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National U15 Squads Released

Port Moresby, PNG – The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea have released their final 12 member squads (including 2 ghost players) for the FIBA U15 Oceania Championships that will be held in Port Moresby from the 4 - 8 December, 2018. A total of forty six U15 athletes were selected from the BFPNG National U15 Championships that were held in July, each vying for a spot on the Lagatoi’s Squad.more

BFPNG Job Opportunities

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) is seeking passionate and competent individuals for the following positions;

Executive Officer
Administration Officer
High Performance and Events Officermore

Khalu Steps Aside As Chief Executive Officer, Will Return to Australia For Family Reasons

Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea Chief Executive Officer Joel Khalu has stepped aside from his role and will return to Australia on Friday, October 13.more

Papua New Guinea Men Make It a Clean Sweep at the FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup

The host nation Papua New Guinea has capped off their undefeated run by overcoming New Caledonia 81-61 to keep the first-ever FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup in Papua New Guinea. After an undefeated group phase, Papua New Guinea managed to hold off the tough New Caledonia side and be crowned champions.more

Papua New Guinea Crowned first Ever FIBA Women's Melanesia Basketball Cup Champions

Papua New Guinea has put on a show for the home fans, defeated Fiji 77-58 taking out the first ever FIBA Women's Melanesia Basketball Cup. After an undefeated group phase, Papua New Guinea capitalised on this momentum and the home crowd to defeat the 2015 Pacific Games gold medalists Fiji.more

Time to Shine is Now Says Basketball CEO

The time to shine for PepsiPNG Men’s and Women’s National Basketball Teams is now, according to Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) Chief Executive Officer and men’s head coach Joel Khalu.more

Captain Muri Aiming to Finish Hoops Career on a High

PepsiPNG Men’s National Basketball Team Captain Dia Muri is aiming to finish his prestigious hoops career on a high. The 34-year old veteran recently announced that he will be retiring from international play, following the 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup.more

PNG Women's Basketballers Ready for Redemption

It's been a long two-years for seven representatives of the PepsiPNG Women’s National Basketball Team.more

Papua New Guinea Men's National Team Set to Challenge Filipino Basketball Leagues' Finest

As part of preparations for the upcoming FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup, the PepsiPNG Men’s National Basketball Team will face an international All-Star line-up comprised of the best players from the Filipino Association of PNG (FAPNG) Basketball League.more

Teammates Collide in Red vs Gold Inter-Squad Basketball Challenge

In one of their final hit-outs before the FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup gets underway, the PepsiPNG Women’s National Basketball Team will split into ‘Red’ and ‘Gold’ teams, which will do battle in an inter-squad exhibition game on Sunday, September 24.more

Melanesia Basketball Cups Tour Port Moresby Streets

As part of the 42nd Independence anniversary celebrations, members of the PepsiPNG Men’s and Women’s National Basketball Teams took the streets of Port Moresby to showcase the two FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cups.more

BFPNG Announces Paradise Beverages as Presenting Gold Sponsor for 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) are thrilled to announce that Paradise Beverages are the Presenting Gold Sponsor of the 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup.more

Junior Ready for Senior Basketball Challenge

Twenty-year-old James Banduru Jnr. admits he was surprised to read his name on the PNG Men’s National Team final list for the FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup.more

New Basketball Program Helping Combat Gender Based Violence

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) successfully rolled out their new ‘Mum’s A Hero’ program this week in Kaugere.more

PNG Women's National Roster Revealed for FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup

Fans of the Papua New Guinea women’s national team will see a blend of experience and youth when the side hits the TAIC show court at the 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup this September.more

Papua New Guinea Men's National Team Announced For FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup

BFPNG has announced its men’s national representative team that will compete in the 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup this coming September in Port Moresby.more

PNG Basketball National Squad Members Have Final Chance To Impress This Weekend

The country’s premier basketball players will be in action this weekend, when the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) hosts its final team selection training camp for the 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup.more

Competition Draw Now Set for 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) men’s national basketball team will open their 2017 FIBA Melanesia Cup campaign against the Solomon Islands, while the PNG women’s representative side will face 2015 Pacific Games female champions Fiji, in their first tournament encounter.more

Fitting Farewell as Knight Calls Day

Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) Special Projects Coordinator Steven Knight is headed back home to Australia.more

BFPNG Seeking Sponsorship for FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup

With ten-weeks to go before the first games of the inaugural FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup tip-off in Port Moresby, the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) is seeking sponsorship support from business houses and corporate community.more

Conillus Paving His Own Hoops Path

He originates from a long family list of Papua New Guinea basketball greatness, but 16-year old Conillus ‘Coni’ Muri is paving his own hoops path.more

