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Last month

BA plans to scrap SEABL

http://www.botinagy.com/blog/ba-plans-to-scrap-seabl/

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Bear  
Last month

Well, times they are a changing!

It comes as no surprise to me, however it is unexpected.

At this stage I will wait to hear more information and detail about the new proposed concept, how it may impact regional areas in particular and who is actually going to lead the charge into whatever new second tier competition they come up with.

Interesting times ahead...

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Anonymous  
Last month

so the SEABL wont stay as in and run their own competition?

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Reality  
Last month

Thats been the word for while around Melb.

Top couple of Big V teams to step up into SEABL and teams outside Vic left to there own accord to join into there exisitng state comps.

Except Albury/Tassie Teams & MTG would want to play in the new Vic based comp but might be a few teams who prefer not to travel and save the dollars!

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Anonymous  
Last month

MtG to SA and Canb to the Waratah.
Salary cap included.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Me Gambier to SA and create a women's team would be awesome

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Anonymous  
Last month

Or just the men.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Part of being in the Premier League is you must have a women's team and a men's team.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Meh, Adelaide Premier League.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Would prefer a NBL 2nd division league personally.
Still keep SBL, QBL etc

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mt Gambier will not join SA Premier League.

What a step down. They'd win the GF by 30.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Basketball Australia - killed the league.

Killed a recognised brand.

Absolute neglect.

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LC  
Last month

Trying to read between the lines, BA has bowed to pressure from BV as their best teams play in the SEABL and hence devalues their Big V Champ leagues.

Teams have also not been happy with how BA runs the league for quite some time either.

But killing the league off entirely seems a little drastic.

Does this open the way for a new winter league?

Will be interested to hear what BA communicates.


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Anonymous  
Last month

If people think Southern have a big budget, wait for the Mounts. Apart from travel expenses they'll still dwarf everyone.

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anon  
Last month

The only positive I can see from this is the return of state league teams playing against each other for national finals.

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Bear  
Last month

Another consideration may be the future of the AIS (COE) teams, where would they be playing if SEABL isn't available in its current format?

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Baller#3  
Last month

I would like to see a 2nd tier national comp on a pro/rel format with each state comp becoming a third tier.

Id go 20 teams two conferences of 10 teams in this second tier.

Bottom 4/20 get dropped at the end of the year back to the 3rd tier playoff.

Top 2 of each 3rd tier state league also join the play off at the end of each season with the top 4 of the playoffa going up into the 2nd tier.

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Melbourne Boy  
Last month

So let me get this straight, all the Victorian SEABL clubs will join a new Victorian Premier competition, as well as the Tassie teams, then probably Albury and Mt Gambier will choose to play there as well so as to play at a relevant level?

Looks like BV are just taking over the same league minus Canberra who were said to be going back to Warratah regardless, and COE who tend to drift in and out of playing in a league over the years anyway.

Well Victoria has dominated at junior ranks since day dot, and now it's senior competition is officially the second tier comp in the country as well. No doubting the home of hoops now and the gap will only widen.

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Anon  
Last month

With you Melbourne boy. SEABL competition being high jacked by the VBL.
Any national finals will be a joke with the VBL dominating. We have a healthy ABL comp in Adelaide, QBL is very good, SBL will always be solid. Not sure Canberra will help Waratah much and the SEABL is flourishing with high standard play and great support and crowds at all regional centres. The Melbourne SEABL teams can look forward to playing in front of their regular 150 people (if lucky)This move by BA is ill conceived, in fact bizzar and reeks of personal political interest.

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Anon  
Last month

With you Melbourne boy. SEABL competition being high jacked by the VBL.
Any national finals will be a joke with the VBL dominating. We have a healthy ABL comp in Adelaide, QBL is very good, SBL will always be solid. Not sure Canberra will help Waratah much and the SEABL is flourishing with high standard play and great support and crowds at all regional centres. The Melbourne SEABL teams can look forward to playing in front of their regular 150 people (if lucky)This move by BA is ill conceived, in fact bizzar and reeks of personal political interest.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Means nothing. Look for a new league without leeches BA involved. Will work out better. LOL at BV and BA, absolute morons.

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Anon  
Last month

You cant have a league without BA endorsing it. That's the point SEABL wants to go it alone and BA wont endorse it. But they will endorse a VBL that has Tasmanian clubs in it WTF.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Anon, you seriously you think #1 that the VBL have hijacked the SEABL? Thats impossible if BA hadn't choked with the promises they made.
If you also think that the Vic sides will dominate the National Finals then think again. It may be some Vic sides that appear but unlikely BIG V sides would feature, if at all.

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Anon  
Last month

So the best of SEABL wouldn't dominate? because that's what you will have.

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Anonymous  
Last month

the conference won't be involved with the Big V. It will sit on top of the Big V and be run by Basketball Victoria. Not the Big V.

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Melbourne Boy  
Last month

Big V and Basketball Victoria are together now.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ba just dumped Seabl before seabl dumped ba. Seabl should never have gone to ba three years ago. Will return to being independent as it was 3 years ago. For the average fan nothing will change

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Anonymous  
Last month

THat's not what I have heard. So who from BIG V will play in the BV run elite competition? Otherwise what is the point?

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ferdterguson  
Last month

I wouldn't let Anthony Moore and BA run me a bath.

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PersonalFoul  
Last month

Couple of things from this ...

This has been talked of for over a year, the arms race by a certain Big V Club that was SO desperate to be in the SEABL this year seems like thye jumped too early and could of established themselves and new stadia instead.

Adelaide Teams don't want to travel to Mount Gambier once a season or Mildura? this seems like they fear competition based on the fact Victorian Teams with small budgets (many players paying for the travel themselves)

There is already an Albury Team in the Big V, it seems crazy to have two.

Regional teams will still get the crowds regardless of which comp they are in, less diluted talent pool means state leagues could actually be stronger.

The Big V personally if this was to happen would need to step up its promotion and marketing game, it has lacked a lot since the early days and with live streaming, blogs etc it sits a long back on the VFL, NPL (Soccer) and even local leagues like Northern FL in how it promotes its teams and its sponsors.

I love the club champ idea, always makes sense. As a large land mass country and the money that isn't in a semi-pro sport the chances of a 2nd Division is not a reality without some TV money, large sponsorship deal and junior members paying for senior basketball. A end of season tournament that travelled around to a different state each year I would attend!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Personal Foul, "it seems" is a good way of saying I have no idea but...

Basically you have no idea about SA bball so why comment

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Reality  
Last month

BV/Big V wanted to get the SEABL clubs back into the senior comp and have wanted this for a while.

Its hurts Big V/BV that they aren't involved in the comp and its always made the Big V comp look like a secondary bush league which those running that league want to change.

Based on the current SCM division having some poor venues/small clubs involved its hard to see how teams like Hobart/Albury/Bendigo plus the larger Melb clubs are going to want to play games at GSAC, Boroondara

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PersonalFoul  
Last month

Anonymous - tell me why Adelaide wouldn't want to travel and have new teams within its comp then ??? I can it seems all I like its forum for opinions

Reality - agree regarding venues this would certainly change things, the Big V/ VBL was a little more strict on these back in the day but I have said it before they loosened the regulations for venues to allow small associations in

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Reality  
Last month

Adelaide didn't want to travel to Mildura when BV gave Mildura permission to apply to BSA to join there league which makes sense because its alot closer so can;t imagine they'd be all that happy letting Mount join as its about the same distance last time i checked.

Remember back in the day some of the great country teams and clubs...now BSA don't even want to leave the greater Adelaide area to play a game cause its to far!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Unless Basketball Adelaide have changed their stance regarding new teams entering PL it's not going to happen.

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D4444  
Last month

SEABL should never have allowed BA to take control. They are incapable of running successful competitions, let alone growing the sport. BA running SEABL was always going to be a mistake (just like it was for the NBL). Pushing SEABL into BV would See it decline; let it run independently of state organisations, as it was before BA.

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Melbourne Boy  
Last month

You may be correct D4444, but it can't be run independently as BA aren't sanctioning it, so looks like the decision has already been made.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The quality of play in the seabl has never been better.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It can be run without BA support.
It's harder and participating clubs will be taking a risk. It will also mean added costs. But those who worked on the BAdel options can support the fact there’s actually nothing stopping the sport being played with sanction apart from some benefits.

