FIBA Oceania update

Women in Basketball

Women leaders in Oceania paving the path for the future of basketball

Pacific women basketball leaders are leading the way in the growth of basketball within the region, with fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to developing the game.

Foundation’s female voices: “Basketball is a powerful tool to influence and change lives”

Jubilee Kuartei discovered basketball when she was 12 years old; it was the only sport competition between schools at the time. She played both in primary and high school and just kept on playing.

I’m a Girl program launched in Lautoka

The I’m A Girl program returned in Fiji to coincide with their week-long celebration of International Women’s Day by Basketball Fiji.



BFPNG set up basketball court for Pikinini Hoops in St. Francis

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) went above and beyond its mission to spread the movement of basketball in the country.

Fiji’s Bula Hoops gives recognition to Lautoka participants

The future stars of Fiji basketball have passed yet another test and reached another milestone, completing the Bula Hoops League program organised in Lautoka and against all odds celebrated its participants’ long-delayed graduation rites.

SNBA Launch Basketball Academy

The Samoa National Basketball Association (SNBA) has launched the ‘Samoa Academy’, with a goal of continuing to promote basketball in more ways than one and for the development of the sport in the long run.

Balekiwai making the most out of his opportunities

With imposed lockdowns by the government intermittently during these challenging times, Basketball Fiji had to restructure their Bula Hoops program to an online format last year and one of the beneficiaries is an aspiring coach, Adriu Balekiwai.



Samoa start preparation for FIBA U17 Championship

The Samoa National Basketball Association (SNBA) started its organised national tryouts for new and seasoned talents vying to fly the country’s flag in this year’s gathering of the best U17 players in the region.

Marshall Islands starts to prepare for Micronesia Games with new Board

With a newly established Board in place at the conclusion of the Marshall Islands Basketball Federation’s (MIBF) Annual General Meeting, the Federation has set its sights on preparing for the 2022 Micronesian Games as its main goal moving forward after the pandemic.

FIBA Melanesia Cup postponed to April 2022

The FIBA Melanesia Cup 2021 set to be played in Fiji has been postponed due to the ongoing health pandemic, in an announcement by Basketball Fiji and FIBA.

FIBA Polynesia Cup postponed to February 2022

The FIBA Polynesia Cup 2021 to be held in Samoa has been postponed due to the lingering pandemic issues, the Samoa National Basketball Association (SNBA) and FIBA has announced.