The Australian Under-20 and Ivor Burge Championships will remain in Canberra through 2020 and 2021, with the 2020 championships taking place February 5-9.
After the success of the 2019 championships, Basketball Australia and Basketball ACT will once again co-host the tournament at the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence in the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
The Under-20’s sees the best talent from around Australia represent their state and territories across a men’s and women’s competition while playing against their national rivals for the Championship.
A majority of Australian Opals and Boomers competed at the tournament as they progressed through the national pathway including triple Olympian Patty Mills, seven-time WNBL Champion Natalie Hurst and Boomers squad member Jesse Wagstaff who all represented ACT.
Meanwhile, the Ivor Burge Championship provides an opportunity for players with an intellectual disability to compete on a national stage and represent their state or territory while a Japanese team has also featured over the past few years.
The championships serve as a great opportunity for all athletes to experience the facilities of the Centre of Excellence first hand.
Players will enjoy world class facilities at the AIS onsite accommodation, with access to the dining hall, strength and conditioning, gym and recovery facilities. Additionally, the majority of games played at the tournament will be live streamed through the built in PlaySight technology.
“We are excited to partner up with Basketball Australia to be able welcome the Australian basketball community back to Canberra for this wonderful event” shared Basketball ACT CEO Matt Dunstan.
“We look forward to building on the successful championship held in 2019. We appreciate the trust that has been placed in us to deliver the event over the next two years.”
2020 & 2021 Australian Under-20 & Ivor Burge Championship Dates:
5-9 February 2020
10-14 February 2021
AIS Training Hall
Leverrier Street, Bruce ACT 2617