The Sparks serves as a stepping stone to the WNBL for players currently in the Flames’ Academy program, formalising the pathway from junior elite basketball to the top level of the sport in Australia for players in New South Wales.
Basketball NSW is pleased to support the entry of Sydney Uni Sparks into the 2017 SEABL. A key objective of BNSW is to increase female participation and the Sydney Uni Sparks will be an important step for our elite girls’ pathway
This significant development will enable the Sydney Uni Flames to develop its own players while equipping them with a first class education for their post-sport careers. It offers a great pathway not just for Sydney-based girls but also for those from the various regional centres of the State
The further expansion of SEABL into New South Wales is a fantastic outcome for the league and will continue to strengthen the connection between Basketball Australia’s two most prominent leagues in SEABL and the WNBL.