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Volunteers the heart of Nationals

Whilst the action on-court at the Under 18 Nationals remains the focus of all the attention, there is a band of unsung heroes who are working hard to ensure all goes smoothly – the volunteers, writes Peter Lonergan from the championships.

A message from the Chief Executive

I would like to congratulate the NBL and WNBL clubs for a great 2008/09 season and a stellar Finals series. We witnessed some fantastic competition and I commend the South Dragons and Canberra Capitals for their ultimate successes. The final game of the NBL drew a near-9000 strong crowd on a Friday night going head-to-head with the AFL pre-season Grand Final, an NRL season opener and a sold out rock concert in Melbourne next door to Hisense Arena. The WNBL Grand Final was played before a standing room only crowd of 4584 in Canberra, with the Capitals� administration continuing to set the benchmark for game night presentation and local sponsorship and media relationships. This confirms the strength of Basketball and bodes well for the future of the sport under the reform agenda.

Elphinston elected to ASOIF Council

FIBA President Bob Elphinston from Australia has been elected Council Member of the Association of Olympic Summer Sports Federations (ASOIF) yesterday, writes

20 and IB Winners decided

After a fantastic week in Townsville the 2009 U20 and Ivor Burge champions have been crowned.

Communique from the Chief Executive

Last Thursday the State CEOs met with BA’s senior executive staff to discuss the development of the new BA’s business plan for the next quadrennial.

Basketball family mobilises to help Bushfire victims

The basketball community of Australia has rallied behind the victims of the Victorian bushfires, launching a raft of fundraising efforts at every level of the sport to benefit the victims of the country’s worst-ever natural disaster.

Tony Shaw to headline BMV Convention

Retired Collingwood AFL Premiership Captain and former Victoria Metro State and Coburg Giants basketball representative player Tony Shaw will headline a wealth of basketball identities presenting at the 2009 Basketball Managers Victoria Convention and Trade show.

Hawks bow out of NBL

The Wollongong Hawks have announced that they will not be seeking a place in the re-vamped national competition in 2009.

FIBA launches new web presence

GENEVA, Switzerland – FIBA has announced the launch of, a website designed to provide fans and the media with extensive and unprecedented coverage of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for Men and Women and of both Beijing 2008 Olympic

FIBA Oceania wants you

The Australian government runs a program called the Australian Youth Ambassador for Development (AYAD) as part of its overseas aid program.  FIBA Oceania, as a partner in the program, places qualified young Australians into Pacific Island Basketball Federations as a

BA launches first of a kind Annual Report

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the unveiling of its innovative multimedia Annual Report for 2007 – the first of its kind to be used by an Australian national sporting organisation. Containing video and audio, the highly interactive report encapsulates

Gems depart for Italy

The Australian Under 19 women’s basketball team, the Gems, will depart Sydney this afternoon for a two week tour of Italy where they will play against the premier teams of Italy’s domestic basketball league for women, Serie A. The tour

NBL Grand Final preview

The Brisbane Bullets will take on the Melbourne Tigers at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Friday night in game one of the 2006/07 Philips National Basketball League (NBL) Grand Final series. The Bullets head into the match on a league

Mills the man at junior titles

Mills the man at junior titles The Victorian Under 20 women’s and the New South Wales Under 20 men’s basketball teams have won their respective U20 National Championship title games after competition in Ballarat, Victoria last weekend, while Queensland took

Queensland Cedar the key

By Gauthier Gerard of with Ben Hawes

Summerton's sense of snow

Summerton's sense of snow When you answer the phone at Basketball Australia’s office you just never know who might be on the other end, so you can imagine my surprise when I picked up the phone on Monday to find