MWBA - Maritime Womens Basketball Association

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The Maritime Women’s Basketball Association is ready to bounce into action in the spring of 2022.

It’s definitely exciting news for women looking to improve their game as players, continue playing after university, collegiate or professional careers are over or getting back into a competitive environment.

As many as six teams have expressed interest to begin the inaugural season, beginning in early May of 2022.

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick would have three teams each, but more teams could be added before the MWBA announces its official stable late in 2021.

Nova Scotia boasts the Halifax Thunder, Halifax Sirens and Windsor Edge. New Brunswick entrants at Fredericton Freeze, Port City Fog of Saint John and 506 Elite of Moncton.

The MWBA is an amateur league for players 19 and over, but will feature a professional approach in its on-court product, game presentation and staffing.

Players are expected to be present day USPORTS, Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association, or professionals playing overseas, who are home for the off-season. Plenty of former players will also return to the competitive fray for the 10 to 14-game regular season and championship weekend of tournament format playoffs.

Roster announcements and configurations along with coaching staffs will be announced by teams on this website.

Marketing students eager for real world experience meet a fledgling sports league getting ready to launch its first season – it’s a slam dunk of a collaboration. A group of Business Administration: Marketing students at New Brunswick Community College Moncton Campus are creating a marketing plan for the newly-formed Maritime Women’s Basketball Association (MWBA). It’s...
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Tyler Slipp doesn’t think small scale. Uh-uh. Big scale or go home is the mantra. Slipp will bring that reputation with him as he joins the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association as the league coordinator. His duties are numerous, but in a nutshell, Slipp will be the eyes and ears for Commissioner Tasia McKenna, her executive...
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Commissioner Tasia McKenna has announced her team for the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association. It is a stacked lineup. Most positions have been filled, with a few remaining spots to be secured. The MWBA is scheduled to open in the spring of 2022 with six teams. Draft scheduling would see a 12-game regular season followed by...
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Leah Bowers decided the time was right to get back into basketball. In fact, Bowers thought the time was so right, she’s getting back into the game in two different roles. Meet the new head coach of the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association’s Fredericton Freeze. And meet the first player with the franchise. Bowers, the former...
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Cindy Levesque is spinning plenty of plates these days. And more plates are waiting to jump into the fray. Expecting her first child in April, working as the Acting Manager of First Nations Relations and Organizational Development with the Government of New Brunswick, playing pick-up basketball and – oh yeah – part of the provincial...
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Lezlie States of Halifax brings decades of basketball experience to post The Maritime Women’s Basketball Association keeps attracting top level commitments on its executive team. Halifax-based MWBA commissioner Tasia McKenna announced long-time Nova Scotia and volunteer Lezlie States has joined the league as its vice commissioner. ‘Lezlie was the first person I thought about when...
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So, you want a shot at playing in the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association? That is great news to hear. The MWBA is an amateur league, designed to fill an off-season void and provide a place to play for those still involved with various programs and former players still in search of a competitive circuit. Players...
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The first Maritime Women’s Basketball Association get together – albeit virtually – was a smash hit for those involved. During a Zoom conference lead by MWBA commissioner Tasia McKenna of Halifax, there were six potential franchise owners on the call, discussing a wide variety of topics from budgets to roster construction. ‘It was a fantastic...
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