Monthly Archives: March 2011

BNSW inducts three Olympic legends into Hall of Fame

Basketball NSW (BNSW) inducted Olympic basketball players Bruce Flick, Ken Finch and Merv Moy from NSW into the BNSW Hall of Fame at the inaugural BNSW Hall of Fame dinner last weekend.

Australian Jayco Opals name star-studded squad for 2011

The Basketball Australia High Performance commission has announced the group of 25 players who will make up the 2011 Australian Jayco Opals basketball squad as they look ahead to a busy schedule in the build up to this year’s FIBA Oceania Qualifiers in September against New Zealand.

Albury Sports Stadium renamed in honour of Lauren Jackson

Australian Jayco Opals star Lauren Jackson will see her name honoured in her home town of Albury, after the Albury local council unanimously endorsed the move to rename the The Albury Sports Stadium The Lauren Jackson Sports Centre.

Back in the Day: Now, Wheeler! — Part One, 2004 NBL GF

The Basketball Australia time-traveller, Nicholas Way takes us on a journey back to the 2004, where we begin a two-part celebration of a fortnight during which the Emerald City got all caught up about our game...

The Gems head to Melbourne Camp

The Australian U19 Women’s squad, The Gems, are set to touch down in Melbourne tomorrow afternoon ahead of a big five-day camp that runs until Saturday evening, as they prepare for the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship of Basketball for Women.

AIS kick-start invitational with big wins

The AIS's tour of USA moved to the tough Invitational Tournament, where wins were a must.

AIS success continues in USA

It is often suggested teams rise to the level of their competition. This was certainly true for the AIS Men’s team in their 83-72 Victory over Lonestar College Tomball Campus.

Frank Ponta Cup tips off tonight

Round one of the Frank Ponta Cup tips off tonight, in the highly-anticipated wheelchair basketball competition from the Australian Institute of Sport.

Catching up with the Boomers

We check in with some of the Boomers playing in Europe and there are plenty highlights and videos to take a look at as well.

AIS Men win two of first three games on USA tour

The AIS Mens program kicked off game one of our USA tour against the Houston Seniors Prep Team with a convincing victory 62-49.

Back in the Day: Watch on the Vistula

This week, the BA time machine has been caught by the swirling winds and brought down in March of 1981

All Abilities Association Tournament

Basketball Victoria in conjunction with Eltham Wildcats Basketball Club would like to invite your Association to the first All Abilities Tournament for 2011.

Opportunity for U25 Women's Wheelchair Team Manager, Tech Asst Coach & Physio

International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has introduced a new World Championship in 2011 for women U25.

Mildenhall calls time on stellar career

One of Australia’s greatest ever sporting officials, National Basketball League referee Bill Mildenhall, has announced his retirement from the iiNet NBL Championship and on Sunday will officiate the final game of his incredible career at the State Netball Hockey Centre (AKA ‘The Cage’) in Melbourne.

There's more than Patty's game shining in Portland

Sometimes, life is as much about who you are as what you do. For proof, we offer Patty Mills.

Bulleen defeat Canberra to claim first ever Championship

For the first time in their 26-year-history, the Bulleen Boomers are Champions of the WNBL after accounting for the Canberra Capitals, 103-78 in the iiNet WNBL Grand Final today at The Cage in Melbourne.

2014 FIBA Women's World Champs headed for Turkey

Despite a strong bid for the 2014 FIBA Women’s World Championships of Basketball, Basketball Australia was unable to secure the event, Turkey instead set to host the Championship as announced by FIBA this morning, from Lyon, France.

Back in the Day: Running on Empty

This week, the BA time machine has set down in March of 1980...