A weekly regional representative competition and the incorporation of NBL1 clubs headline the changes set to be rolled out in a Basketball Tasmania restructure.
The state body will move towards implementing a 'three-association model' over the next 12 months in an effort to take the sport to the next level.
On the Northern front, the restructure will see NBL1 women's outfit Launceston Tornadoes fall under the Basketball Tasmania banner, with Northern teams playing in tri-series events adopting the Tornadoes moniker.
Basketball Tasmania chief executive Chris McCoy said the change would help "shore up" the future of the Tornadoes, who recently announced Sarah Veale as their new head coach following a tough season.
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"It works well to adjust at this point to include the NBL1 clubs with the regional association," McCoy said.
"We've got the Launceston Basketball Association and we've had discussions for some time about bringing the Tornadoes into that organisation and continuing that as a strong brand.
"It's a really good positive for the North of the state in the fact that then the NBL1 clubs have a secure future because they're part of the association.
"It'll ensure they're not worried about finances going forward or how they raise their revenue, they'll operate within the structure itself which will be great."
The new junior representative competition will see Southern associations play off every weekend in the South while Northern clubs do battle against North-West counterparts.
The competition will be run by the North-West Basketball Association and will see City, Devils, Trojans, Japara and Saints face off against eight North-West sides, with Deloraine also a potential contender.
Games will be played on Sundays and where possible will be scheduled to avoid clashes with other major sports.
Some games will be played at neutral venues to avoid trips such as Launceston to Wynyard or Smithton.
"In the past in Launceston we've only really had local competitions so by having the Launceston clubs coming into the North-West competition it will strengthen that and provide weekly representative competition for Northern teams which is fantastic," McCoy said.
McCoy said that fielding two men's and two women's NBL1 teams was the ideal number for Basketball Tasmania moving forward, but conceded that number could grow to three each in the future.
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