Sports Advocacy Group


2012 marked the start of the Sports Advocacy Group's relationship with Basketball Australia. The organisation were the guests of honour at the 2012 Sportswomen's Ball.


What did we talk about?

Kristina Keneally, CEO of Basketball Australia spoke eloquently about sports media coverage speaking about the competition between different sports in a crowded market place.

For more information about the dinner please click here.

Basketball Australia

Basketball Australia is the governing and controlling body of basketball in Australia, responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. It is is a not-for-profit organisation and is funded through membership, sponsorship, fund raising and government grants. Formed in 1939 (as the Australian Basketball Federation) the organisation was constituted in 1946. Basketball Australia became a member of FIBA in 1949 and was incorporated in 1982.

Basketball Australia sanctions Australia's two professional leagues, the National Basketball League (NBL) and the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) as well as the semi-professional Australian Basketball Association (ABA) which features over 120 member teams from major cities and key regional centres. Basketball Australia also fields representative teams in FIBA and Olympic competition. Australian basketball has extensive national and state-based programs to ensure that pathways are provided for all participants in the sport, which includes the National Intensive Training Centre Program and the Australian Institute of Sport.

Past Guests

Liz Cambage (Opals), Carrie Graf OAM (Opals Head Coach), Kristina Keneally (CEO Basketball Australia), Marianna Tolo (Opals) and Carly Wilson (Opals).