BQ News

October 5, 2023

WNBL Teams to Converge in Brisbane for River City Rebound

WNBL Teams to Converge in Brisbane for River City Rebound

The stage is set for an exciting basketball showdown as four Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) teams gear up for the inaugural River City Rebound, taking place from Thursday October 12th to Sunday October 15th.

The tournament will see the Sydney Flames, JCU Townsville Fire, Perth Lynx, and Adelaide Lightning take to the Northside Indoor Sports Centre for a thrilling preseason competition.

“Basketball Queensland are excited to be able to support this showcase of talent from one of the world's top women's professional leagues -the WNBL," said Basketball Queensland CEO, Josh Pascoe.

“With female participation in basketball growing at exponential rates and women's sport garnering increased media attention, we feel that this event is critical in highlighting that the basketballers within the WNBL are not just some of the best athletes within in Australia, but around the world too.”

The choice of Brisbane for this event reflects the city's growing passion for basketball and need for their own WNBL team to support, and who better to host than the Northside Wizards; home to the current NBL1 North Women's Champions and League MVP Courtney Woods, who is one of the top local SEQ talents plying her trade within the WNBL.

This event is supported by the Queensland Government, who have continued to be a strong advocate of Basketball within the State.

Queensland Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the River City Rebound Series is a terrific opportunity to see some of the nation’s best female basketballers in action.

“The Palaszczuk Government has worked closely with Basketball Queensland and the Northside Wizards to bring the River City Rebound Series to life and inspire more women to get involved in the game.

“It’s part of the Government’s commitment to supporting more opportunities for female sport and the infrastructure we know is crucial to encouraging more women to reach their playing potential.”

The tournament will unfold over four action-packed days, with games scheduled for Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Basketball enthusiasts nationwide can join in the excitement, as all the games will be livestreamed on Basketball Queensland's YouTube channel.

Tickets for the River City Rebound are on sale now via INTIX.