anonymous
Last year

Victoria Senior Elite League

Its official! What's everyone's thoughts?

http://basketballvictoria.com.au/foundation-licences-announced-for-basketball-victorias-new-league/

VICTORIAN MANAGED - SENIOR ELITE LEAGUE – 2019 FOUNDATION TEAMS

Albury-Wodonga
Ballarat
Bendigo
Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence
Dandenong
Diamond Valley
Eltham
Frankston
Geelong
Hobart
Kilsyth
Knox
Melbourne Tigers
North West Thunder / Launceston (co-licencees)
Nunawading
Ringwood
Sandringham
Waverley

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Perthworld  
Last year

Super V
Big V
SCM

?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Interestingly no teams in the West of Melbourne

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Anonymous  
Last year

Interestingly no teams in the West of Melbourne

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Bear  
Last year

Yes anon^, has been mentioned many times, I guess we will see how the system works itself out, promotion and relegation? Now that we are in a State League (of sorts) I imagine State Champ level teams will have an opportunity to replace under performing Elite League teams.

Is there any scope for the word Basketball in the new league's title I wonder, or is it still too early and this has already been mooted?

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Bear  
Last year

VSEBL?
Victorian State Elite Basketball League

Just a guess, probably not a good one but eh, worth a shot...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Well, it's not really a Victorian State League when it includes teams from outside of Victoria. More of a South Eastern basketball league. Maybe they could name it something like the South East Australian Basketball League? (that's a joke btw....)

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Shayno  
Last year

Tas teams will have to rebrand, mt gambier not in, a few teams will have to get way better real quick or will be a lopsided league.

Its a big gamble league

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Anonymous  
Last year

Other associations aren't big enough yet.
Bulleen the only one I can think of that's missing.
Maybe Casey and southern penn.

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Anon  
Last year

Interesting now to see the make up of leagues underneath - SC, D1 & D2, hopefully teams that have both Men & Women and have good sustainability will make up SC.

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Reality  
Last year

Werribee have the venue and massive growth in junior numbers/teams happening but perhaps its still a year or two away from having the club infrastructure to compete with the larger SE Melb clubs but they are the one club i thought would be in based on area/population/future.

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Anon  
Last year

So SCM would look like - hawthorn, casey. Werribee, Corio Bay, Mckinnon, Hume City, Kielor, Blackburn, Chelsea & Shepparton, though would be about time Warrnambool went up. No other team really deserves being in that group, the rest are D1 & d2 standard.

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.  
Last year

would mt gambier move to SA Premier league ?

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Reality  
Last year

Mount's only option is really SA Premier League as can't see them or Big v having them in SCM/D1 plus that step down would gut the playing roster considerably

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Anonymous  
Last year

Surely they cant run a 'State Championship Mens' comp with only 10 teams

Warnambool and Bulleen have both previously played State Championship Men so are logical suggestions to go up

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Anonymous  
Last year

If Mt Gambier have a Victorian CBL team then there is no reason why they cant have a Big V team. There had been talk 6/7 years ago about them joining Big V

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Anonymous  
Last year

Shepparton was once a powerhouse in SCM, hope they can get back to that!

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Greggo  
Last year

Warrnambool and Bulleen? Where are they magically getting players from?

Bulleen were average and Warrnambool snuck into finals with Sobey.

I'd suggest Chelsea, Keysey and Shep would be the possible SCM teams due to growth/ performance/ location/ money.

As per the future up and coming 'Elite' level teams outside of the east I'd say Keilor are making leaps toward that, Werribee is solid and a few years down Sunbury and Melton could be pushing (growth areas and solid associations).

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Anonymous  
Last year

Westernport should be in that mix

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Anonymous  
Last year

Greggo Bulleen have more money than any other D1M club

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Anonymous  
Last year

Promotion/relegation thoughts:
- there is only one league. This is not a division of the BigV
- clubs must have men and women teams
- clubs have licences to play in the Elite League, not BigV

Too many people think only of the men's side or the women's side of competitions - must think of clubs, not teams. Will probably work by mutual arrangement between a club and the league to defer/return their licence in extreme circumstances.

Promotion/relegation is an ordinary concept and we should scale it back instead of increasing its use. Most BigV movement occurs outside this system anyway.

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Shayno  
Last year

http://pioneersbasketball.com.au/2018/11/01/media-release-pioneers-not-granted-entry-into-new-elite-competition/

Brutal!!

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Anonymous*  
Last year

Shepparton won't go to SCM - my guess is the obvious Chelsea and then Keysey and Western Port making a 10 team league (providing Corio are relegated).
Big V better off merging div 1 and 2 and having an 18-team 2-conference league. It's much of a muchness anyway.

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Anonymous  
Last year

How about getting rid of Div 2 all together and while at it YL2M & W also.

Metro Teams can develop in MMBL and Country teams in CBL. State League should not be all about inclusion. Should be about a very competitive exclusive competition. Some games are glorified domestic.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Is it correct CoE can only play home games in Victoria?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Surely Victoria cannot continue to call SCM/SCW "State Championship" with the new league now taking precedence.

They would need to rename their structure. The Victorian ABA Conference at first did not assume the mantle of Victoria's state championship after the VBA was disbanded back whenever that was... but at some point BV did decide to recognise it as that status, and did so retrospectively if I call.

So now the new league must take that position on the various honour boards of the state you would think.

BTW, the VBA had a long and distinguished history, the stuff of legend in some cases (Albert Park, Wednesday nights etc etc....). The world didn't end after it finished.

And yawn to the Anon who yet again used the unoriginal phrase "glorified domestic"...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Westernport without Travers??

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes bulleen have money, but they won't spend a cent on their senior teams

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LC  
Last year

Just PLEASE do not call it the "First Ever" League.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Bulleen have applied for SCM

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Anonymous  
Last year

for the CoE would this require them to have to travel every weekend for games ? Or would they base themselves for the season in the State Basketball Centre?

I heard the contract is up 2021 for Canberra to be the CoE headquarters and they had NBA Global invested a lot of cash into the facilities in Canberra too

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hearing that Keysy have also applied for SCM

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Anonymous  
Last year

Does anyone know what happens with SEABL records? Will games played etc carry over to this new league? Would be a shame if all of the history and records ended with SEABL.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Games and banners carry over

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Anonymous  
Last year

Chelsea have already been approved to move up to SCM. Detail was in their most recent import announcement

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PersonalFoul  
Last year

Revert back to the old Div 1 & Div 2 keep the Big V Name int he lower grades

Maybe call it the Southern Basketball League SBL holds its name if expanded further and includes tassie teams??

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Anonymous  
Last year

SBL is the name of the WA comp.

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Anon  
Last year

To play SC you MUST and should have Men's and Women's playing. Then you must have finances to prove you can stay in that league over many years not just one. It used to be that you had to have sustainability and have a good rep program, domestic program and your own permanent venue. SC should be promotion through winning GF and that you have either played the year before or have done so in the past. Why not let Monash and La Trobe Uni reapply and come back to the league, is not elite anymore!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Didn't Chelsea win Div 1 last year?
They should be in SCM

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Anonymous  
Last year

The new Victorian Elite League and BigV are two separate leagues. SCM, D1, D2 are divisions of BigV, not the new Elite League. SEABL is a another league again, but it has now dissolved, however records and history will move to the new Elite League. How about BigV discussions in BigV threads?

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Anonymous  
Last year

#713006

How about its perfectly reasonable to discuss the impacts of the new "Victorian" league on the existing "Victorian" league right here...

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ANON  
Last year

The "new" league is fir all since and purpose the same league as SEABL which means it has NO impact on BIGV at all
BogV will continue in its same vein as before
The new league is not even run by BIGV but by basketball Victoria, which brings the question in “why is the CofE in this new league?”

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Anonymous  
Last year

Would you have seabl discussions in a BigV thread? No.
NO need for cluttering up the new competition with what is really non relevant crud.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Booohoooooo wah wah wah
Big bunch of babies.
Triggered by the BIGV

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Anonymous  
Last year

Chelsea has not been notified like the rest. You presume they will be in SCM as they won Div 1 and applied to go up. As far as I am aware no other Big V Club has had the official word. Lets hope it real soon

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Colin will join Corey Standerfer at the Nest as the two imports for their men's team who will move up a division after winning last season’s Division One Men championship."

http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-68-0-0-0&sID=60616&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=63575683

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Anonymous  
Last year

Derrrrr that's what happens with promotion and relegation. Pretty simple I would have thought

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Anonymous  
Last year

Keysy are too small to play state champ, at least Chelsea have the size to compete

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fubr  
Last year

Would be interesting to see Bulleen spend money on seniors. They have strong VJBL teams.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So whats all this fantasy stuff got to do with the topic?

