South East Australian Basketball League

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South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL)
Current season, competition or edition:
2014 SEABL season
SEABL Logo.jpg
Logo SEABL
Sport Basketball
Founded 1981
Director Mark Chivers
No. of teams M: 16
W: 15
Country  Australia
Continent FIBA Oceania (Oceania)
Most recent champion(s) M: Mount Gambier Pioneers
W: Brisbane Lady Spartans
Most titles M: Frankston Blues (6 titles)
W: Bendigo Lady Braves (5 titles)
Official website www.SEABL.com.au

The South East Australian Basketball League, often abbreviated to the SEABL consists of two men's and one women's conferences in the Australian Basketball Association (ABA). The SEABL conferences are considered the strongest in the ABA, developing many emerging Australian Boomers players, as well as fostering a highly competitive semi-professional competition. It is considered a second tier national competition to the NBL. The league boasts teams from every state or territory other than Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Current Clubs[edit]

Men's clubs[edit]

Women's clubs[edit]

History[edit]

In 1981, the South Eastern Australian Basketball League (SEABL) was born when the Australian Club Championships ceased to operate due to the rise of Australia’s first truly national competition, the now professional National Basketball League.

The SEABL was divided into its current South and East Conference format in 1986 with teams from Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia. In 1998, when the NBL changed from a Winter league to the Summer, the SEABL grew in strength because elite Australian basketballers could now play in both leagues. Over the years, teams from Queensland and Australian Capital Territory have been added to the league expanding its scope and solidifying its reputation as Australia's premiere Winter basketball league.

The Men's competition features 16 teams playing a 27 game season, with the top four teams from each conference making the finals. Due to international obligations, the AIS only plays each team once and is not eligible for finals play.

In 1990, the SEABL Women's Competition was established. Currently, the Women's competition consists of 12 teams from Victoria and Tasmania, playing 22 games.

The SEABL will add a new Development League for both men and women commencing in the 2009 Season. Initially this will consist of only Victorian Clubs, but there are plans for future expansion to other states.

Life Members

  • 1988 – Patricia Pitts
  • 1989 – Ken Watson
  • 1990 – Jason Placas
  • 1992 – Chris Charles (deceased)
  • 1999 – Max Brisbane
  • 2003 – Pat Tilden
  • 2003 – Glenise Clarke
  • 2003 – Barbara Barton

Past winners[edit]

Year East Men South Men Women
1981 Geelong Cats
1982 Frankston Bears
1983 Melbourne Tigers
1984 Chelsea Gulls
1985 Dandenong Rangers
1986 Dandenong Rangers Newcastle Hunters
1987 Adelaide Buffaloes Ballarat Miners
1988 Bulleen Boomers Bendigo Braves
1989 Bulleen Boomers Ballarat Miners
1990 Bendigo Braves Ballarat Miners Dandenong Lady Rangers
1991 Ballarat Miners Knox Raiders Dandenong Lady Rangers
1992 Bayside Blues NE Melbourne Giants Knox Raiders
1993 Sydney City Comets Bayside Blues Frankston Blues
1994 Knox Raiders Broadmeadows Broncos Knox Raiders
1995 Nunawading Spectres Frankston Blues Launceston Tornadoes
1996 Knox Raiders NW Tasmania Originals Knox Raiders
1997 Dandenong Rangers Hobart Chargers Frankston Blues
1998 Frankston Blues Hobart Chargers Kilsyth Cobras
1999 Kilsyth Cobras Geelong Supercats Bendigo Lady Braves
2000 Frankston Blues Hobart Chargers Bendigo Lady Braves
2001 Albury Wodonga Bandits Ballarat Miners Dandenong Lady Rangers
2002 Australian Institute of Sport Hobart Chargers Kilsyth Cobras
2003 Canberra Gunners Mount Gambier Pioneers Bendigo Lady Braves
2004 Dandenong Rangers NW Tasmania Thunder Frankston Blues
2005 Geelong Supercats Bendigo Braves Ballarat Lady Miners
2006 Geelong Supercats Knox Raiders Bendigo Lady Braves
2007 Geelong Supercats Bendigo Braves Bendigo Lady Braves
2008 Knox Raiders Hobart Chargers Kilsyth Lady Cobras
2009 Knox Raiders Frankston Blues Brisbane Lady Spartans
2010 Bendigo Braves Geelong Supercats Dandenong Lady Rangers
2011 Bendigo Braves Nunawading Spectres Dandenong Lady Rangers
2012 Dandenong Rangers Albury Wodonga Bandits Dandenong Lady Rangers
2013 Dandenong Rangers Mount Gambier Pioneers Knox Raiders
2014 Nunawading Spectres Mount Gambier Pioneers Brisbane Lady Spartans

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