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Anon  
Last month

Agree the quality of play is outstanding. Sell outs at all play-off games. BA makes no financial commitment, the clubs pay. Driven by basketball Victoria to create new league at the expense of a successful 30 plus year old comp. If BA are serious about state leagues how can they encourage Tas teams to play in a Victorian State league. What is the real reason, motivation behind this?

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Anonymous  
Last month

BV jealousy.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Appears to be an act of treachery by BA and BV. If so, disgusting behavior.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It can't be run without BA support. If you aren't in a BA competition you can't play BA endorsed Competitions afaik.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Without BA sanctioning:

- Referees are an issue
- International / FIBA clearances don't get done.

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Anonymous  
Last month

it can be done though. Just different and harder. And Clubs take a risk to compete

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Anonymous  
Last month

NBL isn't BA...

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ANON  
Last month

SEABL operates a strong conception before BA decided they wanted to take it over, if BA are challenged and their non faction if of games to meet with FIBA requirements is actually brought to FIBA and looked at as discriminatory action then BA may find they are not required to sanction a league that spirts quality national and international players
BA don't contribute financially, perhaps those wishing to operate the SEABL competition could seek some federal government assistance , considering the refusal ( if that’s the case) of Basketball Australia to support what is a very successful semi professional league in this country
The question though that needs to be asked is just who in BIGV is in the ear of Basketball Australia to be able to
Push for them to abandons SEABL and force these teams into BIGV and local state leagues

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Anonymous  
Last month

FFS the NBL is sanctioned by BA. Are you seriously stupid? Make no mistake for players at the NBL level if they weren't BA sanctioned they wouldn't be allowed to represent Australia at the Olympics.
Equally someone like a Moller for example playing in a non sanctioned BA competition would be ruled out immediately.
PLease don't guess and make ill informed comments about stuff you have no knowledge of.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Calm down. Not operated or owned by BA I meant.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If BA can't afford SEABL how will BIG V be able too?

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Very Old  
Last month

"Make no mistake for players at the NBL level if they weren't BA sanctioned they wouldn't be allowed to represent Australia at the Olympics."

please show me how you think you know this to be true ?
IMHO Even if a basketball event/competition is not FIBA sanctioned that does not affect a involved player's eligibility with the Olympics through either Fiba or BA rules. Never did, doesn't now, probably never will.

Please post with example or correction. XOXO :)

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Very Old  
Last month

PS , the NBL was not always sanctioned by BA. it started off with their active opposition, and also the disapproval of the then Olympic mens coach

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Reality  
Last month

For the Big V its about cash and hopefully increasing the level of comp in there top division which have completely fallen off a cliff in terms of quality in the last few years.

As a regular watcher of Big V SCM its been hard to watch the level fall away so much in the last 3 or 4 years to the point its worse than the old D1 which is effectively the comp it became with the promotion of a few of those teams and a less import/nbl level talent playing.

The move is a power move from BV/Big V and make no mistake when it comes to BA they are going to support what BV wants as BV have the money & power to force the issue.

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Anonymous  
Last month

BIG V are shitting themselves now it appears.

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koberulz  
Last month

"Make no mistake for players at the NBL level if they weren't BA sanctioned they wouldn't be allowed to represent Australia at the Olympics."

please show me how you think you know this to be true ?
Didn't this come up when CLB was going to try and compete with the NBL? I seem to recall a few people pointing out that if they couldn't get sanctioned by BA they'd never get decent players or refs.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

No more seabl

QLD
NSW + ACT
SA
WA
VIC + TAS

Promotion/relegation

State champs-open age
D1
D2
Youth champs-U21
Youth 1
Youth 2

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

SEABL is certainly done from all reports! Clubs have accepted it and now its about jocking for position and competitive structure with certain clubs pretty keen not to have to be playing against smaller big V clubs who play out of sub standard facilities.


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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Ditch seabl, ditch big v.

Call it VBL (which includes the few tassie teams)

All teams entering should have a men's and women's team and a boys and girls youth team.

Promotion/relegation in 3 senior divisions and 3 youth divisions.

Bottom gets cut down to division below and champ moves up.

The big clubs should start in top level.
Knox, Dandenong, Melbourne etc



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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

AFAIK there is no talk of seabl clubs playing smaller clubs. It is (Ithink) effectively a seabl completion run by Big V. How they can afford that who knows.
There certainly wont be mens and womens teams for all sides.

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Bear  
Two weeks ago

Well, some pieces appear to be falling into place:

Victorian State league to be run by BigV perhaps, overseen by BA?

Victorian State Basketball Centre to be increased in capacity for second NBL team?

Government pledging multi-million dollar basketball investment at SBC?

SEABL gone, to be consolidated into a Victorian & Tasmanian State League?

C of E moved to Melbourne?

Melbourne becomes the heart and sole of basketball in Australia..........?

Just trying to place the cards on the table!

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Melbourne Boy  
Two weeks ago

Spot on Bear!

Is that a bad thing though?

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PersonalFoul  
Two weeks ago

I liked the C of E being in Canberra taught kids to go away and become adults, live in a different city made sense from a development point of view

East seems to get Bigger and the West gets smaller .....

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Bear said 1."Victorian State Basketball Centre to be increased in capacity for second NBL team?
2.Government pledging multi-million dollar basketball investment at SBC?
SEABL gone, to be consolidated into a Victorian & Tasmanian State League?
3. C of E moved to Melbourne?
4.Melbourne becomes the heart and sole of basketball in Australia..........?"

1. No.
2.Yes based on LK creating the new SEM team to get that funding from the Vic Govnmt.
3.No.
4. Always has been and that's soul ;)

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paul  
Two weeks ago

$1 million has been pledged for a business case for building a 6000-8000 seat stadium at Knox. It's not necessarily part of the plan announced this week, though it could be if Chaudhari decides to put some of his own money into it.

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paul  
Two weeks ago

"Labor will also build a new home for the Australian Basketball Centre of Excellence at Knox as part of the $107 million expansion project, with Basketball Australia relocating their training facilities from Canberra."

Probably a yes if the government gets back in, though you believe these election promises when you see them.

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ANON  
Two weeks ago

So when will all this come into effect IF this is factual

Bendigo have built a state of the art multi centre to cater in part for their SEABL teams so now what
How on earth will BIGV afford to run or even manage to run yet another division, SEABL teams are streets ahead of the SC standard of BIGV , so what sort of competition will it bring

Is this set in stone or is it thinking aloud by certain parties

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paul  
Two weeks ago

I don't think it will be run by Big V, will it? I thought the plan was for Basketball Victoria to run it. I don't think it will affect Bendigo, they will still be playing mostly the same teams, just in a comp with a new name.

I've long thought this was the way to go, I just don't like the way BA went about it.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Chaudhari is a front man for LK. That's it. LK owning another team in his own thriving competition. Moving the CoE is bullshit.
Bendigo already had a seabl capable stadium. make no mistake that during regular seabl games there are a few hundred people there.
The 3000 seat stadium next door is just a bigger and caters for their expanding market that's all. Ie Boomers games and the Blitz type events.

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X  
Two weeks ago

A big difference in seabl and scm/w is the game night presentation. Seabl has always been incredibly well presented and the Big V game night is a joke looking like it's ran by a drunk who doesn’t care what it is like.

Big V also is poorly ran with its administration making up rules on the run. Fixtures were not done until a month before the season started this year.

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FM  
Two weeks ago

NBA that is another league not sanctioned by FIBA. Looks like the end of the dream team and our NBA Boomers. (If not be sanctioned stops qualifying for olympics)

SEABL once taken over by BA was only their for the Institute teams. Now with the CoE, by SEABL hellos BigV

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"NBA that is another league not sanctioned by FIBA."

Who told you that? Whoever it is isn't your friend.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

FM, I think your right in regard to BA and the COE. Whilst most competitions in Australia have been inconsistent and in some case struggled (NBL and WNBL)for many years, SEABL has been
successful both on and off court for some 30 years. BA are culpable in their desire to support Victorian basketball whose comps have been on the decline.
I hope they reconsider. By all means cease to run the comp. Just give it back to SEABL to do what they had been doing well for 25 plus years.
It aint broken, in fact it is thriving, it doesn't need fixing.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Mt Gambier, SEABL grand finalist for five of the last six seasons, isolated now by BA and BV and left with nowhere to go.

Will be the end of the Pioneers and a huge loss to the community.

Hopefully, the power brokers offer them a spot in the new league.