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Anonymous  
Last year

How is Keysie to small to compete it's called signing players for the next year some of y’all are stupid I tell you. Skill and coaching trumps a lot of size. Plenty of teams where bigger and there players couldn’t wall and chew bubble gum at the same time let alone where ever good enough or could ever be good enough to play college basketball in America. But hey that good ole size gets you far now days that’s why so many teams are bad because they will take a 6"9 guy who sucks over a 6”7 guy who is way better.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why on earth would Keysy get in over Bulleen? Bulleen are the biggest club outside of the new Premier league

Bulleen need to have a good hard look at themselves if they cant get back into SCM with this opportunity IMO

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Bear  
Last year

It's been announce, Bellarine has the Big V D1 Men & Women license from Geelong having to vacate it. Great news for the Bellarine Peninsula.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Being the biggest club doesn't matter if you don’t sign any players and have a terrible roster that compete why would they go up. They didn’t even make the playoffs in D1 so what makes you think they will compete in SCm if they didn’t sign any new players. Coaching and roster matters not size of the club.

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Anon  
Last year

Keysie don't have a womens program in senior and junior level nor domestic I hear, surely you must prove all these to show you are sustainable. Very good D1M team that's it. SC should be elite level.

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Anonymous*  
Last year

With Bellarine now in D1 (as stated above) will Corio's relegation conitnue?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Has there been any announcement in regards to the finer details such as season length which might affect the talent pool if it is extended into September on-wards i.e. NBL guys, overseas talent that can play in Vic Super V than elsewhere for Winter due to the larger array of options

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Anonymous  
Last year

NO. Nor have they explained how many imports will be allowed, nor that NBL players will be classified as imports. They haven't even got a game person in to run the competition yet. (All though advertised). Quinn isn't applying.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Essentially we expect to see a poorly executed start. They will just run it exactly how SEABL was run is my guess and make alterations for the next season or not at all

Classifying the NBL guys as imports would bring down the quality of the league, I believe SEABL's approach was the right balance we should encourage the NBL guys to want to stay and play local and support the development program here

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Anonymous  
Last year

Corio Bay Stingrays are in SCM announced over past days. Wishing them a great season and hope they over 2 year slump.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Corio Bay are a BigV team - wrong thread. Try "BigV 2019".

I would expect the import rules to be same as past with NBL players potentially restricted based on minutes played.

Would be surprising if they didn't have someone to run the league. Silly to advertise for only 3 or 4 days if you haven't already spoken to people.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Certainly no guarantees now that all teams will fill seabl quality teams fwih.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can anyone shed any light on,

When there will be announcements as to the structure of the VSEL? Is there any likelihood of conferences?

Bigger teams are paying up to 5 or 6 players. Will all the teams pay at least some of their starters? If not, which are likely to not have the finances?

Thanks.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"will all of the teams pay at least some of their starters"

will be a joke of an "elite" competition if they dont! would have thought that if they dont they wont be competitive and will not have licence renewed.

would like to have disclosed some of the application that were successful and convinced BV that they would have competitive teams if they are not thinking of paying any starters!!!

whole process has been an absolute joke, beginning with BA. Thought BA were supposed to be about "growing" the sport. It seems that as a result of their decision there will be a significant down grade in the quality of the "2nd tier" competition in the country if clubs are thinking on basis of some of these comments.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Not sure why the word "Senior" is used either. Sounds like a Masters event.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Bigger teams are paying up to 5 or 6 players. Will all the teams pay at least some of their starters? If not, which are likely to not have the finances?"

Melbourne Tigers would have had a smaller budget than Ringwood, but DV and Frankston would be higher. Then Sandy, Nuna, Kilsyth and Dandy would be higher again (maybe $70-80k). The country teams go big some years and not so big other years. Albury probably about the same, Ballarat and Bendigo probably more. NW Tassie are just under the big Melb teams ($60-70k). Hobart could have been anything this year - my speculation is that Moller might have been paid more than some entire teams.

The pre-2004 BigV days saw some teams able to compete without paying anyone anything (e.g. Blackburn, DV), but those days have long gone. Few Melbourne teams then had imports (or crowds to pay for imports). Drawing in players like Luke McMillan and Daryl Corletto saw teams start to tool up to compete. Waverley started investing a lot in seniors, Melbourne and Dandenong joined BigV and the landscape changed.

Some BigV clubs spend pretty hard to entice players away from SEABL for more money and they might have hefty player budgets. Some imports are cheap as they are not here to primarily play basketball and their salaries are not dictated by the minimum requirements. Some Aussies play for the fun of it. It's hard to know exactly, so we use a little inside knowledge and a little speculation.

Expect the teams from BigV to struggle to step up their player budgets in 2019 as they just agreed to pay an extra $15K just to join this new league. To quickly find anymore money for players would be very hard. I suspect Waverley would be the exception as they have had a track record of paying players well.

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Anonymous  
Last year

thats my point, they let clubs in who will struggle to compete in a financial sense but then left out one who had not trouble at all in competing. the top end seabl clubs will still put teams on the floor of the same sort of standard as they did in seabl if other dont or cant they wont be competitive and presumably get booted. it is ridiculous.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Hobart could have been anything this year - my speculation is that Moller might have been paid more than some entire teams"
Dumbest quote of the year. Clearly you are simple guessing with no knowledge of what clubs really pay.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Geelong CEO Dean Anglin will be in charge of the new elite league

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Anonymous  
Last year

So you don't think Hobart offered something like $25K for Moller to leave Ballarat? That would have covered Melbourne's team last year.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yeah the SEABL MVP Wilson played for free and Barlow and Trist. Go away.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hooley was on the big money at Ballarat, Moller could've gone to nznbl but Anthony Stewart persuaded him to Hobart, obviously he got paid. Smart investment they won the competition.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Didn't Trist play for Frankston?

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Anonymous  
Last year

was anglin part of the lead on moving seabl away from BA, which ultimately lead to its demise? If so perhaps it is Basketball Victoria (the ultimately benefactors) rewarding him for those efforts?????

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Anonymous  
Last year

Brain fart sorry. Wilson Melb. Barlow Sabres and Trist Frankston. Oooooops.

Try Acouth and DKD. Certainly Melbourne had a small budget but I would be surprised if its wasn't a lot mote than $20k or so.

Moller was a key player with the Chargers as was Muo and Nichols all combining into a great championship unit. But their spend on players was still a lot less then some teams.

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Reality  
Last year

A few of the Big v teams had imports under the "Working Holiday" visa type as a work around on the Visa's required by SEABL.

Can't think the new league will let that happen any longer and will want all the imports of the the same sporting visa's

It will be interesting if the former SEABL clubs loose a few players to Wav/Ring etc as they are all in the same comp now so some of the old SCM clubs not only have money but the ability to be flexible with imports/fringe nbl level talent in getting them in the door.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anglin is a good choice to lead the new league. Smart operator and knows what clubs want and need from the league. Hope he does well.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So Melbourne had three nbl players including the mvp (lol) and couldn't make the finals, probably hand the pay back that’s how they played for nothing.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Where will MVP Nelson Kirksey land? Will he stay with Hawthorn SCM or jump to the new elite league?

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Anonymous  
Last year

He sucked when he played for Kilsyth in the SEABL so who knows.

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Anonymous  
Last year

North West look in trouble to be competitive as do the Torns. Sharing games is a joke. 6 home (doubles) games each. Trying to recruit imports and Aussies with effectively 1/2 their gate takings.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Maybe Kirksey shows the difference between leagues. Did he win MVP at both SA Premier League and BigV SCM? And in between was sacked mideseason at SEABL.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Correct ^

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Anonymous  
Last year

not sure how Kirksey won the MVP, he is lazy. Doesn't work hard enough off the ball to get shots, and doesn't defend. His man would score as many as him..... maybe that's why he is so valuable, valuable to the opposition

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

With the coaches giving 3-2-1 voting after each game this year in Big V, he would have received max votes because Hawthorn only really had role players around him.

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Anonymous  
Last year

shows how silly the "selection team" was with the elite competition. letting in nwt and torns but on a basis that makes it almost financially impossible for both and then leave out mount gambier (with a womens team) who had no such concerns. one wuld have liked to think that the selection team might have carried out some due dilligence (i guess never going to be donw in 3 days from submission deadline to announcement) pre determined outcome anyone??

not to worry though i hear that BA will be using the seabl funds to supplement the tassie teams and assist travel for vic teams (including those who made no contribution to the funds)

mt gambier appear destined for extinction..... what a disgrace BA.

the circumstances only get more laughable by the day.....why seabl which was highly successful (clubs wanting to join each year) and financially viable was disbanded makes less and less sense. only plausible reason seems to appease bv who were having a sook and ba pander to their every whim.

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Anonymous  
Last year

NWT will be a shadow of last season's finalist team.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Most Vic teams were sick of the high cost associated. Prior to BA advising they were pulling the pin after one more year the clubs were already discussing an exit plan. BA have been rubbish do not get me wrong but the writing had been on the wall for a while.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Daly was one of the keys in the Pioneers run of five grand finals. Any news on whether one of the teams will pick him up? Or Burdon or McDaniel?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Kirksey made a jump this year IMO compared to his Kilsyth stint. Committed to Hawthorn's free flowing system- and was able to score out of this flow rather than isolation.
Wrong topic but relevant: With Hawthorn finishing top 4 last year, and the top 3 leaving to SEL: i’d put Hawthorn as favourites in the SCM.

