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NBL1 East to tip off in 2022

NBL1 EAST TO TIP OFF IN 2022

NBL1's transformation into a truly national competition will be complete in 2022 with the launch of NBL1 East.

The Waratah League will be replaced by NBL1 East in 2022 after an agreement was struck between Basketball New South Wales and the National Basketball League (NBL).

NBL1 East will join NBL1 South (Victoria, Tasmania), NBL1 North (Queensland), NBL1 Central (South Australia) and NBL1 West (Western Australia) in 2022 as NBL1 expands its footprint across Australia.

NBL1 Chief Commercial Officer Brad Joyner said: "This is an exciting announcement for NBL1 and Australian basketball.

“When we developed the NBL1 concept, the vision was for a national league with five conferences across Australia. In 2022 we will accomplish this goal with the establishment of NBL1 East.

“We thank Basketball New South Wales for their hard work and support in creating this partnership which will take basketball to the next level in the state.

“Women and men in New South Wales can now be part of NBL1 and enjoy the profile and status they deserve with all games to be live streamed and promoted across NBL1’s digital channels."

Basketball New South Wales CEO Maria Nordstrom said: “We are thrilled to be able to join NBL1 and be a part of Australia’s premier winter national basketball league.

“The move to NBL1 East is an exciting one for basketball in our state as it will help attract higher quality players to New South Wales while also showcasing the current talent we have playing in our leagues.

“Basketball in New South Wales has never been stronger and the establishment of NBL1 East will only see the sport go from strength to strength.”

Competing teams in NBL1 East will be announced at a later date.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"The move to NBL1 East is an exciting one for basketball in our state as it will help attract higher quality players to New South Wales while also showcasing the current talent we have playing in our leagues.

If clubs don't pay > Players won't come.

Most clubs can't afford to pay.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Comets won't be in it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Have heard Albury will move to NBL1 east opening up room in NBL1 South for Sunbury or Keilor

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anon  
Last month

sounds around clubs majority of the Waratah 1 teams will move up and there will be additions such as Albury, some joint teams to enter and Waratah 2 teams from rural/further away regions from metro areas such as (Shoalhaven)

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anon  
Last month

People will be surprised as the money these players get is only $1k or so a month anyway at other regions they may be enticed by a lower amount say half to stay local by home, seeing that the exposure will be the same

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anon  
Last month

Probably won't bring out of NSW players in but might be able to keep locals in and ones on Hawks and Kings rosters

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Anonymous  
Last month

$1k a month. No incentive there at all.

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anon  
Last month

From what I hear these players don't make much at NBL1South etc. usually something along the lines of $250-300 a game bonuses for wins and extra money if player does clinics etc,

overall not life changing money either way

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Anonymous  
Last month

If your main concern is to get money to play basketball either make the NBA or settle for a little and realize you need a job as well

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Anonymous  
Last month

If Sunbury and Keilor heading to nbl1 time to bring Big V into the fold. I am sure most clubs could offer Senior and Youth League and an nbl team.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"From what I hear these players don't make much at NBL1South etc. usually something along the lines of $250-300 a game bonuses for wins and extra money if player does clinics etc, overall not life changing money either way"

I guess what you heard then is wrong. Are you talking imports or locals?

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Anon  
Last month

Sunbury and Kelior are not going to NBL1.

Casey would be cashed up to be able to afford it.
With what bulleen are spending on their women's team they might be able to afford it but the men’s team is lacking

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Anonymous  
Last month

Some nbl players can earn up to 40g in nbl south. Some punters have no idea.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Some clueless posters that were "told" aren't in the know.

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Anonymous  
Last month

In the south.
Hopefully tas get tornadoes men and women get a thunder team.
Casey, Werribee and hawthorn should come in also.

North have 2 new teams in red city and Northside. Should see north Gold Coast in a few seasons.

Mt gambier should join central next season.

West should have a goldfields women and far south team like Albany.

Nsw/act probably only 10 team start. Should get up to 14-16 pretty quickly after that. Maybe 3-5 seasons.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If NBL1 South want more presence out West, I'd think it'd Wyndham/Werribee or Keilor, not Sunbury. Especially with Werribee's new stadium, and massive population growth.
Casey certainly too, but the area (South East) is saturated with teams (Knox, Nunawading, Dandenong, Frankston, Waverley etc), which you would imagine works against them. But they too are in a huge growth area with a brand new stadium.

Exciting to see NBL1 East joining the fold. Looking forward to seeing what this competition looks like, especially the post season 'National Championship'.

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Anonymous  
Last month

NSW 14-16 teams ha!

That's a laugh!

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Anonymous  
Last month

There is no way that Albury/Wodonga will go to NBL1 East! It's a three hour drive to Melbourne and five and a half to Sydney. Makes zero sense for them to leave a better league to go and play in Sydney. Zero chance of that happening.

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Anon  
Last month

One positive for Albury-Wodonga to go NBL1 East - bloody good chance of topping that league and heading to the National champs. That certainly has to be a consideration.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Was just thinking that #319.

It's like a college team joining a weaker conference to better their chances of an NCAA Tournament berth every year.

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Anonymous  
Last month

hahaha I am in the know and can tell which clubs are moving into NBL1 and which clubs aren't.

COE
CANBERRA
NORTHS
MANLY
CENTRAL COAST
NEWCASTLE
BANKSTOWN
SUTHERLAND
HORNSBY
HILLS

Looking unlikely but may only field a mens team or stay in WARATAH league
Sydney
Penrith
Illawarra
Maitland

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king  
Last month

is money the only issue? or is their more behind it

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Anonymous  
Last month

#463 you cannot only field a Men's team in NBL1. You must field Men's and Women's.

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Anonymous  
Last month

No sorry you are wrong .. the decision was made late last year to allow clubs to field a men's team if there was no viable women’s team. Unless that has changed ?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bnsw have effectively doubled the entry fee ... can't remember the exact amount but some clubs are not financially viable. Other conditions were stadium related infrastructure.

At the end of the day bnsw are money grubbing whores so at some point the competition will be expanded.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Coe should have a team within each conference or the npp players of each state so we have kids developing against adults. Kids on association teams rarely leave the bench.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The club with the most money left bnsw years ago, the kings now train there, they realised it was a rip off and organised there own stuff with great success.

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