Monthly Archives: May 2008

Rollers depart for key Beijing warm-up event+media guide

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the 11-player men’s wheelchair basketball team to compete in the upcoming four-nation invitational tournament in Osnabruk, Germany. World number one Canada, the third ranked Australians, fourth ranked Germany and fifth ranked Great Britain will

Emus squad named for June camp

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the 22 athletes selected to attend a training camp for the Australian U19 Men’s team at the AIS from Monday 9 June to Thursday June 12. Following on from their excellent performance at the

Tickets for Boomers v Tall Blacks in Melbourne on sale

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce tickets for Game 2 of the 2008 Ramsay Shield between the Australia Post Boomers and the New Zealand Tall Blacks in Melbourne on Saturday 28 June are now on sale. Game 1 of the

Groenewegen named Sandy Blythe medalist

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the Sandy Blythe Medalist for the 2007 International Player of the Year is Shaun Groenewegen. Voted by his peers, the Sandy Blythe medal is the highest individual honour a member of the Rollers team

Opals sweep Chinese Taipei

The Australian women’s basketball team completed a clean sweep of Chinese Taipei in Terrigal on Saturday night, winning the third and final game by twenty-four points, 77-53.

'08 NWBL season tips-off this weekend

The opening round of the 2008 men’s National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) season commences this weekend and with the Beijing Paralympics less than four months away competition expected to be as fierce as ever. While the Rollers Paralympic squad is

Jawai's stock soars

The NBA draft stocks of Australia Post Boomers squad member and Cairns Taipans star Nathan Jawai have soared since the 208cm big man arrived in the US, with ESPN expert Chad Ford now ranking him as a mid to late

Seeking 2008 FIBA Oceania youth tournament staff

Basketball Australia will be competing in the men’s and women’s 2008 FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament which will be held from 29 September to 4 October, Guam.  Basketball Australia will send a team of 10 male and 10 female athletes together

Ingles shifts focus to Beijing

Ingles shifts focus to Beijing In chasing one dream, Joe Ingles has had to put another on hold, writes Grantley Bernard for The Herald Sun. While weighing up his draft prospects, which were probably second round at best, Ingles realised

Jackson and Bevilaqua strong on WNBA opening day

LAUREN Jackson has made a successful start to her 2008 WNBA campaign, leading Seattle to a 67-61 season-opening victory over Chicago.

Chilled-out Taylor calls time on lucrative but lonely foreign odyssey

FOR many months, Penny Taylor's world was white. A cool blanket of snow covered the footpaths and roads where she lived, as well as her house and the local basketball stadium. To fight the cold, she'd pull on her tracksuit,

Annual WNBL workshop winds up in Sydney

Representatives from all eleven Australian Defence Force Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) clubs converged on Sydney yesterday to take part in an annual workshop to discuss the operation, marketing, media and general day-to-day functioning of the league. Held at the

Boomers v Iran: Get your tickets NOW

Boomers v Iran: Get your tickets NOW Attention Australia Post Boomers fans! Here is your chance to see Brian Goorjian leading Patty Mills, Chris Anstey and the Australia Post Boomers against Iran in a three-game international series on home soil.

Chaplin primed for Games tilt

Chaplin primed for Games tilt HARCOURT paralympian Shelley Chaplin is enjoying the calm before a pre-Beijing storm this week, only a few days before her gold medal odyssey officially begins. Chaplin will head to the Australian Institute of Sport this

Gems team named for France tour, games v Chinese Taipei

Following a recent training camp in Newcastle, Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the 12 athletes selected to represent the Australian U19 women’s team, the Gems, on a tour of France in June and games against the touring Chinese Taipei

Joyce a leader of men

Australia Post Boomers assistant coach Brendan Joyce has been named the Gold Coast Bulletin’s Coach of the Year . The Blaze head coach beat out a strong field for the Gold Coast region that included the likes of Titans head coach

Opals finish Chinese tour with buzzer-beating win over hosts

The Australian Opals have finished their Chinese tour with an exciting win over their hosts on the buzzer, 78-76. Commonwealth Games gold medallist Hollie Grima hit the buzzer-beater to break a dead lock after a brave fourth-quarter comeback by the

Boomers legend signs with Blaze

In what is being touted as the biggest announcement in the lead-up to the 2008/09 NBL season, the Gold Coast Blaze has ended months of speculation by signing Australian basketball legend Shane Heal for next season. The news that Heal,