Monthly Archives: June 2021
Ben Simmons

Simmons withdraws from Olympic Squad.

Boomers Squad member Ben Simmons has today advised Head Coach Brian Goorjian of his decision to withdraw from the Australian Olympic Squad.

COVID-19 Impacts to National Tournaments.

The recent outbreak of COVID 19 in multiple States and recent border closures across the country has significantly impacted national basketball tournaments.

Two Boomers withdraw from Olympic squad.

Boomers' Ryan Broekhoff and Isaac Humphries have advised Basketball Australia that they will not be able to join the Olympic squad travelling to the USA this week for the final selection camp ahead of the Olympic Team announcement in early July. 

Australia to face New Zealand in cross-nation 3x3 tournament

Australia's 3x3 men's and women's squads will cross the ditch this October to headline New Zealand's NBL Schick Cup series, with the rivals to face off in a dozen matches to evidently claim bragging rights.

Coaches announced for the Elite Female Coach Advancement Program.

Coaches from seven states and territories have been included in the next intake of the Basketball Australia Elite Female Coach Advancement Program (EFCAP).

60 athletes to attend National Performance Camp.

Basketball Australia (BA) has announced 60 junior athletes from across the country to attend the National Performance Camp (NPC) at BA's Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

Tom Maher inducted to the FIBA Hall of Fame.

Six time Olympic Games coach Tom Maher has officially been included in the FIBA Hall of Fame Class of 2021. 


Basketball Australia has today announced a reduced Boomers Olympic squad for the final selection camp and matches beginning in the USA late this month, ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Erin Phillips receives OAM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Former Australian Opal Erin Phillips was honoured with an OAM for services to Basketball and Australian Rules Football in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Basketball Australia announce CoE scholarship recipients.

Basketball Australia's High Performance team have offered scholarships to six junior athletes to join the women's Centre of Excellence (CoE) program at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Basketball Australia announce Hoop City partnership.

Basketball Australia is delighted to announce Hoop City as a High Performance Training Facility for Australia’s 3X3 national team program.

Australian Under 16 Championships Fixture Release.

Basketball Australia (BA) has released the fixture for the 2021 Australian Under-16 Championships to take place from the 4-11th of July at Warwick Stadium in Perth.

Under 19 Men's 2021 World Cup Squad Revealed.

Basketball Australia have completed the four day U19 Men’s camp at the High Performance Centre and have finalised the team to participate in the 15th edition of the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2021, which will take place in the cities of Riga and Daugavpils from 3 -11 July 2021.

John Carey appointed Chair of Basketball Australia.

John Carey has been confirmed as the new Chair of Basketball Australia’s Board with Damian Armour announced as Deputy Chair.

U19 Gems squad named for 2021 World Cup selection camp.

Basketball Australia has named 19 athletes in the Australian Under-19 squad for a 2021 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup selection camp to be held at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra from 25 – 28 June 2021.