Topic: Basketball

Adaptive sport generates more than medals

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), Warrior Games (photographer)

The Australian Team at the opening ceremony. (photo: Warrior Games)

The Australian Team at the opening ceremony.

Australian Defence Force personnel were warriors for a week when they recently competed at an international sporting event in America’s windy city.

Shooting for the top in basketball championships

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Australian Navy sailor ABCTL Jadine Adams shoots a basket during the ACT/Wagga Defence Interservice basketball Competition grand final game at ADFA from July 29-30. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Australian Navy sailor ABCTL Jadine Adams shoots a basket during the ACT/Wagga Defence Interservice basketball Competition grand final game at ADFA from July 29-30.

Australian Defence Force personnel were inspired to reach great heights competing in the ACT/Wagga Defence Interservice Basketball Competition at the Australian Defence Force Academy in late July.

Watson team blitzes basketball comp

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronic Warefare Jakeb Morrison, dribbles the ball down the court during the final game of HMAS Watson vs Army held at the All Sort Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, Alexandria, Sydney. (photo: ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne)

Able Seaman Electronic Warefare Jakeb Morrison, dribbles the ball down the court during the final game of HMAS Watson vs Army held at the All Sort Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, Alexandria, Sydney.

A rampaging HMAS Watson basketball side took out Navy’s east-coast basketball competition for the first time in competition history on 12 July; a victory made sweeter by their clean-sweep.

Competing to recover

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Petty Officer Ian McCracken of Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines practices his swimming technique during the 2017 Invictus Games training squad camp in Canberra on 13 March. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Petty Officer Ian McCracken of Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines practices his swimming technique during the 2017 Invictus Games training squad camp in Canberra on 13 March.

Two sailors will be among the 43 athletes to represent Australia when the team competes in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto in late September.

Defence basketball goes on the road

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lara Pilton runs with the ball during the Australian Defence Force Basketball Association National Championships grand final match between combined Service teams from NSW and QLD last month. The sport's focus will now move to Tasmania for a friendly tournament highlighting the skills of Defence players.  
 (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lara Pilton runs with the ball during the Australian Defence Force Basketball Association National Championships grand final match between combined Service teams from NSW and QLD last month. The sport's focus will now move to Tasmania for a friendly tournament highlighting the skills of Defence players.

The Australian Defence Force men's and women's basketball teams are in Tasmania this weekend for a friendly competition and to spread the word on the various careers available in the Australian Defence Force.