Monthly Archives: June 2009

Jawai to miss opening sessions of Boomers camp

Australia's men's basketball team, the Boomers, will begin its first training camp for 2009 at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra tomorrow.

Emus World Championship team selected

Basketball Australia has selected the team that will contest the FIBA U19 World Championship for Men in Auckland in July.

Smith hangs up high-tops

Jason Smith, a former Captain of Australia's men's basketball team, has announced his retirement from basketball after fourteen years at the top level.

Basketball Australia welcomes Government grant

The sport of basketball has received a $300,000 Federal Government grant.

Mills stays in NBA Draft

Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Luke Nevill and Aron Baynes saw the deadline looming - and watched it float right by.

Jawai - and his image - fly back to Bamaga

The plan? Fishing, going bush and relaxing with family... but not for long. Boomers camp starts on Friday.

Gliders headed to Canada

Tina McKenzie (left) has been named captain for the tour while three-time Paralympian Amanda Carter (right) returns to the fold.

Oceania Basketball Tournament game schedule announced

The 2009 Oceania Basketball Tournament schedule was released today.

Hornets sneak on top of WNWBL ladder after Round 2

The Hills Hornets managed to reverse the results of Round 1 and defeat the Perth Western Stars and claim the top spot on the ladder after Round 2 on the weekend.

Gems looking good ahead of World titles

France: The Australian Gems have secured a victory in their final game at the Fougeres Tournament in France with a gutsy win over the host nation 70-54.

Emus get it done against USA but France too good

In many respects the Australian Emus came to France to play...France - and last night that meeting took place, as the Emus eventually fell to the host nation 68-65 at the Douai Tournament.

Australian Development Camp to go ahead in two separate camps

Basketball Australia can announce a change to the planned Australian Development Camp from June 15-18 due to the Australian Institute of Sport's introduction of restrictions on any person from Melbourne/Victoria.

Emus on Tour: Christian Salecich blogs from France

The Australian Under-19 men's basketball team, the Emus, are preparing for the World Championships with a tour in France.

Float like a butterfly

Former Opal Sandra Tomlinson is just one of many veteran stars who will compete in the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games in October.

NBL will be tough: Gaze Snr.

Basketball Australia Hall of Famer and former Boomers coach Lindsay Gaze has given his support to the NBL and basketball's reform process.

Time out with... Roller Tristan Knowles

Beijing gold medallist Tristan Knowles prepares for the Rollers World Challenge with a Q&A.

Support the Emus at the World Championship

The Kiwis are drumming up support for their World Championship Men’s Team so make sure you get behind the Australian Emus in July when they take on the rest of the world in Auckland.