Yearly Archives: 2015

Basketball Australia 2014/15 Annual Report

The 2014/15 Basketball Australia annual report has been released.

2015 SCHOOL CHAMPS AROUND THE CORNER

121 teams representing 70+ schools across 14 divisions will converge on Canberra from November 30-December 4 for the 2015 Australian School Championship, held in the nation's capital for the second consecutive year.

JOCK PERRY BIDING HIS TIME AFTER SIGNING WITH ST. MARY'S

With the 2015/16 college season underway in the USA, Jock Perry is already looking forward to next year when he will join the St. Mary’s Gaels men’s basketball program.

Strength and Conditioning Workshop

An inaugural Strength and Conditioning workshop was held at the Centre of Excellence on Wednesday, with representatives from every WNBL club in attendance to further enhance the connection between the league and the national Opals program.

Vale Vince Marino

Basketball Australia joins with the South Australian basketball community on the sad passing of Vince Marino, former owner of the Adelaide Lightning.

2016 Athlete Development Camp Invitees

44 players have been invited to Basketball Australia’s Athlete Development Camp (ADC) with all eight states and territories represented.

2016 Centre of Excellence Inductions for Women

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce that eleven female athletes have been offered and have accepted scholarships to the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence for the 2016 calendar year.

Cambage and Taylor Starring in China

Massive performances recently from Liz Cambage for Shanghai Dahua and Penny Taylor for Shanxi Xingrui have helped solidify their sides in the top two of their respective conferences in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association.

Basketball Australia welcomes Commonwealth Games support

Basketball Australia and the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) have announced that as a part of the “Gold Coast GOLD” 2018 Team Preparation Program, both the Australian Boomers and Opals have received grants from the ACGA.

2016 GUNNERS AND CAPITALS ACADEMY HEAD COACH APPOINTMENTS

Basketball ACT (“BACT”) has announced the coaching appointments for the 2016 Canberra Gunners and Canberra Capitals Academy programs.

BOOMERS AND OPALS AROUND THE WORLD

With the NBA and WNBL seasons now underway, we take a look at where all our Australian Boomers and Opals are playing around the world.

Opals and UC Capitals Hanna Zavecz Calls Time

The University of Canberra Capitals and former Australian Opal guard Hanna Zavecz has decided to part ways with the team and retire from basketball after a constant struggle with injury over the past few seasons.

Red Bull Reign 3x3 Concludes in Melbourne

With tournaments previously held in Perth and Sydney, the finals of the 2015 Red Bull Reign 3×3 competition was conducted in Melbourne over the weekend, with a mixture of the best up-and-coming basketballers combining with past legends of the game in a thrilling contest.

COE'S FROLING AND HODGSON STEPPING UP INTO NBL

Jayden Hodgson and Harry Froling have both made the progression from Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) into the NBL as they continue their journey to become professional basketballers.

Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis' NBL Appointment

Basketball Australia is thrilled with the news of Andrej Lemanis’ appointment to the head coaching position at the Brisbane Bullets as of October 2016.

Goannas on top of the world

It has been an outstanding year for the Goannas basketball team as they cemented their position as number one in the Asia Pacific Region after great back-to-back results at the World Deaf Basketball Championships in July and Asia Pacific Deaf Games this month.

Heartbreak and Elation for Gliders and Rollers at AOZ qualifying tournament

There has been a mixed result at the AOZ Qualifying tournament ahead of the 2016 Paralympics with the Australian Rollers winning the gold medal in the men's competition while the Australian Gliders just missed out on a spot in next year's Paralympics with a heartbreaking loss to China.

SEABL 2015 REPORT CARDS- SANDRINGHAM

At the conclusion of the 2015 season, we look back on how the teams from Sandringham fared.