AU History

Here for the passion;
the images and the stories of elite level Basketball in Australia.

History of Basketball

The genesis of the game we love in Australia.


The Boomers

The national Mens team.


The Olympic Games

Australia and the Olympics from 1956 to today.


The Opals

The national womens team.


According to former Boomer's Coach, Dr Adrian Hurley:
"The records and archives on Australian Basketball Teams at Olympic Games are so sparse that it soon became clear to me that the players themselves were the best, and in some casesthe only, source of information on the early periods in Australian Olympic basketball."


We want to detail the history of Basketball in Australia at all major levels. It will serve as a historical record of the game of basketball in Australia and act as a Resource Centre for those seeking information on Australian basketball.