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Basketball ACT News

Vale Joe Marzano 

Basketball ACT (BACT) wishes to acknowledge the life of Joe Marzano, who sadly passed away on 8 January 2020. Joe, and his family, ran the canteens at both the Natex and Belconnen basketball stadiums for more than  20 years. The Marzano family were an integral part of the BACT community and their contribution was recognised with Joe […]

HOLIDAY HOOPS – January 2020 

Holiday Hoops is back for 2020 Aimed at kids aged 5-12, Holiday Hoops is a fun way to improve skills and learn more about the game of basketball. You can register at

MEDIA RELEASE – #WeAreOne – BACT join Canberra’s Sporting Community in Bushfire Fund-Raising Efforts 

MEDIA RELEASE  Tuesday 7 January 2020  Basketball ACT Join Canberra’s Sporting Community in Bushfire Fund-Raising Efforts  Basketball ACT (BACT) have announced they are joining forces with the region’s sporting clubs and associations, to support the communities directly impacted by the recent bushfires.  #WeAreOne – draws together major sporting teams, clubs and associations from the Canberra […]

Squads for Under 20 Australian Junior Championships named 

Basketball ACT Squad Announcement – Under 20 Australian Junior Championships Basketball ACT have named strong Under 20 Men’s and Women’s squads for the upcoming Under 20 Australian Junior Championships, to be held at the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence in Canberra from 5-9 February 2020. The event will see the best Under 20’s talent from […]


The Canberra Nationals are pleased to announce that Natalie Hurst will take up the head coaching position for the upcoming Waratah One season, following the departure of Jenny Lonergan. The guard who won multiple championships with the Capitals will pull down the curtain on a glittering WNBL career, retiring at season’s end. Hurst says it’s […]

BACT Proposed Constitutional Changes. 

  The BACT board of Directors have undertaken a review of the current BACT constitution . If  you have any questions or would like to review these changes  please do not hesitate to contact BACT by email at admin@basketballact.com.au


  The Canberra Nationals regret to announce that Jenny Lonergan has resigned as Head Coach for the 2020 season. Lonergan recently accepted the second year of her two-year deal with the organisation but has cited work, personal and family reasons for her departure.   “I have thoroughly enjoyed all the wonderful opportunities Basketball ACT has […]

Basketball ACT and UC Capitals Partnership! 

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with the UC Capitals for the 2019/2020 season, providing great opportunities for our junior pathways and exposure to elite basketball via the Club Ambassador Program. See the full post here: UC Capitals and Basketball ACT Partnership  


Two Canberra basketballers have been invited to the National Performance Camp to be held in January next year. Alex Toohey, from the Marist Club, and Bowyn Beatty, from Wests, were invited to be a part of the 20-player squad following the strong performance of the ACT Under 16 team at the Australian Championships earlier this […]

BACT Congratulates Appointed Senior 2020 Coaches 

Basketball ACT would like to congratulate the following coaches on their appointments to senior competitions for 2020. Canberra Gunners: Tony Plunkett Canberra Nationals: Jenny Lonergan Canberra Gunners Academy: Andrew Martin Ivor Burge Men: Michelle Cosier Ivor Burge Women: Sarah Skidmore See our media releases:   CANBERRA NATIONALS COACHING ANNOUNCEMENT Following a successful 2019 season, Basketball ACT […]