Monthly Archives: September 2011

[Gallery] NBA Asia Pacific Team Camp

After a week of action, the NBA Asia Pacific Team Camp, which was held at Dandenong Stadium this week, has come to an end, with Legends Horace Grant, Ron Harper, Luc Longley and Alex English leading a cast of big name NBA personalities taking 40 of the most talented 16 year olds from Australia, New Zealand, China and Korea through their paces.

Pearls and Boomerangs progress at Global Games

The Australian Pearls remain undefeated in the Global Games being played in Liguria, Italy after three days of competition.

Mills and Cox win top honours at 2011 Deadly Awards

Melbourne Tigers and Australian Boomers basketballer Patrick Mills has been named Sportsman of the Year at the annual Deadly Awards in Sydney, while former WNBL MVP and Jayco Opal Rohanee Cox has won the 2011 Deadly Awards Sportswoman of the Year.

NBA Legends put teens through their paces

The NBA Legends Camp which has been held at Dandenong Stadium since Monday moves into its final day of action on Thursday, with retired NBA stars Horace Grant, Luc Longley and Ron Harper having put some of the brightest young basketball stars in the Asia Pacific region through their paces.

Aussie fans challenged for the 2012 Paralympic Games

Lord Sebastian Coe has extended Australian fans a personal invitation to next year’s Paralympic Games in London,urging them to “bring the amazing atmosphere and passion that you bring to all sporting events.”

Auchenflower stadium reopens after QLD floods

A national under-14 basketball competition is about to get underway at Brisbane's recently refurbished basketball stadium at Auchenflower.

Pearls and Boomerangs head to INAS Global Games

The Australian men’s and women’s basketball teams for athletes with an intellectual disability, the Boomerangs and the Pearls left for Liguria, Italy recently ahead of the 3rd INAS Global Games.

U14 Australian Club Championship tips off today

The 2011 U14 Australian Junior Club Championship tipped off today in Brisbane Queensland with 24 of the nation’s top-ranked basketball clubs battling it to be crowned Australian Champion.

VIC Dandenong Rangers claim WNWBL title

The VIC Dandenong Rangers claimed the 2011 Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League championship in Sydney on Sunday, with a thrilling 62-59 victory against the Sydney Uni Flames.

U17 teams secure World Championship berth

The Australian U17 Men’s and Women’s basketball teams have qualified for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championships, after both sides defeated New Zealand in game two of the best of three FIBA Oceania Championship.

WNWBL Finals action this weekend

The 2011 Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League finals are set to take place at the Northern Suburbs Basketball Centre in Sydney this weekend, with Semi-Finals beginning on Friday night before the season concludes with the Grand Final on Sunday.

U17 Men and Women take game 1 in FIBA Oceania Champ

The Australian U17 Men’s and Women’s basketball teams are one step closer to World Championship qualification, after both sides were successful in their game one match-ups with New Zealand tonight.

U17 FIBA Oceania Championship tips off in ACT today

Following the success of the Australian Boomers and Jayco Opals at the recent FIBA Oceania Championship that awarded both teams direct qualification to the London Olympics in 2012, now our junior national teams are preparing for the same challenge — a showdown with New Zealand in the 2011 U17 FIBA Oceania Championship, which tips off today in Canberra.

Liz Cambage selected to WNBA All-Rookie first team

Australian basketball rising star Liz Cambage has capped off a stellar debut season in the WNBA with the Tulsa Shock, being named in the All-Rookie first team, the honour awarded to the five premier rookie players, one for each position on the court.

The 13th Australian Masters Games draw near

The 13th Australian Masters Games (AMG) will be held on 7-16 October in Adelaide, South Australia this year. The Games will aim to attract in excess of 10,000 competitors including 1,000 international competitors competing in over 60 sports.

Wollongong Roller Hawks claim 2011 NWBL Title

The finals of the 2011 Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball League was held over the weekend at the Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre in Brisbane, Queensland.

Aussies battle in WNBA playoffs

The WNBA playoffs are currently in full swing with five Aussies competing across the postseason match-ups.

NBA legends to hold camp in Melbourne

Forty of the best young basketball players from Australia, China, Korea, and New Zealand will attend the Asia Pacific Team Camp 2011 presented by Nike, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Basketball Australia (BA) announced today. As part of the camp, which marks the NBA’s first development camp in Australia, the players will train under a group of NBA legends and coaches in Melbourne, Australia from September 26 – 29.