Basketball (45 Stories)

Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson retires

Lauren Jackson farewell tweet

Four-time Olympic basketball medallist Lauren Jackson has this morning announced that due to ongoing knee injury woes she will retire from basketball with immediate effect, meaning she will not compete in a final Olympics with the Opals in Rio later this year.
Her announcement follows the retirement of longtime Capitals coach Carrie Graf earlier this [...]

AIS coach Goriss to take on Capitals

Paul Goriss

AIS senior coach Paul Goriss has been appointed to succeed Carrie Graf as coach of the Canberra Capitals basketball team this May.
Mr Goriss is currently the Associate Women’s Coach of Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport.
The University of Canberra-sponsored Capitals WNBL team is in a period of rebuilding following the [...]

UC Capitals take on West Coast this Friday

By 7 January 2015
Canberra Capitals

[ 9 January 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

The University of Canberra Capitals take on the West Coast Waves this Friday evening (9 January 2015) at the AIS Arena.

As seven-time Women’s National Basketball League Champions (and the most successful sporting team in ACT sporting history), the UC Capitals are fierce competitors whose speed, strength and athletic finesse will keep everyone on the edge [...]

University of Canberra Capitals spot their new mascot

By 13 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

The University of Canberra Capitals will play their first home game of the season this Saturday at the AIS Arena. They will be taking on Sydney Uni, having just played their season opener away game against the Melbourne Boomers on Friday.
The iconic Canberra team will be led this season by Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop, Kristen [...]

Patty Mills to receive keys to the city


Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, has today announced that Canberra local, Patrick Mills, will be awarded the keys to the city next Friday during a public event in Civic which will allow Canberrans the chance to meet the NBA star and recognise his sporting achievements both in Australia and overseas.
Patty Mills was a key player in [...]

Canberra’s own Patty Mills wins a NBA title with the San Antonio Spurs


A proud day for local sports as Canberra’s own Patty Mills showcased his incredible talent in the US, helping the San Antonio Spurs to take the NBA title.
The 25 year old basketball player attended Marist College and served as a ball boy for the Cannons around 2000. He was selected for the ACT under 18 [...]

Daramalan College and Lake Ginninderra College best in Canberra

By 5 June 2014

The Belconnen Basketball Sports Centre has played host to the Kate Tominac and John Stelzer College Cup competition. This is an annual event with the eventual winners having the opportunity to participate in the Australian Schools Championships (ASC), Basketball Australia’s national competition at the end of the year. Each state is represented by one school [...]

Gunners pull off hard fought victories while Capitals Academy fall agonisly short

By 3 June 2014

It was a polar opposite weekend for the Canberra Gunners and Capitals Academy as the men’s side swept the round with two victories while the women were unable to register a win.
Against the Bendigo Lady Braves on Saturday night, the Capitals Academy fell behind by 21 points at the main break. They pulled the deficit [...]

Capitals trio to represent Jayco Opals on WNBA Tour

By 30 April 2014

The Jayco Australian Opals will take the next step in their preparations for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women this week, with a 12-strong squad named for the tour of the USA departing Wednesday.
Coming off a successful training camp on the Gold Coast earlier this month, Jayco Opals Head Coach Brendan Joyce has named [...]

Tony Jackson calls it quits at Basketball ACT

By 23 January 2014

a BOARD COMMUNIQUE has reached us from Basketball ACT:
The board of Basketball ACT wishes to advise the resignation of Tony Jackson as the Chief Executive Officer.
Best of luck to him.

McEachin name lives on in Canberra Basketball

By 10 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

If you grew up in Canberra in the 1980s then the coolest man in the whole world was the Canberra Cannon’s Herb McEachin.
Today Basketball ACT announces the great man’s son Shawn is going to coach the Canberra Gunners:
Shawn McEachin, son of Herb McEachin, former Canberra Cannon and NBL legend, has been appointed as the Head [...]

Free wine for the Canberra Capitals?

By 5 December 2013

Gallagher Wines are now sponsoring the Canberra Capitals, and one would hope a few free glasses are part of the deal.
Two of Canberra’s most distinctive local brands have formed an exciting new partnership with the announcement of Gallagher Wines as Sponsor for The Tradies Canberra Capitals.
Located just outside Canberra, with breathtaking panoramic views of [...]

My Team Is Strong – Photo Exhibition

By 8 November 2013

Established in 2008, the Big Bang Ballers have taken the simple act of playing basketball and used it as a tool for change in 12 countries, serving over 41,000 boys and girls across social and cultural divides.
Using the game to fight social disadvantage and youth poverty, and having built schools, sponsored and supported orphanages and [...]

Charity basketball match score $900 for Lifeline

By 30 October 2013

A collection of media personalities took on the ActewAGL All Stars in a charity match to raise money for Lifeline Canberra.
A charity basketball match between ActewAGL All Stars and a Media team has netted $900 for crisis support and suicide prevention charity Lifeline Canberra.
The All Stars dominated the match as 12 baskets were scored, with [...]

Capitals’ bus wrap 2013/14. This time they’re a team!

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Canberra Capitals have unveiled their bus wrap for this season:
The bus livery is part of ACTION’s sponsorship of the benchmark female sporting team along with game day promotions and appearances by Capitals players at ACTION events throughout the year.
Yvette Berry the ACT Government member for Ginninderra was on hand at the launch along [...]

Caps can’t decide on a captain, name two

By 3 October 2013

The Canberra Capitals have decided that strong on court leadership is not for them in naming two players as co-captains for the upcoming season:
Nat Hurst and Jess Bibby have between them played on multiple continents in some of the world’s best professional leagues and will fittingly share the captaincy responsibilities when the Capitals tip off [...]

Canberra Capitals tipping their season off for 2013/14!

