NSW Legacy Program
Co-funded with the NSW Government and Basketball NSW, the NSW Legacy Program is being run as a pilot program for the wider legacy program being rolled out nation-wide, and internationally.
Delivered by Basketball NSW across the next three years, the Strategic Legacy Program in New South Wales will include sport development, female-specific participation programs, female leadership programs, indigenous participation programs as well as better access to play and participate in basketball for residents in regional and remote areas of New South Wales.
The Legacy Program is supporting the New South Wales Governments Strategic Focus on women and girls in sport through the ‘Her Sport Her Way’ program and basketballs goal to move towards gender equality.
NSW Legacy Program Pillars:
→ Female Leadership Scholarship Program
→ Education and participation programs delivered in partnership with Indigenous Basketball Australia and Savannah Pride.
→ Delivery of a basketball-specific ‘Daughters and Dads’ program.
→ Delivery of culturally specific ‘Daughters and Dads’ program delivered in partnership with Savannah Pride.
→ School holidays programs delivered state-wide
→ 3×3 Basketball Tournaments delivered state-wide
Sydney, Australia announced as host of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2020
On the 26th of March, 2020 FIBA Announced that Australia will host the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.
This will be the second time that Basketball Australia will host FIBA’s Women’s Basketball World Cup, having done so in 1994.
Andreas Zagklis, FIBA Secretary-General, said: “I would like to congratulate Basketball Australia on their successful bid. Australia really is a powerhouse in basketball, with the women coming in second at the previous FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in 2018.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for the city of Sydney to both promote and take women’s basketball to the next level. We witnessed many successes at the last World Cup, and I am sure that in 2022 we will see even more. We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation over the next two years in planning for this pinnacle event.”
The iconic Australian city of Sydney will host the event over 10 days in September and October 2022. The tournament will be played across two venues, both of which are located in Sydney Olympic Park. The sport-loving nation of Australia will get to witness firsthand 144 of the best players in the world, from 12 international teams in 38 games.