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NBL1 is a semi-professional Men's and Women's national competition - the second highest tier behind NBL/WNBL. Many fulltime professional players from Australia and abroad participate in the league, including in our own teams, making it a very elite and exciting competition that our Pirates community can engage in! 


The Pirates are part of the Northern Division of NBL1 where we compete against teams from throughout Queensland plus Darwin. At season's end, the winner of each division from around Australia go on to play at the NBL1 National Championship. More information on the teams and NBL1 competition can be found here.

NBL1 is one of the main pathways to playing in the NBL, WNBL or US College basketball systems, therefore is something that our junior Pirates wishing to play at a high level should strive for. We currently have a number of SWM juniors in our NBL1 teams - Cameron Gordon, Brandon Edwards, Lillyanna Edwards, Sue McHugh, Ben Volkman, Zac Carter and Brendan Teys are some junior Pirates who have or who are now representing us!

The NBL1 competition runs from late March to August. There are many ways you can support our teams through sponsorship of players, corporate sponsorship or just coming along and cheering on the teams. Whatever you do, don't miss out on our game night experience at The Ship!

For the latest news and info about our NBL1 Pirates, or to purchase game tickets - head to our Pirates NBL1 Website

If you are interested in being involved and supporting our NBL1 program by becoming a corporate partner, please don't hesitate to reach out to our CEO Chris Angus -

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