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Women’s World Cup Sydney – Two Years To Go

Today, Tuesday 22 September 2020 marks two years until the world’s best female basketballers, representing 12 countries, take to court in Sydney for the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.

EXPLORING THE LEGACY OF THE 1994 FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Today marks two years until the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022, the world’s largest international women’s basketball competition, returns to Sydney on 22 September 2022 for the first time since 1994.

AUSTRALIAN ROLLERS TO HOST EXHIBITION GAME IN DARWIN

Australian and Darwin-based wheelchair basketball superstars Clarence McCarthy-Grogan and Tom O’Neill-Thorne are hosting an exhibition match to showcase their sport and the Darwin Basketball Association (DBA).

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’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.

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.

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.

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. 

AUSTRALIAN OPALS ANNOUNCE 2020 OLYMPIC SQUAD

Liz Cambage, Bec Allen, Leilani Mitchell and Jenna O’Hea headline a star-studded Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals squad of 19 players announced today ahead of their first camp of 2020 on the Gold Coast from 29th March – 5th April.

MATCH REPORT: BOOMERS CRUISE TO DOMINANT 115-52 VICTORY OVER HONG KONG IN GAME TWO OF THE ASIA CUP 2021 QUALIFIERS

A young Australian squad built confidence and chemistry in their 63-point win against an undermanned Hong Kong today in Brisbane, with six Boomers scoring double figures and the Australia bench outscoring their opponent’s bench a whopping 67-8.

2021 FIBA ASIA CUP QUALIFIER PREVIEW: AUSTRALIA vs. HONG KONG

After a suffering a 108-98 upset loss to New Zealand in their first FIBA Asia Cup qualifier last week, Australia will look to bounce back against Hong Kong this Sunday in Brisbane.

Match Report: Boomers Fall Short Against Tall Blacks 108-98

In a hard-fought contest between the Australian Boomers and the New Zealand Tall Blacks in game one of the Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers, the visitors have come out on top defeating the home side, 108-98, for the first time since 2009.

Josh Giddey - A Star In The Making

Josh Giddey, a 6’8” recruit from the Centre of Excellence, is the youngest Boomer since the likes of Ben Simmons. Undoubtedly, Giddey is a star on the rise, and one to keep your eye on.

FIBA QUALIFIER PREVIEW: BOOMERS VS TALL BLACKS

The Australian Boomers are set to face the New Zealand Tall Blacks tomorrow night in the first of their FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers. Tip-off commences at 6:30 pm (AEST) and will be held at Nissan Arena in Brisbane.