The Big V is a semi-professional basketball league in Victoria, Australia. The league comprises 12 competitions, with its two main ones being the men's (SCM) and women's (SCW) State Championship divisions. Below the SCM and SCW is: Division One Men (D1M), Division One Women (D1W), Division Two Men (D2M), and Division Two Women (D2W). The remaining six competitions are youth divisions, with those being: Victorian Youth Championship Men (VYCM), Victorian Youth Championship Women (VYCW), Youth League One Men (YL1M), Youth League One Women (YL1W), Youth League Two Men (YL2M), and Youth League Two Women (YL2W).[1]

Big V
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Big V logo
SportBasketball
Founded1987
No. of teamsSCM: 10
SCW: 10
CountryAustralia
Most recent
champion(s)
SCM: McKinnon Cougars (1st title)
SCW: Werribee Devils (1st title)
Most titlesSCM: Ringwood Hawks (5 titles)
SCW: Hume City Broncos (6 titles)
Official websiteBigV.com.au

HistoryEdit

In 1987, the Victorian Women's Conference was introduced for women's teams from Country Victorian basketball associations. It quickly grew to include many metropolitan teams, and in 1989, a men's division was introduced and the competition was renamed the Country Victorian Invitation Basketball League (CVIBL). In 1991, control of the CVIBL was shifted from the Basketball Victoria Country Council in order for it to be run by a separate body.[2] The CVIBL later became known as the Victorian Basketball League (VBL).

In 2000, the Australian Basketball Association (ABA) decided to introduce a Victorian conference and invited the VBL to join. The new elite competition was named the Big V and became the ABA's fifth conference, joining the South, East, North and Central conferences. The ABA ceased operations following the 2008 season, resulting in the Big V becoming independent.

Current teamsEdit

SCMEdit

SCWEdit

List of ChampionsEdit

Big V
Year SCM SCW D1M[a] D2M[b] D1W[c] D2W[d]
1987 Eltham
1988 Coburg Kilsyth
1989 Swan Hill Broadmeadows Eltham
1990 Mildura Eltham Warrnambool
1991 Horsham Bendigo Moe
1992 Werribee Bendigo Bendigo
1993 Werribee Heyfield Korumburra
1994 Shepparton Waverley Broadmeadows
1995 Werribee Ballarat Broadmeadows/Keilor
1996 Werribee Ballarat Keilor/Broadmeadows
1997 Warrnambool Whittlesea Ballarat Albury
1998 Warrnambool Frankston Ballarat Eltham
1999 Ringwood Sunbury Ballarat Bulleen
2000 Shepparton Gators Ballarat Lady Miners Knox Horsham Kilsyth Mildura
2001 Shepparton Gators Ballarat Lady Miners Geelong Horsham Nunawading Traralgon
2002 Sandringham Sabres Ballarat Lady Miners Nunawading Horsham Kilsyth Mildura
2003 Shepparton Gators Melbourne Tigers Werribee Horsham Shepparton La Trobe University
2004 Hume City Broncos Melbourne Tigers Melbourne University Keilor Nunawading Eltham
2005 Sandringham Sabres Eltham Wildcats Southern Peninsula Monash University Warrnambool Diamond Valley
2006 Dandenong Rangers Sandringham Sabres Sherbrooke Warragul Warrnambool Craigieburn
2007 Dandenong Rangers Hume City Broncos Hawthorn Coburg Warrnambool Latrobe City
2008 Melbourne Tigers Hume City Broncos Sunbury La Trobe University Diamond Valley Craigieburn
2009 Melbourne Tigers Hume City Broncos Sunbury Melbourne University Werribee Whittlesea
2010 Waverley Falcons Geelong Lady Cats Melbourne University Chelsea Altona Chelsea
2011 Waverley Falcons Eltham Wildcats Geelong Blackburn Warrnambool Keilor
2012 Ringwood Hawks Eltham Wildcats Mildura Cragieburn Warrnambool Coburg
2013 Corio Bay Stingrays Hume City Broncos Whittlesea Melton Warrandyte Keilor
2014 Ringwood Hawks Hume City Broncos La Trobe City Shepparton Geelong Western Port
2015 Corio Bay Stingrays Ringwood Hawks Melton Keysborough Whittlesea Chelsea
2016 Ringwood Hawks Hume City Broncos Warrnambool Western Port Sunbury Casey
2017 Ringwood Hawks Sunbury Jets Keilor Collingwood Chelsea Warrnambool
2018 Ringwood Hawks Sunbury Jets Chelsea Coburg Warrnambool Craigieburn
2019 McKinnon Cougars Werribee Devils Sunbury Southern Peninsula Hawthorn Melbourne University

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Country Victorian Invitational Basketball League (1989–1994); Victorian Basketball League (1995–2004)[3]
  2. ^ Victorian Basketball League (1997–2004)[3]
  3. ^ Victorian Women's Conference (1987–1988); Country Victorian Invitational Basketball League (1989–1997); Women's Victorian Basketball League (1998–1999); Victorian Basketball League (2000–2004)[4]
  4. ^ Victorian Women's Conference (1988); Country Victorian Invitational Basketball League (1989–1997); Women's Victorian Basketball League (1998–1999); Victorian Basketball League (2000–2004)[4]

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