Medibank is proud to be teaming up with Basketball Victoria and the VJBL to support the National Junior Classic, “the Medibank Classic” in 2016. At Medibank, we are committed to investing in the health and wellbeing of the Australian community. This includes supporting events that encourage Australians to be healthy and active.
We have been insuring the health of Australians for almost 40 years under our Medibank and ahm brands. More than 3.9 million Australians trust us with their health every day and depend on us for support and peace of mind in both in and out of hospital. We also provide pet, travel, life and funeral insurance products we we’re there for every member of the family at any life stage.
Everything we do is aimed at delivering better health to our members through our provision of health services, online information through Medibank be. Magazine, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, our health advocacy and our work in the community.
Our association with Basketball Victoria is another way to enable us to deliver on our promise of encouraging and supporting Australians to take small steps towards more healthy and active lifestyles – for better health.
CTI MELBOURNE UNITED
Victoria’s newest National Basketball League team, CTI Melbourne United, has signed a three-year deal to become a major partner of Basketball Victoria.
This new partnership will not only see CTI Melbourne United stand alongside Basketball Victoria in the community, but it will also establish CTI 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 32-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.
Champion Teamwear is the Official Apparel Partner of Basketball Victoria. Champion is the custom teamwear arm of parent brand Hanesbrands, a socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands in the Americas, Europe and Asia, as well as in Australia and South Africa.
GOODLIFE HEALTH CLUBS
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 76 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.
Molten is the world’s largest ball manufacturer. They design balls to enable the game to be played the way it’s meant to be played. The goal at Molten is to create the ultimate match ball, with the performance and feel like no other. The innovative 12-panel basketball incorporates advanced technology and cutting edge design and performs like no other basketball. The 12 panels provide more grip and feel, while the two bands of colour enhance visibility. It’s the official match ball of FIBA, the Olympic Games and Basketball Victoria.
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.
DISABILITY SPORT AND RECREATION
Disability Sport and Recreation is the health-promoting peak organisation for the disability sport and recreation sector in Victoria. Their mission is to provide and promote positive health outcomes for Victorians with disability through participation in sport and recreation.
Disability Sport and Recreations exists to ensure Victorians with disability have equal opportunities to take part in the sport and recreation activities they’d like to participate in.
Visit the DSR website for more information at: www.dsr.org.au
FOX SPORTS PULSE
Fox Sports Pulse provides Basketball Victoria with technical website support and assistance. In addition to this, as Official Technology Provider to Basketball Australia, Fox Sports Pulse provides access and assistance in regards to The Basketball Network suite of technologies including FSP Online Competitions and Member Management.
SPORTS IN FOCUS
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.
SEDA – SPORTS EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA
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:
ULTIMATE SPORTS ENTERPRISES (Ultimate Taking Care of Basketball)
Ultimate Sports Enterprises specialise in timber sports floors, in particular, resurfacing of basketball courts. Operating in community basketball under the name Ultimate Taking Care of Basketball (UTCB), UTCB provides support to Victorian coaches by offering a number of free community coaching clinics in partnership with Basketball Victoria.
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.
Check out this recent installation video of Action’s Pro Action Thrust floor system in Brisbane:
For any enquiries regarding Action Floor Systems, please contact:
P: +61 409 407 800
NSR AUSTRALIA & CUSTOM COLLEGE RECRUITING
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 two leading college scouting services, NSR and CCR.
In conjunction with NSR and 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 NSR and 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.
SportsLife IQ looks to support and educate athletes in the areas of health and wellbeing in order for them to fulfil their personal life and professional sporting goals.
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.