University Basketball League

Represent Team UWA in Australia's newest national basketball tournament


In a first for Australian sport, Basketball Australia and UniSport have signed an agreement to establish a men’s and women’s national university league to strengthen the pathway to professional basketball in Australia.

To maximise student engagement, an innovative management structure has been developed, drawing together university staff, industry experts and students to oversee the development and management of each participating university team in the UBL.

Get in touch below if you are interested in joining the inaugural UWA UBL team.

The detail

Endorsed by Basketball Australia, and supported by the respective State Basketball Associations, the inaugural UBL tournament will be played over nine weeks, with each participating university getting the opportunity to host and livestream the matches. The 2021 UBL season is set to run from March through to May.

Both men’s and women’s competitions will be played across the country, culminating in a finals weekend to determine Australia’s number one basketball university. The creation of the UBL will also provide unique work integrated learning opportunities that will enhance the students’ academic development with practical experience.

The competition is free of charge to selected athletes including interstate flights, accommodation, uniform and training. Matches are held mid-week to avoid clashes with external basketball programs and university commitments.

UWA is one of only two teams from Western Australia, and the only team in the West to field both men's and women's squads.

20/21 Trial Dates (subject to change)

  • Wednesday 25 November | 6-7.30am
  • Monday 30 November| 7.30-9am
  • Wednesday 2 December | 6-7.30am
  • Wednesday 13 January| 7.30-9am
  • Monday 18th January| 8-9.30am
UBL Women
  • Wednesday 25 November | 7-9.30am
  • Monday 30 November| 6-7.30am
  • Wednesday 2 December | 7-9.30am
  • Wednesday 13 January| 6-7.30am
  • Monday 18th January| 9.30-11am

Frequently asked questions

What level do I need to be?

All levels are encouraged to attend trials. Further communications and training dates will be announced in 2020.

How much will it cost?

The UWA Men's and Women's UBL teams are free for all selected athletes.

When does the UBL start?

The 2021 season is scheduled to run from March through to May.

Do I need to be a current student?

UBL is open to all enrolled UWA students.

Contact us

If you have any further queries, please contact one of our UWA Sport Customer Service Officers.