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Planning for the 2020/21 season

The SBL Committee recently met to discuss how we might run competitions in the 2020/21 season.

The main outcome of the meeting was that the committee do not feel in a position to start competitions in the next few weeks, but we would like to start making plans for the new season and to that end there is an entry form at the bottom of this page for teams to enter for the new season.

The concept will be that we are asking all teams interested in playing in the new season to fill in the form. As and when we have more details about what the competitions will look like and when they will start, we will ask for teams to confirm or withdraw their entry. The form will be available for entries until the end of September and we would hope to have more information for teams in the weeks following the entry deadline.

We would also like to hear from you if you are not entering a team - especially if the reasons are Coronavirus-related. If there is something that is preventing your team from entering that we may be able to do something about, or you just want to let us know, please send an email to info@sheffieldbasketball.co.uk.

We intend to arrange an online AGM at the relevant time that would also act as a preseason meeting and all teams that wanted to play in competitions would be required to attend.

It is important to consider how games and the competitions might be affected by the current world situation. If games were to be run under current government and Basketball England guidelines only coaches, players and officials would be able to attend, there would be need for all participants to be temperature tested before entry to the venue and for track and trace details to be collected.

The Basketball England Return To Play Guidance page holds more information.

In accordance with this guidance, the committee do not believe that it will be possible to run two consecutive games on the same court in a three hour booking. This means that the number of fixture slots for the upcoming season is likely to be greatly reduced and will likely mean less divisions, or less fixtures per team, depending on the number of entries.

Running the games under current guidelines is also likely to require more pairs of hands and as part of the entry form we are asking teams to let us know if they have members who are willing to assist in tasks such as temperature checking and collecting track and trace details.

The committee did express a desire to start Ball Again sessions in the near future and will work to make that a possibility. A further announcement on this will follow soon.

We also agreed to finalise the 2019/20 season by applying the same rules as Basketball England had done for the National Leagues. Any game that was not able to be played will be considered as 'cancelled' and each team awarded one point.

The final league tables for last season are below. Congratulations to division winners Team Nook 1, Sheffield Storm 1, Retford Rampage and Hillsborough.

Division 1
Position Team Won Lost Can PF PA PD Pts
1 Team Nook 1 13 0 2 1288 1054 234 28
2 G-Corp 8 4 3 1170 1012 158 19
3 Sheffield Suns 7 5 3 870 862 8 17
4 Loxley 4 9 2 852 987 -135 10
5 Sheffield Hallam Uni 1 3 9 3 835 1003 -168 9
6 Sheffield Starz 1 2 10 3 1002 1099 -97 7
                 
Division 2
Position Team Won Lost Can PF PA PD Pts
1 Sheffield Storm 1 9 2 1 802 635 167 19
2 Rotherham Rams 7 2 3 641 567 74 17
3 Barnsley Barbarians 7 3 2 696 579 117 16
4 Wicksley Vikings 6 5 1 762 727 35 13
5 Darfield 5 5 2 718 642 76 12
6 Sheffield Hallam Uni 2 0 8 4 362 667 -305 4
7 Team Nook 2 0 9 3 541 705 -164 3
                 
Division 3
Position Team Won Lost Can PF PA PD Pts
1 Retford Rampage 13 0 2 976 632 344 28
2 Goole Barrels 6 6 3 750 678 72 15
3 Sheffield Medics 6 6 3 608 757 -149 15
4 Chesterfield Thunder 5 6 4 710 694 16 14
5 Worksop 3 9 3 494 691 -197 9
6 Sheffield Storm 2 4 10 1 699 785 -86 9
                 
Division 4
Position Team Won Lost Can PF PA PD Pts
1 Hillsborough 8 3 3 613 509 104 19
2 CBNS 7 5 2 623 581 42 16
3 Sheffield Starz 2 6 5 3 680 688 -8 15
4 Sheffield Panda 6 5 3 543 566 -23 15
5 USB Spartans 6 5 3 659 611 48 15
6 Kingstone Knights 6 7 1 649 626 23 13
7 Ecclesall Hunters 5 8 1 696 806 -110 11
8 Rotherham Hawks 3 9 2 682 758 -76 8

Entry form for 2020/21 season

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