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Joint statement from Basketball Australia and the Australian Opals

Basketball Australia and the Australian Opals met today to discuss our shared belief on the important role our sport can play in eradicating racism, discrimination and injustice.

BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES ROSTER AND COMPETITION SCHEDULE FOR INAUGURAL FIBA ESPORTS OPEN 2020

An Australian exhibition esports team will take on trans-Tasman rival New Zealand on virtual NBA 2K courts in a five-game exhibition series as part of FIBA’s first-ever international esports competition for National Member Federations, the FIBA Esports Open 2020, to be held from 19-21 June 2020.

Federal Government Invests $50.6 million into High Performance Sport

Over the weekend, Minister for Sport, Senator Richard Colbeck, announced that the Australian Federal Government would be investing $50.6 million in high performance sport over the next two years.

Australia to Participate in Inaugural FIBA eSports Open 2020

FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, has announced the launch of its first-ever international esports competition for National teams, the FIBA Esports Open 2020.

2020-21 CHEMIST WAREHOUSE WNBL FREE AGENCY

The 2020-21 Chemist Warehouse WNBL Free Agency has commenced!

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Dates Announced

FIBA’s Central Board have confirmed the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will be held from August 25 to September 10, 2023 in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines, marking the first time in FIBA World Cup history the competition will be held in multiple countries.

Australian School Championships COVID-19 Update

The 2020 Australian School Championships are currently scheduled from 7-11 December, 2020 in South East Melbourne.

Photograph taken by Lynda Spicer

Teisha Shadwell – Living the Green and Gold Dream

Teisha Shadwell began her basketball career like many others, following in the footsteps of her older siblings. She worked her way from domestic under 8’s to representative under 14’s playing in the top team for her club and even taking home the gold at the National Championships.

Basketball Australia supports Australian Government COVIDSafe App

Basketball Australia and the Chemist Warehouse WNBL support the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app.

Shawn Russell – Defying all odds

Shawn Russell, known as ‘The Huss’, began playing wheelchair basketball in 2003 and now at the age of 32 says he has never looked back. Since first touching a basketball, Russell has gone onto become a squad member for the Australian Rollers Wheelchair basketball team and a Paralympic athlete, representing Australia at the 2016 Rio Games.

Top 10 Games in FIBA 3x3 History

3x3 is the newest and fastest way to play a game of basketball. Played with one basket in half a court space, three players per team on court at a time with a 12-second shot clock, the game pace is much more intense than a full-court regular 5x5 game.