NBL1 West Postponed and WABL Cancelled

The Government today has confirmed that it will be mandatory as a Condition of Entry for all people (that aren’t primary or preschool age) and staff to wear masks at all times while indoors (unless eating, drinking or swimming) in the Perth and Peel region for the period of 12:01am Saturday 1st May – 12:01am 8th Saturday May 8th 2021.
Basketball WA is extremely disappointed with the Governments decision despite pointing out that this means that 30,000 Western Australians who would have been playing basketball this week will no longer be able to do so as a result of this decision.
In discussions with our Associations and Stakeholder groups, we understand it is impractical for basketball games at the level of NBL1 West and WABL to proceed with players and referees having to wear masks. It is thus the decision of Basketball WA to postpone all Round 3 and Friday night Round 4 (7th May) NBL1 WEST fixtures and cancel all Round 2 WABL fixtures due to be played this weekend.
Perry Lakes Hawks Junior Competitions are also cancelled at this time.
Please check the Hawks website and social media for more updates.
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Posted on Friday 30th April, 2021