Rivergum.

    NEW PLAYERS: - Archiclad Plasterboard & Fibre Cement.

     - Plenty River Plumbing.

    As there are now only six games remaining NO - Bounce’n’Kidz Jumping Castles. (Farley

    new players are permitted in any team. If we Family)

    play a new player we will lose all points for All players, parents and Coaches are asked to that game. remember and abide by both the NSBA and

     Basketball Victoria ‘Code of Conduct’. It This is also a timely reminder that if players disappoints me when I hear of coaches and haven’t been signing the back of the score parents breaching this code. We are all here sheet they should start now. A player MUST for the kids and their enjoyment of the game. have signed the back of the score sheet at Screaming and swearing at children will not be least 7 times to qualify for the finals. It is the tolerated at NSBA and any parent or coach (or player’s responsibility. I know for a fact that spectator) found to be behaving like this will grading secretaries will not allow players to be asked to explain their actions and may play finals if they have not signed correctly on result in the committee asking them to leave 7 occasions. the club.

    TRAINING TOPS: If coaches and or parents are not happy with

     referees or other officials they should contact Just a reminder that all players are required to the committee and we can put our grievances wear their club reversible training tops to in writing. We must control our frustrations training. T-shirts can be worn under them if whilst involved in junior sport and not display you like. If you still do not have a training top inappropriate behavior.

    please speak to Don.


     These little speedsters at Kindergarten are now I often get asked about the purchase of our playing in our older age groups. Do you club off-court gear. Don is the man to see recognize them? Sorry Joel and Laura but

    about ordering this. With the winter months you were cute.

    approaching take a look at our club track suits

    and hoodies. They are great quality and

    excellent value. A beanie for us lacking on

    top is also a wise purchase.

With the children growing there will come a

    time when they require new shorts and or

    singlet. Once again Don needs about six

    weeks to order all the above items.


    As the secretary of the club I would love to TRIVIA NIGHT:

    know how all our teams are going. Please e- mail with a simple Kids v Parents match report i.e.: scores and any points of It’s on!! interest. The club is bigger than just one or two teams lets share the news of each team After the success of last year’s trivia night the

    with everyone. For those that have been fundraising committee are in the midst of sending in reports thank you, I really enjoy organizing a bigger and better event this year. reading them. Please mark in your diaries the th 25 July 2009. CODE OF CONDUCT: Keep watching our web page for more

     information on the night and how to get your

    tickets before its all sold out.

    All club fees should have now been finalized. This is our major fundraiser for the year and If you haven’t paid or not sure if your fees assists the club in keeping your fees as low as were due please contact Vince our treasurer on possible.



     Wear your NSBA gear and be part of the world

    Due to the current works in progress at record attempt.

    Marymede, Ray the coffee man has been put

    on hold. He will return when he can get his Register on line and join other NSBA players.

    van up near the front doors again.

     World Record Attempt

    WEB PAGE: Basketball Australia in conjunction with Basketball Victoria are organising an attempt To make the job of communicating between on the World Record for people dribbling the committee and our membership easier the basketballs simultaneously and we need your club has a fantastic web page where we help to make it successful. This will take place distribute all our correspondence and on Tuesday 7 April from 12:30pm to 2:30pm in ‘Must know’ news on this site. Please get Melbourne’s Federation Square. into the habit of checking it on a weekly basis

    and keep up to date with what’s going on An attempt will be made to better the mark of around the club. 1,289 people currently recognised by the

    Guinness World Records book set on 17 May Something to think about!!! 2007 in Edinburgh.

    At mid-point during a game, the coach calls It is free to participate and open to one of his 7-year-old basketball players aside everyone. This is an opportunity for people of to talk with him. all abilities to participate wheelchair athletes,

    athletes with hearing impairment, athletes with The coach asks, "Do you understand what integration difficulties, it’s open to all. So cooperation is, and what a team is?" The little encourage your school friends, family, friends boy replies, "Yes." and work associates to join us on the day.

    "Do you also understand that what matters is All registered participants will receive a not whether we win or lose, but how we play certificate after the event that will also include together as a team?" The little boy nods his a group photo of the record breakers. You just head. need to bring a basketball.

    "So," the coach continues, "I'm sure you know, There will be random prizes and giveaways for when a foul is called, you shouldn't argue, the participants as well as live entertainment curse, or attack the referee. Do you on the day. Opals and Boomers players will understand all that?" Again the little boy nods also be present for an autograph signing his head yes. session.

    "And when I call you off the court so that To register on-line just click here. another team mate gets a chance to play, it's

    not good sportsmanship to call your coach a

    jackass, now is it?" The little boy answered, FEES: "No, sir."

     "Good," said the coach, "Now please go over

     and explain all of that to your parents."

From, the Principal…

The principal at Marymede has requested that

    we do not allow children to play on the outside

    courts at training. Could parents please

    ensure they supervise their children at all times?


     ndThurs 2 April - Training thSat 4 April - Last Game before break. thThurs 9 April - No Training th Sat 11 April - No Game thThurs 16 April - No Training thSat 18 April - No Game rdThurs 23 April - No Training thSat 25 April - No Game thThurs 30 April - Trainings Back

     ndSat 2 May - Games recommence. thThurs 7 May - Training thSat 9 May - Game thThurs 14 May - Training thSat 16 May - Game stThurs 21 May - Training rdSat 23 May - Game

    Thurs 28th May - Training

    Sat 30th May - Game

     thThurs 4 June - No Training thSat 6 June - No Game thThurs 11 June - Training (finals teams) thSat 13 June - Semi Final thThurs 18 June - Training (finals teams) thSat 20 June - Preliminary Final thThurs 25 June - Training (final teams) thSat 27 June - Grand Final

     thThurs 16 July - Training Recommences thSat 18 July - New Season Starts. On behalf of the committee

     I wish you all a safe Easter It is always difficult to fill the pages of this

    break. newsletter so could you please e-mail me any

    items you would like included.

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