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UNDER-17’S BEGIN WARM-UP TOUR

CREDIT: Basketball Australia – http://www.basketball.net.au/17s-begin-warm-tour-china-ahead-world-champs/ With the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships beginning on June 22, the Australian Under-17 men have embarked on a warm-up tour of China, completing games against Croatia, China and Lithuania so far. The tour kicked off with an 84-72 victory over Croatia, with the Australians leading by as much as…

AUSSIE ROLLERS ON ROAD TO RIO

CREDIT: Basketball Australia – http://www.basketball.net.au/aussie-rollers-begin-road-rio-canberra-camp/ The Australian Rollers will converge on Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) from May 29-June 2 for a selection camp aimed at picking a team to tour England and compete in the Continental Cup in early July. From that tournament in Leicester, UK, the Rollers’ team for the 2016 Paralympics…

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Narelle Kelly Lands Com Games Job

Basketball Queensland’s Narelle Kelly lands coveted Commonwealth Games job Basketball Queensland’s Narelle Kelly appointed Basketball Sports Manager for the 2018 Commonwealth Games It was announced earlier this week that Narelle Kelly, Operations Manager for Basketball Queensland has been appointed as Basketball Sports Manager for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. This is a real coup…

2016 State Championships Wrap-Up

The Easter school holidays saw the running of the 2016 State Championships for Under 12, 14 and 16 with each age group attracting record numbers. First we travelled north for the Under 16’s, the boys in Mackay and the girls in Townsville. The boys gold medal game was fought out between Cairns and Southern Districts,…

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QLD Coach now Assistant Coach at CoE

Melissa Downer has recently been appointed assistant coach for Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence (CoE). She has had a long relationship with basketball beginning in her younger years. Downer played in three state championships as a Southern Districts Junior Player from U14s – U18s. She then went on to play QBL for the Cairns Dolphins…

U20 Nationals

U20 Nationals

Last month a talented group of athletes dressed up in maroon, navy and white to represent Queensland at the U20 Australian Junior Championships. They didn’t have to travel far this year however as Queensland cub, Ipswich Force, hosted the tournament. Both the men and women’s teams started the tournament off with a win. The first QLD…