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CRAIG FRIDAY APPOINTED DUAL HEAD COACH AUSTRALIAN GLIDERS AND ROLLERS

Basketball Australia has appointed Craig Friday as the head coach of both Australia’s senior men’s and women’s Wheelchair Basketball teams for 2021.

Once in a lifetime kid leads Townsville to state glory

A once in a lifetime kid. That is what former NBL big man and Townsville Heat under-18 state championship winning coach Shane Froling labelled Rory Hawke after he led the North Queensland side to an undefeated title on the Gold

Antwerp to host FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2022

ANTWERP (Belgium) - The seventh edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup will take place in Antwerp, Belgium in June 2022.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE TALENTS ON DISPLAY ACROSS NBL 2021

As the Hungry Jacks NBL prepares to tip off their 2021 season in Adelaide on Friday night, the nation’s elite men’s league will feature 40 members of Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) alumni or current scholarship holders.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE WELCOMES NEW SCHOLARSHIP ATHLETES FOR 2021

Basketball Australia (BA) is pleased to announce four athletes selected to join BA’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) and NBA Global Academy (NBA GA) programs for 2021.

IBA announce Indigenous Community Basketball league

Indigenous Basketball Australia (IBA) is proud to announce details of their first basketball competition, Indigenous Community Basketball League (ICBL) that aims to provide a pathway for participation and success for the next generation of Aboriginal youths and Torres Strait Islander youths.

Bullets rookie Wigness looking to emulate role models Jawai and Mills

Brisbane Bullets young gun Tamuri Wigness hopes to follow in the footsteps of basketball idols Nathan Jawai and Patty Mills as he sets out to make his mark in his debut NBL season.

Holiday Closure

Basketball Australia wishes to advise that its office will be closed from 5.00pm AEDT on Tuesday 22 December and will re-open at 9.00am AEST on Monday 4 January 2021.

BA welcomes Victorian Government support for State Basketball Centre

Basketball Australia welcomes the Victorian Government’s $130 million budget announcement to upgrade and expand the State Basketball Centre in Wantirna South.

REFEREE PANEL ANNOUNCED FOR 2020 WNBL FINALS

Basketball Australia (BA) is delighted to announce the eight referees that have been selected to officiate in the 2020 Chemist Warehouse WNBL Finals Series.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE HOSTS TRAINING CAMP FOR RISING YOUNG TALENTS

Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) hosted a training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra for selected youth talent aged between 14-17 years old from across the country.

MATTHEW NIELSEN APPOINTED AS AUSTRALIAN BOOMERS HEAD ASSISTANT COACH

One of Australian basketball’s most respected former players, Matthew Nielsen will join the Boomers Tokyo Olympic campaign after being appointed to the role of Australian senior men’s national team head assistant coach to support newly appointed mentor, coach Brian Goorjian.

2020 WNBL FINAL SERIES VENUE AND TICKETING DETAILS REVEALED

Basketball Australia (BA) can today reveal that Townsville Stadium will be the host venue for the 2020 Chemist Warehouse WNBL Finals Series, with tickets to go on general sale at 12.00pm AEST/1.00pm AEDT this Wednesday (December 9) at Ticketek.

AUSTRALIAN BASKETBALL ICON LAUREN JACKSON INDUCTED INTO SPORT AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME

Basketball Australia (BA) is thrilled to congratulate Australian Basketball Hall of Famer and sporting icon Lauren Jackson AO on her induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

2021 U20 AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR AND IVOR BURGE CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE

In consultation with member States and Territories, Basketball Australia can confirm that the 2021 Under 20 Australian Junior Championships and Ivor Burge Championships will not proceed as scheduled in February 2021.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE GRADUATE MAGNAY SIGNS NBA CONTRACT

Basketball Australia (BA) congratulates Centre of Excellence (CoE) alumni and NBL Centre Will Magnay on signing his first ever NBA contract in joining the New Orleans Pelicans.

Australian and World Basketball Figures Congratulate Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut retires from professional basketball. Coaches, players and administrators from around the world send tributes.

TODD SPAIN OFFICIATES 150 GAMES ACHIEVING WNBL LIFE MEMBERSHIP

The Chemist Warehouse WNBL is delighted to award Todd Spain with WNBL Life Membership, following his 150th game as a referee in the League.