Blog Archives

Return to Basketball

Basketball Australia has today released Return to Basketball Guidelines to support state and territory member associations and the basketball community across Australia in bringing a safe return to grassroots basketball.

TWO NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN BOARD OF BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA

Basketball Australia has welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors following elections held earlier today at the 2020 BA Annual General Meeting. 

Three new Directors join Paralympics Australia Board

Paralympics Australia’s Board of Directors will expand to nine members after President Jock O’Callaghan today announced three new appointments.

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.

AUSTRALIAN BASKETBALL UNITES TO TACKLE IMPACT OF COVID-19

Australia’s basketball community has established a taskforce to tackle the challenges from grassroots to elite competitions caused by the ongoing impact of COVID-19.

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.

COVID-19 - Updates to Aussie Hoops Program

Update from Basketball Australia regarding the Term 3 Aussie Hoops Program.

COVID-19 - Updates to U16 Championships

Basketball Australia has determined that the Under 16 Australian Junior Championships, scheduled to be held in July, will no longer be proceeding.

CoE New Scholarship Athlete Announcement

CoE Women | Congratulations to Alana Goodchild (BNSW) our newest Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence scholarship athlete.

Paralympic Update – A 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. 

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.

SYDNEY KINGS OWNERS TSE, PURCHASE BRYDENS SYDNEY UNI FLAMES WNBL FRANCHISE

Basketball Australia and The Sydney Kings are proud to announce that the Club’s ownership group, Total Sport and Entertainment (TSE), have acquired full ownership of the WNBL’s sole New South Wales franchise, the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames.

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. 

MEDIA STATEMENT REGARDING WNBL FREE AGENCY PERIOD

The Chemist Warehouse WNBL and the Australian Basketball Players Association have agreed to postpone the commencement of the Free Agency period due to the uncertainties of COVID-19.