Blog Archives

BOARD NAMED FOR FIBA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2022

Basketball Australia has announced the ten Directors of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022, which will be Chaired by David Reid and hosted by Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.

Basketball Australia Statement on Athlete Health amidst Victoria’s COVID-19 outbreak

Basketball Australia (BA) has been facilitating training court and gym access at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) for Melbourne based Opals and Boomers players and additionally our Paralympic athletes Gliders and Rollers.

Basketball Australia Statement on Wheelchair Basketball Athlete Eligibility Rulings

The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has classified two Australian athletes as ineligible to play in IWBF competitions following results from the first phase of ongoing assessments for athlete eligibility, adhering to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Classification Code.

Basketball Australia Statement on the 2020 Wheelchair Basketball League Seasons

Basketball Australia, in consultation with the Wheelchair National League Clubs, has determined the National Wheelchair Leagues will not proceed in 2020.

Update On Australian Junior Championships

Basketball Australia, in consultation with the State and Territory Associations, has determined the Australian Under-18 Championships, Under-16 Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup will not proceed for 2020.

Basketball Australia’s 2020 Senior National Women’s Squad

Just a year out from the Tokyo Olympics, Basketball Australia has announced the Australian 2020 Senior National Women’s Chemist Warehouse Opals Squad.

#WEBALLTOGETHER Program to Support Community During COVID-19

Basketball Australia has rolled out the next phase of initiatives under its #WeBallTogether program.

The 2021 Tokyo Paralympics Rollers Squad Announced

Basketball Australia has announced the Australian Rollers squad for the 2021 Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Online Resource to help Community Basketball bounce back

The Basketball Network creates a digital method to assist Community Basketball's return to the sport.

OPALS ASK AUSTRALIA TO “RISE UP” IN SUPPORT OF BLACK LIVES MATTER

It Is Time, Time For Change. Basketball Australia and the Australian women’s national team, the Opals, are asking the basketball community and community at large to RISE UP in support of Black Lives Matter.

Austria to host FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in May 2021

The Australian 3x3 women's team will get to continue their journey to Tokyo after FIBA announced the dates and location of the 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

COVID-19 Update On 2020 Australian Under-14 Club Championships

Basketball Australia, in consultation with the State and Territory Associations, has determined the 2020 Australian Under-14 Club Championships, scheduled from 28 September to 3 October, will not go ahead this year.

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.

Roster and Schedule for Inaugural FIBA Esports Open

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.

Basketball Australia Statement

Basketball in Australia is a sport for all, bringing together people of any race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation and ability under the shared values of respect, teamwork, trust and understanding.

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.

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOUR FOR BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA CEO

Jerril Rechter made a Member of the Order of Australia