Basketball Hits Faculty File | Basketball Australia


Australian faculties have proven report curiosity in basketball in 2022 with greater than 124,000 college students taking part within the sport.

Basketball was the primary chosen sport within the Sporting Faculties program with greater than 6,459 faculties taking part nationally. That is the primary time that basketball has completed the yr in first place.

The curiosity in basketball is at an all-time excessive after the success of the Seven Consulting Opals FIBA Girls’s World Cup marketing campaign in Sydney and the Tokyo 2020 bronze-medal-winning Australian Boomers – who will compete within the World Cup in August this yr.

Participation on the junior ranges is on the rise with Aussie Hoops receiving a report variety of enrolments in 2022 with 42,600 registrations, up 32 per cent on 2021. To start out the 2023 yr off robust, enrolments for Time period 1 are already monitoring for a report yr at 11,568.

Basketball Australia CEO, Matt Scriven, believes the expansion in basketball is simply on the cusp.

“We’re seeing robust numbers throughout the board in participation, attendance at occasions and on broadcast,” Scriven mentioned.

“The variety of households selecting basketball for his or her youngsters is on the rise because of a variety of components, together with the rise of Australian gamers dominating on the world stage.

“The Sporting Faculties program is extremely vital for all youngsters to have the chance to attempt completely different sports activities and hold lively.

“That is the primary time that basketball has been essentially the most requested sport inside the Sporting Faculties program, and we recognize the help of the academics who’re helping in delivering the packages,” Scriven added.

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