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Saints retain Easter title

THE Saints have made it three in a row. The champion Suva Basketball League club successfully retained its National Easter Basketball Championship title following a 41-31 victory over a physical Boston White side at the Vodafone Arena yesterday. Led by Fiji basketball skipper Leonard Whippy, Saints proved their worth and continued to dominate local basketball for the third year.more

Champs make basketball semi-finals

DEFENDING champions Saints and Sparks have booked spots in the knockout stages of the National Easter Basketball Championships. Saints remained undefeated in the pool stages recording four wins to book a spot in the men's quarter-final while Sparks looked on track to defend its women's title by confirming a semi-final spot. Source: The Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 19th April 2014.more

Coca-Cola supports basketball event

AS the Easter Basketball Championship reaches its business end, the competition has been boosted by sponsorship. Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji (CCAF) yesterday handed over $4000 worth of Powerade drinks and sipper bottles for teams and uniforms for officials. The competition started on Monday on a low note with games every night at the Vodafone Arena. Source: Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 18 April 2014.more

Day Two of Easter Championship - Review

The results and summaries of Basketball Fiji's Easter Championships Day Two.more

Basketball takes on HIV outreach

BASKETBALL Fiji has teamed with the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee's Stop HIV and NCDs program for the Easter Championships that began yesterday.The tournament is being held at the Vodafone Arena in Suva and the program is the first for the year.FASANOC Stop HIV&NCDs project officer Jeegar Bhavsar said the comprehensive outreach program would target all 31 participants.more

Day One of Easter Championship - Review

Summary and results of Day One of competitionmore

Basketball: Whippy eager to taste success with Nuggets

You can just see the headline now - sweet delivery from Mr Whippy. Or perhaps that should read: Marques Whippy, a sweet delivery.The 27-year-old Fijian will certainly be a physical presence for the Otago Nuggets this season. He is, after all, built a bit like a Massey Ferguson. He is a rugged, powerful man. Article from Otago Daily Times on Tuesday 1st April 2014.more

Champions prepare for Easter battle

WINNING the women's final has boosted the Dynamic Reds basketball side ahead of the upcoming Easter Championship. Dynamic Reds beat defending champion Sparks 47-32 at Ed's courts in Raiwaqa on Saturday in the final of the Raiwaqa Super League competition. Reds captain Vika Kuboutawa said they would need to put more effort in training if they wanted to perform well at the Easter Championship.more

Reds win b'ball title

A NEW champion was crowned in the women's grade while Boston White retained the men's title in the Raiwaqa Basketball Super League finals yesterday. Dynamic Reds beat defending champions Sparks 47-32 in the women's final at Ed's Court in Raiwaqa while Boston White thrashed Bryce 37-17 in the men's final. Competition official Peniasi Kainamoli said the Reds made a massive comeback from last season.more

Boston White keeps unbeaten run

BOSTON White proved why they are the defending champions of the Raiwaqa Super League Basketball competition when they thrashed USP 55-28 at Ed's Court in Raiwaqa yesterday. Laced with former national under-19 reps, Boston White maintained its unbeaten streak and now lead the points table. Another reason for their move to the top of the table Source: The Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 9 March 2014.more

FIBA Oceania Officials visits Basketball Fiji

Basketball Fiji has been awarded the bid to host the FIBA Oceania U19 Youth Basketball Tournament for both men’s and women’s. The event is confirmed to be held at the Vodafone Arena in Suva on the 27th Nov-6th Dec 2014. The winner from the International Event will automatically qualify for the 2015 World U19 Basketball Championship.more

2014 Business House Basketball Competition

16 cooperate and government organizations have registered for the Business House Basketball Competition that began on Thurs 6th Mar 2014 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva. The Competition is centered on active fun with the aim to promote active living and to develop an awareness of the wonderful sport with the business community in Fiji. The Business House Competition will conclude on 29 April 2014.more

Test for Boston

BOSTON White will be out to continue its unbeaten run in the Raiwaqa Basketball Super League this weekend. Today, the side faces USP, a test which will determine its position on the points table. Boston White, which is laced with former Fiji under-19 reps, defeated the experienced Warriors side 35-22 on Wednesday night and look to be the in-form team. Source Fiji Times Newspaper Sat 4 March 2014.more

Sparks aims for title defence

THE Sparks basketball team is on track to defend the women's title in the Raiwaqa Super League competition. The defending champion thrashed their own development side Mystics 67-21 in round five competition yesterday at Ed's Court in Raiwaqa.Team captain Lynn Koyamainavure said even though they have the core of the winning team from last year, the other teams pose a big threat.more

Gus bound for Iowa, USA

Pita Gus Nacagilevu Sowakula will join siblings Milika and Mataika Koyamainavure at Iowa Central Community College next year. Fiji Basketball development officer Laisiasa Puamau confirmed the news yesterday. “Pita Gus has been scouted by Iowa Central Community College and will be joining the school next year,”Puamau said. The Fiji Sun Newspaper on Tuesday 25 February 2014.more

Schools basketball draws interest

The Secondary Schools basketball competition continues to grow each year. Basketball Fiji Development Officer Laisiasa Puamau says they have received confirmation from more schools looking to join the one-week tournament in Suva. “That is also our biggest event of the year. Last year we had 67 teams compete in the championships and this year we’re looking to push that number up to 71.” FBC TVmore

Blue Devils wants to remain unbeaten

BLUE Devils are aiming to maintain their unbeaten run in the Pacific Energy Lautoka Basketball League men's competition this Saturday. The Blue Devils team with national trialist Donald Chang defeated Tribal 51-33 in a high scoring match last Saturday. Former national basketball and athletics rep, Jale Vunisa starred for the Blue Devils team scoring 18 points. Fiji Times Newspaper on 25 Feb, 2014more

Top teams dominate

The top teams in the Raiwaqa Super League continued their dominance at Ed’s Court last Saturday. Defending men’s champions Boston Whites, Raiwaqa Masters, Lady Birds, Golden Bati and Dynamic Reds proved their worth after securing good wins. Golden Bati kicked off the women’s division, going head to head with Iconic Reds and beating the Reds 46-30. Article from Fiji Sun Newspaper on 24 Feb 2014.more

Boston in top form

DEFENDING champions Boston White continued with its unbeaten run in the Raiwaqa Basketball Super League overcoming Boston Red 39-30 in the men's round three competition at Ed's court on Wednesday night. The win extended Boston White's lead on the competition points table. Warriors, Raiwaqa Masters and Mighty Mights are the other undefeated men's teams in the competition so far. Fijimore

2014 Business House Basketball Competition

Health needs to be made a priority in our daily lives in particular in the working community. Basketball Fiji (BF) through the Hoops for Health Program will organise three Business House Basketball Competitions in 2014. The 1st session of the 2014 Business House Basketball Competition is scheduled to take place on the 4th March 2014.more

Breakthrough for Namalo

Timoci Matai Namalo will officiate at the 2014 World Women’s Under-17 basketball championship in Slovakia on June 26- July 3. Even though Fiji will not compete in the eight-day tourney, Namalo would proudly fly the flag. The Nadoria, Rewa native will be officiating in his first world meet and said this was a huge opportunity for him. Source: The Fiji Sun Newspaper on Monday 17 February 2014.more

Fiji hosts Oceania U19 champs

Basketball Fiji has won the bid to host the FIBA Oceania Under-19 championship from November 27- December 6. Development officer, Laisiasa Puamau, said they were looking forward to organising the 10-day tourney. “We are looking forward to hosting the eight countries,”Puamau said. “This is a great opportunity for Fiji to strengthen its ties with other Pacific Island countries.more

Come on time: Kainamoli

The start of the Raiwaqa Super League yesterday was hindered by a default win after the Police team failed to turn up. Tournament organiser Peniasi Kainamoli was disappointed and called on teams to be more punctual in future.“It was a good start to the competition but we need the teams to make sure they come in on time. The Fiji Sun Newspaper Sunday 2nd February 2014.more

B'ball tour to China

IT'S already the first day of the second month of the new year. Indeed, time waits for no man. And while reflecting on our past, taking into account how fast time flies, it gives us that sense of humor that our beginning is always vital in steering a ship forward. And now, let's reflect on our first national basketball team that represented Fiji. Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday February 1 2014.more

The birth of basketball in Fiji

BASKETBALL is one of the minor sports that is trying to breathe steadily, considering the development and structure of the association. It maybe more than 40-years old, however, the sport needs lots of upgrading and is still trying to settle on both legs. Times Sport wants to take you down memory lane, reminiscing on some of Fiji's basketball highlights. Fiji Times Newspaper on 25 January 2014.more

Basketball proud of Mili

Miliakere Koyamainavure helped the Iowa Central women’s basketball team in the US break the programme’s scoring record with a 113-70 win over Marshalltown last Saturday in Hodges Fieldhouse. The Fiji national Under-20 scored 15 points while teammates Katie Dentlinger had 24 points, Lydia Harvey scored 20 points, Hannah Lentsch tallied 13 points, and Theresa Doyle and Jasmine Binion added 10 pointsmore

Sowakula shines for Fiji

The Fiji men’s basketball team defeated New Caledonia 47-40 in their first pool match during the FIBA Oceania Championship in Porirua, New Zealand on Thursday. Central College Lautoka student Pita Sowakula (Gus) was the top scorer collecting 17 points while Ahau Fenuafanote scored 13 points. Source: The Fiji Sun Newspaper on 30th November 2013.more

Fiji basketballers reminded of task

The national men’s and womens basketball teams were reminded to be good ambassadors for the country when they participate at the Oceania Pacific Championships in Wellington, New Zealand this week. Basketball Fiji President Ioane Naivalurua said players should never settle for average and strive for the best. Source FBC TV News on Monday 25th November 2013more

Team ready for Pacific's best

BASKETBALL Fiji president Brig Gen Ioane Naivalurua yesterday presented the national men's and women's basketball sides with their uniforms for the Oceania Pacific Championships in Wellington, New Zealand next week. Naivalurua is the president of Basketball Fiji and also inspired the two teams with his words after training yesterday at the Vodafone Arena in Suva. Fiji Times Newspaper 26 Nov 2013more

Basketball aims for top three

Fiji Basketball men’s and women’s teams aim to finish in the top three positions in the International Basketball Federation(FIBA) Oceania Championship in New Zealand this week. National head coach, Laisiasa Puamau said they would be entering the competition with one aim and that was to finish with the best teams such as Australia and New Zealand. Source: The Fiji Sun Newspaper on Mon 25 Nov 2013.more

Boost for basketball teams

The Fijian men’s and women’s basketball teams leaves for New Zealand for the Oceania Championships with full smiles after receiving their new sets of uniforms yesterday. They were donated by War Club Manufacturers Limited in Suva. The Australian based company outfitted the teams with their new uniforms which will boost their performance in New Zealand. Source: Fiji Sun Newspaper Tues 26 Nov 2013.more

SJSS basketballer looks forward to NZ trip

The youngest member of the national women’s basketball team Tiyana Kainamoli is eager to gain as much experience as possible at the Oceania Pacific Basketball Championships in Wellington, New Zealand next week. The Saint Josephs Secondary School Fourth form student, who lists national skipper Dale Wise as one player she looks up to. Source: FBC TV Sports News on Friday 22nd November 2013.more

Netballer jumps court

Serua Island lass Disiola Boseiwaqa will be out for her first international tournament in next week’s Federation of International Basketball Associations’ (FIBA) Oceania Basketball Tournament at Wellington, New Zealand from November 28 to December 3. The 18-year-old made a switch to basketball from netball this year and feels that her new sport has her interest. Fiji Sun Newspaper Fri 22nd 2013more

Support for national basketball teams

THE national men's and women's basketball teams received a timely boost ahead of their departure for the Oceania Pacific Championships in Wellington, New Zealand next week. Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji (CCAF) donated sporting gear and uniforms under the Powerade brand for the week-long competition. Source: The Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 22nd November 2013.more

Raiwaqa hosts inaugural basketball awards

THE Raiwaqa Basketball Association hosted their first ever awards night on Saturday in Suva. Association president Saula Koroi said the event was to thank the players, officials, parents and supporters for their effort this season. "Everyone put in a lot of effort to make the season very successful," he said. Source: The Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 18th 2013.more

Vunisa in top form for Blue Devils

JALE Vunisa starred for the Blue Devils team in the Pacific Energy Lautoka Basketball League competition at the multi-purpose courts on Saturday.Vunisa top scored for the Blue Devils in both matches of the men's division. Blue Devils defeated Cougars 38-24 and Tribal 35-19.Vunisa scored 13 points each in both matches. Source The Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 18th November 2013.more

School basketball captains in national team

LATER Day Saints under-19 basketball captain Digitaki Kacibalavu and his Lautoka Central College counterpart Pita Gus have been drafted in the Fiji men's basketball team for the Pacific Championship in New Zealand. The duo's performance for their respective schools during the secondary schools championship impressed national coaches who decided to include them for exposure.The Fiji Times Newspapermore

Male sports stars pose in calendar for charity

Expect a collection of photographs of our male sports personalities in a 2014 calendar taken by celebrity photographer Pedro Virgil. Virgil said the calendar which is called ‘Gods of Sport Fiji’ will feature various prominent male sports athletes which is a charity initiative to raise funds for Homes of Hope. Source: Fiji Village webpage on Thursday 31st October, 2013more

Boost for basketball

A number of our overseas-based basketball players are expected to bolster Fiji’s campaign at next month’s Oceania Championships in New Zealand.
Team manager Jim Tora said the national women’s team has named former St Joseph’s Secondary School student, Mikaelar Whippy who currently plays her basketball out of New York in the US. Source: The Fiji Sun Newspaper on Monday 21st October 2013.more

First win for Lau White in provincial b'ball

LAU White recorded its first win during the Kavatoks-sponsored Raiwaqa Basketball Provincial League at Ed's Courts yesterday. Laced with former reps such as Laisiasa Puamau and Eroni Cinavilakeba, Lau White overcame the odds to beat West 46-27 in its third league game.Last week, the side lost to Lomaiviti and Kadavu. Source: The Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 20th October 2013.more

Financial support for Raiwaqa basketball tournament

THE Raiwaqa Basketball Association received a sponsorship boost only a day before their provincial tournament began. The tournament begins today at Ed's Court in Raiwaqa and Kavatoks injected some money to help the organizers with the prize money. Competition organizer Peniasi Kainamoli said the provincial tournament was first played two years ago. Source: Fiji Times Newspaper on Sat 10 Oct 2013more

Warm-up for basketball

THE Fiji basketball men's side will start playing warm-up matches from next month in preparation for the Oceania Championships in November.The national men's and women's side have been invited to participate in the Oceania meet to be held in Wellington, New Zealand. Fiji men's team manager Jim Tora said players were training at least four times in a week. Source Fiji Times Newspaper on 24 Sep 2013more

Congratulations from FIBA Oceania

FIBA Oceania staff would like to congratulate everyone involved in the 2013 Tuckers Ice Cream National Schools Championships. To see over 700 participants from 61 schools was amazing, and a great tribute to the work being done to develop basketball in Fiji. Thank you to the players, teachers, coaches, referees and BF organisers who have made this the best National school championships in Oceaniamore

Basketball Fiji eyes talents for upcoming tourneys

Basketball Fiji officials have identified out standout players from the Tuckers Ice Cream Secondary Schools competition for upcoming overseas tournaments.Basketball Fiji Development officer Laisiasa Puamau says they will be selecting a squad in the under 15 and under 19 age categories. Puamau adds the squad will be working with South Carolina University graduate and national rep Valerie Nainima.more

LDS dominates basketball

Latter-day Saints dominated the Tuckers Ice Cream Secondary Schools Basketball finals winning three grades at the Vodafone Arena in Suva yesterday. The Tamavua school which has always been known for its dominance in the local basketball scene from previous years won the U15, U17 and U19 in the boys grades while ACS defeated favourites Yat Sen Secondary School 28- 19 to clinch girls U19 grade.more

Fiji U19 rep stars for her school

FIJI under-19 rep Tiana Kainamoli starred for the Saint Joseph's Secondary School basketball team to secure the girl's Tuckers Ice Cream National Schools Basketball U17 title. Given the captain's armband, Kainamoli did not let her teammates down, scoring an impressive 28 points in the 37-14 defeat of Suva Grammar School during the final at the Vodafone Arena yesterday. Source Fiji Times Newspaper.more

Saints create history

LATTER Day Saints created history winning all the boys titles during the Tuckers Ice Cream National Schools Basketball Championship at the Vodafone Arena yesterday. The platform was set by the under-15 team. They defeated Suva Grammar School 30-24. Then the U17 upset Marist Brothers High School 43-25 before the U19 side escaped the jaws of defeat in a breath-taking final against Lautoka Central.more

Champions bow out

NATABUA High School knocked Marist Brothers High School out of the Tuckers Ice Cream National Secondary Schools Basketball Championship during their under-19 quarter-final clash in Suva yesterday.Last year, MBHS edged Natabua by a single basket, however, yesterday Natabua turned the scores on the defending champions 26-24. Source The Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 29th August 2013more

Schools basketball matches go into overtime

CLOSE games saw competition at the Tuckers Ice Cream National Secondary Schools Basketball Championship yesterday exceed time limits. The match between Latter-day Saints and Lelean Memorial School in the under-19 go into extra time three times. Basketball Fiji development officer Laisiasa Puamau said this was a result of the stiff competition between the schools. Source: Fiji Times Newspaper.more

Big name sponsor for Yat Sen

With the Tuckers Ice Cream National Secondary Schools Basketball Championships underway, the Yat Sen Under-19 team was introduced to their new kit yesterday, which they obtained thanks to their new sponsor, Digicel. The U19 team will face fierce competition in the tournament, with defending U19 champions Marist Brothers High looking to retain their title this year. Source: Fiji Sun Newspaper.more

61 teams for basketball

The Tuckers Ice Cream National Secondary Schools Basketball Championship began yesterday. School teams from around Fiji converged at the Vodafone Arena and FMF National Gymnasium to compete in the 4- day event. Girls and boys from the U15, U17 and U19 grades will compete this week, with around 700 students expected to participate. Source: The Fiji Sun Newspaper on Tuesday 27th August 2013.more

More teams to join

BASKETBALL Fiji will be setting up more zones to attract schools in next year's National Secondary Schools Basketball Championship.
With 61 teams taking part in this year's Tuckers Ice Cream-sponsored tournament in Suva, the national body is hoping to spice up the competition with more teams. Source: The Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 27th August 2013more

Champions start well

DEFENDING under-19 champions Marist Brothers High School and Adi Cakobau School have made a winning start to their campaign in the Tuckers Ice Cream National Secondary Schools Basketball Championship yesterday. The tournament which is played at the Vodafone Arena and the FMF Gymnasium has 61 teams and more than 700 students participating. Source: The Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 27 August 2013.more

New uniforms for Suva school

YAT Sen Secondary School's chances in the Tuckers Ice Cream Fiji Secondary Schools Basketball Championship has been further boosted following Digicel Fiji's sponsorship. The telecommunication company provided the school's under-19 boys' team a dozen full-set uniforms for the week-long tournament in Suva. Source: The Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 27th August 2013more

US University team beats Fiji

THE touring Fordham University team from New York, United States defeated the Fiji women's basketball team 51-41 in a friendly encounter at the multipurpose courts in Lautoka on Saturday. The match served as a warm-up for the 2013 FIBA Pacific Championship in November. Source: The Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 26 August 2013more

Learning experience

Fordham University from United States of America yesterday played a match with the Fiji women’s basketball team at the multipurpose courts in Lautoka yesterday.Fordham Uni played warm-up matches with teams from New Zealand and Australia before heading down to Fiji. Source: The Fiji Sun Newspaper on Sunday 25th August 2013.more

Nainima awaits Israel deal

Rather than take time off, Fiji’s first ever contracted basketballer, Valerie Nainima has been using her time back home to develop the sport.
She’s waiting on a new deal that could see her moving from Germany to Israel, so with some time on her hands, she’s doing all she can to upskill local players.“One thing I know for sure is Israel is a higher league compared to Germany. Source: FBC TV Sportmore

65 teams for schools basketball

Basketball Fiji has confirmed 65 teams will compete in the Tuckers Ice Cream National Secondary Schools Basketball Championship on August 26-29 in Suva.Teams ranging from the Under-15 to the U19 categories are set to compete at the Vodafone Arena and FMF National Gymnasium in Suva. Source: The Fiji Sun Newspaper on Friday 9th August 2013.more

New format for schools basketball

A NEW format will be introduced in the Fiji Secondary Schools Basketball Championship next year.With an increase in schools participating at the Tuckers Ice-Cream-sponsored tournament, teams will need to qualify for the national championship."We have a lot of teams participating this year," Basketball Fiji development officer Laisiasa Puamau said. Source: The Fiji Times Newspaper on Tue 06 2013.more

Basketball Fiji targets northern division

Basketball Fiji has plans to develop the sport in the northern division in the coming years. Development officer Laisiasa Puamau says they are concentrating on secondary school level as an easy avenue to tap into the talent around the country.“And then we hope to take the sport to the north in five years time. So hopefully we’d like to draw the sport as big as Coca Cola Games.” Source: FBC TV Newsmore

Fiji basketball ref officiates at Europe finals

BASKETBALL Fiji referee Navitalai Naivalu left the country yesterday for his biggest assignment in Ukraine. The 29-year-old has been invited to officiate at the FIBA European Under-16 Championship which starts today and will run until August 20. Naivalu who has been officiating for Basketball Fiji for more than 15 years is thrilled with the opportunity.Source: Fiji Times Newspaper: Mon 5 Aug 2013.more

RKS joins basketball

Ratu Kadavulevu School will play their first game in the Tuckers Central Schools basketball competition today. Fiji Basketball executive Mereleni Tora confirmed this yesterday and said the schools competition will be exciting as more schools will join in the competition. The league serves as a build up towards the Tuckers National Championship. Source: The Fiji Sun Newspaper on Fri 2 Aug 2013.more

Jai Narayan on track

Jai Narayan College recorded the biggest win in the boys’ division for the Tuckers Central Schools basketball competition at Ed’s court yesterday. Jai Narayan College U17 boys walloped newcomers Cathedral Secondary 16-3. Fiji Basketball official Mereleni Tora says Jai Narayan has been part of the competition since round one. Source: The Fiji Sun Newspaper on Friday 26th July 2013.more

West Zone prepares for Suva tourney

The Western Zone aims to better their performance at the 2013 Fiji Secondary Schools Basketball competition.The Western schools had their 10th round of Tuckers-sponsored competition at the multi-purpose Court yesterday.Natabua High School fielded 144 players in the Western Zone competition. Article from Fiji Sun Newspaper on 22 July 2013. For basketball coverage please buy your Fiji Sun Newspaper.more

ACS gets help from Mili

Miliakere Koyamainavure is assisting Adi Cakobau School for the 2013 Tuckers Central Schools Basketball competition. ACS drew with Saint Joseph’s Secondary 15-15 in another round at Ed’s Court yesterday.Koyamainavure was happy to assist his former school in the competition this year and said there were a lot of areas she would need to work on with her team. Fiji Sun Newspaper on Sat 20 July 2013.more

More schools for basketball

More than 700 players are expected to participate in the Tuckers Fiji Secondary Schools Basketball competition next month.The competition will be held on August 26-29 at the Vodafone Arena, Suva. Fiji Basketball development officer Laisiasa Puamau confirmed yesterday that 31 schools would be joining the competition this year.“We have a total of 64 teams with 31 schools registered for the event.more

Upgrade facilities in the region: Fleur

FIBA Oceania Zone Development manager, Annie La Fleur’s main motive is to develop facilities in the region. Fleur was in the country to assess development programs of Basketball Fiji from last week. She told SUNsports during her farewell at the Australian High Commissioner’s residence yesterday that the region would have to upgrade facilities to improve competition. Fiji Sun Newspapers 17 July.more

Big boost for Basketball Fiji

The Commissioner of Police in his capacity as the President of Basketball Fiji met with the newly appointed FIBA Oceania Zone Development Manager Ms Annie La Fleur this morning at the Fiji Police Headquarters. Ms La Fleur is in Fiji for a 6 days development visit with BF. The two along with Development Officer Laisiasa Puamau spent the morning discussing the way forward for the sport in Fiji.more

Natabua tops basketball

Natabua High School dominated the Western Zone secondary school basketball competition after round four on Saturday.The Lautoka school tops the points table in the U17, U16 and U15 categories and are also favourites in the girls’ U19 and U15 grades. Central College Lautoka which have national rep Pita Nacagilevu are favorites for the U19 boys. Source: Fiji Sun Newspaper on Monday July 15, 2013.more

Nasinu joins basketball

Nasinu Secondary School joins the Tuckers Central Secondary Schools basketball competition at Ed’s Court in Raiwaqa yesterday.Nasinu lost their first game to Marist U19 boys 7-30. The Kinoya school joined the competition for the first time yesterday and coach William Qounadovu says they decided to take part after Fiji Basketball visited the school early this year. Article from Fiji Sun Newspaper.more

Olympic medallist to assist local basketball

Olympic Games basketball silver medalist Annie La Fleur is in the country to evaluate basketball development program. La Fleur who was recently appointed FIBA Oceania Zone Development Manager will be visiting club games around the country as well as work with the National teams preparing for the FIBA Oceania Championship which will be held in New Zealand in November. Fiji Live online 12 July 13more

Australian Opal here for Fiji basketball

Former Australian Opal,Annie La Fleur arrived today to help monitor the development of Basketball in Fiji.Following a workshop in Australia in April, she will work closely with local development officer to promote the sport.Basketball Fiji development officer, Laisiasa Puamau says with her expertise and new appointment as FIBA’s Oceania zone development officer, her visit proves timely.more

Opals star here to help

FORMER Australian Opals basketball rep Annie La Fleur is in the country to assist Basketball Fiji. The Olympic silver medalist arrived into the country yesterday and assisted the men's basketball team during their training session at Ed's court in Raiwaqa last night.La Fleur who is the FIBA Oceania ZDM will help BF evaluate its current development program. Article Fiji Times Newspaper on 12 July.more

Annie La Fleur in Fiji

Newly appointed FIBA Oceania Zone Development Manager (ZDM) Annie La Fleur will be arriving in the country on Thursday 11th July 2013 for a 6 days development visit. The former Australian Olympian will be in Suva, observing and providing her expertise on basketball programs that are currently running. Adding to her elite playing International career, Annie played in the WNBA from 1999-2003.more

National Trials conducted in Lautoka

National Men's and Women's Coaches (Saula Koroi, Leonard Whippy and Laisiasa Puamau) conducted a trials in Lautoka for interested players wanting to represent Fiji from the burning West. 14 players were selected into the Western Training Squad. After the trials, the National coaches handed BF Level 1 coaching certificates to participants who attended a coaching clinic in the month of June, 2013.more

Champs start title defence

DEFENDING men's champions Macfarlane started their Connect Fiji Raiwaqa Basketball Inter-lane title campaign on a winning note yesterday. Macfarlane beat Grantham Pirates 43-30 in the opening round of the Connect-sponsored tournament at Eds court. The Raiwaqa B/ball Players Association received $1,500.00 from internet company Connect Fiji which will go towards prize money and officials fees.more

Boost for Raiwaqa basketball

Telecom Fiji Limited donated $1500 to help the Raiwaqa B/ball Inter-lane league yesterday. The competition will run for six weeks and will be called the Connect Raiwaqa Basketball Inter-lane League. TFL manager marketing Sitiveni Tawakevou says they are happy to assist.“ We always sponsor swimming and other sports but we are now focusing on the grassroot level and Raiwaqa Basketball is our first.more

Victorians aim to get it right

Queen Victoria School played their first round of games in the Tuckers Central Secondary Schools weekly basketball competition at Ed’s Court yesterday. The U 15 team lost to Suva Grammar 4-7, their U17 team also went down to Gospel High 14-16 and John Wesley College also defeated QVS 16-8 in the U19 grade. This year the Tailevu school aims to improve. Source: The Fiji Sun Newspaper on 6 July, 2013more

Central College in top spot

FIJI under-19 rep Pita Gus Nacagilevu starred for Central College in their 16-4 victory over Natabua High School in the Tuckers Ice Cream Western Zone Secondary B/ball League on Friday which was held at the Lautoka courts. With the win, Central College maintains its lead in the U19 division. In another match, St Thomas lost to Tilak High School 9-12. Source Fiji Times Newspaper on Sun 7 July 2013.more

