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FIBA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2022 APPOINT CRITTLE AND LANDON

The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Local Organising Committee has announced Anthea Crittle and Lorraine Landon as its final executive team appointments as it approaches the Sydney-hosted event from September 22 to 1 October 2022.

WNBA Draft: Mangakahia ready to graduate to the professional ranks

With the WNBA Draft just days away, Chemist Warehouse Opals squad member Tiana Mangakahia feels an odd sense of calm.

Adaptation and teamwork, the lessons of the pandemic

Just one week into the 2020 Waratah League, women’s head coach at the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence (CoE), Kristen Veal recalls a challenging few days as the first impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic hit Australian shores.

2021 AUSTRALIAN UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE STREAMED LIVE

Basketball Australia (BA) is delighted to announce that all games of the 2021 Australian Under-18 Championships will be streamed live and free across Australia thanks to Foxtel and Kayo Freebies.

Event and Fixture Information

Event information for the 2021 Australian Under-18 Junior Championships.

IMPORTANT UPDATE – 2021 KEVIN COOMBS CUP

Basketball Australia would like to provide the following update in regard to the upcoming 2021 Australian Under-18 Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup scheduled to be held from April 10 – 17 in Werribee, Victoria.

CoE return to action after COVID impacted year

Head coach of the men’s basketball program at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra, Adam Caporn has experienced a year unlike any other in his career as a player and coach.

CAROLYN CAMPBELL APPOINTED BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA INTERIM CEO

The Board of Basketball Australia (BA) has confirmed the appointment of Carolyn Campbell as interim CEO of BA effective immediately.

CEO announces departure from Basketball Australia

The Board of Basketball Australia (BA) announced today that CEO Jerril Rechter AM has resigned and will be leaving the organisation on 1 April 2021.

SEVEN AUSTRALIANS SELECTED TO OFFICIATE AT TOKYO 2020

Basketball Australia is delighted to confirm that seven Australian officials have been selected by FIBA/IWBF to officiate the basketball events at either the Tokyo 2020 Olympic or Paralympic Games.

Opals Olympic Camp a Success

Basketball Australia’s women’s Olympic head coach Sandy Brondello and captain Jenna O’Hea have declared last week’s Opals Olympic training camp on the Gold Coast in Queensland a success.

Opals draw on gold medal advice to be ready for Tokyo

Four Olympic gold medallists from multiple sports have joined the Australian senior women’s basketball squad in camp on the Gold Coast this week, as the Opals aim for a return to the podium at this year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and a shot at gold.

DION DEVOW ON WINNUNGA WARRIORS, EDUCATION AND THEIR BASKETBALL FAMILY

Known and respected for his longstanding work with Indigenous communities, Dion Devow had a lightbulb moment watching his children play basketball back in 2014.

BA COMMIT TO ADDRESSING RACIAL EQUALITY FOLLOWING INDEPENDENT REVIEW

Basketball Australia (BA) has committed to action on Racial Equality within the sport’s governing body, following an independent review of the organisation by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

70 YEARS OF HOOPS FOR ADELAIDE VYTIS SPORTS CLUB

Established on 25 March 1950, the Adelaide Vytis Sports Club has a rich tradition within the South Australian Lithuanian community and indeed the wider basketball landscape in the state.

GOLD COAST TO HOST AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Australian School Championships will have a new home in 2021 following the announcement by Basketball Australia (BA) that the Gold Coast will host the event for the next three years.

UniSport Australia announces new national basketball tournament

UniSport Australia is excited to re-launch the University Basketball League (UBL) in what will be a first for university sport in Australia.