Monthly Archives: March 2014

Rollers name extended squad for 2014 World Championships

The Australian Rollers men’s national wheelchair basketball team have named a 21-player squad in contention for selection to represent the team at the 2014 IWF Men’s Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Incheon, South Korea.

Gliders earn strong win over Japan at Lakeshore Cup

The Australian Gliders have begun the 2014 Lakeshore Cup by splitting their opening two games of the tournament, going down to the USA before rebounding to defeat the Japan on Wednesday.

Opals star excited by new generation

The excitement is tangible around the Jayco Australian Opals, with some of the squad’s biggest stars thrilled by the young talent coming through the ranks.

Rollers draw tough group for World Championships

The Australian Rollers will face European trio Germany, Sweden and Italy in their group, following the official draw for the 2014 IWBF Men’s Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in South Korea.

John Maddock award BA Life Membership

Legendary basketball player and administrator John Maddock has received one of the sport’s highest honours as he was awarded life membership of Basketball Australia at the Annual General Meeting in Sydney this weekend.

Aussies Abroad: NBA and Euro stars shine

It was another productive week for the Australian Boomers NBA contingent, with big numbers posted across the board as the regular season enters the final stretch.

Basketball Australia welcomes new Board Members

Basketball Australia today welcomed three new faces to its Board following elections held at the 2013 Annual General Meeting in Sydney on the weekend.

Gliders end Toronto Challenge with big win

The Australian Gliders exacted their revenge on Canada, closing out the Toronto Challenge with a nail-biting 58-55 win over the hosts on Saturday as they now prepare to for the Lakeshore Cup in Alabama.

Big names return for Opals Canberra camp

A star-studded Jayco Australian Opals squad descend on Canberra on Sunday, with several big names welcomed into camp for the first time in preparation for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women.

Aussies Abroad: Delly stars and March Madness continues

The NCAA Tournament has already thrown up some exciting results for the Australian contingent as March Madness continues this week.

CoE Men’s Team ready for SEABL challenge

The challenge begins for the next generation of Australian men’s basketball talent when the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence (BA CoE) Men’s Team tip-off their SEABL season against the Geelong Supercats on Sunday.

Gliders split opening games of Toronto Challenge

It has been a strong start to the tour of Canada and USA for the Australian Gliders, splitting their opening games of the 2014 Toronto Challenge.

Batkovic and O’Hea withdraw from Opals 2014 campaign

Basketball Australia has been informed that Suzy Batkovic and Jenna O’Hea will not be available for the Jayco Australian Opals’ 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women campaign.

Interview: Cameron Bairstow

It has been a whirlwind 12 months for Cameron Bairstow, going from relative unknown to a fully-fledged Australian Boomer and one of the most dominant players in college basketball.

BA CoE Women’s Team ready for SEABL season

Australian women’s basketball will enter a new era on Sunday, with the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence team (BA CoE) to host the Geelong Supercats in the opening round of the 2014 SEABL season.

Team named for U17 Women’s Tour of China

The Jayco Australian Under 17 Women’s team has been named for the upcoming tour of China next month, with 12 players set to make the journey for what shapes as a hectic schedule.

Aussie Women take winning form into March Madness

The Australians will have to do it the hard way if they are to advance, following the draw for the 2014 NCAA Women’s Tournament on Tuesday.

Australian basketball star Ben Madgen joins Team PEAK

Australian basketball star Ben Madgen has today been announced as the inaugural Australian Ambassador for PEAK, a leading global active wear and footwear brand.

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