Australian Institute of Sport (WNBL team)

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Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
Founded 1983
Dissolved 2012
History Australian Institute of Sport
Stadium AIS Training Hall
Team colours Red, Blue, White
Head coach Phil Brown (basketball)
Championships 1 (1999)

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) competed in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) as a team of the AIS Athletes. They won the WNBL Championship just once, in the 1998–99 WNBL season, led by a young Lauren Jackson. The team continued to compete in the WNBL through the 2011–12 season, but withdrew at the end of that season. AIS were largely uncompetitive in their last years in the WNBL, winning only eight matches in their final four WNBL seasons. The withdrawal was coordinated with Basketball Australia, which sought to address the flagging depth in its female junior ranks.[1]

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  1. ^ Jon Tuxworth (2012-04-24). "AIS set to exit WNBL". Retrieved 2012-09-12. 

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