Brisbane Basketball Inc.
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Sunday - Friday 6pm - 10pm & Sarurdays 8am - 5pm
Welcome to Brisbane Basketball, one of the largest and most well known sporting organizations in South East Queensland, located only a few minutes away from the heart of the Brisbane CBD.
Brisbane Basketball was first established through the tireless work of Dr Ivor Burge who is considered one of the legends of Basketball in Australia.
In 2011, Brisbane Basketball endured the January floods and in doing so brought new life and energy back to the great sport of basketball in Brisbane. Based out of the newly named NAB Stadium, formerly known as Vince Hickey Stadium, Brisbane Basketball operates junior and senior competitions everyday of the week and caters to the needs of over 3000 members.
Dr. Ivor Burge, a stalwart of basketball in Victoria in the late twenties and thirties moved to Brisbane in 1941, to be employed as Director at the YMCA. In 1946, Ivor Burge with the help of the University club and the YMCA formed the Queensland Amateur Basketball Association, which then conducted basketball in the Brisbane Area.
In the early periods of basketball in Brisbane, games were played in the YMCA, Wool Court at the Exhibition Ground, and at the outdoor courts at Crosby Park at Albion. Australian Championships were conducted at the Wool Courts in 1950 and 1954.