NBL1 SOUTH SEASON CANCELLED

NBL1 SOUTH SEASON CANCELLED

The Coles Express NBL1 and Basketball Victoria have announced the 2021 NBL1 South season has been canceled. (NBL1 Announcement)

Coles Express NBL1 General Manager Dean Anglin said.

“We are disappointed to announce the cancellation of the 2021 NBL1 South season.

“Despite working tirelessly with our clubs to try and find a way to complete the season in a safe manner, the extension of restrictions in Victoria and travel restrictions imposed on our Tasmanian clubs, the Mount Gambier Pioneers and Albury-Wodonga Bandits has forced us to make the difficult decision to cancel the season.

“With a combined 154 men’s and women’s games still to be played, there will be no champion and no individual awards for the 2021 NBL1 South season.

“We thank all of the NBL1 South clubs, Basketball Victoria and our partners for their cooperation and patience during the decision-making process.

“Planning for the 2022 NBL1 South season is already underway, and we can’t wait for the conference to return bigger and better next year.”

 

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FDBA Basketball Development Manager Jarryd Moss spoke about the season’s cancellation.

“While it’s disappointing for our players and coaches, we’re extremely proud of the efforts of both teams and the direction we are heading as a club”

“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Belinda and Andrew, and their respective coaching teams for their leadership and efforts in keeping both groups moving forward.”

“We’d also like to thank the players, who continue to set the standard in how they represent our club on and off the court.”

 

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Our ‘Powerade’ Blues Women finish the season third on the ladder with a 12-3 record. (Ladder)

On the stats board, Tessa Lavey finishes the season second in assists per game (7.7 APG) and Darcee Garbin finishes the season fourth in points per game (23.5 PPG). (Team Stats)

The season saw a number of highlights for the Women including their ten-game winning streak to open the season, Darcee Garbin’s Round 2 Player of the Round selection, and Tessa Laveys’ Australian Opals Tokyo Olympics selection.

Our ‘Frankston RSL’ Blues Men finish the season second on the ladder with an 11-4 record. (Ladder)

On the stats board, Lucas Barker finishes the season second in assists per game (6.6 APG) and Dillon Stith finishes the season fifth in points per game (22.1 PPG). (Team Stats)

The season saw a number of highlights for the Men including the return of David Andersen to the Blues after 26 years, an undermanned come back win over the Ballarat Miners in Round 6, and Lachlan Barker’s 10 three-pointers made in a single game and subsequent Round 11 Player of the Round selection.

The season saw a number of special home games including multiple sell-outs and annual theme rounds; ANZAC Day Round, Mental Health Round, and Indigenous Round.

 

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FDBA Communications & Marketing Manager Daniel Spangler spoke about the season’s home games.

“We are incredibly proud of our home game experience and we owe a huge thank you to MC Chris Sermeno and DJ Jess Peterson for their amazing work hosting our game nights.”

“We would also like to thank our game night media team including photographer Trent Moore (Trent Moore Photography), live streaming commentators Damian Arsenis and Bailey Morgan and our officials team of scorers and statisticians lead by Tam Philipe.”

“Without all these wonderful people, our game nights simply wouldn’t happen.”

Frankston Blues (FDBA) will begin to make announcements regarding the Coles Express NBL1 South 2022 Season in the near future.