Thunder
Earlier this year

SEABL salaries

SEABL is Austrlias's no2 basketball comp. What are the wages in this league? Do starting 5 players earn a full time type wage with bench players required to supplement income elsewhere? Would the highest paid be on six figures??

Very interested to know

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

000000. There is six figures in SEABL.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The best inports/locals would be on roughly 30k a season, the bottom bench guys are unpaid but do get meals and travel covered

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^^^
That's it, don’t forget it’s only a five month season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Median men's budget would be around 70-80K for salaries alone. New teams would be paying much less.

It's an interesting project to think how you would split up 75K.

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Bear  
Earlier this year

SEABL, while I do love watching it, appears to be a mixed bag of a competition. It offers a handful of imports some financial incentives to play. It offers players a stepping stone to bigger and better leagues if you can pay well and get good minutes. It offers development at a reasonably high level. It offers Associations that semi-pro level of basketball without the expense of the NBL. Yet, it also offers little reward financially for many of those players loyal enough to stay at their local area and play with their home Associations.

SEABL isn't about salaries, maybe it will change and maybe some players get a little bonus from it, but for the majority, they will still need a real job as they say.

So, the question may be, what should SEABL actually be about?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Biggest budget item for SEABL teams is the travel. The men's and women's comp do not require an assoc to field both, so teams with both can be in different locations or home/away at any point.

Most decent teams regardless of league would spend over 50k in player payments to 2 imports and a couple of Australian players. Those dwindling at the bottom spend less, those at the top spend more.

In the QBL teams must adhere to a points cap, not a salary cap. So a quality import might be on 20k and attract 12 points whereas an unknown might play for a plane ticket and board...but still attract the same 12 points.

Not sure id SEABL or BIG V do this, but that is where the difference in quality lies. Money talks.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pretty sure the stronger teams are playing a lot more than the above.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hearing Bendigo's budget for their Seabl program is $150-$200k.
Few being overpaid on what they are producing by the looks.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kendle would be on half of it.

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Yinka Dare  
Earlier this year

Imports from teams like Kilsyth would get about 30k plus get things as accomodation and car taken care of. This wage would also include doing school visits and camps.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Remember Bendigo has a womens team and the figure above wont be for both teams ;)

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Cashy  
Earlier this year

There needs to be more money for young players in seabl. How else can they focus fully on basketball? This lack of money means they have to look at study or career options.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where is this money going to come from??!

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Melbourne Boy  
Earlier this year

Do SEABL teams all pay the same for travel as part of entry fee to make it viable for the interstate teams? Then the league pay travel all as one for a deal? Thought they did

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Thunder  
Earlier this year

All Seabl salaries should be made public

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

why?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kilsyth was paying their imports $30k...




In the 90's!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cashy, good point - concentrate on study.

Very few make it to the elite level, NBL or a good PAYING gig in Europe.

Also, life as a BB player ends some time, so having a qualification that can earn you a living post playing days would be sage advice.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

IMHO, I don't think SEABL or state league teams should pay players.

They are amatuer level comps. Same as i disagree with paying player to play in the various country & metropolitan football comps. Don't tell me they're semi-pro because they're not, what with two training sessions a week.

Too many clubs get themselves into difficulties financially, trying to buy that elusive championship.


SEABL & the various State league competitions should be about developing local players and providing places for local talent to play.

Just my thoughts.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

IMO Kilsyth men's team in the SEABL would easily be paying in excess of $100k this season (Patton, Pineau, Odigie Von Hofe, Daly).

But it looks like it is working as they're sitting on top.

I have it on very good advice (players I've spoken to) that good local players would receive $20k - 25k, not including any car or accommodation. Imports can easily be on more.

IMO most of the regional teams in SEABL would have larger budgets as well (Ballarat, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mt Gambier, Hobart).

Who is ultimately funding these budgets. IMO it is the rank & file members and domestic competition players (Senior & Junior). Sometimes there's sponsors. These teams also have the higher door entry charges as well. Generally hitting up their local members again.

My first experience as a spectator was $1 or $2 entry. Now some associations charge $12/$15 entry.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Import talent is actually cheaper compared to locals - remember there is only a limited amount of locals in Australia compared to the world.

Obviously the imports like Kendle would get good money.

Yes regional teams would have larger budgets and have to import out of towners and pay accomodation etc compared to Melbourne teams.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

So if those leagues are development leagues what are you developing the players for? Oh that's right the NBL where there are 7 Ozzy teams with the likelihood of soon 4 imports. There are many outstanding basketballers playing at this semi pro level. Former NBL, potential NBL, COE, College returnees etc this is not some country footy league where some players cash in with little commitment.
Tell that to the 1000 or more that turn up to watch high quality games at many provincial SEABL venues or the players who devote countless hours to prepare and play at a high level and provide good quality entertainment.

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Yinka Dare  
Earlier this year

Interesting article about joe Werner in seabl from a few years ago about life as a import etc

https://www.google.com.au/amp/lacrossetribune.com/sports/former-uw-l-players-joe-and-katy-werner-s-passion/article_6447e79e-41a9-5358-9daf-332426211764.amp.html

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