That's not fair and reasonable at all, and makes it hard for clubs who work to develop coaches but maybe don't have the talent base to allow them to win WABL competitions to retain the coaches they develop. I'm not a WA person, but if I were moving to Perth and wanting to get involved in state coaching, and that was how the system was set up, why would I coach anywhere other than Willetton? Any coach with HP aspirations would be forced to leave their current club if they knew the age group wasn't going to be capable of winning WABL. What a ridiculous idea.
Can we go back to talking about u18 Nationals? In the boys WA Met and Vic Met should be top two in one pool with Qld N and Vic C the top in the other. If it does play out that way, there will be some great stylistic clashes come finals, with WA Met very front-court heavy and Qld N and Vic C much more reliant on their back court standouts. As good as the WA boys were for the Crocs, it's hard to go past Vic Met as the favourites given their well-roundedness.