MEDIA RELEASE FROM BASKETBALL VICTORIA – Following an extensive review of applications by the selection committee of the Victorian managed – Senior Elite League (official league name to be announced), Basketball Victoria can announce the foundation licence holders for the new league.
Set to tip off in 2019, these sides will form a high-calibre, invitational competition featuring elite players from across Victoria, Tasmania and beyond.
Basketball Victoria CEO Nick Honey said the successful organisations will create a strong league set to attract premier talent for the upcoming winter basketball season.
“Basketball Victoria would like to congratulate the foundation licence holders of the Senior Elite League,” Honey said. “These teams will form an exciting, new league that offers extensive playing opportunities to high-calibre athletes throughout Victoria, Tasmania and for Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence scholarship holders.
“Throughout metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria and Tasmania, players can aspire to be part of this elite competition and we look forward to creating the number one option for winter basketball in Australia.
“Our efforts will ensure this league captures the attention of the basketball community and be aspirational for those who want to join this competition.
“On behalf of Basketball Victoria, I would like to thank all the organisations for their expressions of interest and detailed applications.”
Further information on the league will be announced in upcoming months in the lead up to the season tip off.
VICTORIAN MANAGED – SENIOR ELITE LEAGUE – 2019 FOUNDATION TEAMS
- Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence
- Diamond Valley
- Melbourne Tigers
- North West Thunder / Launceston (co-licencees)