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BA announce new Head of WNBL: Sally Phillips

The Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) is excited to announce the appointment of Sally Phillips to the Head of WNBL role ahead of the upcoming 2016/17 season.

The position will see Phillips work with the member clubs in driving the strategy and marketing of the WNBL.
A 193-game veteran of the WNBL, Phillips represented the AIS from 1990-91, Melbourne in 1992, Dandenong from 1993-99 and Adelaide in the 1999/2000 season.
"Sally is a fantastic acquisition for the WNBL", added Basketball Australia’s General Manager of Competitions, Paul Maley.

“She has been involved in women’s basketball in Australia for over 25 years as a player, administrator and marketer and has the skill set required to lift the visibility of the WNBL across the country.
She starts later this month.

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11:33 2 Aug 16

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re: BA announce new Head of WNBL: Sally Phillips

I wonder if they need to "restructure" the WNBL into a much more condensed season - similar to what netball has done and similar to what the Big bash does with a short season.
Somehow netball has managed to get itself sponsorship and FTA TV coverage.
The WNBL needs to have a good loos at what Netball has done and present itself as a great option to fill the summer TV slot that netball fills in winter.

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13:12 2 Aug 16

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re: BA announce new Head of WNBL: Sally Phillips

Good news that there is someone now in this role. She's got some serious work ahead of her.

Couldn't help noticing that she started off by rolling out the old "No. 2 women's league in the world" Paul Maley-ism though :/ (No, it's not a big deal at all in the scheme of things, it just bugs me because it's so obviously wrong)

WNBL finally has dedicated leader, as former Rangers and Lightning guard Sally Phillips takes on leadership role

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14:44 2 Aug 16

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It's a stretch to state that the WNBL is the 2nd best 'domestic' league or 'national' league in the world when the Leagues in China, Turkey and even South Korea pay enough to their players to draw the world's best. But when you don't even apply the 'domestic' or 'national' caveat to the statement it asks us to believe that the WNBL is better than EuroLeague??

However, we're all used to the industrial strength fertilizer that comes out of BA in reference to the WNBL. The players and the fans deserve so much better, but we'd settle for a little bit of truth every now and then.

Wishing Sally Phillips every success.

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17:01 2 Aug 16

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Wishing Sally all the very best however...

doesn't this just beg the question as to what Maley will be doing?

GM Competitions running what? SEABL and the junior champs? Seems like a very small portfolio.

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21:31 2 Aug 16

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re: BA announce new Head of WNBL: Sally Phillips

I have no problem with saying second best women's national league, it's a contestable point but at least you can make a case for the WNBL, but saying it is the second best full stop is just silly.

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22:11 2 Aug 16

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Congratulations Sally Phillips. It's obvious you understand the importance of media coverage, all type, including digital. Lots of promotion and good TV coverage will help increase audience.

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