Women's National Basketball League facts for kids
WNBL teams Logan Thunder in white and Canberra Capitals in blue battle for the ball in a game on 20 January 2012
|No. of teams||10|
|Continent||FIBA Oceania (Oceania)|
|Most recent champion(s)||Bulleen Boomers (1st)|
|Most championships||Canberra Capitals (7)|
The Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) is the main women's professional basketball league in Australia. It currently has ten teams. The league was started in 1981. It is the women's counterpart to the National Basketball League (NBL). The regular season is played from October to March. The Grand Final is in either late February or early March.
Some WNBL teams have NBL counterparts. The Adelaide Lightning, West Coast Waves, and Sydney Flames are the only current teams to play sharing the market with an NBL team.
The WNBL currently has 10 teams.
|WNBL||Team||City||Arena||Colours||Joined WNBL||Head Coach|
|Women's National Basketball League|
|Adelaide Lightning||Adelaide, SA||Adelaide Arena||Red, Yellow, Black, White||1992||Peter Buckle|
|Australian Institute of Sport||Canberra, ACT||AIS Training Hall||Blue, White, Red||1981||Phil Brown|
|Bendigo Spirit||Bendigo, VIC||Schweppes Centre||Sky Blue, Gold, White||2007||Bernie Harrower|
|Bulleen Boomers||Bulleen, VIC||Veneto Club||Blue, Gold||1984||Tom Maher|
|Canberra Capitals||Canberra, ACT||AIS Arena||Light Blue, White, Gold||1986||Carrie Graf|
|Dandenong Rangers||Dandenong, VIC||Dandenong Basketball Stadium||Bottle Green, Gold||1992||Mark Wright|
|Logan Thunder||Logan, QLD||Logan Metro||Purple, Burgundy, Gold||2008||Olaf Lange|
|Sydney Flames||Sydney, NSW||Sydney University||Blue, Gold, White||1989||Karen Dalton|
|Townsville Fire||Townsville, QLD||Townsville RSL Stadium||Black, Red, Orange||2001||Chris Lucas|
|West Coast Waves||Perth, WA||WA Basketball Centre||Green, Yellow, Black||1990||David Herbert|
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