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Total investment 2015-16: $6,820,000 (high performance: $4,780,000; high performance – para $1,075,000; participation $910,000; other $55,000)

ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 66%

 

Basketball Australia is rated as progressing for both Olympic and Paralympic programs. The sport’s high performance programs are led by quality coaches who continue to progress their plans for Olympic and Paralympic success. With the appointment of a general manager of high performance in November and the recommendations from the high performance realignment work underway it is envisaged there will be greater leadership and alignment of the Basketball Australia high performance system in the future.

The men’s team (Boomers) and women’s team (Opals) qualified for the Rio Olympics at the Oceania qualifiers in Melbourne in August in front of a sold-out 15,000 strong crowd. The men’s Paralympic team (Rollers) won the Asia/Oceania qualifiers in Japan in October to secure their place at the Paralympics.

The women’s Paralympic team (Gliders) however missed qualification for Rio after taking the silver medal behind China at the women’s event.

Governance

Basketball Australia is progressing with its governance reform and has been working to make the necessary changes in line with the MSGP. Basketball has established a strong nominations committee with an independent chair, along with a skills matrix to assess the board’s needs. Despite the strong skills-gap analysis process, member associations did not elect the nominations committee’s recommended candidates to the board at the 2015 annual general meeting. This has undermined the nominations committee’s role and its processes. This outcome was broadly representative of basketball’s governance: despite having appropriate structures and systems, cultural issues and misalignment in the sport are limiting its ability to progress.

2015 benchmark event // Oceania Regional Championships (men)

Medal target: 1

Actual: gold1 silver 0 bronze 0 total 1

2015 benchmark event - // Oceania Regional Championship (women)

Medal target:1

Actual: gold1 silver 0 bronze 0 total 1

2015 Paralympic benchmark event - // Asia/Oceania Zone Qualifying Tournament (men)

Medal target:1

Actual: gold1 silver 0 bronze 0 total 1

2015 Paralympic benchmark event - // Asia/Oceania Zone Qualifying Tournament (women)

Medal target:1

Actual: gold0 silver 1 bronze 0 total 1

Performance target

2016 benchmark event // Olympic Games(men)

Medal target: place 4th to 8th

2016 benchmark event - // Olympic Games (women) (women)

Medal target:1

2016 Paralympic benchmark event - // Paralympic Games (men)

Medal target:1

2016 Paralympic benchmark event - // Paralympic Games (women)

Medal target:1*

*Did not qualify

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