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Anonymous  
Last year

This league will be great. Seabl plus best big v champ teams. Don't get how it wouldn't be. Great imports will be in league and lets hope AUS players stay with it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yeah people will be lining up to see Eltham play.

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Anonymous  
Last year

depends the flavor of basketball you like ^^ They slow it down and run their sets. Almost like a spurs type of offence. They did have that high flying import who im sure put people in the stands.

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Reality  
Last year

The IP/@Anon who just compared Eltham to the Spurs should be banned from Hoops a month!

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Anonymous  
Last year

i get the vic clubs complaining about the equalisation payments but surely some open discussions between all seabl clubs this could have been easily resolved rather than back door underhanded tatics to get what they wanted. i guess doing it the other way would not have got rid of mount gambier (for the preference of four new vic clubs) which seems like it might have been the motivating factor.

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Reality  
Last year

Mount knew of such discussions in between the Melb Metro SEABL clubs as hose clubs are all under funding pressure from junior committees and strong competition from AFL for sponsors dollars.

Mount had no plan around women or the like to make sure they couldn't be punted if the change came about.

Instead now with a typical SA close minded attitude its all the big bad Victorians fault and boo hoo we aren't happy.

I loved the mount trip but everyone knew this was on the horizon in the next 3/5 years so yes BA pushed it through earlier than expected but still surely the club could have at least been looking at a womens team alot earlier!




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Anonymous  
Last year

I think you will find the clubs pushed it through after BA announced they would only administer the competition for 1 more year. So the clubs said stuff that and instigated it's demise immediately.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Reality.....need a name change to bs

Mount knew nothing of these discussion amongst the vic clubs to disband Seabl.

Mount were planning a women's team had begun such plannings a number of years previous.

Aware of funding pressures when teams solely funded from junior teams, perhaps why the Mount model is better as it is entirely self sufficient and should have been th e goal for vic clubs. Although when big vic clubs have playing membership bigger than the entire township of Mount understand how such a model can b difficult to emulate, just as difficult to comprehend for Mount that such vic clubs can address a shortfall by raising fees by a dollar per kid.

You suggest a typical sa attitude of whinging if you did have an understanding of the reality of what has occurred and it was to your club and they were now extinct I wonder how you might react.

You can’t justify or even come close to doing so what has happened to Mount it is simply disgraceful.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So far the competition hasn't even been endorsed by BA. It's going to be a struggle for some of the smaller clubs and the cash that is already on offer for players is ridiculous. It will become a very lopsided comp in the 1st season. Hardly good for anyone.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mount told not in cos couldnt convince would have a competitive women's team yet above posts suggesting a number of teams in the league won’t be competitive the joke that this is continues. Perhaps ba are not going to sanction until the Mount are let into the league given the media release from coten that no team will be left out in the cold.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Kilsyth loading up already, it will be the have and have nots, after a few magnificent seabl season. Waiting to see who LJ attracts to Albury-Wodonga.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Every league is have and have nots.
Professionalism off the court helps get the product on the court.

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Huskypup  
Last year

MtG now in the Big V what a joke.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Kudos to the BigV for stepping up and providing Mount Gambier with a lifeline. Sad that they were abandoned by BA, and their own state representatives.

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Reality  
Last year

You'd think Mount would load up and try to dominate the SCM comp (which they should if they keep the core players from SEAB) to prove a point.

Its a massive joke that they will play in that comp and not the elite comp.

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

Says a lot about the lack of flexibility of the SA comp.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Where you get information Mt in Big V SMC.Not as of last Sunday

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Anonymous  
Last year

They released article about them being invited by Basketball Victoria to play in Big V and build their women's team up so they can apply for elite league the following year.

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Anonymous  
Last year

mtg article doesnt say they are in big v just been invited to apply which they have. they might not be accepted which im guessing would be the certain death of the club.

you would hope the announcement comes soon as we are nearly at december, doesnt leave them alot of time to get a team together.

in respect of sa league doesnt say anything about its flexibility just says how shit it is. if mtg end up there they will stay for ever no chance of ever returning to to elite.

if they are allowed to play in in big v championship and dominate (which they probably will) you would think that would give them best chance to return to elite where they belong.

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PersonalFoul  
Last year

If they are offered the opportunity and chose not to its not BV fault its BA, and seems like they are cutting their nose to spite the face

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Huskypup  
Last year

Tassie in trouble.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mtg have just been given opportunity to apply for big v. They have taken up the opportunity
. Now they wait to see if accepted.

If by tassie teams being in trouble you are referring to the club with just a men's team and the other club with just a women’s team I think the only ones who didnt think the would both struggle after the stupid decision to make them play double headers and thus halving income was BV and Ba. Why not just play games as they all ways had.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Albury Wodonga Banditssigned American guard Ken-Jah Bosley , He played last summer at Kentucky Thoroughbreds (NAPB) in the U.S.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bosley's college team won G-MAC Tournament for two years in a row (2016 and 2017). He was also voted All-G-MAC 1st Team in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
Bosley graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2017 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Signing announcements have been pretty quiet so far. Bosley looks like a good pick up for the Bandits.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So far there is no competition until BA endorses one.

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Anonymous  
Last year

why cant there be a competition even if ba dont endorse it??

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Anonymous  
Last year

It has to be an authorised BA competition. Pretty sure it affects players ability to play in other authorised competitions. Someone will explain it better than me I am sure.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mount Gambier
City in South Australia

Yes I feel for players but !!!!

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Anon  
Last year

You certainly know your geography. Hobart Launceston and yes North West all in Tasmania. BTW the players are important in this but more so a whole community that has supported their team for 30 years. Average 800 per game over recent seasons and by far the most successful program over recent years. Doesn't matter which way you look at it the Pioneers have been dealt a savage and possibly a mortal blow. If you don't "get this" you have never been passionate about any sporting club. Travesty!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why wouldn't BA endorse this league? This is exactly why they disbanded SEABL.

If you think they're going to disband the league because they want strong state leagues and then not endorse the exact competition that they wanted then you're delusional.

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Anonymous  
Last year

No one has said they won't endorse the comp. They haven't so far. Typical of BA's fumblingThunder are in trouble. Torns too. Possibly Chargers as well.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So Mt Gambier's application to play Big V has been rejected now too. Could be the death knell for the Pioneers. Real shame for everyone involved.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wow. Will Tassie get in? Trouble in Tassie.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sounds to me like the solution is for Mt Gambier is join the SA league. And the SA league to step up and support clubs operating in their state.

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PersonalFoul  
Last year

Talk of Huskies going to NZNBL

Pioneers not in Big V ??? where was this mentioned?

Sounds like SA should maybe start supporting hoops in its own state, who knows there might be some talent up there.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mt Gambier announced it on their Facebook page this morning.

MEDIA RELEASE
Pioneers 'Big V' application Denied.

The Pioneers Basketball Club Board received notice early Monday that their application for Basketball Victoria's 'Big V’ competition was not considered.

Mount Gambier were presented with the opportunity to apply for Basketball Victoria’s "Big V" by the competition’s Senior Representative Commission (SRC).

The Pioneers application was also supported by Basketball Australia as being a positive way forward for the club after their application for the Senior Elite Competition was denied.

The Board of Basketball Victoria have over ruled the SRC’s consideration of the Pioneers application, advising that the BV board did not wish to change state-wide By-Laws to accept a non-Victorian affiliated entity into their state league competition.

“The news that our application wasn’t considered is hugely disappointing, once again we have been hugely let down by Basketball Australia’s decision to relinquish the SEABL competition” President Tom Kosch said. “As a board we are forced toward the realisation that a sustainable and suitable competition for our basketball club may not exist”.

The Pioneers Basketball Club’s future has been unknown since Basketball Australia (BA) announced the organisation would abandon its administration of SEABL in mid-August.

The Pioneers Board met on Monday night to discuss a plan moving forward and will provide a further update for the community in coming days.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Pretty disappointing. I can understand BV are looking out for themselves and their members, and it's not undersonable for BV to decline to change their By-Laws for a single club from another state.

However, given they've accepted teams from TAS into the new Elite League (also administered by BV) without changing the By-Laws, why would they need to in order to consider or accept Mount Gambier's application?

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Anonymous  
Last year

From what I understand you don't need to be a Victorian affiliated association to join the Elite League because it's being run by BV, not Big V.

Big V's rules state that you have to be a Victorian affiliated association to enter teams in a Big V competition so there's a big difference.

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John  
Last year

Then BSA now need to step up.
It bewilders me how they can deny them entry to the SA Premier League, when they are a member Association of BSA, just because they are so far away. I'm not from SA, but I'm assuming that's where it is stopping ?

