Monthly Archives: April 2009

Dribblers set Australian Record

The basketball community was out in force in Melbourne’s Federation Square today as 1,623 people came out to break the Australian record for people dribbling basketballs simultaneously.

Australian Basketball names new leader

Australian basketball has a new hand at the helm to guide it through the next stage of its commercial reform after the legendary Larry Sengstock was named as the sport’s new Chief Executive Officer by Basketball Australia.

Basketball community back world record attempt

927 people have already signed up for Tuesday’s World Record dribbling attempt in Melbourne's Federation Square.

State rivalries rekindled by Origin clash

THE showcase State-of-Origin NBL game between SA and Victoria on Sunday is likely to become an annual event, writes Boti Nagy for The Adelaide Advertiser.

A message from the Chief Executive

I would like to congratulate the NBL and WNBL clubs for a great 2008/09 season and a stellar Finals series. We witnessed some fantastic competition and I commend the South Dragons and Canberra Capitals for their ultimate successes. The final game of the NBL drew a near-9000 strong crowd on a Friday night going head-to-head with the AFL pre-season Grand Final, an NRL season opener and a sold out rock concert in Melbourne next door to Hisense Arena. The WNBL Grand Final was played before a standing room only crowd of 4584 in Canberra, with the Capitals� administration continuing to set the benchmark for game night presentation and local sponsorship and media relationships. This confirms the strength of Basketball and bodes well for the future of the sport under the reform agenda.

France: AIS girls on their way home

Thursday morning we awoke at the very early hour of 4am to ensure we arrived at the airport in time for our 7.30am flight. We were pretty much the first people at the airport and everything was still shut. We boarded the short flight to London and landed at around 8am. We then had the choice of whether we wanted to sightsee around London city or hang around the airport writes AIS.

Basketball community to converge on Kilsyth for BMV Convention & Tradeshow

Next week the Australian Basketball Community will converge on Kilsyth for the 2009 Basketball Managers Victoria (BMV) Convention and Trade Show. The trade show and convention has attracted over 40 exhibitors and 150 participants from all Australian States and as far as Singapore writes Kilsyth Basketball.

Opals 2009 campaign tips off

The Opals 2009 program tipped off yesterday with a camp at the Australian Institute of Sport.

Ron Harvey gets IOC honour

If Ron Harvey thought his days involved in sport were over, and a quieter life on the NSW South Coast beckoned, he had better think again, writes Peter Kogoy in The Australian.

Australia's smallest basketballers to stand tall at Dwarf Games

AUSTRALIA'S smallest basketballers will stand tall at the World Dwarf Games in Northern Ireland, writes Cheryl Critchley for The Herald Sun.