Basketball Victoria has laid down the ground rules for all 18 foundation licence holders in Melbourne ahead of a new elite women’s and men’s competition to include three Tasmanian clubs.
The league is set to tip-off on March 29 next year following Basketball Australia’s withdrawal of its support for the SEABL after 38 seasons.
All SEABL clubs except Sydney Uni, Canberra, and Mt Gambier will participate in the 18-team competition as well as new sides Eltham, Ringwood and Waverley.
The senior elite league forum on Saturday ticked off a 15-round season including a top-eight finals series, culminating in the championship game at Victoria’s State Basketball Centre on August 17.
Every game played in the league will be live streamed that includes a multi-camera game of the week.
The name and branding of the league is expected to be announced later this year.
“It’s important to provide clear direction as we strive to deliver an exciting product for the basketball community,” Basketball Victoria’s senior elite league general manager Dean Anglin said.
Launceston Tornadoes chair Janie Finlay gave the thumbs up to the meeting.
“We have been seriously impressed by the content presented today by the new league general manager Dean Anglin and feel inspired by the standards outlined both on and off the court,” Finlay said.
“There is a clear expectation for excellence. It was great to see the Tasmanian clubs united at the first meeting of this new league.”