Wish Big V would have reconsidered, would have happily watched them when over this way. And they'd add some quality to SC considering the teams that have departed.

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Reality  
Last year

It makes sense for Big V to not alter the by laws for a team that openly stated it would move use the league as a stepping stone to move on in a year or two.

BSA need to step up or its over for the Pioneers and the Lakers will be the only team in town...could have a strong CBL team!



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Anon  
Last year

Hey Reality! Pioneers doing exactly what they were instructed to do by BA and BVic with a view to play and step up, the same as many Championship teams would/should be trying to do. Looking at your posts show that you have very little knowledge or real understanding of the situation.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Will any Pioneers players get offers from VSEL teams?

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Anonymous  
Last year

You say they wanted state leagues please explain how the elite league is a state league when there are teams from three states????

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Anonymous  
Last year

15 round competition
8 team finals
Single finals games
All games live-streamed
GF at State Centre

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Anonymous  
Last year

Gotta love the enthusiasm of the Victorian Senior League. That's the first joke.
The competition hasn't been formalised yet we now have a draw.
There is every chance that 2 Tassie teams may be out.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Have heard one of the Tassie teams may not go ahead in the new league due to finances. Would think the new league would then take one of the applicants from Big V who missed out.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Would leave SCM with only 8 teams. Hardly a comp

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

There shouldn't even be a CM, this will probably be the last year of it anyway. The league just wanted to soften the blow to the teams who just made it up to the so called "top tier". Not long before it just becomes Elite League, Division 1, Division 2 in Victoria.

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Anonymous  
Last year

How likely is it that a Tassie team will pull out?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Very likely!

Scm would then be best to merge with D1M and have 22 teams in 2 conferences.

Makes sense. Obviously if teams that didn't make finals are complaining they missed out on SCM they think they could be playing that level

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

Or Bacchus Marsh enter the league in 2020 and there's 18 teams in Elite, 18 teams in Div 1 and 18 teams in Div 2.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The NWBU fund the local comp and players that essentially "play for free" for The Thunder.
It's been suggested that their competition will be run this season on Tuesday and Friday. Thereby making many Thunder players unavailable for this new competition. Coupled with 1/2 the number of home games, double headers and having to split the income the Thunder will be under the pump. So to the Torns.

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anonymous  
Last year

Unlikely that any SCM team would want to step up now if a Tassie team pulls out.
Recruiting and planning would have changed since teams have been announced.
Although seeing some of the VSEL team lists, they aren't much stronger than a SCM team at the moment.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm sure Casey would jump at the opportunity.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Casey already in talks about it.

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Fastbreak  
Last year

Mount Gambier Pioneers may be available to fill that spot!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lol

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Anonymous  
Last year

Torns have already asked ;)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Things seem pretty quiet on the recruiting front for this time of year.

Albury/Wodonga seem to be the only ones making announcements at the moment with another one last night. Cirkook Riak from the QBL.

Anyone have any other news?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ringwood signed import Joey Miller, played d league for knicks. Looks to be a solid pg/sg

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Anonymous  
Last year

Joey Miller played in the 4th tier in Italy before his dad, the coach of the Knicks G-League team, brought him on. Hardly at that level as a player.

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Anon  
Last year

AGM has come and gone, no more changes to divisions assured, teams have already started rosters and recruiting/delisting. Will be looked at for 2020

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Reality  
Last year

So any other signings? The teams/league are all locked in for 2019 so be interesting to see if they attract players from interstate and the level of imports in the new comp

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Anonymous  
Last year

Article released stating the Southern Huskies will have starting 5 of Moller, Bragg, Mathiang, Froling, and import.

What players are left for Hobart and North-West to get?

Also President of Hobart states in interview that BTas hasn't signed off in Tassie Clubs playing in Victoria Elite League.

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PersonalFoul  
Last year

HOLY SH!T that looks amazing on paper.

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Anonymous  
Last year

That side above is wrong.

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Anonymous  
Last year

https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5795548/bragg-prepared-for-huskies-opportunity

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who will replace Hobart?

Will other tassie teams be forced to pull out as well? If so who replaces them?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Not looking to elite anymore, no mount gambier or Hobart, at least a vic club will have a win.

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Anonymous  
Last year

There will be no replacement team. Sorry Casey and Hume City. Email from BV to clubs today.

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Anonymous  
Last year

This whole thing is an epic balls up.

BigV if had any ambition would re brand immediately to the 'Big South' League and get the TAS and MT G in.

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Anonymous  
Last year

SNAFU.

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ANON  
Last year

"Not looking to elite anymore, no mount gambier or Hobart, at least a vic club will have a win."


It's called “Victorian Elite “ for a reason..... doesn’t need a tad die or SA team to make it elite buddy lol

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Anonymous  
Last year

With clubs such as Diamond Valley, Melbourne Tigers, Eltham, Frankston, Sandringham, Waverley etc she may be titled Victorian Elite but it's not going to be very elite in product.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Its not a lack of ambition I think from the BigV it always comes down to cost for teams to travel and spend money on players.

I agree the game day product is pretty poor in SCM, Eltham were ok during the finals series but, when you thin about Nunawadings light show and the tasmania teams NBL style stadiums it just compare to an elite league.

Clubs need to step up in the product they produce as well as the team, and I will say right now ITS NOT HARD OR EXPENSIVE simple lighting or sound systems along with encouraging juniors to attend games is a winner for everyone!

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Anonymous  
Last year

One way to get juniors and their families to attend and create a good vibe is to get their senior players involved with the junior teams. I know if a couple of clubs doing this with great results with one club having half about 5 or 6 of their players coaching or helping out with teams. Creates a good family culture.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Albury/Wodonga still leading the way with player signing announcements. Mitchell Newton returning.

Any news from the other teams at all?

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(none)  
Last year

Any word on the league name or even a home website?

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Anonymous  
Last year

All of this carry on about Mt Gambier, perhaps they should join the SA Elite League, after all that's the actual State they are based in !!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Except SA doesn't have an Elite State League. But rather a metro club competition that won’t accept them.

How many times does this need to be said!

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Anonymous  
Last year

^ are you sure about that #943?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Maybe you can have a league name, but right now there wouldn't / can't be a draw because of the Tassie debacle.

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Anonymous  
Last year

One thing I have learned over this process is that the Victorian structure is different from other states (e.g. SA Premier not a State League and Tasmanian clubs not being associations).

I truly hope BV are not trying to impose their structure upon other states. We can see here how defensive people get when Victorians suggest their way to be the 'right' way.

It is important that we have diversity and allow different regions to put their slant on the game. The overall framework within Australia should be focused as much as possible on inclusion rather than finding reasons to exclude (disappointingly many recent examples).

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Anonymous  
Last year

Strange part is and barltet hasn't mentioned it but they thought they were compliant. Idiots.

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Bear  
Last year

Okay, I have to say there has been a bit of angst online about the change in our domestic basketball landscape since the announcements, firstly about SEABL and then the Senior Elite League and Big V State competition proposals.

Fair enough I guess, there has also been quite a few disappointments, some back flips, some questions still unanswered and of course we are not even into the 2019 calendar year yet and we are hearing about teams pulling out and speculation is rife, so no wonder people are throwing around all kinds of rash and sometimes controversial statements.

Let's all try and take a chill pill, step back for Christmas break (holidays if you want to call it that) and wait for some settling news to come forth from the organisers and the clubs ahead of the coming season and then try to assess how the whole thing will look, how it will work and where BA and BV think they want to direct this competition towards before we start to sound like a bunch of red necks fighting over the last turkey leg, shall we...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Well said Bear.

Now if we can just completely overlook a scrawny mob like Mt Gambier who will spend Christmas fighting for their survival, we can all settle down and enjoy our Chrissie pudding.

BA, BV and some seabl clubs have blood on their hands - or do you know better? If so, enlighten us please.

Oh, and have a Merry Xmas, and enjoy your chill time.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Chill time hardly.
Chargers now want back in. Believe it or not.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Geelong Super Cats Team list:

Demarcus Gatlin*
Second Import*
Malo Hicks
Nathan Friend
Liam McInerney
Nick Owusu
Michael Rebula
Lewis Varley
Cohen Blythe
Lewis Thomas-from Hobart

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TrumpD  
Last year

Bartlett has blown all chances of the Chargers getting back in. Take that to the bank.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Well said Bear. All involved should just relax, take a 'chill pill' and not worry that the Elite League has no name, no website, no fixture, and seemingly no direction at this point. I am sure the "organisers" have it all under control.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So Bear do you support any team in your local area?

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anonymous  
Last year

Not sure that the Geelong team looks all that strong. Second import will have to be very good.

