Blog Archives

HEARING-IMPAIRED OFFICIALS INSPIRING OUR COMMUNITY

This week, September 19 – September 25, is National Week of Deaf People for 2020 and Basketball Australia have been celebrating those in the Australian basketball community who have impaired hearing and make a significant contribution to the sport.

Casey to host 2022 Australian U14 Championships

Basketball Australia (BA) has announced today that the 2022 Australian Under-14 Club Championships will be held at Casey Stadium in the City of Casey in Melbourne, Victoria from Monday 26 September – Saturday 1 October 2022.

Women’s World Cup Sydney – Two Years To Go

Today, Tuesday 22 September 2020 marks two years until the world’s best female basketballers, representing 12 countries, take to court in Sydney for the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.

EXPLORING THE LEGACY OF THE 1994 FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Today marks two years until the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022, the world’s largest international women’s basketball competition, returns to Sydney on 22 September 2022 for the first time since 1994.

A BOOMING SUCCESS IN THE U14-CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Australian Under-14 Club Championships, a highly regarded fun and elite basketball event held annually as a part of Basketball Australia’s Australian Junior Championships tournaments, had this year’s instalment scheduled to be contested in late September.

2020 AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS CANCELLED

Basketball Australia is disappointed to announce that the 2020 Australian School Championships set to be contested in Melbourne will not proceed as scheduled in December.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE INDUCTS NEW 2020 SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS

Basketball Australia is proud to announce on behalf of the governing body’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) the most recent athletes to join the CoE and NBA Global Academy (NBA GA) programs at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra.

AUSTRALIAN ROLLERS TO HOST EXHIBITION GAME IN DARWIN

Australian and Darwin-based wheelchair basketball superstars Clarence McCarthy-Grogan and Tom O’Neill-Thorne are hosting an exhibition match to showcase their sport and the Darwin Basketball Association (DBA).

COE FAREWELLS 2020 GRADUATES

Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) is proud to celebrate six 2020 program graduates.

DID YOU MISS OUR COLLEGE PATHWAYS WEBINAR?

On Thursday, 20 August 2020, Basketball Australia Pathways CEO Darren Smith, in conjunction with Basketball Victoria's High Performance Head Coach Ash Arnott, hosted a free Webinar to update and provide options to players, parents and guardians regarding collegiate pathways for 2020 and future classes.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE WELCOMES NEW SCHOLARSHIP ATHLETES

Basketball Australia is proud to announce on behalf of the organisation’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) the most recent athletes to join the CoE program.

LIZ CAMBAGE RETURNS TO CHEMIST WAREHOUSE WNBL

Australian basketball superstar Liz Cambage will return to the Chemist Warehouse WNBL after signing with Southside Flyers for the 2020-21 season.

BOOK LAUNCHED TO RAISE AWARENESS OF BODY IMAGE ISSUES

Basketball Australia is proud to announce its support of an important initiative by the Pretty Foundation, a leading non for profit organisation focused on the prevention of negative body image issues on two to six-year-old girls.

CoE Graduate Inks First NBL Contract

The National Basketball League’s Brisbane Bullets have scored the signature of Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence (CoE) graduate, Tamuri Wigness on a two-year deal.

Basketball Australia Statement on Athlete Health amidst Victoria’s COVID-19 outbreak

Basketball Australia (BA) has been facilitating training court and gym access at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) for Melbourne based Opals and Boomers players and additionally our Paralympic athletes Gliders and Rollers.

Basketball Australia Statement on Wheelchair Basketball Athlete Eligibility Rulings

The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has classified two Australian athletes as ineligible to play in IWBF competitions following results from the first phase of ongoing assessments for athlete eligibility, adhering to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Classification Code.

Basketball Australia Statement on the 2020 Wheelchair Basketball League Seasons

Basketball Australia, in consultation with the Wheelchair National League Clubs, has determined the National Wheelchair Leagues will not proceed in 2020.

Basketball Australia’s 2020 Senior National Women’s Squad

Just a year out from the Tokyo Olympics, Basketball Australia has announced the Australian 2020 Senior National Women’s Chemist Warehouse Opals Squad.