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PersonalFoul  
Two weeks ago

CoE won't be moving anytime soon, with the standard of scientific and dorms required to house the athletes not available at SBC

Big V need to raise the standards of presentation and stadiums, and clubs also need to be looking to offer a great atmosphere.

Bendigo stadium is now a regional entertain centre not a basketball stadium built for the thousands that attend a SEABL game ....

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

Mt Gambier aren't in the BV plans at all only the Tassie teams will be grandfathered in however if an NBL team gets up in Tassie the teams playing in the BV comp won't be playing any longer.

My Gambier have to hope that the Adelaide Mafia (CABL) allow them into there league although if past history is anything to go by that won't happen as they don't like driving more than 30 mins to a game.



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Bear  
Two weeks ago

I think the only thing we can really confirm right now is that there are huge changes on the horizon.

I am questioning the things I am reading, I am not saying they are fact and those things are happening, rather these things are being spoken about and printed in the media.

Interesting times ahead...

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

My mail is the teams are the ones who will decide if SEABL has one more year left. Teams such as Diamond Valley are not very happy with what has transpired after they made the jump last season. The scuttlebutt is several Victorian clubs were already looking at moving back to Big V this season any way. I'd be surprised if the SEABL has another year but stranger things have happened.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Tigers would surely have to be going back!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

It's a shame this is all happening, seabl have just had a great few seasons with the last one top quality.

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

The only way some form of SEABL remains is if whats put to those Melbourne based SEABL clubs is a really bad deal in terms of comp/venues/requirements etc.

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Bear  
Two weeks ago

In reality, SEABL wasn't a truly national competition was it? The cost of running a SEABL team in the current structure is high, most players are not making any money at all or very little compared to the top players and imports in any given team.

Money talks, bums on seats are crucial and a competitive structure in financial and on court terms is what will make a difference, so I will be very keen to see where this all goes!

I am very much in favour of being progressive and improving things as we move forward with basketball in Australia, what I hate is change for the sake of change, so if they are all on the same page and we head in a better direction, great.

If not................well!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

If the talk is true wouldn't you expect something that looks like:

Nunawading
Kilsyth
Dandenong
Knox
Frankston
Sandringham
Bendigo
Ballarat
NWT
Hobart
Ringwood
Eltham

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

would you add waverley to that list? always at the top of big v..

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Geelong, Melbourne, Albury, and DV out? I assume they'll all get pushed to the second tie.

Would have expected at least two of those clubs to stay top tied, not be replaced by Ringwood and Eltham.

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Bear  
Two weeks ago

Anon, I am bias, but Geelong has possibly one of the best SEABL level venues in Victoria, they have been finalists almost every year and are situated in the second largest city in Victoria within a growth corridor that will see the Greater Geelong area go to 400,000 population in no time and the depth of talent in the surrounding zone is massive.

You must remove your head from your......Sorry, got a little upset for a moment! lol

Maybe you just forgot them...

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

why add those particular 2 melb teams in?

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

I'd expect it to look more like this:

Nunawading
Kilsyth
Dandenong
Geelong
Knox
Sandringham
Bendigo
Ballarat
NWT
Hobart
Ringwood
Diamond Valley (Need to show willingness to recruit/invest on Men's side)
Waverley
McKinnon (Will spend heaps to stay in top Div I'm told but venue is an issue)
Albury Wodonga (Need to show Women will be better)

Been told they'd like a team from the North/West of Melb but would want to see one of Hume, Keilor or Werribee step up to the plate and invest in the team/squad to make them competitive.

Teams who'd like to stay up but will need to put forward strong case (for various reasons) include:

Frankston, Eltham, Hume City, Werribee, Casey, Keilor

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PersonalFoul  
Two weeks ago

Just asking a odd question ... but could a league request that clubs invest a certain amount a bit like a reverse salary cap? Minimum $40k on players etc?


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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Launceston too.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

If they have tassie playing, why can't Mt Gambier also be added?

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

Not sure on the Mt Gambier issue but BV/BA have pretty much told Mt Gambier they should be joining SA state League as a viable alternative as the Tassie teams don't have an alternative and would effectively cease to exist if not admitted.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

DV, Waverley, and McKinnon over a brand new stadium in Casey and Casey team that beat both this year. That makes a lot of sense

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Waverley, McKinnon, Eltham would not get invited in 2019 as their venues are currently not be up to standard. A school is not a Basketball stadium. Eltham may get invite once they are in their new venue.

The other requirement is to have both a Men & Women team. NWT & Launceston will need to merge (which is possible) and MtG is never getting a women's team up so excluded.

Werribee, Hume or Keilor would be a good option.

No one likes Casey. They can go play CBL.

I'd like to see a revamp of the SYC division also. Double headers, Youth play before the Seniors, enabling true development of players who can step up and play 2 games if they are capable. This women before men strategy doesn't promote development when YL players have to sit on a bench for little to no minutes and miss a YL game where they could of played 25+ is a joke.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

How is the stadium at Eltham not up to standard? Has more seating then Ringwood/Waverley/MacKinnon. Has space on the baseline unlike Ringwood. Change rooms directly off the court unlike most clubs around the state.
Just cause its in a school doesn't mean its not suitable.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

No one likes Casey so their out. ? Seriously that's a legitimate reason?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Bear, maybe a little insight into how the people of Mt Gambier are feeling?

BA/BV suggesting the Premier League as a viable alternative for the Pioneers, is just demonstrating their complete lack of compassion for a fellow basketball community.

Basically, they are saying to them, we are taking away your competition and you can wither and die for all we care.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Geelong must be in, play finals and have good seabl stadium.

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Bear  
Two weeks ago

Anon #703158 - can you elaborate how anything I have said compares Geelong with Mt Gambier?

I would actually be happy to see Mt Gambier stay in a second tier competition based in the south and play against Victorian and Tasmanian teams, I was defending Geelong because it's a no brainer, I would defend Mt Gambier the same way if I lived there too.

Or, is that what you are speculating, that people from Mt Gambier deserve their team as much as anyone because of their success and their venue capacity, their history and potential growth etc...?

I had the opportunity to visit both Mt Gambier & Millicent last summer and while I noticed some positives in regards to how well these teams are supported (at CBL level and SEABL), I did however struggle to see how Mt Gambier in particular keeps serving up competitive teams.

I don't see that zone as being quite as strong as the Geelong zone. I mean in the potential growth, financially or in their available talent pool, however I would not suggest for a moment that they couldn't compete and improve their situation were they to remain.

They may rely more on imports and players from Adelaide, but if they can get them, great!

Their acceptance should come down to fitting the criteria and key performance indicators, plus all the other requirements that should be black and white once any new league is formed, so everyone is on the same page and it lifts the standard overall.

Maybe a few dollars could be thrown towards Mt Gambier by their local government, but their main issue is and always will be isolation, that we can agree I am sure is hard to resolve.

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

Casey are right next to Dandenong and a large number of teams in that SE East area already so for balance Casey might miss out.

Simply can't have every team in the top comp so some will miss out so you'd think certain criteria would have to be met like Stadium, Playing List, Youth Teams, Men & Women, Match Day etc.

Also needs to be a willingness from clubs to want to spend the additional money on better imports, Tassie Travel etc. (Some clubs in the past have not wanted to spend money on senior programs and imports etc so adding an extra $5/7K just in travel costs for a Tassie Trip before getting better imports x 4 might mean they don't apply and take a year or two in the lower div to consolidate.

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

As a league it would be better with the Tassie & Mt Gambier clubs in to as all have proven over the long run to be very competitive and succesful particulary when a few of the Big V teams and Frankston really should be in any premier division.

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Bear  
Two weeks ago

@Reality, cost will probably be the biggest hurdle, agree.

I always wondered why Dandenong hasn't adopted a similar model to Geelong (SEABL, BigV senior and youth, VJBL) pathways, but even Dandenong didn't want to spend the cash.

Not saying they weren't allowed because of the rules and blocking that pathway, but to be honest it can be a huge step up from Youth League to SEABL level and having a senior program between them just seems logical.

The new model will be very interesting to analyse...

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Bear  
Two weeks ago

...should read... even Dandenong probably didn't want to spend the cash.

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

Running some many teams does cost alot of money and i also understand why BV would want a Senior/YL team only approach so you don't just have the same 10/12 clubs with teams in each and every division and talent is disposed after YL to the appropriate level throughout the divisions.

The additional amount of money for a team to send 20 people for 2 nights to Tassie include bus hire/accommodation isn't cheap plus you'd think players will push for more cash with teams all playing in the same league it could push teams to spend more to keep/recruit players.


