The Ivor Burge Program is designed to train recognised athletes within the Inclusive Basketball Program and represent South Australia in a high-performance environment.
The Ivor Burge Championship is part of the Australian Junior Championships series (AJC’s). The AJC’s are a series of events that form the pinnacle for emerging athletes within Australia, seeing the National Champion crowned at the conclusion of each event. These inclusive events provide athletes with the opportunity to represent their State or Club on the national stage and give athletes the chance to experience a replication of the high-performance environment that Australian national teams experience when they compete internationally.
Since the Australian Basketball team for People with an Intellectual Disability made their international debut at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona, the Australian Sports & Recreation Association for People with an Intellectual Disability (AUSRAPID), together with Basketball Australia, created the Ivor Burge Championship.
It was decided to title the Tournament the Ivor Burge Championship as Ivor Burge is considered one of the founding fathers of Basketball in Australia. Although he went to college in Springfield, Massachusetts, after graduating he came back home to Australia to promote the game further.
The Ivor Burge Championship is for athletes with an intellectual disability and integration difficulties as per the VIRTUS classification requirements.
Winning their 4th Australian Junior Championship in a row.
Performing excellently against their rival states.
314 South Road, Richmond SA 5033
(Cnr Frederick St)
Enter via South Road
Phone: (08) 7088 0070
Postal Address: 314 South Road, Richmond SA 5033