Injuries and Insurance
Although basketball is defined as a low risk injury sport, injuries sometimes occur and Waverley Basketball has appropriate procedures in place.
WBA's governing bodies Basketball Australia and Basketball Victoria have addressed the first aid requirements of associations and WBA makes ice and bandaids readily available during all competition. Additional first aid supplies are available with the Referee Supervisor.
For further information please consult the Basketball Victoria participation bylaws found here
Waverley Basketball wish to extend the education and requirements for injuries further than the basic requirements to our members, and have adapted our own policies.
Referee's Procedure for Managing Injuries (coming soon)
We further recommend teams and members make themselves familiar with the following websites:
St John Ambulance First Aid Information
© St John Ambulance Australia. (NOT for commercial sale or distribution). St John first aid protocols are for the Australian market only . All care has been taken in preparing the information but St John takes no responsibility for its use by other parties or individuals. St John encourages first aid training as this information is not a substitute for first aid training. This information is for use over a 12 month period only. For more information on St John first aid training and kits visit http://www.stjohn.org.au/ or call 1300 ST JOHN.
INSURANCE CLAIM FORMS
Waverley Basketball Association in accordance with Basketball Victoria and Basketball Australia, has a close partnership with the insurance company, 'V-Insurance Group.'
If you are injured during a game, please ensure the injury is logged or recorded at the game by a referee or supervisor. This can be logged on the monitor besides the court, or a referee can report it to the supervisor.
Claim forms can be downloaded, however 'Section B - the Association Declaration Section' must be completed by the association to confirm registration before sending to V-Insurance. If this is not done the claim will not be processed as they will not believe the player to be registered for insurance.
Please contact the office during business hours, and we will complete the necessary forms, scan our signed section, and email you all relevant information and forms.
We will require the following information:
Name of Registered Player / Contact Information / Email address or postal address
Team Name / Competition / Night / Grade / Date and Time of Injury / Oppositions Team Name
Please click here for further information on Insurance Claim Forms