FIBA Oceania Update


Samoa excited to host 2021 FIBA Polynesian Cup

FIBA has officially awarded the 2021 FIBA Polynesian Cup hosting rights to Samoa, which will take place from September 6 to 10, 2021.


Women in Basketball

FIBA Oceania is keen to promote role models and leaders of women in basketball to inspire young girls and develop Women’s basketball in the region. The Women in Basketball is campaign is focused on telling the stories of remarkable women making a difference in their communities.

Tournament Coaches Course building a network of female leaders in Oceania

The Tournament Coaches Course (TCC) designed for Female Coaches in the Oceania region has generated success and rave reviews from its participants and mentors.

Basketball Australia CEO Rechter handed Queen’s Birthday Honor

Lauren Jackson, Basketball Australia’s Head of Women in Basketball, stated that the WNBL plays a crucial role in the development of Women’s Basketball in Australia and the future of the Opals that will compete in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 in Sydney.

Stinnett optimistic on future of Guam Women’s basketball

Derin Stinnett, a member of Guam’s National team and an up-and-coming coach in the Pacific, shared her optimistic outlook on the future of women’s basketball in her country.

Pualele determined to change narrative for Female coaches in Samoa

Pualele Craig is one of the participants of the recently concluded Tournament Coaches Course for Female Coaches organised by FIBA Oceania.  The Samoan-Canadian shared her thoughts on the workshop and how it will help her as a coach in Samoa. 

Lewis leading basketball growth in Cook Islands

Keziah Lewis is one of the leaders of the Cooks Islands national basketball team, but outside of her play on the court, she is also making a difference in her home country as an ambassador to the sport.

Dobunaba envisions bright future for women’s basketball in Papua New Guinea

Normalisa Dobunaba grew up surrounded by her basketball family that dates to her grandparents playing in the Papua New Guinea national basketball championships.

Olson keen to help develop Marshall Islands basketball

Olson, a basketball coach at Lakeside Junior High School in Springdale, Arkansas, is juggling her time between work and commitment to the Marshall Islands Basketball Federation.

Adelbai helping Palau Basketball on and off the court

Mahealani Adelbai has been representing Palau Basketball in the international stage since 2011 as a 13-year-old, and has grown into one of the leaders of youth basketball in the country.

Wini credits basketball as part of success

Lysa Wini is trailblazing a path for women in the Solomon Islands with her burgeoning career, and she credits her basketball experience as one of the keys to her success.


Basketball For Good

Vakacegu acknowledges the positive impact of Basketball For Good

Susana Vakacegu, one of the social workers of Homes of Hope, shared her experience with the Basketball For Good (B4G) programs of Basketball Fiji.

Fiji’s Binatagi giving back to the game he loves

Marika Binatagi is what you would call a basketball lifer in the Fiji basketball scene; the national team member has been involved with Basketball Federation (BF) development programs since 2008.

Savenaca believes in the positive impact of Basketball Fiji’s programs

Basketball Fiji’s (BF) Hoops For Health program at the Latter Day Saints (LDS) Primary School has made a profound impact on the students of the school, and also one of the teachers, Batisaresare Savenaca.

Basketball Fiji to launch Hoops For Health Online program

Basketball Fiji (BF) will launch their Hoops For Health Online program on the heels of their highly successful Bula Hoops Online program, to continue their adaptation to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Former Olympian Pulu impressed with BFPNG programs

Track legend and former Olympian, Peter Pulu, bestowed massive praise to Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea’s (BFPNG) Basketball For Good programs.