Basketball ACT juniors take on New South Wales

In 2016, Basketball ACT’s best young talent once again competed with their NSW counterparts in three intense and challenging competitions; the Country Premier League, the Waratah Southern Junior League and the Barrengarry Conference. The ACT boys teams compete under...

Medibank National Junior Basketball Classic 2016

On a typically cool, grey, occasionally blustery and sometimes sunny (in a watery, wintery sort of way) Queen’s Birthday June long weekend, Canberra’s best junior basketballers in the Under 12-Under 18 age groups and their counterparts from around...

CPL 2016/17 Season Preview

On Apr. 26, the CPL 2016/17 season finally kicks off, after far too long between drinks – which is saying something as the Annual End of Season Party (where I apparently agreed to do this piece) was a regular David Boon on a domestic flight-a-thon. That is to...
For the love of the game

For the love of the game

There is an age old saying that’s always had a special significance to the game of basketball: For the love of the game. Athletes refer to it time and again, in documentaries or post-game interviews, and without fail the audience eats it up. Sure it’s a cliché, but...

Five Female Athletes…

Five female athletes… who should be household names To mark International Women’s Day, Yabba.guru has picked five female athletes worthy of entering your consciousness. Hannah Every-Hall Olympian, World Rowing Cup gold medalist, U23s World Champion, mother...

Rebounding back to Basketball

In her mid-teens, Carlie Smith was one of Canberra’s top young basketball players. She was as tall as her team’s centres and quick enough to play point guard. A mix of long limbs and speed equated to deadly pressure defence on opponents, and she could shoot a...
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