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With all 10 Hungry Jack’s National Basketball League (NBL) Clubs and players converging on Gold Coast for the Blitz, a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) will continue to drive the growth of the NBL for the next two seasons. The CBA, agreed by the Australian Basketball Players’ Association (ABPA) and... read more →
Mar 29


We are excited to announce that the Australian Athletes' Alliance (AAA) has entered into a new fertility wellness partnership with Monash IVF, in conjunction with the AAA's Member Player Associations, of which the ABPA is one. This collaboration aims to empower athletes and help them take early steps to optimise... read more →
Jan 23


The Hungry Jack’s NBL will continue to celebrate inclusion and diversity during its inaugural Champion Pride Round in Round 17. Champion Pride Round will promote, celebrate and give thanks to the LGBTQ community, while showcasing basketball as a sport striving to provide a safe, healthy and accessible environment for all. In recognition... read more →
Aug 12


A once-in-a-lifetime experience! We are giving away 8x tickets for Shaq’s upcoming Australian tour in Melbourne on the 25th of August at Margaret Court Arena and Sydney on the 26th at The Star Event Centre. TO ENTER: Follow @ausbaketballpa. Like this post. Tag a friend (unlimited entries). BONUS: Share this... read more →
Mar 01

ABPA Statement on Ukraine Crisis

The Australian Basketball Players' Association (ABPA) stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and condemns the Russian invasion in the strongest terms. We support the World Players’ Association statement that calls for the strongest possible action and sanctions and commend the bravery shown by athletes around the world. We call... read more →
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Discrimination and Online Abuse

The ABPA stands with Tiffany Mitchell and all players in the pursuit of a respectful, inclusive and safe environment at work, in the community and online. We commend Tiffany and the players for addressing this issue. Unacceptably, we have witnessed online abuse directed at players in relation to this incident.... read more →
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Statement: NBL Court Decals

Australian Basketball Players’ Association CEO Jacob Holmes said: “The ABPA has again raised significant concerns with the NBL about the safety of the league’s court decals. Despite the NBL’s initial response, the problem has not been resolved. “Over the past 48 hours the ABPA has been meeting with Delegates from... read more →
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ABPA Media Statement 28/2/20

The Australian Basketball Players' Association issues the following statement regarding comments published today (28/2/20) by Adelaide 36ers co-captain Kevin White: (more…)
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Oct 23

NBL Player Q&A: Matthew Hodgson

Originally from Queensland, Matthew Hodgson has returned to his roots with the Brisbane Bullets for the past two NBL seasons, after enjoying three seasons with the Adelaide 36ers and an overseas college career. The 211cm centre played college ball with Southern Utah University and Saint Mary’s College of California between... read more →
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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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


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 →