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SYDNEY TO HOST FIBA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2022

The World’s largest International women’s basketball competition is coming to Sydney Olympic Park.

OLYMPIC UPDATE - MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO

We are experiencing unprecedented times globally and in our sport of Basketball we have been working with all areas of the sport across Australia to ensure we are making decisions that protect the health and safety of the community, our participants and athletes. 

COACHING LEGEND HEADLINES BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA COACHES' CONFERENCE

Australian coaching icon Brian Goorjian headlines an impressive list of presenters for the 5th annual Basketball Australia Coaches' Conference to be held at the BA Centre of Excellence in Canberra on May 4 and 5, 2020.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE WELCOMES RISING STARS

Talented young Tasmanian shooting guard Reyne Smith and emerging big man Harry Wessels from Western Australia have recently accepted scholarships at the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence in Canberra.

BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA AND 3x3HUSTLE LAUNCH NEW COMMUNITY PROGRAM

Basketball Australia and 3x3Hustle have launched 3x3 Community Hustle program, ‘Hustle for your 30’, in a joint initiative with Sport Australia. 

Alice Kunek ruled out of FIBA's 3x3 Olympic Qualifier due to injury

Australian Women’s 3x3 star Alice Kunek has suffered an elbow injury and will no longer be available for selection for FIBA’s 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) to be held in India from March 18 – 22, 2020.

Josh Giddey named MVP as the NBA Global Academy Triumphs at the 2020 Torneo Junio Ciutat De L'Hospitalet

The NBA Global Academy (NBA GA), based at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence (COE) in Canberra, has won the 2020 Torneo Junior Ciutat de L’Hospitalet.

The Australian Boomers Announce Squad for February FIBA Asia Cup Qualifier

The Australian Boomers have announced a 24-player squad for the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers.

Opals Captain Jenna O'Hea unable to compete at FIBA Olympic Qualifier due to injury

Opals Captain Jenna O’Hea has suffered a wrist injury and will no longer be available for the FIBA Olympic Qualifier from February 6-9 in Bourges, France.

Basketball in Australia Unites to Raise Funds for the Australian Bushfire Disaster

Basketball Australia stands united with basketball leagues and communities across the country in raising much needed funds for all those who have been affected by the bushfire crisis.

WNBL Veteran Sarah Graham to Join Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence

Retiring 13-year WNBL veteran, Sarah Graham will join the staff of Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence (COE) following the 2019-20 season, when she takes up the role of assistant coach of the women’s program.

Lauren Jackson Named as one of 12 Finalists for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

The 2012 London Olympic flag bearer Lauren Jackson AO has been named as a finalist for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (WBHOF).

The Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals Team Selected for FIBA Qualifier

Basketball Australia have announced the Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals team for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.  

Basketball Australia Appoints Men's and Women's U19 Coaches

Basketball Australia have appointed former WNBL Coach of the Year, David Herbert as the head coach of the Australian U19 Women’s team, the Gems, for the next two years.

FIBA names Bec Cole as one of '10 women who defined 3x3 in 2019'

Australian 3x3 player Bec Cole has been named by FIBA as one of ‘10 women who defined 3x3 in 2019’.

Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence Welcomes Five New Scholarship Holders

Basketball Australia would like to announce on behalf of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) the most recent group of athletes to receive scholarships for 2020.

Vanessa Devlin Named Official of the Year in South Australia

On November 22nd, at the South Australian Sports Awards, Vanessa Devlin received the Official of the Year Award across all sports for her work as a referee in basketball.

Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence Sees Four Athletes Graduate

Basketball Australia would like to congratulate the four recent graduates of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) Agnes Emma-Nnopu, Gemma Potter, Sara-Rose Smith and Lily Scanlon.