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  3. Nic Pozoglou signs with Tigers for 2019 NBL1 Season
  4. Mickey Luxford Signs with 2019 NBL1 Tigers Men’s Team
  5. LEAGUE NAMING – NBL1 TO SHOWCASE NEXT LEVEL OF AUSTRALIA’S BASKETBALL TALENT

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February 22, 2019

Big man and current Sydney Kings NBL player, Dane Pineau, returns to his former junior basketball club, to play in the new NBL1 competition for the Melbourne Tigers. After his junior years, Dane played at St Mary’s College in the US where he strengthened and gained valuable skills and experience to progress his basketball career….

February 19, 2019

The Melbourne Tigers, Australia’s oldest and most recognised basketball brand, are pleased to announce the signing of Nic Pozoglou to their 2019 senior men’s roster. The team will compete in the new elite ‘NBL1’ league. Nic is an athletic and exciting ‘3’ man who will bring scoring, defence and rebounding. Nic has just completed a…

February 18, 2019

It is with great pleasure and excitement for the Melbourne Tigers to announce that Michael (Mickey) Luxford has signed with the men’s team to compete in the new elite NBL1 league for the upcoming 2019 season. Mickey has had a stellar career to date, initially as a prominent junior basketball player making every level of…

February 15, 2019

Basketball Victoria has partnered with the National Basketball League (NBL) to create a new league to strengthen the pathway for Australia’s best basketball talent.   Tipping off on March 29, NBL1 will consist of 18 clubs across Southern Australia and feature both men’s and women’s teams. It will be played across 15 rounds and a…

November 1, 2018

Basketball Australia (BA) acting CEO Paul Maley, yesterdayformally announced that the BA Board have determined to dissolve the South East Australia Basketball League (SEABL).  BA will now focus on supporting a new competition framework,featuring improved state-run leagues and plans to develop and implement a National Senior Club Championship, beginning in 2020.

October 17, 2018

The 87-year-old Melbourne Tigers Senior Program on Friday applied to play in Basketball Victoria’s proposed new elite competition for the 2019 season.

May 31, 2018

“We are thrilled that Yufeng Han, (referred to as Han), will be playing his first game for the Melbourne Tigers Men’s team this week. Han’s time with the Tigers is another step forward for the relationship with the Shenzhen Leopards. We look forward to having Han help the Tigers win more games in SEABL this…

March 15, 2018

The Tigers SEABL teams hit it off on Saturday March 10th in their first practice match on their home court against the Big V Ringwood Hawks.

February 16, 2018

The Melbourne Tigers are very excited to welcome 7ft Centre Deng Acuoth to the SEABL Men’s Team for 2018.

February 5, 2018

The Melbourne Tigers are very excited to announce that Tom Wilson will return to the SEABL Men’s Team for 2018. Tom returns off the back of a stellar 2017 season where he earnt SEABL Youth Player of the Year. In the off season, after a stint in Europe, Tom joined Andrew Gaze at the Sydney…

January 20, 2018

It is with great excitement that the Melbourne Tigers announce the signing of Dexter Kernich-Drew to the SEABL Men’s roster for 2018.   Dexter is another protégé of the Tiger’s Junior Program having played U12 to U18 being coached by the Tiger’s SEABL head coach, Nick Abdicevic, for 3 years and by Andrew Gaze for…

January 10, 2018

The Melbourne Tigers are pleased to announce David Crowe and Jayson Lomer will be assisting our 2018 SEABL Men’s Head Coach Nick Abdicevic.   Jayson was a Melbourne Tigers Junior Player from 1986 to 1991 before he joined the Tigers NBL Squad from 1991-1994. Jayson continued his playing career from 1995-2000 with the Knox Raiders…

January 5, 2018

The Tigers are pleased to announce their first signing of 2018 for SEABL – Patrick Bines. A third generation Tigers player – and joining his brother Jack – “Patty” returns to the Tigers with immense skill and talent. Patty has represented Vic Metro in u16 and u18 levels as well as representing Australia in the u17…

December 8, 2017

It is with enormous sadness that the Melbourne Tigers have been informed of the sudden passing of a former player and favourite son in Blair Smith. Blair was a championship winning player for the Melbourne NBL Tigers and his contribution to the club’s proud history will never be forgotten. Tigers legend Lindsay Gaze commented that…

December 2, 2017

The Melbourne Tigers are proud to announce the resigning of Daryl Corletto to the SEABL Men’s team in 2018. Daryl who is a true Tiger will bring great deal of experience and leadership to our new group in upcoming season. Welcome back Daryl.

