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Basketball SA is excited to announce our new partnership with Sport4All for 2024. This collaboration aims to make basketball more inclusive for all South Australians.

Our partnership will focus on increasing awareness and opportunities for participation through programs like Aussie Hoops, 3×3, wheelchair basketball, and walking basketball. We’re thrilled to have Sport4All’s Inclusion Coach, Kelly Hamlyn, join our team to help improve accessibility and engagement in the sport.

By working together, Sport4All and Basketball SA are working towards a more inclusive future for basketball and South Australians. 

For more details, visit this link!

On Monday, 25 June 2024, the Basketball SA Commission held its scheduled bi-monthly meeting. At the commencement of the meeting, the Commission accepted the resignation of Mr Wade Burns.

Basketball SA acknowledges Mr Burns for his contribution to South Australian basketball.   

The Commission has elected James Kitching as Chair of the Commission and Jasmin Chua as the Deputy Chair.

NBL1 Central 2024 Grand Finals Big Shed Bash: Win lunch, transfers and courtside seats for you and three friends! 

To win, just share a photo of you enjoying any NBL1 Central game with a Big Shed beverage and caption it as to why you deserve to be courtside for the Grand Finals. Don’t forget to tag @NBL1Central and @BigShedBeer along with the hashtag #NBL1BigShedBash to be in to win. 

The winner will be chosen on 2nd August and will win Lunch for four at Big Shed Brewing before the game, Transfers to the Adelaide 36ers Arena and Four Courtside seats for the NBL1 Central 2024 Grand Finals on the 10th August. Prize is worth $800. 

Two Runner Ups will be selected and will win a four pack of Big Shed Brewing products along with four general admission tickets to the NBL1 Central Grand Finals on the 10th August. 

NBL1 Central Games can be watched on Kayo, NBL1 Live stream, or in person at the venue. To be eligible to win, the post must be public on Instagram and include the game, a Big Shed Beverage, the tags @NBL1Central and @BigShedBeer, hashtag #NBL1BigShedBash and a caption as to why you should be courtside for the grand final. 

Entrants must be over 18 years at the time of entry. Drink responsibly. 

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As of Sunday June 9th, there will be changes to the parking procedures at the State Basketball Centre (SBC). This is due to a major event being held at the Adelaide Showgrounds. Instead of utilising ticket and validation machines, basketball spectators and players must now use the QR code system through Basketball Connect. See a guide of how to access this QR code via Basketball connect This QR code is to be scanned at the entry/exit to use the carpark free of charge.

Failure to use the QR code will result in the regular parking fee being charged. Refunds for paid parking will not be issued.


Why is this change coming into effect?

The Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society (RAHS) are changing the ticket validation system within the SBC, due to Cirque du Soleil being held at the Adelaide Showgrounds from June 9 to July 7. This event will heavily affect the car parking as they expect a significant increase in attendance to the Showgrounds. The QR code system will decrease entry and exit wait times.

How to do I access the QR code required for entry/exit?

The QR code is available to players, coaches, officials and spectators through the Basketball Connect app. You must be following a team to view the QR code in the ‘News and Updates’ banner at the top of the home screen.

Not registered with Basketball Connect? See a step by step guide on how to register and follow a team in Basketball Connect.

For external users you will be contacted with the code.

I do not own a smartphone, how do I access the code?

If you do not have a smart phone, we suggest getting help from another person in the Basketball Community that does have access to the code to share it with you and print it to gain access to the carpark.

When I get to the gate, how do I use the QR code?

Please see the graphic below on how to scan the QR code at the gates.

When are the expected peaks going to occur?

Below is the schedule to the session times of Cirque du Soleil. We recommend looking at this schedule and consider allowing more time to get to the venue if your activity coincides with a session listed below.

What street entrances can I use this QR code for?

The QR Code will allow access into the carparks for both Rose Terrace and Leader Street.

To the South Australian basketball community,

Annually, Australian sport celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with themed rounds, beautiful artwork and acknowledgements.  Along with these respectful messages and statements, I hope we all find some time to reflect on the significance of Reconciliation Week.

Reflection on the week itself, reflection on the two significant events in Australia’s journey toward reconciliation. The 1967 referendum, allowing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be counted in the census, and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision, which recognised Native Title.

Reconciliation must be embraced in the hearts, minds, and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation built on respectful relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Reconciliation Week highlights the ongoing commitment to justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It serves as a reminder that the pursuit of reconciliation and the fight for equity must continue, and all Australians have a role to play.

At Basketball South Australia we are dedicated to advancing reconciliation by demonstrating respect within our basketball community in every aspect of our work, communication, and behaviour.

