Anonymous
Last month

WNBL in Tas

Read a report today posted on LinkdIn that a majority Labor Government will invest $1m over 3 years to assist in the establishment of a Tasmanian WNBL team.

Seems like Tassie are making a real push to have a presence Nationally to the game, which is great.

From the article:

Existing funding arrangements and commitments to be honoured
Funding for a Tasmanian WNBL Side
Labor is working for Tasmanians to deliver healthy, active and better-connected communities
A majority Labor Government will provide $1 million in funding over three years to help fund a Tasmanian WNBL side.

Shadow Minister for Sport David O'Byrne said Labor’s Basketball package will honour existing funding commitments while creating a pathway for Tasmanian women to play professional basketball.

"Tasmanian women deserve the same opportunity for a pathway to elite basketball as men," Mr O’Byrne said.

“This is why a majority Labor Government will give $1 million in funding for a Tasmanian WNBL side over three years.

“We will also honour existing funding arrangements and commitments so Tasmania can rest easy knowing that under a majority Labor Government, basketball will receive the same funding that is currently being delivered.

“A majority Labor Government believes both Tasmanian men and women deserve a spot on the national stage.

“Labor is working for Tasmanians to deliver healthy, active and better-connected communities.”

David O’Byrne MP
Shadow Minister for Sport

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Anonymous  
Last month

Need brisbane first.

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Anonymous  
Last month

labour finding new ways to spending money on what will only be a loss making venture that will fall over

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KET  
Last month

Wonder what kind of funding there could be access to for women's basketball - I know the NBL has a lot on it’s hands at the moment, but could we see a scenario of a WNBL owned by NBL with wnbl clubs roughly reflecting the men’s versions ie men’s and women’s SEM Phoenix

What you’d be looking for here is opportunity for cost savings by using the same NBL staff etc and women’s funding

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yes nbl takeover, same clubs. Far too many women without opportunity.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Having different clubs to nbl is costing them money.

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KET  
Last month

It's a tricky tight rope to walk ofcourse because NBL doesn’t make money let alone wnbl and do owners want to take on more liability and losses?

There are synergies though and I could see a future where NBL and WNBL are together, costs streamlined and reduced and there being a level of profitability from a men’s perspective and wnbl with some gov funding being not much of a loss leader/break even.

Would be ambitious though no doubt and covid throws a massive spanner into every part of that sadly

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Anonymous  
Last month

#862 yeah they should do what the libs do and cut cut cut everything expect the billions to their donors like fossil fuels and management of a detention centre which has been empty for 7 years.

Libs actually blow out the deficit more than any other party but don't let facts get in the way of your political dig.

How is this anything but a good thing for basketball, Tasmania and women's sport in general?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Unlikely Labor will get in.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Stewie could coach them

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Anonymous  
Last month

Can't imagine in this climate that Larry would be keen to take on another project that would bleed money.

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KET  
Last month

Yeah - covid did a real number on financial stability

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RobT  
Last month

The LK involvement/or not, does not include any conditions of now-or-never. The idea is good, just not today.

And covid isn't even the only or main reason. Let the man settle down and have a breather, for goodness' sake.

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RobT  
Last month

Oooooops! That was not meant to be posted, just my rambling thoughts which often get several edits then deleted (often) or posted. Wrong button Jan.

Not going to amend now. It's too late.

As for Tassie labour, good on them for the commit to women, sport in general and basketball in partic.

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Anonymous  
Last month

That's Labor mate ;)

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Anonymous  
Last month

Fantastic to see a government willing to commit $1 million over three years. But of course will probably mean it will be a three year club. There will be insufficient funding to run it beyond the three years

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Anonymous  
Last month

1 Million a year is hardly going to be an operating budget for a WNBL team during the course of a normal season.

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Scout  
Last month

#408 ummm very insightful of you, do not expect that would be the whole operating budget.

Heard of membership / sponsorship etc?

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Anonymous  
Last month

#429 In Tassie for Women's sport? lmao

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Scout  
Last month

#430 yep, strongest economy in the nation. Think you might need to update your outdated rhetoric.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yeah unlikely

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KET  
Last month

" strongest economy in the nation"

I think you're a little off there mate.

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Scout  
Last month

"Tasmania has been named Australia's best-performing state economy for the fourth quarter in a row, boosting numbers across the board despite the threat of a global pandemic.
CommSec's quarterly State of the States report found Tasmania led the country on four of eight indicators used to assess the health and growth prospects of each region.
In population growth, equipment investment, dwelling starts and retail trade, no other state can hold a candle to Tasmania."

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Anonymous  
Last month

Per capita smh

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KET  
Last month

Hit us up when Tassie reaches 1 million peeps (if you're still alive)

Country town size with super city confidence apparently

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KET  
Last month

Seriously though - they make a good point, doing "well" economically means jack shit when you're a state of 500k because you only have so much money/investment.

Doesn’t have the benefit of mass corporate companies like Melbourne or Sydney or Brisbane. Doesn’t have the big mining businesses setup like Perth.

That means sponsorship dollars will be hard to come by and probably taken up by Jackjumpers.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yeah. Remember Perth is broke.

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KET  
Last month

Getting that way for sure, wonder how it will affect Eagles - they have had very good financials due to sponsorship

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think they meant the Perth WNBL team not Perth the city since the WA economy is going great guns

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Scoutmaster  
Last month

Scout, stop wasting your time on here and get back to running the chargers.

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KET  
Last month

That's the wnbl in general though - who isn’t going broke?

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Remember Perth is broke." No the city of Perth is broke.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why do this when it will fall over in 5 years at best.

Governments can't underwrite it all and rich owners aren't into propping up Womens sports as WNBL teams loose a sh*t tone of cash.



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Scout  
Last month

Scoutmaster - love your name, reminds me of a visit I recently made.

think you are mixing me up with someone else though - have no affiliation at all with the Chargers

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Luuuc  
Last month

Do it, Tassie!.
I'm on board. Every other national league seems to neglect them so basketball to the rescue.

Need brisbane first.

Ideally, yes. But in reality they need a long sit in the corner to think about what they've done. Too many fails in recent times.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Scout running the Chargers. Hilarious!

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Scout  
Last month

Yep anon agreed!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nbl/Wnbl 2028/29 12 teams all under same banner.

Adelaide -
Auckland(formerly NZ) -
Brisbane -
Cairns -
28/29 Canberra -
Illawara -
Melbourne -
Perth -
SE.Melbourne -
Sydney -
22/23 Tasmania -
25/26 Wellington -

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