Fiji to play USA side

THE Fiji women's basketball team will play a touring College Division 1 team from the United States on August 24th in Lautoka. The match is part of the national side' preparations for the FIBA Oceania Basketball Championship in Wellington, New Zealand. Basketball Fiji will use the test match to identify the best 15 players in the women's training squad. Source: Fiji Times Newspaper, Sunday 30 Jun 2013more

National Team training squad named

National Men's and Women's Coaches have named a strong training squad to prepare for the FIBA Pacific Championships which will be held in Wellington, NZ from 25th Nov-5th Dec 2013. The FIBA Pacific Championships will have 8 pacific countries competing in the regional event over a period of 2 weeks. Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia, PNG, Tahiti, Guam and Samoa are the qualifying countries for the event.more

National Men's & Women's Team Trials

Basketball Fiji will be holding a basketball trial for the National Men's & Women's Teams on Saturday 22nd June 2013 at Ed's court in Raiwaqa. Newly appointed National Women's Head Coach's Laisiasa Puamau & Meme Waqairawai will hold the women's team trial from 9am -11am. National Men's Coach's for 2013 Saula Koroi and Leonard Whippy will hold the mens team trials from 11.10am to 1.10pm at Eds court.more

Fiji rugby schools join basketball

The 2013 Tucker’s Ice Cream secondary schools basketball competition begins this week and for the first time will include, schools normally associated with rugby.Basketball Fiji administrator, Laisiasa Puamau says Ratu Sukuna Memorial, Nasinu Secondary and even Tailevu North College are the latest inclusions to the eight-week competition which begins tomorrow. Article from FBC TV Sports on Wed 19.more

Schools Development in Full Force

Tuckers Ice Cream Schools Development clinics is in full force in the central division with 18 schools and 10 schools in the Western Division confirming their participation in this year’s Tuckers Ice Cream Secondary School Championships. New Comers to the sport, Ratu Sukuna Memorial, Nasinu Secondary Schools and Tailevu North are the three schools eager to participate in this year’s championships.more

Official and Coaches Clinic

Coaches and Referees for the Tuckers Ice Cream Secondary School Championships had their first run of clinics over the weekend. Coaches’ clinic was conducted in the weekend at Eds Court Raiwaqa with Development officers Meme Waqairaiwai and Grace Taito.The main aim of the clinic was to give the teachers a fair idea of the basics of basketball so that they could go back and teach their students what they have learnt, making work easier for the volunteers.more

Secondary Schools Clinic begins in Suva

Coaching Clinics in Suva began yesterday with Saint Joseph Secondary School and Gospel High School being the first to be visited by development officers Laisiasa Puamau, Grace Taito and Mereleini Waqairawai.More visitations will be conducted throughout this week and also during the build up to the Secondary School Championships.more

Coaching Clinic conducted in Lautoka

Level 1 Coaching Clinic was conducted in Lautoka by Basketball Fiji’s Development Officer Lai Puamau on Wednesday 6th June 2013 at LDS Waiyavi Chapel. 47 participants comprising of school teachers, players, volunteers and Lautoka Basketball Association officials attended the 3 hours coaching course. The clinics was organized in anticipation of the inaugural Tuckers Ice Cream Secondary Schools Program in the Western Division.more

FIJI TEAM MANAGEMENT POSITION

Basketball Fiji is responsible for administering basketball in the country would like to invite suitably experienced and qualified individuals to apply for the positions of Manager for the Fiji National Men's and Women's Teams whom will compete in the 2013 FIBA Pacific Championships for both men's & women's in NZ. Application will close on the 31st May 2013. For more information please click more.more

Korovou wins Fiji Games Final

USA bound Mataika Komainavure helped his Navua team beat Korovou 51-41 in the final of the Fiji Games basketball competition. The former under-19 national rep has won himself a scholarship to study at Southwestern Community College through his efforts in the sport.Basketball Fiji development officer Laisiasa Puamau said Komainavure would be leaving the country in a few months time. Source The Fiji Times Newspapermore

Exciting start to Raiwaqa U18 basketball tournament

EIGHTEEN teams have confirmed participation in the Raiwaqa under-18 basketball tournament for both boys and girls which will be played in the next five weeks.This is the first time an under-18 league competition has been organised outside school and organisers are thrilled with the response. The first round of games was played yesterday at the Ed's Court in Raiwaqa. Soure The Fiji Times Newspaper.more

Kids enjoy basketball clinic

Children from the Raiwaqa community and outside Raiwaqa have enjoyed the first week of a two-week-long holiday basketball clinic which was held at Ed’s Court in Raiwaqa. Basketball Fiji’s development officer, Laisiasa Puamau said this was the time when children can expose their talents and help increase player base. The clinic started on Monday and Puamau said they were happy with the response.more

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE U18 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

An U18 Basketball Tournament for both boys and girls, organized by the Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association, will be held on Saturday 4th May 2013 at Ed's Court in Raiwaqa. All teams or players who are interested to join the 5 weeks U18 League tournament are to contact Mr.s Mereleni Waqairawai on 9337434/3317213. Registration fee for the event is $50.00 with cash and equipment prizes awarded.more

School Holiday Clinics

BFwill be conducting player clinics during the two weeks school break, for both Beginners and Advanced Learners. The Holiday Clinics will be conducted for free by BF Development Officers & volunteers, so please take advantage of the opportunity for your child to have an early start and to enjoy and explore the game of basketball with qualified coaches. Registration will be available at games venue.more

NBDO WORKSHOP IN COFFS HARBOUR, AUSTRALIA

NBDO’s from around the Oceania region have gathered for a National Basketball Development Officer (NBDO) workshop in Coffs Harbour in Australia. NBDO’s from Guam, Palau, Tonga, Marshal Islands, Solomon Island, Samoa, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Australia and Fiji are attending a 2 weeks NBDO Workshop held in Coffs Harbour, Australia. The 2 weeks NBDO training course will be held from 8th-20th April, 2013.more

US Embassy Donates Equipments

On Friday 5th April 2013, on the President of Basketball Fiji behalf, Development Officer Laisiasa Puamau received donated sports equipment which came in the form of basketballs, cones and ladders from the kind office of the US Embassy.more

More overseas competition for Easter basketball

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 1st April 2013more

Saints, Sparks retain basketball titles

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Sunday 31st March 2013more

Saints retain title

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 31st March 2013more

Basketball: Sparks fly

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 30th March 2013more

Basketball: Saints go marching in

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 30th March 2013more

Saints retains basketball title

Article from Fiji Live websitemore

Sparks wins Womens Basketball Championship

Article from Fiji Live Website on 30th March 2013more

Tamaraws here to learn

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 30th March 2013more

Lautoka ‘add flavour’ to Easter Championship

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 30th March 2013more

Saints look good to retain title

Article from Fiji Live Website on Saturday 30th March 2013more

Sparks continue their fine form

Article from Fiji Live Website on 29th March 2013more

Basketball: Heat on for Easter battle

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 29th March 2013more

Basketball profile up

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 29th March 2013more

Tamaraws record first win

Article from the Fiji Live Website on Thursday 28th March 2013more

Day 2 Completed

Results for Day 2 of the Easter Championshipsmore

Sparks favorites to win Easter Basketball Championship

Article on FijiVillage.com, Monday 26th March 2013more

Saints thrash PNG champs

Article on FijiVillage.com Tuesday 27th March 2013more

Saints out to defend title

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 26th March 2013more

2013 National Easter Basketball Club Championship

Results for Day 1more

Leivilo nails winner for Namoli

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 26th March 2013. Picture unavailable online.more

Saints out to defend title

Article from the Fiji Times on Tuesday 26th March 2013. Picture Unavailable Onlinemore

Fijians ‘naturally gifted’

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Sunday 24th March 2013more

B'ball clinic moves to Suva

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 25th March 2013.more

2013 National Easter Club Championship Draws

The 2013 National Easter Club Championship will be held at the Vodafone Arena in Suva from 26th -30th March 2013.more

QVS and RKS make the most of American Coaches

US Embassy in Partnership with Basketball Fiji Outreach Program team has now reached the schools on the borders or Suva and are progressing towards the Capital, with their clinics.more

Saints Retain Title

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 22 March 2013more

Anna Tuiaea-Ruud Basketball Coaching Clinic Hits the West

Insight on the progress that has been happening in the West by the Outreach Program, set up by the American Embassy, coordinated for coaches and players in Fiji.more

Boston Bolts as Sparks Fly

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 16th March 2013more

Koyamainavure in Top Form

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 16th March 2013more

Basketball Fiji partners with US Embassy

Basketball Fiji in partnership with the US embassy of Fiji will have the services of four American coaches in the country from the 17th -28th March 2013. The four coaches with the addition of BF's Development Officers will be conducting Development visits tour around Viti Levu targeting schools. The objectives of the Development Visits is to promote and develop the sport in the country, in particular at the Secondary schools level.more

PNG Included In Easter Basketball Championships

Papua New Guinea's will be competing in the Annual Easter Basketball Championship. This will be the first time Fiji will have the presence of Papua's finest basketball players. The tournament will be held at the Vodafone Arena from the 25th till the 30th of March .more

Miliakere Koyamainavure Tritons Win Region XI Title

Miliakere Koyamainavure top scores in leading Triton's to capturing NJCAA DIV II Regional XI title in the US.more

Teams to battle it out

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 11th March 2013more

Four-way race

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 3rd March 2013more

Tough battle ahead

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 21 Feb 2013more

Saints eager to maintain winning record

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 19th February 2013more

Mighty Super win

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 17th February 2013more

Slippery courts wash out games

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 17th February 2013more

Rd 3 & 4 Draws for Raiwaqa League

The draws of Rd 3 & 4 of the Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association will be held at Ed's court in Raiwaqa beginning on Thursday.more

Veterans lead the way

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 10th February, 2013more

RD 2 Suva/Laucala Basketball Association Draws

Round 2 of the Suva/Laucala Basketball Association League Games will be held on Tuesday at the Vodafone Arena. Admission to games venue is free.more

Raiwaqa starts competition

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 3rd February 2013more

Koyamainavure shines in US

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 2nd February, 2013more

Raiwaqa to kick start 2013 season

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association will begin there 2013 league games on Saturday 2nd February at Ed's court in Raiwaqa.more

Clinics for children

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 16th Jan 2013more

Tiyana makes her dad proud

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on the 7th Jan 2013more

Fijian All-Stars to do best

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 7th January 2013more

All Stars Koyamainavure makes family proud

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 5th Jan 2013more

All Stars Maraia grateful

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on January 3rd 2013more

Basketball ‘my job’

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 22nd December 2012more

All Star teams named at Youth Championships

Article from FIBA Oceania websitemore

Day 6- Women's Bronze Medal - Fiji 73 def Guam 55

Article from the Pacific Youth Websitemore

Fiji basketball sides settle for bronze

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 2nd December 2012more

Fijians fall short

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 2nd December 2012more

Fiji earns semis spot

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 1st December 2012more

Women into semis

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 30th Nov 2012more

Our reps played well

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 29th Nov 2012more

Girls stumble on court against Kiwis

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 29th November 2012more

U19 boys unbeaten

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 28th November 2012more

Women's basketball team fly out to better finish

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 24th November 2012more

Duo follow dad

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 23rd Nov 2012more

We aim to do well, says Taito

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 23rd November, 2012more

Basketballers receive boost, encouragement

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 22nd Nov 2012more

Fiji basketball gets new attire

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 22nd Nov 2012more

Sisters continue family tradition

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Thursday 22nd November, 2012more

I do what I believe in: Koroi

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 22nd Nov 2012more

Chip off the old block

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 21st Nov, 2012more

Basketball Fiji aims high

Article from FBC TV websitemore

Donation for airfares: Puamau

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Wednesday 21st November, 2012more

Saints beat national U19

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 11th November 2012more

Suva/Laucala Basketball Finals

Tonight's final (Friday 9th November, 2012)is promised to be an entertainment match which will be played between the Easter Men's Basketball Champs Saints and the Fiji U19 Men's Basketball Teammore

Taito up to the task

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on the 8th November 2012more

Young reps get nod

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on the 8th November, 2012more

Taito works on team unity

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday the 6th Nov, 2012more

2012 Business House Draws

The Round 3 & 4 Draws for the 2012 Business House Basketball Competition will be held on Tuesday and Thursday of this week at the Vodafone Arena. Entry to games venue is free .more

Youths for Oceania

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 19th October 2012more

Taito leads U19 girls

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 11th October, 2012more

Basketball has grown over the years:Puamau

Article from FBC TV Websitemore

New model for Fiji basketball

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 1st September 2012 (Pictures not available online)more

Basketball names strong U19 teams

Article from the Fiji Times on Saturday 1st September 2012more

Taliu sinks winner/ Conan sets his sights on basketball

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 31st August 2012more

ACS beat SJSS in schools basketball final

Article from Fiji Village.com on 31st August 2012more

LDS beats MBHS in U15 basketball finals

Article from the Fiji Village.com on 30th August 2012more

St Joseph’s goes for 2 in a row

Article from Fiji Village.commore

LDS under 15 confident of winning final

Article from Fiji Village.commore

YSS on track to retain U17 title/ Marist works on game subs

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 30th August 2012more

Yat Sen dominates semis

Article from FBC TV Sports News Websitemore

LBSS ousts champs to create upset at schools basketball

Article from Fiji Village.commore

Laucala upsets U17 champ

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Thursday 30th August 2012 (Picture not available online)more

MBHS books quarterfinal berth

Article from Fiji Village.commore

QVS make giant leaps at schools basketball

Article from Fiji Village.commore

QVS upset Yat Sen

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Wednesday 29th August 2012more

Marist on track

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 29th August 2012more

MBHS dominant at basketball tournament

Article from Fiji Live.com on 27th August 2012more

Natabua upsets Marist U17s

FBC TV News - Articlemore

Fiji Basketball to scout for talents

TV Sports News - Fiji Broadcasting Cooperation (FBC TV)more

ACS strong

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Tuesday 28th August 2012more

Koroi on fire

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 12th August 2012.more

Schools basketball tournament starts today

Article from Fiji Village on Monday 27th August 2012more

B'ball development pleases sponsors

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 25th August 2012more

Secondary schools basketball tournament to start next week

Article from Fiji Live.com on the 23rd August 2012more

$10K for basketball

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 24th August 2012more

Hoop recruit

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 10th August 2012more

School ready for challenge

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 14th August 2012.more

Schools rugby giants tackle basketball

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 4th August 2012more

Young Uluiasi, Marist show intentions with big win

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 28th July 2012more

Uluiviti stands out on courts

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper Saturday 21st July 2012 (Picture in newspaper not available online)more

Basketball attraction

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 20th July 2012. (Picture in Fiji Times Newspaper not available online)more

Namalo hero for LDS under-15

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 13th July 2012more

QVS joins basketball

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 11th July 2012more

Secondary Schools Program begins

On 4th July 2012 Basketball Fiji launched the 2012 Tuckers Ice Cream Suva Secondary Schools Basketball League. A total of 45 teams participating in the league games are held in three separate venues every Thursday & Friday’s from 3.30pm to 5.00pm.more

Young basketballer's gear up for 3X3 tourney

Article televised on FBC TV Sports News on Monday 18th June 2012more

New challenge awaits

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 25th July 2012.more

2012 Fiji Taki Easter Basketball Championship Photo's

Photo's from the Fiji Taki Easter Basketball Championship is available on website, click on "More Menus" and than scroll down to "Photo Gallerys"more

West teams ready for Easter b'ball

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 23rd May 2012more

Fiji Taki Easter Basketball Club Championship

26 teams will battle it out in the rescheduled Fiji Taki Easter Basketball Club Championship will begin on Monday 21st May and will end on Saturday 26th May, 2012 at the Vodafone Arena.more

Fiji's Loma Mataika joins Newcastle Hunters

Article from FIBA Oceania websitemore

Sponsorship helps basketball

Article from Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 20th April 2012more

Warriors on song

Article from Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 25th March 2012

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Boston to test Warriors

Article from Fiji Times Online on Saturday 24th March 2012

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Clubs gear up for National Easter Championship

The hype surrounding this year’s Easter Championship for both men's and women's has paid witness to a majority of club teams fully utilizing basketball courts around the Viti Levu area for the past 6 weeks in anticipation of the annual event.  

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Raiwaqa League Games

Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association continues with league games on Saturday at Ed's court in Raiwaqa

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Top players help Idaman

Article from Fiji Times Newspaper on 1st March, 2012.

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Saints maintain clean slate

Article from Fiji Live Sports on Feb 16 2012

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Raiwaqa Basketball Draws for this weekend

Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association draws for this weekend.

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Basketball Fiji AGM

Basketball Fiji's President Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua has called for an AGM to be held on the 2nd week of March, 2012. The President has said that it was neccessary to hold to event to promote good governance as his term as President and his team of executives has come to a completion following a successful caimpaign in early 2009.

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Suva Week 5 Draws

Suva/Laucala Basketball Association week 5 draws will be held on Tuesday 28th February 2012 @ Vodafone Arena from 6pm-10pm. Admission into games venue will be free.

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Boston in fine form

Article from Fiji Times Newspaper online on Sunday 26th February 2012. (Picture unavailble on Fiji Times Online)

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RD 3 Draws - Raiwaqa

Rd 3 Draws of the Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association will be held on Saturday @ Ed's court in Raiwaqa

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Congratulations from FIBA Oceania

FIBA Oceania would like to congratulate all the volunteer administrators, coaches and referees for the fabulous work you are all doing to develop basketball in your country.  It is very encouraging to read that there are competitions underway in Lautoka, Raiwaqa and Laucala Bay, and that clinics have been held for the youth in Raiwai.  Added to that, your preparation for the Oceania tournaments during the year, advanced announcements about coaching positions and the preparation of an annual calendar all point to a very organised and commited Basketball Federation. Congratulations again to everyone involved.

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Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association RD 2 Draws

Rd 2 of the Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association League games will be held at Ed's court in Raiwaqa on Saturday 18th February, 2012

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Suva/Laucala Basketball Association Week 3 Draws

The Suva/Laucala Basketball Association will continue with week 3 of competition on Tuesday 14th February, 2012 @ Vodafone Arena between 6pm-10pm.

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Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association League Opener

Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association League Opener will begin on Saturday 11th February @ Ed's court in Raiwaqa.

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Lautoka Basketball Association RD 1 Draws

Lautoka Basketball Association will begin its 2012 season on Saturday 11th February 2012 at Lautoka multi-purpose courts.

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Suva/Laucala Basketball Association RD 2 Draws

RD 2 Suva/Laucala Men's League Games will be held tonight (Tuesday 7th Feb) @ Vodafone Arena from 6pm-10pm. Admission to games venue is free

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U16 basketball trials attracts good response

Article from Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 5th February, 2012

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Suva/Laucala Association completes RD 1

Round 1 results from Suva/Laucala Basketball Association Competition held on Tuesdays of each week at Vodafone Arena.

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Suva/Laucala Basketball Association

Suva/Laucala Basketball Association round 1 draws will be held at Vodafone Arena on 31st January 2012. Interested teams or players are to contact Leonard Whippy on 9464573

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U16 Basketball Trials

Basketball Fiji would like to invite interested male and female players aged 16 years and under to participate in a development clinic on 4th February, 2012 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva between 9am-11am. The program will end with organized games to identify players to represent Fiji in the FIBA Oceania U16 3 on 3 Tournament which will be held in Australia in the month of April.

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President Endorses Junior Coaching Staff

Basketball Fiji will be fielding three aged grouped National Team's to compete in International Events organized in the year 2012. Three aged group teams will be selected to participate in the FIBA Oceania U16 3 on 3 Tournament which will be held in Coffs Harbor, Australia (18th -22nd April), FIBA Oceania U19 Youth Tournament (24th Nov -2nd December in Melbourne, Australia) and Pacific High School Games which will be held in Australia in the month of December 2012.

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MacPacer's Club organise Inter-lane League

Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association affiliates MacPacers men's basketball club have in the past 3 months organized Junior Development Clinics for children who reside in their neighborhood, Raiwai. The clinic which features age group participants between 6 -18 years old has been led by MacPacers club member and FIBA Badge referee Navi Naivalu and jointly supported by his team members. 

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Suva/Laucala Basketball Association conducts referees clinic

On 10th January 2012 Suva/Laucala Association President Leonard Whippy held a meeting with club representives of the association to discuss running of league games during week days. The assocition league season is scheduled to begin on 31st January at the Vodafone Arena. Interested teams or players are to call Leonard Whippy on 9464573

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Boston Reds too pacey for McPacers

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 19th December 2011

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Edupia eyes b'ball growth

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 12th December 2011

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Defensive plans work out well for Raiwaqa basketball

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 12th December 2011

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HIV Prevention Message Delivered During 2011 Twisties National Secondary Schools Basketball Championship

2011 Twisties National Secondary Schools Basketball Championship began its tournament with a key note speech addressed by Mr. Luke Nayasa of Fiji Network for People living with HIV (FJN+). In his message, Luke highlighted the importance of discipline not just inside the field but outside the field as well and empowering female players.

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Safe Games Campaigns During Fiji Secondary School Hockey Tournament 2011

Safe Games Campaign Team of STOP HIV conducted its two day outreach at the National Hockey Centre on the 19- 20 August 2011. Mr. Luke Nayasa of FJN+ and Mr. Laisiasa Puamau (STOP HIV Champion for Basketball) presented their keynote address on the second day prior to the semi- finals.

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Double b'ball scoop

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 10th November 2011

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Basketball goes Police way

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Wednesday 9th December 2011

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Business House Basketball Updates

140 employees representing 14 co-operate companies located in Suva have been battling it out every Tuesdays at the Vodafone Arena between 6pm -9pm during the Basketball Fiji organized 2011 Business House Basketball Competition.

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Shine On brightens Lautoka basketball

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 6th November 2011

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Lautoka b'ball starts

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 4th November 2011

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Mights, Roses rule

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 30th October 2011

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New format praised

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 28th October 2011

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Basketball focuses on budding players

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 26th October 2011

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Raiwaqa host Under-18 tourney

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Sunday 23rd October 2011.

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U18 league on the roll

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 23rd October 2011

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Basketball Fiji present shoes to the Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association

Basketball Fiji present donated shoes to the Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association which was warmly recieved by the community of Raiwaqa.

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USP, FNU in basketball final

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper online (Picture not available online).

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2011 Suva Business House Basketball Competition begins

The 2011 Suva Business House Basketball Competition began on Tuesday 11th October 2011 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva with 13 Cooperate bodies centred in the Suva area. 

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2011 Raiwaqa U18 Kauvesi League

The 2011 Raiwaqa U18 Kauvesi League began on the 14th October 2011 at Ed's court in Raiwaqa with 6 girls and 8 boys team. The 3 weeks league which will be held on Friday afternoons and Saturday's of each week was sponsored by the Kauvesi Family. The tournament winners will be awarded $200 prize money with the addition of the inaugural Kauvesi Basketball Trophy for both boys and girls while the runners up will recieve Village 6 movie vouchers courtesy of Basketball Fiji. 

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2011 Business House Basketball Competition

Basketball Fiji would like to invite the Business Communities in the Suva area to participate in the 2011 Business House Basketball Competition which will be held at the Vodafone Arena from the 11th October -10th November 2011. 

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Basketball Fiji Development Officer scoops Pacific Administrator Award

Basketball Fiji's Development Officer/ Administrator Laisiasa Puamau was named the Pacific Administrator of the Year at the 2010/2011 Pacific Sports Awards on the 4th September 2011 in Noumea, New Caledonia.

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Britney Hazelman attends BYU

National Women's Basketball representative Britney Hazleman has departed Fiji following the Pacific Games to attend Brigham Young University (BYU) Division 2 College in the US on a partial basketball scholarship.

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Fiji Men's and Women's Team loses in Semi-finals

The Fiji Men's and Women's Team both lost in the Semi Final stages against host New Caledonia and Guam respectively.

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Men basket semis spot

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 5th September 2011

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Basketball team through to semis

Article from Fiji Village online on Sunday 3rd September 2011

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Basketball on track

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 2nd September 2011

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Marist dominates basketball

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 2nd September 2011 

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Basketball focuses on defence

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Friday 2nd September 2011

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Good signs on court

Article from Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 3rd September 2011

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Marist rules the courts

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 2nd September 2011 (Picture not available)

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Newcomers cause basketball upsets

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 31st August 2011 (Picture not available on Fiji Times Online)

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Marist in b'ball semis

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 1st Septmeber 2011 (Picture not available on Fiji Times Online)

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Winning start for champs

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on 30th August 2011 (Picture not available online)

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Raiwaqa boys assist

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on 30th August 2011

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Secondary schools basketball to kick-off

Article from Fiji Live Website on Friday 26th August 2011

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$10,000 boost for secondary schools basketball competition

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 27th August 2011

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Fiji Western Secondary School Boys U17 Competition

Article from the Jet Community Newspaper 

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Basketball names three team captains

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 25th August 2011

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The perfect blend

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 24th August 2011

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Police farewell basketballers

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 20th August 2011

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Basketball goes for a double

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 12th August 2011

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Tovata favourites to win in Raiwaqa

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 4th August 2011

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Nainima's big break

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 5th August 2011

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2011 National Secondary Schools Basketball Championship

The 2011 Suva Secondary Schools Basketball Competition 7 weeks Home and Away League games have ended with schools now anticipating the annual National Secondary Schools Basketball Championship.

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Fiji Men's Team hold's Children's Clinic

The Fiji Men's Basketball Team will be holding a children's basketball clinic on Saturday 30th July 2011 at USP basketball gym between 9am-11.30am.

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Nainima joins European League

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 23rd July 2011

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National players stand out

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 18th July 2011

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Lau takes out provincial basketball tourney

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on the 19th July 2011

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Raiwaqa basketball to finish competition

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on the 16th July 2011

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Twisties Suva Secondary Schools League Games

The 2011 Twisties Secondary Schools League Games was launched by Basketball Fiji on the 23rd June 2011. The event will feature 36 teams who will represent their schools in the U15, U17 and U19 for both girls and boys. The 7 weeks competition which is held on Thursdays and Fridays of each week is held after school hours at three seperate venues: Ed's court in Raiwaqa, Yat Sen Hall and Latter Day Saints Gym.

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$5000 given to b'ball team

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 29th June 2011.

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Sparks do it again

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on 28th June 2011

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Crossroad stamps mark

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 26th June 2011

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B'ball on the rise in Nadi

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 25th June 2011

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Fiji Inter-Force Basketball Competition

The inaugural Fiji Inter-Force Basketball Competition was organized by Basketball Fiji's partners the Fiji Police Force on Wednesday 8th June 2011 at the Tattersall Gym in Suva. The 5 weeks weekly league competition features teams for both men's and women's from the Fiji Police, Fiji Prison’s & Correctional Service, Fiji Navy and the Fiji army.

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For the love of the sport

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper: One of the main factors in basketball is to love and respect the game," says Warriors point-guard, Aaron Ah Yuk. Like anything you do in life, if you find that you have the love for something, this love can serve to be a great factor in your success in whatever field you are in.

"One should enjoy playing just for playing and not just for winning," he said.  This is how Ah Yuk sees basketball.

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Laisiasa Puamau Graduates With Honors.

Article from FASANOC's website on the 16th May 2011

Basketball Fiji Administrator recently graduted with honors in the USOC ICECP (Internationa Coahing Enrichment Certificate Program), the program was held from 2nd October 2010 - 4th May 2011.

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Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association continues with league games

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association which is the biggest association in Fiji with 38 registered teams will continue their weekly inter-lane games on Friday night and Saturday. The association which is on its 2nd week of competition following a successful Fiji Bitter Easter Basketball Games is back providing year round competitions for Junior age groups and premier leagues for both men's and women's. Warriors men's and Sparks women's club both affiliated to the association won the finals of the Fiji Bitter Easter men's and women's competition. Games will be held at Ed's court in Raiwaqa.

