The Competition

‘The Western Australian Basketball League aims to provide a state-wide premier junior competition which develops players, coaches and officials. The League seeks to meet the high level competition requirements through accessible education and training, while promoting positive mental, physical and emptional outcomes’

– WABL February 2017

The Western Australian Basketball League (WABL) is WA’s premier junior basketball competition catering for players in the following age groups: U12, U14, U16, U18, U20 and Open Age (Division 1)

In 2014, the WABL introduced the 5 Year Plan, which sees divisions graded depending on ability. This process has been progressively phased in year to year, and is currently entering its fourth year meaning U12, U14 and U16s will all be graded at the WABL Grading Tournament (last weekend of February and first three weekends of March)

Graded: Games are played on Sundays over a 18 week home and away season where every team plays each other twice, plus three weeks of finals.

Ungraded: Games are played on Sunday’s over a 16 week home and away season where every team plays their conference twice and opposite conference once, plus four weeks of finals.

The season generally commences in the last weekend of April with finals finishing at the end of September.

The WABL is currently comprised of 12 Basketball Associations split into two conferences in Ungraded divisions, one North of the river, the other South. Each conference contains six teams from both the metropolitan and country regions extending from Wanneroo to Southwest (Bunbury).

North South
 East Perth Eagles  Cockburn Cougars
 Kalamunda Eastern Suns  Lakeside Lightning
 Perry Lakes Hawks  Mandurah Magic
 Perth Redbacks  Rockingham Flames
 Stirling Senators  Southwest Slammers
 Wanneroo Wolves  Willetton Tigers