Basketball Australia (BA) is the governing body for the sport of basketball in Australia and is responsible for Australian national teams, the Centre of Excellence, the WNBL, NWBL, Australian Junior Championships and Aussie Hoops – BA’s head office is in Melbourne, Victoria at the State Basketball Centre in Wantirna South and the CEO is Matt Scriven, who has been in office since Mid 2021. An Olympic and Paralympic sport, basketball shares one of the highest international profiles with 213 nations playing and 2.2 billion global fans. Highly regarded on the world stage, the Boomers (Australia’s Men’s team) and the Opals (Australia’s Women’s team) are currently ranked 3rd as a nation by the global body FIBA. With strong national talent and our first Olympic medal by the Boomers, Australian basketball is set to be in the spotlight over the next few years.
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