Today the NSW Government made the following announcement regarding community sport:

'Kids’ sport and community sport competitions can restart for those aged 18 years and under from Wednesday 1 July 2020. The return date for adult community sport activities will be made at a later stage' see full details here:

Over the coming days BNSW and the NSW government will provide us more detailed information on what this actually means for our Association and a possible resumption in basketball activity.

We appreciate your continued patience and hope to see you all playing again soon.


Ben Osborne

General Manager

City of Sydney Basketball Association



Previous announcement 22nd May 

Dear CSBA members,

Some outdoor Basketball is now permitted:

BNSW have just announced that people can now practise some basketball outdoors. The following strict conditions apply:
• Less than 10 people in total (including coaches and parents etc)
• Everyone at least 1.5 meters from each other at all times
• No physical contact in any manner
• No sharing of basketballs, uniforms, drink bottles etc.

Basketball can't afford to get this wrong as the NSW Government will shut basketball down if we don’t follow the guidelines. Please help us and play by the rules.

Please note CSBA is not yet running any official programs. Official CSBA basketball programs are still paused until further notice. People participating in outdoor basketball activities do so at their own risk.

We will continue to provide more information as it becomes available.

Thanks for your patience.

Andrew Lazaris OAM




Dear CSBA community,

I’m sure you will all be pleased that the NSW government is easing some restrictions relating to the Coronavirus.

Basketball NSW are currently working with state government officials to get a plan approved that will eventually allow us to re commence some basketball activity. Although this is imminent, we do not yet have approval to conduct nor endorse any organised basketball activity on any level.

We understand everyone’s desire to return to play the game we all love, however we need to ensure this is managed in a coordinated and safe manner to give us the best chance of avoiding a second wave and another shutdown.

The Australian government are encouraging all citizens to download the Covidsafe app and have encouraged sporting bodies to promote the use of the app to help us provide a safer service to the community (see link below).

We really appreciate your patience and hope to give you more information soon.


Andrew Lazaris OAM
City of Sydney Basketball Association





Dear CSBA members,
As you probably know by now Basketball Australia recommended that Basketball Associations pause all activity as of 7am Saturday 14th March due to concerns with the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) This advice along with the understandable concern by a large number of our members led us to pause all basketball activity, effective immediately.

This pause in activity includes:
• All junior and senior Representative and local competitions
• Training and development programs for local competitions and Representative basketball.
• Aussie Hoops
• Academy
• Comets Stadium will also be closed to the public
• Everything basketball

For now can everyone please limit queries to CSBA staff and board to urgent matters only. Operational decisions will be communicated in a timely manner.

This decision was not taken lightly and was made in the best interests of everyone’s safety. As this situation is evolving so rapidly this pause in activity will give us time to consider our position moving forward. We hope to return to playing basketball soon but will only do so when we know it’s in everyone’s best interests.

Think of other people. We are all in it. We can all make a difference as to how things play out.

Yours in Basketball
Ben Osborne
General Manager
City of Sydney Basketball Association


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