Written by Jaylee Ismay
15 March, 2023

Basketball NSW is proud to announce that for a second consecutive year, our Spalding Waratah Junior and Senior Leagues will be honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia with an Indigenous Round.

BNSW is committed to working with Indigenous communities to address and tackle the barriers that face basketball participants in being able to take part in and enjoy our game. The inclusion of a dedicated round helps celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, especially in basketball in NSW and the broader basketball community. By acknowledging the contribution, Basketball aims to highlight the importance of respect for Indigenous Peoples and their cultures which are prominent in our game.

BNSW hopes that all participants will understand its importance and foster an atmosphere of mutual respect among players at all levels.

Spalding Waratah Southern Junior League – 1st & 2nd April 
Spalding Waratah Western Junior League – 1st & 2nd April 
Spalding Waratah North-Eastern Junior League – 1st & 2nd April 
Spalding Waratah Metro Junior League – 2nd April 
Spalding Waratah Premier Junior League- 15th & 16th July
Spalding Waratah League – 8th & 9th July
NBL1 East (First Nations Round) – 7th – 9th July

During the 2023 Indigenous Rounds, we will be incredibly honoured to be Welcomed by local Elders at a number of venues. 

iAthletic will be in attendance in venue at our SJL, WJL, NEJL & JPL rounds, but BNSW urges all customers wishing to purchase Indigenous Round merchandise online to avoid missing out.

  • Saturday 1st April: Albury, Orange, Coffs Harbour
  • Sunday 2nd April: Wodonga, Bathurst, Newcastle
  • Saturday 15th July: Terrigal
  • Sunday 16th July: Hills

In partnership with our apparel partner iAthletic, you can now purchase Official Basketball NSW Aboriginal artwork merchandise that features aboriginal artist Jordan Ardler’s artwork as well as specialised designed socks to mark the round.

Profits from the sale of these items will be supporting local Aboriginal organisations in the area where the round is being held. 

CLICK HERE to purchase merchandise. 
CLICK HERE to purchase Indigenous Socks