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Warriors, Sparks create upset at Easter Games

Article from Fiji Live Onlne on the 24th April 2011

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Basketball a winner

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Sunday 24th April 2011 (Picture not available online)

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Basketball improves: Puamau

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 23rd April 2011

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Saints on track to defend title

Article from Fiji Live Online on 23rd April 2011

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Easter basketball champs lead the way

Article from Fiji Broadcasting Company Limited website on 19th April 2011

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30 teams for Easter basketball Championship

Article from Fiji Live Online on Monday 18th April 2011

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Golden Bati top seeds

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on 17th April 2011

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Selection door still open

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on 18th April 2011

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John Wesley, Veiuto in finals

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on the 18th April 2011

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New uniforms for Bryce's Easter quest

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 12th April 2011

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Clubs boost Easter meet

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 11th April 2011

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Vikings in top form

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 10th April 2011

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Rain ends primary school basketball game

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 09th April 2011

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Foster's sponsors competitions

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 09th April 2011

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Basketball Weekend sports draws

The Primary Schools Competition will be held on Friday and Raiwaqa & Lautoka Basketball Association will be completing their pre-easter playoffs on Saturday.

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Burns to help little ones

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 7th April 2011

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Saints thrash rivals in basketball final

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on the 7th April 2011

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Basketball meet heats up

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 06th April 2011

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Champs face Barbarians

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 05th April 2011

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School league to improve

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 1st April 2011

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Program fosters integration of disabled people

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 26th March 2011more

Surprise for Barbarians

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 18th March 2011

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Raiwaqa returns to inter-club format

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association has returned to the inter-club competition which will be held on Saturday 19th March 2011. Saula Koroi said " As the National Easter Championship is a month way the inter-club format will lay a platform for clubs to gear up for the National Easter Club Championship".

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Athletes-cum-advocates

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 17th March 2011

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Crossroads defend title

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 14th March 2011

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Raiwaqa League Games

Tomorrows (Saturday 12th March 2011) will be held at Ed's court in Raiwaqa

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Suva/Laucala League Draws

The Suva/Laucala League games will be held on Tuesday 08th March 2011 at the Vodafone Arena.

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Side returns to court after 10 years

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 07th March 2011

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Puamau crowned 2010 Sports Administrator of the Year

Basketball Fiji's Development Officer Laisiasa Puamau was crowned the 2010 Sports Administrator of the Year during the inaugural 2010 Fiji Sports Award presented in partnership with FASANOC and Fiji Sports Council on Friday 04th March 2011 in Suva.

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Celebrating with the Stars…

Article from FASANOC's website on results from the 2010 Sports Awards held on Friday 04th March 2011 in Suva

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Suva/Laucala League Games continue

The Suva/Laucala League Games will be held on Tuesday 29th February 2011 at the Vodafone Arena with Round 4 of competition played this week.

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Raiwaqa development tour

Article from the Fiji Times on Sunday 27th February 2011

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Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association League Games

Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association League Games has been organised this Saturday 19th February 2011 after a very impressive 3 weeks Raiwaqa Inter-Lane Basketball Tournament which ended last week.

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Babarians Defeat champion Saints in Suva/Laucala League

Round 3 of the Suva/Laucala League Games Babarians lead by Laisasa Puamau & Earl Hughes defeated 2010 Easter & Suva Champions Saints in the feature match on Tuesday 15th February 2011 at the Vodafone Arena last night.

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Crossroads win tourney

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 14th February 2011

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Round 2 - Suva/Laucala League Game's Draws

The Suva/Laucala Basketball Association under the guidance of National Men's Captain Leonard Whippy is holding their round 2 of the 10 weeks league games will be held on Tuesday 08th February at the Vodafone Arena. The association which is the second biggest association in the country has 10 men's team registered in weekly league games.

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Raiwaqa Inter-lane format a winner

Congratulation to the Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association for re-establishing the Sky Tech Raiwaqa Inter-lane Basketball Tournament back in the country. The association which has the biggest number of player's base in the country has re-introduced the interlane tournament to further increase the base number of players registered in the association and for the best interest of development in the country.

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Vikings on top

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 07th February 2011

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Suva/Laucala League Games Draws

The 2011 Suva/Laucala League Games will begin on Tuesday 1st February at the Vodafone Arena from 6pm to 8pm 

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Good start for basketball

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 30th Janaury 2011

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Basketball goes by the lane

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 26th January 2011

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Basketball targets 5000 in 2012

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 23rd January 2011

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China assists basketball

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 22nd January 2011

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Boost for Basketball Fiji

Article from the Fiji Times Newpaper on Saturday 22nd February 2011

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Suva/Laucala Basketball League Games

The Suva/Laucala Basketball Association League games will begin on the 2nd week of February 2011. Interested men's and women's basketball clubs wanting to join is to contact Leonard Whippy on leo_whippy9@yahoo.com

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National Men's Fitness Test

Fiji Men's Basketball Training squad compulsory fitness test and Strenght test. Vodofone arena for 9.00 – 11.00 am on Saturday 15 January 2011. Bring a towel plus $1.00 for the weight gym. Water Bottle is compulsory. Attendance is compulsory. 





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Children's Basketball Clinic

Basketball Fiji has organised a Children's Basketball Fundermental Clinic from the 12th - 21st Janaury 2011. The clinic will be conducted by Basketball Fiji's Development Officer at Ed's court in Raiwaqa from 10am-12pm for free. Bring water bottle and basketball attire. For more information contact Basketball Fiji Head office on 3317213.

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All Stars ready to fly

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on the 6th January 2011

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Fijians in All Stars team

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Wednesday 05th January 2011

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West basketball assist

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on the 26th December 2010

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Children's Holiday Clinics for free

Basketball Fiji will be organizing a Children's Holiday Basketball Clinics for free at Ed's court in Raiwaqa. The clinics will be held on Monday (13th Dec - Thursday (16th Dec 2010) from 10am - 12pm. All interested children between the age of 6 to 14 years old are welcome to attend. For more information contact Basketball Fiji on 3317213

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National U17 Boys Championship

Basketball Fiji in partnership with the Korean Home School called Edupia located in Nadi, have organised a National U17 Boys Championship on the 17th -18th December 2010 in Lautoka. The inaugural event will feature 5 men's teams and will be held at the Lautoka multi-purpose courts.

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2010 NATIONAL CHRISTMAS KNOCKOUT CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS

The 2010 National Christmas Knockout Championship will begin tomorrow (Saturday 11th December) at Indian College at 9.00am and will end on Thursday 16th December at Ed's court in Raiwaqa.

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2010 National Christmas Club Championship

2010 National Christmas Club Championship will be held on the 11th -16th December in Suva.

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Women win bronze in Noumea

Source:FIJI SUNmore

Dale slam dunks

source: Fiji Timesmore

KOYAMAINAVURE IS TOP SCORER FOR OCEANIA YOUTH TOURNAMENT

Koyamainavure named the top scorer of the tournament.more

An All Star at 15

Source: FIJI TIMESmore

NAVI REFS WOMEN'S FINAL AND MEN'S BRONZE PLAYOFF

Fiji referee added another notch to his referees belt.more

U20 Fiji Women Go down to Australia in Semifinals

Fiji lost to Australia 68 -26 in Noumea, New Caledonia.more

FIJI U20 COACH SEINI DOBUI"S SALAD DE FUI WINS 3 on 3 in Noumea!

Seini Dobui's Salad de Fui won the 3 on 3 competition in Noumea today, 4th Nov.2010.more

Fiji Into Playoffs

The Fiji Under 20 men and women are into the playoffs at the Fiba Oceania Youth Tournament.more

Fiji Women Triumph over Tahiti

Fiji proved a force not to be taken lightly in their second pool match against Tahiti.more

Fiji Go Down To American Samoa

Fiji lost to American Samoa in their second pool game 65-79more

Fiji Under 20 Women Lose to New Zealand

Fiji Lost its first game at the Fiba Oceania Tournament in New Caledonia to New Zealand 86 - 32.more

Fiji Goes Down Fighting To Australia

In their first tournament game Fiji went down to Australia 71-44.more

Fiji President Farewells National Under 20 Team

The Fiji National Under -20 Basketball team were reminded of the importance of their duties when they presented their itatau to His Excellency the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau at Government House this morning.more

POLICE RAISE $1,000 FOR UNDER 20 TEAM

The Fiji Police Force held a fundraising morning team at the Police Headquarters in Centre Point this morning to contribute to the Fiji Under 20 Basketball contingents that will be living the country on Saturday for the Oceania Competition in New Caledonia.more

Boost for basketball

Source: Fiji Sunmore

Confidence boost for basketball girls

Source: Fiji Times Onlinemore

RAIWAQA STARTS ITS JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The Raiwaqa Basketball Association started it junior development program on Saturday the 10th of October 2010.more

Tall timber makes debut

VANUABALAVU native Leba Korovou who stands at 6ft is keen to get her first taste of top level competition during the women's Under-20 Oceania Basketball Championship next month in New Caledonia.more

Airfares paid in full for Fiji Basketball

The Korovou Prison Facility hosted a morning tea fundraiser for the Fiji Basketball U20 contingent preparing for the Oceania 20 competition in New Caledonia at the end of this month.more

FORCES SUPPORT BASKETBALL FIJI

For the first time ever, members of the Forces, the Army, Police and Prisons gathered at the Prisons and Correctional Services Bure in Korovou this morning to raise funds for the New Caledonian bound Fiji Under 20 basketball teams.more

U20 basketball ready to rumble

NATIONAL Under 20 team captain Orisi Naivalurua will have a big task on hand in leading the Fiji Men's Basketball team to the Oceania meet in New Caledonia on November 1-7.more

Ryan to Conduct Referees Clinic

FIBA Oceania Development Officer Ryan Burns will be conducting a series of referees clinic in Suva and Lautoka. A Referees course has been organised in Suva on Monday 27th September 2010 at FASANOC from 7pm- 9pm.more

Suva Association into knockout rounds

The semi-finals of the Suva/Laucala Basketball Association will be held on Tuesday 28th September 2010 at the Vodafone Arena from 7.00pm -9.00pm.more

B’ball experts jet in/ & ‘Favourites’ into basketball quarters

Article's from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 24th September 2010more

Leba moves up

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 16th September 2010more

FIBA Oceania Expert arrives in the Country

FIBA Oceania Zone Development Officer Ryan Burns arrives in the country on Thursday 23rd September at 2.30pm to conduct a coaching and referees course. In addition Ryan will be attending a series of meeting with stakeholders and will work closerly with the National U20 Men's and Women's Basketball Teams. Ryan will depart Fiji on the 30th September 2010.more

Top seeds advance

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on 22nd September 2010more

Suva/Laucala Basketball Association Quarter final clashes

The Suva/Laucala Basketball Association Quarter Final clashes will be held on Tuesday 21st September at the Vodafone Arena.more

Basketball names U20 squad

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 15th September 2010more

Top clash for b'ballers

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 14th September 2010more

Suva/Laucala League Games Continue

The Suva/Laucala Basketball Association continues with the 7th round of competition at the Vodafone Arena on Saturday 11th September 2010. The Suva/Laucala Association has a total of 11 registered teams.more

FIBA World Basketball Congress

Basketball Fiji’s President Mr. Ioane Naivalurua flew out of the country to attend the FIBA World Congress which is held in Istanbul in Turkey on the 4th – 7th September 2010.more

Basketball Fiji recieves donation from William & Gosling

Basketball Fiji recieved 10 leather basketballs and two ball bags from William & Gosling to assist with the preparation of the National U20 Men's & Women's Basketball Team for the upcoming FIBA Oceania U20 Tournament.more

Basketball names U-20s

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on the 3rd September 2010. (Picture not available online)more

ACS, Marist rule b’ball

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Thursday 2nd September 2010more

ACS rules

Articles from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 2nd September 2010more

West teams impress

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Tuesday 31st August 2010more

Upbeat start to games

Articles from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 31st August 2010more

Opening Ceremony - Twisties Games

The Twisties National Secondary Schools Basketball Championship will be held on the 30th August - 2nd September 2010 at the Vodafone Arena and Ed's court, Raiwaqa. The tournament will begin with an opening ceremony at the Vodafone Arena at 8.30am.more

Marist and ACS ranked no. 1

Marist Brothers' High School U19 boys and Adi Cakobau School U19 girls have been ranked by Basketball Fiji as the team to beat in the upcoming Twisties Games which will be held on the 30th August - 1st September 2010more

$5000 boost for B'ball Fiji

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 28th August 2010more

“CHILDREN OF THE WORLD” BASKETBALL CAMP

Basketball Fiji will be represented at the Children of the World Basketball Camp which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on the 24th August - 31st August 2010more

Suva Secondary Schools Competition Draws

2010 Suva Secondary Schools Basketball Competition Final Round Drawsmore

College side gives coach great hope

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 14th August 2010more

Wesley b/ball upset Marist

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Friday 13th August 2010more

Nainima thanks Puamau

Article from the Fiji Live website 19th June 2010more

ACS, Marist, Yat Sen lead in basketball

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 07th August 2010more

Suva Secondary Schools Draws for Round 5

Suva Secondary Schools Basketball Competition Round 5 Drawsmore

Basketball shortfall

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Wednesday 04th August 2010more

Basketball in the city

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Tuesday 03rd August 2010more

Oceania well represented at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games

Host organisers have just completed the installation of the official competition basketball court ahead of the Youth Olympic Games that gets underway on 14th August in Singapore. This event marks the debut of FIBA 33, the official 3 on 3 version of basketball.

Oceania will be represented by Australia girls, Vanuatu girls and New Zealand men. Players are aged under 18 and coaches under 35.more

Ba Pro enters basketball meet

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday the 31st July 2010more

ACS rules school basketball

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 29th July 2010more

Laucala ups tempo

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Friday 30th July 2010more

Round 4: Draws for Suva Secondary Schools Competition

The Suva Secondary Schools Basketball Competition round 4 games will be held at Yat Sen Hall, Ed's court and at Indian College on Thursday and Friday of each week.more

National U20 Runathon Funraising Drive this Saturday 29th July 2010

The National U20 coaching and management staff have organized a fundraiser drive in the form of a runathon to assist with men and women preparation plans to participate in the 2010 FIBA Oceania Youth U20 Tournament which will be held in New Caledonia in the month of October.more

Basketball gold bid begins

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 29th July 2010 (No Picture with article).more

Wesley leads on points in U17

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 23rd July 2010more

Arch rivals Marist, Grammar clash

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on the 15th July 2010more

ACS stamps mark on court

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Sunday 11th July 2010more

Suva Basketball Association League Games Draws

The Suva Basketball Association League games will be held at the Old Gymnasium on Monday 12th June and Wednesday 14th June 2010.more

Dudley scores win

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on 09th July, 2010. (Newspaper back page picture not available.more

Puamau attends US coaching program

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 08th July 2010more

Practice perfects

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Wednesday 07th July 2010 (Picture not available online)more

Marist to take b'ball to new level

Article in the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 8th July 2010.more

Lai Puamau receives IOC/USOC Coaching Scholarship

Congratulations to Laisiasa Puamau, Basketball Fiji’s Development Officer and National U20 Youth Men’s Basketball Head Coach, who has been awarded a scholarship from the IOC and the US Olympic Committee to participate in the International Coaching Enrichment Program (ICECP).more

China gives to basketball

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Thursday 01st July, 2010more

$12,000 grant to Basketball Fiji

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on 01st July,2010more

Suva/Laucala Basketball Association begins new season

The Suva/Laucala Basketball Association will kick of its second season for both men's & women's on Tuesday 29th June, 2010 at the Vodafone Arena.more

Warriors come out on top

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 25th June, 2010more

National U20 Men's & Women's Training Squad to participate in the 8km Fun Run

Basketball Fiji will be represented by the National U20 Men's & Women's Training Squad in the 8km Olympic Fun Run on Saturday 26th June, 2010. The FASANOC organised event will begin at 6.30am with the National U20 Men's & Women's Teams scheduled to participate in the group event.more

Draws for RBPA League Round 2

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association League Game draws for Saturday 26th June, 2010more

Kids Basketball Clinic- Is back on this week

The Suva/ Laucala Basketball Clinics will be held on Saturday 26th June, 2010. The clinics is funded under the Australian Sporting Outreach Program with the goal to provide an avenue for children to learn, play and enjoy basketball.The clinic will be conducted by Suva Basketball Association Development Officers Leonard Whippy and Malvin Lee.more

Teams fail to turn up

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 20th June, 2010more

Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association to begin League Games

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association which is the largest association in relation to the number of teams have wasted no time in organising their weekly league games which will begin on Saturday 19th June, 2010 at Ed's court, Raiwaqa.more

Fiji U20 teams impresses in Fiji Games

The National U20 Basketball Teams who participated in the Fiji Games in Lautoka on June 12th, 2010 raised many eye brows after a very impressive outing in the Fiji Games.more

Nainima's team wins

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 14th June, 2010more

Bright start Nainima

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 13th June, 2010 (Picture not available online)more

Suva b'ball teams eager for west meet

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 11th June, 2010more

Raiwaqa pumped up for Fiji Games

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Thursday 10th June, 2010more

Lautoka b'ball a major force

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 10th June, 2010more

Draws for Fiji Games Released

The Fiji Games Draws which will be held on Saturday 12th June, 2010 in Lautoka can be accessed on the websites right hand link "Draws & Results". The games venue for the event will be held at the Lautoka multi-purpose courts. 9 men's & 8 women's teams have registered for the one day event.more

Raiwaqa Basketball Knockouck Tournament continues

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association AU Graphics knockout tournament will complete the preliminary of competition on Friday 04th June and finals will be played on Saturday 05th June at Ed's court, Raiwaqa.more

Training for the Suva all star teams

National Men's Head Coach Paul Whippy has been appointed as the coach of the Suva Men's All - star team who will be representing the Suva/Laucala Basketball Association in the upcoming Fiji Games. The Suva women's will be coached by National Women's Head Coach Michael Whippy with a training been scheduled for tonight (Thursday) at Indian College from7.00pm - 9.30pm.more

Mighty Mights, Boston top

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Sunday 30th May, 2010more

Mighty mights in fine form

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 30th May, 2010more

Suva Kids Basketball Clinic

The Suva/Laucala Basketball Association will be holding their kid's clinic on Saturday 29th May, 2010 at Indian College.more

Raiwaqa Association to begin Knockout on Friday 28th May, 2010

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association has organised a knockout tournament to open their 2nd season of competition. The competition which will begin on Friday 28th May, 2010 at Ed's court, Raiwaqa has attracted 10 men's and 6 women's teams for the event which will end on Saturday 5th June, 2010.more

Suva/Laucala Association Open Trials for Fiji Games

The Suva/Laucala Basketball Association has organised an open trial for interested members who wants to participate in the Fiji Games on June 12th, 2010. The open trials will be held on Thursday 27th May, 2010 and all are welcome.more

Boston wary of challenge

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 26th May, 2010more

Thursday knockout at Ed’s Court

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Tuesday 25th May, 2010more

Power struggle in basketball

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 26th May, 2010more

Nainima stars in victory

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 25th May, 2010 (Photo not available online)more

Basketball break

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Tuesday 25th May, 2010more

Agnes graffiti art

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 22nd May, 2010more

Suva and Raiwaqa Kids Clinic on Saturday 22nd May, 2010

The Suva/Laucala & Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association will be holding their respective kids clinic @ Indian College and Ed's court, Raiwaqamore

Winner Takes All 3 on 3 Competition

Basketball Fiji has organised a Winner Takes All 3 on 3 Competition for both men's and women's on Saturday 22nd May, 2010 at Ed's court, Raiwaqa.more

Saints take early lead

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 20th May, 2010more

Change for basketball

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 19th May, 2010more

Draws for tonight games

The Suva/Laucala Basketball Association draws for tonights (Tuesday 18th May, 2010) game will be held at the Vodafone Arena from 6pm -10pm.more

School side trains hard

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 14th May, 2010more

Raiwaqa b'ball teams

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 14th May, 2010more

Half Time Magazine

The Post Fiji National Easter Basketball Club Championships which was held on the 30th March - 3rd April featured in the newly established local sporting Half Time Magazine which is available in stores across Fiji.more

Suva/Laucala Basketball Association League games continues

The Suva/Laucala Basketball Association League Games for Tuesday 11th May, 2010 will be held at the Vodafone Arena from 6pm -10pm. The draws for tomorrow's game has been released.more

Suva Holiday Kids Clinic continues this week

The Suva/Laucala Basketball Association in partership with Basketball Fiji will continue the Suva Holiday Kids Clinic on Tuesday & Thursday which is funded under the Australian Outreach Sporting Programmore

Basketball Fiji continues with the implementation of the Junior Development Program in Primary Schools

Basketball Fiji continues with the implementation of the Junior Development Program at International Primary School who has a different set of holidays compared to loacl schools. The Development clinic which has been running for eight weeks have been conducted on Friday afternoons between 1.00pm -2.30pm at the International School Gym.more

Suva/ Laucala Basketball Association Kids Clinics runs well

Basketball Fiji in partnership with the Suva/Laucala Basketball Association and the Australian Outreach Sporting Program have been conducting coaching clinics for kids from Tuesday 4th - Saturday 8th May, 2010. The kids clinics which has been condcuted by National Men's Captain Leonard Whippy has been very successful with 35 kids attending on a consistance basis's.more

League on road again

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 07th May, 2010more

B'ball players for one week workout

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 04th May, 2010more

Suva/Laucala Basketball League Games begins today (Tuesday 04th May)

The 2010 Suva/Laucala Basketball 2nd Seasson League Games begin today (Tuesday 04th May) at the Vodafone Arenamore

Holiday Kids Clinic

The Suva/Laucala Basketball Association will be conducting their Holiday Kids Clinic on Tuesday to Wednesday (4th -5th May) @ Indian College Basketball Courts and Thursday and Fiday (6th -7th May) @ Tattersell Gym (old gym) from 10am - 12pm for interested kids between 5 - 15 years old.more

Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association scheduled to begin on the 8th May, 2010

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association is scheduled to begin their second session of competition on the 8th of May, 2010 at Ed's court, Raiwaqa. Interested teams are to contact Saula Koroi on 9097892 or Nicholas Wong on 7610944. Registration fee's is $50.00 per team.more

Suva/Laucala Basketball League scheduled for the 4th May

The Suva/Laucala Basketball Association will resume their 2nd session of competition on the 4th May, 2010. Registration fees is $70.00 per team. All interested teams are to contact Leonard Whippy on 3313430 or 9063088more

National U20 Youth Staff will be travelling down to Lautoka

The National U20 Youth Coaching Staff will be traveling down to Lautoka to conduct clinic's with the National U20 Western Training squad. The clinic will be held on Saturday 24th April at Lautoka multi-purpose courts from 8am - 10am. The coaching clinic will be conducted by Men's Head Coach, Laisiasa Puamau and Woman's Head Coach Saula Koroi. The pair will be accommodated by newly appointed woman's assistant coach Seini Dobui and man's assistant coach Peni Ratumaiyali.more

Congratulate David and Taufa Whippy

National Basketball representive David Whippy who is also the son of National Womens head coach, Michael Whippy, made the basket of his life when he married Taufa Ratu on Saturday 3rd April, 2010 at the LDS Temple at Tamavua, Suva.more

Long way to go for squad

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 22nd April, 2010more

Young hopefuls turn up for clinic

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 19th April, 2010more

More than just beauty

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 19th April, 2010more

Wongs program reaps rewards

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 18th April, 2010more

Kids Clinic this Saturday @ Ed's Court, Raiwaqa

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association will be coducting their kids clinic on Saturday 17th April, 2010 at Ed's court, Raiwaqa from 8.30am - 10.00am.more

Kids Clinic this Saturday @ Tattersale Gym

The Suva/Laucala Basketball Association will begin with their third session of the kids clinic on Saturday 17th April between 10am - 12pm at Tattersale Gym (Old Gym) along Laucala Road, Suva.more

Police band scores a three pointer

Article from the Fiji Prisons and Corrections Service Website http://www.corrections.org.fjmore

National U20 Men's & Women's hit the courts

The National U20 Men's and Women's Eastern squad have returned to the courts after a week long break after the Post Fiji National Easter Club Championships.more

Fiji games budget approved by FASANOC

Basketball Fiji in partnership with FASANOC will be hosting the Fiji Games on the 12th June, 2010 in Lautoka.more

National U20 Men's and Women's to meet at the Aquatic Centre

The National U20 Men's and Women's Eastern Training squad is to meet at the Aquatic Centre on Saturday 10th April, 2010 at 8.00ammore

The Post Fiji finals will feature on TV One Total Sports Program

The Post Fiji Easter Basketball Club Championships men's final will feature on Fiji One Total Sports Program on Sunday 11th April, 2010.more

Easter meet rated

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Thursday 8th March, 2010more

Thank you and congratulations from FIBA Oceania

FIBA Oceania Secretary General, Steve Smith, would like to pass on his personal thanks to all those basketball enthusiasts in Fiji who made his recent visit so memorable. "It was a great pleasure to meet with your President and other new executive members, as well as meeting up again with so many of our Fiji friends. Basketball in Fiji is certainly in good hands" said Smith from Coffs Harbour.more

Results and Pictures uploaded onto website

The results and pictures from the Post Fiji Easter Club Championships has been uploaded onto the website.more

Saints, Wed C win basketball Easter comp

Article from Fijilive on Saturday 03rd April, 2010more

Saints, Wed C reign

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Sunday 04th April, 2010more

Give kids exposure: Kama

The Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 03rd April, 2010more

Boston bounce back

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Friday 02nd April, 2010more

Shaq Attaq, Wed C starts with wins

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Thursday 1st April, 2010more

Young guns blaze away

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 05th April, 2010more

Saints too good

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 05th April, 2010more

Saints take home title

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 04th April, 2010more

Wed C wins crown

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 04th April, 2010more

Close call for Shaq Attaq

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 03rd April, 2010more

Boston bounces back

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 02nd April, 2010more

Shaq starts on a winning note

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 1st April, 2010more

Boston to move up

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on 31st March, 2010more

Puamau stresses fair play

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 31st March, 2010more

In defence mode

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 31st March, 2010more

Teams gear for Easter Championships

The Post Fiji Easter Championships will begin today (Tuesday 30th March) at the Vodafone Arena with all teams from Suva, Raiwaqa, Nadi and Lautoka fired up for the 5 days event.more

Managers and Coaches Meeting for the Post Fiji Easter Club Championships

Basketball Fiji has organised a Coaches and Managers Meeting to be held at FASANOC, Bau Street, Flagstaff on Monday 29th March, 2010 for Eastern teams who will be participating in the Post Fiji Easter Championships. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6pm.more

The Post Fiji Easter Club Championships has attracted FIBA representives to our shores

FIBA Oceania Executives Steve Smith - Secretary Ganeral and Regan Kama - Development Manager will be arriving in Suva after mid day on Monday 29th March, 2010 and will be in the country to meet with Basketball Fiji's Executive Team in the evening. The two FIBA representive will also be on hand to assit and witness the Post Fiji Easter Club Championships.more

Post Fiji sponsors Basketball Fiji National Easter Club Cahmpionships

Basketball Fiji is proud to announce that Post Fiji will be the majour sponsor of the National Easter Club Championships which will be held at the Vodafone Arena from the 30th March - 3rd April, 2010.more

Saints and Shaq face off in final

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 24th March, 2010more

Top basketball reps to visit Fiji

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 23rd March, 2010more

Top five teams for Easter meet

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Sunday 21st March, 2010more

Stars beaten by new faces

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 22nd March, 2010more

Junior clinic attracts enthusiastic players

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 21st March, 2010more

Shaq Attaq on track to defend b'ball title

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 21st March, 2010more

2010 Basketball Fiji Easter Club Champinships

Basketball Fiji will be hosting the National Easter Club Championships which will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 30th March - 3rd of April, 2010. Only the best 16 men's and 10 women's team from their respective associations will be accommadated for the 5 day event.more

Shaq Attack Warriors at Eds

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Monday 15th March, 2010 (Picture not available online)more

Raiwaqa Basketball Association League Draws for Saturday 20th March, 2010

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players League Draws for Saturday 20th March, 2010 will continue at Ed's court, Raiwaqa.more

Kids Clinic in Suva on Saturday 20th March, 2010

Suva / Laucala Bay Basketball Association

Presents

Kids Basketball Clinicmore

Lautoka Basketball League Draws for Saturday 20th March, 2010

The Lautoka Basketball League Draws for Saturday 20th March, 2010 will be held at the Lautoka multi-purpose courts from 1pm -5pm, 2010. A mini- ball will be held at 10am prior to the league games.more

