Boomers Team Update
Basketball Australia
by Natasha
10M ago
The Boomers have reduced their squad from eighteen (18) down to fifteen (15) for their assault on the FIBA World Cup later this month. The fifteen (15) man squad will now stay in camp in Cairns until Wednesday before heading to Melbourne for the warm-up games, twelve players will be chosen from the squad to represent at the FIBA World Cup. The players not going through to Melbourne are Sam Froling, Thon Maker and Keanu Pinder. Brian Goorjian is full of praise for each squad member and has reiterated that this is the hardest selection in his time as Boomers Head Coach. “This is an elite squad w ..read more
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IAthletic Decks Out The National Teams
Basketball Australia
by Natasha
10M ago
Basketball Australia and iAthletic today launched their apparel partnership with the arrival of the first shipment of Boomers singlets to Rebel Stores nationally. Rebel will stock the official Mills and Giddey singlets that will be worn at the FIBA Basketball World Cup next month. The newly designed uniforms will be worn by all national teams and have been designed taking inspiration from our rich heritage dating back to the 1956 Olympics when our men’s team played in hand-sewn woollen uniforms. The uniforms incorporate an Indigenous strip to acknowledge that our sport is played on the traditi ..read more
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Boomers Come Home
Basketball Australia
by danielpiekarski
10M ago
The Boomers squad flew into Cairns in preparation for the FIBA World Cup next month, this is the first time the squad has been on home soil since 2019 and the work has already started. Head coach Brian Goorjian is excited to be in Australia with his full squad and is looking forward to a competitive camp. “All the guys are talking about how great it is to be in Australia, it rarely happens which makes it even more special. We have a fantastic group and playing here is a real motivational piece. The hardest part is the practice leading into the games so it’s nice to have something that gives yo ..read more
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The ultimate Boomers fan experience
Basketball Australia
by danielpiekarski
10M ago
In just over 30 days the Boomers will head into the FIBA basketball World Cup starting their campaign in Okinawa in front of a group of passionate and noisy Australian fans. Amongst them will be lifelong basketball fan Steve Dunn who has been in the stands at four Olympics, countless World Championships stirring up support and flying the flag for the green and gold. And next month’s he’s leading Sportslink Travels’ tour to Okinawa, Japan then on to the Philippines as the Boomers look to reach the podium in the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup. The son of a basketball player/coach and referee, Dunn wa ..read more
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BASE Compression To Boost Aussie Teams
Basketball Australia
by Natasha
10M ago
Basketball Australia is pleased to announce that BASE Compression has joined the basketball family, becoming the Official Compression Partner of the Boomers and the Opals. Whether it’s customised tights, arm guards, knee guards, tops, or shorts, the partnership will see our elite basketballers utilise the BASE Compression range to help support their performance and recovery. Founded in 2019 and designed in Australia, BASE Compression is created with performance, durability, and quality at its core, helping athletes train longer, recover faster, and ultimately, perform at their best. Importantl ..read more
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Basketball Australia on Voice to Parliament
Basketball Australia
by dbalales
11M ago
Following NAIDOC week, Basketball Australia has released its statement to key stakeholders and staff on the Voice to Parliament. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community play a significant role in our sport, and we recognise their rights to having a voice. The MOU between the Aboriginal Basketball Academy and Basketball Australia announced during NAIDOC week is a major step forward as we create more pathways and opportunities for our First Nations Peoples. Our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, concluded in late 2022 and our se ..read more
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Aboriginal Basketball Academy Teams Up with Basketball Australia
Basketball Australia
by dbalales
11M ago
Thursday marked an historic moment, as a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Aboriginal Basketball Academy (ABA) and Basketball Australia (BA), ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students have access to pathways to play basketball and become leaders. Launched in Adelaide, the initiative forms part of the She Hoops program – BA’s national women and girl’s platform – that aims to close the gender gap and ensure all girls have access to facilities and resources to realise their potential. Four-time Olympian and Head of Women in Basketball at BA, Lauren Jackson AO ..read more
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A Partnership of Dreams
Basketball Australia
by dbalales
11M ago
In a dream pairing, Basketball Australia (BA) has welcomed DreamCourts to its team as its Official Court Partner. A market leader in custom high performance outdoor courts, the Australian owned-and-based company is at the top of its game and will elevate the fan experience at some of basketball’s biggest events across the country. BA will work with DreamCourts during the action-packed basketball calendar to create vibrant activations at August’s Boomers vs World event at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne as well as the Foot Locker Under-14 National Championships and School Championships – where the ..read more
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Eight Referees Rise To The Top
Basketball Australia
by Natasha
11M ago
Basketball Australia would like to congratulate the referees who have been selected to officiate the finals at the 2023 Under-16 Foot Locker National Championships in Perth. The process of appointing referees for the medal games adheres to a fair and structured approach. Technical Commissioner Chris Clarke has shed light on the selection process. “All of the referees start on an even playing field, and a referee coach is allocated and they provide an overview of feedback from the games throughout the week, which we then collate and come up with a selection of referees that are best fitted for ..read more
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National Wheelchair Leagues Set to Tip Off
Basketball Australia
by dbalales
11M ago
There is just one week to go until seven wheelchair basketball clubs from around the country descend upon the Morayfield Sports and Events Centre in Queensland for the National Wheelchair Tournament. Held across July 14-16, it’s the first time Wheelchair League tournament has been modelled on Basketball Australia’s (BA) successful National Championships format, where all teams travel to one location to compete in the Championships – allowing for clubs to all come together for a festival of wheelchair basketball. The tournament will see four gender neutral, and three women’s teams will compete ..read more
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