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NBL1 adds Darwin team, now truly national

Adding a team from Darwing now means that every major area area of Australia is covered by NBL1. This is surely a first for any sport in Australia!

https://nbl1.com.au/news/darwin-basketball-northern-territory-to-make-nbl1-a-truly-national-competition

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Anonymous  
Last year

This is fantastic!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Should have been central

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Jock  
Last year

So will Darwin/BNT form one team to represent the NT in the North Gold Coast Seahawks association comp? What will the be called....will it be like an NT Senior Men's State team?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Darwin and north Gold Coast are seperate teams added to north conference next year.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Makes no sense why they would be north conference. It's 4+ hours flight to s.e qld and only 3 to Adelaide.

Better off with Darwin and down the track alice springs added to the central conference.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yeah the teams in Adelaide didn't even like travelling to Mt Gambier, nevermind Darwin so I can see why they ended up joining the Queensland league.

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Anonymous  
Last year

There is only 20 minutes difference in flight times to Adelaide and Brisbane

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yeah Central love other clubs/teams joining their league. Haha NOT

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Anonymous  
Last year

Darwin to Brisbane 4 hour flight time. Darwin to Adelaide 3 hours 40 mins meh

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RobT  
Last year

Welcome to Darwin but will be expensive. Can't see it fitting in as a double-header weekend as the southern teams all play Townsville/Cairns and Mackay/Rockhampton as DH'ers already.

In turn, the teams from the north often have triple-headers when they go south, but that is more manageable.

Is Townsville/Cairns/Darwin to become a triple-header for the teams south of Rocky?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Travel is standard for Qld teams.

SA teams complain when they have to go to Gawler.

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Anonymous  
Last year

#198 they complain going to Southern or Starplex lol

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Zodiac  
Last year

Even though back in the old days when the NT and Darwin were part of SA and Adelaide was the one big state's capital and despite Adelaide being the closest major city the NT climate-wise is much more similar to QLD, northern QLD to be specific so make sense they would join NBL1 North rather than NBL1 Central.

Plus as mentioned Adelaide teams kicked up enough fuss that year they only had to go down to Mt Gambier let alone all the way up to Darwin.

Great to see Darwin getting a team in a national league too.

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Truth  
Last year

"SA teams complain when they have to go to Gawler."

"they complain going to Southern or Starplex lol"

Have you seen those suburbs? Lucky to escape with your life...

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Anonymous  
Last year

No different to Broadmeadows or Penrith

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Zodiac  
Last year

Have you seen those suburbs? Lucky to escape with your life...


I lived in Gawler for a period there is nothing wrong with it in fact I quite liked it there but it is full of elderly people. I doubt they're all locals probably more than a few from Adelaide who choose to retire there because it's a lot quieter, too quiet really you could hear a car coming right down the end of the street.

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Perthworld  
Last year

This is surely a first for any sport in Australia!

Basketball continues to trail blaze pro sport in Australia, this reminds me of how NBL were the first professional league to be in every populated centre of the country and WNBL being a women's league decades before every other code woke up to the idea. Not that anyone outside of basketball will ever acknowledge it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Fantastic news.

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Jock  
Last year

The Adelaide teams complained travelling down to Mt Gambier in 2019 when the Pioneers entered the comp for 1 year. And the Pioneers had to pay for accommodation etc of each Premier League team travelling to Mt Gambier. No wonder the Adelaide teams and BSA are seen as a joke sometimes compared to interstate.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Personally I think there is more money in QLD than SA when it comes to basketball. QLD already FLY to games. SA players probably drive in their own cars

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Anonymous  
Last year

the longest roadtrip for SA teams is 75kms. Not sure a flight is necessary.

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Anonymous  
Last year

This is awesome news. Finally can say it is a National comp

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Anon  
Last year

Interesting to see how they go.

They willprobable be better than any NSW Team.

NBL1 East will be the weakest of all the leagues and will not be that competative when it comes to finals time.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Until all clubs in South Australia have their own domestic competitions they wont have the funds to travel for NBL1 other than a one of finals trip.

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RobT  
Last year

"Until all clubs in South Australia have their own domestic competitions they wont have the funds to travel for NBL1 other than a one of finals trip."

All clubs are "associations" in Qld (and southern states, too), with their own Domestic senior and junior and junior-representative teams.

So who owns/runs the other NBL1 Central teams? Private owners?

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm SA they are still a majority of clubs using stadiums where the State association own the court hire contract and hence receive the revenue, even from club trainings when the clubs can actually organise them, usually only Sunday mornings.

Hence without the 'association’ income the only revenue they have is player fees.

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anon  
Last year

"NBL1 East will be the weakest of all the leagues and will not be that competative when it comes to finals time."

I would say that they will slowly but surely strengthen their teams in order to be competitive for the national NBL1.

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