Social Media Policy

Wantirna Wasps Basketball Club is aware of an increasing number of complaints being made about the unacceptable commentary and use made in various Social Media sites.

The Wasps Committee are aware of examples where the sites have been used to bully other basketballers, to criticise referees and to make racist or sexist remarks about other participants. This sort of behaviour is totally unacceptable in basketball and will not be tolerated.

The Wantirna Wasps Basketball Club Committee confirm that under Basketball Victoria’s Tribunal By-laws and Member Protection By-laws, behaviour which is unacceptable can be brought to the Tribunal, even if it didn’t occur on the basketball court. As long as the incident is basketball related, the Tribunal can deal with it.

The Wantirna Wasps Basketball Club Committee will have no hesitation in forwarding any such issues to Knox Basketball Inc if it relates to basketball and will support any decision made. The committee therefore asks all members to be mindful of other basketball participants and don’t place yourself at risk of finding yourself reported to the Tribunal, as has happened to several people already.