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Hoops  
Last year

^^^ Very strong. That team will struggle mightily just as they did last year whenever John and Demarcus and a splash of Herbie weren't doing everything.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Geelong have signed AJ Williams as their second import. 5'10 point guard. Ordinary numbers in college but looks ok. Would be a budget signing you would think.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Albury/Wodonga making another big announcement tonight.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I've heard, not certain how true though
Pineau to tigers
Smith-Milner, Kilsyth
Hooley, Kilsyth .

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Bear  
Last year

Ahhhhhhhhhh, oh sorry anon (anons) likely the same anon I suspect, I have been away from this forum and taking a short time out.

Suggest you may be in need of the same!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Do you have anything to do with this new League at all?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Where will Sam McDaniel and Sam Daly play?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Albury/Wodonga have signed Nat Hurst. She will be awesome for them. Exactly what they need.

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Anonymous  
Last year

D Day for the Chargers future. If the Chargers won't endorse the Huskies to take over their teams then there will be no Chargers team in the new competition. Meeting of the Chargers Board at midday.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Just remember it's not about The Huskies Bartlett.

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TrumpD  
Last year

Bear who has no real involvement with the topic has walked. Bye Bear. Your advise was underwhelming. Thanks /outtahere

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Anonymous  
Last year

With a SGM looming the members need to vote the board out and take control back.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Geelong have signed Zitina Aokuso. Really good pick up for them.

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anon  
Last year

so no Blicavs for Geelong then this season? They have a very limited budget of which most goes into the one player

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Anonymous  
Last year

How do Geelong remain competitive whilst seemingly paying very little to their players?

Or is there a bit more to it?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Pretty sure Geelong wouldn't be near the bottom of the league when it comes to player payments. Certainly not up with the Kilsyth's and Bendigo's but a long way ahead of the Albury/Wodonga's and Sandringham's of the league.

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Reality  
Last year

Geelong have a nice solid base of sponsors and community support so whilst not the largest payroll they can often offer great support to locals they bring to the club via work placement or other club involvement which is an advantage they have with being effectively a one club city (no disrespect to Corio Bay)

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anon  
Last year

Pretty sure Geelong wouldn't be near the bottom of the league when it comes to player payments. Certainly not up with the Kilsyth's and Bendigo's but a long way ahead of the Albury/Wodonga's and Sandringham's of the league.

Both Sandringham and Albury have pretty good budgets, Albury have just got Nat Hurst for their womens side plus a few others who wont be playing for peanuts, Sandringham payed good money last year and the year before, may not have much to through around this season though.

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Anonymous  
Last year

@ Reality, Geelong certainly not a one club city. Yes Supercats have all the bells and whistles but with the exception of the past 2 seasons Corio have a place in the region as does Bellarine. Supercats has a long history but never write off small associations for what they bring to grass roots basketball.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So Geelong not being entirely honest about how much they pay players then?

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Reality  
Last year

Not writing off the small clubs in the town but its effectively a one team town at the elite level.

They have all the facilities/infrastructure etc while the other small clubs cater to the other end of the scale.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Pretty sure you've got no idea anon. Albury/Wodonga would have the lowest player budget in the league by far.

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anon  
Last year

so what would be the average budget for a seabl team for men and for women

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Anonymous  
Last year

average? $300k I reckon.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Draft Elite League Fixture is out to all the clubs. Well done to Dean Anglin and Team, super job so far.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why did waverley sign two former D1 imports for the new elite league?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Because they are good enough. And also Waverley wouldn't be taking risk on not knowing what they get

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Anonymous  
Last year

So D1 imports are good enough to play at new elite league level?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Well when SEABL and scm are only allowed two per team there's naturally going to be a flow in effect and best imports at d1 are just as credentialed.
Travis D2 Nat champ and all American candidate and mcwhorter was naia player of the year. They aren’t spuds.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Draft fixture is out. But it is obviously very much in DRAFT form. Lots of feedback still required from Clubs and many changes will need to be made. Very much a 'work in progress' it is fair to say.

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Anonymous  
Last year

D1 has had some great imports in recent years. Blount, Lemons, Coleman, Standerfer, Travis, Vines, Bozeman. All these names can play state champ/elite league/seabl

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cant play seabl mate

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Anonymous  
Last year

Based on what?
What are usual credentials of SEABL imports compared to these guys mentioned?

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anonymous  
Last year

^^^ I would like to know as well....SEABL was not all that great...It definitely has better depth from 7-10 but other than that its pretty similar not only to SCM but D1M as well...

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Anonymous  
Last year

The seabl come is dead mate.

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Anonymous  
Last year

SEABL is done. There are no SEABL teams, no SEABL players, etc. Its over, a thing of the past. The ex SEABL teams now play in the league with NO NAME.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ringwood have resigned Jacob Gibson.

Gun of a shooter!! Will ringwood be competitive with the roster they have?

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Anonymous  
Last year

VSEABL could be a good name no
Need for a new website

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anon  
Last year

they should just keep the SEABL name, its still ""south east"" of Australia, its including Tassie, or they could simply call it the Southern Elite Australian Basketball League

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Albury wodonga have been making some good signings it seems. Deba returns for another season

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TrumpD  
Earlier this year

Frankston to sign LACHLAN BARKER

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ellie Collins signs with the Hobart Huskies. Good pick up for them. She was great in the grand final last year.

Classy of the Tornadoes to wish her all the best. Looks like she's moved to Hobart for uni.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hobart have now signed Tayla Roberts too. Another quality big. Interesting to see how she and Collins play together. Both big solid post players.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who's Lachlan Barker & why would he want to play for Franga?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Surprised Frankston can afford to play after all their legal costs

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Damon Bozeman to sign with Frankston!

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TrumpD  
Earlier this year

If you don't know does it matter?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hobart Huskies women sign former Torns players (both ex Chargers players) Tayla Roberts and Ellie Collins. All they need now is a Coach.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thought he must be someone good seeing you have his name in Caps

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thunder sign Nick Banyard.
https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5835527/thunder-get-their-inside-man-for-new-season/?cs=88&fbclid=IwAR0DhTFuM8-67oSfbv8PErFktF3VE9Z4UjvICCaAEMg0_B6WqdANlSQtnk4

BTW. The name was in caps from where I copied it from. No conspiracy stuff here. Are you that paranoid?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Barker is good BTW.

Hobart Lady Huskies have Head Coach

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ok, more info please, Where did he pkay last season?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Barker is a Sydney Kings development player.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Launceston have signed import guard Stephanie Gardner.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Few signings being announced now. Kathleen Scheer to Nunawading.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Scheer is a champ and after 5 years with the Chargers it will be a shame to see her in another teams colours.Thanks David Barlett.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NW Thunder announce second import Jordan Bowling.

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ANON  
Earlier this year

"Few signings being announced now. Kathleen Scheer to Nunawading"

Along with Izzy Chilcot, Rachel Antoniadou and Chelsea DeAngelo
With more announcements to follow

It was announced last month Mark Wright is back coaching Melbourne Tigers women after a lengthy break, that should be interesting

Who's the coach of the Hobart Huskies women’s side ?

Heard a whisper Jono Goodman has moved from
Sandringham to DV.... anyone confirm?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Willie Joseph is coaching the Huskies women. Former Chargers player and women's team coach.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Willie Joseph may be coaching the Huskies women. Former Chargers player and former Chargers women's team coach.

Corrected for accuracy.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

As I said, Willie Joseph IS coaching the Huskies women. Confirmed.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Announced today, officially.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hobart Huskies to soon announce a massive import recruit.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Men or women?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Quick question around the name of the league.
Will a relaunch with a new name take place , is the hold up design, wed page or BA approval of name ?. Any one from the league heard.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Men. He should be playing for the Southern Huskies but in fairness to the Hobart Huskies this will be a huge signing for them.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any news on signings from eltham bendigo sandringham Knox ??? Imports ??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Eltham to resign their freakishly athletic import Josh Sykes

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

apparently Mike Rose to be one of Knox imports

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The hobart Huskies import may not get to the shores of Tassie.
Lots of big $'s on offer from the Kiwis it seems.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Eltham have signed US import Maggie Mulligan. Looks pretty handy. 6'3 centre. Averaged 11 boards per game at UMass.

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

Has there been any updates on fixtures or even the competition name???

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Greggo  
Earlier this year

Draft fixtures are with teams for all Big V leagues I believe.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hobart have announced Zac White as their first import signing. Have indicated that they probably won't sign another import so the previous post about a massive signing could be way off the mark.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Very good signing for Hobart, integral part last season. Have not seen it announced anywhere though?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Adam Doyle signed to Eltham.

Eltham announced today on their Facebook page

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Wayne  
Earlier this year

Ray Turner will be back at the Braves this season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The import I alluded to and may not now get signed was for the Southern Huskies. My error.
Every chance the Hobart Huskies will sign a current Aussie NBL player.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

will kendle return with turner?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Haven't the Southern Huskies already got two imports? Billups and Nicholls?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hearing Bendigo chasing nbl player from Melbourne United. Nznbl opening there cheque books for a few nbl players.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Zac White's signing was announced on Win News in Hobart.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Froling is also counted as an import in nznbl. White a very good pick up for Hobart Huskies.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I wish Waverley hadn't entered the new comp. Too much ego from a select few.

