Yearly Archives: 2008

Boomers fall to Croatia in Athens cliffhanger

The Australian men’s basketball team lost a thrilling opening game at the Acropolis Tournament in Athens this morning

Boomers bound for India in 2010

Basketball Australia can confirm that the Australia Post Boomers will contest the inaugural Commonwealth basketball championship in India in 2010.

Croatia pips Boomers by a point

The Australia Post Boomers have fallen one point shy of their seventh straight win after losing to Croatia in

AOC names women's team for Beijing

The strongest Australian women’s basketball team ever has been assembled for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Boomers top Croatia in Euro hit out

The Australian men’s basketball team shrugged off jet-lag and the loss of a key player to defeat Croatia 78-74 in Rijeka this morning.

Boomers ready to bound Tall Blacks

The Australia Post Boomers will see some fresh faces when they take on New Zealand in the opening game of the 2008 Ramsay Shield

Opals roll a double over Russia

The Australian Defence Force Opals produced another display of solid team defence to claim a 68-51 victory over Russia in game two of a three game series in Brunico, Italy this morning.

LJ, Penny and Opals to play in Oz

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the world champion Australian Defence Force Opals will play a two game international series against Brazil on home soil in July.

Ingles replaces Mee in late change to Boomers team

A cut on the elbow has ruled Darnell Mee out of the Boomers team facing Iran in Perth tonight.

Iranians descend on West Coast

The Iranian men’s basketball team will touch down in Perth this afternoon in advance of the opening game of the ‘Boomers World Challenge’

Opals team selected for Europe

Following the completion of a training camp in Cairns, Basketball Australia has named the athletes selected to represent the Australian

Boomers select squard for Iran series

Following the conclusion of a five day training camp at the AIS in Canberra, Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the 17 athletes

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