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Anon
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Brisbane Spartans out of SEABL for 2017 Season

Announced via SEABL website, Brisbane Spartans Men & Women to sit out the 2017 SEABL season due to financial reasons and to give themselves time to build a long term future for the club.

What impact will this have on the league?

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spot up
Last year
13:20 29 Sep 16

Reply #600068

re: Brisbane Spartans out of SEABL for 2017 Season

It'll reduce travel costs overall, so that's not a bad thing.

Out of interest - were the Spartans considered to be of a higher standard that the teams playing in the QBL? (Genuine question, I have no idea..)


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Anon
Last year
13:41 29 Sep 16

Reply #600070

re: Brisbane Spartans out of SEABL for 2017 Season

NO, Many QBL teams, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane Capitals, Mackay would match Spartans.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:58 29 Sep 16

Reply #600071

re: Brisbane Spartans out of SEABL for 2017 Season

So much for the new Bullets team being a partner with the Spartans.


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Anonymous
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16:51 29 Sep 16

Reply #600079

re: Brisbane Spartans out of SEABL for 2017 Season

Fwiw I think the Spatans men this season were much stronger compared to recent history.


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Young Gun
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20:08 2 Oct 16

Reply #600331

re: Brisbane Spartans out of SEABL for 2017 Season

fwiw...I think that at one point they were a step above the QBL.. maybe not above some of the clubs mentioned above... but being in Brisbane, were a little more accessible to Victoria. I would have thought Rockhampton could've been included as a Premier QBL side.

There's some shaky stuff happening with what I would've once considered solid clubs in the SEABL & QBL... Spartans, Knox, Kilsyth, Chargers, Frankston & Bundaberg to name a few.


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Bear
Last year
11:48 3 Oct 16

Reply #600350

re: Brisbane Spartans out of SEABL for 2017 Season

@Young Gun, those 'shaky clubs' are highly likely to have one thing in common which has caused their issues, that would be financial instability, I would suggest.

That's the SEABL's greatest weakness and one of Australian sports' biggest hurdles for impeding growth, isn't it?


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KET
Last year
11:49 3 Oct 16

Reply #600351

re: Brisbane Spartans out of SEABL for 2017 Season

Weren't the Spartans considering an NBL application at one point? lol


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spot up
Last year
12:47 3 Oct 16

Reply #600358

re: Brisbane Spartans out of SEABL for 2017 Season

Any more info on what's going on at Kilsyth? Knox seem to have come out the other side of their shocking situation from a year or two ago..


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Young Gun
Last year
09:18 4 Oct 16

Reply #600421

re: Brisbane Spartans out of SEABL for 2017 Season

@bear.... you're right about financial instability... but I'd argue that financial instability is largely a symptom of governance & leadership issues.


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Anonymous
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09:50 4 Oct 16

Reply #600423

re: Brisbane Spartans out of SEABL for 2017 Season

@Young Gun, that also would be highly likely true in many cases, not just in these circumstances but for a significant number of sporting organisations that fail to get their finances right during any particular season.

Leadership and governance comes first, I agree, you have to get these things right and the best people to be involved need to be sought!

Sometimes expectations are not within the capacity of a club and if people making the big decisions don't do their due diligence the whole club can suffer for years before they get back on track.


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Bear
Last year
09:51 4 Oct 16

Reply #600424

re: Brisbane Spartans out of SEABL for 2017 Season

Sorry, that^ was me...


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