Within our sport, thank you to the amazing staff and young people thriving at the Tjindu Foundation and Aboriginal Basketball Academy.

Thank you to Pauly Vandenbergh for his long life contribution to improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and supporting me in finding the words to capture this week with meaning and sincerity.


Tim Brenton

Things heated up at the State Basketball Centre this weekend with the thrilling conclusion of the 2024 State Championships. The event showcased the best of the state’s basketball talent, bringing together athletes from our district clubs for an unforgettable tournament.

The excitement was electric as Div 1 and 2 teams from the U12, U14, U16, and U18 age groups competed across various venues. Fans were treated to a series of exhilarating matches, each brimming with athleticism and sportsmanship. The support from the enthusiastic crowds added to the vibrant atmosphere, making the tournament a true celebration of basketball.

A special thank you goes out to the referees and officials whose dedication and professionalism were pivotal to the championship’s success. Their efforts ensured fair play and upheld the high standards of the sport, for which we are immensely grateful.

Seeley International signed on as our sponsor for Referees and Technical Officials for 2024, and they continue to honorably sponsor our ‘Keep Your Cool Award,’ which debuted at the 2023 State Championships. This year, the Eastern Mavericks were the proud recipients of the award – now 2-time winners!

Our Division 1 and 2 teams fiercely competed for Gold on Sunday at the State Basketball Centre. Congratulations to all the participants for their outstanding performances throughout the tournament. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the parents, carers, grandparents, friends, and family members who support these athletes, making the State Championships possible. Your dedication, along with the efforts of club coaches, volunteers, and committees, ensures the success of events like these. Thank you for your unwavering support.

Now, we proudly announce our Gold Medal winners for Basketball SA’s 2024 State Championships.

Under 12’s Reserve Boys Champions – North Adelaide Rockets

U12 Boys State Champions – South Adelaide Panthers

U12 Girls Reserve Champions – Norwood Flames 2

U12 Girls State Champions – Norwood Flames

U14 Boys Reserve Champions – Sturt Sabres

U14 Boys State Champions – South Adelaide Panthers

U14 Girls Reserve Champions – South Adelaide Panthers

U14 Girls State Champions – South Adelaide Panthers

U16 Boys Reserve Champions – Forestville Eagles

U16 Boys State Champions – Norwood Flames

U16 Girls Reserve Champions – Forestville Eagles

U16 Girls State Champions – Eastern Mavericks

U18 Boys Reserve Champions – Forestville Eagles

U18 Boys State Champions – Central Districts

U18 Girls Reserve Champions – Forestville Eagles

U18 Girls State Champions – Forestville Eagles

Miss out on your State Championship Merchandise? There is still merchandise available to purchase online. Secure yours now!

Basketball South Australia are gearing up for the 2024 State Championships, and we’ve got everything you need to know right here!

Fixtures for 16-19 May 2024 can be viewed online here.

Users will need to use the dropdown menus to navigate:

You can view the Fixtures on your PC here: Viewing the 2024 Junior State Championship Fixtures – Browser/PC.

If a person is linked to the team, games should appear on your home screen in the Basketball Connect App. Otherwise this guide can be followed to add a teams draw to your page – Adding a team’s draw on the app – 2024 Junior State Championships (App)

Presentations will be hosted at the State Basketball Centre on the Northern Courts (Cts 1-3) Sunday 19th May 2024 at 7pm.

KommunityTV livestream link details:
All State Championship games on Courts 5 & 6 at the State Basketball Centre across the weekend will be livestreamed for 2024, thanks to our new partnership with KommunityTV! This means, Grand Finals for State division will be available for you to watch in the comfort of your own home.

Get access to the Livestream here >
Watch the Semi-Finals and Grand Finals here >

Follow this how-to-guide for support on logging into the stream:

Basketball South Australia is excited to release the SA Metro Under 16 Boys and Girls State Performance Program squads for 2024.

These are the athletes that will be representing South Australia Metro at the 2024 National Championships in Bendigo in July 2024.







We are very excited to announce the eight South Australian Athletes that have been selected as a part of the Under 17 Australian Junior Squad to attend the Emus and Sapphires Camps in preparation for the 2024 World Cup.

These are the athletes that will be representing South Australia at the Junior Squad Camps held at the Australian Centre of Excellence in March.




Basketball South Australia is pleased to announce the SA Metro Under 18 Men and Women State Performance Program squads for 2024.

These are the athletes that will be representing South Australia Metro at the 2024 National Championships in Brisbane in April 2024.