Spend the money on junior development to ensure VC representation at each age level. Coach the coaches. Appoint a junior development officer. Run a decent junior league rather than talented juniors disappearing to Dandenong and Nunawading.

Then consider elite basketball.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I believe the Hobart Huskies have indeed signed the outstanding player in question earlier. My error again. Hobart Huskies and Southern Huskies. PLus Lady Hobart Huskies. No wonder I am confused.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Waverley will be just fine in new comp

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bennie Lewis now at Waverley by all reports. That may be a positive for Frankston as he is talented but if not used correctly in the right system won't help win games.
Apparently Frankston going with 1 import and Trist

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Diamond Valley have announced the re-signing of Darcy Harding and the signing of Ben Allen.

Harding hasn't lived up to his potential yet. Allen will be handy but they’ll need a fair bit more if they want to challenge the better teams.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

0-24 and Allen still gets a gig. Easy W's first all.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The overall standard of the competition will need to drop considerably from that of SEABL, for these new teams to be at all competitive.

Recruiting is very unimpressive. Bottom 6 to 10 teams will be very ordinary.

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

The same players that were in SEABL will likely still be playing so there shouldn't be a decline in the standard.
It is disappointing to hear that some teams will only be going with one import player, unless they are planning on getting someone from the NBL.
Will be interesting to see where guys end up playing, especially ones from Mt Gambier etc

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Jamison from mount going to afl Canberra. Hobart premiership team won't look anything near what they had last season. Think a few from seabl will be heading to nz.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

HObart will recruit a local import. Exciting. Plus Zac White.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Local import" What does that mean?

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LC  
Earlier this year

Dan Trist confirmed as returning to Frankston.

Dan Trist returns to lead the Frankston RSL Blues in 2019

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Southern Huskies to play 5 games @ The Silverdome and 4 @ The DEC.
Cant post the link for some reason. From today's Examiner.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Frankston have a number of other "exciting announcements to come" according to the media release .... wonder if this includes a new GM ?

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sounds like Frankston are in a world of pain. Hopefully their 2 x teams will not be impacted too much...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The league with no name will be dominated by half a dozen teams, most of which won't be from metropolitan Vic.

With more teams and less talent to spread around, it will be a shadow of seabl and nothing more than the best of the state leagues. And maybe struggling to stay ahead of the QBL.

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John  
Earlier this year

Find that a bit of an odd comment #949.
There's 2 more teams sure, but I'm not sure how there'll be "less talent" around ?

Have heard the possibility of quite a few SC players looking to make the leap up, not to mention the quality that the more dominant SC teams would bring with them with their admission.

Half a dozen teams probably will dominate, but isn't that like most competitions. Usually there's only a handful of teams with a realistic shot at winning it all. And usually theres also a couple of teams who struggle for one reason or another (re-build or whatever). And the middle pack.

Why would this league be any different ?

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Reality  
Earlier this year

Think the Frankstons/Sandy's will be most effected from the old SEABL teams as the Big V Teams stepping up are pushing hard to recruit so its going to cost them more to be competitive and they aren't exactly clubs that players have wanted to go across to for quite a while now.

Haven't seen anything from Eltham/DV/Waverley that looks like they are really stepping up from a recruitment prospective as they certian;y need better imports at least to make the jump.

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Anthony  
Earlier this year

Hobart Huskies will sign two imports (one will be the gun out of NZ) and an Australian from the NBL (not classified as import).

Southern Huskies will wait to see if Moeller can get his minutes below 7.5 pg to see if he can be added. If not he might be with Hobart Huskies.

Hobart Huskies women have signed Roberts, Thompson and Collins (all Tasmanian) and import Jennifer Schlott. Big whisper a WNBA player may return to Hobart for the first few rounds.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Eltham re signed high flyer josh Sykes. I don't know the import situation at waverley or DV ?

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

So Josh Sykes wasn't in the top 30 scoring or top 10 rebounding in SCM last season. Surely Eltham would have looked to upgrade on imports to give themselves a better chance in the new league.
It makes me wonder what the selection process for clubs coming into the 'Elite League' actually considered?
Point in case, Eltham SCW came last with a record of 2-16. Their men's team, although coming second, have re-signed an import that could only be described as an average player in the league. The high school not exactly meeting the requirements for venue???

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Eltham have added an NBL player in Doyle.
Home Stadium has had significant upgrades done it meets requirements

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Moeller is on 13.8 minutes per game with 8 games of the season remaining, won't get near the 7.5 minutes. Wonder if he’ll end up Kilsyth with hooley and scheuler. Ballarat and Bendigo haven’t made any announcement yet.
When is there going to announcement of competition name and web site put up.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Doyle badly found out last time in seabl. Maybe he's improved and the vic league might not be quite as challenging for him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nunawadding women's just added to their roster, so far they have


"Rowe joins Izzy Chilcott, Rachel Antoniadou, star import Kathleen Scheer and current Melbourne Boomers guard Chelsea D’Angelo as the confirmed signings for the Nunawading 'Burwood One’ Spectres women’s team, with the men’s team already confirming the return of Simon Conn and captain Tom Wright.

With the league set to formally launch its new name and branding in the near future, Nunawading Basketball is set to confirm a number of exciting signings over the next fortnight."

But not really much from the other teams, but it’s still 2 months away

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Love how the name has changed from SEABL to something else, with basically same teams and some added, and people think it's going to be lesser quality.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Love your belief in your own opinion which is clearly based on little information.

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Wayne  
Earlier this year

Tessa Lavey and Kelly Wilson with the Braves.

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Reality  
Earlier this year

Doyle will have had to improve as last time he wasn;t very good in the SEABL.

The import situation at Eltham is interesting as Sykes was a league average player at best and as an import thats simply not good enough but then again Elthem might not have the money to spend.

Stadium still not up to "Elite" standard but they are making do with what they have to compete.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Reality what's the issue with their Stadium?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Still a high school gym?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Still better than Waverley.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

what does sharing a facility with a school have to do with the stadium being suitable or not? Sounds like perfect business sense, more venues should do it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Doyle averaged 15 and 5. Guess the bloke should retire

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What are the stadium requirements?

sealed timber court with line markings?
rims on glass backboards?
scoreboard, shot clocks
score bench and stats
seating for 400+
change rooms directly linked to court
canteen

there could be several stadiums that don't meet this...
- Ringwood wouldn't have 400 seats in their stand
- access to change rooms, there would be numerous clubs that you have to work half way around the stadium through the crowd to get to a change room

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anon  
Earlier this year


Wayne
Yesterday

Tessa Lavey and Kelly Wilson with the Braves.

Dandenong wont have anyone at this rate, heard another ranger player is also headed to an opposition team for this season, not much left of their old group at all

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Decent run off all around. A full sized court?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why so many teams yet to make announcements?

A lot of teams yet to finish their teams or even be half way finish.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Challenge for Doyle. He struggled to play extended minutes effectively against the seabl guards in his previous attempt.

Can he run a successful team in the new seabl lite league?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No hurry at all. March is a way to go yet.

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

I still can't understand why BV hasn't officially announced the league name yet???
Surely they would want it out in public so they can market and promote?
How are the fixtures going for anyone in the know?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Fixtures are out. Unsure if its the final version. Perhaps out for 2 weeks?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where ^^^^^ is there a web site.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can you view fixtures publicly anywhere?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Fixtures aren't 100% finalised yet. Should be out in the next week or so I believe.

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LC  
Earlier this year

Without a website, only clubs will have fixtures.

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LC  
Earlier this year

Damon Bozeman confirmed as signing with Frankston.

Bozeman to Blues back court

He dominated Big V and the QBL last season. Now a step up to another level.

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Hydra 92  
Earlier this year

Bozeman should be a welcome addition to Frankston as they have lacked depth in their backcourt for quite a couple of years.

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Melbourne Boy  
Earlier this year

They will still lack depth, Bozeman will just become one of the 6 guys in their shallow rotation.

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Gw  
Earlier this year

Are Frankston planning on signing another import?

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LC  
Earlier this year

I believe the Blues are looking to sign two imports, but can confirm they have only signed one so far.

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Reality  
Earlier this year

Frankston will certainly need another import if they want to compete.

Bozeman will be serviceable as lower league PG's struggle with his size/bulk which allow him to get into lanes be interesting to see if the same happens in the new Vic Elite/SEABL

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ballarat have signed US import Marqueze Coleman. 6'4 combo guard.

Averaged 19ppg in Portugal last year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Frankston need to sign a General Manager first after Jolly was sacked. BV and police investigation continues. Fun times

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bozeman will be top 5 player in the league is my prediction.
There are already posters saying the QBL is the better league (I disagree...) and he totally dominated that league.
He won't be at the 30ppg level but will still be near 20ppg and 6rpg.
He is a baller and can get it done in many different ways.
I posted earlier that Hawks should have got him for one of their spots in NBL roster. Would have given much more than Jackson and at least the same as Jett.

