It’s official! The Southern Sabres will be competing in NBL1 2020.

The 2019 season was tough for both our men’s and women’s teams. Injuries, illness and prior commitments meant that neither side were at full strength for much of the season. We also saw a number of new faces and even more young talent take the giant leap and experience professional basketball for the first time. We hope to keep bolstering our sides with young Sabres stars in the 2020 season.

With record crowds at the SABREDOME in the 2019 NBL1 season, we hope to break that record in 2020, continuing to grow our club and bring the best possible basketball to the Bayside area.

Stay tuned to our website for a review of the 2019 seasons, as well as information regarding the 2020 season!

Southern Basketball Association CEO Craig Weir has this message about the season just finished:

Our first year has been completed in the NBL1 and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our two Head Coaches; Nathan Cooper Brown and Andrew Potter along with their support staff and of course all the players for a great effort during this time. Our goal was to provide a real pathway for our junior members to be able to play in the nation’s second highest competition, with the support of Nathan Croswell, Simon Giovannoni, Sophie Smirniotis and Vicki Barlow this was achieved. For the SBA, this is about rebuilding our Association from within, local players, local coaches, local support staff and local members; thank you to everybody involved.

Key partnership opportunities with the Southern Basketball Association and the NBL1 Sabres are available, offering the chance to partner with one of Australia’s premiere basketball associations while receiving exposure on a national level.