Anonymous
Last month

NBL1 Qld

So what's happening in QLD?

Looks like the NBL want to take over BQLD, they better hurry up.

Paywall article unfortunately.

"Basketball Queensland are expected to this week inform the NBL if they have accepted their proposal to turn the QBL into "NBL1 North" for season 2020 and beyond. Under the NBL's vision, the New South Wales and Queensland state leagues, the Waratah League and the QBL respectively, would fall under their banner, as did the old SEABL in Victoria this year.
The SEABL was transformed into the NBL1 in 2019 and was regarded as a direct pathway to the professional summer competition in Australia. If NSW and Queensland follow, the NBL have the state league competitions in South and Western Australia in their sights in coming years.
NBL officials have met with Basketball Queensland and QBL clubs in recent weeks to outline what the NBL1 North competition would look like if they agreed to the plan."
What do the locals think?

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KET  
Last month

A national second league is straight up smart.

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robt  
Last month

Absolutely, 100% for it. Make it so, Please!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Qld and nt should be north, nsw and act should be central, sa south, wa south west, vic/tas south east imo.
5 conferences with potentially 2-3 nz conferences in future.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The Qbl is a great product but there's no marketing, inconsistent expertise and no money. some of the associations have really moved forward on polishing the product they deliver but many others simply don't have the ability to do this. compare townsville, which (I believe) streams every game with Toowoomba (or is it Ipswich?), which if rumours are true, struggles to provide hot water in the visiting team locker room. if this takeover goes ahead it will allow the league to better showcase what is a really exciting, competitive league and a great night out. and this is a collaborative move, and clubs are provided with assistance to present and market their teams, it could be very successful.

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Anonymous  
Last month

All sounds great but just because you call these leagues that already exisit nbl1 doesn't suddenly mean the players in them miraculous get better or the clubs suddenly have more money (they will have less). It will be pointless to have a 'national comp’. It will be dominated every year but the current nbl1 (old Seabl) league. The reason being that is where the clubs with the money are to pay the players worthy of this second tier comp. the better players from around aus will end up there and most of the better players already emanate from Victoria so they will stay in their home state.

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Team Mate  
Last month

It would be good if LK could find a way to,

1. link all the state leagues under the nbl1 banner and in doing so also lift the performance and competitiveness of each league, and

2. Make this overall package more attractive for young players to aspire to play in and see it as a genuine pathway to the NBL and beyond.

No idea how he would do this (cost, distance, local politics etc).

BUT, a more integrated and better respected 'national' nbl1 umbrella could be a fantastic step forward for the sport.

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anon  
Last month

Why bundle QBL with the lesser Waratah League? All the added expenses for travel etc for both leagues would make it very prohibitive for a lot of teams.

As for NBL1 being the best, I would say that at least half of the current QBL teams would be on par with NBL1 teams.

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Anonymous  
Last month

You can call the Waratah League anything you like but it's not joining qbl, or any other league as there is no money in it. Players play for free, not money.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think you might find that NBL1 North will not just be a rebranded QBL and Waratah. Rather, it will be a new league consisting of the best clubs from those respective leagues.

QBL and Waratah will continue to exist in much the same way BigV exists in Victoria, as a league below NBL1.

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anon  
Last month

^^^ That makes more sense now. Thanks.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Really stupid to join both nsw and qld. Would make no sense with distance.

It should be

Vic/tas - around 20-25 teams S.E
Nsw/act - around 10 teams Central
qld/nt - around 15-20 teams North
Sa - around 10 teams South
Wa - around 10 teams S.W

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hope this happens..

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Reality  
Last month

QLd & Vic it will work well and have a massive end of season tourney which will generate good cash for the NBL/NBL1.

NSW for senior basketball is a basket case and they should be begging NBL to be invovled and get them better run and organised as the level in Waratah is lucky to be that of CABL or Big V Div 1.

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Anonymous  
Last month

(NSW for senior basketball is a basket case and they should be begging NBL to be invovled and get them better run and organised as the level in Waratah is lucky to be that of CABL or Big V Div 1.)


