Blog Archives

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

2020-21 CHEMIST WAREHOUSE WNBL FREE AGENCY

The 2020-21 Chemist Warehouse WNBL Free Agency has commenced!

3x3 Community Hustle –Come and Try Wheelchair Basketball Sessions

It's time to HUSTLE FOR YOUR 30 with the Darwin Basketball Association!

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.

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.