BFPNG Announces National Squads for FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea has announced its senior national squads that will commence preparations for the FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup that is being held in Port Moresby this September.more

PMBL Men & NCDBL Women Claim Basketball National Championship Honours

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea crowned two new national champions on Saturday night, with PMBL #1 men and NCDBL women earning top honours.more

Referees & Officials Outstanding at BFPNG National Championships

Not only is the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) National Championships for men and women a stage for players and coaches to shine, it’s also a platform for referees and score bench officials to advance their skills as well.more

Wright Time for Brothers to Lead Kavieng at Hoops National Championships

It’s been two-years since the Wright brothers, Liam & Lloyd stepped onto the basketball courts at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre in Port Moresby. While physically both have grown taller and gotten stronger, nothing has changed with their attitudes. They wanted to win then and they still want to win now.more

Twenty Teams Set To Contest National Basketball Championships

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) National Championships for Men & Women will commence next Tuesday, July 4 at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre in Port Moresby.more

Khalu, Muri Appointed To Lead Papua New Guinea National Teams in FIBA Melanesia Cup

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) is thrilled to announce the head coaches for its national men’s and women’s teams, who will compete in the inaugural FIBA Melanesia Cup to qualify for the 2019 Pacific Games.more

Latest Twilight Basketball Phase Confirms Program Success

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea recently concluded its latest instalment of Twilight Basketball, with almost 2000 players taking part over the six Friday night sessions.more

Preparations Underway for 2017 BFPNG Men's & Women's National Championships

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) will host its 2017 National Championships for men & women from Monday, July 3 to Saturday, July 8 at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre in Port Moresby.more

EMTV and FIBA Enter Broadcast Partnership

Papua New Guinea’s oldest and largest free-to-air television broadcaster EMTV has signed a partnership agreement with FIBA (The International Basketball Federation) to become the “Official Broadcaster of the 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup”.more

BFPNG Successfully Launches FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) successfully launched the FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup today at the Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre (TAIC) in Port Moresby.more

Basketball Headlines Papua New Guinea Sports Awards Finalists

PORT MORESBY – The finalists for the 2017 Papua New Guinea SP Sports Awards (SPSA) have been announced. The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) has been featured in two separate categories.more

Papua New Guinea Basketball Secures New Venue Agreement

A landmark agreement will see the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre become the ‘Home of Hoops’ for the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG).more

Twilight Basketball Returns This Friday

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) will launch its second phase of Twilight Basketball this Friday, May 5 at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre (TAIC).more

2K Tigers Take Bite Out of Competition To Claim Easter 3X3 Hoops Title

Good Friday became great for the 2K Tigers Basketball club, after they successfully claimed the inaugural Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) Easter 3X3 Basketball Challenge senior men’s title at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre.more

Search Underway for Basketball PNG National Team Coaches and Officials

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) has commenced its search for coaches and managers of its senior national teams.more

3X3 Basketball Action This Good Friday

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) will be hosting its inaugural Easter 3X3 Basketball Challenge this Friday, April 14 at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre (TAIC).more

Pikinini's Using Basketball to Pioneer Peace

They might not know it just yet, but the next generation of Papua New Guinea basketballers are on the right track to making a positive difference.more

New Constitution Has Basketball Leading The Way in PNG

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) have successfully adopted a new Constitution, following its Annual General Meeting held in Port Moresby last Saturday.more

Pikinini's Take Centre Stage in New Basketball Program

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) will roll out another of its Hoops for Health initiatives this Wednesday, when the new Pikinini Hoops program gets underway at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre.more

FIBA Officially Announces Host & Dates for the FIBA Melanesian Basketball Cup

PORT MORESBY – The FIBA Melanesian Basketball Cup will see the best teams from the region battle it out for their chance at glory by claiming the coveted Melanesian Cup and earning their spot in the Pacific Games Basketball Tournament.more

Record Number Attend Hoops Coaching Course

Thirty-nine participants attended the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) Hoops for Health coaching course held yesterday at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre, while on the two days prior, thirty people took part in the Oceania Sports Education Program (OSEP) Community Coach & Official course, the most-ever for a course of this type held in PNG.more

La Fleur Shows Passion for PNG Hoops

Driving through Hohola always triggers fond childhood memories for Basketball star Annie La Fleur.

“I can remember climbing up mango trees with my brother and cousins and being outside playing until it was dark,” La Fleur recalled.more

Basketball Reveals Blueprint for Milestone Year

Hosting the first ever FIBA Melanesian Cup is the headlining act on the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) 2017 calendar.

