Each year the QBL and SBL competitions get more and more thrilling and the 2016 seasons won’t be an exception! We’ve got a couple of updates regarding the season ad a small insight of what to expect.
The SBL season in particular is set out to be a good one as its going to be bigger than ever. You can expect to see a wide range of talent in the SBL competition this year as 15 men’s teams and 14 women’s teams have joined the league. Last year’s winners Southern District Spartans (men’s) and Brisbane Capitals (women’s) will have to work extra hard to keep their title this season!
The second piece of exciting news comes as we welcome two new teams to the QBL! The USC Rip have already made an impact within Basketball Queensland as juniors and recently hosted the U18 State Championships. They have been a part of the SBL program before but this will be the first time we see them as part of the QBL roster. The second new team to hit the QBL courts is from our new association Sunshine Coast Basketball Association. As you may be aware, a short while ago three Sunshine coast associations merged to form the Sunshine Coast Phoenix Clippers. The upcoming 2016 QBL will be the first time we get to see how their senior athletes compete as a new association.
The 2016 QBL and SBL draw is out! You can now start planning your weekends around QBL & SBL games once again. The draw shows every associations home and away games as well as times and venues for the whole 15 rounds of the competition.
The long awaited new QBL website is now up and running and its new dynamic design is sure to impress! With each round of the QBL there will be new content to check out like shoot around, player of the week and coaches corner.
Basketball Queensland is proud to introduce live streaming in the 2016 QBL Season. Nothing But Net Media will live stream one women’s or one men’s game per week. You can check out the preselected games on the livestreaming page of the new QBL website.
Finally, we’ve left the best for last. Basketball Queensland is happy to announce the addition of Hudl into the 2016 season of QBL. Hudl is a video analysis tool, which will further professionalise the QBL league. Both the NBL and WNBL used Hudl this past season with great success. It gives coaches the ability of watch past games and critique plays – either their own or opposing teams. This should help make the 2016 QBL the best yet.