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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Casey will be in. You guys foolish to think Casey won't be in with their new stadium and willingness to spend money.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Mt. Gambier are getting bent over in this. Maybe being a South Australian team and being so successful over many years has rubbed a few Victorians the wrong way.

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Bear  
Two weeks ago

Since no actual or final decision on the structure of a new league appears to have been made and everything is still speculation, how can you come up with that conclusion anon?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Mt. Gambier will be told very shortly they will NOT be part of the new league and advised/pushed to the PL before they have even been accepted there. Plan B is extinction. This week all will be revealed.....

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Ganymede 85  
Two weeks ago

Bear,

Kilsyth applied to the Big V for a Senior Team, to sit underneath the SEABL program as a bridge team, about 5 years ago.

This was denied by Big V. Only reason it occurs in Geelong is the Supercats are a different organisation to Geelong Basketball. Cash was not the issue.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Werribee seems like the most logical out of the Big V with their venue and area.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Unfortunately MtG have only been successful (thanks to the coach) over the last number of seasons.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

I believe the Pioneers have won the most SEABL championships.2003,2014,15,17 and have been r'up in 13 and 16. An amazing run. To credit only the coach for this is crazy. It took a horror run of injuries to slow them up this season. They have set the standard for 7 years for them not to be part of the plans for a high level comp moving forward would be disgraceful and a huge mistake.

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Dede  
Two weeks ago

Casey offering a number of players over $25k to step up from Snd play for their men's team in the new comp.

Cleary money to burn

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Dede  
Two weeks ago

*step up from SCM

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

DeDe don't spread false stories. What you just stated is a immensely false!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Hmm who to believe...

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I am associated with Casey and know for a fact that is false.

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

Mt Gambier being told they aren't in the new Vic league has nothing to do with noses out of joint in Victora. Its simply a logistics/cost issue with travel as BV don't want another flight/road trip apart from the Tassie teams which as being grandfathered in by BA as part of the deal.

The pioneer have a viable comp in the state the are actually based which is the same reasoning the CABL gave to Miludra a few years ago when they got permission to apply to move to CABL but where denied!

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paul  
Two weeks ago

Mt Gambier is the same distance from Adelaide it is from Melbourne, and closer to Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat, so the travel would probably be less of an issue than it is in the SA comp.

Furthermore, the Pioneers are streaks ahead of the standard in SA, so BA would effectively reduce the appetite for basketball in that town by forcing them to play at a lower standard. The common sense decision here is to allow Mt Gambier, which is effectively a border town, to play in the same comp as the Tassie, NSW border and Vic teams.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

All entirely true Paul but unfortunately commonsense is not a trait often found in basketball administrators in this country.

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paul  
Two weeks ago

Often true, sadly.

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PersonalFoul  
Two weeks ago

My other concern is the talent drain on officials, the Big V has struggled since it expanded with more YL Divisions the quality of officials has been poor in the lower levels Div 2 YL1/YL2 and it only likely to get worse.

I know its a tough job being a ref - but spreading the resources thin and making officials travel from albury to melbourne for Div 2 games you can't understand why they are grumpy and not interested.

I thinkt he Big V needs a shake up and a shake out of some teams, it also needs a shot in the arm from a media and interaction point of view a weekly video blog isn't good enough anymore in this day and age look at football leagues and rugby leagues the presentation has to be better, live streaming with commentary, media pieces more links to local papers .... make the league a destination

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

@Paul commonsense would have said Mildura would have joined CABL when they applied a few years back but it was knocked on the head.

Basketball Adminstrators are lowly paid and hence often the management of league/clubs and peak bodies leaves alot to be desired particulary when it comes to common sense.

Personally i think Mildura should be in the CABL and Pioneers in any new BV league just purely for a competitive/logistics point of view both make complete sense.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Conference 1
Mt Gambier
Bendigo
Ballarat
Geelong
Werribee
Melbourne
Diamond Valley
Kilsyth

Conference 2
Hobart
NW Tasmania
Albury
Eltham
Nunawading
Dandenong
Sandringham
Frankston

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Albury will be in the Waratah league

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Personal Foul - The referees from Victoria who currently referee in the SEABL will drop back and referee this competition so the shouldn't be a drain on the officials at all at the elite end. It should actually improve. This will probably then push this years stock of SCM/W referee's down a grade and etc etc

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

Pretty sure they are called Albury-Wodonga Bandits so they might be a chance to stay in any new league thats run by BV as can't imagine they'd want to be in Waratah consider the level of the distance to Sydney/Central Coast/Newcastle etc





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anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Albury/Wodonga will not be playing Waratah - end of story and for various reasons, they will be in any new form of league that SEABL takes whether in 2019 or 2020 - see their Facebook page for their clear intentions for SEABL program and they have also stated today that they are introducing Yth League teams as well to broaden their pathway. They are going nowhere but where the best possibly league is for them as per current SEABL product.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Unfortunately, BAs ineptness and BVs greed will spell the end for the Pioneers.

It will mean that any talented SA player who is not quite ready for or up to NBL level will have to move to Victoria to play in what will be clearly the 2nd best competition.

Basketball will continue to thrive in Melbourne, but in this case, at the expense of the sport in another state.

Predatory behavior by the Vics, but not without precedent.

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

How is BV behavior predatory? Mount have a perfectly good state league to play in called the CABL, just ask Mildura how much they like doing the 6 hour drive to Melbourne when its shorter to Adelaide.

So I wouldn't say BV are doing anything another state organisation hasn't done already.

The real issue you should have is with BA for not grandfathering in Mount like they are trying to do with the Tassie teams.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Good try Reality.

Absolutely no way they will play in Premier League.

It's no more than a false premise being touted by BA/BV to justify their selfishness.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Mount don't need grandfathering just fair and reasonable support from BA. They would obviously enhance any new competition.

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PersonalFoul  
Two weeks ago

ALbury-Wodonga is interesting the BigV Already has the Nort East Bushrangers who play in various stadiums in that area (with a poor supporter base, friends and parents) i would think they can't both survive.

I think Mount would be great in the Vic League, it would up budget needs and that has to be a concern. SA seem to be the ones not helping the situation if they have no intention of taking a team from the state in their league????

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

Why should the Vic league take in an SA team? When the SA team isn't any closer to Melb than Adel?

I'd love Mount in the Vic league but its an additional costs not all BV members in that league will want to take on.

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SA Hoops  
Two weeks ago

Why should the SA clubs take the extra cost.

Especially considering the lack of domestic competitons and therefore funds to offset the cost.

Fees to play for a club in SA would already be double that for a Vic club.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

AFAIK the intention was always to have everyone go and play in their local state competitions. Tassie doesn't have a PL hence BigV.
The Mount to SA, COe (who really cares), Gunners to the Waratah and Albury to who knows where.
Equally this new competition was supposed to sit ABOVE the Big V with no mention of any Big V club to be in that.
No one has satisfactorily explained what is meant to happen just guesswork so far. I keep saying it. #confused

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

1 it's nit CABL anymore, live in the now, not the past. 2. Basketball in South Australia itself needs to grow and not be stuck in the past. It’s one of the main reasons they suck at AJC at the present. Narrow minded regarding grown means and has shown they can’t improve. They refuse to grow and hence they just tread water with talent just club hoping.

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FM  
Two weeks ago

If Darwin can have its own league I struggle to see how Tassie can't get one off the ground

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

This makes no sense. So it was intended for those outside of Vic to play in their own states. Canberra to Waratah not their state, Tassy teams to Melbourne, not their state, COE ??? (they'll end up in Vic because it suits BA) - not their state. Pioneers to Adelaide yes their state but complete mismatch. There is no common sense or practical plan in any of this. Particularly as SEABL was a great and viable competition. Basketball Victoria are the only beneficiaries of this decision.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Tassy has 2 solid leagues. One in Hobart and the other in Launceston.
This is about Vic having the premier competition and they cant do that without including Tassy teams.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

No, it's about the Tassie teams having someone good to play against. There is no way they could get a state league going that is anywhere near close to the other states in standard.

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SA Hoops  
Two weeks ago

Mt Gambier is the Basketball SA league would be a huge mis match as well.