Suva Basketball Association League Draws for Saturday 20th March, 2010

The Suva/Laucala Basketball League Semi-finals will be held at International Secondary School's gym on Saturday 20th March, 2010.more

Leo Maps B/Ball Plan

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 15th March, 2010more

Shaq launches attaq on Easter Title

Artcile from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 15th March, 2010 (Picture not available online)more

Taito leads young guns to Golden victory

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 14th March, 2010more

Veterans in fine form

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday the 13th of March, 2010more

Lautoka Basketball League Saturday draws 13th March 2010

Draws for the Lautoka Basketball League at the Lautoka multi-purpose courts on Saturday 13th March, 2010more

Whites upset Wed C

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Friday 12th of March, 2010more

Junior Basketball Development Program begins in Primary Schools

Basketball Fiji has began its Junior Development Program in Primary Schools in the Eastern and Western Division Schools. Basketball Fiji's devevlopment officer Laisiasa Puamau, Nicholas Wong and Emily Chambers have been conducting clinics in Primary Schools in Suva and Lautoka in the build up towards the 2010 Primary Schools Basketball Competition that will be held in Lautoka and Suva on June 4th.more

Post Fiji Boston Club Championship Draws for Thursday

The Post Fiji Boston Club Championship draws for Thursday 11th of March, 2010. The championship's will be held at three venues: Indian College, Ed's court and International School Gym.more

Top guns do battle

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 11th of March, 2010more

Finau nets winner

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 11th March, 2010more

Inaugural Post Fiji Boston Club Championships

The Post Fiji sponsored Boston Club Championships is set to begin on the 11th -13th of March, 2010 and will be held on 3 venues: Ed's court, Indian College and International Secondary School Gym.more

$4000 raised by basketballers

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 10th March, 2010more

Whippy is president

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 09th March, 2010more

Top teams for Boston tourney

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 09th March, 2010more

Walkathorn Drive a success

Basketball Fiji walkathorn Drive was a huge success and the fundarising event generating a little more than $4000.00. The purpose of the walkathorn is to help prepare our National U20 Youth Men's and Women's training squad for the upcoming FIBA Oceania Youth U20 Tournament in October.more

Suva/Laucala Basketball Association elects office bearers

National Men's Captain Leonard Whippy was unanioumsly elected as the President of the Suva/Laucala Basketball Association during the AGM held on Saturday 6th of March from 12pm - 1.30pm at the Vodafone Arena.more

Suva Basketball Association League Quarter - Final Draws for Tuesday

The Suva Basketball Association Men's Quarter-finals will be played on Tuesday night at the Vodafone Arena.more

Shaq Attack too good

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 07th March, 2010more

Vikings play power game

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 6th March, 2010more

Basketball Fiji Plans Walkathorn Drive

Basketball Fiji has organised a Walkathorn Fundarising Drive for our National Youth U20 Training Squad for both the Eastern and Western Division Members on Saturday 06th of March, 2010 in Suva.more

Veterans raring to go

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 05th March, 2010more

Suva Basketball Association League Games

The Suva Basketball Association League Games for Saturday 6th March at the Vodafone Arena.more

Raiwaqa Basketball Association League Draws

The Draws for the Raiwaqa Basketball League Games for Saturday 6th March at Ed's court, Raiwaqa.more

Lautoka Basketball League Draws

The Lautoka Basketball League game draws for Saturday 06th March at the Lautoka Multi-purpose courts.more

G-Unit beats Waidonu

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 03rd March, 2010more

Valerie: I’m humbled, grateful

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Monday 1st of February, 2010more

Nainima, Tulo top the best

Article from the Fiji SUn Newspaper on Saturday 27th February, 2010more

Mum: I am blessed

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 27th February, 2010more

Cabelawa's new Attaq on b'balling

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 1st March, 2010more

Valerie's text message

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 1st March,2010more

B'ball clash on

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 27th February, 2010more

Basketball has big plans

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 25th February, 2010 (Picture not available online)more

Knights, Saints set pace in Suva Laucala league

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 25th February, 2010.more

Lautoka Basketball League Games Draw

The Lautoka Basketball League Games for Saturday 27th February, 2010 at the Lautoka Multi-purpose courtsmore

Suva Basketball League Games on Tuesday 2nd March

The Suva Basketball League Games will be played on Tuesday 02nd of March at the Vodafone Arena.more

Raiwaqa League Game Draws for Saturday 27th February

Round 3 of the Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association League Games will be played on Saturday 27th February, 2010 at Ed's court, Raiwaqa.more

Boston hosts club tourney

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 25th February, 2010more

Boston hosts club tourney

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 25th February, 2010more

Boston hosts basketball meet

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Friday 25th February, 2010more

Whippy Named Player of the Week

Fiji's own Marques Whippy Names Player of the Week in the Pacific West Conference in the states.more

Basketball has big plans

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 25th February, 2010more

Knights, Saints set pace in Suva Laucala league

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaer on Thursday 25th February, 2010more

Saints defuse Shaq Attaq in basketball cliffhanger

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 24th February, 2010 (Picture from the Fiji Times not available online))more

The National U20 Eastern Training Squad

The National U20 Youth Women's Eastern Training squad are to assemble on Wednesday 24th February, 2010 at the Old Gym car park at 5pm along Laucala Bay Road.more

Suva League Draws for Thursday 25th February, 2010

The Suva Basketball Association League draws for Thursday 25th February, 2010 will be played at the Vodafone Arena from 6pm -9pm. Teams are reminded to pay in their registration fees by the end of the month.more

Waidonu takes cup

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 20th February, 2010.more

Kids flock to clinic

Article from the Fiji Times Newsaper on Saturday 20th February, 2010. (Picture not available)more

Basketball Works On

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 19th February, 2010more

Lautoka Basketball Association League Games for Saturday the 20th February, 2010

The Lautoka Basketball Association is planing to run a Kaji Junior Development Clinic for interested kids between the ages of 7 - 14 years old, willing to learn and play basketball. The Kaji Clinics will be held at 10am on Saturday the 20th February at the Lautoka Multi-purpose courts and the league games will commence at 1pm.more

Raiwaqa Basketball Players League Draws for Saturday 20th February, 2010

The Raiwaqa basketball Players League games will commence on Saturday 20th february, 2010 at Ed's court, Raiwaqamore

Basketball giants to vie for trophy

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 18th February, 2010more

Suva Basketball Association League draws for Saturday 20th February, 2010

The Suva Basketball Association League Draws for Round 4 will be played at the Vodafone Arena on Saturday 20th of February, 2010more

Shaq Attack, Saints remain unbeaten

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Thursday 18th February, 2010more

Suva Basketball Association League games tonight

The Suva Basketball Association League games will be played tonight at the Vodafone Arena.more

Nainima develops into star

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Friday 12th February, 2010more

Lautoka Basketball League Draws

The Lautoka Basketball League will continue at the Lautoka multi-purpose courts on Saturday 13th February, 2010.more

Hayne, Nainima in the race

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Wednesday 10th February, 2010more

Raiwaqa Basketball League games postponed

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association weekly leagues will be postponed this week due to the death of a community member and the unavailabilty of the courts for Saturday 13th February, 2010. The 2nd round of competition will commence on 20th February, 2010more

Basketball plans in the pipeline

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper online on Tuesday 9th February, 2010more

Round 2 of the Suva Basketball Association League Draws

The Suva Basketball Association League will be running their round two of the weekly round robin competition on Saturday 13th February, 2010 at the Vodafone Arena.more

Open Trials for National U20 Women's Team

Basketball Fiji will be conducting an open trials for interested players in the Eastern Division on Thursday 11th February, 2010.more

Basketball season starts

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 09th February, 2010more

Barbarians retain Tuvili Cinavi

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaer on Sunday 07th February, 2010more

Raiwaqa basketball rated

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspapers on Sunday 07th February, 2010more

The Suva Basketball Association League Draws release

The Suva Basketball Association league draws have been released and have been uploaded onto the website (Click on the right hand link draws & results) which is scheduled to begin on Saturday the 06th February, 2010 at the Vodafone Arena.more

Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association Weekly League Draws

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association has released the draws for their 2010 weekly round robin competition which will begin on Saturday 06th February at Ed's court, Raiwaqa.more

Lautoka Basketball League Draws

The Lautoka Basketball League Draws for Saturday 06th February, 2010 at the Lautoka multi-purpose courts.more

Basketball Fiji thanks the Bankstown and Sutherland Basketball Association

Basketball Fiji would like to take this opportunity to thank the Bankstown and Sutherland Basketball Association of Sydney, Australia for the donation of Basketball jerseys for both senior and junior teams, water bottles, junior basketballs and 2 equipment bags to Basketball Fiji on the 12th of January, 2010.more

B'ball to feature best of the best

Aticle from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday 30th January, 2010more

Nainima does it alone for Fiji in US

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Friday 29th January, 2010more

Learn how to became a referee

Basketball Fiji will be conducting a FIBA Level 1 Referees Clinic on Thursday 05th January, at Ed's court Raiwaqa fro, 6.30pm - 8pm. Participants accredited with a FIBA Level 0 Certificate are welcome to attend.more

Raiwaqa Basketball Association to kick start the 2010 weekly League

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association 2010 League season for both men's and women's will begin on Saturday the 5th of February at Ed's court, Raiwaqa. All interested teams who want to participate in the weekly competition are to pay in their affiliation fee's for the year.more

Lautoka Basketball Association League Draws

The Lautoka Basketball Association League will continue with its round 3 of competition on the 30th January, 2010 at the Lautoka multi-purpose courts.more

Suva Basketball Association

Suva Basketball Association will begin on the 6th of February, 2010. All interested teams are to contact Leonard Whippy on 3313430/ 9063088 or Gavidi on 9784949more

Website Updates

Photo's from the 2009 Christmas Club Championship held in Lautoka and 2010 Suva 3 on 3 Competition have been uploaded onto the website, check " Photo Gallery" plus the Draws and Results of the recent 2010 National Club Championship.more

Nainima rated in the USA

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Tuesday 26th January, 2010more

Saints, Wed C top basketball

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Monday 25th January, 2010more

Wong predicts bright future

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Monday 25th January, 2010more

Positive sign for basketball

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Sunday 24th January, 2010more

Mili sets her target

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 24th January, 2010more

Saints thump Boston in basketball decider

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 24th January, 2010more

Nainima seals win for South Carolina

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 12th January, 2010more

Saints and Golden Bati earmarked as favorites

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Thursday 21st January, 2010more

Watch the Mighty Mights

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on the 20th January, 2010more

Freshman, Golden Bati win at Ed’s

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 20th January, 2010more

Reps back on court

Article from the Fiji Times on Tuesday 19th January, 2010more

National U20 Training Camp for both men's and Women's Team

The National U20 Training Camp will begin on Wednesday the 20th January from 12pm - 2pm at Ed's court, Raiwaqa. All squad members are to attend dressed in proper basketball attire.more

Weekend Draws

The Fiji Times Newspaper weekend draws on Friday the 15th January, 2010more

Basketball meet on again

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Friday 15th January, 2010more

Basketball Fiji Equipment lost in William & Gosling Fire

The much anticipated equipments which consisted of more than 350 basketballs and valuing over $4500.00 was lost in the William & Gosling Warehouse fire over the New Year weekend.more

3 on 3 Competition on the 19th January, 2010

Basketball Fiji would like to invite interested teams to the 3 on 3 Competition on Wednesday 13th January, 2010. The competition will be held at Ed's court, Raiwaqa.more

Basketball Fiji postpone championship

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on 14th January, 2010.more

2010 National Club Championship Postponed

Basketball Fiji in partnership with the Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association would like to announce that the National Club Championship has been postponed until next week. The 3 day tournament has been re-scheduled to the 21st -23rd at Ed's Court, Raiwaqa in Suva.more

Thaman applauds Nainima’s success

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Wednesday 13th January, 2010more

Timely donation for basketball

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Wednesday 13th January, 2010more

Puamau dream for basketball

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Monday 11th January, 2010more

Westpac wins basketball final

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 9th January, 2010. (Photo not available)more

2010 National Club Championship

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association in partnership with Basketball Fiji would like to invite clubs to the inaugural National Club Championship on the 12th-13th January, 2010. Entry fee $50.00 per team.more

Invitation to the ASOP 2010 Coaching and Kids Clinic

Basketball Fiji under the Australian Outreach Sporting Program has organised the first coaching and kids clinic for the New Year. All are welcome to attend!!more

Basketball big plans for 2010

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Saturday 2nd January, 2010more

B'ballers focus on first nationals

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday the 2nd of January, 2010more

Extra month for b'ball prep

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday the 29th December, 2009more

Taito happy with trip

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday the 26th December, 2009more

Fruitful season for b'ball

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Saturday the 26th of December, 2009.more

Basketball Fiji Office Closed Until Jan 5th

The Basketball Fiji Head Office will be closed from the 21st December, 2009 until the 5th of January, 2010. Basketball Fiji would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.more

Business House Finals Postponed

The Suva Business House Finals scheduled for tonight (Tuesday 15th December, 2009 at the Vodafone Arena has been postponed due to power supplies been damaged and the closer of Businesss around Fiji caused by Cyclone Mike.more

Basketball resumes in January

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspapers (Photo not available) on Sunday 13th December, 2009more

Weather forces change of plans

Article from the Fiji Times Newspapers on Sunday 13th December, 2009more

Youths settle in seoul

Article from the Fiji Times Newspapers on Saturday December 12th, 2009.more

Duo settle in Singapore

Article from the Fiji Sun Online (Photo not available) on Saturday 12th December, 2009more

Idaman, Golden Bati tipped

Article from the Fiji Sun Online on Saturday 12th December, 2009more

Vikings guard home turf

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper (Friday 11th December) in relation to the National Christmas Club Championships in Lautoka.more

Boston out to reclaim glory

Article from the Fiji Times Newspapers on Thursday 10th December, 2009 in relation to the ingaurial National Christmas Club Championships in Lautoka. For up to date stories buy your daily Fiji Times and stay tune to Basketball Fiji's up to date websites.more

Competition hits up at Suva Business House Competition

The Suva Business House Competition which is an 8 weeks competition and played every Tuesdays at the Vodafone Arena from 6pm to 9pm has four teams who will feature in tonights (Tuesday 8th December)semi-finals. The teams are Vodafone, Westpac, ANZ and Pacific Building Solution.more

Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association supports Members

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association is an association committed to the welfare of their community and their various affilated clubs. The association in partnership with the Raiwaqa Bus Company Ltd will be providing a bus for their affilated players and clubs to participate in the upcoming Lautoka National Christmas Club Championships.more

Lautoka Basketball Association ready to host Christmas Championships

The Lautoka multi-purpose courts have been paid, the rings have been fixed and the nets are up. The Lautoka Basketball Association is ready to host teams from Suva, Raiwaqa, Raiwai and Nadi associations in the upcoming National Chritmas Club Championships on Dec 12more

Big turnout at basketball clinic

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 06th December, 2009more

Tough games at Ed's court

Article from the Fiji Times on Sunday 06th December 2009more

Fiji Accountants conclude Basketball Sports Day

The Fiji Accountants Basketball Sports Day which had four companies participating in the yearly event concluded on Thursday 03 December at Indian College.more

Basketball ends season in Lautoka

Article from the Fiji Sun on 25th November, 2009more

A CALL FOR CHAMPIONS!

Basketball Fiji is inviting young enthustic basketball players who want to became a HIV/AIDS champion. The program which is managed by our parners FASANOC and UNAIDS will train champions on HIV, public speaking and life skills to advocate for HIV awareness and prevention.more

BASKETBALL FIJI OPENS UP EASTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2010 TO THEIR PACIFIC BROTHERS

Basketball Fiji is organizing a Club Championships with a difference in 2010. They are extending an Open invitation to other Island Federations, and even Clubs from New Zealand and Australia to participate in their Easter Club Championships.more

Taito off to basketball youth camp

Article from the Fiji Times Online on Tuesday 24th November, 2009more

Referee's Clinic in Lautoka

On the 4th December a Referees clinic has been organised in Lautoka. FIBA badge Navi Naivalu will be conducting the clinic with the assistance of Basketball Development Officer Laisiasa Puamau.more

Elimination Rounds for Suva Business House Competition

Suva Business House Competition has just completed the round robin stages. Pacific Building Solution and Vodafone Fiji have already secured their semi-final spot while the other four team will play an elimination round to determine who qualifies.more

Fiji duo prepare for Friendship Camp

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Tuesday 24th November, 2009more

Chamber top scores for Vikings

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 29th November, 2009more

Babas retain b'ball trophy

Articles from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Sunday 29th November, 2009more

Champion Babas up against Idaman

Article from the Fiji Times Online (http://www.fijitimes.com)on Friday 27th November,2009more

Coaching Clinic organised for Lautoka

Basketball Fiji has organised a coaching clinic to be held at the Lautoka multi-purpose courts on Saturday 28th November, 2009. The clinic which will begin at 9am will be conducted by our 2009/2010 National Womens and SPG Gold Medalist Coach Michael Whippy.more

Lautoka Basketball League

Lautoka Basketball Associations league draws for Saturday 28th November, 2009more

Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association continues league

Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association league for Saturday 28th November at Ed's court, Raiwaqa.more

Teams gear up for National Christmas Club Championships

The National Christmas Club Championships which will be held in Lautoka has attracted top team from the Suva, Nadi, Lautoka, Raiwai and Raiwaqa Associations.more

Pacific Building Solution tops Suva Business House Competition

The 2009 Suva Business House Competition has completed the 5 week round robin competition with Pacific Building Solution finishing on top of pool play and Vodafone Fiji trailing close behind.more

Man on a mission

Meet David Whippy.... article from the Fiji Times on Monday 23rd November, 2009.more

Young Grace gears up for Singapore Youth Camp in December

Grace Taito will be representing basketball in the 2009 Singapore Youth Camp which will be held from the 7th - 13th December.more

Weekend Draws

Weekend draws from the Fiji Times Online on Friday 20th November, 2009.more

Bryceland from the brink of defeat

Article from the Fiji Times on Monday 16th November, 2009more

Mighty Mights gun for semis

Article from the Fiji Times on Thursday 12th November, 2009more

Korovou, 13, stands tall in the big league

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Wednesday 11th November, 2009more

Fighting AIDS through sport

Article from Fiji Times Online on Tuesday 10th November, 2009more

Lautoka basketball draws interest

Article from the Fiji Times Online on Sunday 8th November, 2009more

Fiji to field strong teams: Puamau

Article from the Fiji Sun Online on Thursday 22nd October, 2009more

16 teams for basketball meet

Article from the Fiji Times Online on Friday 6th November, 2009more

Sports Notebook

The Fiji Times Online (Thursday 5th November,2009 Sports Notebook)on the SKY Technologies 2009 Raiwaqa Tournament.more

Website Updates

The SKY Technologies 2009 Raiwaqa Tournament draws and 2009 Suva Business House Results has been uploaded onto the website.Click on the right hand link "Draws & Results"more

Lautoka Basketball League Round 2 Draws

Round 2 of competition will be played at the Lautoka Multi- purpose courts on Saturday the 7th November, 2009. The draws for round 2 can be found below.more

Teams gear up for the SKY Technologies 2009 Raiwaqa Tournament

The SKY Technologies 2009 Raiwaqa Tournament for both men's and women's has attracted 10 men's & 6 women's teams.more

Bankstown banks win

Article from the Fiji Times on Sunday 1st November, 2009.more

Lautoka Basketball League

The Lautoka Basketball League will begin round 1 of competition this Saturday 31st October 2009.more

2009 Suva Business House Basketball Competition

The 2009 Suva Business House Basketball Competition kicked off on the 20th October, 2009 at the Vodafone Arena with 6 teams.more

Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association to host a knockout tournament

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association is going to host a knockout tournament next week Thursday 5th November, 2009 to open the 3rd season for this year. The first 10 men's and 6 women's team to register will participate in the event.more

A star for the future

Leba Korovou who is 13 years old girl from Lautoka has the potential to develop into a great basketball player and could be Fiji's next big product overseas.more

Minute of Silence for the late President of the Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association

Before the 2009 National U22 Men's grand final players, officials and spectators took a minute of silence to pay respect to the late President of the Raiwaqa Basketball Association Mr. Tevita Tuimabualau at Ed's court, Raiwaqa.more

Gospel wins

Article from the Fiji Times Newspapers on 27th October, 2009more

Kadrati eyes b'ball stardom

Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 27th October, 2009more

New sports to boost Games

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Tuesday 27th October, 2009more

Gospel School of the Deaf takes out Digicel Special Schools Competition

The Digicel sponsored National U16 Special Schools Basketball Competition ended with Gospel School of the Deaf crowned champions in the boy's and girl's division.more

Lautoka Basketball Association to host National Christmas Championships

The Lautoka Basketball Association with the guidance of Basketball Fiji will be hosting a National Christmas Clubs Championships for both men's and women's on the 12th December, 2009.more

Vikings stamp their mark

Article from the Fiji Times on Sunday 25th October, 2009more

Lautoka begins season with a Knockout

The Lautoka Basketball League began their second season on the 24th October with a Knock Out tournament.more

National U22 Men's final will be broadcasted on Fiji One

The National U22 Men's final which was concluded over the Diwali long weekend will be broadcast on Fiji One TV on Sunday 25th October, 2009 during the Total Sports TV Program at 12.30pm.more

Whippy wins top basketball award

Article from the Fiji Sun Wednesday 21st October, 2009more

Sikivou plays key role for Freshman

Article from the Fiji Times Online Tuesday 20th October 2009more

Shaq-Attack tipped to win basketball tournament

Article from the Fiji Times on Sunday 18th October, 2009more

Freshmen on track

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper- Sunday 18th October 2009more

X Wounds unscathed during U22 basketball battle

Article from the Fiji Times on Saturday 17th October, 2009more

National U22 Basketball Championships begin

The National U22 Basketball Championships which begin on the 16th of October has 8 men's and 7 women's teams registered in the competition.more

Intertiary Basketball Games Conclude

The National University Basketball Games concluded yesterday (Friday 16th October) with the Jese Sikivou coached USP team been crowned the 2009 National University Champsmore

Basketball Fiji’s Golden Girl Letava Whippy burns New Zealand Secondary Schools Competitions

Letava Whippy captained her Church College Team to winning the New Zealand National Secondary Schools girls title.Letava was also named in the tournament team and was named and presented with the Tournament Most Valuable Players Award.more

Basketball Fiji Websites Updates

The National U22 Championships draws has been uploaded onto the website. Check out the draws on "Draws and Results" and pictures from the 2009 Twisties National Secondary Schools Championships & Hibisicus Festival - Basketball Program on the link "Photo Gallery".more

Basketball Fiji meets with 2009/2010 National U20 Development Squad

Basketball Fiji development officer Nicholas Wong and National U20 Men's coach Laisiasa Puamau meet with the National U20 Men's and Women's squad on Thursday 8th October, 2009more

Games continue at Monfort Boys Town outdoor courts

On the 22nd September, 2009 development clinics and games resumed at Monfort Boys Town.more

2009 National U22 Basketball Championships postponed

The 2009 National U22 Basketball Championships has been postponed to the 16th -19th October, 2009.more

National U20 Development Program Training squad

The following players are to attend a meeting at FASANOC from 3.45pm to 5pm on Thursday 8th October, 2009. The players selected have been identified from the recent 2009 Twisties National Secondary Schools Championships and the Post Shop Easter National Championships.more

Special Schools Program resumes

The Fiji Paralympics committee partnership with Basketball Fiji has resumed after a month break.more

Teams gear up for National U22 Basketball Championships

8 men's and women's teams have registered for the upcoming National U22 Basketball Championships which will be held on the 9th - 12th October at Ed's court, Raiwaqa.more

Basketball Fiji farewells Australian Youth Ambassador for Development -Mark Seccombe

Mark Seccombe the Australian Youth Ambassador for Development has returned home after a one year stance with Basketball Fiji.more

Basketball Fiji's Polo Shirts on Sale

Basketball Fiji's is proud to market the federations polo shirts. The shirts are selling for $25.00. For those who are interested are to make an order on a pay first basis.more

Basketball Fiji Recieves Australian Sports Outreach Program Grant

Basketball Fiji's application for the Junior Basketball Development Program was successful. The grant money was recieved from Australian High Commissioner of Fiji Mr.James Batley on the Thursday 17th September, 2009 at the Australian Embassy in Suva.more

Australia increases sporting grants

Basketball Fiji's grant application successful. Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper.more

Basketball for the Under 22

Article from the Fiji Sun on Monday 14th September, 2009 by Moiz Munifmore

2009 National U22 Basketball Championships

Basketball Fiji in partnership with the Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association is planing to re-introduce a National U22 Basketball Championships on the 10th -12th October at Ed's court, Raiwaqa.more

Grace Taito selected to represent Fiji in the 2009 Singapore Youth Camp in December

Out of 31 sporting federations in Fiji Basketball Fiji's nominaton of Grace Taito was accepted by FASANOC as Fiji's Youth Ambassdor to the 2009 Singapore Friendship Camp in December.more

Business House Basketball Competition

The Business House Basketball Competition is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 20th October and will run up to the 15 December. Games will be playered at the Vodafone Arena on Tuesdays of each week from 5.30pm to 9.30pm.more

NATABUA HIGH SCHOOL SHOWS THE WAY FORWARD

Natabua stamped a mark that all will remember in the 2009 Twisties National Secondary Schools Basketball Championships. The tournament consisted of 46 teams representing 13 schools from Suva, Nadi & Lautoka. Read the article by the Natabua coaching staff and parents.more

Identifing the National U20 Men's & Women's Youth teams

The National U20 Youth Men's & Women's Teams has been identified during the Twisties National Secondary School's Championships and from the various clubs playing in associations. The list will need to be handed and sanctioned first by the hard working executives prior to release.more

Hibiscus Festival - Basketball for all

Basketball Fiji in partnership with the Yellow Ribbon Program is promoting the game of basketball to the young and old during the Hibiscus Festival from 12pm to 2pm at the Hibiscus grounds.more

Yat Sen, Saints rule the courts

Articles from the Fiji Times Online- Friday 28th August 2009more

LDS dominates schools tournament

Article from the Fiji Times Online - Friday 28th August, 2009more

Yat Sen regains lost pride

Article from the Fiji Sun - Friday 28th August, 2009more

Defending champs knocked out

On Thursday 27th August the first semi-finals was played in the U17 & U19 grades for both boys and girls.more

Natabua in U15 semifinal

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspapermore

Fireworks at the arena

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on the 26th August, 2009more

Saints beat U19 top seed

Article from the Fiji Times Newspapers Wednesday 26th August,2009more

Schools b'ball reaches finals

Article from the Fiji Times Online Tuesday 25th August, 2009more

International, Natabua on top

Articles from the Fiji Sun Online 25th August, 2009more

West sides here

Articles from the Fiji Times Online on Monday 24th August, 2009more

LDS upsets in basketball

Article in the Fiji Sun 23rd August, 2009 on the Twisties National Secondary Schools Basketball Championshipsmore

Top seed show form

Articles from the Fiji Times Online in relation to the Twisties National Secondary Schools Basketball Championships for more information on the games buy your Fiji Timesmore

National Twisties Secondary Schools Basketball Championships

Draws from the Fiji Times Online Friday August 21st for more articles on the Twisties National Secondary Schools Championships buy your Fiji Times or you can check www.fijitimes.com and read the Fiji Times Onlinemore

Basketball Fiji Meet

Extract from the Fiji Times Tuesday 18th August, 2009more

Action from Day 2

Day 2 has started with a bang as teams take battle in the Twisties Secondary Schools National Championships. Find the results here...more

Nicholas Wong joins Basketball Fiji

Raiwaqa Basketball Players Associations development officer Nicholas Wong joins Basketball Fiji on a short term contract. Nicholas better known as Nicky will be the court supervisor at Eds court, Raiwaqa during the Twisties Secondary Schools National Championships.more

LDS creates first upset in the Twisties Basketball Games

In the U19 boys grade Latter Day Saints created the first upset of the day defeating the Jeff Colata coached side in tripple overtime 36-32.more

