THE BASKETBALL NETWORK
THE BASKETBALL NETWORK
The Basketball Network is a whole of sport technology solution, which provides associations and clubs with the capacity to better manage their sporting business.
This system is used by the majority of tier 1 sports in Australia including AFL and Rugby League and within basketball 80% of associations and clubs use the system. The program has seen and will continue to see, significant investment by Basketball Australia and SportsTG.
Basketball Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation which operates on a budget sustained by player registrations, CAM/Association/Affiliate membership fees, running events and Sport and Recreation Tasmania grants and commercial partnerships. To find out more about registrations please click below.
This area is for Constituent Association Members, Clubs, Affiliates and Associations who need to find in one place all the information they need to help on and off court.
Basketball Tasmania Calendar
The Basketball Tasmania calendar preparation involves CAMs, Clubs, Associations and Affiliate's input through applying for events. These applications are reviewed by the Board of Management and then allocated. The 2021 Calendar of events can be found here.
Basketball Tasmania Policies
Basketball Australia Policies
Basketball Australia Guidelines
Basketball Australia Codes of Behaviour
Membership with Basketball Tasmania includes cover under the Basketball Australia State and Territory National Insurance Program. This program is handled by V-Insurance Group (Corporate authorised representative of Willis) as our insurance broker. Please note that insurance cover only applies to members who are involved in Basketball Tasmania sanctioned competitions and activities. Members are not covered if they play in a non-affiliated basketball competition. Details on the Insurance Program including what is covered, how to make a claim and how to increase cover can be found by clicking here
Basketball in Tasmania, similar to the other Australia States, began in the 1930's with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), organising basketball competitions in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport. With World War II basketball stagnated with so much effort of the Nation focused on efforts to support the troops. It was not until 1946 the YMCA and others formed the Tasmanian Basketball Association with games being held at Anglesea Barracks then Hobart's City Hall.
In the following decade, the sport grew through the state through the strategic efforts of the President of the Tasmanian Basketball Association, George Rusell. Under Russell's stewardship, the sport grew in membership, facilities and community awareness.
Teams from Tasmania have competed at Australian National Junior Championships, National Basketball League, Womens National Basketball League, at the various incorporations of an interstate second league competition (SEABL, South East Conference, South East Australia League, Australian Basketball Association).
Of recent times Basketball Tasmanian has successfully undertaken a significant constitutional and governance review of the back of the then Australian Sports Commission Winning Edge plan. In partnership with the Department of Communities, a new constitution was voted in at the Annual General Meeting in March 2014. The constitution dissolved the role of the regional tier of governance, replacing these bodies with Constituent Association Members (CAM) who now had the ability to work directly with the State, and in turn the State with the CAM. The other critical change was the election of a new independent board tasked with a sole vision of developing basketball in Tasmania.
New, exciting development programs were born of this fresh structure. The Future Development Program created to be a building block for fundamental skills for boys and girls in Under 12 and 14 and State Development Program providing advanced skills training for Under 16 and Under 18. Finally, for the States brightest our High Performance Program and bridging program Advanced Academy, give the best chance for success.
Competition for participation and state success has been created. A State Wide League tipped off in 2014, giving our senior teams from the state the chance to win bragging rights as the best team in Tasmania, and Under 12 State Championship and Under 10 and 11 Tournament were created and Basketball Tasmania reintroduced the popular Launceston Classic.
With modern player and competition pathways in 2018 Basketball Tasmania recorded a membership base of over 13,682 members.
With recognition to our past, we look forward to an exciting future.