News

All Star teams named

At the closing ceremony of the tournament, the FIBA Oceania All Star teams to compete in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in January 2005 were announced. Go to 'more info' and see the selected players, referees and coaches.more

New Zealand wins gold in men's final

COFFS HARBOUR - The New Zealand men's team won its third FIBA Oceania gold medal defeating Australia 86-74.more

Australia wins gold at FIBA Oceania Youth Tourname

COFFS HARBOUR - The Australian women's team successfully defended their FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament title.more

Fiji women worthy of bronze win

COFFS HARBOUR - Fiji claimed the women's bronze after a decisive win over Tahiti 111-61.more

Guam men beat Fiji to bronze

COFFS HARBOUR - Guam led all the way to win the men's bronze medal over a tired Fiji 99-77.more

Starting five only for Solomon Islands and Cook Is

COFFS HARBOUR - The Solomon Islands won their first game of the competition on the last day of the FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament.more

Papua New Guinea women beat depleted New Caledonia

COFFS HARBOUR - In a battle for fifth place in the FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament Papua New Guinea beat New Caledonia 111-109 in overtime.more

New Zealand through to women's final

COFFS HARBOUR - It was a game of two halves. Fiji looked like it was their night in the first, but after they got into foul trouble New Zealand steamrolled home for a win to put them into the women's final (95-64).more

New Zealand men through to FIBA Oceania Final

COFFS HARBOUR - New Zealand successfully qualified for the FIBA Oceania men's final after beating Guam 96-55.more

Have a look at the photo gallery!!

Our photo gallery has heaps of photos from the tournament. Have a look at the players during their games, at the schools and performing at the Cultural night.

Thanks to our volunteer media ladies, Emily and Belinda, for doing such a fantastic job.more

Results go favourites' way

COFFS HARBOUR - Results of Day Four's quarter final matches went as expected.more

Cultural Night a big hit

The first ever FIBA Oceania Cultural Performance, held last night, was a big hit with the players and the local Coffs Harbour community. Each federation showcased their National costumes, songs and dance to a crowd in excess of 400 people.more

Australian men after first FIBA Oceania title

COFFS HARBOUR - In one of the most exciting games of the Tournament so far, the Australian men showed they're on track to win their first FIBA Oceania titlemore

Fiji beats Tahiti in a battle of the middle teams

COFFS HARBOUR - Fiji led from the start to beat Tahiti 75-56.more

New Caledonian men notch up first win

COFFS HARBOUR - New Caledonia won it's first match of the tournament, beating Papua New Guinea 72-44.more

Aussie Women a Tower of Power

The Australian women were just too tall over the smaller Solomon Islands.more

Roaring supporters build confidence for the PNG Wo

The pressure was on Papua New Guinea to defend their high-scoring Round 2 win.more

Fiji Women Stirring the pot for the Cooks!

In round 3, Fiji had the size and the power over the Cook Islands. They played with tremendous force and a strong commitment and followed through to score points. The final score was 157 - 28.more

Fiji team - a family affair

COFFS HARBOUR - The Fiji women's team is a family affair. Dad Michael Whippy is the coach, mother Caroline the assistant coach and daughters Mikaelar and Letava - the star players.more

Australia sticks to game plan to beat PNG

COFFS HARBOUR - Australian head coach Mal Keene is pleased with his team's form after beating Papua New Guinea 115-31.more

Australia unfazed by New Caledonia style

COFFS HARBOUR - It was always going to be an unbalanced affair. Australia's disciplined play up against New Caledonia's wild free-flowing style.more

Leon Henry top scores for New Zealand

COFFS HARBOUR - In an exciting display of three-point accuracy Leon Henry guided New Zealand to their second win of the tournament, 95-36.more

Fighting Hard to gain newer heights.

After the win over Papua New Guinea yesterday, Guam was entering the game with new goals in sight,more

Powerful force from Papua New Guinea

The match between Papua New Guinea and Cook Islands Women was a very physical and hard encounter,more

Close call for Australian women

The Australian women's team won their opening encounter by just one point in a thrilling encounter against the New Zealand Junior Tall Ferns, 60 points to 59.more

Australian men confirm their favouritism

The Australian men's team confirmed their favouritism for the Gold medal by defeating the highly fancied New Caledonian boys, 110 points for 41.more

Teams welcomed to Coffs Harbour

COFFS HARBOUR - President of FIBA Oceania Bob Elphinston officially welcomed teams competing in the 5th Oceania Youth Tournament at the Opening Ceremonymore

Tahiti women off to good start

COFFS HARBOUR - The Tahiti women's team ran out 53-point winners against the Cook Islands in the opening game of the 5th FIBA Oceania Tournament.more

Fiji women happy to get first win

COFFS HARBOUR - In a highly charged, fast paced game Fiji were too strong for Papua New Guinea winning 91-36.more

Tahiti men beat Cook Islands in physical encounter

COFFS HARBOUR - Despite it being the first time Tahiti had played together as a team they managed to beat the Cook Islands 67-58.more

Short Guam men rise to record heights

COFFS HARBOUR - What the Guam men lack in height they make up for in speed and scoring. They are the first team in the 5th FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament to crack the 100-point markmore

New Zealand men too strong for vocal Fiji

COFFS HARBOUR - If the vocal crowd at the Coffs Harbour Indoor Stadium was any indication you would have thought Fiji had won the game. In fact, it went all New Zealand's way from the start.more

The flags are flying

The main street of Coffs Harbour has come alive with 22 colourful banners promoting the Youth Tournament. The banners will fly until the completion of the tournament.more

New Backboards in Coffs Harbour

Thanks to a donation from AFS Horner Floors, the Coffs Harbour Indoor Stadium now has a new set of glass backboards on court 1. This upgrade is in preparation for the Youth Tournament, which is now just 2 weeks away.more

Fiji men prepared to defend gold

The Fiji Youth mens team has had Mekeli Wesley,the most successful Fijian basketball player ever, working with them. Mekeli has just returned from playing professionally in Belgium, and the team has really gained alot from Mekeli's experience.more

Want to know who is playing in the tournament?

If you are looking for the names of the players in the teams, go to 'View Clubs", then select the country, then either men or women, and then select the "players' button. There you will see the names of the players chosen to represent their country.more
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