November 14, 2017

Tony Parry returns as SEABL Men’s Team Manager in 2018 and is looking forward to working closely with new head coach Nick Abdicevic in organising the team! Russell Boyle (below) will be our SEABL Men’s strength and conditioning coach and Scott Graham will be his mentor. Both of professionals have long relationship with Nick through…

November 13, 2017

The Melbourne Tigers are thrilled to announce that Jack Bines will be playing for the SEABL Men’s team in 2018. Jack has been a Tiger since he started his basketball back in under 12s and comes from Melbourne pedigree with his father Glenn and auntie Julie being highly regarded players of their time and his…

November 7, 2017

The Melbourne Tigers are looking for SEABL Men players for the 2018 season. There will be a try-out session held at the Oakleigh Recreation Centre as follows:   Sunday 19th November, 12noon   Interested players MUST register with the head coach Nick Abdicevic, nick@gaze.com.au , by sending him an email outlining your playing experience.

October 20, 2017

The Melbourne Tiger’s SEABL men are pleased to announce the return of 3 players from the 2017 team. 2017 Captain Jimmy Todd returns for his 3rd year at the Tigers. Tigers Junior Ryan Oirbans returns after averaging 8 rebounds in 8 games in 2017. Finally, Ben Dixon returns backing up from an excellent season in…

October 18, 2017

The Melbourne Tigers SEABL Men’s team are seeking an assistant coach who has experience at the senior level to assist the newly appointed head coach, Nick Abdicevic. Interested coaches to email Nick directly for more details or to apply at nick@gaze.com.au

October 15, 2017

The Melbourne Tigers are excited to announce Nick Abdicevic as our 2018 SEABL Men’s Head Coach. Following his success as our Youth Boys Head Coach, Nick will take the reins from Andrew Gaze and lead our Senior Men’s Program. Nick is Australia’s leading skills coach and will be dedicated to the development of incoming players….

September 19, 2017

Senior Women’s Head Coach Position Zoe Carr has resigned from her position as SEABL Women’s head coach following a new position within her job which will require a lot more of her time and unfortunately with the travel, she cannot make the commitment.  Therefore, Melbourne Tigers is requesting applications for the Head Coaching position for…

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June 14, 2016

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April 29, 2016

After 20 months, it is still too early to grade James’ 2014 decision to leave the Heat and return to Ohio habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus

February 21, 2019

Monique has shown great loyalty to the Melbourne Tigers in signing on for the inaugural NBL1 2019 season. Monique backs up after the 2018 season where she averaged 19 points, 3.3 assists and 7.1 rebounds per game. Mon will be joining the Tiger’s squad after her AFLW duties are complete where she is currently racking…

February 15, 2019

Basketball Victoria has partnered with the National Basketball League (NBL) to create a new league to strengthen the pathway for Australia’s best basketball talent.   Tipping off on March 29, NBL1 will consist of 18 clubs across Southern Australia and feature both men’s and women’s teams. It will be played across 15 rounds and a…

February 1, 2019

The Melbourne Tigers are thrilled to announce the return of 2018 SEABL captain, Louella Tomlinson, for season 2019 with the Tiger’s Elite Women’s team. Louella had a great season in 2018, averaging 15 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and over 3 blocks per game; and capped off with being named the 2018 SEABL Women’s Defensive…

December 22, 2018

Australia’s oldest and most recognised basketball club today announced the appointment of Brad Pineau as joint head coach of its senior men’s team for season 2019. Brad will join current head coach, Nick Abdicevic in the role. The Tigers team will compete in the newly formed Basketball Victoria Elite League. Pineau played at college in…

December 11, 2018

Australia’s oldest and most recognised basketball club today announced the appointment of Mark Wright as head coach of its senior women’s team for season 2019. The team will compete in the newly formed Basketball Victoria Elite League.

November 1, 2018

Basketball Australia (BA) acting CEO Paul Maley, yesterdayformally announced that the BA Board have determined to dissolve the South East Australia Basketball League (SEABL).  BA will now focus on supporting a new competition framework,featuring improved state-run leagues and plans to develop and implement a National Senior Club Championship, beginning in 2020.

October 17, 2018

The 87-year-old Melbourne Tigers Senior Program on Friday applied to play in Basketball Victoria’s proposed new elite competition for the 2019 season.

May 24, 2018

The Tigers are happy to announce the signing of Geraldine McCorkell for the remainder of the 2018 SEABL season to our women’s team.

April 18, 2018

Long term Melbourne Tigers female athletes, Bianca and Briana Babic, have both requested and been granted clearances from our SEABL team. The sisters are set to join Hume and Keilor respectively.  They will play in the Victoria ‘Big V’ competition.

