SEABL joins BA
In an historic vote, Clubs of the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) have overwhelmingly accepted the recommendation of the SEABL Board to proceed integration of the League with Basketball Australia.
The formal resolution was passed on Saturday 13th December, when representatives of each Club met in Melbourne to consider the proposal to transfer the business and operations of the SEABL to Basketball Australia.
Simon Brookhouse, SEABL President, expressed his delight with the outcome.
"We have been contemplating the future of the SEABL organisation for some time now and, as a Board, we were convinced that Basketball Australia offered to our Clubs the best opportunity to manage the League and to promote it to a larger fan base," Brookhouse explained.
Basketball Australia will take on the basketball operations, marketing and communications of the League. Anthony Moore, Chief Executive Officer, said “The SEABL provides a tremendous opportunity for Basketball Australia to work more closely with the SEABL Clubs, many of which have significant numbers of domestic basketballers playing on their home courts each week.Full announcement
“The SEABL provides a wonderful pathway for our young players to aspire to as well as our coaches and referees to work their way through the system to participate in this great League.”
What's this realistically likely to mean for the SEABL? Might BA harbour aspirations of building it out to what they hoped to have or achieve with the NBL, sans pesky owners?