Following the success of its inaugural season, NBL1 is set to expand with the establishment of North and South conferences in 2020. After a landmark agreement with Basketball Queensland, NBL1 North will replace the Queensland Basketball League (QBL) and there will be 13 clubs in the men’s and women’s league.
Southern Districts General Manager, Hamish Cain, said “We are excited about the launch of the NBL1 – North Conference, we believe this is a big win for basketball in Queensland. We continue to have high expectations for our teams and expect to build on or rich history again in 2020”.
NBL Chief Operating Officer Andy Crook said “This is a genuine partnership between the NBL, Basketball Queensland and Basketball Victoria and we look forward to the great rivalries that’s set to develop between the conferences”.
Basketball Queensland Chief Executive and Secretary Graham Burns said: “We can’t wait for the inaugural NBL1 North season and look forward to the growth the league will have under the NBL’s banner”.
Round 1 (ANZAC Round) will see the Carina Leagues Club Lady Spartans take on the Gold Coast Rollers in a rematch of last year grand final at 6:00pm at Roland Cowan Stadium. Immediately following this game, the well recruited Spartans men will face off the Gold Coast Rollers in what is going to prove to be one of the games of the round. (full round draw below).
Southern Districts will be making several player announcements in the coming weeks, for full details please see;