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Basketball Australia in partnership with Visit Victoria are today announcing Ford BALLIN’24 a major international series featuring Australia’s top teams against China and Japan at John Cain Arena from 2 – 5 July 2024.

Over four nights in July, the Boomers, Seven Consulting Opals, Rollers, Gliders & 3×3 Gangurrus men and women’s teams will come together for a massive series in preparation for the Paris 2024 Olympics & Paralympics.

A stack of domestic and international talent is locked in for Ford BALLIN’24 with the likes of Josh Giddey and Tess Madgen featuring for the Boomers and Opals. Both teams will battle Team China offering a prime opportunity for audiences to see Australia’s best players on home soil.

Australia’s 3×3 Gangurrus, the current FIBA Asia Cup Champions, will play against the might of Team China. Australia’s wheelchair stars will face Japan with the Gliders and Rollers alternating across the schedule. 

Basketball Australia CEO Matt Scriven was joined by The Hon. Jacinta Allan MP, Premier of Victoria and The Hon. Steven Dimopoulos MP, Minister for Tourism, Sport & Major Events at John Cain Arena this morning alongside players Chris Goulding, Tess Madgen, Sam White, Ally Wilson & Will Hickey to officially announce the series.

“Over the past few years, we’ve watched on proudly as Victorian basketball talent have been making an impact on the world stage, and these games will bring the thrill of international basketball to Melbourne and give Victorians the chance to cheer on their favourite hometown heroes.”

“We look forward to welcoming big crowds to Melbourne, who will deliver another boost to our state’s thriving, $37.8 billion visitor economy.” – Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos.

“Australia is a global powerhouse in basketball, to have all our national teams in Melbourne playing at the same venue is a win for fans. John Cain Arena is the perfect setting for world class basketball, this is an incredible send off for our teams as they head to Paris.”- Basketball Australia CEO, Matt Scriven.

Ford Ballin’24 Melbourne
Date Sessions Event Start
TUE 2 July  Session 1 – Boomers Shootaround, 3×3, Gliders & Rollers  
Session 2 – Boomers vs China  
11:00
19:30 
WED 3 July   Session 1 – Opals Shootaround, 3×3, Gliders  
Session 2 – Opals vs China  
11:00
19:30
THU 4 July   Session 1 – Boomers Shootaround, 3×3, Coaches Clinic & Rollers  
Session 2 – Boomers vs China  
11:00
19:30
FRI 5 July   Session 1 – Opals Shootaround, 3×3, Gliders & Rollers  
Session 2 – Opals vs China 
11:00
19:30

 

Tickets available from Ticketek 

 

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