Twisties Games launches in style

The Twisties National Secondary Schools Basketball Championships was launched at 10am this morning (Saturday 22nd August) with an opening ceremony.more

Twisties Secondary Schools Basketball Championships

The National Secondary Schools Basketball Championships is officially called the Twisties Secondary Schools Basketball Championships. Basketball Fiji would like to thank our Major Sponsors Twisties for aiding in the development of basketball in the country.more

Monfort Boys Town and Navua plays first Official Match

On Tuesday 18th August Monfort Boys Town basketball team who are registered in the National Secondary Schools Championships took on a youth team from Navua. For both teams this was their first official match as Basketball Fiji tries to upgrade the skill levels of Monfort Boys before the National Secondary Championships.more

Basketball Fiji Website Updates

Check out the Basketball Fiji Newsletter for August as well as the final results and standings of the Suva Secondary Schools Basketball Competition!more

Schools Basketball at the Arena

Articel from the Fiji Sun Online 16th August, 2009more

International U19 Boys loses warm up games

Over the last couple of months the International U19 boys team coached by Jeff Colata have been playing warm up games against the National Development Women's Team and a Suva men's basketball team led by BYU player Marques Whippy at I.S.S indoor gym.more

The Suva Secondary Schools B/Ball Competition Concludes

The Suva Secondary Schools B/Ball Competition completed the preliminary 10 rounds of competition on Friday 14th August, 2009. Nine schools and 38 teams competited in the preliminary rounds with many partcipants enjoying the inciative of BF to organise the event.more

Basketball Fiji Workshop Hits Vanua Levu

Basketball Fiji continued its partnership with the Fiji Paralympics Committee last week holding the third and final Basketball Workshop for Special Schools in Fiji.more

2009 National Secondary Schools Championships

The much anticipated National Secondary Schools Championships is scheduled to begin on Saturday 22nd - 27th August and has attracted 44 teams, representing 13 schools.more

Nadi Basketball Association begins Revival

The Nadi Basketball Association (NBA) has began a revival in Nadi with a match between two schools on Thursday 30th, 2009. On Saturday 8th August the association is planning a coaching clinic with P.E teachers, followed by a development clinic with students and games.more

Hibisicus Festival - Basketball for Kids

Basketball Fiji has gone into partnership with the Prisons Departments. The partnership will come to life during the Hibiscus Festival. Both parties will be promoting Basketball & Yellow Ribbon to a mass number of people during the event.more

Suva Secondary Schools Basketball Competition

The Suva Secondary Schools Preliminary Basketball Competition continues to be played on Thursdays and Fridays of each week. There are 38 confirmed teams that partcipate in the event with approximely 456 students playing.more

Deaf school wins Games basketball competition

GOSPEL School for the Deaf was yesterday crowned the inaugural winner of the 2009 Central Eastern Disabled Regional Games basketball competition at the Tattersal National Gym.more

Mikaelar Whippy shares a word of advice for young kids

Name: Mikaelar Whippy
School: Long Island University
Level: Division One College Basketball
College Experience: 2004 -2008
Position: Guard (preferably 2 and 3)more

Schedule for Raiwaqa Competition this Saturday

Raiwaqa Players Basketball Association continues with competition games this weekend. Click here to see this Saturday's draws...more

Sports Academy students of Marist Brothers’ High School take up basketball

On the 9th June a FIBA Level 0 coaching clinic has been organized by Basketball Fiji’s (BF) with the sports science academy students of Marist Brothers’ High School.more

Development work continues at Monfort Boys Town

Basketball Fiji's (BF) outreaches program comes to life at Monfort Boys Town.more

BF Conducts Workshop for Special Needs Schools in Lautoka

Basketball Fiji has continued its heavy involvement with the Fiji Paralympic Committee in order to increase the participation and development of basketball amongst the Special Schools in Fiji.more

FIBA Level 1 Referee's Clinic

A FIBA level 1 referees clinic was organised by Basketball Fiji on the 24th June. The clinic was conducted by FIBA badge Navi Naivalu and supervised by a Basketball Fiji representative.more

Suva Secondary Schools Basketball Competition

The Suva Secondary Schools Basketball Competition began on the 11th June and will end on the 14th August. The preliminary competitions are build up games towards the National Secondary Schools Basketball Championships that will commence on the 24th - 28th August.more

Moses Seroney begins work at Basketball Fiji

Moses Seroney is a 16 years basketball enthusiastic basketball player whom is on attachment with Basketball Fiji for 2 weeks.more

Natabua to defend basketball title

A Lautoka Secondary basketball Competition has been organized by the Lautoka Basketball Association that started with friendly games over the weekend. The first round of competition will begin on the 13th June, 2009.more

Kids in for fun

The second session of the Raiwai Basketball Development Program began on Saturday the 6th June, 2009 at the Raiwai Youth Hall.more

Basketball Sports Notebook

Draws for teams affiliated to the Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association for Saturday 6th June, 2009more

Raiwaqa Knock-out Results

On Friday 29th May Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association organised a knock-out tournament that witnessed 14 men's team compete for top honours.more

Nadi Basketball Association plans to revive basketball in Nadi

On 26th Tuesday,Laisiasa Puamau development Officer for Basketball Fiji went down to Nadi and Lautoka to formly greet the Nadi and Lautoka Basketball Associations. The trip was also to see if some of Basketball Fiji's development programs could be made realistic in the west.more

Dogs show fine form

BULLDOGS started their campaign in the Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association ...more

Raiwaqa league to start this Saturday!!!

The Raiwaqa Players Basketball Association is about to commence the next season of games. After their extremely impressive management of the Easter National Championships the basketball community is looking forward to another successful round of competition. Come on down and support your teams! Click on the link for tomorrow's draw.more

Junior Basketball League

Basketball Fiji, in partnership with the Raiwaqa Players Basketball Association, has organised a Junior Basketball League (JPL) that will be launched today and will run for 14 weeks every Wednesday. Interested players wanting to play in the Junior Basketball League are welcome. The competition is open to all children in the U12 age group (born 1996 or after) who want to play basketball. Basketball Fiji and Raiwaqa development officers will put participants into club teams or, you can form your own teams from school. Things to bring are $1 court fee, water bottles, sports gear and proper footwear. Basketballs and bibs will be provided so come down to Ed's court, Raiwaqa at 3.30pm to 6pm to bounce, shoot and play basketball. Contact Basketball Fiji on 3317213, Mark 8617617, Lai 7228264, Mala Ravai 9997471more

Shaq Attaq like O Neal

Shaq-Attaq played like champions just like basketball legend Shaquille O'Nealmore

SUVA LEAGUE KICKS OFF IN STYLE

On Tuesday this week, the Suva League Competition recommenced their Men’s and Women’s Basketball Competition at International Secondary School. This was the teams first hit out since the extremely successful Easter National Basketball Championships in April.more

Raiwaqa starts basketball season

Raiwaqa Basketball Association had set a platform to be the first association to promote and help Basketball Fiji gear up to another level with its development programmes.
RBA was the first association to host the previous Post Fiji Easter Basketball Championships at the Vodafone Arena on Easter weekends and now they further plan to help maintain the standard.
RBA official Mala Ravai said their main vision was to help Basketball Fiji maintain and improve their standard to another level.more

Basketball back on the horizon

THE Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association will kick-off their new season next week.
After a successful season, which ended last April, the fledging association is looking ahead to another tough and competitive year.
RBPA official Mala Ravai confirmed they will start competition next Saturday.more

Six basketball juniors shine

Six junior basketball players soon will make their dreams come true to become national reps and securing overseas contracts in future.more

Kaji Knockout tournament Closers Childrens Basketball Clinic

A knockout tournament was organized by Basketball Fiji to close the children's basketball camp at Eds court Raiwaqa over the weekend.more

Basketball clinic continues at Eds

Fiji Basketball continued with its development programme with a two weeks school holiday clinic at the Eds Court in Raiwaqa organized for young players. Over 50 kaji players attended the clinic with the desire to learn and expand their knowledge of the sport at a tender age.more

Suva League kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday)

After mid season break the Suva association league will start tomorrow (Tuesday). The games will be held @ International High School Gym and games will start @ 6pm. All teams are requested to arrive 30 minutes before games. Remember to live early because of Traffic. Draws below: -more

Juniors meet

THERE will be a juniors competition on Saturday to close the basketball clinics being held at Raiwaqa. Basketball Fiji development officer Laisiasa Puamau along with Australian volunteer Mark Seccombe supervised the clinics with the help of officials from the Raiwaqa Players Association. "I would like to thank all at Basketball Fiji for helping us do this clinic and our corporate sponsors Post Fiji,"
Puamau said. He has sent an invitation for all kids aged between 7-14 years to attend the clinic, which costs $1 per person.

The Fiji Times Online
Wednesday May 6th, 2009more

Youth development

YOUNG basketball enthusiasts have been given the best opportunity to sharpen their skills during the school holidays.more

BASKETBALL FIJI'S LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION

Basketball Fijis looking for a new logo for the federation. If you think that you have the skills and design enter Basketball Fiji's new logo competition and be in the race to win $100.00. The best design will be chosen by a panel of judges made up of Basketball Fijis hard working Executives. The competition will close on 1st June, 2009.


Please sent in your designs with your name and contact details to puamau_lai@yahoo.com or drop off to Basketball Fijis head office at 14 Selbourne Street, Suva: - opposite the Ministry of Education Examination Office.

For more details contact Lai or Mark on 3317213 (office) or 7228264/8617617 (mobile)more

2nd day of the Development Holiday Basketball Clinic

As expected the 2nd day of the development holiday clinics brought more youngsters to the basketball courts at Eds Court.more

Development Clinic continues during 2 week break

The development clinic for kids between the ages of 7 - 14 years old was conducted today @ Eds Court Raiwaqa.more

Development Clinic for primary schools

A development Clinic has been organized by basketball Fiji for the primary school students during the 2 week school break. All a welcome so come down and learn, play, bounce and try basketball. The age groups that are invited are between 6 to 14 years oldmore

Presentation of Certificates @ LDSPS school assembly

On Tuesday 28th April Basketball Fiji Officials were invited by the Principal of Latter Day Saints Primary School to their school assembly to present the certificates to the players and to formally congratulate the victorious Under 14 team.more

Basketball comes alive @ Nausori Acadamy College

On Saturday the 25th of April Nausori Baptist Academy College had requested an official from basketball Fiji to help run there basketball competition. The Nausori Baptist Academy College Basketball courts is located right next to the new Nausori bridge.more

Saints rule primary basketball

LATTER Day Saints Primary School took top honours after beating Veiuto Primary School 16-14 during the Under-14 final of the Post Fiji Kaji Primary Schools Basketball Competition at Ed's Court on Saturday.more

Fiji students lead top NZ schools

Exploits by Fiji students in Waikato school sports, particularly rugby, are well known.more

Kaji basketball ends on a high

The final of the Post Fiji Kaji Primary Schools Basketball competition ended on a high note at Eds Court in Raiwaqa yesterday.more

Final Round Results of the Post Fiji Kaji Primary Schools Basketball Competition

The final rounds of the Post Fiji Kaji Primary Schools Basketball Competition was held today (Friday) @ Eds Court, Raiwaqa.more

Finals of the Post Fiji Kaji Primary Schools Basketball Competition Draws

The Final Round of the Post Fiji Kaji Primary Schools Basketball Competition will be played tomorrow (Friday 24th April) from 1pm to 2.30pm.more

Meeting with Post Fiji

At 9 am today (Monday) Basketball Fiji's Officials: - Caroline Whippy ( Sectary), Mark Seccombe (Australian Youth Ambassador) and Laisiasa Puamau (National Basketball Development Officer) met with Joesph Rodan an executive at Post Fiji.more

Shaq Attaq dominance

Now that the dust has settled on the 2009 Easter Basketball Championships it is time to look back over the six days of competition and analyse how the tournament went.more

The final round of the Post Fiji Kaji Primary Schools Basketball Competition

The final round of the Post Fiji Kaji Primary Schools Basketball competition has been moved to next Friday the 24th of April. This is due to schools having exams on this week and for others, they will be celebrating world children day at their schools.more

Curtain Raiser a Success

The curtain raiser for the finals of the Post Shop National Basketball Championships was hailed a success. The exihibition game was between the mixed under 14's of Veiuto Primary School vs the Raiwaqa All-Stars. Basketball Fiji would like to congratulate both teams for the entertaining match.more

Historical meet

THE five-day Easter Basketball Championships held over the weekend was hailed a success by the organisers.more

Shaq Ataq kills off Lautoka's Vikings

Shaq Ataq proudly took home $1000 yesterday after they defeating last year's defending champions, Vikings of Lautoka, 56-31.more

Vikings strike thrice in b-ball title defence

VIKINGS won all three games they played yesterday in the Post Shop Easter National Basketball Championship yesterday.more

Veiuto invited to play in curtain raiser for Easter

The Veiuto primary schools under 14 basketball team has been invited by basketball Fiji to play in a curtain raiser match before the finals of the Post Shop National Easter Basketball Championships.more

Shaq Attack,Warriors lead Fiji basketball

The Basketball Fiji Easter Championship is under intense rivalry at the Vodafone Arena in Suva with three top teams remaining undefeated after two rounds of play.more

Congratulations to everyone in Fiji who is helping with basketball

The FIBA Oceania staff would like to extend our sincere thank you to all the people in Fiji who are working in so many areas to develop basketball. It is a joy to read your website, and to see that basketball is back in Raiwaqa, in Raiwa, in Suva and in Lautoka. Clinics at the Special School and the Deaf School, clinics at Raiwa, and the revival of the Easter Championships - fantastic news.more

Shaq Ataq bites Bulldogs

NATIONAL basketball development officer Laisiasa Puamau led Shaq Ataq to their second win at the Post Shop Easter National Champion-ships at the International Secondary School courts.more

Easter Draws for today and tommorrow

GAMES continue today at ISS Gym

5.30pm, RYDP-Knights; 6.10, Boston-Freshmen; 6.50, Hands-G Units; 7.30, Warriors-Veterans.

Tomorrow at the Vodafone Arena.more

Basketball on schedule

The Post Fiji Easter Basketball Championship started with eight games on Tuesday night with top bets teams winning their first matches. Warriors, Shaq-Attack, Bryce, Freshman and Idaman kicked off their campaigns on a winning notemore

Level 0 Referees Clinic Conducted

For the first time a Level 0 Referees Clinic was conducted by a local. Fiji's own International Referee Navi Naivalu conducted the clinic with the assistant and guidance of Basketball Fiji.more

Players hit the courts, hard

AFTER months of meticulous preparations, the Vodafone Arena was on fire with basketball players, young and old, hitting the courts hard with a force that would cause the American NBA to turn green with envy last night.more

Timely assistance for host Raiwaqa

The Raiwaqa Basketball Association received a timely boost yesterday when they were handed balls, trophies and whistles donated by former Raiwaqa basketball players who are now residing in the United States.more

More than just basketball

The five-day Post Shop Raiwaqa Easter Basketball championship that gets underway today will have some interesting promotions from non government organisations.more

Easter Championships Begins

The highly anticipated Post Shop National Easter Basketball Championship kicks off today at the Vodafone Arena. With the guidance and support of Basketball Fiji the eagerly awaited tournament will be hosted for the first time by the Raiwaqa Association.more

Kaji basketball on the rebound

After a lapse of 20 years the first ever Post Fiji Kaji Primary School.Basketball competition was held at the International Primary School outdoor court on Friday.more

Lautoka targets top four finish at Easter Championship

Lautoka Basketball League secretary Simi Cagilaba confirmed that four teams from Lautoka have registered for the Post Fiji Easter Basketball Championship at the Vodafone Arena on Easter weekend.more

Raiwai basketball development program proves a hit

THE Raiwai Basketball Association successfully rounded-off the first round of its development program at the Raiwai Youth Center hall on Saturday.more

Schools bounce in

PRIMARY Schools around Suva continue to show interest in playing at the Raiwai Youth Basketball Development competition even though competition has entered its second month.more

The Post Fiji Kaji Basketball Primary School Draws for Friday

The Post Fiji Kaji Primary Schools Basketball Competition is on to its 3rd round of competition. There are 5 schools that particapate in the tournment in all 3 grades: - Under 10's,12's and under 14's mixed teams.more

Puamau plans to lift standard

Newly appointed basketball development officer Laisiasa Puamau plans to further lift the standard of the sport in the country.more

Fiji's Under 20 National Rep Allan Price joins voluntees Program

In the past 2 weeks National Under 20's Basketball Rep Allan Price has been helping Basketball Officials with the Post Fiji Primary Schools Development Program.more

Development continues at Yat Sen Primary School

Coaching clinics have been conducted at Yat Sen Primary Schools from 3.15pm to 4.15pm every Wednesdays for the past month. It is very encouraging to see more and more students show up every week.more

Raiwai's ready

THE Raiwai Youth Development Program team is gearing up to make its debut in the Easter Basketball Championship from April 7-11 at the Vodafone Arena.more

ROUND 2 Post Fiji Kaji Primary School Basketball Competition

The Post Fiji Kaji Primary School Basketball Competition continued with the second round of competition at the Rawai Youth Hall and International School. Schools involved showed off their much improved skills with some schools proving to be too strong for their opponents.more

Fiji's own Marques Whippy guides BYU Seasiders to victory in Haiwaii.

Seasiders Take Sole Possession of First Place with Win Over Red Storm Laie. Fiji's finest Marques Whippy leads the charge for BYU Seasiders.more

Basketball milestone

Basketball is gathering momentum in Raiwaqa, like a rolling stone gathering moss. It has reached the point where, for the first time, Raiwaqa will host and run the Easter club championshipmore

BASKETBALL FIJI REACHES OUT TO SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS

Thursday 26th of March, development officers from Basketball Fiji conducted a one and half hour basketball clinic with students from the Fiji Vocational Centre, located in Rewa Streetmore

Basketball Fiji’s Development Program Comes to Life

The first round of the Post Fiji Kaji Basketball competition was completed Friday 13th of March. Five schools around the Suva area participated in the historical event.more

Future teachers particpate in Level 0 Coaching Course

Basketball Fiji has partnered with the Fiji College of Advance Education to run a Level Zero Coaching Coursemore

Raiwai celebrates youth day

The Raiwai Basketball Association held their first ever Vanua Championship to mark National Youth Day yesterday.more

Registration for Easter Championships

The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Associa-tion will host the Post Fiji Easter Basketball Championship at the Vodafone Arena from April 7-11. Only 16 men's team and eight women's teams will be accommodated. Registration fee is $150 per team. Closing date for registration is on March 28. Contact Mala Ravai on 9997471, Max Tagivetaua on 9438015 or Saula Koroi on 9097892.

The Fiji Times Online
Monday, March 23, 2009more

Results during the Raiwai 3 on 3 competition:

Old hands guide Shaq Attaq to 3 on 3 victorymore

Day 1 Results of the Raiwaqa Knockout tournment

Basketball Team Warriors in controlmore

Weekend Draws for Basketball

Raiwaqa holds Knock out tuornemnt.... 3 on 3 competition continues @ Raiwai and Lautoka holds a fitness five tournmentmore

Referees Level 0 Basketball Clinic to be conducted in April

Referees Level 0 Basketball Clinics


Basketball Fiji would like to help the various associations by organizing a Level 0 Referee’s Clinic. We believe that this clinic will enhance and provide basic knowledge of the rules and aid in professionalizing the sport in the country.



Basketball Fiji understands that Eds Court is already booked by the Raiwaqa association therefore we would like to run the referees Level 0 courses during Raiwaqa’s break in between competitions. A proposed date to run the clinic would be on the 3rd and 4th of April (Friday and Saturday) a week before Easter as the Course should only take 1 to 2 days to complete. We also understand that the Suva Association will also be taking a break before Easter.



We are hoping to target participants from various associations, P.E teachers from various primary and secondary schools and teacher trainee’s from Fiji College of Advance Education. Each participant will be charged $2 to cover printing and binding materials that will be given out to participants.



The theory aspect of the clinic will be conducted at the FASANOC board room that is located on Bau Street (Flagstaff) opposite the Noble House. This should be conducted on Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm. The practical aspect will be conducted at the ED’s court in Raiwaqa on Saturday. The FASANOC Board room has already been booked by Basketball Fiji for the 3rd of April, 2009.



Our three qualified international referees Navi, Joe and Kelepi have all agreed that they will lend us there service in conducting the clinics. Basketball Fiji will assist in providing all relevant referee materials and upon graduation each participant will be presented a FIBA Level 0 referees certificate.



Please write back if you are interested in the course as your thoughts would assist us run a successful and well organized referees clinic.



If interested can you please either by phone to the Basketball Fiji head office on 3317213 or by email to puamau_lai@yahoo.com to confirm attendance. Only those who confirm will receive referee materials as we need the exact no. of people for printing purposes.



Yours Sincerely,

Laisiasa Puamau (Temporary Development Officer for Basketball Fiji)more

Hosts to beat 'em all

NEXT months Easter Basketball Championsh-ip is expected to be one of the best organised ever in the history of the game.more

Veterans begin to gain momentum

THE Veterans Basketball team's excellent performance is continuing to turn heads at the weekly Raiwaqa Basket-ball competition.more

Corporate assist for Easter basketball

Post Fiji sponsors the annual Eastern Championship at the Vodafone Arena next month hosted by the Raiwaqa Basketball Association.more

Basketball starts primary schools competition

THE inaugural Fiji Primary Schools Basketball competition was launched at the Vodafone Arena on Friday.

International Basketball Federation Oceania development officer Mark Seccombe, who is based in Fiji said the time was right to start a competition for young kids.more

Congratulations Michael Whippy and Kelepi Serukalou

Basketball Fiji would like to congratulate Michael Whippy and Kelepi Serukalou for winning there respective prestigious awards at the 2008 Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee Sports Award at Tradewinds Entertainment Centre in Lami last Saturday night.more

The Post Fiji Kaji Primary School’s Basketball Launch

The Inaugural Kaji Primary School Basketball Launch was held last Friday at 12.30pm to 3:00pm at the Vodafone Arena. All five participating schools were present and these include John Wesley, Holy Trinity, International, Latter Days Saints and Vieuto. The launch was a huge success with approximately 150 students present in their sports uniform.more

Basketball for the Nadaro lad

Being the youngest kid on the block does not stop Suliasi Vakarusabola from achieving his dream of playing basketball for the national team in future. The seven-year old lad from Nadaro in Tailevu was among the kids at ......more

BF Takes Development to LDS

Last week Basketball Fiji development coaches Lai Paumau and Mark Seccombe continued their Kaji Development Program clinics throughout the schools in Suva.more

Youngsters Turn To Basketball in Raiwai

About 150 kids between the ages of 10 to 19 years old were at the Post Fiji Raiwai Youth Development competition at the Raiwai Youth Center yesterday.
The children were taught with the basics rules and skills to develop their interest and the raw talent they have. Raiwai development officer Kelevi Serukalou said they were overwhelmed again with the huge turnout and that basketball had attracted the interest of kids at primary school level to the Open grade.more

Shaq Attaq Theives On 3 ON 3

Shaq Attack is the team to beat Post Fiji Raiwai Developmental Basketball Association 3on3 today at the Raiwai Youth Centre.
Led by national coaches Lai Puamau and David Whippy, Shaq-Attack dominated the midweek encounter on Wednesday.more

Indoor Court For Lautoka

Lautoka Basketball Association plans to have an indoor court within the next two years. LBA official Simi Cagilaba said they want to have one similar to that of Eds Court in Raiwaqa. Cagilaba said they faced lots of......more

Basketball Fiji Meets with Colonial

Today Basketball Fiji met with Colonial Bank to discuss a possible partnership with Basketball Fiji regarding our development plan.more

Basketball Fiji meets Education Department

Last Wednesday, the President of Basketball Fiji Mr Iowane Naivalura invited a representative of the Curriculum Development Unit (CDU) to discuss the further development of the sport in the school system.more

Clubs gear for Easter

THE Raiwaqa Basketball Association is planning to organise a tournament next month to bolster the performance of clubs for the Easter tournament.more

Kaji Basketball Program Reaches Out

The Kaji Basketball Program has had a very successful launch over the past two weeks visiting numerous schools within the Suva district during their physical education classes.more

Raiwai adopts Kaji format

Raiwai Basketball Association starts a new format into their league competition this season. The new format features primary school players playing for their respective schools. Raiwai basketball development officer Ke......more

Nadi Juniors upsets Vikings

Newcomers Nadi Juniors made a strong start to their adopted Lautoka Basketball league competition beating Muanivatu Vikings 53-50 at the Lautoka Multipurpose courts over the weekend. Nadi Juniors was one of the new team......more

Suva b/ball kicks off league

Suva Laucala Basketball Association kicked off their weekly league competition on Thursday night. SLBA started its league build with two knockout tournaments last two weeks with Shaq’s team winning the men’s division wi......more

Primary School Competition Ready to Launch

On Wednesday the 4th February representatives from numerous Suva based primary schools attended the first ever meeting to start a Primary School Basketball Competition in Fiji.more

Shaq Maintains Its Dominance

The second round of the Suva Laucala Bay Basketball knockout tournament showed just how much teams wanted to taste victory.more

Nadi Juniors moves to Lautoka

Lautoka Basketball Association resumes league competition this weekend at the multipurpose courts after the festive break. LBA secretary Simi Cagilaba said they had an i......more

Basketball knockout a success

Over 150 people were at the National Gymnasium to either participate or support the opening the Suva/Laucala Basketball knockout competition for 2009. The season commenced with a two- week knockout competition and wo......more

Raiwai revives 3on3 format

Raiwai Basketball Association had gone a step further with their development programme being the first association in the country to start the 3on3 format when their weekly competition commences next month.more

Barbarians rule

A STAR-studded Barbarians team took out the Raiwaqa Basketball revival tournament in style, edging a young Freshman side 31-29 in the final at Ed's Courtmore

Suva - Laucala Basketball starts!!!!

The Suva Laucala Basketball will starts their basketball competition on the 29th of January at the National Gymnasium. They are looking at 16 men's teams and 6 women's team.more

Raiwaqa to start season again

BASKETBALL is on the move again and will start their season off with a bang on January 16-17th at the Raiwaqa Ed's court.

It will be a knock-out tournament sponsored by Post Fiji.

With close to 16 teams playing, Malakai Ravai, a committee member of the Raiwaqa Basketball Association, says it is going to be a gruelling day.

He said the festive season would have weighed some players down but added that the boys will easily spring back and give it their best.

So far the Bryce Warriors have been training a few days a week in anticipation of the knock-out tournament.more

Sikivou in Oceania All Star team

National U20 basketball rep Jese Marawa Sikiviou gets a lifetime opportunity to participate in the FIBA Oceania All Star programme in Australia next year.
The national playmaker said despite missing out the gold for Fiji during the Oceania Youth Championship, getting an opportunity to play at this program would be a memorable thing for him.more

National Youth Men & Women Training Camp, 09

THE New Year holds a lot of promise and excitement for Basketball Fiji.

The Fiji Basketball Association's two-week training camp for youth teams took off on Monday with a rocking blast.

Development officer Fanny Simpson was happy to see the awesome turn-out.

The turn-out was great and we have 20 youth men and 12 women in the camp," said Simpson.

The training for the young men is being taken by Lai Puamau; the women are being trained by David Whippy and Development Program co-ordinator, Kelevi Serukalou is assisting with the coaches.

The youngest participant is 13-year- old, Ilaitia Tokalauvere of the Latter Day Saints and he has fitted in pretty well with the older players accommodating him.more

Basketball Fiji Office closed for Christmas and New Year's Break!

Basketball Fiji Office officially closed for two weeks break!more

Brittany aims for the stars

LANKY Brittany Hazelman is one of four Fijian representatives in the Oceania All -Star basketball team. She caught the eyes of selectors with her skillful ...more

Knicks edge Spowart to win title

THE basketball season came to a successful ending last Saturday when two Raiwaqa teams - the Bryce Knicks and the Boston Spowarts battled it out in the final at the Ed's Court. more...more

LIU Drafts Letava for 2009-10 Season

Third Fijian player to get recruited in LIU basketball programme, New York!more

Bryce scoops top honours

THE Raiwai Youth Development Program ended its competition on Saturday with Bryce Youngsters walking away with two of the four grades...more

Lautoka Basketball Competition Kicks Off!

