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About The Ivor Burge

The Australian Basketball team for People with an Intellectual Disability made their international debut at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona.

Both Men and Women's teams competed in the event; the Women won the Gold Medal and the Men finished sixth. It was the first Gold medal won by an Australian National Team in Basketball at any international event.

After such a successful Paralympic campaign the Australian Sports & Recreation Association for People with an Intellectual Disability (AUSRAPID), together with Basketball Australia, created the Ivor Burge Championship.

It was decided to title the Tournament the Ivor Burge Championship as Ivor Burge is considered one of the founding fathers of Basketball in this country. Although he went to college in Springfield, Massachusetts, after graduating he came back to Australia to promote the game further.

Burge produced the first standardised rulebook for the sport in October 1928, and founded the Victorian Basketball Association in 1931. He continued to help promote Basketball in Victoria through his position with the YMCA until 1940.

In 1941, he became the inaugural Director if Physical Education at the University of Queensland. In 1946 Burge was involved in the writing of the Constitution of Basketball Australia and founded the Queensland Amateur Basketball Association. He was appointed the Associations first President, a position he held until 1954.

In 1992, he was awarded life membership of the Australian Basketball Federation and in 2004 was an inaugural inductee into the Baksetball Australia Hall of Fame.

The inaugural Ivor Burge championship was held in Wollongong in 1995 when Victoria won Gold in both the Men's and Women's divisions.

Past Winners of the Ivor Burge Championships -

Men

2003 - Victoria Metro
2004 - New South Wales Metro
2005 - Victoria Metro 1
2006 - Victoria Metro
2007 - Victoria Metro
2008 - Victoria Metro
2009 - Victoria Metro
2010 - Victoria Metro
2011 - Victoria Metro
2012 - Victoria Metro
2013 - Victoria Metro
2014 - Victoria Metro

Women

2003 - Victoria Metro
2004 - Victoria Metro
2005 - New South Wales
2006 - New South Wales
2007 - Victoria Metro
2008 - New South Wales Metro
2009 - Victoria Metro
2010 - Victoria Metro
2011 - Victoria Metro
2012 - Victoria Metro
2013 - Victoria Metro
2014 - Victoria Metro

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Scores, Schedule & Live Stats

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(Note: Live Stats are only available when a tournament is in play)

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Media

Click any of the below to access media features from the U16's Australian Junior Championships

PHOTO GALLERIES:

2014 Media Day
2014 Day 1 Gallery
2014 Day 2 Gallery
2014 Day 3 Gallery
2014 Day 4 Gallery
2014 Day 5 Gallery
2014 Day 6 Gallery

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