By 1 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Capitals are getting their season going this Saturday against the Sydney Flames at the AIS Arena!
As you are aware the Canberra Capitals kick start their WNBL season this Saturday the 5th of October against cross town rivals the Sydney University Flames.
Come out and support the team as they look to start their season off [...]

Canberra’s Elite Women Sports Teams going to the pub

By 24 September 2013

The four biggest teams in ACT women’s sport are all going to the pub, apparently to promote “Canberra’s Summer of Women’s Sport” but also possibly because they would like a beer.
Four Teams, the Canberra Capitals (basketball), Canberra United (football), ACT Meteors (cricket) and Canberra Heat (volleyball), are about to start their new campaigns for their [...]

Lauren Jackson walks away from the Capitals for the upcoming season

By 30 July 2013

I’ve long been of the opinion that the “Lauren Jackson Show” is not in the best interests of the Capitals.
It’s nothing against her, she seems like a great player and person, it’s just the corrosive effect of a prima donna in any team environment, especially in such a small pond as the Canberra Capitals when [...]

School Holiday activity – Night Hoops!

By 2 July 2013

Hi Rioters,
Allow us to introduce you to Night Hoops.  Night Hoops is a basketball program for kids 12-21, run in conjunction with Basketball ACT and PCYC Canberra. We’ve been operating since 2011 at Belconnen Basketball Stadium.
Night Hoops engages kids, new migrant youth and at-risk youth in weekly basketball games, where they learn key skills such [...]

Lauren Jackson stepping up to the line for another shot

By 1 July 2013

The Albury Border Mail is letting it be known that their brightest light, Lauren Jackson, is planning to take an unexpected shot at playing for the Canberra Capitals after not getting on the court last season:
The Albury native was supposed to begin a $1 million, three-season deal with Canberra this year but has not [...]

Boomers/Opals tickets pre-purchase today

By 12 June 2013

Hey sports fans, this is for you:
Special pre-purchase for Basketball ACT Members
Sunday, August 18th the best Australian and New Zealand basketball players in the world will gather at the AIS Arena in Canberra.
Do not miss this chance to watch these great talents in your backyard!! Opals v Tall Ferns tip off at 2pm and [...]

Airbrushed poster child Jackson still jerking the Capitals around

By 2 May 2013

The Canberra Times has a depressing story of confusion at the Capitals as Lauren Jackson plays a will she or won’t she game over the 2013 season.
Given a choice between investing in young talent or ageing big names a smart team bets on youth every time.
But in the minds of those who fund the Capitals [...]

Introducing the Big Bang Ballers

By 1 May 2013

Hi Rioters,
It was brought to our attention recently that despite having an office in Canberra, we really haven’t done enough to let Canberrans know who we are and what we’re doing in your backyard.
The Big Bangs are an international not-for-profit, running in 11 countries and based right here, in Canberra.
With a volunteer staff of 80 [...]

Another three years of Carrie Graf

By 19 February 2013

Having taken a gig at the University of Canberra it seemed unlikely Capitals coach Carrie Graf was going anywhere.
This morning Basketball ACT are making known the deal is done:
In a coup for the Women’s National Basketball League, legendary coach Carrie Graf has signed a new deal with The Tradies Canberra Capitals – keeping her with [...]

Carrie Graf to enter UC’s stable of sacred cows

By 14 February 2013

UC has been very busy hoovering up luvvies and today announce they’ve found a role for the Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf:
The new role, working alongside University of Canberra Union (UCU) chief executive Joe Roff, will see her offering support and mentoring to University sports teams while also lecturing in the University’s sports studies program [...]

Caps rub out Ardossi

By 4 February 2013

Basketball ACT has the stunning news that they’re sacking Brigitte Ardossi for her unsporting efforts to trip on Friday night:
During the 4th Quarter of the game, after contact was made between Rachel Flanagan of the Townsville Fire and Brigitte Ardossi in the mid court, Ardossi fell to the ground and attempted to trip Rachel Flanagan.
The [...]

Jackson goes under the knife

By 10 January 2013

Basketball ACT has confirmed that star recruit Lauren Jackson will indeed be shooting no hoops this season:
Basketball ACT the owners and operators of The Tradies Canberra Capitals, today confirmed Lauren Jackson is expected to make a full recovery from her hamstring injury after undergoing surgery in Melbourne this week.
After a series of tests to ascertain [...]

Used taxi Jackson gone for the season

By 6 January 2013

The Canberra Times reports that, as the Capitals lurch towards their worst ever losing streak, star player Lauren Jackson is not expected to play this season.
So glad ActewAGL are slugging our utilities to pay for a non-playing star player.
How’s the bus doing?

Your taxes and charges at work… ?

By 19 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

@canberracaps that is a terrible photo!
— Lauren Jackson (@laurenej15) December 19, 2012

For reasons passing immediate understanding the Capitals have tweeted Andrew Barr and Lauren Jackson at today’s big photoshoot of Canberra sporting teams.
How nice they’re having a lovely time even if Ms Jackson is less than thrilled.

Lauren Jackson a wax dummy?

By 18 December 2012

Remaining obsessed with the player who can’t play, the Capitals have the thrilling news that Wodonga’s own Lauren Jackson might be immortalised (if you vote for her sufficient numbers) in wax for Madame Tussauds effort to fleece the colonials more efficiently:
Jayco Australian Opals and Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson is one of six Australian sporting [...]

Santa Is A Baller!

By 12 December 2012

It’s that time of the year again, and we’re hosting our annual Santa Is A Baller Tournament all around the world, raising funds for our programs in Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and PNG!
Date: Sunday 16th December
Registration Cost: $50 per team of 4
100% of proceeds will [...]

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