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.
Eight universities will participate in the first year:
- La Trobe University, Melbourne
- Murdoch University, Perth
- The University of Melbourne
- The University of Sydney
- The University of Western Australia
- University of the Sunshine Coast
- University of Technology Sydney
- Victoria University, Melbourne
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.
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.
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.
Meet the team
UWA Sport will coordinate talent identification training sessions in early 2020. The inaugural UWA UBL teams will be announced soon.
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 UBL season is scheduled to be played from 31 March to 28 May 2020.
Do I need to be a current student?
UBL is open to all enrolled UWA students.