Basketball Australia Indigenous Program

Basketball Australia commits to the growth in pathways and participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander athletes, officials and coaches.

Basketball Australia’s Indigenous Program is dedicated to increase participation and open new pathways for the development of Indigenous athletes, coaches, and officials.

In close collaboration with stakeholders, we are committed to establishing our very first National Indigenous Performance Camp tailored to the aspirations of those seeking elite-level development. The Centre of Excellence (COE) will host the camp to give our coaches and 


National Performance camp – COE January 2024

In alignment with our Indigenous Program, we have forged a significant partnership with the Centre of Excellence (COE) and have total of four outstanding individuals, two males, and two females, along with two coaches, selected to participate in the National Performance camp.

Candidates were identified through an evaluation process that included an assessment of their performance within existing programs and scouting at the Indigenous Basketball Academy’s National Tournament (NIBT).

Selection is based on talent and coachability, demonstrated ability to compete at a national level and an ability to work in a team setting. 

Female athletes Male athletes Coaches 
Taneesa Hampton (NT)  Lasianah Edger (WA)  Kylie Duggan (NT)
Taren Bond (QLD)  Noah Kirk (QLD)  Isaiah Walley-Stack (WA)

She Hoops Indigenous Leadership Program

Indigenous representation in sport has been a major focus in recent years, as First Nations People have been underrepresented in many areas of sport.

Learn more about the initiatives undertaken to promote greater understanding of why this is the case, and what we can do to increase Indigenous participation in sport.

South Australia She Hoops Indigenous Leadership Program

Head to She Hoops for more.


NBL & WNBL Indigenous Round Launch - The Lume

(L-R) NBL referee Jacqui Dover, Jessica McDowell-White of the Townsville Fire, Leilani Mitchell of the Southside Flyers, Alex Wilson of the Bendigo Spirit and Biwali Bayles of the Illawarra Hawks


Basketball Australia supports the following Indigenous Basketball Organisations