We are thrilled to announce that the Kilsyth Sports Centre will be the host venue for the 2017 SEABL Men’s and Women’s Grand Finals, which will be held on Saturday September 2.

Article via SEABL.com.au

As we enter the business end of the season, the location for the 2017 Grand Finals and SEABL Awards luncheon have been announced.


Kilsyth Basketball will accommodate the Grand Finals at Kilsyth Sports Centre in Melbourne’s east, marking the first time the venue has hosted the last games of the year.


With a capacity of 1,400 and a Hall of Fame which opened in 2015 that houses a collection of memorabilia across SEABL’s history, Kilsyth’s venue is one of the most prestigious in the league.

“Kilsyth Basketball is excited to be provided with this unique opportunity of hosting the SEABL Grand Final here on our Hugh McMenamin Show Court 1 at the Kilsyth Sports Centre. SEABL is such a critical Pathway for our collective Junior basketballers and to be afforded this opportunity to host an event of this caliber and engage our community, is indeed special and appreciated. We welcome all to experience our game night specialty and finally Go Cobras!”

– Garry Conner, Kilsyth Basketball CEO

In addition, the Grand Finals will be played on Hugh McMenamin court, named after a long-time supporter of Kilsyth who was also the ex-President of SEABL while the men’s Grand Final MVP medal is named after him.

“Kilsyth produce an entertaining game night experience for their fans and I am looking forward to showcasing their great work to the entire SEABL community”, said Senior Operations Manager of Competitions, Mark Quinn.

“Kilsyth Basketball is excited to be provided with this unique opportunity of hosting the SEABL Grand Final on our Hugh McMenamin Show Court 1 at the Kilsyth Sports Centre,” said Mark Watkins, Manager of Basketball Operations at Kilsyth.

With only two rounds remaining in the regular season, the Bendigo Braves are fighting to defend their Championship from last year as they currently sit outside the top four in the South Conference.

Featured in the past four Grand Finals, Mt. Gambier Pioneers look on track for a fifth consecutive appearance while they are also aiming to win their third title in the past four years.

In the women’s competition, Dandenong Rangers are looking to create more history as the greatest team the league has ever seen.

They currently sit on top of the South Conference and are aiming for a second three-peat in eight years while the Kilsyth Cobras, leaders in the East, are aiming to put the disappointment of losing the past two Grand Finals behind them.

Prior to the SEABL Championship games, the Awards luncheon will be held on Sunday, August 6 at Greenfields Albert Park in Melbourne.

“The earlier date compared to previous years enables all teams to attend the Awards luncheon in 2017 as they will have played in Melbourne the night before in the final games of the regular season,” said Quinn.

At the Awards luncheon, the MVP’s, Australian Youth Players of the Year, Coaches of the Year and Club of the Year will be announced while the schedule for the Semi-Finals will also be revealed.


SEABL Grand Final:

Location: Kilsyth Sports Centre- 123 Liverpool Rd, Kilsyth VIC 3137
Time: Women- 5.30pm Men- 7.45pm
Tickets: Details on where to purchase to come.


SEABL Awards Luncheon:

Location: Greenfields Albert Park- 35/37 Lakeside Dr, Melbourne VIC 3004
Time: 12.00pm-3.00pm