Eltham Basketball enters the Senior Men and Senior Women teams into the NBL1 and two Youth League (U23) teams into Basketball Victoria’s State league competition known as ‘Big V’. Information can be found www.nbl1.com.au or www.bigv.com.au
We have two ‘senior’ teams that compete in the NBL1, one for each of our Men’s and Women’s teams. Our other two teams (one male and female) are entered into the highest standard 23 & Under competition in Australia; the ‘Victorian Youth Championship’ and the ‘Youth League 1 Division’.
Our senior teams are committed to being the best team we can put together, ideally with a strong makeup of players who have come through the Eltham Wildcats program, although this isn’t always possible. Our Youth teams aim to have 90% makeup of Eltham Wildcat junior graduates to provide a pathway for our players to the senior ranks. We are strongly committed to providing opportunities for local people to represent their basketball club/association at the highest level available. Whilst other clubs/associations invest heavily in securing international talent, we focus on building from within and developing opportunities.
The Eltham Wildcats Basketball Club holds a strong tradition of success in the state senior leagues with recent State Championship Women’s titles in 2011 and 2012 with our State Championship Men Runner’s Up in both of the same years.