The Southern Basketball Association (SBA) was founded in 1974 and was originally located in Waltham Street, Sandringham.
What was once a modest competition running with one court has since grown into a 550+ team competition now located in Tulip Street Cheltenham. The SBA caters to both domestic and representative levels.
The domestic competition runs daily with participants as young as 7yrs, all the way through to the ages to 55+ for both men and women. These competitions are a great opportunity to recreate in a safe, posive and fun envioroment for all.
SABRES is the representative arm of the SBA and begins at U/12 level for both boys and girls.
The competeition continues all the way through the ranks to the SEABL teams for both Men and Women. The SEABL conferences are considered the strongest in the ABA, developing many emerging Australian Boomers players, as well as fostering a highly competitive semi-professional competition. It is considered a second tier national competition to the NBL, boasting teams from every state or territory other than Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
The SBA has a 7 member honorary Committee of Management, who oversee the direction and future of the SBA.
Sandringham Sabres – The First 25 Years
About the Book
Sandringham Sabres – The First 25 Years, is an eBook compiled and edited by Chris Bennett, an SBA Life Member, for the 25th Anniversary of the Sandringham Sabres.
It is a great way to learn about the history of the club and we encourage all our members to have a read.
The book is available in High Resolution 28.3MB or Low Resolution 12.4MB. Please download the Low Resolution version below.
The High Resolution Version is available from Chris’s Website chrischats.com/sabres-basketball/
Who Was Robert Lunardon
Since 1987 the Southern Basketball Association has each year awarded the most outstanding Sabres junior boy and girl the Robert Lunardon Award. This is the highest individual award given to our junior Sabres, but for those who now receive the award the name behind the award is simply that, just a name! Who was Robert Lunardon? Read on and find out.
There is also a similar award named after him for the SBRA outstanding referee of the year, an indication of the mark this young man left on his peers in his 16 short years.