March 15, 2018

The Tigers SEABL teams hit it off on Saturday March 10th in their first practice match on their home court against the Big V Ringwood Hawks.

February 13, 2018

It is with great excitement that we announce the signing of Rebecca Cole to our Melbourne Tigers SEABL Women for season 2018. Rebecca joins Tigerland fresh off an edge-of-your-seat WNBL Grand Finals series for the Melbourne Boomers last month. Rebecca was a key contributor for the Boomers this season, having the verstatility to play a…

February 12, 2018

• FREE 1 hour self-defence class for women 14 years and older • Where: John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA, 6/278 Ferntree Gully Rd, Notting Hill, Vic, 3168 • When: 6pm – 7pm, Wednesday 7th of March In celebration of International Women’s Day, John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA are partnering with the Melbourne Tigers…

February 1, 2018

The Tigers are pleased to officially announce that Louella Tomlinson will return to the Women’s SEABL team in 2018. Louella (Lou) will be onboard for the entire season in 2018 which can only be a great asset to the team. Lou will be coming off a successful WNBL season with the Boomers and along with…

January 30, 2018

The Tigers are pleased to welcome Ashleigh (AJ) Stewart and Katie Bugden to our Women’s SEABL Program for 2018. AJ played her junior years over in WA, representing the State from Under 16’s through to the Under 20’s. At the under 18 level within the WABL, AJ was named the MVP of the league and gained…

January 29, 2018

The Melbourne Tigers are excited to welcome Kasey Burton to the 2018 SEABL Women’s team. Kasey played her junior years at Ballarat, representing Vic Country at the Australian Championships at all age-groups and for Victoria in the U20 State team. Kasey has been a WNBL Melbourne Boomers development for the past 3 seasons and is…

January 21, 2018

We are very proud of our Tigers girls who have made it to the ‘Big Dance’! Both Louella Tomlinson and Monique Conti played a significant part in getting the Boomers to the 3rd game of the WNBL Grand Final to be held in Townsville tonight, Sunday 21st January at 6:00pm (7.00pm Melbourne time). The Tiger’s Peri…

November 23, 2017

The Melbourne Tigers are pleased to welcome back 3 Tigers Juniors to the 2018 Women’s Senior Program; Ashlea Stainer, Bianca Babic and Courtney Gaze. Ashlea Stainer joined the Tigers at Under 16’s in 2009, and apart from 1 year, has remained with the Tiger’s through to Big V Youth League and Championship level. Ashlea played…

November 20, 2017

The 2017 Captain, reigning WNBL Rookie of the Year, Melbourne Tigers Female Player of the Year (2017) and overall excitement machine Monique Conti has signed to return to our 2018 SEABL Women’s team. A Tigers player since U10’s, Monique has developed into a dynamic point guard who is a star on the international stage as well…

November 16, 2017

The Melbourne Tigers are excited to announce Briana Babic will be returning in 2018 in our Women’s SEABL team. Briana proved herself at SEABL level in 2017 playing all but one game and averaging 13.5 pts per game with a game high of 27 pts against Sandringham. Briana is an excellent offensive player with many moves…

November 10, 2017

The Melbourne Tigers are pleased to welcome back Tigers Junior Peri Kalka to the Women’s 2018 SEABL Team. In 2017 Peri averaged 8.1 points and 6.7 rebounds in all 22 games for the Women’s Inaugural SEABL season. Peri is looking forward to “continuing on from last season’s development and getting more wins” in 2018. Peri…

October 23, 2017

The Melbourne Tigers are pleased to announce Mark Alabakov as the Women’s SEABL Head Coach for the 2018 season. Mark is highly experienced in elite player development within programs such as NITP for Basketball Victoria and Australian College of Sport’s Basketball program, as well as at State level in the VJBL. In addition, Mark has…

September 19, 2017

Senior Women’s Head Coach Position Zoe Carr has resigned from her position as SEABL Women’s head coach following a new position within her job which will require a lot more of her time and unfortunately with the travel, she cannot make the commitment.  Therefore, Melbourne Tigers is requesting applications for the Head Coaching position for…

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June 14, 2016

After 20 months, it is still too early to grade James’ 2014 decision to leave the Heat and return to Ohio habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus

October 17, 2018

The 87-year-old Melbourne Tigers Senior Program on Friday applied to play in Basketball Victoria’s proposed new elite competition for the 2019 season.

October 17, 2018

The Melbourne Tigers will be hosting 2 open tryouts for our 2019 Youth League Boys team.

