Basketball Australia

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

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.

History[edit]

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 4th 2019 4th 2016
Opals Women 2nd 2018 5th 2016
Rollers Wheelchair Men 3rd 2018 6th 2016
Gliders Wheelchair Women 9th 2018 DNP 2016
Emus U-19 Men 9th 2019 DNP 2014[a]
Gems U-19 Women 2nd 2019 DNP 2014[a]
Crocs U-17 Men 6th 2018 N/A
Sapphires U-17 Women 3rd 2018 N/A

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

  1. ^ a b The 2014 Summer Youth Olympics was the last in which full-court basketball was contested. From 2018 forward, the only form of basketball contested is the half-court 3x3 variant.

Leagues[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About BA – Basketball Australia". australia.basketball.

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