Big V competition structure released

The Big V 2022 competition structure has been announced.

Big V is back for another bumper season with the finalised 2022 Competition Structure announced on Friday 5 November.

Bigger and brighter for the 2022 season, Big V continues to grow with two new associations joining the ranks among 142 teams entering the 12 divisions next year.

While there was no promotion and relegation from the 2021 season, some reshuffling of teams was required to achieve desired team numbers following associations being accepted for NBL1 or withdrawing from the competition for 2022.

In Big V Division 1 and 2 Women’s competition, 10 teams will feature in each division with Sherbrooke’s women’s team rising up to Division 1 in 2022.

Changes to the league’s 2022 Competition Structure will feature both Chelsea and Pakenham rising to Championship Women, adding further south-eastern flair to the Big V Women’s top competition.

On the men’s side of things, an eight-team Championship Men’s competition sees Camberwell promoted to battle it out for the championship title.

Our Division 1 and Division 2 Men’s competitions feature 12 teams with RMIT moving up to challenge for the Division 1 Men championship.

Senior representative basketball will return to Gippsland in 2022 with the announcement of Gippsland United joining Big V’s Division 2 Men’s and Women’s competitions.

Also joining Big V in 2022 will be Surf Coast, with the Chargers men and women set to shine in their first winter senior representative season, adding further strength across the league throughout regional Victoria.

“We’re excited to see Big V return in 2022,” Big V Manager Jeff Downes said. “It’s been a challenging two years across Victorian basketball, but our associations, officials and teams are thrilled to get back and battle it out for the championship next year.

“On behalf of Big V and the Senior Representative Commission, I would like to welcome Gippsland United and Surf Coast to the league and we wish them the best of luck at the start of their senior basketball journeys.”

Casey and Keilor have been granted NBL1 South licences for 2022 and we would like to wish the senior teams of those two long-serving Big V associations the best of luck in their new competition.

The Big V 2022 season will commence on the weekend of 19-20 March 2022.