Not to mention they don't have a women’s team like all other teams in the league.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

It's nothing to do with having a womens or Mens team. Those teams would simply move across to where ever with their existing team.
I fail to see if BA can't afford the Seabl that BV can.
It's a shame that the SEABL voted only 3? years ago to merge with BA.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Yes, but they are south Australian. Why should the Vic teams have an SA team club that doesn't bother with a women's team and then loads up on imports so they can win. Maybe if they concentrated on developing the youth in Mt G and surrounding areas, they could compete in the SA comp, cause again they're in SA and it would be good for SA country.

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

Tassie doesn't have a state comp and thats the point it has 2 region comps that then have a team each in the larger rep comp.

The Mount Situation is very different as its clear they are an SA team which has a viable state league.

At Least Albury Wondonga are half Vic/NSW so makes sense they'll be in the BV.

Tassie have no where else o pay so make sense they would be in BV

Mount have a state league in the actual state they are from plus you might find Mount won;t dominate as a number of Adelaide guys will go back and play for Adelaide teams now that they all play in the same league.

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Bear  
Two weeks ago

Ok, I am about to launch from left field, bare (no pun intended) with me while I try to throw a spanner into this conversation.

The dialogue has been consistently pushing towards problems, winding SEABL down and pushing the State leagues into stepping up and taking on their own teams while the majority agree that Vitoria will remain dominant.

Why not look at it from an opposing angle?

I have not done the analysis or structure planning for this idea, I am just throwing it out there to see if anyone sees traction in it.

Here goes:

Reform SEABL if you want, but instead of limiting it, expand it as a true national league that includes State competition with national competition, introduce conferences and get the NBL on board to help run it as a winter version of the NBL Light or whatever.

If we can unite the basketball heavy weights and get everyone in the same bloody room and on the same damn page, why can't we go a fully semi-pro competition during winter with plenty of teams, work out logistics and other cost factors but present it as a huge improvement.

Go national, get the media on board, approach the Foxtel and free to air networks with this concept, give the NBL players a chance to stay here on some reduced wage, provide a reasonable set of rules to keep salaries in check and bloody well go for it...!

There, I've thrown it, now is anyone prepared to catch it and run with it?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

SA doesn't have a State comp either. It has an Adelaide Metro comp.

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

@Bear great idea but history shows each state and certain clubs are more worried about self interest than anything else.

It took the NBL to pretty much fold before people at the national level put the game above self interest.

In the end self interest always wins and is the default position in human nature which explains why certain systems of government/social systems don't work.

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paul  
Two weeks ago

There is nothing to be gained by putting Mt Gambier into the Adelaide competition. They still have to do just as much travel, Adelaide clubs will have to be do travel they're not interested in (as shown by Mildura not being admitted), interest in basketball in Mt Gambier will wane due to the drop in standard, and over time the standard of the Pioneers will drop, effectively sabotaging what's probably one of this country's top 10 senior basketball clubs.

They are 17km from the Victorian border, there is no reason why they can't continue to play against the same clubs as they have for years and years. It will only be good for second tier basketball. No one wins from them playing in Adelaide.

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Bear  
Two weeks ago

@Reality, I get what you are saying, but I refuse to believe the reason basketball can't move forward in this country is because of self interest and human nature.

We are already talking about SEABL being broken down and restructured, all we need now is some forward thinking leadership!

Is that too much to ask for...?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Anon above. Vic should have the Mount for the same reason they want NWTas who also have no women's team. As for loading up with imports some research will tell you this is not the case. Started this year with no imports have won championships with one import. Check out the starting group from Hobart this year and you will find one Tasmanian.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Seabl ....... south east Australian basketball league, last I looked mount gambier were very south. This is just a vic take over, Sandringham, Frankston, Melbourne have hardly been solid over the last few seasons despite their imports and big names.

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

@Bear i wish it wasn't the case but history shows basketball is run by lowly paid administrators who hold grudges and have agendas.

Hopefully common sense prevails on the SEABL issue but then again who would have thought BA would scrap it 3 years after taking it over as that doesn't show much common sense or vision.


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Reality  
Two weeks ago

@Anon don't think anyone is suggest Mount are a better run orgniaseation than many current SEABL or BV teams it more a logistics/cost issue for Melb based clubs.

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Bear  
Two weeks ago

Just on the cost issue surrounding teams going to Mt Gambier, we need to look at it objectively.

It costs Mt Gambier ten times what it costs any other single team in their Division to do that trip...

If Mt Gambier is happy to enter and pay for the logistics at their end the argument is moot against them IMHO...

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

@Bear Mount are also better resourced from a sponsorship point of view compared with a number of Melbourne teams and they understand those extra costs when they enter any league.

If a number of teams in Melb metro are looking at increased player costs (Which will happen in merged comp) together with a tassie trip I can't see why they'd want to be lining up to throw in another cost with a trip if they don't have to.

Teams like Eltham, DV, Werribee, Hume, Waverley, Keilor, Knox & Ringwood suddenly have vastly increased costs if they stay in the top div plus player retention just got more expensive so can't see them lining up to give Mount a leg up or themselves a downgrade to a lower div.

**I could probably include Sandy, Frankston in the above as well.

Also a bit selfishly too a few teams might be eyeing off some of the SA talent who want to showcase themselves in a better league!

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Bear  
Two weeks ago

Two things:

1. It isn't a vastly increased cost, it is an overnight stay if you want it to be.

2. Factor it in and budget for it like everyone else, or get a sponsor, like Mt Gambier does.

These are excuses in my mind, not reasons...

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

The cost of travelling to the Mount could be minimal compared to Tas. The Pioneers have traveled by road to Melbourne regularly to play over their 30 year history. No reason clubs couldn't do the same once a year.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

It's is the best league in Australia after the nbl and is played through winter to allow basketball lovers to watch good competition, I would rather see less teams if some of the Melbourne teams don’t want to travel or don’t have the money, so be it, don’t join the elite winter competition. Let the sides willing to put up the money and travel be in the seabl, pretty simple to me.

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

@Anon don't disagree with your senitments around putting the money in and at senior level they don't but some of these melbourne clubs will hold signifcant power over BV becuase of the size of there junior programs etc.

Getting additional sponsors etc is easier said than done and the cost to send a team to Mount is about $450/480 per head. once you factor in flights, Bus Rental, Fuel & Accommodation. (That alot of extra cash just for your mens team!) Plus with Mount being successful you might have to go again come playoffs.

So if you send only 10 is $4,800 which is alot of money! if you've already been forced into the Tassie trip which is the best part of $7K so all of a sudden a BV team now has to find an extra 12K-15K which is easier said than done.





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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I would have thought going to MtG was far more expensive as it's on a regional route with regional airlines rather that an main route with all the major airlines flying to there.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

One Bunnings sausage sizzle can reap you $1,000 profit!

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

Pretty sure Bunnings aren't going to give you 7 cracks at a sausage sizzle! Plus who is volunteering to man 7 sausage sizzles?



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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

A chocolate drive can net you $1,000 easily.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Aren't the costs equalised across all clubs like the NBL?

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

@Anon lolz chocolate drive next it will be cake sales!

The easier route is simply to say no to Mount and even perhaps Tassie to save on costs.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

You can do raffles, silent auctions, walkathons, crowd funding, contact businesses, do photo shoots and yes even bake some cakes! Or you can do nothing and be a sad sack I guess.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Trivia nights are fun, local golf courses may get on board for a tournament, maybe a bingo night or two, what about a car wash day on the beach, perhaps a games night or bowling night?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

How about a community picnic, maybe a cycle ride or community door to door campaign, a charity style auction or sell some club items online, even offer coaching clinics for cash towards funding the team?

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LC  
Two weeks ago

Fact is, all the VIC SEABL clubs are already travelling to Mt Gambier and Tassie...what would change?

If the Vic 'Premier League' pans out, the in reality, the majority of current Big V Champ clubs will still be playing in a lower level.

While I am an advocate of the SEABL and do not want it to go, apart from losing Canberra and Sydney Sparks, not much really changes apart from BV running the show compared to BA.

The challenge as I see it is whether BV can cope with running another Big V division that is elite. It would be divisions in total....Premier, Champ, D1, D2, VYC, YL1, YL2 if nothing else changed.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

So we wreck the best winter basketball comp because some big vic clubs don't want to find the money just as seabl playing standard was getting better and better.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

As it will be very close to the same product with the exclusion of only a few teams won't the quality actually improve because they can spend more money on talent and less money administration?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Not if it's all basically all metro teams plus Tasmania. There was a rumour of Tasmania trying for nznbl.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

It's also about teams in the top Big V league wanting to remain there and Big V selling the merge as fair and reasonable to there members which are the existing clubs.

