State Teams

Basketball NSW sends representatives from both Metro and Country to the U16 and U18 National Championships, and combined teams to the U20s as well as Ivor Burge & National Junior Wheelchair Championships squads.

Footlocker National Championships

Basketball Australia conducts the Footlocker National Championships throughout the year, and Basketball NSW sends representatives from both Metro and Country to the U16 and U18’s, and combined teams to the U20s.

National Championships provide young basketballers with the opportunity to play in an elite tournament representing their club, school or state on the national stage. These tournaments have been and remain an important stepping stone in the careers of many Australian basketballers.

Many of Australia’s best players took part in the National Championships before going on to represent Australia.


Ivor Burge Championships

The Ivor Burge Championships are for people with an intellectual disability.  Ivor Burge is considered one of the founding fathers of Basketball in this country.

The inaugural Ivor Burge Championships were held in Wollongong in 1995.  Basketball NSW sends representative sides to this championship.

National Junior Wheelchair Championships (NJWC) 

The National Junior Wheelchair Championships (NJWC) is the Junior National Championships for Wheelchair Basketball. Held annually the Championships move around the country being held in a different state each year.

The National Championships compete for the Kevin Coombs Cup named after Kevin Coombs OAM,  Australian wheelchair basketballer and athlete who competed at 5 Paralympics including the first Paralympic Games in 1960. He was the first Australian Aboriginal Paralympic competitor for Australia.

 IWBF Rules of the Game 

2024 Footlocker National Championships Schedule

U20 & Ivor Burge National Championships, TBA
U18 & National Junior Wheelchair Championships, TBA
U16 Junior Championships, TBA

Basketball Australia's Championship Homepage

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