Basketball Australia welcomes ASC's Sports Tally 2014

Basketball Australia welcomes ASC's Sports Tally 2014

Basketball Australia today welcomed the Australian Sports Commission’s Sports Tally 2014, which shows basketball has made solid progress in key areas under Winning Edge.

With information derived from the Annual Sports Performance Review (ASPR) process, the Sports Tally provides an annual health check on how sports which receive Winning Edge funding are performing.

The overall high performance rating considers each sport against its annual benchmark event performance, future potential and health of the sport’s high performance system.

Chair of the BA Board Scott Derwin said he was pleased the ASC reported basketball is working well across key high performance areas and on track to meet targets under Winning Edge.

“Today’s Sports Tally once again demonstrates BA’s commitment to driving growth and best practice across high performance, governance and participation,” Mr Derwin said.

“We’ve embraced Winning Edge from the start, demonstrating our potential for podium success in 2014 and 2016 across all of our national programs and working towards the ASC’s mandatory governance principles.

“We’re serious about giving Australian basketball the best shot at success in this year’s World Championships and the 2016 Olympics, just as we are about boosting participation by connecting our grassroots players with our elite stars.

“BA will continue to work in consultation with our key stakeholders across the sport to deliver sound administration, solid growth at the grassroots level and international success across our elite programs.”

Sports Tally 2014 shows BA has taken key steps to boost high performance, governance and participation outcomes across the following areas:

  • Employing full-time head coaches for the men’s and women’s Olympic and Paralympic programs for the first time since 2000;
  • Success in 2013 Oceania qualifying events, with all teams qualifying for their respective 2014 World Championships;
  • The establishment of the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence at the AIS Canberra campus, providing greater access and support to priority athletes;
  • Progress towards compliance with the mandatory governance principles, including the adoption of a revised proportionate voting system;
  • The redevelopment of Aussie Hoops, to be relaunched later this year, with targeted pilots indicating the program has the capacity to drive increased participation; and
  • Work towards a more effective national database registration system to enable the capture of more accurate participation data.

Click here to read more from the Australian Sports Commission about Sports Tally 2014.