Big V

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This article is about the basketball league in Australia. For the Australian rules football team also known as the Big V, see Victoria Australian rules football team. For the rapper, see Big V (rapper).
Big V
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Logo Big V
Sport Basketball
Inaugural season 1989
No. of teams 39
Country  Australia
Continent FIBA Oceania (Oceania)
Most recent champion(s) Corio Bay
Most titles Shepparton
Werribee (4 titles each)
Official website www.BigV.com.au

The Big V is the senior basketball league in Victoria, Australia comprising 102 semi-professional teams in 10 competitions.

These competitions comprise both genders, and incorporate four levels of senior competition (men), three levels for women and youth leagues. As a member of the Australian Basketball Association (ABA), the winner of the Big V Championship League gains automatic entry for the Australian Basketball Club Championships against the winners of the other ABA conferences.

The league commenced under the name "the Victorian Women's Conference" in 1987. The men's and women's competitions were run independently until 2000. Until this time the league was known as either the CVIBL (Country Victorian Invitation Basketball League), the VBL (Victorian Basketball League) or WVBL (Women's Victorian Basketball League). In 2004, the member clubs of the league voted to re-brand the entire league structure as Big V.

Past winners[edit]

MEN

Year Championship Div 1(a) Div 2(b) Div 3 Youth League Youth League 2
1989 Swan Hill
1990 Mildura
1991 Horsham
1992 Werribee
1993 Werribee
1994 Shepparton
1995 Werribee
1996 Werribee
1997 Warrnambool Whittlesea
1998 Warrnambool Frankston
1999 Ringwood Sunbury
2000 Shepparton Knox Horsham
2001 Shepparton Geelong Horsham
2002 Sandringham Nunawading Horsham
2003 Shepparton Werribee Horsham
2004 Hume City Melbourne University Keilor Kilsyth Eltham
2005 Sandringham
2006 Dandenong Sherbrooke Dandenong
2007 Dandenong Hawthorn Coburg Darebin Melbourne Geelong
2008 Melbourne Sunbury La Trobe University Horsham Dandenong Sherbrooke
2009 Melbourne Sunbury Melbourne University McKinnon Diamond Valley Hawthorn
2010 Waverley Melbourne University Chelsea Mildura Diamond Valley Altona
2011 Waverley Geelong Blackburn Ringwood Whittlesea
2012 Ringwood Mildura Cragieburn Melbourne Western Port
2013 Corio Bay Whittlesea Melton Kilsyth Keilor

(a) Competition known as Country Victorian Invitational Basketball League (CVIBL) 1989-1994, Victorian Basketball League - Premier League 1995-2004.

(b) Competition known as Victorian Basketball League - Division 1 1997-2004

WOMEN

Year Championship Div 1(a) Div 2(b) Youth League
1987 Eltham
1988 Coburg Kilsyth
1989 Broadmeadows Eltham
1990 Eltham Warrnambool
1991 Bendigo Moe
1992 Bendigo Bendigo
1993 Heyfield Korumburra
1994 Waverley Broadmeadows
1995 Ballarat Broadmeadows/Keilor
1996 Ballarat Broadmeadows/Keilor
1997 Ballarat Albury
1998 Ballarat Eltham
1999 Ballarat Bulleen
2000 Ballarat Kilsyth Mildura
2001 Ballarat Nunawading Traralgon
2002 Ballarat Kilsyth Mildura
2003 Melbourne Shepparton La Trobe University
2004 Melbourne Nunawading Eltham
2005 Diamond Valley
2006 Craigieburn
2007 Hume City Warrnambool
2008 Hume City Diamond Valley Craigieburn Knox
2009 Hume City Werribee Whittlesea Eltham
2010 Geelong Altona Chelsea Diamond Valley
2011 Eltham Warrnambool Keilor Waverley
2012 Eltham Warrnambool Coburg Melbourne
2013 Hume City Warrandyte Keilor Sandringham

(a) Competition known as Victorian Women's Conference 1987-1988, Country Victorian Invitational Basketball League (CVIBL) 1989-1997, Women's Victorian Basketball League 1998-1999 and Victorian Basketball League (VBL)- Premier League 2000-2004

(b) Competition known as Victorian Women's Conference 1988-1988, Country Victorian Invitational Basketball League (CVIBL) 1989-1997, Women's Victorian Basketball League 1998-1999 and Victorian Basketball League (VBL)- Premier League 2000-2004

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