Basketball Australia

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Basketball Australia
Basketball Australia logo.png
Founded1939 (1939)
Affiliation date1949
Regional affiliationFIBA Oceania
HeadquartersState Basketball Centre- Wantirna South, Victoria
ChairmanNed Coten
CEOJerril Rechter
Official website

Basketball Australia is the governing and controlling body of basketball in Australia, responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels.[1]

Basketball Australia sanctions Australia's two professional leagues, the National Basketball League (NBL) and the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) as well as the semi-professional leagues that were once part of the Australian Basketball Association (ABA). Basketball Australia also fields representative teams in FIBA and Olympic competition.


Formed in 1939 created by (as the Australian Basketball Federation) the organisation was constituted in 1946. Basketball Australia became a member of FIBA in 1949 and was incorporated in 1982. Basketball Australia is not-for-profit and is funded through membership, sponsorship, fund raising and government grants. Australian basketball has extensive national and state-based programs to ensure that pathways are provided for all participants in the sport, which includes the National Intensive Training Centre Program and the Australian Institute of Sport. Basketball Australia's Aussie Hoops program is the sports grass roots program for primary school children launched in 2002. Basketball Australia provides juniors with the opportunity to compete in national representative competitions from the U16 age group, with the National Junior Championships providing a high level of competition between state teams. U14 Club Championships and the National Schools Basketball Tournament provide elite level competition for younger players.

National Teams[edit]

Team Competition World Cup Year Olympics Year
Boomers Men 12th 2014 4th 2016
Opals Women 3rd 2014 5th 2016
Rollers Wheelchair Men 1st 2014 6th 2016
Gliders Wheelchair Women 6th 2014 DNP 2016
Emus U-19 Men 7th 2015 DNP 2014
Gems U-19 Women 3rd 2015 DNP 2014
Crocs U-17 Men 7th 2016 N/A
Sapphires U-17 Women 1st 2016 N/A

Each national team and their performance at the most recent international events are listed above.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About BA – Basketball Australia".

External links[edit]