Following the recent publication of the government’s roadmap out of lock down, the club is very pleased to be able to confirm that junior basketball will be returning to Brighton Cougars from Monday April 12 and for seniors from Monday May 17. However, the Club will remain closed to new members until such time we can establish how many existing members will be returning.
To coincide with the re-opening of Stringer next week and the start of fixtures in November, the Club has had to make a number of changes to the training timetable effective from October 17th.
YOU SHOULD NOT ATTEND TRAINING OR MATCHES IF:
- You or any family member has any symptoms of coronavirus – high temperature >37.8°, a new continuous cough or a loss/change to your sense of smell or taste
- You or a family member has had a positive Covid test and you are still in your isolation period. If you still have a high temperature after your isolation period you must not return to basketball, you should continue to isolate
- You have been advised to self-isolate by another establishment e.g. school
- You have returned from a foreign country in the last 14 days which has not got a travel bridge in place with the UK.
- You and your family has been advised to self-isolate by NHS Test and Track
- You should not attend training if you are not well enough to attend school
With our 2019/20 season ending prematurely on Saturday 9th March, this end of season Chair’s report is little light on notable basketball events that we usually see at the end of a full season. Nonetheless it wouldn’t be right to miss out congratulating the u16’s team who topped their regional pool and the NL Womens team who were once again set to make the playoffs, along with all players, coaches and Team Managers in all teams on their hard work and commitment.
Saturday 9th May would have been our end of season presentations for 2019/20, where traditionally we recap the highs and lows of the season, the matches, individual performances and other notable events that took place plus, of course, hand out some well-deserved awards and thanks.
Following the most recent government updates, Basketball England have now taken the decision to suspend all basketball related activities for the remainder of the season.
The Management Committee met on 9 March 2020 and discussed the different options and measures we may need to take as the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation develops. For now, we are following Basketball England advice and continuing with our competitions and training as normal.
Please see below a summary of our last training dates before Xmas and the dates we return in the New Year.
WELCOME TO YOUR JUNE CLUB NEWSLETTER
We hope that everyone has been enjoying a well earnt rest since the end of the season and for those sitting exams we hope that everything has gone to plan! This month’s newsletter features the following articles:
- BASKETBALL ENGLAND ANNOUNCE NEW LEAGUE STRUCTURES
- SUMMER TRAINING REMINDER
- COUGARS SUMMER CAMP: Early booking discount extended
- VOLUNTEER COACHES WANTED
- BRIGHTON COUGARS AGM
- FUN BASKETBALL FOR MUMS & DADS
- END OF SEASON PRIZE DRAW WINNERS
- NEW SEASON REGISTRATION & PAYMENTS
- DIEPPE 2019
- WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Lucien Christophis
- KEY DATES FOR 2019
Brighton Cougars Basketball Club is one of the largest basketball clubs in South East England and is currently looking to recruit at least one additional L2 or L3 coach for its junior National League programme. Based in Brighton, East Sussex, you would need to be available two evenings a week for training plus weekends for home and away fixtures which may be on a Saturday or a Sunday.