Years ago

More teams to follow DV and leave Big V for SEABL

Heard talk of Ringwood and Waverly looking into following Diamond Valley to SEABL either for 2018 or 2019.

Interesting to say the least.

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Years ago

Sums up their mentaity when list of award nominees came out, lowest divisions at the top, state champ divisions at the bottom of the page.

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Years ago

I can certainly see the frustrations from the top end of the league, lets not be ridiculous and take away a chance for junior clubs to have a pathway for their players.

Look at the model football has, every junior club has an affiliated senior club.

Yes, there is too much emphasis on the bottom end of the league BUT it is what a state league is all about... different divisions and standards.

(Mod: Legally questionable.

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Years ago

Knox are returning to SEABL in 2019 as they had an agreement to play Big V for 3 seasons, 2018 is the third and final one

Ringwood have been talking about SEABL for a little while now and are working through the process of moving.

Waverly and Eltham won't want to risk being left behind.

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Years ago

More Vic teams will see Tassie pushed out,

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Years ago

Eltham still a few years away but been spoken about as a long term goal particularly if Ringwood & Waverley also make the jump.

Eltham worried that they'll loose a number of better juniors to local rival DV in the U18's/Youth League now that they are in SEABL so DV moving might push the timeline along!

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Years ago

I bet Eltham hurry up and get moving now with DV now making the jump.

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Years ago

Eltham committed to SEABL 2019 switch

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Years ago

Eltham committed to SEABL 2019 switch

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Years ago

Not surprised to be reading this information.the big v is run by people who don't know what they are doing,the CEO has walked being being shoved,no doubt more to come if these comments are correct.

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Years ago

Problem at bigV wasn't the CEO ,her hands were tied . Her resignation surprised everyone at BV !

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Years ago

So just how are they going to manage all these new teams entering if they are scrapping the two conferences and shortening the season, seems like a recipe for disaster
And how will the interstate teams feel about so many vic teams in the comp, the cost factor just with travelling will be significant

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Years ago

There is a process of switching to SEABL.. you don't just say we are going to SEABL and it happens. SEABL is a part of BA so not sure a state organization wants to be run by a national one. Diamond Valley has come in at the right time. I'm afraid the others will have to wait a few years or until ather club drops out. Any team wishing to enter SEABL has to be voted on by the other clubs and approved. It's not as simple applying and getting in.

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Years ago

A few clubs Ringwood/Eltham have been talking to current SEABL clubs about getting support for the last few years.

Eltham have great leverage/relationships with a number of the interstate SEABL teams via there Aust Day Tourney so getting support hasn't been difficult, but for Eltham its bout getting the finances in order.

Ringwood apparently had a tougher time as they are right between Kilstyh/Knox/Nunawading so is there a SEABL benefit to adding another team in that region?

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Years ago

Knox was only ever a 3 year agreement for Big V and had an agreed re-entry into SEABL for 2019. This is well known

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Years ago

Ringwood and Eltham have been talking to SEABL for a while now working towards a future entry.

I hear there is also a team in QLD looking to go from QBL to SEABL for 2019. Is it Cairns?

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Years ago

Reading lots of rumors about the BigV and SEABL at the moment, think I will wait and see what factual comments come out before entertaining this discussion more prominently.

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Years ago

Knox would be next. With Ringwood, Waverly and Eltham sitting back and watching how DV go.

They'd have to weigh up If going to they level really helps their program. Some still producing state, wnbl/nbl players so why the need to head to seabl.

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