Monthly Archives: November 2012

Australia tops pool standings at PYC

Australia move into the knockout rounds of the 2012 FIBA Oceania Pacific Youth Championships in emphatic fashion and now prepare to face Papua New Guinea as the tournament moves to the business end.

All set for 2012 Aust Schools C'ship

More than 100 teams and 900 players will travel to eastern Melbourne in search of championship glory at the 2012 Australian
Schools Championship, beginning on Monday December 3.

Aussies off to winning start at Pacific Youth C'ships

Australia is off to a flying start, racking up impressive wins in the opening days of the 2012 FIBA Oceania Pacific Youth Championships in Churchill, Victoria.

Australian Rollers legends retire

Australian Wheelchair basketball legends Brett Stibners and Grant Mizens have announced their retirements from international competition.

More TV outlets boost basketball: Keneally

BA CEO Kristina Keneally has told the Australian Financialreview that crowds are up in the NBL and NBL.TV has been a success.

Delly plays starring role for Saint Mary's

Australian Boomers star Matthew Dellavedova has continued his amazing start to the college basketball season, leading his Saint Mary’s Gaels to the Semi Finals at the Anaheim Classic.

Aussies set for Pacific Youth C'ships

The 2012 FIBA Oceania Pacific Youth Championships are underway with Australia looking to continue its dominance of the region over the coming week in the region Victorian town of Churchill.

BA calls on Federal Government to keep No School No Play

Basketball Australia is calling on the Federal Government not to scrap its highly successful No School No Play program – which has improved school attendance rates among participants by up to 90 per cent.

Basketball Australia seeking Expressions of Interest for the 2013 Australian U23 Wheelchair Team.

Basketball Australia is seeking Expressions of Interest for all positions for the 2013 Australian U23 Wheelchair Team.

Aussie teams added to AYOF 3x3

Australia have announced two more basketball teams to take part in the 3 on 3 basketball competition at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in January.

Cambage filling it up in China

Australian Opals star Liz Cambage has continued her recent dominance of the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association, dropping 39 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in Zhejiang’s 105-76 win over Liaoning on Tuesday night.

Aussies playing starring role in France

Former WNBL trio Abby Bishop, Marianna Tolo and Cayla Francis have taken French basketball by storm as they continue the fine tradition of Australian players in Europe.

Baynes making waves in Euro League

Australian Boomers star Aron Baynes continues to build on his outstanding 2012 London Olympic Games campaign, with the Euro League form of the centre drawing the attention of NBA teams.

President's Letter

After nearly 32 years in the position, David Scott, our inaugural and only General Manager, announced earlier in the year that he was heading towards retirement in early 2013.

Call for AYOF volunteers

The 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival is coming back to Sydney in January 2013, with Basketball 3x3 as its main event.

Spanish Olympic coach to visit Australia

Highly-credentialed Spanish basketball coach Juan Orenga will be gracing our shores this month as part of the 2012 FIBA Oceania Pacific Youth Championships, looking to pass on his decades of knowledge at the international level to our coaches.

NBL to celebrate community in Round Seven

The National Basketball League is teaming up with State Emergency Services across Australia and New Zealand to deliver the league’s popular Community Round in week seven of the 2012/13 iiNet NBL Championship.

Lauren Jackson to postpone WNBL return

Basketball Australiaand Basketball ACT today confirmed Opals star Lauren Jackson will indefinitely postpone her return to the Women’s National Basketball League pending further medical assessment.