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Basketball SA, the peak sporting body for basketball in South Australia, is thrilled to announce a meaningful partnership with SA Wheelchair Basketball Association (SAWBA). Under this collaborative effort, SAWBA will become a valued Community Partner at the State Basketball Centre. This partnership signifies a significant step toward promoting inclusivity and community engagement in the world of basketball. 

SAWBA is dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in and enjoy the sport of basketball. This partnership with Basketball SA aligns with both organisations’ goals to make basketball accessible to a diverse range of athletes. 

As part of the agreement, SAWBA will host their Tuesday night social basketball competition at the State Basketball Centre. Basketball SA will also provide the use of courts and the high-performance gym for national team representative training. This will further enhance the facility’s reputation as a hub for community engagement and inclusive sports programs, as well as confirm it as the new home of all South Australian Basketball. 

“We are excited to welcome SA Wheelchair Basketball as a Community Partner at the State Basketball Centre,” said Tim Brenton, CEO of Basketball SA. “This partnership exemplifies our commitment to fostering inclusivity in basketball and providing a welcoming space for athletes of all abilities. SAWBA’s presence will undoubtedly inspire our broader basketball community.” 

In addition to hosting their social basketball competition and national player training, SAWBA will receive support from Basketball SA in a number of operational aspects. This includes assistance with referee pathways, coordination and scheduling, competition management, and administrative support. These collaborative efforts will help streamline SAWBA’s operations and further enhance the overall experience for participants. 

“We are delighted to partner with Basketball SA, an organisation that shares our passion for inclusive sports and community engagement,” said Lucinda Bueti, President of SAWBA. “This partnership provides us with a home where our athletes can thrive and grow. We are grateful for the support from Basketball SA, which will enable us to continue providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in the sport they love.” 

The collaboration between Basketball SA and SAWBA reflects a shared commitment to promoting inclusivity and fostering a sense of community through basketball. 

Together, they look forward to expanding opportunities for individuals with disabilities to engage in the sport, building stronger connections within the South Australian basketball community.