Racism: It stops with me
Ginninderra Rats Basketball Club is proud to support the new Play by the Rules campaign against racism in sport. Sport is all about having fun, competing fairly and everyone getting an equal go. Whether you are a player, spectator, coach or official, there is simply no place for racism or discrimination in sport.
Play by the Rules and the Australian Human Rights Commission have partnered to produce a new TV Community Service Announcement (CSA) which promotes the message that racism has no place in sport and everyone deserves a fair go regardless of their skin colour, background or culture.
The CSA will be broadcast nationally from 24 May – 4 August 2013. They have also produced an Information Pack, media release and sample tweets to go with the CSA, which will be officially launched today, 27 May.
The CSA features an all-star cast of Australia’s best known sporting heroes including: Adam Goodes (Sydney Swans), Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs and Queensland Origin), Sally Pearson (2012 Olympic Gold Medallist in Hurdles), Peter Siddle(Australian Cricket Team), Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory and Socceroos), Nick Maxwell (Collingwood Magpies), Liz Cambage (Opals Basketball), Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm and Australian Kangaroos captain), Mo'onia Gerrard (Sydney Swifts and Australian Netball Team), Drew Mitchell (New South Wales Waratahs and Australian Wallabies), Timana Tahu(Newcastle Knights), and the 2013 AFL Indigenous All-Stars, together with some grassroots athletes of different ages and backgrounds. They all reinforce the simple message – Racism. It stops with me.
Junior Winter Competition
Junior Rats teams for the winter competition are listed under the 'Juniors' tab. Choose the relevant age group under 'Winter Comp'.
For Junior training please check out the training day and time for your team for next week onwards by clicking on the Juniors tab and selecting 'training grid winter'. There are a few changes needed week to week so it's a good idea to keep any eye on this page.
Please note: the following upcoming changes to juniors boys teams training:
14 Premier and A Grade – Tuesdays, 5.15-6.30pm, Belconnen High School
14 B and C – Tuesdays, 6.30-7.30pm, Belconnen High School
U16 Boys – Premier
Wednesday, 5th June - Wednesday, 7th August (inclusive): 6-7.30pm, University of Canberra Gymnasium
19 Men’s – Premier
Tuesdays, 7.30-9.00pm Belconnen High School
Team Managers are now in place for all juniors teams - thank you to these great volunteers! If you're not sure of when your game is on, you can look it up here on the Rats website under the 'Competition Info'/'Fixtures & Results' tab. Just choose your team and it will take you through to the game time & place.
Senior Winter Competition
Games for men's and women's Rats teams in the senior competitions commenced from Monday 29 April 2013. Check out the draws here.
Training for mens and women's teams is on Monday nights at the AIS. Training times vary each month. In June, training times are:
Monday night Seniors: Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend
As you are most likely aware, Monday June 10 marks the Queen’s birthday long weekend. Historically this has resulted in a number of late forfeits or “no shows” from teams in Monday night competitions. This can cause issues not only for B-ACT, but also inconvenience opposing teams. Therefore, B-ACT requests that if your team knows it will NOT be able to play on June 10, to please let B-ACT know in advance. Those who do so prior to Wednesday June 5 in advance will be afforded the opportunity to do so without penalty (ie forfeit/duty fines). Please note, however that as there is no penalty applied for forfeits, no credits can be applied to opposing teams either.
Congratulations to Club President Jack Taylor!
At the U18s National Championsips held in early May in Brisbane, amongst all the team results there was one other hugely significant achievement for both the health of Basketball in the ACT and more particularly BACT's referee development program.
Jack Taylor and Daniel Helson were the ACT referee representatives and both had solid weeks, with Jack continuing his meteoric rise up the ranks by being appointed by Basketball Australia to referee the Men’s Gold Medal game in a first for the local referee development program. Read more
Congratulations Jack! We all know that great refereeing makes for great basketball games!
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