Dear TML Member,


As you know, the current Covid-19 national situation means that we were unable to complete the 2019/20 season as we would normally do with a post-league season competition and then our AGMs in June.  As you will know from emails and social media posts, your Exec has been monitoring the current situation carefully and the position of the league in this context.  It seems very unlikely that there will be a return to competitive play at our recreational level in the near future, although we all hope a return to training will be permitted again soon.


The Exec feels that now is the time to invite members to officially close the 2019/20 season and to come together as a league with a virtual TML meeting.  The purpose of this meeting will be two-fold:


  • to recognise final 2019/20 league positions and to congratulate relevant teams in this respect; to arrange for the safe transfer of trophies and medals in this regard
  • to provide an opportunity for members to ask any questions and to discuss the current and future situation around TML competition in the 2020/21 season.


You will appreciate that there is a limit to the number of people that we can appropriate manage on a Zoom call.  To this end we invite a maximum of two (2) representatives from each of the teams in the 2019/20 league season to attend the TML AGM 2020 – Part 1.  We also extend the invitation to attend the AGM – Part 1 to all of our officials who support us with running our games.  The AGM – Part 1 will be held on Tuesday 8 December7pm-8pm on the Zoom platform.  We will record the AGM – Part 1 meeting and make a link available to those members who are unable to join us on the evening.


The Zoom joining details are here:


Topic: TML Zoom Meeting

Time: Dec 8, 2020 07:00 PM London


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 856 7668 1520

Passcode: TMLagm1



There are other things that we would normally do an AGM – such as agree teams and structures for the following season, agree any changes to the Constitution and Code of Conduct and elect an Executive Committee – which it is not possible to do at present because we do not have any indication as to when competitive play will resume.  We will hold an AGM – Part 2 when it is the right time to do so, and will communicate with you about this.


Just a reminder that your Executive Committee continues to be active, and we can all be contacted via our email accounts which are on the TML website.


In the meantime, I and the rest of your Executive Committee look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it on 8th December to celebrate the achievements of the 2019/20 season, and to what I’m sure will be a lively discussion about the future of the 2020/21 season.  If you or members of your team/club have any questions for us at the AGM, please send these to the League Secretary (secretary@tynemetbasketball.co.uk) in advance of the AGM – Part 1 so that we can do our best to provide answers on the night.


Yours in sport


TML and NTWBBA Chair