About the project

The Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence (formerly AIS Basketball Program) has been the world leading junior development program since 1981. Dedicated to the development of future Boomers and Opals the scholarship athletes are exposed to the countries elite service providers and world class facilities.

The program takes a holistic approach to the development of elite international athletes and integrates education, basketball services, sports science and personal excellence into its daily training environment.

The Centre of Excellence’s record of athlete development speaks for itself. Its athlete catalogue includes all current Australian NBA stars Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills, Matthew Dellavedova, Joe Ingles, Aaron Baynes, Dante Exum and Cameron Bairstow. Overall Australia has produced the 3rd highest amount of international stars in the NBA with 17, only behind Canada and Serbia. And have had 31 players play in the WNBA. All of these athletes, with the exception of 2, are a product of the Centre of Excellence.

In a changing national sporting landscape, this fundraising program has been created to ensure the program grows and continues to operate at an elite international standard. All funding will be used to support Centre of Excellence athlete development via scholarships, international tours, camps and other athlete support programs.

Through Basketball Australia's fundraising partnership with the Sports Foundations to the CoE are tax deductible! Please show your support by donating today.

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