Basketball Australia is delighted to announce that, as a result of a swift and intensive collaboration with Logan City Council on behalf of their local team, the SEQ Stars will continue to play throughout the remainder of the WNBL season.
“Through discussions with Logan City Council CEO, Chris Rose, we have reached a position that will see the Stars play their last five games of the year and be eligible for finals should they qualify,” said Basketball Australia CEO Anthony Moore.
Basketball Australia is extremely grateful for the support of LaTrobe Financial, Griffith University, Basketball Queensland, Chair of the Logan City Sports Committee Russell Lutton and State Government Members to enable the Stars to play out the rest of the regular season.
“This is an example of national corporates extending their support to their local sporting community by collaboratively coming together during a time of adversity,” said Moore.
“Logan City Council were proactive in engaging with Basketball Australia following the initial announcement and stimulated further interest through local corporate entities.
“We thank Chris and his team, for their commitment to assisting the Stars in their time of need.
“We would also like to thank the local State MPs Cameron, Shannon, Linus, Leanne and Mick who have all helped out, as well as Federal MP Jim Chalmers.
“This is a fantastic result for local basketball communities and validates how sport can galvanise positive outcomes.
“We could not have achieved this outcome without the continued support of Jacob Holmes at the Australian Basketballer’s Association.”
Basketball Australia also acknowledges the valuable assistance and expertise of the Liquidator David Mansfield and his team at Deloitte through this process.
SEQ’s next game is Friday night in Adelaide against the Lightning before they head to Perth to take on the Lynx on Saturday night. The Stars will be back at home in South East Queensland on Valentine’s Day, 14 February.