Monthly Archives: May 2008

AJ Ogilvy Q & A, Darnell looks to Beijing

Australia Post Boomers squad member and college sensation A.J. Ogilvy, who starred for the Vanderbilt Commodores in his freshman season, spoke to Brett Hait of Nashville's City Paper in a special Q&A before leaving for home and a tilt at

CJ goes back to school

Australia Post Boomers point guard CJ Bruton returned to Algester State School in Brisbane this week to host an Australia Post Junior Boomers clinic. Students were treated to individual and group instruction before keeping CJ busy with an autograph session.

Boomers go back to school

Two-time Olympian Jason Smith will return to his high school, Vermont Secondary College, in Victoria on Wednesday morning to undertake a basketball clinic.  Smith's visit is part of a nationwide Australia Post and Basketball Australia joint initiative which aims to connect the

Eveson amazing in Europe, Ness and Norris shine

Australian Rollers gun Justin Eveson is well and truly on his way to becoming one of most successful basketballers Australia has ever produced after adding the European Champions Cup to his already bulging trophy cabinet with Turkish club side Galatasary

Round 2 WNWBL results

Round two of the 2008 Women's National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL) was held in Perth over the weekend and threw up some interesting results. The league is a crucial cog in the Gliders preperations for Beijing come September with many

SEABL announces new board structure

Due to the sudden death of Hugh McMenamin, the SEABL Board of Management has appointed Simon Brookhouse to undertake the role of SEABL President until the Annual League Meeting in November. Simon has been a valuable member on the SEABL

Andersen wins EuroLeague title with CSKA Moscow

Australia Post Boomers centre David Andersen scored 13 points on 5-11 shooting and collected 5 rebounds to help CSKA Moscow overpower Israel’s Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 91-77 [Box score] in the final of the elite EuroLeague men’s basketball competition in Madrid,

Penny's home for love and a medal

Penny's home for love and a medal AUSTRALIAN basketball star Penny Taylor has turned her back on a $100,000 contract in a championship-winning team for love and a shot at Olympic gold, writes Chris Wilson for The Sunday Telegraph. Taylor

Mills returns from college, goes back to school in Canberra

Is that who I think it is? It can’t be… It is! Patty Mills is back in Australia! The Australia Post Boomers point guard returned to his old school today to continue Australia Post’s excellent Junior Boomers Program. Patty mentored

Gems converge on Newcastle for camp and game

The new look Australian U19 women’s team, the Gems, will be in Newcastle from Thursday 8 May to Sunday 11 May for a training camp, culminating in the naming of a team for upcoming games against the Chinese Taipei senior

Rollers and Gliders set for musical send off

Our Rollers and Gliders and the rest of Australia’s Paralympians are set to benefit from a musical extravaganza with the staging of A MUSICAL SEND OFF on June 16. This one-off concert aims to raise up to $150,000 to assist

Schensch goes South

Australia Post Boomer and Adelaide 36ers big man Luke Schenscher headed south on Friday to host an Australia Post Junior Boomer Clinic at his former primary school, Calvery Lutheran in South Australia.   The clinics weren’t the only activity Luke took

Rollers stars close in on European glory

Four of our leading male wheelchair basketballers will face off in the European Champions Cup – the biggest and most prestigious European Wheelchair basketball tournament - in Madrid, Spain this weekend. Playing for their Italian club side Taranto, Rollers captain