The Lightning is our High-Performance Basketball Program at Lakeside. It includes our Mens’ and Women’s NBL1 West (previously State Basketball League) teams, plus a junior program with boys and girls teams competing in the WA Basketball League (WABL), operated by Basketball WA.
Our Lightning NBL1 West teams play their home games at the Lakeside Recreations Centre, during the NBL1 West season which runs from April to August each year. We’d love you to join us at our next game – check out more information about our teams and upcoming games, including our NBL1 West season fixtures.
Our WABL teams start at U12s and go all the way up to U20s. Each year our selection process starts in October, with all Lakeside Domestic Players welcome to trial for a place in a Lightning Team. Selections are finalised in February, ready for the WABL season which runs from April until September each year.
The Lightning has competed in the NBL1 West (previously the State Basketball League) since the year 2000 and in this relatively short time, already has a rich history and has experienced significant success.