The Lautoka Basketball League started last Saturday with teams invovled in a round robin competition.more

Ahyuk helps in Knicks win

Former national basketball rep Aaron Ahyuk helped his Knicks side win the Beauty Spot Raiwaqa Basketball Revival against Powerd 32-26 at the Eds Courts over the weekend. ......more

Two of a kind

Two of a kind. Monday, December 15, 2008. AGNES and Peniasi Sokosoko are siblings who referee basketball games at Ed's court in their neighborhood, Raiwaqa. ...more

Bryce young guns on fire

Saturday, December 13, 2008. THE Bryce Youngsters will be represented in all grades in the finals of the Raiwai Basketball Youth Development at the Raiwai ...more

Flying Fijian helps revive basketball

Former national rugby winger Issac Mow is behind the revival of the Raiwaqa Basketball competition. Mow who owns the Beauty Spot Hair and Food Court yesterday answered the call from Raiwaqa Basketball Association to sp......more

Championship to re-ignite interest, says Ravai

For the first time after four years, Raiwaqa Basketball Association has organised a competition to revive the sport in the area. Apart from the Easter Basketball competition RBA has decided to come up with another tour......more

BF MOVES TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS BASKETBALL

Basketball Fiji initaites development plan for the future with Primary Schools Basketball Compeition beginning in term 1, 2009.more

LAUTOKA BASKETBALL ASSOC. TO START WITH A BANG

Good News for the Lautoka fans! The Lautoka Association is having their opening of basketball this Saturday with a Bang.more

Raiwai Youth Sports Development Huge Hit With Kids

Last week Rawai Youth Council and Raiwai Youth Sports Development held a very succesful Multi-sport holiday campmore

Junior Kids Shooting Hoops!

Basketball Fiji involved in Fiji Sports Council - Sports Academy Program.more

Oceania All Star Newsletter #2

Dear Fiji Friends,

Please find on the next page, the second Oceania All Star newsletter. This newlsetter contains information on travel schedules. Please download and read the newsletter if you have not already received it via email.more

Oceania All Star Newsletter #1

Dear Fiji Friends,
On the following page, you will find the first Oceania All Star newsletter.

The information in the newsletter includes dates, times, and details about the tour. Please download the newsletter and read it, if you have not received it already.more

TALANOA ISSUE 4

BASKETBALL FIJI WISHES EVERYONE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. To read our December issue of TALANOA please go to the left side of our webpage and click on TALANOAmore

NDP ASSESSMENT TEAMS FOR 2009

Basketball Fiji's NDP will take on a more professional aspect with the formation of two Assessment Teams in 2009. The teams comprise students from the Sports Science course at USP. The 3rd year students are all required to complete two semesters in 2009 working with sports organisations to complete their graduation and Basketball Fiji has been fortunate to be selected as a part of this program.more

2008 BUSINESS HOUSES COMPETITION

Business House Mixed Basketball competition started on September 30th at the Vodafone Arena with 13 teams participated each Business Houses had to pay Two Hundred (200) dollars for registration. Age was not a barrier to this competition where oldest player would be 55 years old and the youngest would be 18 years. The competition was all about fun and participation.more

WOMEN GET GOING AT RAIWAQA

Women started playing games on Saturday as Ed's Court at Raiwaqa. Some 6 teams are now playing and the games are being mixed in with the men's competition.more

AFTER SCHOOL CLINICS AT VODAFONE

AYAD Mark Seccombe has been conducting clinics after school at the Vodafone Arena during the past 2 weeks. Up to 200 kids have attended on a day and the Arena is alive and jumping.more

BASKETBALL FIJI NAMES 2009 NDP SENIOR SQUADS

Basketball Fiji has selected some 40 players in each of the National Women's squad and National Men's Squad for 2009. The program commences with strength training in November as the squads prepare for the Oceania Tournament to be held in Saipan in June next year.more

RAIWAQA RESPONDS

The newly formed Raiwaqa group who commenced basketball at Ed's Court last week for men have responded to the requests from the women and are now trying to get a women's competition up and running.more

RAIWAI ROCKS!

The Raiwai Youth Center gym rocks every Saturday to the sounds of bouncing basketballs, cheering and lots of laughter. The Raiwai Junior League is in full swing and more and more children turn up every week. The improvement is AMAZING!more

MARK AT VEIUTO THIS WEEK

AYAD Mark Seccombe has been conducting clinics around various primary schools during the past weeks and this week is at Veiuto Primary School in Suva conducting clinics. The school has asked for clinics every day this weekmore

The feeling is back at Ed's

Raiwaqa basketball is up and going again as of Saturday with the first competition for many a year. The following article by Paula Tagivetaua appeared in the Fiji Times today and says what many have been saying for a long time - it's good when you can hear the sounds of basketball at the Raiwaqa courts. Vinaka vakalevu Paula!more

2008 NDP REVIEW

Basketball Fiji has held its review of the first year of the NDP. Introduced in January 2008, the NDP sets out the future development of basketball in Fiji and in its first year achieved many of its goals, but not all.more

TALANOA NOW ON OUR WEBSITE

Basketball Fiji's quarterly newsletter, TALANOA, is now on this website. Please look across to the website menu on the left hand side of the page and click on TALANOA to download all issues.more

STEVE SMITH VISITS BASKETBALL FIJI

FIBA Oceania Secretary General, Steve Smith, made a flying visit to the office of Basketball Fiji this week to catch up with staff.more

RAIWAI GETS GOING AGAIN

The Raiwai basketball competition commenced on Saturday after a long period of non participation due to the condition of the Youth Centre. With support from the Australian High Commission in Suva, the venue has been refurbished and is again seeing lots of basketball action.more

BASKETBALL STAFF VISIT RKS

Basketball Fiji staff visted RKS college at Tailevu North on Friday to commence a series of clinics designed to have the school playing basketball competitions within the school later this year. NBDO Fanny, AYAD Mark, volunteer coach Kelevi and NDC Stuart all took the 1 1/2 hour drive to the college for a 2 hour session. Over 100 boys signed up for the clinics but the older classes had to attend a FIT open day in Suva on Friday and so only 56 were available to start the clinics.more

RAIWAI COMPETITION COMMENCES THIS SATURDAY

The long awaited Raiwai competition kicks off on Saturday after some years of waiting for the Youth Centre to be refurbished, which thanks to the Australian High Commission in Suva has finally occured.more

MARK SECCOMBE ARRIVES AT BASKETBALL FIJI

New AYAD Mark Seccombe has commenced duties with Basketball Fiji this week after a 2 weeks initiation period with other AYAD's in Suva. Mark has met the BF Committee and is settling into stride with NBDO, Fanny Simpson. Mark already has a number of tasks in offering and is keen to get into his role.more

FIJI'S NZ CONTINGENT DO WELL

Our Fiji players in New Zealand have recently competed in the NZ Secondary Schools Championships and peformed well. Letava Whippy was again named as MVP and made the All Star Tournament Team. Cousins, Joshua and Jarrod Whippy also did well by helping their team to rise to third place.more

WELCOME BACK TO YOUTH TEAMS

On Thursday night some 100 plus parents and friends of the National Youth Team players and staff attended a function at the Civic Centre in Suva to welcome back the teams and to thank them for their efforts in representing Fiji at the OYT in Guam.more

THE LONG TRIP HOME

The Fiji Youth Teams have arrived back safely in Suva following a horrific 40 hours of travel to get back from Guam.more

FIJI PRESENTS TANOAS IN GUAM

Captains, Ofa Moce and Martin Liebregts, presented tanoas on behalf of Basketball Fiji to Mr Steve Smith, Secretary General of FIBA Oceania and to Mr Tony Thompson, the Tournament Director for Guam Basketball Confederation during the cultural evening in Guam.more

CLOSING CEREMONY AT OYT

(Guam Sunday 5th Oct) The closing ceremony and medal awards were conducted immediately following the final game of the men's competition on Staurday night. The next OYT was announced to be held in New Caledonia in October, 2010.more

VINAKA VAKALEVU TO LIZ GITTENS

During the OYT in Guam, Fiji Guam resident, Liz Gittens proved to be a most reliable and resourceful local contact as well as our major supporter during all games, along with her family. Liz not only helped accommodate some players arriving early, but also was our supplier of many food items and water (cheaper from the Naval Base stores).more

FIJI MEN TAKE 5TH PLACE AT OYT

(Guam Sunday 5th Oct) The Fiji Youth Men's Team defeated CNMI by just 2 points to finish in 5th place at the 7th OYT in Guam yesterday. In a very tight and fast game, the Fijians managed to outscore the CNMI team in the first and 4th quarters to just snatch victory at the end.more

FIJI WOMEN WIN BRONZE

(Guam Sunday 5th Oct) The Fiji Youth Women's Team achieved way above their anticipated finish to defeat Guam for the Bronze Medal in the 7th OYT yesterday. The efforts of Ofa Moce, Brittany Hazelman and Cece Oliver were outstanding as was the effort by the 7 inexperienced players in the team who showed that they had learned so much during the past week. Our men's team finished a creditable 5th by defeating CNMI.more

FIJI YOUTH WOMEN MAKE THE SEMIS

Last night the Fiji men’s and women’s teams played in the quarter finals to try to advance into the top 4 four positions at the OYT. The women’s team was victorious over New Caledonia, but the men went down to the New Caledonia men’s team. While the men were very disappointed after the game, they really played well and represented their country and coaching staff to their very best. Further injuries did not help the cause for the men, however, nothing can be taken away from the New Cal team in their victory.more

THE BAD AND THE GOOD

Injuries continued to plague our teams in Guam with Manoa Puamau suffering a mild concussion from an elbow to the head in last night’s game. Jese Sikivou also received a blow to the throat, that caused him to leave the court and receive treatment. The good news is that Coach Poseci Moce is out of hospital, and although not yet back to his normal strong self, is at least back with us and we thank God for this blessing.more

OYT CULTURAL PERFORMANCES

For several years the OYT has featured a cultural performance evening for the various countries to display a bit of their culture to the other teams attending. This year’s cultural event was held by the pool at the Ohana Oceanview Resort, a fitting backdrop to the many island performances. The order of performance was drawn and Fiji was first up to perform.more

3 ON 3 ROCKS MICRONESIAN MALL

The Micronesian Mall rocked to 160 players on 4 courts in a 3 on 3 Tournament on Wednesday. As part of the Oceania Youth Tournament this year, FIBA Oceania introduced the 3 on 3 competition based on the FIBA version of FIBA 33, the international 3 on 3 competition that will be used at the 3 on 3 tournament in Singapore in 2010 as part of the World Youth Olympics.more

RESULTS FOR FIJI ON DAY 3

Both the men’s and women’s teams again suffered defeats on day three, leaving both to finish in 3rd place in their pools after the completion of the round robin series. The men went down to as vastly superior Australian Team and the women lost to Tahiti.more

INJURIES CONTINUE TO PLAGUE TEAMS

The Fiji teams must have “killed a chinaman” as injuries continued to affect players. The old saying that “disasters come in threes” has proved to be correct. After Waymann’s split eye, Coach Poseci’s collapse, we had Carroll Chan suffer a bad knee injury on Monday night. With just 1 minute 12 seconds remaining in the second quarter, Carroll was hit in the knee side-on by another player’s knee and went to the floor in agony. Immediate attention by the HOD and manager allowed her to gain some composure after a few minutes and allowed the medical staff to offer some treatment.more

FIJI GAME RESULTS DAY 2

Both the Fiji teams managed to record their first wins at the tournament on day 2. The women’s team was able to account for CNMI by 69 – 46 and the men had a similar win over Palau 67 – 47. The games were not without their problems for Fiji though as one of the “babies” of our women’s team, Carroll Chan, suffered a bad knee injury, resulting in hospitalization for several hours.more

OYT OPENING CEREMONY

The opening ceremony for the 7th Oceania Youth Tournament was held on the first night of competition on Sunday. The teams marched into the UOG arena carrying their countries flags and paraded before the good sized crowd to their position in front of the official podium. Along with the 8 countries and the 16 teams competing, the referees and officials also marched into UOG.more

FIJI TEAMS SUFFER DEFEATS ON FIRST DAY

The Fiji men’s and women’s teams both suffered big defeats against superior opposition on the first day of competition at the 7th Oceania Youth Tournament in Guam. The men came up against a much taller, more physical,much faster and more aggressive Tahitian team. Most observers agreed that this is the best men’s team from Tahiti to compete at this tournament since its inception. Our women were always in trouble against an excellent Australian team. Again observers all agreed that this was a very good Aussie team.more

WAYMANN WHACKED, POSECI DOWN

Unlike several other teams on the first day of competition, the Fiji teams did not suffer ankle sprains but we did have our share of injuries and illnesses. Waymann Whippy suffered a cut eye during the very physical game against Tahiti and Coach Poseci Moce collapsed after lunch and was rushed by ambulance to Guam Memorial Hospital.more

OYT CLINICS GET UNDERWAY

It’s Sunday and the first day of players clinics and also the first day of tournament games. With a hectic schedule each morning for these clinics and then having to prepare for the games in the afternoon the players really do have to focus on the schedule for the whole day. Several of the countries now believe that there is too much for the players to attend and that they will not be educated about rest and recovery procedures at an international tournament.more

THE OYT STARTS TO GET INTO FULL SWING

It’s Saturday. The players have realized the importance of fitting the time schedules now and are becoming more focused on why they are here. Saturday saw them get to spend more time on the court at practice and for the men’s team their captain, Martin Liebregts finally arrived and now the team feels like a complete team. Coaches Lai and Poseci were able to work on their offences and defences on the wooden floor. Injuries at practice to Josefa and Jese put a scare into the camp but all will be OK for the start of games tomorrow.more

OUR BIG BASKETBALL FAMILY

Both the men’s and women’s teams are now combining as a big basketball family. On Thursday night the girls prepared and cooked dinner but on Friday it was the boy’s turn. Actually the boy’s meal was pretty good with stir fry chicken, vegetables and rice.more

IT’S FUN TO TRAVEL, BUT……

The National Youth Teams have experienced the “joys” of travel over a long distance, many for the first time, and now realize what Albert Miller was trying to tell them last week before their departure about what to do to avoid travel fatigue. The 10 hour flight from Nadi to Seoul, a 3 hour wait over and then another 3 ½ hours to Guam certainly educated the players quickly on what to do and what not to do.more

FIRST DAY FOR PRACTICE

Friday was the first practice session for both the men’s and women’s teams. The women got to practice in the new Father Duenas (FD) Secondary School Gym, named the Phoenix Centre, while the men used the old FD gym. Coach Lai and coach Poseci were glad of the opportunity to get their players onto the court and “shake out some cobwebs”. Coach Tony Thompson, who is also chairman of the organizing committee for the Guam Basketball Confederation, took time to make the players welcome and show them the facilities. The Phoenix Centre is something that Basketball Fiji would die for to have.more

GUAM WEATHER FORECAST – HOT AND HUMID!!!

All the pre-warning of the weather conditions did little to prepare the players for the heat and humidity of Guam. The 15 minute walk to the Micronesia Mall for lunch seemed to exhaust some. Lunch at the Mall proved to be a bonus as the teams got to look around at the many shops and several took the opportunity to purchase items, especially basketball shoes as these are far cheaper in Guam than back in sunny Suva.more

YOUTH TEAMS DEPART TO GUAM

The National Youth Men’s and Women’s Teams departed Suva at 2.00am on Wednesday bound for Guam and the Oceania Youth Tournament. After a four hour bus ride to Nadi, the players and staff has a welcome break at the Western Division Military Camp where men and women of the camp provided the teams with a hot drink and loads of eats, including lots of cake that the players enjoyed, even if it was only 6.00am. Then it was on to the airport to be greeted by family and friends, many of whom had travelled over from Suva. The western basketball players and families also arrived and it was a difficult task for the managers to get the attention of players to get them checked in. Fortunately all did make it onto the plane.more

BASKETBALL FIJI BUSINESS HOUSE STARTS,

Sixteen Business Houses have registered for the Mixed Business House competition this year. Games starts on Tuesday 30th September at the Vodafone Arena. Business Houses are all geared up and have been practising for the past weeks. During the competition its always nice to see managers and chief executives playing together in a court apart from being in the office glued to a computer. The atmosphere is always awesome and players get to meet people from others business. Its a great atmosphere.more

YOUTH MEDIA CONFERENCE BRINGS MUCH NEWS

Last week's media conference for the presentation of uniforms to the players in the National Youth Teams travelling to Guam this week to compete in the Ocerania Youth Tournament has brought much publicity for Basketball Fiji.more

YOUTH TEAMS PRESENT THEIR I'TATAU

The National Youth Teams presented their i'tatau to the President of the Republic of Fiji, Ratu Josefa Uluivuda Iloilo, this morning at Government House in Suva.more

SPORTS INJURY COURSE CONTINUES

Physio, Sharlene Nand continued the Sports Injury Course on Saturday with lots of practical work for the participants. Two participants from the previous session reported using the knowledged gained within days afterwards. One witnessed an accident outside his home and assisted the persons, and the other got to treat himself after being hit by a cricket ball.more

YOUTH TEAM'S UNIFORM PRESENTATION

Basketball Fiji held another media conference in Suva yesterday to present the uniforms to the players in the National Youth Teams travelling to Guam next week to compete in the Oceania Youth Tournament. Again the media of Fiji showed their support by attending and were handed a cd with the power point presentation on it.more

RAIWAI STARTS UP AGAIN

After several years in recess the Raiwai Basketball Association is starting up again after refurbishment to their indoor court at the Raiwai Youth Center. This has been made possible by the generosity of a grant from the Australian Government through the Australia-Fiji Community Justice Program.more

YOUTH TEAMS MANAGEMENT MEET

Basketball Fiji Presdient, Mr Iowane Naivalurua, has been conducting meetings each Saturday for the past 3 weeks with the management staff of the National Youth Teams as they prepare for the OYT in Guam.more

LAI LAYS DOWN THE LAW

National Youth Men's Team Coach, Lai Puamau has been "laying down the law" to his young charges during the games played against the National Men's Team these past 2 weeks. He is trying to develop their discipline on the court to handle the physicality and pressure of the senior players. And the players are responding to his call.more

YOUTH WOMEN SCRIMMAGE SENIOR TEAM

The National Youth Women's Team is going through a series of scrimmages each Tuesday against the National Women's team in preparation for the OYT in Guam in 3 weeks. The games are being played at the International Secondary School's (ISS) new gymnasium.more

PM HOSTS A MORNING TEA AGAIN

The Interim Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, must be getting used to having morning tea with players from Basketball Fiji, as on Tuesday 9th September, he again hosted a morning tea, this time for players and staff from the National Youth Teams who are travelling to Guam for the OYT.more

SPORTS INJURY COURSE A SUCCESS

Basketball Fiji's Sports Injury Course commenced on Saturday and with 40 registrations looks to be a big success. Led by local sports physiotherapist, Sharlene Nand, the participants are being taken through basic first treatments for sports injuries, that also involves practical work.more

PAST OCEANIA YOUTH TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The OYT has been conducted by FIBA Oceania since 1997. The first tournament was held here in Fiji, where both Fiji men and Fiji women won the gold medal. Since then Fiji teams have figured prominently in the finals of most tournaments. The following are the resuls of all OYT's to datemore

SPORTS INJURY COURSE COMMENCES SATURDAY

Basketball Fiji's new Sports Injury Course has attracted 35 particpants and starts with the first session this Saturday at FASANOC in Suva. The course will be led by local physiotherapist, Sharlene Nand. Sharlene was the physio with the National Women's Team to Madrid, and with Team Fiji to Samoa last year and more recently has returned from duty with Team Fiji at the Beijing Olympics. Obviously, Sharlene has heaps of experience and knowledge in the treatmet of sports injuries to share.more

AYAD Training at FIBA Oceania Office

G'day, my name is Mark Seccombe and I am thrilled to be working with FIBA Oceania and Basketball Fiji to continue the growth of basketball in Fiji.

I've heard so much about the friendly nature of the Fijian community and look forward to meeting you all very soon.more

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NEW GYMNASIUM

The students at the International Secondary School (ISS) in Suva have the best of all worlds now for indoor sports with the completion of their new gym. Basketball Fiji has the privelege of being able to use the gym for the preparation of their National Youth Teams over the next 3 weeks. The Principal of ISS, Ms Dianne Korare, has kindly allowed Basketball Fiji to use the gym on two evenings each week for the Youth Teams preparing for the Oceania Youth Tournament in Guam to play games between them and players from the Senior National Squads.more

NATIONAL YOUTH TEAMS ANNOUNCED

At a media conference in Suva this morning, the President of Basketball Fiji announced the Youth Men's and Youth Women's Teams to represent Fiji at the forthcoming Oceania Youth Tournament in Guam.
The media conference was well attanded by all the Fiji media. The decision by Basketball Fiji to supply information to the media through a media conference is becoming a very acceptable method within the media of Fiji.more

ARGENTINA WIN THE BRONZE MEDAL!

BEIJING (Olympics) – Argentina didn’t have injured star Manu Ginobili but Leonardo Gutierrez and Paolo Quinteros filled the void as the South Americans beat Lithuania to capture the Olympic bronze medal on Sunday.
With Ginobili looking on from the bench wearing a pair of jeans and an Argentina polo shirt, Gutierrez and Quinteros combined for 15 points in the first half and 22 overall in an 87-75 victory.
“With Manu out, we knew that we needed something else,” said Argentina star Luis Scola.
“I spoke to Paolo yesterday and I asked him he if he was ready and he said, ‘I'm always ready.’
“Many people don't know Leo but he has been very successful in our country, winning league titles, earning MVPs, he has been our man there.
“He was ready for the big shot. The strength that we have had in the last 10 years has been on other players stepping out in big games. Like in Athens, we had Walter Herrmann. I'm really proud of everybody."
Sergio Hernandez, the Argentina coach, beamed with pride in the press conference.
“We came in to this tournament as defending champions,” Hernandez said.
“We knew each game we have to defend that gold medal with our lives, but we know the best two teams are Spain and USA.
“To have won gold and bronze at the Olympic with the same team means a lot for a nation that has not a strong basketball tradition.
“We are not disappointed by this bronze medal but proud of what we have achieved.”more

USA MEN WIN GOLD!

BEIING (Olympics) - The United States sent their best to the Beijing Games and it’s a good thing they did because the Americans needed every weapon in their arsenal to beat Spain in the gold medal game at the Olympics.
After steamrolling the competition and charging into the final as huge favourites, Team USA had to put on an incredible shooting performance to win 118-107.
Mike Krzyzewski’s team hit a phenomenal 13 of 28 (46%) from three-point range with Dwyane Wade nailing four on the way to a game-high 27 points.
“I am proud of our guys,” Krzyzewski said.
“We played with great character in one of the great games of international basketball history, I think.
“If we didn't have great character we wouldn't have been able to beat another team that had great character.
“Spain were fabulous. Everything we did, we tried to stop them, we couldn't stop them completely and it was a great basketball game where everybody involved played at the highest level.
“It brought out the best in us. We are ecstatic about winning the gold medal."more

FINAL STANDINGS FOR WOMEN IN BEIJING

USA, Australia, Russia, China and Spain rounded out the top 5 placings for women at the Beijing Olympics. To check the final standings click on more!more

RUSSIAN WOMEN TAKE BRONZE!

BEIJING (Olympics) – Becky Hammon’s investment in Russian basketball, and the Russians’ investment in Becky Hammon paid a dividend on Saturday when the American guard scored a team-high 22 points to lead the European champions to a bronze medal.
Hammon, a CSKA Moscow playmaker who became a Russian citizen earlier this year and was then invited into the national team, poured in 11 in the first half as Russia built a 52-39 lead by the break.
Igor Grudin’s team went in front by as many as 19 in the third quarter, and though the Chinese managed to cut the deficit to 11 in the third and fourth quarters, they got no closer.
Hammon, the most talked about Russian in the build-up to the Olympics, will return home on Sunday – to Texas – where she will resume her WNBA campaign with San Antonio.more

USA WOMEN WIN GOLD!

BEIJING (Olympics) – The United States tore apart Australia 92-65 on Saturday to capture their fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal.
The Americans, who settled for a bronze at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, hit back with a vengeance this summer by routing all of their opponents at the Beijing Games.
The USA women have now won 33 games in a row at the Olympics with gold medal wins over Australia in Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004).
USA great Lisa Leslie, who didn’t play at the World Championship in Brazil, returned to the national squad this year and has now joined Teresa Edwards as only the second basketball player to win four consecutive gold medalsmore

MEN'S SEMI FINALS BEIJING

BEIJING (Olympics) - The No 1 team on FIBA World rankings – USA – will take on the reigning FIBA World Champions – Spain – for the Olympic men’s basketball gold.
That was the script laid out after USA steamrollered defending Olympics gold medalists Argentina 101-81 and Spain scraped from the bottom of their reserves to stop a resourceful Lithuania 91-86 in the semi-finals on Friday.
For USA, the win meant avenging their semi-final loss to Argentina at Athens Olympics four years ago and an attempt to regain the gold they last won at Sydney 2000.
And for Spain it marked their first entry into the Olympic final in 24 years.
The last time Spain entered the final was at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, when they lost 65-96 to the USA. And more recently USA defeated 119-82.
Lithuania get an opportunity to return to the podium playing their fifth successive bronze medal play-off, while Argentina will hope they don’t return empty handed. Lithuania had last won a bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
The final and the bronze play-off are slated for Sunday, hours before the Closing Ceremony.more

THE OLYMPIC BASKETBALL VENUE

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Location: Wukesong Culture and Sports Center
Total land surface: 168,000 sqm
Groundbreaking date: March 29, 2005
Spectator Capacity: 18.000
The Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium, is the venue for the Olympic basketball preliminaries and finals.
For the first time basketball will be able to stay in one building from the start of the basketball tournaments until their end, as in previous Olympics basketball always had to move from a smaller building used for the Preliminary Round to a bigger building as of the Quarter Final Rounds. The public demand for tickets is so huge, that the 18.000 seat capacity already seems to be not sufficient to scope with the ticket requests.more

WOMEN'S SEMI FINALS BEIJING

It's official now, an Opals and USA final!
BEIJING (Olympics) - Defending Olympic champions USA and FIBA World Champions Australia set up their third successive clash for the women’s basketball gold medal on Thursday.
USA have beaten Australia in the finals of both the previous Olympics. They won 73-64 at Athens 2004 and 76-54 at Sydney 2000.
USA struggled initially, but brooked no answers once they found their rhythm, to beat EuroBasket 2007 winners Russia 67-52. Australia followed suit dashing a billion hopes while overpowering hosts China 90-56.
The finals and the bronze medal play-off are scheduled for Saturday, the penultimate day of the Olympics.
An Australia-USA final has been one of the best made predictions of this Olympics itself.
And both the coaches were aware of the task ahead.
“All of the media’s been talking about USA-Australia since the Diamond Ball tournament,” USA coach Anne Donovan said.
“We’ve done our job to get there and I know both teams will come out and play hard and it’ll be a great match.”
“For anyone to beat Team USA with the depth they have, we are going to have to produce our ‘A’ game of the tournament without question,” Australia coach Jan Stirling said.more

NSSBL CHAMPIONSHIPS DECIDED FOR 2008

On Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th the 2008 Championships were played in Suva. On Tuesday rain forced the tournament to be split between Suva Grammar covered court and Marist Brother High School's Lambert Hall. It was all Master Joe Tamani's fault actually as early in the
morning he forecast that it would not rain (something to do with the wind in some direction). Fortunately his refereeing decisions are far better.more

MEN'S QUARTERFINAL ROUND-UP

BEIJING (Olympics) - Defending Olympic gold medalists Argentina and Greece played out an epic encounter before the former scraped through 80-78 by the proverbial whisker to enter the semi-finals of the Olympic men’s basketball competition on Wednesday.
Team USA, meanwhile, made up in defense for their early struggle in shooting to power past FIBA Oceania champions Australia 116-85.
On Friday, Argentina will take on the USA in a repeat of the semi-final clash at Athens four years ago, which the Argentines had won 89-81.
The other semi-final will feature 2006 FIBA World Champions Spain against Lithuania.
Spain mauled Croatia 72-59 and Lithuania dashed the Chinese hopes outplaying the hosts 94-68.more

Donovan believes Opals good even without Taylor

BEIJING (Olympics) – The Australians rolled up another big win on Tuesday at the Olympics by thrashing the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals but it came at a cost with Opals forward Penny Taylor spraining her ankle in the second half.
Taylor is now a big doubt for the Aussies’ semi-final against China and depending on the severity of the injury could miss the potential gold-medal game against the United States.
I'm not even thinking about Australia,” Donovan said after her team’s 104-60 quarter-final win over Korea.
“If anyone starts thinking ahead we are in trouble.
“We know that our next game is the most difficult.”more

WOMEN'S QUARTERFINAL ROUND-UP

BEIJING (Olympics) - One fantastic rally, three lop-sided results and a serious injury to a leading player. That summed up Tuesday’s action in the Olympic women’s basketball quarter-finals.
Russia staged a fantastic rally to down Spain 84-65 in a repeat result of last year’s EuroBasket final to complete the semi-final line-up after Team USA had led a series of lop-sided results in the other quarter-final games.
USA were as solid as ever in their 104-60 triumph over against FIBA Asia champions Korea after hosts China began the day powering past EuroBasket 2007 bronze medalists Belarus 77-62.
2006 FIBA World Champions Australia mauled former EuroBasket champions Czech Republic 79-46, but their key player Penny Taylor suffered an injury which put a question mark on her appearance in the semi-finals.
Thursday’s semi-finals will pit Australia against China and Russia against USA.more

MEN'S STANDING AFTER DAY FIVE

In group A Lithuania, Argentina, Croatia and Australia advance to the quarter finals and in group B it is USA, Spain, Greece and China.

