2021 Australian Under 16 Championships to go ahead.



Basketball Australia are pleased to advise that the Australian Under-16 Championships will be held in Darwin from 26 September – 3 October 2021.

The event was due to take place in Warwick Stadium (WA) in July however was rescheduled due to multiple outbreaks of COVID-19 across the country in the weeks prior.

The event will be held at the Darwin Basketball Stadium and Marrara Indoor Stadium with a co-hosting agreement struck between Basketball Australia, Basketball Northern Territory and Darwin Basketball Association.

Darwin Basketball Association last held the Under-16 Championships in 2019.

Basketball Australia’s Executive General Manager of Basketball, Paul Maley, is excited to see the Championships return to Darwin.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring this event back to the Northern Territory.  The Under-16 Championships are an integral part of the elite pathway for players, coaches and officials in Australia and there is a strong desire from all involved to see this event proceed. All States & Territorries have committed to attending these championships if border controls permit”

“The Northern Territory have been blessed with very little disruption due to recent COVID outbreaks and we believe it presents the best opportunity to ensure these Championships are played.” 

The event will commence with the Opening Ceremony at 4pm on Sunday 26 September with a small number of games to follow that evening.

A full fixture and ticket details will be released in due course.

Event Details

Dates: Sunday 26 September – Sunday 3 October

Venue: Darwin Basketball Stadium & Marrara Indoor Stadium