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Gems squad announced for first camp of 2013

The road to the 2013 FIBA Under 19 Women’s World Championships begins now for the Australian Gems, with a 22-strong squad announced for the March camp at the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence at the AIS, Canberra.

Draw set for 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships

The next generation of Australian basketball stars have found out who they will face for the right to be called the best in the world, following the draws for the 2013 FIBA Under 19 Men’s and Women’s World Championships.

World C'ships await for Gems and Emus

The Australian Emus and Gems have claimed a series sweep of New Zealand to win the 2012 FIBA Oceania Under 19 Championships and book their place at the 2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championships.

Gems, Emus win FIBA Oceania U19 C'ship opener

The Australian Emus and Gems have made a winning start to the 2012 FIBA Oceania Under 19 Championships, claiming victory in their opening games against New Zealand in Porirua on Thursday night.

FIBA Oceania U19 C'ships streaming LIVE online

Basketball fans will get the chance to see our next generation of Boomers and Jayco Opals talent in action at the 2012 FIBA Oceania Under 19 Championships, with all games to be broadcast live online.

Gems and Emus squads named for U19 Oceania C'ship

The first major step towards the 2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championships begins in New Zealand this month as the Australian Emus (Men’s) and Gems (Women’s) teams set themselves for the 2012 Under 19 Oceania Championships.

AIS girls go 3-0 against Japan

The AIS women's basketball team has enjoyed a successful two games thus far against Japan, defeating their Asian rival in Japan in both match-ups. The first win was a blow-out, seeing the Aussie girls run away 102-68. The second match-up was much closer, the AIS team winning 82-72,

2012 Emus and Gems squads named

Basketball Australian has named the 16 male athletes and 16 female athletes who will make up both the Emus and the Gems Australian U19 Basketball squads.

Seeking Mangers/Medical staff for U19 programs

Basketball Australia is seeking applications for the positions of Team Manager, Team Doctor and Team Physiotherapist for the U19 Men's and Women's National Basketball teams, the Emus and the Gems.

Kristina Keneally named Chair of BA Board

In a huge coup for the sport of Basketball, it has been confirmed that former New South Wales Premier, the Hon. Kristina Keneally MP, has been appointed by a unanimous vote to the Board of Basketball Australia (BA) as that body’s new Chair.

Chambers and Cotter reappointed U19 coaches

After leading the Australian U19 national basketball teams, the Gems and the Emus, to great success at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship of Basketball, head coaches Cheryl Chambers (the Gems) and Damian Cotter (the Emus) have both been reappointed as head coaches of the teams for the next two-year campaign.

Rebecca Cole suffers season-ending knee injury

Australian Basketball young gun and captain of the AIS Women's National Basketball League team, Rebecca Cole, will undergo reconstructive surgery later this week in Melbourne to repair ligament damage she sustained to her right knee after seriously injuring the knee at training at the AIS yesterday morning.

BA seeking interest for Gems and Emus Head Coach role

Basketball Australia is seeking Expressions of Interest for the position of Head Coach of the Australian U19 Men’s team for qualification through FIBA Oceania Championships and participation in the 2013 FIBA World Championships.

Gems finish fourth at FIBA U19 Women’s World Champ

The Australian U19 women’s basketball team, the Gems, have finished fourth at the 2011 FIBA U19 World championship, losing to Brazil this morning by three points in their bronze medal match.

Gems fall short against Spain in Semi Final

Australia’s U19 Women’s national basketball team, the Gems, will play off for the Bronze Medal at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship, after falling to Spain by six points in their semi final match-up today, 55-49.

Tayla-made victory for Gems sets up semi final berth

Australia’s U19 Women’s national basketball team, the Gems, are through to the semi finals of the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship, after beating Japan by nine-points in their quarter final match-up today, 92-83

Quarter Final Preview: Australian Gems v Japan

The Australian Gems take on Japan at 6:30am AEST Saturday morning, in the Quarter Finals of the 2011 FIBA Women's World Championship. As well as following the FIBA LIVE STATS, you can also listen in to a LIVE-streamed radio call of the game.

Gems suffer first loss at U19 World Champs

The Australian U19 Women’s basketball team, the Gems, have suffered their first defeat of the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women, going down, 75-47, to Brazil in Puerto Montt, Chile today.