Wales is a small country and to increase the interest, participation and competitive standards in basketball and to renew old rivalries, a new national league has been agreed.
Aims of the new league
- To align Wales with England and Scotland who both run national leagues
- To build, over time, an elite league in Wales.
- Create a stepping stone between local leagues and the Wales national teams.
Overview of the new league
In the first season (2021/22) the aim would be to have a maximum of 8 men’s teams from across Wales.
- Games will be played on a Sunday at 4 venues across Wales.
- All players must have a Basketball Wales licence.
- All clubs must be registered with Basketball Wales.
- Teams can only have a maximum of 5 players registered to play in the England National Basketball League (NBL). (Players would need to be submitted to the committee for approval).
- Clubs who enter a team must also continue to play in the South Wales (SWBA) or North Wales (NWBA) league.
- Each home team club must be able to provide Basketball Wales registered Level 2 table officials.
- Referees will be appointed centrally by the league.
- Each home team club must broadcast the game via the league approved streaming platform and provide stats at the games.
If your club is interested and you’d like more information, please contact James Morgans