2020 Bendigo Spirit season
The 2020 Bendigo Spirit season is the 14th season for the franchise in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL).
|2020–21 Bendigo Spirit season|
|Head Coach||Tracy York|
|Finals||Did not qualify|
Ahead of the 2020 season, the Spirit announced that local property development company, Villawood Properties, would serve as naming rights partners after signing a two-year deal in September 2020. Their leadership team for the season was announced with Tessa Lavey as captain, alongside Carley Ernst and Amelia Todhunter as co-vice captains.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a North Queensland hub is set to host the season. The season was originally 2020–21 and would be traditionally played over several months across the summer, however this seasons scheduling has been condensed. The six-week season will see Townsville, Cairns and Mackay host a 56-game regular season fixture, plus a four-game final series (2 x semi-finals, preliminary final and grand final). Each team will contest 14 games starting on 12 November, with the grand final scheduled for 20 December.
|2020 Bendigo Spirit roster|
Updated: 13 November 2020
|#||WNBL Championship ladder|
|5||Sydney Uni Flames||5||8||38.5||13|
- "BENDIGO SPIRIT SHOOTS HOOPS WITH VILLAWOOD". Retrieved 8 November 2020.
- "Bendigo Spirit (@bendigo_spirit)". Retrieved 9 November 2020.
- Elkerton, Matthew; Charles, Caitlan (22 September 2020). "Townsville launches bid to host bubble for upcoming WNBL season". TownsvilleBulletin.com.au. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
A council report has detailed a proposal to host, and be central to, the 2020/21 WNBL season within a coronavirus 'bubble'. It's understood the WNBL has plans to host the games wholly within North Queensland, taking advantage of state government grants funding.
- "QUEENSLAND SET TO HOST 2020 CHEMIST WAREHOUSE WNBL SEASON". wnbl.basketball. 9 October 2020. Retrieved 9 October 2020.