The renewed partnership will see Basketball Australia and Spalding’s relationship enter its 10th year in 2020.
Under the agreement, Spalding will continue to be the official basketball and backboard of Basketball Australia and its National teams.
Spalding will also supply the official game ball of the Chemist Warehouse WNBL, Aussie Hoops and Sporting School participant basketballs, game balls for National Wheelchair Leagues and the Australian Junior Championships as well as basketballs for Basketball Australia’s new Walking Basketball program.
Chris Lambert, Managing Director for Spalding Australia said they are thrilled to be extending their partnership with Basketball Australia.
“Interest, passion and participation for basketball is at an all-time high, from grassroots right up to the national teams competing so well on the world stage,” said Lambert.
“We are excited to continue our work with Basketball Australia to grow the game throughout the country.”
Glen Towers, Basketball Australia’s Head of Commercial Partnerships, said it’s fantastic to have the continued support of Spalding as a long-term strategic partner of Basketball Australia.
“We look forward to working with the Spalding team to continue to grow participation and get a Spalding ball into as many sets of hands as possible,” said Towers.
Founded by A.G Spalding back in 1876, the global sports brand has been a sporting equipment innovation leader for more than 140 years.
Since inventing the first ever basketball in 1894, Spalding today continues to be a leading brand across many sports, with a significant focus and investment in basketball.
Spalding has been the Official Game Ball of the NBA for over 30 years, and locally have been entrenched and dedicated to the game at all levels, as Official Game Ball of Basketball Australia including the Boomers and Opals, as well as the Official Game Ball of Basketball Victoria, Basketball NSW, Basketball WA, and Basketball ACT.
Spalding is a division of Russell Corporation Australia, manufacturers of Russell Athletic, Sherrin and Spalding brands.
About Basketball Australia
Basketball Australia is the governing and controlling body for the sport of basketball in Australia.
A not-for-profit business, Basketball Australia’s members are the eight state and territory basketball associations.
Basketball Australia runs the Chemist Warehouse Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL), currently celebrating its 40th year, national junior championships and manages 22 national teams including the elite high-performance teams Boomers, Chemist Warehouse Opals, Rollers & Gliders which compete in Olympic and Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games and FIBA World Championships.