Russia, Iran, Germany and Angola bow out after 5 solid days of competition.more

MEN'S DAY FIVE BEIJING

The biggest upset on day 5 in Beijing was undoubtedly the win by Australia over their nemisis Lithuania, by a mammoth margin of 106-75. This places Australia in fourth position in group A at the end of the preliminary rounds and they now face off against the USA in the quarter finals. In other games yesterday Croatia beat Iran 91-57, Greece downed hosts China 91-77, Spain accounted for Angola 98-50, the USA thrashed Germany 106-57 and Argentina continued Russia's dismal performance at these games by defeating them 91-79.more

NSSBL 2008 CHAMPIONSHIPS

The NSSBL 2008 Championships get under way tomorrow (Tuesday 19th) at Suva Grammar courts starting with the under 15 girls games and leading up to the under 19 games for girls and boys. The finals will be played on Wednesday at the same venue. Unfortunately this year (as for last year) the Vodafone Arena was unavailable.more

SHOOTATHON RAISES FUNDS

The National Youth Squads held a Shootathon on Saturday at the Raiwaqa court to raise funds for the trip to Guam to compete in the Oceania Youth Tournament in late September. The morning session started at 7.00am and comprised a variety of shooting competitions devised by Youth Men's Coach, Lai Puamau. While it was competitive, the players also had lots of fun and enjoyment. The hard working mothers provided lots of goodies to eat and parents came to watch their children and also to buy food.more

WOMEN'S STANDINGS AFTER DAY FIVE

Australia and the USA finished on top of their respective groups after the completion of the preliminary rounds in Beijing. Russia finished second behind the Aussies and host country China came in second in group B.
This brings the following games for the quarter finals to be played on Tuesday.
China vs Belarus, Australia vs Czech Republic, USA vs Korea and Russia vs Spain.more

WOMEN'S DAY FIVE BEIJING

BEIJING (Olympics) - FIBA Asia champions Korea hung on grimly to ward off a fourth quarter rally and eked out a 72-68 win over Latvia to clinch the fourth quarter-final berth from Group A in the Olympic women’s basketball competition on Sunday.
In other action, 2006 FIBA World Champions Australia beat EuroBasket 2007 winners Russia 75-55 and South American outfit Brazil ensured they didn’t draw a blank by upsetting EuroBasket 2007 bronze medalists Belarus 68-53. Despite the defeat there was no change in Belarus’ third-place finish in the group.
Group B games saw USA win with ease over New Zealand, and Spain gave Mali a basketball lesson winning 79-47. China finiished second in their group at th end of the preliminary round by accounting for the Czech Republic 79-63.more

MEN'S DAY FOUR BEIJING

Beijing (Olympics) - Lithuania continued their unbeaten run in Group A of the Olympic men’s basketball competition with a comeback, but confident, 86-73 win over Croatia on Saturday.
FIBA Oceania champions Australia, meanwhile, upset the applecart of EuroBasket 2007 winners Russia with a dominant 95-80 triumph. The result virtually sealed the Boomers’ place in the last eight and left Russia in the lurch.
Defending Olympic gold medalists Argentina posted their third win in four games – in the process handing down FIBA Asia champions Iran their fourth defeat in as many games – with a 97-82 victory.
In group B games, USA easily accounted for Spain 119-82 while Greece did similar to Angola winning 102-61. China and Germany had a much closer encounter with the host country eventally winning 59-55 in a low scoring clash.more

WOMEN'S DAY FOUR BEIJING

BEIJING (Olympics) - FIBA World Champions Australia and EuroBasket 2007 winners Russia set up a clash for the Group A toppers position, scoring their fourth win on the trot in the Olympic women’s basketball competition on Friday.
Australia defeated Latvia 96-73, while Russia dashed the hopes of Brazil with a 74-64 win. Sunday’s clash between the two will be a repeat of the 2006 FIBA World Championship final, which the Opals won 91-74.
In the third game on Friday, FIBA Asia champions Korea raced ahead very early in the game against EuroBasket 2007 bronze medalists Belarus, but after that went into a shell. Belarus won 63-53.
In group B games, USA easily accounted for Spain 93-55, China did similar to Mali 69-48 and New Zealand were handed a solid defeat by the Czech Republic 90-59more

MEN'S DAY THREE BEIJING

BEIJING (Olympics) - In group A Lithuania warded off a Russian rally to beat the EuroBasket 2007 champions 86-79 and post their third win on the trot in Group A preliminary league in the Olympic men’s basketball competition on Wednesday.
Defending Olympic gold medalists Argentina, meanwhile, played a solid game and led throughout to beat Croatia 77-53 and put their campaign back on rails. FIBA Oceania champions Australia defeated FIBA Asia Champions Iran 106-68 for their first win in the competition. Iran are now winless from their three games.
In group B star-studded USA and 2006 FIBA World Champions Spain posted their wins in as many games and shared the top spot in Group B in the Olympic men’s basketball competition on Thursday.
The two match wits on Saturday in what should decide the Group B toppers.
USA avenged their 2006 FIBA World Championship semifinal defeat by beating Greece 92-69 and Spain overcame a first quarter deficit to beat European rivals Germany 72-59.
In the other game of the day, center Yao Ming played true to form and fame as hosts China rolled past FIBA Africa champions Angola 75-68.more

WOMEN'S DAY THREE BEIJING

BEIJING (Olympics) - EuroBasket 2007 winners Russia and 2006 FIBA World Champions Australia took decisive steps towards a place in the quarterfinals of the Olympic women’s basketball competition on Wednesday in group A.
Russia pulled away from an equal first two quarters to down Belarus 71-65 and Australia brooked no challenge from their rivals and beat Korea 90-62.
It was the third win from as many games for both Russia and Australia in the Group A preliminary league.
In group B defending gold medalists the USA scored a rousing 97-41 over FIBA Africa champions Mali in the Olympic women’s basketball competition on Wednesday. The USA have so far won all their three outings, while Mali have lost all their three.
In other games in Group B, hosts China powered their way past New Zealand 80-63 and EuroBasket 2007 silver medalists Spain overcame initial hiccups to beat the Czech Republic 74-55.
In the other game of the day, Latvia snatched victory from jaws of defeat, eking out a 79-78 win over Brazil.more

NSSBL RESULTS FOR SATURDAY 9TH

Clear and sunny skies in Suva allowed for a complete round to be played on Saturday and even allowed for some outstanding games to be caught up. With the National Championships due for the 19th and 20th (during the first week of the August school holidays) teams are working hard to catch up on all outstanding games.more

MEN'S DAY TWO IN BEIJING

Zoran Planinic announced his abilities in grand style to steer Croatia to an 85-78 win over EuroBasket 2007 champions Russia on the second day of the Olympic men’s basketball competition on Tuesday.
In other Group A action, Lithuania overcame a first quarter deficit to down FIBA Asia champions Iran 99-67 and 2004 Athens Olympics gold medalists Argentina defeated FIBA Oceania champions Australia 85-68.
FIBA World Champions Spain rose like the proverbial Phoenix to beat hosts China 85-75 in Overtime, in a spectacular Group B clash in the Olympic men’s basketball competition on Tuesday.
Team USA, meanwhile, had no trouble whatsoever in quashing FIBA Africa champions Angola 97-76.
In the other game of the day, Greece played some fantastic defense to curb their rival mainstays and defeated Germany 87-64.more

DAY TWO FOR WOMEN IN BEIJING

BEIJING (Olympics) - In group A games, Suzy Batkovic scored seven of her 10 points in the final moments as Australia dashed the Brazilian hopes and posted an 80-65 win in the Olympic women’s basketball competition on Monday. The win was the 2006 FIBA World Champions’ second in as many outings.

In other Group A action, EuroBasket 2007 champions Russia scrambled past FIBA Asia champions Korea 77-72 and Belarus bounced back into contention beating Latvia 79-57. Belarus, thus recorded their first Olympic win while denying Latvia theirs. Russia posted their second win from as many matches, while Korea are locked 1-1 after beating Brazil in Overtime on Saturday. Latvia lost to Russia on Saturday.more

DAY ONE FOR MEN IN BEIJING

BEIJING (Olympics) - EuroBasket 2007 bronze medalists Lithuania, aiming to regain a spot on the Olympic medals podium, notched the first ‘upset’ result of the Olympic men’s basketball competition defeating defending Olympic gold medalists Argentina 79-75 at the Wukesong Arena on Sunday.

In other Group A action on the opening day of the men’s competition, JR Holden celebrated his 32nd birthday in style steering Russia past a defiant Iran 71-49 as Croatia beat down a fourth quarter rally by FIBA Oceania champions Australia to win 97-82.more

BEIJING OLYMPICS UNDER WAY

For basketball fans in Fiji and around the world the long awaited basketball tournament at the Beijing Olympic Games is under way. On day one it was women's day and the 12 teams are most likely happy to now have their first game out of the way and hopefully all nerves will have settled. Fiji fans will be interested to follow the Oceania representatives in Australia and New Zealand in the women's division as well as the results of Spain and Brazil whom they played recently in Madrid. We will also be interested to follow the results of Australia in the men's division.more

THIS WEEKS RESULTS FOR NSSBL

In short there are no results as Saturday's games were washed out in the morning and the day's competition cancelled. Now the NSSBL Committee will have to find time to fit these games into the period between now and mid August.more

Jacksonless Opals sweep world number four Brazil

SYDNEY (Friendly game) - The Australian Defence Force Opals have swept their two-game international series against Brazil after recording an 85-62 victory over the world number four at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Wednesday night, despite the absence of superstar Lauren Jackson.
Jackson was forced out of the game after pulling up with soreness in her right ankle following the team’s morning training session. She underwent a precautionary MRI for what was later diagnosed as an anterior impingement and will follow a course of rest and anti-inflamatories. She is expected to be fit to play when the Opals take part in the FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament in Haining, China starting on August 3 with their clash against the host nation.more

NSSBL DRAW FOR SATURDAY 2ND AUGUST

This week the NSSBL heads into its 3rd week and by now the teams are starting to sort themselves out for possible places in the semi finals in a few weeks time.
In under 15 girls SJS 1 are on top and in the under 15 boys there is a tie bewteen MBHS 1 and YSS. The under 17 girls divsion has another tie between LDS and SJS 1, while in the boys under 17 age group MBHS 1 and GHS are tied. The under 19 boys sees another tie with YSS and MBHS 1 while the under 19 girls division gets under way this week.more

BASKETBALL FIJI ANNOUNCES COURSES

Basketball Fiji has announced the courses to be conducted for the remainder of 2008. These involve courses on Sports Injuries and Coaching. Further announcements will be made in relation to courses for referees, score table officials and administrators.more

WHIPPY JOINS LIU COACHING STAFF

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Long Island University head women’s basketball coach Gail Striegler has completed her staff, adding several coaches with local ties. Striegler has named Cassie Glasrud, John Olenowski and Destiney Avent as assistant coaches. In addition, former Long Island guard Mikaelar Whippy has been appointed to the position of director of basketball operations.more

NSSBL RESULTS SAT 26TH JULY

No rain this week to dampen the spirits of the teams. The NSSBL Committee enforced the rules of the competition by starting games on basketball time, not Fiji time and so the long day's program was completed on schedule.more

NSSBL DRAW FOR THIS WEEK

Round 2 of the NSSBL will be played this Saturday. The games will start off with the under 19 boys games that were postponed from last Saturday due to rain.more

FUND RAISING EFFORTS ARE HARD WORK !!

The National Youth Squads Fund Raising Committee are hard at work trying to raise funds to assist the teams travelling to the Oceania Youth Tournament in Guam in September. The Committee, made up of the Squad Managers and several parents, have tried many ideas to raise funds.more

NSSBL RESULTS WEEK 1

The National Secondary Schools Basketball League got under way on Saturday and despite threatening rain we managed to get all but the under 19 boys games completed before it started to rain and make the courts far too slippery. Here are the results.more

SECONDARY SCHOOLS LEAGUE STARTS TOMORROW

After last weeks postponement due to our venue being cancelled at the last moment, the Secondary Schools League will start tomorrow at the Suva Grammar courts.more

VALERIE NAINIMA CHANGES COLLEGES

All of Valerie Nainima's fans around Oceania will be interested to learn that Val has changed colleges recently. Prompted by the departure of Long Island Universty (LIU)long time coach, Stephanie Gaitley, Val started looking for a larger college in a higher standard league to gain more exposure to talent scouts. She chose the University of South Carolina (USC).more

BASKETBALL FIJI CELEBRATES !!

On Saturday night Basketball Fiji hosted the Gold Medal winning women's and men's teams from the Pacific Games last year and also the history making women's team that recently competed in the FIBA Pre-Olympic Tournament for Women in Madrid, Spain at a social function among friends and relativesmore

ONLY IN FIJI !!!

The Secondary Schools League that was due to commence on Saturday was forced to be postponed due to our venue booking being cancelled only hours before the first game.more

SECONDARY SCHOOLS LEAGUE KICKS OFF FOR 2008

The Secondary Schools League for 2008 commences this weekend in Suva with 20 boys and 18 girls teams competing. These teams represent 7 schools around Suva and the League will be played in 3 age groups of 19 and under, 17 and under and 15 and under. This is a change from last year where the age groups were all under the respective age. This decision was made to accommodate the older players at the schools.more

BASKETBALL FIJI VACANT POSITIONS

Nominations are being sought by BASKETBALL FIJI for the following positions on the National Program Committee (NPC).
1. ►Chairperson (Planning Coordinator)
2. ►Publicity Coordinator
3. ►Financial Co-ordinatormore

BASKETBALL ATTENDS FASANOC WORKSHOP

Members of Basketball Fiji attended a 2 day workshop this past weekend held by FASANOC at the 5 star luxury resort, "Outrigger on the Lagoon" at Sigatoka. Basketball was represented at the workshop by President Mr Iowane Naivalurua, Secretary Mrs Caroline Whippy and National Director of Coaching, Mr Stuart Manwaring.more

Possible $15,000 grant avaible from FIBA Oceania

FIBA Oceania may have access to a 2009 grant for women, and just one island federation will get it all!

The funding could be worth approximately $15,000.00AUD, and will be given to just one Basketball federation in the zone.

FIBA Oceania is inviting interested island Federations in the zone to complete the application form for the 2009 funding.

If successful, the grant must be used for the employment of a female basketball development officer for a 12 month period.

FIBA Oceania will have a strong influence in the selection of the development officer, the formulation of the work program and the monitoring of the program.

Closing date for applications from the federations is 31st July 2008. No late nominations will be accepted.

Go to the FIBA Oceania website to download the application form. Any questions about the application should be emailed to Judy Smith on judy@fibaoceania.commore

SPAIN STARS HONOUR FIJI PLAYERS

Spain's Amaya Valdermoro and Anna Montanana are two super stars in the Europe Leagues and yet were only too willing to share some time with their counterparts from Fiji before the team left Madrid to return home.more

BASKETBALL FIJI MOVES FORWARD

Basketball Fiji continues to move forward with the new BF Committee conducting 3 meetings during this quarter and implementing plans for their future. One important decision is the adoption of roles and responsibilities for all Committee members to ensure efficiency of operation.more

PUTTING IT ALL IN PERSPECTIVE

Some 15 years ago when Australia was ranked 3rd or 4th in the world and they played against New Zealand, the Tall Ferns were beaten by around 70 points. In Spain when Fiji played aginst the 4th and 5th ranked teams, Fiji was beaten by around 70 points.more

BASKETBALL IS A SPECTACLE!!

Apart from the usual cheering, clapping and stamping of feet, the games at the FIBA Pre-Olympic Tournament for Women in Madrid, Spain brought colour of a typical island flavour. No, it wasn't Fiji supporters but those from Senegal and Brazil. The colour and the noise from the several drummers and horn blowers was entertaining but also deafening if you happened to be sitting in front of them.more

FIJI FEELS AT HOME IN THE FIBA FAMILY

During the Women's Team time in Spain atending the Pre-Olympic Tournament, several FIBA personnel went out of their way to make the Fijians feel at home. As minnows at the tournament, not to mention their first time to ever attend such an event, everyone made us all feel like we belonged from the beginning.more

GIRLS - START YOUR DIET NOW!

The Fiji Women's Team returned home much heavier and plumper than when they left due to the excessive amount of food available in their two residences in Spain. Seriously though, the food was both plentiful and delicisious. Being Fijians obviously their plates were often filled to the brim and when one looked across at the teams from Japan and Chinese Taipai and saw the miniscule amount of food on their plates, it seemed like the Fijians had never been fed before.more

THE PARTY DOESN'T STOP

The Fiji Women's Basketball Team continued to receive official recognition this past week with a Mayoral reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Suva, Councillor Ratu Peni Volavola at the Mayoral Chambers on Friday evening. The function was prompted by Councillor Tevita Tuimabualau who is also President of the Raiwaqa Basketball Association.more

MINISTERIAL WELCOME HOME FOR FIJI TEAM

The Fiji Women's Basketball Team was welcomed back into Fiji on Saturday 14th by the Minister of Health and Social Welfare and dignitories from Airports Fiji Ltd. Fijians know how to party and so even at 5.30am when the team arrived, a reception was held at which the traditional tanoa of kava was served.more

You did the Oceania zone proud!

FIBA Oceania Secretary General Steve Smith would like to congratulate all the players and staff of the Fiji women's team who have just returned from Spain.

"Your courage and commitment made us all very proud of you. While visiting Vanuatu, the Solomons and Papua New Guinea over the past few weeks, basketball people in all those countries commented how proud they were of 'their' Fiji team.more

FIJI MAKE A VALIANT EFFORT

(Madrid Tuesday 10th June) The Fiji Women’s Basketball Team gave a valiant effort in today’s game against the number 4th ranked team in the World, Brazil. While the final score of Brazil 125 to Fiji’s 45 was a good indication of the difference in the standard of the two teams, it does not reflect the tireless effort of the much smaller Fijians throughout the game. With Brazil clearly targeting Valerie Nainima as their main threat and forcing her to take shots under pressure, it was left to the younger brigade of Letava Whippy and Ofa Moce to step up and make some points.more

FIJI GO DOWN FIGHTING TO SPAIN

(Madrid Monday 9th June) As expected the Spanish Women’s Team had a comfortable victory over Fiji in the first game of the FIBA Pre-Olympic Tournament for Women, played at Telfonica Arena in Madrid today. A small but vocal crowd of under 1,000 people watched the minnows from the South Pacific take on world ranked number 5 team in Spain in a true “baptism of fire”. The final score of 113 to 42 was reflective of the difference in playing standard, speed, strength and size of the teams. However, to the credit of the Fijians they did not give up at any time and as FIBA President, Mr Bob Elphinston told the players following the game – “it was so pleasing to see you all fight through to the very end”. He also said that to his knowledge Fiji was the smallest country to ever have competed at a world FIBA event and this was a credit to all that had made this possible.more

FIJI WOMEN DEFEAT LOCAL CLUB POZUELO

Madrid Saturday 7th June) Last night in a game against the local club Pozuelo, the Fiji Women’s team enjoyed their first win on this tour. Club Pozuelo plays in the 1st division of the national competition (which is two levels below the professional Spanish League) and are the current Madrid women’s champions. While the game never reached any great heights in standard, it did give the Fijian team a chance to get on the court and go through their offences and defences.more

FIJI WOMEN CONDUCT CLINIC FOR COLLEGE ARISTOS

(Madrid Friday 6th June) The Fiji Women’s Team decided to contribute to the College to return a favour for the excellent hospitality that the College has provided over the past days. In arrangement with the basketball coach at the College, the girls conducted clinics for 3 groups for 45 minutes. The groups were 5 and 6 year old boys and girls, 7 and 8 year old boys and 7 and 8 year old girls. The Fiji team conducted a session on skills for about 20 minutes and then had the kids play (and the players joined in the games).more

BUENAS DIAZ FROM SPAIN!

(Madrid Wednesday 4th June) The Fiji Women’s Basketball Team arrived in Madrid, Spain last night after a long and gruelling journey from Suva. With some 30 hours of travel, including two bus trips, 3 flights and transit time in Los Angeles and London the whole party finally arrived in Madrid. The trip was not without its problems. With the team travelling on from Los Angeles in two groups, the first group arrived in Madrid to find that the rest had missed the London connection due to a late departure from LA. This resulted in this group not arriving at the accommodation until 11.00pm. On top of this the majority of players and staff had their baggage delayed and at this time we are still trying to find some 8 bags (one bag was reportedly found in Egypt?).more

APOLOGIES

The Fiji Women's Team have arrived back in Suva after their trip to Spain, tired but filled with wonderful stories.
To all our website visitors we have to apologise for not being able to update our news while in Madrid due to technical problems in acessing our website. While the stories were written daily we could not get on however we tried. Technology is wonderful, when it works! Please read our stories and experiences as we go through the next few days.more

Follow the girls in Spain.

Click on the link www.madrid2008.fiba.com and you will be able to see all the game results, interviews and pictures from the FIBA pre-Olympic Qualification events in Spain.more

FIJI MICKAELAR - THE WAY FORWARD!!!!

FJI – Mickaelar Whippy: `This is a stepping stone for Fiji – we can only go forward’
MADRID (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women) - Fiji received a dream opportunity to play at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Madrid this week, and that means Mickaelar Whippy has a chance to show off your smooth ball-handling skills.more

AYAD for Fiji selected

FIBA Oceania is pleased to announce that 24 year old Mark Seccombe, from Sydney, has been chosen as the AYAD candidate (Australian Youth Ambassador for Development)for the Fiji assignment, due to commence in September 2008 for a 12 month period.

Mark comes to the position with plenty of playing and coaching experience,as well as a University degree in Exercise and Sports Science.more

VODAFONE SPONSOR FIJI WOMEN'S TEAM

The Manager Corporate Affairs of Vodafone Fiji Ltd, Mr Shailendra Prasad, together with Vodafone's Sposorship Manager, Mr Liga Gukisuva, today handed over the Fiji Women's Team uniforms to be worn in Spain at the FIBA Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women next month. The occasion was attended by the management and players of the team, as well as several media personnel.more

WOMEN PRESENT AITATAU TO THE PRESIDENT OF FIJI

Head of Delegation, Brigadier Iowane Naivalurua presented the “tatau” on behalf of the Fiji Womens Basketball team, to the President of the Republic of Fiji, Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu at Government House today. The occasion was attended by team management and the players as well as staff of the Basketball Fiji office in Suva. In response, the President replied that he wished the team well in Spainmore

THE PM SHOUTS MORNING TEA

The Interim Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama invited members of the National Women's Team who are heading for Madrid, Spain next week to morning tea at the Government Offices on Monday. The Interim Prime Minister was impressed that a small country like Fiji was playing off for a place at Beijing and in a team sport at that.more

Oceania says GOOD LUCK FIJI

As the time draws near for the Fiji National Women's team to fly to Spain, on behalf of all Oceania Basketball Federations, teams and members, we wish the team the very BEST OF LUCK.

We are all so very proud of you, and we know that you will be excellent ambassadors for Fiji and Oceania Basketball.more

Women's Basketball Initative in 3 countries

The Women's Basketball initiative conducted recently in Suva has also been held in PNG and the Solomon Islands. Funded in each country by the Australian High Commission, FIBA Oceania's Judy Smith presents her report on the 3 programs.more

Fiji aim to upset Brazil

SUVA (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women) - Fiji coach Michael Whippy has insisted that his team could spring the biggest upset in women’s international basketball history when they take on Brazil at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Madrid.more

FIJI NAMES THE TEAM FOR MADRID

At the media conference in Suva this morning Coach Michael Whippy named the 12 players who will represent Fiji at the FIBA Pre-Olympic Tournament for Women in Madrid Spain from 9th to 15 June. In opening the conference, Basketball Fiji President, Mr Iowane Naivalurua commented that this was an historic occasion for basketball in Fiji and that it will be an experience that the selected players will remember for a long time. In closing the conference the President of FASANOC, My Vidhya Lakhan, charged the players with taking Fiji sport to another level and stressed the need for the players to represent Fiji well, both on and off the court.more

BF Management Committee name HOD to Madrid

Last Saturday at the first meeting of the newly elected Fiji Basketball Federation Management Committee,the committee unanimously selected their new President, Mr Iowane Naivalurua, as the Head of Delegation to accompany the National Women's Team to Madrid in early June for the FIBA Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women. With a new Development Plan in place for Basketball Fiji, Mr Naivalurua is keen to meet with officials from FIBA and other particpating countries to gain insight into the future for basketball in Fiji. Mr Naivalurua will be joined in Madrid by FASANOC Secretary General, Mt Atma Maharaj, who will attend the tournament on his way back to Fiji from Scotland.more

Nainima and Mutekanga Garner Athlete of the Year R

, N.Y. – Long Island University sophomore women’s basketball standout Valerie Nainima (Suva, Fiji) earned Female Athlete of the Year honors, while sophomore Julius Mutekanga (Fort Portal, Uganda) of the men’s track and field team earned Male Athlete of the Year honors at the school’s annual athletics awards banquet, held Wednesday evening at the Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center.more

Results of the Draw for the Beijing 2008 Olympics

GENEVA/BEIJING (Olympics) - FIBA, in cooperation with the Chinese Basketball Association, hosted today in Beijing the draws for the 2008 Olympic Basketball Tournaments that will be played from 9th to 24th August 2008.
The draws took place in the Olympic basketball venue, the brand new 18.000-seat Wukesong Indoor Stadium, coinciding with the meeting of the FIBA Central Board and during the final competition day of the Good Luck Beijing Test Event for Women.
The qualified teams, both men and women, have been drawn into two groups of six teams each with the assistance of three-time Olympic Champion Lisa Leslie of the USA, Olympic Silver medallist Nathalie Porter from Australia, and Chinese stars Whang Zhi Zhi and Sui Feifei.
Please find below the result of the draw, as well as the complete event schedule.more

WOMEN IN SPORT PROGRAM A HUGE SUCCESS

The Australian Sport Outreach Program’s “Women in Sport Program”, sponsored by the Australian High Commission in Suva, was held last week and proved to be a huge success with over 265 young girls, youth and women attending. The Vodafone Arena was alive and jumping from Wednesday to Friday from 1.00 to 8.00pm each day. NBDO Fanny Simpson was delighted with the outcome.more

BASKETBALL FIJI AGM BRINGS IN NEW COMMITTEE

Yesterday's AGM for Basketball Fiji saw a new Committee elected to take basketball forward during the next 2 years. Newly elected President, Iowane Naivalurua, stated that basketball was entering an exciting period and future and that we had not capitalised on the recent successes at the Pacific Games (2 gold medals) and the achievement of the National Women's Team to qualify for the Pre-Olympic Tournament in Madrid and the establishment of the NDP. He also stated that basketball will not grow stronger unless the local associations conducted regular competitions.more

USP TO FURTHER ASSIST BASKETBALL IN 2009

The students from the University of the South Pacific Exercise Physiology Course who form the NDP Assessment Team for Basketball Fiji in 2008 will move onto their year 3 course in 2009. Basketball Fiji will work with the faculty of Science and Technology to provide valuable practical experience for these students during 2009.more

FIJI THROWN INTO FIRST GAME IN MADRID

The Fiji Women's Team will not have any time to become accustomed to the atmosphere of playing in an international arena or to get the feel of the standard of play at this level of competition as they have been scheduled to play the host country Spain in the very first game of the Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women in Madrid, Spain on the 9th June.more

NATIONAL WOMEN PLAYER PROFILES 8

Good things come in small parcels - just ask Seini and Natashamore

NATIONAL WOMEN PLAYER PROFILES 7

It's the "netball twins" - Lusi and Matilamore

HUNGRY YAAR!

