NORTHSIDE WIZARDS BASKETBALL 2020 SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAM

The Northside Wizards Senior Representative Program aspires to provide athletes with the best opportunity to reach their potential, not only as basketball players but as members of the Northside Wizards Basketball community.

Our senior representative program is part of a broader Northside Wizards Basketball community that includes players, coaches, managers, referees, parents, committee, staff and supporters, all dedicated towards helping our athletes and teams achieve their goals.  This task requires the involvement of extremely dedicated volunteers, who will all become contributors to our on-court success.  

Basketball Queensland (BQ) and the National Basketball League (NBL) recently announced a new partnership to bring NBL1 to Queensland in 2020.  NBL1 will replace the existing Queensland Basketball League (QBL) to create more professional pathways and opportunities for males and females playing basketball in Queensland.

The information received so far indicates that there will be three tiers of Senior competition in 2020, being:

Top Tier:         NBL1 North (replaces QBL)

Middle Tier:   Queensland State League (New comp available to Associations south of Rockhampton)

Entry-Level Tier: Southern Basketball League (SBL)

NBL1 is intended to be an integrated 2nd tier competition to the NBL, with the finalists from NBL1 North (Queensland), NBL1 South (Victoria) and NBL1 East (NSW) competing in an end of season finals series to determine the ultimate NBL1 champions.  The Queensland State League will be an intermediate level competition, allowing the recruitment of an import/marquee player. SBL is likely to remain largely unchanged in format.

Northside Wizards is working towards participating at the QBL level for 2021.  With these changes taking place, it is our intention to field a men’s and women’s team in the NBL1 North competition in the 2021 season. To build towards this goal, we’re pleased to announce that in 2020 Northside Wizards will be nominating one male and one female team in the Queensland State League, and one male and one female team in the Southern Basketball League. 

This initiative will complement some other Northside Wizards achievements, including

  • Our Men’s and Women’s senior teams being crowned SBL champions;
  • The U14 boys winning a Bronze medal at the recent National Club Championships, only the second Queensland boys team to medal at these championships;
  • A junior development program producing outstanding young athletes with many participating in the state program and the teams highly competitive.
  • An amazing WizKidz program giving our future stars a great start
  • And most exciting of all, construction is underway on our very own 5-court centre at Zillmere, with an expected handover in June 2020.

The SBL has been a strong and competitive league in its own right, and has served as a key launchpad for young players looking to move into higher levels of basketball. Northside Wizards enters teams into the League each year for men and women.  Since 2016 Northside Wizards have entered two men’s teams into the League to cater for the large numbers of male players that are interested in participating at the senior representative level.

2019 results:
NWB Men’s 1 team League Champions
NWB Women’s team League Champions
NWB Men’s 2 finished in 5th place

2018 results:
NWB Men’s 1 team League Champions
NWB Women’s team League runners-up
NWB Men’s 2 finished in 16th place

2017 results:
NWB Men’s 1 team League runners-up
NWB Women’s team League runners-up
NWB Men’s 2 finished in 15th place

2016 results:
NWB Men’s 1 team undefeated League Champions
NWB Women’s team continued onto the semi-finals, losing to the eventual Grand Final winners.