The existing clubs have a lot of power/say on how it will look so suggesting clubs haven’t already done or done fundraising perhaps mount should have established a better relationship with BSA so this wouldn’t be as much of an issue

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

BSA is not Mt Gambier's issue. Basketball Adelaide are the body that will stand in their way.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

As they should!!!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

and further to above BSA has the ability to amend the By-Laws giving them the power include Mount Gambier in the PL if they want. It will be interesting if they did though!!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Hahaha BSA has zero power over the By-Laws.

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Melbourne Boy  
Two weeks ago

Possible Vic Structure:

PREMIER LEAGUE (2 conferences of 8)

Dandenong
Kilsyth
Geelong
Bendigo
Ballarat
Sandringham
Hobart
NW Tassie
Albury/Wodonga
Mt Gambier
Nunnawading
Frankston
Melbourne
Diamond Valley
Ringwood
Eltham

VIC CHAMPIONSHIP (2 conferences of 8)

Waverley
Casey
Hawthorn
Knox
McKinnon
Hume City
Werribee
Keilor
Blackburn
Corio
Chelsea
Shepparton
Keysborough
Western Port
Warrandyte
Warrnambool


DIVISION ONE (2 conferences of 8)

Melbourne Uni
Bulleen
Collingwood
Whittlesea
Sunbury
Latrobe
Coburg
Craigieburn
Camberwell
Mildura
Melton
Sth Peninsula
Pakenham
Altona
Maccabi
Wallan
Sherbrooke
Nth East




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Melbourne Boy  
Two weeks ago

2×9 for Div1 sorry ^^

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robt  
Two weeks ago

Love it, Bear! Weren't BA going to be responsible for the 2nd tier national comp some 3 to 4 years ago?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

BSA has the power to do what they want with the PL. The By-Laws allow for it.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Yes Basketball Adelaide will stand in the way of MTG because they are self serving and resistant to change. The reason why the sport can't grow in SA

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SA Hoops  
Two weeks ago

Clubs in SA simply can't afford it because BasketballSA take all the competition revenue.

Plus they charge clubs to practice at their home stadium at market rates.

And then take all the money for domestic competitons for themselves. A few clubs are now in the infancy stages of running their own comps. But they are still very small.

BSA can’t demand teams travel to ply, because clubs will unite against them and ALL refuse to do it.

There is no compelling reason for them to change.

What is unbelievable is that BV and the member clubs want to take over SEABL and have done a back door deal with BA. And then don’t want to spend the money it takes to play at that level.

No SA club is under any illusion that they are competitive with SEABL clubs. But Vic clubs want to try their hand. So pony up and travel. Or play second tier. Like the SA league is.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Well said SA hoops, exactly.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

SA Hoops what are you one seriously? Pony up what does that even mean?
The transition from BA who wanted it and now dont want it is the problem. You should be outraged!
I keep saying it and all the wankers here who have no idea keep fantasing about their perception of what is proposed.
Basically (and I will say it for the Last time) that other than Tassie all clubs like MtG will go back to their state based clubs. Canberra to the Waratah, AIS (CoE) who cares because they choose to play in the seabl when they want. Albury should be Vic (note problem).
Tassie has no statewide competition. Most of the NWBU teams would beat most of the BIG V anyways, Men or Women will transition as is from Tassie.
This league that is proposed will sit above the BIG V with NO Big V teams included. Finals will be across all states.
My perception from what I have been told. NO additional teams. Get it? Ringwood and Eltham and DV, Oh please.... Tigers have ZERO money and want to go back to the Big V. DV have already learnt about their the Seabl.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Whether we want SEABL to stay or not is irrelevant - three years ago BA forced them under their arm and now they have executed their wish. You have to assume that the state bodies were putting pressure on BA, but who cares. SEABL is done.

If Big V go with a 16-team 2-conference team it won't work. The venues need to be up to scratch and if the rumour of a "Australian only league" are true, then it's really hard to find 16 teams of high-quality Aussies without blowing budgets sky-high.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

No one is saying MTG can't be in a league, they just have to follow the same rules as every other club (notice "club", not "team"). Remember they have less than zero leverage.

I expect these are the requirements being put forward:

- include a women's team, as scheduling will require women/men double headers
- played on Saturday and Sunday
- travel costs will not be equalised and teams will pay for their own travel

Having men and women in the same elite competition will eliminate many clubs, not just Mt Gambier. This league will effectively start from scratch, so they will try to set up whatever rules and requirements that they see fit for the future of the elite competition, not to help BigV.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

SA Hoops the real problem is Basketball in South Australia is stuck in the past. They are totally resistant to change (of any sort). Stuck in the same 10 club District mentality which enables zero growth to occur. If basketball in SA wants to grow and move with the times they have to makes changes, allow other clubs/teams to compete. Currently the same old antiquated system they have been running is not improving the quality of basketball in the state, nor is it growing, at ALL.

Currently in the VJBL there are 50+ clubs, in the U18 boys/girls there are 10 teams competing and they are not what you would call traditional or inaugural clubs (Hawthorn, Altona, Keilor in the Girls and Sandringham, Keilor, Casey, McKinnon, Waverley and Hawthorn in the boys ). The reason this happened is because Basketball Victoria embraced expansion, embraced change. And that is why they are the benchmark when it comes to AJC in this country. But more importantly they have GROWN the sport in the state. Something that Basketball Adelaide will not allow and Western Magic is an example of that.

And to the revenue statement, who owns the stadia? Who pays the tenancy bills? Until you change your structure of course BSA are going to charge for use of stadiums, they aren't a charity.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Anon above. I figure your guessing just like everyone else. Your right Mount Gambier don't have any leverage just 30 years of history in what was a successful and vibrant competition. Maybe they can put a women's team in the competition? Who knows what the requirement is? All of this is ill conceived, poorly planned and irresponsible. BA thought they had 12 months to get things in order and now are trying to, with BV to set things up on the fly. Expect a mess.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Agree with anon #530. Whomever on the SEABL board agreed to let BA run the competition should hang their heads in shame.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

BA pretty much forced SEABL to join them three years ago under the threat of extinction. Last month they stunned SEABL by issuing the death sentence. Let's move on from both of those decisions. They have been made and the clubs involved are trying to find solutions quickly. Many BigV clubs had set budgets for 2019 based on status quo, so would struggle to join an elite division even simply due to higher entry costs. This has blindsided many, many people.

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

Clubs are scrabbling around for solutions, Big v is under pressure from its current clubs as many had worked hard to get to the top division and recruited players/coaches and organised budgets around this and are proud that they did what was required to get there.

To suddenly throw in 1 or 2 expensive road trips is a huge last minute curve ball when most clubs won't be in a position to find the extra $15K.

I can understand Mount people aren't happy but i can't see the other point of veiw when Mount clearly have a viable local state league to enter.

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Two weeks ago

It's not any more of a local state league for Mt Gambier than the proposed one that will replace SEABL with almost all the existing SEABL clubs. Their closest trips are Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Reality I think the issue with the comment "viable state league to enter" is that they won't be allowed to enter.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I don't believe that any of the current Big V clubs will be involved FWIH.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Reality, you have no idea what you are talking about.

Plenty of people have pointed out quite sensibly why the Adelaide league is not an option for Mt Gambier.

It's admission to the BV league or extinction.

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SA Hoops  
Two weeks ago

Reality and anon #529

The issue is that BSA own the venue leases and lock clubs out. They take all the revenue so clubs are unable to manage expansion because they have no revenue to pay staff other than fees which are already exorbitant compared to other sports and interstate.

The Western Magic situation best shows how badly run BSA are. They did not bring an increase in playing numbers as they claimed. They were set up at the same venue as a current club and merely moved players across from close clubs by offering lower fees and no pathways. And now complain because despite not wanting to have senior teams, they want the opportunity in higher grades for their junior.

If this club was set up at Salisbury where no current clubs pull players. No one would have an issue, but the lies and underhanded methods they have used is a huge issue.

Until the commission and BSA change their operation methodology, the clubs cannot grow to the point where they are able to travel to Mildura, My Gambier or anywhere else.

Clubs struggled to attend National ABL weekends due to money and nothing has changed since.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

SA Hoops the problem with your posts is they're a bunch of assumptions built around one or two well known issues.

Most of what you've said about BSA and stadiums is way off.

There's clearly nothing stopping clubs from running domestic comps given 5 already are.

