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Aug 28

WNBL Delegate Q&A: Bec Cole

WNBL Delegate at the newly-rebranded Southside Flyers, Bec Cole, has had a significant 12 months. From her defining switch from the Melbourne Boomers to the Dandenong Rangers, MVP performances for Australia in the 3x3 competition, and driving improved conditions for female players across Australian basketball, Cole continues to pave a... read more →
Jul 23

ABPA appoints Player Development and Transition Manager

The Australian Basketball Players’ Association has appointed former professional basketballer David Stiff as the organisation’s Player Development and Transition Manager. The six-time NBL champion joins the ABPA’s Player Development Program after commencing a career in sports administration, following his decorated career as a professional athlete during the 1990s and 2000s.... read more →
Jul 15

NBL Delegate Profile: Mitch McCarron

After suffering a recent injury setback on the court, Players’ Association delegate and Melbourne United shooting guard Mitch McCarron has set his focus to development off the floor. While ensuring he bounces back stronger for the upcoming NBL season through his rehab, McCarron is also taking the opportunity to consider... read more →
May 28

Andrew Bogut on SEN 1116

Australian Basketball Players' Association Director and Golden State Warriors centre Andrew Bogut spoke to SEN 1116 following the NBL Collective Bargaining Agreement announcement, the Boomers squad announcement and the NBA Play Off Finals. Click play on the audio track below to listen to Bogut's full chat on SEN 1116 with... read more →
May 21

NBL and players strike landmark agreement

The National Basketball League (NBL) and the Australian Basketball Players’ Association (ABPA) will deliver the most professional conditions in the League’s history under a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Minimum salaries will significantly increase and investment in player welfare and development will be doubled under the three-year agreement. Under the deal:... read more →
May 15

Australian Basketballers’ Association undergoes rebrand to Australian Basketball Players’ Association (ABPA)

The Australian Basketballers’ Association (ABA) has today announced the renaming of the organisation to the Australian Basketball Players’ Association (ABPA), unveiling a new logo during a significant year of achievements for the country’s basketballers. Australian Basketball Players’ Association (ABPA) unveils new name and logo during a significant year for Australia’s... read more →
Jan 14

Chemist Warehouse WNBL to hold Lifeline Australia round

The Chemist Warehouse WNBL will shine the spotlight on mental health and suicide prevention in the final round of the regular season this weekend. Through a partnership with Lifeline Australia, the competition will raise awareness and funds for the national charity with every club donating $100 per three-point shot made... read more →
Dec 05

Players’ Association and Basketball Australia announce historic four-year National Teams Agreement

The Australian Basketball Players’ Association and Basketball Australia (BA) today announced the inaugural National Teams Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), ensuring wide-ranging improved conditions for Australia’s elite players. The Collective Bargaining Agreement delivers the first official agreement between BA and the Boomers and Opals players The inaugural Agreement runs from 2018... read more →
Dec 05

FAQ: National Teams CBA 2018-2022

What is a Collective Bargaining Agreement? A Collective Bargaining Agreement – or CBA as it is abbreviated – is an agreement between an employer (in this case Basketball Australia) and a body representing the employees (Players’ Association). The CBA is a legally enforceable commercial agreement that governs the relationship between... read more →
Oct 30

Player’s Association and WNBL introduce Parental and Pregnancy Care Policy for national league female basketballers

The Australian Basketballers’ Association (ABA) and the Chemist Warehouse Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) today announced the establishment of the WNBL’s first Parental and Pregnancy Care Policy. The Policy follows the introduction of the Minimum Player Conditions Agreement, reached between the ABA, the Chemist Warehouse Women’s National Basketball League and Basketball Australia in November... read more →
Aug 31

Longley longs for World Cup medal

Luc Longley believes the next 12 months hold immense potential for the Boomers with next year’s showpiece against Team USA in Melbourne likely to ‘catapult’ the Aussies into medal contention. In a clear ‘to be the best you have to beat the best’ message, the Boomers assistant coach welcomed the... read more →
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Aug 09

ABA Statement: Mitch Creek

Australian Basketballers Association (ABA) has welcomed an agreement between Mitch Creek and the Adelaide 36ers, which will allow him to pursue a contract in the NBA. The ABA, representing basketball player Mitch Creek, and the Adelaide 36ers Basketball Club have resolved the impasse over an interim injunction obtained by the... read more →
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ABA expresses disappointment over SBS program ‘The Feed’

The Australian Basketballers' Association (ABA) has expressed its significant disappointment and displeasure regarding the segment “Basketbrawl” on SBS program The Feed, aired on Wednesday 4 July, via a letter to SBS' editorial team. The letter can be read here: ABA Letter to SBS 5 July 2018
Jul 03

ABA STATEMENT

Following the incident that occurred during the FIBA World Cup qualifier between the Australian Boomers and Philippines in Manila, the Australian Basketballers’ Association (ABA), on behalf of its members – which includes the Australian Boomers – would like to issue the following statement: “The ABA would like to take this... read more →
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Media statement

Following on from the NBL Full Panel Tribunal decision in relation to the banning of import player Tony Mitchell, which determined the original suspension handed down by the Single Member Tribunal was excessive in light of the gravity of the conduct, and as such the penalty applied to Tony Mitchell... read more →