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Opals Olympic Camp a Success

Basketball Australia’s women’s Olympic head coach Sandy Brondello and captain Jenna O’Hea have declared last week’s Opals Olympic training camp on the Gold Coast in Queensland a success.

Opals draw on gold medal advice to be ready for Tokyo

Four Olympic gold medallists from multiple sports have joined the Australian senior women’s basketball squad in camp on the Gold Coast this week, as the Opals aim for a return to the podium at this year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and a shot at gold.

DION DEVOW ON WINNUNGA WARRIORS, EDUCATION AND THEIR BASKETBALL FAMILY

Known and respected for his longstanding work with Indigenous communities, Dion Devow had a lightbulb moment watching his children play basketball back in 2014.

BA COMMIT TO ADDRESSING RACIAL EQUALITY FOLLOWING INDEPENDENT REVIEW

Basketball Australia (BA) has committed to action on Racial Equality within the sport’s governing body, following an independent review of the organisation by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

70 YEARS OF HOOPS FOR ADELAIDE VYTIS SPORTS CLUB

Established on 25 March 1950, the Adelaide Vytis Sports Club has a rich tradition within the South Australian Lithuanian community and indeed the wider basketball landscape in the state.

GOLD COAST TO HOST AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Australian School Championships will have a new home in 2021 following the announcement by Basketball Australia (BA) that the Gold Coast will host the event for the next three years.

UniSport Australia announces new national basketball tournament

UniSport Australia is excited to re-launch the University Basketball League (UBL) in what will be a first for university sport in Australia.

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S OLYMPIC SQUAD HEAD INTO CAMP

Chemist Warehouse Opals to meet up on the Gold Coast for week-long camp.

MAYOR CHAGAI AND THE SAVANNAH PRIDE

Born in South Sudan before fleeing the civil war as a six-year-old, Mayor Chagai discovered basketball while growing up in a Kenyan refugee camp.

COACH BIWER SAYS ALL EYES ARE ON TOKYO

Tokyo 2020 and the dream of representing Australia is at the centre of thoughts for the Australian 3x3 Women’s squad this week, during a four-day training camp ahead of May’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

FIBA confirm teams to contest 2021 U19 World Cups

Australia now knows who they will join at the FIBA Under 19 Basketball World Cups to be contested later this year, with FIBA confirming the participating nations.

Four Positions Vacant – Director of the Board

Basketball Australia Director of the Board Nominations

Lauren Jackson Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Finalist

Australian great Lauren Jackson has been named among the 14 finalists up for election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2021.

ONE MONTH TO GO UNTIL TIP OFF

The countdown has begun until the commencement of the 2021 Australian Under 18 Junior Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup being staged by Wyndham Basketball Association at Eagle Stadium in Werribee, Victoria from April 10 – 17.

Women, sport and leadership in Australia

For International Women’s Day, BA CEO Jerril Rechter AM has co-authored a thought-provoking article about what needs to occur to increase the number of women in leadership roles.

KYLIE DUGGAN ON COACHING AND SUPPORTING THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS

Best known for playing hoops with the Tracy Village Jets in Darwin, Kylie Duggan’s playing career spans 30 years.

SHARON ARNOLD ON HER REMARKABLE OFFICIATING CAREER

Sharon Arnold is a trail blazer in every sense when it comes to the world of basketball officiating.

MACKAY TO HOST UNDER 20 AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR AND IVOR BURGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Mackay will host the Under 20 Australian Junior and Ivor Burge Basketball Championships in both 2021 and 2022, as part of a two-year agreement between Basketball Australia (BA), Tourism and Events Queensland and Mackay Regional Council.