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Ts  
Earlier this year

Frankston need to sign some serviceable Aussie talent to compete in the new league.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What happened to Frankstons GM???

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Frankston have been on a downward spiral ever since Simon Mitchell ruined the club

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Po  
Earlier this year

What have been the most notable signings so far for the upcoming season?


And what has been some of the big rumours?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Albury/Wodonga signing Lauren Jackson and Nat Hurst have been the biggest signings for me. If Jackson is able to play as she's said she hopes to it'll be huge for them. They're coming from a long way back so it probably doesn't make them title contenders but will certainly give them a massive boost.

The lack of other big name signings so far has been the biggest surprise. Especially with the four teams that have come up from Big V. I think they're all in for a rude shock once the season starts.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Knox rumoured to have signed Jeremy kendle along with an nbl big.

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shooter  
Earlier this year

Is there a web site for this new league????

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Knox add Kendle, Mike Rose and an NBL big (would have to be under minutes restriction?) that will give them a team with some firepower.
They will be pretty small and might get dominated on boards.

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John  
Earlier this year

#453 - "Especially with the four teams that have come up from Big V. I think they're all in for a rude shock once the season starts."

Maybe, but not necessarily. Some clubs don't feel the need to advertise every signing they make, so who's to say they haven't put together a strong roster and just not advertised. Especially the newer clubs. I think the bigger Big V clubs joining will be just fine. Sure, they may not win it, but they won't be getting drubbed by 40 every game either.

It reminds me of the amalgamation of the then D League and Big V Youth Champ. Everyone was saying the the D League clubs were going to wipe the floor with them, when in fact, the Big V Youth Champ teams more than held their own. Making finals and contending.

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

It will be interesting to see how it all plays out.
From the rumours and news coming thru, some teams have been recruiting heavily and approaching the new league with a lot of effort, while some teams have gone about their business as usual.
Some clubs have been practicing prior to Christmas while others haven't hit the floor yet.
Probably depends a lot on what the team makeup is and if you have maintained the core group.
From the little news out there, Waverley seem to have been busy and may be the best performing BigV team to come up.
On the other hand some of the SEABL teams seem to have not made many changes, even if they struggled last season.
DV seem to be going with similar group but add Ben Allen and a new import/s. Lose Dyson King-Hawea.
Sandringham lose Peter Puondak, Iggy, and I doubt Barlow is back after big NBL year
Dandy lose Vague and Drmic and most of their younger guys heading to college (if they go for summer school might miss games)
Frankston lose Bennie Lewis, gain Bozeman and get Trist for full year

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Reality  
Earlier this year

The Big V teams are pushing to make improvements but it looks like a couple of the SEABL clubs are sitting on there laurels so should be interesting when Franskston/Sandy etc are getting embarrassed by Ringwood/Waverley how that all goes down.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Frankston have been an embarrassment for the last 8 years...hopefully now with a new CEO coming on board they can move forward.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Latest rumour I'm hearing is that BV are just going to run with 'League With No Name' (LWNN), as the name.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Most imports are with their clubs now or are landing to join pre season training shortly. Any word on practice games in Feb???

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dandenong have no signed players.

Not a good sign for the program

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this year

maybe they are awaiting on a league sponsor and leaving it open to assist with matching the sponsors name better?

if anyone from BV is reading this here are my suggestions some serious some not so much

Southern Super League
Super Big V Magic Tigers League
Southern Elite League
Super League
Elite League
Southern Basketball League
Elite South League
Big V with Tassie League



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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Big V with Tassie and COE League.

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

BIGV + Tassie + CoE - Mt Gambier

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LC  
Earlier this year

Frankston have confirmed the return of Steph Reid.

Steph Reid re-signs for 2019 Blues season

Point guard Lachlan Dent signs with NW Thunder.

Thunder point play put in Dent's hands

Dent has returned to basketball after one year in the Sydney Swans academy.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

When will Big V release the outcome of their investigation into Frankston ?
Nervous times for the President !!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yep it's a Basketball Victoiria issue ... and a big one!

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Melbourne Boy  
Earlier this year

If you call Big V about the Elite fixture, they'll say "sorry that's BV", followed by... "hang on I'll put you on loud speaker"

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Greggo  
Earlier this year

Why are you calling them about the Elite fixture?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hobart Huskies have signed their 2nd import.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who ?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wait until it's official.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Frankston sign Taylor Lee
Frankston sign Joanna Smith (Import)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Do we know what date the season starts?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

30th March

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

29th March. Three games on the Friday night to start the season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

.?? Draw ! Is there a web site, hard to find anything.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I have a copy of the draw. Don't know how to post it here.

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LC  
Earlier this year

Frankston have inked Igor Hadziomerovic.

Iggy Hadziomerovic re-unites with Trist for the 2019 Blues season

Bozeman
Hadziomerovic
Trist

A few more names to be announced soon.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why did Frankston get rid of Bennie Lewis. He was coming off his most efficient statiscal year and adapted his game when Trist came into the mix.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He shopped himself around probably like he does most years.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why do Frankston have a new team every year with no home grown talent?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Stay tuned for some interesting off court news out of Franga. Lucky there's a station opposite ... Perfect for the karma train to stop at !!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lewis was talking to bigv teams aswell.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Will Blackburn D2W be the favourite to take the next step and take it all out in 2019? They had a fairytale rise and nearly knocked of Craigienburn in the final. Wallan will no doubt be up there along with Melbourne University

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not sure too many people in the Victorian Senior Elite League thread care too much about Big V D2 Women.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lauren Nicholson has signed with Kilsyth. Big pick up for the Cobras being the reigning SEABL MVP.

Not sure how the Torns cover the loss of Nicholson, Lauren Mansfield and Ellie Collins. Could be a tough year for them.

None of the Tassie teams look that great at the moment. Still early I guess but they won't want to finish near the bottom of the ladder. Pretty sure there will be calls to cull them from the league if they're not pushing for finals. Time will tell.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hearing a whisper that Knox have signed Marena Whittle and Lauren Scherf. Can anyone confirm?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ask your source to talk louder

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can confirm Whittle to Knox.

Why would she leave Nunawading??

Also... Paul Flynn seems to bring in a new team every year to Nunawading. Is there no home grown talent anymore?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Or is the coach the reason they don't stay?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Flynn brings in a new team every year? Only 2nd year in the job. you make no sense.

Have you considered Nunawading didn't want Whittle?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Flynn has been involved with senior player signings for the last 4-5 years since his return to the club. Yes he has only been the head coach recently though.

It just seems that he brings in talent from other clubs more often than elevating his own juniors. And then this talent does not seem to stay for more than a season. Lots of turnover. Not a criticism, just an observation.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Flynn has been involved with senior player signings for the last 4-5 years since his return to the club. Yes he has only been the head coach recently though.

It just seems that he brings in talent from other clubs more often than elevating his own juniors. And then this talent does not seem to stay for more than a season. Lots of turnover. Not a criticism, just an observation.
"

You do realise most rosters make multiple changes every season for many reasons frequently though it's a financial move, either not enough and more offered elsewhere
(Knox is throwing money around that clubs like Nunawadding don’t have)
Players may not fit with coaches ethos, see that frequently, players don’t click with team chemistry
Players position may go from a bench to starter in another club, or visa versa if they stay due to club signing a more significant player
Players go to college or return
Some come back from injury
And yes some players don’t want to play for certain coaches and some coaches don’t want to re sign players for same reasons


I’d imagine though Flynn would have no shortage of players wanting to play for him that have come through junior ranks the last several years he’s a popular coach so doubt it’s a coaching issue at Nunawadding

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any early favorites for championship?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Men
Kilsyth
Women
Kilsyth

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hobart have signed Cayla George. Big pick up for them but a strange signing seeing as they already have Tayla Roberts and Ellie Collins signed.

She wouldn't have come cheap. I would have thought signing a guard with that money would've been a bigger priority with those other two bigs already under contract.

The Huskies obviously aren't scared to throw the cash at these Hobart teams as well as the NZNBL team. Men have been pretty quiet on the recruiting front so far though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hobart have signed Cayla George. Big pick up for them but a strange signing seeing as they already have Tayla Roberts and Ellie Collins signed.

She wouldn't have come cheap. I would have thought signing a guard with that money would've been a bigger priority with those other two bigs already under contract.

The Huskies obviously aren't scared to throw the cash at these Hobart teams as well as the NZNBL team. Men have been pretty quiet on the recruiting front so far though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sorry, not sure why that posted twice.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cayla is playing 4 games to cover their import and before going back to WNBA.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cayla is a welcome return to Hobart.
Hobart Men's team are done and Southern Huskies almost done.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So what happened to the Hobart men's second import that we keep hearing about on here?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Trist gone to Europe for season start.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hobart's 2nd import was mentioned once here. The official announcement is still yet to come. Maybe it's fallen through and they are looking for another player.?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Hobart Huskies to soon announce a massive import recruit."

