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University Basketball League to commence in 2020

University Basketball League to commence in 2020
December 19, 2019

The inaugural University Basketball League (UBL) tournament will commence next year with fixtures to be played from 31st March to 28th May 2020.

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.

Announcing the dates, UniSport Chief Executive, Mark Sinderberry stated “basketball is played by more university students than any other sport on campus in Australia, and this league will provide a unique pathway for student-athletes with the innovative work integrated learning opportunities that will directly complement their learning pathways as student-athletes.

"This pathway will also recognise the significant role student engagement plays in wellbeing and positive learning outcomes. In addition, it provides a wonderful opportunity for universities to capture the pride and connection students past and present enjoy through their university careers.”

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

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