That's why it needs to be nbl1 as well having a state league.
How many teams are nbl1 atm?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Over time, the teams will even out. All salaries will be capped and a set minimum I'm sure.
If they want to earn more, they’ll likely go to nz.

Final series should be
1 from wa, 1 from sa, 2 from qld/nt, 1 from nsw/act, 3 from vic/tas
8 teams 1/4s, semis, final.

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Anon  
Last month

Well and good to talk about NBL1 in QLD and NSW but have you any idea of the cost involved.

Unless you have major sponsors some of the Associations are not financial enough to support it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Capped salaries with mandated minimums. Go to NZ for more money.

??????

Do you know anything about the leagues that you are talking about?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Full article froom paywall.
"Basketball Queensland are expected to this week inform the NBL if they have accepted their proposal to turn the QBL into "NBL1 North" for season 2020 and beyond.
Under the NBL's vision, the New South Wales and Queensland state leagues, the Waratah League and the QBL respectively, would fall under their banner, as did the old SEABL in Victoria this year.
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The SEABL was transformed into the NBL1 in 2019 and was regarded as a direct pathway to the professional summer competition in Australia. If NSW and Queensland follow, the NBL have the state league competitions in South and Western Australia in their sights in coming years.
NBL officials have met with Basketball Queensland and QBL clubs in recent weeks to outline what the NBL1 North competition would look like if they agreed to the plan.
The NBL and BQ have been speaking for almost six months about the plan, but dialogue ramped up in recent weeks.
“We are in active discussions with Basketball Queensland at the moment, I did a presentation to all club delegates recently and that was received very well by all of them,” Crook said.
“We are hopeful they would have made a decision by some time this week on whether they will go ahead with our proposal about a partnership.

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Anonymous  
Last month

NBL1 is a far lesser competion than the SEABL was.

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paul  
Last month

NBLQ?

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Anonymous  
Last month

But why? If they were planning from the outset for this to be a second tier national competition why did they not embrace the pioneers and then a year later welcome them back?

I would hope the smart approach for other states is to sit back and wait and see what happens in Qld. Understand if the promises are delivered or just wishful thinking by NBL1.

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Anonymous  
Last month

NBL are doing a good job with Australian bball. Let's just give them some time and see how it pans out. And if it’s crap we can bag them out for it on here and send thousands of emails to the NBL and complain.

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Anonymous  
Last month

NBL1 North.

"Sponsorship clashes between existing Queensland clubs and the NBL looms as a potential stumbling block for the QBL transforming into NBL1 North.
Earlier this week it was revealed Basketball Queensland were imminently set to inform the NBL if they had accepted their proposal to turn the QBL into "NBL1 North" for season 2020 and beyond.
In the most part, the powerhouse northern QBL clubs support the move but conflicting sponsorships has been raised as a potential issue going forward.
For example, several north clubs have McDonald's as a major sponsor while Hungry Jack’s have been a long-time partner of the NBL.

Cairns Basketball General Manager Mike Scott is confident BQ will consider all the advantages and disadvantages of joining the NBL1 and make a calculated informed decision.
“The risk to clubs is the reduction in sponsor available properties and the need to avoid future sponsorships which may clash with the NBL1 sponsors,” Scott said."

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Anonymous  
Last month

Deal is done.

https://nbl1.com.au/news/article/nbl1-to-come-to-queensland-in-2020?fbclid=IwAR2VjJi4uNKsDM1kKWCF-Z39JtPynJzRbQ4uA5qMVq3sebTSfDYG5RwGU24

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Anonymous  
Last month

Awesome news!

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robt  
Last month

After the article, I scrolled down and was gob-smacked to see an off-season, state-league website not hibernating. If you're from Qld, you'll know that the QBL site has even learned how to hybernate during the season.

The news is great! Wonder what the go is with the Hungry Jack/McDonald sponsorships? And anyone notice that Bullets now play out of the Nissan Arena in an MG sponsored comp?

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