Sandringham Sabres

Sandringham Sabres is a NBL1 club based in Melbourne, Victoria. The club fields a team in both the Men's and Women's NBL1. The club is a division of Southern Basketball Association (SBA), the major administrative basketball organisation in the Sandringham region. The Sabres play their home games at Sandringham Family Leisure Centre.

Sandringham Sabres
HistorySandringham Sabres
ArenaSandringham Family Leisure Centre
LocationCheltenham, Victoria
Team colorsOrange & blue
CEOCraig Weir
PresidentPhil McFarlane
Head coachM: Nathan Crosswell
W: Andrew Potter
Championships2 (2002, 2005) (M)
1 (2006) (W)

Club historyEdit

Southern Basketball Association (SBA) was founded in 1974 and was located in Waltham Street, Sandringham. The association later moved to Tulip Street, Cheltenham.[1]

In 2000, the SBA entered a team into both the Big V State Championship Men's division (SCM) and Women's division (SCW).[2] Between 2001 and 2008, the Sandringham men made a grand final appearance every year, winning championships in 2002 and 2005. The women on the other hand made grand final appearances in 2003, 2005 and 2006, winning their first championship in their third try.[3]

In 2009, both teams were elevated from the Big V into the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL).[4][5]


  1. ^ "HISTORY". Archived from the original on 24 September 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  2. ^ "2000 VBL & Big V". Archived from the original on 11 March 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Basketball Victoria Annual Report 2012" (PDF). pp. 36–37. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2014.
  4. ^ "SEABL 2017 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 80. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Dandenong & Sandringham go to SEABL". 11 March 2009. Archived from the original on 11 September 2009.

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