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    Board of Directors Statement / Saturday 21 March 2020

    The YBL Board of Directors have today discussed the remainder of the season and our plans for next season. We will be endeavoring to keep all the YBL family informed with regular updates on the YBL website and social media.

    It is with regret that we made the decision that the 2019/2020 season is cancelled.  Games will not resume when the ban on social distancing is lifted. All remaining games have been cancelled and previous results for the season will be null and void. The YBL Championships, scheduled for May have been cancelled.  All tickets sold have already been refunded.

    Development August will remain scheduled at this time however, we will be looking at this month by month and will keep you updated.

    We are currently working on two options that seem to be fair to both clubs and their staff for the forthcoming 2020/2021 YBL Season. These are our working options which will be dependent upon Government advice to resume social activities.

    1)    Normal Season (September/October)
    We will resume normal operations and start the season as leagues to start at the end of September, beginning of October as normally planned. With the season finishing in May 2021. Or;

    2)    Late Start (November/December)

    To start the season at the end of November, start of December with the end of the season being pushed back to June/July.  Giving clubs a little more pre-season time and planning.

    One of the first things we would like to appraise you of is that we are making our website mobile friendly, so please be patient over the next month or so as there may be a few glitches while we sort this out.

    Sadly, we will stop production of ‘In The Zone’, that is unless you have an article or news that you would like to share. 

    During this time please share anything you are doing that may be of interest to the wider basketball community via our social media @ybl_basketball. It is important that we keep each other motivated during what is a very unusual time for us all. So, if you have a workout you can share, some garden game drills or a joke or two please tag us and we will share. Check out West Bromwich Basketball Club who have started the #TeaPointShot challenge.

    The YBL Board and Staff are due to meet now at the beginning of May 2020.

    Kind regards

    James Davies
    on behalf of the Board of Directors
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    Updating to Mobile!
    Over the next few months, the YBL wesbite will be updated so users of our popular site will be able to access information more easier as we move over to a more mobile friendly site.
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    Is Development August Happening?
    At present, Development August is still on. We'll keep you all updated with any changes.


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