NO, IT IS NOT AN ADVERT FOR "CHOW NOODLES" BUT IN FACT ABOUT REAL FOOD. TOMORROW (SATURDAY) THE NATIONAL YOUTH SQUAD'S FUND RAISING COMMITTEE WILL BE HAVING A FOOD STALL AT THE MH SUPERMAKET AT FLAGSTAFF. THERE WILL BE CAKES AND ALL SORTS OF GOOD THINGS TO EAT SO COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THE YOUTH SQUADS AS THEY RAISE FUNDS TO ATTEND THE OCEANIA YOUTH TOURNAMENT IN GUAM.more

NATIONAL WOMEN PLAYER PROFILES 6

Here is the Texas connection - Helen and the Kiwi gal, Letava.more

NATIONAL WOMEN PLAYER PROFILES 5

Continuing on with Alisi and Buloumore

Whippy Earns Spot on NACDA Scholar-Athlete Team

NACDA Scholar-Athlete Team
Brooklyn, N.Y. - Long Island University senior women’s basketball player Mikaelar Whippy (Suva, Fiji) was named to the 2008 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Division I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Team. Whippy, an economics major with a 3.67 grade point average, earned an honorable mention.more

Nainima Named to All-Met First Team

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Long Island University sophomore Valerie Nainima (Suva, Fiji) was named to the 2007-08 All-Met First Team by the National Invitation Tournament and the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Nainima, also an All-Northeast Conference First Team selection, averaged 20.4 points per game to rank 10th in the nation.more

NATIONAL WOMEN PLAYER PROFILES 4

Here are Mikaelar and Mareta!more

FIJI CLEAN SWEEPS THE SERIES AGAINST WELLINGTON

The Fiji Women's basketball team made a clean sweep of the series against the visiting Wellington Invitational Team by winning game 3 by 100 - 66 at the Vodafone Arena on Saturday morning. A game high score of 31 points from Fiji's Helen Roden and supported with 29 points from Valerie Nainima gave the home team a huge scoring advantage.more

IT COULD ONLY HAPPEN IN FIJI!!!

Disaster has struck the 3 game series between the Fiji Women's Team and the visiting Wellington Invitational Team. During last night's game the power was blacked out at the Tattersalls Leisure Center, causing the abandonment of the game. This morning (Friday) even worse news was received in the form that the Fiji Electricity Authority would cut all power to the whole Suva area from 11.00am Saturday until 12.00am Sunday, therefore cancelling Saturday night's scheduled third game. However, not all is lost as Fijians are a resilient lot and Coach Michael Whippy has found a way around the problem.more

NATIONAL YOUTH SQUADS START FUND RAISING

The National Youth Squad Managers, Rosie Taito (Women) and Mere Ritova (Men) will be co-chairpersons of a new committee formed to assist in the fund raising for the National Youth Teams that will travel to Guam in September to compete in the Oceania Youth Basketball Tournament.more

Youth Tournament Newsletter

FIBA Oceania have sent a newsletter with the latest information about the 2008 Youth Tournament to all Federations.

Players, parents, coaches and referees can download their own copy of the "Hafa Adai" newsletter by clicking on 'more'.more

FIJI TAKES GAME ONE - 96 - 68

The Fiji Women's Team defeated the Wellington Invitational Team last night at the Tattersalls Leisure Centre in Suva in the opening game of their three match series. The game was played at a fast pace throughout and produced some rising stars for the future of Fiji basketball.more

NATIONAL SQUADS COMPLETE FITNESS TESTS

The National Women’s Squad and the National Youth Women’s and Men’s Squads completed their latest fitness tests on Saturday 5th March with some outstanding results recorded. The tests were handled by the new NDP Assessment Team, who were impressed with the way the players approached the testing.more

BASKETBALL ASSESSMENT TEAM STARTS OPERATIONS

Basketball Fiji’s National Development Program (NDP) has received a major boost with the recruitment of 13 students from the Bachelor of Science in Sports Science program at the University of the South Pacific to join their NDP Assessment team. These 13 students completed their first assignment on Saturday by conducting the fitness tests for the National Youth Men’s and Women’s Squads and the National Women’s Squad.more

BASKETBALL FIJI RELEASES TALANOA

Basketball Fiji has release the first issue of their newsletter, TALANOA. TALANO in the Fiji language means "spreading and sharing the news", and this is what the newsletter will do for Basketball Fiji.more

WHIPPY WILL USE HIS ACES

National women's basketball coach Michael Whippy will have his aces for the match against a Wellington side on Tuesday. The arrival this weekend of the four USA based players and the two players based in New Zealand will provide a solid base for next weeks games.more

NATIONAL WOMEN ARE IN THE SWIM

National Women's Basketball Strength Coach, Della Shaw, has the women's squad at the Aquatic Center early every Saturday morning the for core strength work and recovery session.
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NAVI LEADS THE WAY

Basketball Fiji's new FIBA referee, Navi Naivalu assisted other Suva referees during the Easter Club Championship to officiate at a higher level.
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WELLINGTON TEAM TO PLAY FIJI WOMEN

National Women's Squad overseas based players will return to Suva this weekend to join the local squad players to play against a visiting Wellington Invitational Team next week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
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BASKETBALL WOMEN BATTLE FOR SPOT IN BEIJING

A ticket to Beijing Olympic Games is up for grabs for the national women's basketball side. The side takes part at the pre-Olympic Qualifying tournament on the June 9th to 15th at the Telefonica Arena, Madrid, Spain in which 12 teams compete for five places at the Olympic Games in Beijing.
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EASTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2008

The Easter Club Championship for 2008 was played over the Easter weekend and attracted 9 men's and 3 women's teams. In the men's division the Lautoka Club of Vikings has bragging rights for the next year and in the women's division it was Saints Club from Suva who emerged as winners.more

AIM FOR SECOND BEST, SAYS AUSTRALIAN OPALS COACH

Jan Stirling, the current world champion Australian Opals Basketball coach believes that the Fiji Basketball Federation should set their sights on becoming second best in the Oceania zone. Sterling is currently in the country to conduct four training sessions with the women's squad which is preparing for the Olympic Qualifiers in June.more

FIBA Oceania meets with BF Executive

Last weekend members of the Fiji Basketball executive met with FIBA Oceania representatives to discuss the future directions of basketball in Fiji.

Dates for the annual general meeting were confirmed, along with discussions about the roles and responsibilities of staff and volunteers within the BF.

BF President Dinesh Shankar, Vice President Nemani Kobiti, Treasurer Atunaisa Nadakuitavuki, Secretary Lucy Singh and Committee member Poseci Moce met with FIBA Oceania Secretary General Steve Smith and Special Projects Manager Judy Smith.

More information about the meeting outcomes can be read by clicking on the the 'more' button.more

NATIONAL WOMEN PLAYER PROFILES 3

Here's Loma and Nowa!more

THE EASTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP IS UPON US ONCE AGAIN

Basketball Fiji's annual Eaters Tournament, known as the Easter Club Championship, is scheduled for Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of March, the Easter weekend. Traditionally this tournament is the opportunity for club teams for the east and the west to compete for "bragging rights' for the next 12 months, as to which is the best club team in Fiji. In previous year's there have been teams enter from Australia and while there was an enquiry this year from Samoa, unfortunately they were unable to organise the trip, and so it will be a local derby once again.more

NATIONAL WOMEN PLAYER PROFILES 2

Here are two more player profiles, CC and Hannah. Some sure eat some weird foods!more

NATIONAL WOMEN PLAYER PROFILES 1

Check out your favourite players and their profiles as we bring you regular updates of local and overseas based players. Here are Brittany and Valerie.more

RISING STARS MAKE THE BIG TIME

Basketball Fiji has selected six young rising stars to join the National Women's Squad players in their four sessions with Australian Women's Team Coach, Jan Stirling this weekend. This is a high honour for these young women to be given such an opportunity.more

NEXT WEEK - HER OWN TV SHOW?

National Youth Women's Squad member, Nandika Singh, has again hit the spotlight in this week. Nandika has appeared on the cover of KAILA, Fiji's weekly paper for young stars. At just 14 years of age and standing 180cms, Nandika is starting to make a name for herself in the basketball scene, after playing for only one year. Read on for Nandika's story.more

AUSTRALIAN OPALS COACH TO VISIT FIJI

At the National Women's Squad media conference in Suva yesterday it was announced that World Championship Gold Medal winning Australian Opals Coach, Jan Stirling, will visit Suva next weekend to work with the Women's Squad in their preparation for the FIBA Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament, to be held in Madrid, Spain, in June.more

HIGH PROFILE GUESTS ATTEND MEDIA CONFERENCE

Basketball Fiji was honoured with the presence of two high profile international sports administrators at their media conference yesterday for the National Women's Squad Program. Ms Nicole Girard-Savoy, Section and Finance Manager for the International Olympic Solidarity Program and Mr Steve Smith, Secretary General of FIBA Oceania and a member of the FIBA Central Board attended and spoke to the media.more

BASKETBALL FIJI SEEKS A TEAM NAME!

Basketball Fiji has announced a competition to find a name for their basketball teams in international competitions. With the National Women's Team competing in Madrid in June to search is on to find a name for the team. Rugby has the Flying Fijians, Netball has the Fiji Netters, Basketball Australia has the Boomers, the Opals and the Gems and now Basketball Fiji wants a name for their teams.more

THEIR HEADS ARE IN THE CLOUDS - WELL ALMOST

Kate Jikoto (15 years old), Nandika Singh (14 years old) and Charlotte Simpson (18 years old) are each reaching high at these very young ages to make it to the top in women's basketball in Fiji. Kate, Nandika and Charlotte were selected into the Youth Development Camp in January and showed outstanding talent and were then selected into the National Youth Women's Squad for 2008. Kate at 190 centimetres, Nandika at 182 centimetres and Charlotte at 190 centimetres tall are exactly the type of young athletic players that Basketball Fiji is looking to identify for the future of their National Teams. Kate will be eligible for the next two Oceania Youth Tournaments (held each 2 years) and Nandika qualifies in age for the next three. Charlotte has only this year at this age group, but will most likely move straight up to the Women's Squad next year.more

DEDICATION, DEDICATION AND DEDICATION

National Youth Men's Squad member, Peter Chambers, has relocated from his home and school in Lautoka in the western division to live and school in Suva in order to meet the intensive training program of the national squad with the hope of making the National Youth Men's Team to compete in the Oceania Youth Tournament in Guam this year. Heavily supported by his Mother Emily and Father George, and the family, both financially and morally, this young man typifies the attitude required to get to the top of his chosen sport.more

NBDO MEETS WITH LAUTOKA LORD MAYOR AND TOWN CLERK

Following the very successful meeting with the Lautoka Basketball Association on Wednesday night, NBDO Fanny Simpson met with the Lord Mayer of Lautoka, Mr Rohit Kumar, and Town Clerk, Mr Pusp Raj on Thursday morning to discuss Basketball Fiji's NDP and to ask for the Council's assistance in helping Basketball Fiji to conduct their Youth and Junior Development Program Camps in Lautoka in 2009. Both the Lord Mayor and the Town Clerk were supportive of Basketball Fiji's endeavours to assist the young players of the western division to achieve development in the sport of basketball. After the customary bowl of kava, the meeting turned to other issues affecting the conduct of the basketball competitions.more

A NIGHT IN NADI

NBDO Fanny Simpson continued her tour of the western division to meet up with the Nadi Association on the evening of Thursday 28th February. Unfortunately the Nadi Association has been in the recess for quite some time and currently there is no local competition. Presently a team of young men from Nadi are playing in the Lautoka Association competition, however there are plans to get local junior competitions under way as there is a strong interest by local secondary and primary school students. The NBDO did meet with interested parents, Isei and Daphne Tudreu , and also National Youth Men's Squad players Neal Tudreu and Douglas Compaign. Another selected player, Nathan Tudreu, has had to withdraw from the Squad to concentrate on his studies during 2008.more

LAUTOKA IS FIRST PORT OF CALL

NBDO Fanny Simpson is currently undertaking a series of meetings with all local Fiji Basketball Associations to introduce the new Basketball Fiji Development Plan and the National Development Program (NDP). The Lautoka Association in the western division became the first port of call in this 2 week program, when Fanny visited with them on Wednesday 27th February. At present Lautoka are the only association to have their competition up and running and the NBDO congratulated the association of their willingness to get the 2008 calendar underway early. With 16 people at the meeting, it proved to be a two way learning process, with the local association members being educated about the Development Plan and the NDP and Fanny learning more about how the Lautoka Association operates and the various problems that they face.more

NETBALLERS MOVE OVER TO BASKETBALL

To add to the height of the National Women's Squad, Coach Michael Whippy has "stolen" 5 members of Fiji Netball's national squad. While basketball and netball go back to the same origins (both games were invented by Dr James Naismith), the difference of much more physical contact in basketball is something that the netball girls are starting to come to grips with.more

MORE STAFF JOIN THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S SQUAD

Basketball Fiji is becoming more professional by the week as more staff are recruited to the National Women's Squad program. Strength training coach, Della Shaw has now joined our ranks and has immediately brought a wealth of experience in training programs. Soon the Women's Squad program will be enhanced with sports science students from USP joining in to add valuable assistance.more

SUPER LEAGUES PLANNED FOR FIJI

In order to establish a high level of competition for basketball players in Fiji, Basketball Fiji has planned a series of Super Leagues for 2008 and beyond. The plan is for one league to be conducted in March and another in August. Unfortunately for this year the March league will not be conducted due to the lack of available facilities.more

BASKETBALL FIJI 2008 NATIONAL YOUTH SQUADS

The 2008 National Youth Squads have been announced by Basketball Fiji. At a meeting of all players and their parents on Saturday 16th February the squads were also introduced to their coaches and managers. The National Youth Squads are an integral part of Basketball Fiji's new National Development Program (NDP).more

BF ACKNOWLEDGES FASANOC AND FIBA OCEANIA

Basketball Fiji acknowledged several organisations and personnel in their media conference on Tuesday to release details of their new National Development Program (NDP). Most notably was the acknowledgement of FASANOC and FIBA Oceania in providing funding and technical assistance in helping the program to get up and running.more

National Development Program media release

Basketball Fiji invited the media of Fiji to a media conference at the FASANOC meeting room, Suva, on Tuesday 12th February to release details of their new National Development Program (NDP). The NDP encompasses 4 National Squads and 4 Development Squads, a total of some 250 players and 24 coaches and managers.more

Youth Squads Camp a big success

Basketball Fiji's new National Development Program (NDP)as started off with a very successful 2 week camp for ther Men's and Women's Development Squads at the Raiwaqa basketball court in Januarymore

NATIONAL YOUTH CAMP COMES TO AN END AT EDS COURT I

An inter squad mini- tournament, for both boys and girls heralded the end of the National Youth two week long camp at Eds Court in Raiwaqa.more

The pre-Olympic draw is done....

In Madrid, Spain, the future of the Fijian women's teams quest for Olympic glory was made more clear, with the draw for the pre-Olympic competition done by Mr Lubo Kotleba.

Fiji were drawn in Pool C, along with basketball powerhouse Brazil, and host country Spain.

Teams in Pool A are Latvia, Senegal and Japan; Pool B is Czech republic, Argentina and Angola; and Pool D is Chinese Taipei, Cuba and Belarus.

At the end of the qualification series, the top 5 teams qualify to play in the women's basketball program at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.more

TRAINING CAMP for YOUTHS

Basketball Fiji is conducting a Training Camp for players who were selected from the SPRITE LIGHT secondary school league and championship in 2007. These players are ages 15yrs - 19yrs and the camp will be for 2 weeks. More than 60 girls and boys is attending the program and its encouraging to see the interest these players have and the talents.more

NAVI NAIVALU MAKES HISTORY !!!!!

Fiji's referee Navitalai Naivalu is the 1st fijian referee to receive an International badge from FIBA. Basketball Fiji CONGRATULATES him on the great achievement and wishes him well in the future.
He was happy of the great achievement, he also mentioned "I did it all for Basketball Fiji.
Speaking to Navi he mentioned that it was a proud moment for him he looking forward in sharing his knowledge to other referees.more

FIJIANS HELP LIU BEAT NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

Mikaelar Whippy and Valerie Nainima help LIU maintain their winning record.more

Sera Colata gains BYU Scholarship

Fiji and FIBA Oceania representative player, Sera Colata, has achieved her dreams of a place at a US College, with Brigham Young University in Hawaii offering her a scholarship in 2008.more

AMERICAN MONEY GROUPS ASIA PACIFIC TOURNAMENT

Fiji Women return from Hawaiin Tour.more

Fiji's Valarie Nainima makes name for LIU, USA

Brooklyn, N.Y. - For the second day in a row the Long Island University women's basketball team enjoyed a double-digit victory, earning its second consecutive Courtyard by Marriott LaGuardia Turkey Classic. With three players scoring in double figures, the Blackbirds handled Holy Cross, 70-51. Sophomore Valerie Nainima (Suva, Fiji) scored a game-high 21 points and was named the Turkey Classic Most Valuable Player.more

ZDO visits Fiji Basketball

Zone Development Officer Eddie Calic visited Fiji as part of FIBA Oceania development program to help with the Basketball Fiji in its administration work and to discuss plans for Basketball Fiji in the future.more

AMERICAN MONEY GROUPS ASIA PACIFIC TOURNAMENT

Fiji Women return from Hawaiin Tour.more

DOUBLE CELEBRATION!!!!!!

Go Fiji Go!!!! The Women's and Men's team celebrated their victory in Samoa during the South Pacific Games. History was made and Basketball Fiji is thankful to the players, coaches and special thanks to Stuart Manwaring our technical advisor for his advice and assistance.more

Congratulations from FIBA Oceania

The staff at FIBA Oceania would like to thank Coca Cola Fiji for their sponsorship of the Fiji Secondary Schools Championships, and wish all the teams, referees, coaches and managers the very best of luck in the games ahead.

Congratulations also to Basketball Fiji and the Fiji Secondary Schools Sports Association for working together to provide such a wonderful opportunity to the young people of their country.more

SPRITE LIGHT $12,500.00 SPONSORSHIP

For the third year, Coca Cola Fiji is again sponsoring the league with $12, 500. This generous support over the past 3 years has aided greatly in the development of junior basketball in Fiji.more

Teams Gear for Easter National Championship!!!

Basketball Fiji will hold their Easter National Championship during the Easter weekend end. 20 men's team and 10 women's team will be participating in the 3 days competition. Teams from the Western Division will be taking part in the championship.more

LAUTOKA & SUVA CLUBS STARTS BBALL SEASON 2007

Lautoka and Suva association have atrated their club games on Saturday and they are gearing up for the Nartional Championship in Easter which will be held in Suva.more

Fiji Men's Open Trials

An Open invitation is extended to local and overseas players who wish to be part of the Fiji Men's Basketball team to the South Pacific Games in Apia Samoamore

Fijian duo in Long Island University Mikaelar & Va

Long Island University's Fijian duo of junior Mikaelar Whippy (Suva, Fiji) and freshman Valerie Nainima (Suva, Fiji) swept the Choice Hotels Northeast Conference women's basketball weekly awards, with Whippy taking home Player of the Week honors and Nainima earning Rookie of the Week accolades. The Blackbirds went undefeated last week, defeating Robert Morris, St. Francis (N.Y.) and Fairleigh Dickinson to move into first place in the NEC.more

BP OIL DID IT AGAIN !!!!!!!

Business House competition came to an end on Wednesday 29th with the teams played all games. It was BP Oil again when they had to repeat the semi finals from last year playing Westpac this was exciting match. When the whistle blew to end the game the scores were draw, they had to play another 5 mins.more

MINI BASKETBALL

Every Wednesday at 3:30pm Basketball runs its Mini Basketball Program at the USP Gym with 30 children from the ages of 5yrs - 13years. The children are always looking forward to the afternoon when they come and enjoy the game of Basketball. Younger children always look forward when they put on their uniforms to play a game and the excitment on their faces just awesome, with some of them trying to play like Michael Jordon.more

Fiji Misses Out on Bronze Medal

The Fiji womens basketball team lost out in the Bronze medal play off against a more agressive New Caledonia outfitmore

BUSINESS HOUSE STARTS !!!!!!

Basketball Fiji has started their Business House competition with 16 teams participating. Teams are divided into four pools of 4, games are being held every Tuesday and Thursday's at the FMF Dome. At the moment last years champions BP Oil is still leading in their pool.

New Business Houses have joined us this years with FASANOC, Fiji School of Medicine, Clariti Fj Ltd, Productions, FNPF, Housing Authority. Its a beautiful atmosphere during the competition when Managers and employees have a time of fun,participation and team work all blending together in the game of Basketball.more

Fiji Boys display Fijian Flair

Fiji Mens team after a losing to New Zealand in the opening game on Sunday came back strong in the 3rd quater to beat arch rival NewCaledonia in a close contested match on Monday evening.more

BASKETBALL FIJI BEST WISHES!!!!

Basketball Fiji and all Basketball lovers wishes to congratulate the Fiji Under 20 team taking part in the Oceania tournament in Auckland. Great news on your performance and all the Best in the next game. WE LOVE YOU!!!more

Lydia and William are getting cold in Auckland

Lydia Sokosoko and William Cati are learning how to use FIBA Organizer in Auckland with Judy and Naomi. We are all having fun. Wish you were here.more

SPRITE LIGHT SECONDARY SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP

Secondary school Basketball & Basketball Fiji had a 3 days of Basketball from the 28th - 30th of August. 41 teams participated and we saw awesome displayed of young talents from Under 13 - Under 19 both Mens and Womens. Also teams from the West to part their were 9 teams, this was the first time 9 teams took part from the West.

This was possible through our sponsorship and teams from Suva school visiting the West schools prior to the Championship. Also during the tournament we were able to put together a team of ALL STAR from under 14 - 19.

Winners of the tournament were Under 15 Girls LDS, Under 15 Boys YSS, Under 17 Girls ISS, Under 17 Boys MBHS, Under 19 Girls SGS, Under 19 Boys YSS. History was made when the YSS won in the Under 19 boys after a laps of 8 years. CONGRATULATIONS TO YATSEN SECONDARY SCHOOL.more

MINI BASKETBALL - COME, LEARN & HAVE FUN.

Basketball Fiji inconjuntion with Sports Ventures are having their MINI basketball clinic during the 2 weeks holidays. Invitation to ages 6 - 12 years are most welcom to enjoy.more

SCHOOLS PREPARE for SPRITE CHAMPIONSHIP

Secondary schools in the Eastern and Western are gearing up for the SPRITE championship on August 28th - 30th at the FMF Dome, thanks to SPRITE for their sponsorship.more

OPEN TRIALS FOR PACIFIC GAMES

An Open Trials for the Pacific Games in Samoa 2007 will be held at the FMF Dome in Suva. Players who are interested to play for Fiji Women Basketball Team to be present at the FMF Dome on Saturday.more

SPRITE LEAGUE ON THE MOVE

This week SPRITE League had its competition as Home and Away and schools had their games.LDS had their schools celebration this week and Yat Sen Secondary school had theirs last week. But the players are always looking forward to their games.more

SPRITE Secondary School Competition

SPRITE Secondary school continues on Saturday with the Under 13 & 15 starting the day's game at the LDS College indoor courts. Teams to watch during the SPRITE League are under 13 LDS girls & boys teams. Photo Marist High School Under 19 Boysmore

Secondary Schools Draw and Results Available

Basketball Fiji is pleased to announce that the Sprite Secondary Schools Competition draw and results are available on the special site on this website. Click on the button for the competition to see your draw, and as the games progress, your results alsomore

Secndary Schools Gearup for Sprite League

Secondary Schools in the greater Suva area are gearing up for the Starting of the SPRITE League Championship at the Suva Grammar School courts on Saturday 1st July at 9:00am.more

ZDO meets President FASANOC

Eddie met with the President FASANOC Mr. Vidhya Lakhan and staff of FASANOC during his visit to Fiji.more

ZDO Eddie visits schools

ZDO Eddie visits schools in Suva. During Eddie's visit to Fiji he visited 2 institution that was the Fiji College of Advance Education and the Fiji Institute of Technology.more

SPRITE SPONSORSHIP - $10,000.00

Basketball Fiji yesterday recieved $10,000.00 from SPRITE for their Secondary School SPRITE League competition. The Secondary School compettion will start in the last week of June.more

ZDO meeting with BF executives

ZDO had a sucessful meeting with Basketball Executives on Tuesday 24th at the FASANOC boardroom. Eddie shared on the experiences he had with Basketball in his club in Australia.more

Outstanding participants at the ZDO Courses

The future of basketball in Fiji is looking really positive, with the outstanding candidates who attended the Coaching Course conducted recently by FIBA Oceania's Development Officer Eddie Calic. Included were former National players and coaches.more

EDDIE CALIC, ZDO VISITS FIJI

Eddie Calic, ZDO is currently in Fiji, on his way to the Kiribati. He arrived in Suva on Monday 24 April and Fanny Simpson, NBDO, met Eddie at the Holiday Inn.more

Tailevu Warriors and Suva Saints Fiji Champs 2006

After 15 hours of basketball on the Lautoka courts, Tailevu Warriors men and Suva Saints women were crowned worthy 2006 Fiji Champions.

Warriors defeated Savusavu Rookies 42-19,while Suva Saints defeated Tailevu Warrior women 35-29.more

Trials for Junior teams held during Champs

Basketball Fiji used the National Championships as the first round for identifying squad members for the National Youth teams to represent Fiji at the Oceania Youth Tournament in October. Selectors observed players during the round games and in trials.more

60 games played in one day

Although the rain on Friday dampened the spirits of the players and officials, Saturday turned out to the biggest basketball day in the life of the Lautoka courts.more

Saturday Morning and the Sun is Shining

Teams arrived early this morning to complete yesterday's round of games. Organisers are confident that the full compliment of games and finals will be completed tonight. With extensive lighting on the outdoor courts, it will be possible to play late.more

Torrential Rain Stops National Championships

Just as the fourth round of games was underway on Friday, torrential rain caused the cancellation of the day's games. Disappointed teams were asked to return at 8.00am Saturday morning to play out the Friday draw. Games will now run into Saturday night.more

Devotion Service Opens National Championships

The Lautoka organising committee for the National Basketball Championships conducted a devotion as part of the opening ceremony. The Assembly of God choir, led the ceremony, before changing into their basketball gear to take to the courts.more

2006 Fiji National Championship Results on the web

The results of the Fiji National Championships, played in Lautoka over Easter can be viewed by going to the "Results and Fixtures" button on the left. Click on the games you wish to view. Also, go to the "Photo Gallery" to see photos from the games.more
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2014 Business House Basketball Competition

Congradulation to BSP and CFL for making the 2014 Business House Basketball Competition Finals. The Finals will be played at USP Gym on Thursday 24th April 2014 at 7.15pm.

2014 National Easter Championships

Congradulation to Saints (M) and Sparks (W) for winning the 2014 National Easter Basketball Club Championship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business House Basketball Photos

FIBA Oceania News

2014 BF Calendar of Events

BF Calendar of Events for 2014 is ready for download. Reference dates for Easter Championship, National Secondary Schools Championship and many more is now available on website