Spalding has been the Official Gameball of the NBA for over 30 years, and locally have been entrenched and dedicated to the game at all levels, as Official Game ball of Basketball Australia including the Boomers and Opals, as well as the Official Gameball of Basketball NSW, Basketball QLD, Basketball WA, Basketball SA and Basketball ACT.
Providing more Victorians with the opportunity to play more basketball more often, Spalding’s partnership with Basketball Victoria will facilitate the delivery of basketballs across the state; broadening the games’ reach into grassroots areas, clubs and schools. Spalding is also well positioned to support plans for Basketball Victoria’s various platforms of growth and expansion over the next five years.
Victoria’s National Basketball League (NBL) team, Melbourne United, has signed a three-year deal to become a major partner of Basketball Victoria.
This new partnership will not only see Melbourne United stand alongside Basketball Victoria in the community, but it will also establish Melbourne United as an active participant in the development and nurturing of the sport at the grassroots level through to the professional ranks.
Basketball Victoria and McDonald’s have a 33-year partnership history, one of the longest running sports sponsorships in Australia. As our Official Grassroots Support Partner, McDonald’s will be providing basketballs to schools and community basketball clubs to encourage inclusive participation and an active lifestyle.
With a long and proud history in basketball, And1 has a total focus on the game and the people within it and they welcome associations and teams to give them a call and discuss partnership opportunities moving forward. And1 will produce Basketball Victoria’s program and event apparel, both on and off the court. Players, coaches and staff members throughout Basketball Victoria’s wide range of participation and development programs will have access to the new And1 range.
Goodlife Health Clubs is the Official Healthy Lifestyles Partner of Basketball Victoria.
Goodlife Health Clubs is one of Australia’s fastest growing gym networks with over 230,000 members. Established in 2002 with its head corporate office based in Brisbane, the Goodlife Health Clubs brand has grown to 75 locations across Australia. With a range of flexible membership options and many new 24/7 clubs, Goodlife is sure to have your fitness needs covered. To check out the club nearest you, visit: Goodlife Health Clubs
Schweppes is Basketball Victoria’s official beverage supplier, providing quality products to our Basketball stadiums. Schweppes also provides support to our Victoria Metropolitan and Country State teams that compete annually in the Australian Junior Championships.
A family business, Bulla’s ice cream and cream products are enjoyed by families across the country and are crafted using the best local dairy produce with over 100 years of tradition and knowhow.
Bulla is the naming rights partner of Basketball Victoria’s Hoop Time program. Bulla Hoop Time is one of the largest primary school competitions in the country, with more than 45,000 children participating annually.
Basketball Victoria receives generous support from VicHealth through the Participation in Community Sport and Recreation (PICSAR) program. The PICSAR program assists Basketball Victoria in being able to introduce, develop and maintain programs for participants with a disability so that they may become involved in basketball through playing, coaching, refereeing and volunteering. The program also assists with the education of the basketball community in inclusion through the delivery of adaptive coaching workshops, and training of board members and staff, to name a few activities. Through this partnership Basketball Victoria has been able to establish the VicHealth Cup, a statewide tournament that is run through Special and Special Developmental Schools throughout Victoria.
Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) is the health-promoting peak organisation for the sport and recreation sector of Victoria. SRV exists to ensure Victorians have equal opportunities to take park in a range of sport and recreation activities.
Visit the SRV website for more information at: www.sport.vic.gov.au
SportsTG provides Basketball Victoria with technical website support and assistance. In addition to this, as Official Technology Provider to Basketball Australia, SportsTG provides access and assistance in regards to The Basketball Network suite of technologies including SportsTG Online Competitions and Member Management.
Sports In Focus are the official photographers for a number of junior sports organisations such as School Sports Australia, School Sports Victoria, Athletics Victoria, Swimming Victoria, and now Basketball Victoria. Sports In Focus is a dynamic company widely recognised for taking the standards of sports photography to a new level.
ECHO Australia is the Presenting Partner of Basketball Victoria’s VicHealth Cup and Naming Rights Partner of the All Abilities Tournament.
ECHO provides a specialist employment service which is highly successful in finding work for job seekers with disabilities. Combined with concise career advice, training and on-the-job support, ECHO works closely with not only job seekers but also families, schools and industry. ECHO offers genuine insight to individually match and tailor real job opportunities.
The Sports Development Program is a joint initiative between Basketball Victoria and SEDA, specifically designed for young people who would like to pursue a career in the sport and recreation industry or other like industries. If you are a year 10, 11 or 12 student you can complete your VCE, VCAL and Certificates III and IV in Sport and Recreation leading to a Diploma of Sport Development. Core curriculum involves theoretical and practical experience in sports administration, marketing, fitness, coaching, event/project management, literacy, numeracy and career planning.
To find out more watch this SEDA Group video:
Action provides athletic floor systems for universities, schools, professional arenas and more. Established in 1989 Action Floors are a family owned and operated business with a truly global reach, with sports floors now installed on all continents except Antarctica! Action are proud to operate the world’s only Carbon Negative timber mill and source their products from Rainforest Alliance certified timber plantations. Action’s premium hardwearing maple is the preferred surface for sports facilities worldwide providing uniform playability, resiliency and shock absorption for athletes’ safety. Action provides a range of FIBA, DIN (North America) & EN (European) certified systems, both fixed and portable with unequalled warranties and after sales service. The Milwaukee Bucks NBA and Chicago Sky WNBA teams play on Action floors.
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Bringing seating into the fold, this is the first partnership Basketball Victoria has signed with a seating partner, which will add to our long-standing relationships with flooring partners throughout our history.
The partnership with Victorian-based Ace Seating, whom are proudly Australian owned and operated, comes at a time of significant growth in basketball. There are over 632 basketball venues currently in use every week across Victoria, with additional stadia and increased infrastructure still needed across the state.
In recognition of the increasing number of Australian basketballers who are looking to further their basketball careers in the US college system, Basketball Victoria are pleased to have partnered with leading college scouting servicer CCR.
In conjunction with CCR, Basketball Victoria will be conducting a number of basketball trials throughout the year to help identify athletes that possess the potential to play in the US college system. With no previous partnerships in this category, Basketball Victoria felt it was important to partner with agencies that are NCAA accredited and can equip our athletes with the tools and the knowledge to make the right decision when selecting a program. We look forward to working alongside CCR to help ensure a positive and successful experience for those athletes that aspire to play their sport of choice while obtaining a quality college education.
Core Advantage is the Official Strength and Conditioning Provider for Basketball Victoria. Over the last 14 years, Core Advantage has trained more Olympians than any other strength and conditioning business in Australia. Through its partnership with Basketball Victoria, Core Advantage will be delivering elite strength and conditioning programs to members of the National Performance Program (NPP), National Intensive Training Program (NITP) and Victoria State Teams.