THE Suva/Laucala Basketball Association is looking at raising the bar in its league competition this season.
With an increase in the number of teams joining the league, officials are anticipating an improved performances from affiliated clubs.
The league started three weeks ago and the level of competition have raised eyebrows.
Former Raiwaqa club, Warriors is one of the new teams and they will be a force to be reckoned this season. Having proved themselves at national championships, Suva/Laucala basketball official Leonard Whippy said they hoped the standard of play would improve.
The national rep said the main objective was to raise the level of competition in their league.
He said the new teams that joined the competition would add a spice to the competition.
"We have changed our league format this season to suit the increase in number of teams. We have graded the teams into their strengths and hope to build it up from there," Whippy said.
Teams like Warriors, Jats, Pitbulls Two and New Era Two are the new forces in the league this season.
Whippy said the inclusion of the Warriors club in the league would create stiff competition against teams like Saints, Idaman, Pitbulls One and New Era One.