Basketball WA regrets to inform the WA Basketball family of the tragic loss of a young boy during the Under 11 State Championships at Warwick Stadium this morning shortly after 10.30am.
The young boy playing for the lakeside U11 team was coming off the court during a scheduled break and collapsed, he was provided medical support courtside until such time that the ambulance arrived at which point he was transferred by Ambulance to a Joondalup hospital.
The boy has since tragically passed away at Joondalup hospital. The incident has shocked the basketball community and is currently subject to a Coronial Investigation.
It is devastating news and we can only imagine what the family are going through at this moment. Our focus is to do everything we can to support our volunteers, the teams and the rest of the Lakeside Community who we know will be in shock.
BWA will also be offering full counselling and support to its volunteers and the Lakeside club and any other members of our community as needed.
At this point along with Lakeside lightning we really want to respect the privacy of the family and ask that the community does the same. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
CEO | Basketball WA