And if you think BSA rips off the clubs in the stadiums they manage try seeing what the others have to pay for limited access to the non-bsa venues.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

What is wrong with being set up at the same venue as another club? It happens in every state around the country. Are you telling me there is not one "new" kid to the sport that plays for Magic? What utter rubbish.

The next old faithful line will be if they want to play district they can play for Woodville or one of the other 9 district clubs. Here is a news flash, not everyone wants to play at Norwood, North, Forestville etc Not every kid wants to go in and play seniors either (especially in your U18 Girls Division 1).

Trying to stifle any new “club” from entering your precious district competition is only holding the growth of the sport back. And your current 10 clubs are to blame.

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SA Hoops  
Two weeks ago

Anon #623

Name one other situation where 2 associations operate out of the same stadium in Vic?

Clubs are the equivalent of associations in SA.

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SA Hoops  
Two weeks ago

Clubs have struggled to run domestic comps because BSA have historically rented the facilities out to other competitons. Most notably Church Basketball.

And they also stop clubs from using the stadiums on weekends when ever they want for other carnivals, competitons etc.

Plus BSA make more from rent per hour than the clubs running those competitions do. Which currently are very small.

The only club able to run real domestic competitons. Note that is plural. Is Norwood as they don't have to deal with BSA run stadiums.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

SA Hoops. More lies. None of that post is true.

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SA Hoops  
Two weeks ago

When Wayville stadium opened. Church ran Saturday competitons from 1pm-6pm and have done so since.

When Pasadena opened. It did the same. I've played and coach in Church competitons at both as well as at Hillcrest.

Those domestic competitons have a clause isn’t whir contract about allowing BSA to use thei venue at their discretion with 6 week notice. Is for country carnivals etc. Or TI camps. And they do.

BSA charge $30+ minimum per court per hour which is more than half or what what is made by the competitons per game.

Norwood are the only club running mid week minivall and domestic games.

All Facts.

Easy to call Fake news. But sorry you sound like Donald Trump.

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SA Hoops  
Two weeks ago

Btw. Still waiting for you to point out which associations are sharing their factory in Vic.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I'll bite on three points.

Quoting rules made and applied when Wayville first opened which don't apply at any venue now to make your case, well done.

You're idea of income v court hire is hilarious when on the other hand you're complaining BSA takes all the loads of money competitions makes. Can't have it both ways mate.

Lastly Domestic to anyone in basketball is not miniball. Is not mid-week social basketball. Domestic competitions as the entire basketball community across Australia knows it exists across 5 clubs. And there's nothing stopping the others from doing it but themselves. Changing the definition of domestic to suit your argument 2 days after your original (and wrong) claim is an interesting way to win an argument.

While you're using history to make statements I'll throw one at you. Woodville and West Adelaide worked quite well sharing Athol Park. Both had revenue streams, but clubs were bigger. Woodville played SEABL while sharing a venue with another club.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Start a new thread for all this SA shit that isnt seabl/BA related.

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SA Hoops  
Two weeks ago

What about how those things happened when Pasadena opened as well. And the only reason they don't apply now is because church have steadily decrease in numbers since the advent of domestic competitions.

The issue is that clubs can’t generate income. The reason the sport doesn’t grow in SA is because BSA wastes money rather than putting it back into programs which create money.

That doesn’t change. Of BSA were reasonable with rentals. Club could devote more of the competition revenue to infrastructure to increase competition size. Thus helping grow the spot and increase BSA revenue. It’s a short sighted idea to rip profits and not put it back into increasing participation levels.

You need to go and look at the Knox or Dandenong competition websites. The Vic based clubs all run week day domestic competitons. Because Dandenong has a full quota of games on saturdays with just their u12-u16 competitons. And that’s on 16 courts. They use other nights and after schools to run their girls, older and younger competitons. And BV only gets rego fees. BSA gets it all.

What’s stopping the other from doing it is employing someone, because BSA won’t help them, and you can’t pay someone to start it when you aren’t generating any income from it.

I actually said 'which Vic associations are using the the same facilities’ but thanks for going back 20 years in SA to prove you can’t win an argument.

Woodvile actually were in huge debt to BSA as well and pulled out of SEABL because it couldn’t continue to waste that money. And look where they are now.

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Spot Up  
Two weeks ago

However this all gets sorted out from now, it's already taken too long. It’s a joke when clubs (both SEABL and Big V) don’t know the structure of what they’ll be playing in next season, in the time where they start recruiting. Amateur hour.

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Somebody explain.  
Last week

Correct. This is a "sad joke" BA have gone off half cocked and now we have total uncertainty about clubs futures with no notice. Spare a thought for players who have moved their lives and have jobs and families and now are told they have no basketball future if they don't move again. Who is responsible for this?

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Anonymous  
Last week

"Woodvile actually were in huge debt to BSA as well and pulled out of SEABL because it couldn't continue to waste that money"
How is this even relevant to the SA bitch fest. When did Woodville leave the seabl? Early 2000's?

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Reality  
Last week

Many players aren't signing onto clubs until they know whats happening as well.

Its madness that some many people are in limbo until October the 5th!

Surely BA had a plan already before they drop the bomb on the SEABL delegates at the grand final, they must have not understood the significant push back and ill feeling this would create.

If they didn't have a plan then heads at BA need to roll as a result of this complete PR and planning disaster

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Anonymous  
Last week

Where did this Oct 5th date appear from? never heard about it. THanks

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Anonymous  
Last week

Back on topic. Shawn McCeahin Head Coach of the Gunners gives his thoughts on the Gunners future withth SEABL in doubt.
https://www.theage.com.au/sport/basketball/basketball-act-pathway-could-be-stunted-by-seabl-shutdown-20180910-p502rt.html

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Anonymous  
Last week

The latest I have gleaned on the new seabl proposal is this.
All teams must be association based. This will be a problem for a few teams.
All teams must have mens and womens teams.
MtGambier to SA. Gunners to Waratah and AIS to play away games only.
Several Big V teams may get promoted to the Super league. Interesting times ahead if true.

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Reality  
Last week

@Anon your spot on the money from all reports and everyone talking at the Vic club level.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Back to the dark ages.

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Anonymous  
Last week

No one to blame but BA. THEY wanted in now can't afford it. Laughable. I hope who ever gets control ensures that all the records, stats etc reports and systems get handed over as well.

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Anon  
Last week

I think the demise of the SEABL is actually a progressive step towards bringing back an end-of-season 'National Championship'.

- SEABL disbanded and replaced by an expanded BigV (including the Tassie teams).
- Mt Gambier and Albury would stay in the BigV due to their strength.
- Canberra and AIS into the Waratah League.

8-team National Championship at the end of the year....

3x BigV/Tas
2x QBL
1x WA SBL
1x SA Premier League
1x Waratah

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Reality  
Last week

The National championships would be great to get back as a real festival of semi-pro bball in Australia.

We'd need all the state leagues to have finals at the same time so we'd have a straight two week lead into the championships at most (otherwise keeping imports etc might be tough!)

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Reality  
Last week

Back on the Mt G issue they'll need a womens team as the Vic teams will be pushing pretty hard for that the be the case in the elite division.

Can't see why Mount couldn't do it and run it along the lines of the mens team and get some of the best Adelaide based talent.

Obviously the NWT mens sink in well with the Torns so its a simple fit.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Not sure how the Torns can do a mens team as well. They went broke with a womens team only. Now twice the teams with probably minimal extra income. Same for every other team as well.

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Anonymous  
Last week

The nbl clubs won't let there players play in end season comp, they want them back training. The season already gets very close to clashing.

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Reality  
Last week

@Anon BV will view the Torns & NWT as one club when fixtures are done.



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Anonymous  
Last week

Interesting concept, so MTG will have to have a womens team then? BTAS are very nervous now.

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Reality  
Last week

Basketball Tasmania CEO Chris McCoy can see plenty of light at the end of the tunnel for Tasmania's three SEABL clubs after Basketball Australia’s announcement that it was withdrawing its support of the league.

With the chances of the SEABL not even being around even for next season looking more likely by the day, McCoy was confident that the North-West Thunder, Launceston Tornadoes and Hobart Chargers would be playing in a quality competition in 2019.

"We are working pretty hard with Basketball Australia and Basketball Victoria to explore the opportunity of our teams being part of a premier league in Victoria which they are trying to establish," McCoy said.

“Basketball Australia’s decision came as shock to everyone, but now we’ve had a time to reflect, it’s also a great opportunity for the country to get their competitions better aligned.