April 11, 2018

The Melbourne Tiger’s Youth Women’s side have now won 3 in a row with a massive 26 point win over the Waverley Falcons (74-48). The Tigers could not be stopped as they outscored Waverley in every quarter whilst also shooting a better percentage at the 3 point line. Through the majority of the game the…

March 19, 2018

The Melbourne Tigers Youth Women’s side have got the season off to a great start defeating the Dandenong Rangers by 11 points (62-51).

October 24, 2017

The Melbourne Tigers are excited to announce Mark Bradtke and Andrew Gaze as the 2018 Youth Championship Men’s Head Coaches. With a wealth of experience between them, our graduating Juniors and up and coming Senior players are in the best hands in the country.  

September 19, 2017

Youth Championship Men’s Coaching Positions The Melbourne Tigers is requesting applications for the Head Coaching position and Assistant Coaching position(s) for our Victorian Youth Championship Men’s team for the 2018 season. We are looking to continue the high standard of player development via the Youth League program and require the coaching staff that can facilitate…

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May 5, 2016

After 20 months, it is still too early to grade James’ 2014 decision to leave the Heat and return to Ohio habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus

October 17, 2018

The 87-year-old Melbourne Tigers Senior Program on Friday applied to play in Basketball Victoria’s proposed new elite competition for the 2019 season.

April 11, 2018

The Melbourne Tiger’s Youth Women’s side have now won 3 in a row with a massive 26 point win over the Waverley Falcons (74-48). The Tigers could not be stopped as they outscored Waverley in every quarter whilst also shooting a better percentage at the 3 point line. Through the majority of the game the…

March 19, 2018

The Melbourne Tigers Youth Women’s side have got the season off to a great start defeating the Dandenong Rangers by 11 points (62-51).

October 24, 2017

With past coach Jenny Connolly stepping aside, Lloyd Klaman has been announced as the Melbourne Tigers Youth Championship Women’s team for 2018. Lloyd brings a wealth of experience in coaching at both the Junior and Senior level and coupled with his enthusiasm, should provide a new dynamic for the emerging Tiger’s talent.

September 19, 2017

Youth Championship Men’s Coaching Positions The Melbourne Tigers is requesting applications for the Head Coaching position and Assistant Coaching position(s) for our Victorian Youth Championship Men’s team for the 2018 season. We are looking to continue the high standard of player development via the Youth League program and require the coaching staff that can facilitate…

December 12, 2018

MELBOURNE GIRLS TIGERS CHRISTMAS SALE Sunday 15 December at the Uniform Shop, MSAC

October 27, 2018

Congratulations to all the Junior Girls selected in the following teams and good luck for the upcoming season Team Announcement 2019 Court Allocations 28.10.18  

October 5, 2018

The Melbourne Tigers Girls Basketball Club is pleased to announce the coaches for the 2018/2019 VJBL season.  

September 27, 2018

CHAMPIONS!! Our 14.1 girls wrap up their Melbourne Utd VJBL season with a perfect record after winning 50-45 against Knox Basketball. Congratulations to all and good luck in the quest for the National Championship

September 18, 2018

A huge congratulations to the Tigers Girls VJBL grand final participants – they represented themselves and the Club with pride. A total of 7 of our 19 teams made it through to the Grand Finals with the 12.2s, 14.3s, 14.5s, 16.4s and 18.1s eventual winners. In a valiant game the 12.5s were runners up. The…

August 20, 2018

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August 20, 2018

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August 9, 2018

Tryouts will commence on Sunday 7 October at MSAC. Further information will be available on this website late August. Please expect midweek (Tuesday / Wednesday), Friday night and Sunday sessions All athletes trying out will need to book via Trybooking (www.trybooking.com/LZLU). A $35 registration fee will be payable. Any further queries should be directed to tryouts@melbournebasketball.com.au

April 11, 2018

Melbourne Tigers has been home to some of the best shooters in Australia. From Kristie Harrower and Nicky Simpson to more recently Monique Conti, who plays in the WNBL Melbourne Boomers and Melbourne Tigers SEABL teams and Ellen Kett and Sara Blicavs (Australian Opals) who both play in the SEABL. 

June 22, 2017

All parents want their kids to play well and have fun. The video below provides some great tips on how they can help make their sporting experiences a lot more enjoyable. 

June 15, 2017

The Melbourne Tigers Women’s Basketball Association is pleased to announce our new Director of Coaching (DOC) for season 2017/2018. Tony Jackson will take over the position currently filled by Kelly Breazeale. Coach Kelly advised the club earlier this year that she wished to relinquish the role as she was finding it difficult to juggle a…

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