Independent Investigation into Basketball Hawthorn and Camberwell and District Basketball Association concluded
Tuesday 14 December 2021
The independent investigation into the movement of clubs from Basketball Hawthorn to the Camberwell and District Basketball Association has concluded, with the recommendation that no further action be taken.
A report tabled to the Basketball Victoria Board regarding the movement of 12 junior domestic clubs from Basketball Hawthorn to the Camberwell and District Basketball Association determined that a contravention in most areas could not be substantiated and a recommendation to the Board that no further action be taken has been accepted.
The investigation’s Terms of Reference included whether any part of the Basketball Victoria Constitution and Basketball Victoria Tribunal By-laws had been contravened.
Basketball Victoria’s General Manager - Member and Community Services David Huxtable said that affiliated associations have two main responsibilities - to their own members as determined by their Constitution and as an affiliated Member of Basketball Victoria – where they have a responsibility to uphold the BV Constitution and the various rules and by-laws.
“It was important to determine in this matter whether any party had acted inappropriately and in contravention of their own rules and codes of conduct as well as ours.” Huxtable said. “Basketball Victoria understands the movement of 12 Junior Clubs - an entire domestic competition - from one association to another, no matter what the financial circumstances are, will have a significant impact.
“We will continue to work with both organisations to maintain the future of basketball in the region.”
Basketball Victoria’s Board has accepted the findings from the independent investigation and will work with all involved parties to ensure the continued viability of all programs and competitions going forward.