Building a Basketball League – Episode One

Building a Basketball League – Episode One

The Champions League Basketball concept was born in 2014. Since then, Co-Founder Matthew Hollard has brought together an Executive Team and an Advisory Team, both comprising of expert basketball and business personnel.

 

With a desire to grow the game of basketball in Australia the team have already begun connecting with fans and setting things in place in order to see this new league debut in May 2017.

 

So far the CLB have strongly promoted the fact that this league will be “different”.

They’ve promoted that the league will be built on exciting rule changes (extra points for winning a quarters, dunks, etc have been discussed), bringing professional basketball to locations without professional sporting teams ie. Darwin, Canberra, Hobart, etc. as well as being a opportunity for previously successful basketball teams like South Dragons, South East Melbourne Magic, Hobart Devils, etc. to become reborn and reconnect with a strong basketball fan bases who are currently still alive across the country.

 

The Champions League Basketball – are hopeful of winning over casual fans and basketball purists alike with their exciting, hybrid game.

 

They have been quietly going about their revolution since announcing themselves to the basketball world in June; setting the foundations necessary to turn their dream of a new league into a reality.

 

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In this interview, Aussie Hoopla’s Dan Boyce poses the question to CLB General Manager, Matt Hollard “What does it take to build a basketball league?”

 

It is a question we have all asked ourselves, and each-other, over a beer at some point in our lives.

 

Matt’s answers are as honest as they are incisive. His passion for the game resonates through the interview, and his confidence gives hope to those of us who would like to see a new dynamic in the Australian Basketball landscape.

 

Head to iTunes to download this episode on your phone or iPod

 

Keep an eye-out for updates in our Aussie Hoops podcasts, where we will keep you in-the-know of all the big CLB developments in a Aussie Hoopla’s future Building basketball a league podcasts.

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Jarrad Hurley's professional basketball aspirations led him to the dizzying heights of the Adelaide social league circuit. After an epiphany that his hoop dreams would go unrealised, he put the ball down and picked up a pen. Jarrad lives vicariously through the successes of Australian basketball, is a mad 36ers fanatic, and might just cry if the Boomers ever medal.