Basketball WA was established in 1946 as the governing body of basketball in Western Australia. It aims to grow and develop basketball so it becomes one of the top three sports in Western Australia in performance, participation and public interest. Basketball WA is responsible for the West Australian Basketball League (WABL), the State Basketball League (SBL), the Go for 2&5 Perth Lynx, school development programs and various competitions and training programs.
We want basketball to become the ‘sport of choice’ for Western Australian families in the 21st century.
Unity – as a united force, Basketball WA (BWA) will be able to achieve its goals and objectives. Decisions will be made in the interest of Basketball in Western Australia as a whole.
Integrity – all of BWA’s activities, on and off the court, will be conducted with integrity. Acting with integrity includes acting ethically and with honesty, respect and professionalism.
Excellence – BWA strives for excellence in everything it does. In order to achieve excellence BWA will seek to continuously improve, deliver on our promises and be accountable to its members.
Innovation – we will be open to new ideas and be innovative in pursuing our vision and achieving our purpose.
Passion – BWA’s passion, enthusiasm and energy will underpin all of BWA’s activities and drive then in pursuit of its goals.
To drive basketball to increased success and sustainability in Western Australia.
To promote basketball as a sport for everyone; regardless of sex, age, cultural and linguistic background and physical ability.
To promote the accessibility of the sport; from large stadiums to a backyard hoop, basketball is a sport that can be played anywhere.
To promote the health and mental well being of young Australians through involvement in basketball.