Darwin Salties to enter NBL1 North in April.
Just heard on ABC news, Darwin to get NBL1 team, will play in North conf (obviously), starting this coming season (April).
I did not think that this would happen so soon. Congrats to NT and Darwin.
Looking forward to their inclusion although still having trouble with what the fixture will look like.
In Qld there are 2 natural double-headers. Cairns and Townsville is one, the other is Rockhampton and Mackay. To lessen the costs, the southern teams play each the northern ones once a year, the south-east Qld teams go north one year, the next year the northern team come south. To get through all the south-eastern teams the northern teams may play triple-headers down south. The Brisbane-based teams may have to do the same to accommodate the Darwin entry. With the distances involved (to include Darwin), it will be a tough road-trip. The only other option is the much more costly one-off trip for Darwin.
What to do?