Basketball Australia Statement

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Basketball Australia (BA) has convened a panel to assess the application of a transgender athlete who has requested to play in the NBL1 South competition. While Basketball Victoria determines the eligibility of athletes who play in their competitions, in the interest of the sport and all athletes, BA’s panel will now assess this application.

The panel will be led by:

Dr Peter Harcourt – BA Chief Medical Officer, Commonwealth Games Medical Advisor
Suzy Batkovic OLY – BA Board Member, three-time Olympian
Associate Professor Diana Robinson – Notre Dame University, Sports and Exercise Physician

We understand this is a complex and challenging issue and it is our intent to expedite the decision and provide clarity to all athletes and the basketball community. Given the nature of this case, we ask for respectful commentary.