"I believe the Hobart Huskies have indeed signed the outstanding player in question earlier. "

"Hobart Huskies will sign two imports (one will be the gun out of NZ)"

"Hobart Huskies have signed their 2nd import."

There's at least four mentions about the Hobart import. Just curious as to whether it's still happening. Not having a shot at anyone, just curious.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No triat leaves Frankston seriously thin up front. Backcourt will be as good as anyone though

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NBL 1 could be the new competition name. Plus one game a week on FTA.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So is Trist not playing for Frankston this year?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Misses first 7 games I'm hearing.

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Cram  
Earlier this year

The Melbourne Tigers advertised for some volunteers which gave a few insights about the new season.

https://www.tigersbasketball.com.au/volunteer-position-for-tigers-elite-league-home-games/

They'll be playing out of MSAC this season which is great news, not only for my ability watch them play but as a show of professionalism as that Oakleigh stadium was awful.

Also this:

"There are 11 home games (double headers, men and women) and run from late March to late July."

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NBL1 it is.

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LC  
Earlier this year

'Frankston RSL' Blues Senior Men continue their signings with Sydney Kings Development Player Lachlan Barker for the inaugural NBL1 season.

Lachlan Barker signs with the Blues

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Been on the cards for a while. I know of at least one other club was very interested in him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Frankston shaping up a decent roster.
Hope they can make a run at the finals this year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Frankston is going to have a hell of a year.

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LC  
Earlier this year

Another nice signing by the Blues women...

Saraid Taylor bolsters Powerade Franston Blues for NBL1 season

Reid linking up with her WNBL squad team member Taylor and her former college buddy JoAnna Smith. One would think there would be some immediate chemistry there.

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Cram  
Earlier this year

Schedule is out for the new league

http://nbl.com.au/news/article/nbl1-to-open-with-blockbuster-triple-header

Each team playing 20 games. Starts 29 March finishes 17 August.

Happy to see the Tigers playing lots of Sunday arvo games at MSAC.

Some oddities in there - including teams playing home games on consecutive days.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Congratulations Cram the Tigers are back in the NBL... 1.

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LC  
Earlier this year

Can confirm Trist is expected to miss the first 7 odd games but he will be playing with the Blues when he returns.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why even bother. Seriously. He top scored last season in the SEABL and was effectively sacked from the United. Go figure.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Have most teams signed their imports yet?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I believe Frankston have signed Alister McDonald.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any news out of Sandringham men or women?

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LC  
Earlier this year

Yep - Frankston have indeed signed Alistair Macdonald.

Alistair Macdonald returns to junior club for 2019

Confirmed Blues signings to date:

Lachlan Barker
Iggy Hadziomerovic
Damon Bozeman
Alistair Macdonald
Dan Trist

Imagine if they could sign former junior David Andersen as well!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dave Anderson signed in France so no Blues for him.

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Cram  
Earlier this year

"Congratulations Cram the Tigers are back in the NBL... 1."

Thanks. Just bought my membership for the season.

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LC  
Earlier this year

LOL. Just speculating! Ryan Broekhoff in the NBA off-season? ;)

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

How much did it cost you out of curiousity?

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Cram  
Earlier this year

"How much did it cost you out of curiousity?"

$90 for 10 games.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hobart Huskies lose their 'local' player.

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Gnome Dancer  
Earlier this year

New CEO of FDBA top secret announcement next week, what happened to the old one # save the stadium # we wont be bullied # paying too much rent # AGM # lost 15 million.

Good luck to the new CEO Wayne Holdsworth current CEO at the Mornington Yatch Club.

to be announced next week so not now just so you all know.

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Chanp  
Earlier this year

Nice work Gnome Dancer .... forced the FDBA into a 6.00pm Friday night press release. Attended a junior game there Friday night and boy does the new CEO have his work cut out. Stadium is in desperate need of a make over, so run down.
Any news on why the Basketball Victoria investigation is still being kept under wraps?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Have to love their press release....must of been written by the former GM thanking himself for his achievements which is ZILCH!!!

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Chanp  
Earlier this year

^529 That is a classic press release. Perhaps the President could name just one achievement that both he and the former GM have accomplished during their time together. Surely the President walks away as well as at the end of the day as the great Tim Watson once said "the fish rots at the head".

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Having your 18.1's drop to metro 4 is a huge achievement

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

List of achievements:

No new stadium
Lost funding for new stadium
Arguably the worst SEABL program in the last 7 years
Basketball Victoria investigation
Club governance raised in Victorian Parliament


and thats just for starters...

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LC  
Earlier this year

Shereesha Richards re-signs with the Frankston Blues.

Shereesha Richards re-signs with the Powerade Frankston Blues for the 2019 NBL1 season

Despite all the administrative changes going on, looks like the Blues are slowly putting together some nice looking rosters for the season ahead.

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LC  
Earlier this year

Frankston Blues sign Majok Majok for NBL1 season!

Blues double up inside with Majok Majok added to NBL1 roster

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Chanp  
Earlier this year

Has the Blues President won tattslotto or powerball. If not where's all the cash come from for these signings. Wonder if the juniors fees have increased !!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Majok has been touting him self to ever NBL1 club. No one wanted him except Franga so I would expect him to be cheap.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any news from practice games over the weekend? I know there were a few games at Bendigo.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What a fall from grace is Majok.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Frankston cashed up after losing stadium deal. Paying overs for players as nobody wants to go there. Only started training properly 2 weeks ago. Will be dropping back to Big V next year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any Dandenong or Hobart signings?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I suspect Hobart are in trouble. Zac White as a returning import and that's all.
NO PG.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Predictions for the season ahead?

Men

Champions Kilsyth
Wooden Spoon Hobart
MVP Ray Turner (Bendigo)

Women

Champions Geelong
Wooden Spoon Ringwood
MVP Bec Cole (Dandenong)

Headline Travel costs force Tassie teams out of NBL1 2020.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

In the women.

Geelong will be very good this year. Will be a little weak in the guard department once Shelley leaves for college.

Moneybags Knox will think they are a chance but with only 1 ball on the court and being full of egos will make finals but not the big dance.

Cole will not play enough games to win MVP with Opals and 3x3 commitments this season.

Frankston Wooden Spoon for me.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hate to think how much Knox are spending on their women's team. I agree about the egos. Not sure how Scherf and Whittle will mesh.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Make up your mind. Clubs don't spend money on their teams and they’re accused of not taking it seriously and you say they shouldn’t be there.

Not knowing the players, I don’t know about egos, but I’d jump on the ring road if you want to bash clubs for spending money.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Very much doubt Hobart will be bottom.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dandenong has signed Dexter Kernich-Drew but haven't heard anything else. Venky Jois is a former junior? Keli Leaupepe, Tyler Robertson etc. should be back although they may be leaving for college?

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LC  
Earlier this year

Ropbertson will be leaving for Eastern Washington not long after the season starts, Leaupepe has yert to commit anywhere but he did just return from a visit to LMU.

Jois was looking to head back overseas to play last time I heard. That may have changed now though. A few NBL1 teams are chasing Jois' services.

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LC  
Earlier this year

Matt Kenyon announced as a Ranger today.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Couple of handy late signings for the Rangers with DKD and Kenyon. Have they announced any import signings?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

wasn't Kenyon play afl

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

From the few games played on the weekend at a very underrepresented preseason hit out, I'd say Nunawadding both men and women will certainly be up the top, Nunawadding women made Dandenong look very ordinary , and neither team had anyone to come in, so unless Rangers have someone,else to join that line up, they will not be looking too great.
Both of these teams though played Waverley and won, Spectres though wiped the floor with Waverley who looked shell shocked that first half, though they were missing their best p,ayers, so hopefully they will be competitive in the season.

Geelong made easy work of Sandringham, but Sandringham only had 7 players, and they are not exactly stacked with talent, Geelongs weakness will be their guards .

Knox certainly stacking their roster with adding Sherf, but that doesn’t guarantee them anything

Diamond Valley, Kilsyth and Frankston couldn’t t put a team together , with less than two weeks out that’s a worrying sign if they have to rely on youth league players to fill roster spots and they already have multiple injuries.

Just hope the organisation is better than what’s been on show so far from this new NBL1 league when the season actually gets underway


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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is there a Media Guide or anywhere we can view the Team Lists for NBL1?
The promotion of this so called elite league is underwhelming to say the least.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is there a Media Guide available anywhere or access to team lists?
Couldn't find anything other than links to the club sites on the website.
The promotion of this new league is underwhelming to say the least.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Agree with all the above, bring back seabl. :(

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nope.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can we get a new TOPIC for NBL1 please?

Hobart Huskies have a 2 page colour spread on page 2 -3 today.

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LC  
Earlier this year

No media guide.
No info on the website.
Just a PDF of the fixture.

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