Gold Coast Rollers (NBL1 North)

Gold Coast Rollers is a NBL1 North club based in Gold Coast, Queensland. The club fields a team in both the Men's and Women's NBL1 North. The club is a division of Gold Coast City Regional Basketball Association, the major administrative basketball organisation in the region. The Rollers play their home games at Carrara Indoor Stadium.

Gold Coast Rollers
Gold Coast Rollers logo
LeaguesNBL1 North
Founded1986
HistoryGold Coast Cougars
1986–1989
Gold Coast Warriors
1990–2001
Gold Coast Goannas/Gliders
2002–2010
Gold Coast Rollers
2011–present
ArenaCarrara Indoor Stadium
LocationGold Coast, Queensland
Team colorsGreen, white & sky blue
     
PresidentRebecca Morris
General managerJoel McInnes
Head coachM: Anthony Petrie
W: Jackie Brown
Championships2 (1987, 1988) (M)
0 (W)
Websitegoldcoastbasketball.com.au

Club historyEdit

In 1959, the Gold Coast Amateur Basketball Association was established.[1]

The Queensland State Basketball League (QSBL) began in 1986, and in 1987, the Cougars men won their first championship. They went on to win their second title a year later, defeating the Townsville Suns in back-to-back grand finals.[2] Following a Gold Coast Cougars team entering the National Basketball League in 1990, the club changed their name to Gold Coast Warriors. In 1994, the QSBL joined the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and became the association's North Conference; Gold Coast was one of 12 teams in the conference's inaugural season.[3] In 1998, the Warriors hosted the CBA National Grand Finals, marking the first time the National Finals were held in Queensland.[4][5]

In 2002, the club went through name changes, with the men's team being renamed the Goannas and the women's team being renamed the Gliders. In 2007, the Goannas reached the QABL Grand Final series,[2] where they were defeated 2–0 by the Cairns Marlins.[6]

In 2011, both teams were rebranded as Gold Coast Rollers.[7]

In 2019, both teams made grand final appearances, with both finishing as runners-up.[8][9][10]

For the 2020 season, the Rollers joined the newly-established NBL1 North, which replaced the QBL.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HISTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION". goldcoastbasketball.com.au. Archived from the original on 23 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b "QBL State Champions & Award Winners". qbl.basketballqld.com.au. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  3. ^ Lilley, John (19 November 1993). "CBA becomes the 'big league' with Queensland's help". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  4. ^ "CBA news 16". oocities.org. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  5. ^ "CBA news 21". oocities.org. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Basketball Queensland 2007 Annual Report". SportingPulse.com. p. 16. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Welcome, THE GOLD COAST ROLLERS". FoxSportsPulse.com. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  8. ^ "QBL19 GAME PREVIEWS – GRAND FINALS". qbl.basketballqld.com.au. 28 August 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Results for 2019 QBL Women – Finals". SportsTG.com. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Results for 2019 QBL Men – Finals". SportsTG.com. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  11. ^ "NBL1 Expands To North And South Conferences". NBL1.com.au. 15 January 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2020.

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