Blog Archives

Roller Brett Stibners calls time on international career.

Australian Roller and long server of the game, Brett Stibners OAM has called time on his international career. The International Wheelchair Basketball world enjoyed the last of Stibners- or ‘Sticky’ as those close to him know him as- at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Australian School Championships

Due to the continuing outbreaks and uncertainty of interstate travel, Basketball Australia regret to advise that the 2021 Australian School Championships have been cancelled.

Lauren Jackson AO receives ultimate Hall of Fame honour.

Lauren Jackson has made history as the first Australian basketball player to join the prestigious Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as the official enshrinement took place in Springfield Massachusetts, earlier today.

Lauren Jackson honoured in the WNBA's "W25"

The WNBA have celebrated their 25th year by announcing the “W25,” highlighting the 25 greatest players to have played their game.

SPALDING OFFER TO BASKETBALL FAMILY

Spalding has extended its reign as one of Basketball Australia’s longest serving partners.

FIBA Women’s Asia Cup Final Team Announced

The final team for the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup to be held next month in Jordan was finalised this week with 12 players and two reserves chosen from the squad who were available for selection.

Gliders exit medal race at Toyko

The Gliders Paralympic campaign came to an end with a 0-4 result after being defeated by Japan, Germany, Great Britain and Canada in the Preliminary Round. 

FIBA announce Australian Referee licencees

FIBA have announced 14 Australians will hold a referee licence for the period 2021-2023. Of the 14 named, nine are returning while five will hold a licence for the first time showing the depth in our referee ranks.

Josh Dent receives scholarship to NBA Global Academy

At just 16-years-old, up and comer Joshua Dent will join Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) program as the next NBA Global Academy (GA) scholarship recipient.

OPALS SQUAD FOR FIBA WOMEN’S ASIA CUP ANNOUNCED

Basketball Australia (BA) today announced their squad of 21 players for the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup to be held in Amman, Jordan next month.

ROBBIE MCKINLAY ANNOUNCED AS NEW CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE HEAD COACH.

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce respected elite youth development coach Robbie McKinlay has been appointed as Head Coach of the BA Centre of Excellence Men’s Program, based at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

2021 Australian Under 14 Championships Cancelled.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreaks around the country and the uncertainty of interstate travel, Basketball Australia & Casey Basketball Association regret to advise that the 2021 Australian Under-14 Club Championships has been cancelled.

2021 Australian Under 16 Championships to go ahead.

Basketball Australia are pleased to advise that the Australian Under-16 Championships will be held in Darwin from 26 September – 3 October 2021.

2021-22 WNBL SEASON STRUCTURE

Basketball Australia can today confirm that the 2021-22 WNBL Season will return to a full home and away season with each Club playing 21 games commencing in the first week of November.

Liz Cambage Investigation.

The circumstances surrounding the incident that occurred during the scrimmage between Nigeria and Australia involving Liz Cambage are currently under investigation for a breach of the integrity framework and code of conduct.

Opals produce inspired comeback win over USA.

The Australia Opals have shown incredible fight and spirit defeating the USA Women’s team- for the first time in 11 years- by three points in an exhibition match earlier this morning (AEST), claiming the win 70-67.

Liz Cambage withdraws from Australian Opals Olympic team.

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has announced that Opals player Liz Cambage has withdrawn from the Australian Olympic Team to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Australian Gliders named for Tokyo Paralympic team.

Almost a decade after achieving a Silver medal status at the 2012 London Paralympics, the final 12-strong Australian Gliders squad headed for Tokyo has been announced by Paralympics Australia earlier today.