Basketball Victoria has partnered with the National Basketball League (NBL) to create a new league to strengthen the pathway for Australia’s best basketball talent. Tipping off on March 29, NBL1 will consist of 18 clubs across Southern Australia and feature both men’s and women’s teams. It will be played across 15 rounds and a four week finals series with every NBL1 game to be live streamed to bring fans closer to the action.
Inaugural franchises will be Albury-Wodonga, Ballarat, Bendigo, Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence (ACT), Dandenong, Diamond Valley, Eltham, Frankston, Geelong, Hobart Huskies, Kilsyth, Knox, Melbourne, North West Thunder / Launceston (co-licensees), Nunawading, Ringwood, Sandringham and Waverley.

Ross Wignell, CEO of Diamond Valley Basketball Association

“Being an inaugural member of this new and exciting league is great for the Diamond Valley Basketball Association, the shire of Nillumbik and indeed the local basketball enthusiasts and entire community. The NBL has done amazing things for basketball in recent times; partnering with Basketball Victoria to present NBL1, our own Diamond Valley Eagles Men’s and Women’s teams will compete in the Premier Winter Basketball Competition. This move further highlights the opportunity provided for younger players to progress through the pathway Australian Basketball provides.”

Steve McCabe, President of the Diamond Valley Basketball Association

“Great to see Diamond Valley Basketball continue to be the destination club of the North. After playing in SEABL in 2018, we are now playing in the NBL1 IN 2019!! Exciting news for our basketball community in the North of Melbourne.”

Joe Crupi, Secretary of Diamond Valley Basketball Association

“I am looking forward for our club being apart of this new NBL1 League in 2019 and beyond! This is fantastic for the Northern region!

Alan McAughtry, Director of Coaching at Diamond Valley Basketball Association

“With the new NBL1 league fast approaching, every player, coach administrator & spectator will be eagerly awaiting tip off for the new competition. Rivalries will be renewed, rosters rebooted and fans young and old can look forward to the high standard and expectations that come with the opening of the inaugural NBL1 tip off. I cannot wait to see our teams and staff finally getting down to competing against the best in the league"

Key partnership opportunities with Diamond Valley Basketball Association and the NBL1 Eagles are now available, offering local business' a fantastic opportunity to be apart of the Eagles season! Email or contact 03 9432 4720

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