“I can see the premier league standard being very similar to SEABL and involving all of the current Victorian SEABL teams, with Albury-Wodonga having the choice of joining New South Wales or Victoria and Mount Gambier most likely going to the South Australian league.

“The view is to then form a national championship weekend where all the top state conference teams come together.”

McCoy added that the SEABL had provided a valuable pathway for Tasmanian players and it was vital for that level of competition to continue.

“Basketball has been on a nice upswing both in Tasmania and in Australia and it’s important we have these pathway pieces in place for them to come through,” McCoy said.

“The second-tier national level has proven to be a great level for a lot of our players.”

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Reality  
Last week

Looks like Tassie seem to think they'll be safe and Mount will be heading to SA.

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Anon  
Last week

That may be what BTas think and BA would like. Anyone that understands
the premier league and Mount Gambier know its a terrible fit. Neither party would be keen. Mount Gambier should be afforded the same opportunity that Albury and the Tas clubs look like having. Clearly having a women's team should be a requirement.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Albury Wodonga technically are half in vic plus have a women's team so they are in!

BA have backed Tassie so more than likely that happens.

No one is really backing Mount from a BA/BV prospective other than Mount and they have a viable state league to actually join.

Plenty on people have long memories of BSA knocking back Mildura forcing Vic teams into 6 hour one way road trips!

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Anonymous  
Last week

Anyone who says the Mount have a viable state league to go to have no idea about Basketball in SA. They refuse to travel 30 mins and they refuse to put their hands in their pockets. Even if Mount pull a Women's team from 'you know where' Adelaide clubs wont fork out for travel and accommodation even if it is only once a year.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Guess that means no more mount!

Or BA could put a lot of pressure on BSA to make it happen

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Anon  
Last week

MG do have a viable competition to join and that's the one they have been part of for 30 plus years. They have never been asked to have a women's team but should be now. To expect the team that has been the most successful in the competition over the last 6 years (5 finals and 3 championships)to go and play in a competition far inferior to SEABL in not practical or morally right. It may be convenient for BA but not for MG or BSA. The new Vic comp is just SEABL rebranded to suit a few Melbourne powerbrokers minus Canberra and MG. Canberra going to Waratah is probably practical (certainly not their state league)and they may be ok with that. BTW travelling to MG for Melbourne teams is far more cost effective than travelling to Tas and then driving the length of the state.

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Anonymous  
Last week

I wonder whether a team in Mount Gambier will be sustainable in the long run. They do not generate too many local players with most coming from Adelaide with the lure of playing in the second best competition behind NBL and hopefully being picked up or they are imports. If the only thing holding them to Mount Gambier is basketball why would you relocate from Adelaide. The main reason for them being in Mount Gambier no longer exists.

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Pioneer  
Last week

Anon above. Good point Mount Gambier has provided a vehicle for many young SA players to compete at a higher level without moving to Melbourne or Queensland. This has enabled their families to follow them by regularly travelling to games. Most regional SEABL teams are full of non locals. Mount Gambier have been developing local talent with 7 of their squad of 13 this season mount juniors. Their Adelaide "imports" have all settled in the city. There is no reason for this trend not to continue if the Pioneers remain in a next level comp.

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Anonymous  
Last week

The current players may remain, perhaps, but I am not sure what the attraction will be to many to move from Adelaide to play in a competition which they could play in without moving

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Pioneer  
Last week

Your 100% right above. The ? must be asked why this is happening and why a club with great success and 30 years of history is being compromised when others are not. If you had a club that you love and that club had been successful and had acted in good faith for decades how would you feel if it was asked to go play in a completion that it is clearly too good for and which would likely lead to either total domination of the competition or extinction for your club. All of this with no notice.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Good idea that Canberra may go to the Waratah and still not win a game ;)

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Reality  
Last week

Canberra have been in a bad way for a number of years the Waratah makes alot of sense for them.

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Don't count Frankston into SEABL the amount of money they are paying out in compensation to ex employees they wont be able to pay for VJBL registration. 2 cases in at fair work 1 more in process. BV 3 month independent investigation (costing thousands) is finished by independent body and will be presented to BV in a week. Members up in arms about everything going on. when does this end when does the members get a real chance to take the club back. When will the report be published what are BV going to do. CEO loses a 17 million funding for basketball and keeps his job anyone else would be at Centrelink. It will never end until the people who have done so much wrong are removed and the people of Frankston make the club great again. FDBA will be out of there when lease is up then what happens. All it needs is a special general meeting from the members to force a new vote for a new direction.

STAND UP FRANKSTON MEMBERS TAKE YOUR CLUB BACK BEFORE ITS LOST
DRAIN THE POND !!!!!!!

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Anonymous  
Last week

David Bartlett sain on Chargers TV this week that he thought the SEABL would continue on next season and that would give people more time to work out the best solution.

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Reality  
Last week

Frankston are cooked from all reports.

Good chance they won't be in SEABL or a new BV Premier div with some serious behind the scenes problems as mentioned above.

It might be best from Frankston to do a knox and step back for a few years to regroup.

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John  
Last week

So aside from the conjecture of Mt Gambier and where they will (if at all) play, how will this new competition work ?
Will it be sitting within BV, completely autonomous from the Big V ?
Or will it sit above the Big V, as the new top Division, adding some of the stronger clubs in State Champ, with the remaining teams to filter through into the lower divisions.
Will this new structure then also have Promotion / Relegation (as the Big V has now) ?
Will the remaining State Champ teams become Division 1 now, with the rest of the Divisions to follow ?

I know a few local coaches that don't know how to recruit because they don't know where they'll sit in the new structure.
Will the new "Division one ", which would contain many of the State Champ teams from 2018, be allowed 2 restricted players as they always have been ?
Or being in the second tier of the comp, would they lose that right ?

Anyone out there with some knowledge / sources able to answer any of this ?

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Anonymous  
Last week

I don't believe anyone truly knows what and when it will all change.

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robt  
Last week

Wonder what would happen if there was no restriction of players at all.

That would mean that state leagues & SEABL clubs would have all NBL players and any imports they wanted/can afford. Maybe, we would see NBL players gracing our off season leagues instead of heading OS. The best will still go OS, the rest can stay in game fitness and "touch" in our own leagues, even in their home environs.

Obviously, some cashed-up clubs will spend big and create a few super teams. Say 2 or 3 per state and perhaps more in Vic. Could be the 2nd tier national comp we hear about year after year.

What about the costs? Sure they would be so high that the vast majority of clubs would stay put. The ones who can afford to go bonkers with spending on players can also afford the subsequent costs of this super league.

Finally (probably not actually, "finally", but anyway), with the inevitable expansion of the NBL, the super league would prepare more of our up-and-comers better in a league that featured unrestricted players across the board, rather than a league that effectively limits how many "top" players are allowed.

Then, Mt G and the Tassie teams would be well catered for, 1 or 2 FNQ teams and Gold and Sunny coasts may be interested, know little of elsewhere but certainly believe 3 , 4 or 5 clubs from Vic, NSW may good for 2,3 or 4, be good if SA could get 1 more and even WA for at least 2 teams (would not travel there for just 1 game per trip from any where else.) NT, hullo... any interest?

There, a long post with some of my thoughts. If you got this far, I thank you for your effort.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Yep. Fantasy. THanks.

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

it all seems to have gone quiet. anyone know what is happening?

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Huskypup  
Yesterday

Nope. Not sure that anyone does at this stage.

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

At what stage will someone know something

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

BA have responsibility until 2020. I would hope that the SEABL will continue on and rip the guts out of BA. BA took all the SEABL's money and now 3 seasons later it's too expensive! Let's hope the SEABL teams play next season as the status quo and develop a plan that will see them stick it up BA and finally make some money for their own clubs. Seabl teams pay $60 grand for flights and accommodation. A rip off. Cheaper flights and accommodation are available if the teams book it themselves without having to travel when told too. No massive association fees either.

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

BA also sucked money out of the NBL. They are utter leeches.

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Anonymous  
A few hours ago

Basketball Victoria running a league as of next season. Not Big V. Separate to Big V. Sits above Big V.

Expressions of interest close early October. EOI open to whomever wants in. $30k entry for a men's and women's team. Stipulations: Must be an "association" and must enter a men's and women's team. Stadium needs to hold at a minimum 400.

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Anonymous  
A few hours ago

yes that is one scenario mentioned earlier.

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