The National Federation has released its activity plan for the year, with the major focus on establishing and building competitions at the men’s and women’s senior level.more

Basketball Set to Grow Coach & Official Numbers

Implementation of the National Federation’s new strategic plan is underway and the first item of call for Basketball Papua New Guinea in 2017 is to boost the numbers of coaches and officials.more

PNG U18 Men Split Australian Tour

The Papua New Guinea Under 18 Men’s National Basketball Team have split their two-game tour of Australia with one-win and one-loss.more

PNG U18 Men Ready For Aussie Tour

The Papua New Guinea Under 18 Men’s National Basketball Team will head to Australia this weekend, to play international exhibition games against selected Cairns Basketball representative lineups.more

PNG U18 Women Take Home Bronze

The Papua New Guinea Under 18 Women’s National Basketball Team have claimed the 2016 FIBA Oceania Championships Division-B Bronze Medal, following their 70-52 win against Guam this morning in Suva, Fiji.more

PNG U18 Men Edge Our Papuan Blacks V2 in Epic Encounter

The Papua New Guinea Under 18 Men’s National Team have defeated the Papuan Blacks V2, 56-53, in an exhibition game played at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre (TAIC) on Saturday night.more

Papua New Guinea Women Ready for FIBA Under 18 Oceania Championships

A top-four finish is the goal for the Papua New Guinea under 18 women’s national team, when they attend the 2016 FIBA Oceania Championships being held next week in Fiji.more

PBV2 Rainbow Travel Win Inaugural Hoops For Health Mixed Title

PBV2 Rainbow Travel have taken out the inaugural BFPNG Hoops for Health (H4H) Mixed Corporate-Social Basketball competition, following their 64-55 victory over Ink Shoppe at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre last night.more

Undefeated Sides Battle For Mixed Basketball Crown

Undefeated sides Ink Shoppe and PBV2 – Rainbow Travel, will face-off at 8pm this Wednesday night at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre for the title of Hoops for Health (H4H) Mixed Corporate-Social Competition champions.more

Daroa Continues Leadership of Basketball in Papua New Guinea

Mr. Nick Daroa will continue in his role as President of the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG), following the election of Executive’s at Saturday’s Annual General Meeting held in Port Moresby.more

BFPNG Partners with ExxonMobil PNG to Pilot Coaching Clinic for Hides School

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) has partnered with ExxonMobil PNG Limited (EMPNG) to initiate a youth empowerment program that incorporates both life-skills training and health awareness, using basketball as the medium.more

Record Numbers Take Part in Twilight Basketball Finale

A record number of 476 people visited the Taurama Indoor Aquatic Centre (TAIC) last Friday night to take part in the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea’s (BFPNG) final Twilight Basketball session for 2016.more

Shooting Hoops and Saving Lives in Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby has caught basketball fever. The Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre has been seeing a lot more visitors lately thanks to the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea’s (BFPNG) Twilight Basketball program.more

Basketball Partners with Blood Drive to Help Save Lives

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) have teamed up with the Port Moresby General Hospitals’ Sir Brian Bell Foundation (SBBF) Youth Blood Drive, creating the opportunity for people to donate blood at tonight’s Twilight Basketball session being held at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre.more

Training Underway For Countries Premier Junior Hoop Stars

Training commenced this week for the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) Under 18 Men’s & Women’s National squads. The teams are hard at work in preparation for the FIBA Oceania Championships that will be held in Suva, Fiji from December 4-11.more

Twilight a Highlight for PNG Basketball

The popularity of hoops in Papua New Guinea is certainly on the rise, after more than 300 people attended the first-ever Twilight Basketball session held at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre (TAIC) last Friday.more

Twilight Basketball Ready For Tip Off

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) is set to launch its new Twilight Basketball initiative tonight at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre (TAIC).more

Papua New Guinea Under 18 Basketball Teams Announced

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea is pleased to announce its 2016 Under 18 men’s and women’s national teams that will head to Fiji this December for the FIBA Oceania Championships.more

NCDABA Claim Men's & Women's National Honours

The National Capital District Amateur Basketball Association (NCDABA) had two reasons to celebrate on Saturday night, after both of their teams took out the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea Under 18 men’s and women’s national championship crowns.more

Under 18 Semi-Final Match-Ups Confirmed

Teams have reached the business end of the BFPNG Under 18 National Championship Tournament, with Saturday’s semi-final matchups now confirmed.more

Stage Set For BFPNG Under 18 National Championships

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) Under 18 National Championships begin this Wednesday, September 28 at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre in Port Moresby.more

Papua New Guinea Federation visit FIBA and its Foundation

Karo Lelai, Secretary and Board member of the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) and board member of the National Olympic Committee of PNG paid a visit to the House of Basketball. She gave a progress report to FIBA's Foundation on the common project and had meetings with FIBA’s development department and FIBA’s 3x3 department.more

PNG Hoop Stars Embark On Trip Of A Lifetime

Four of Papua New Guinea’s finest young basketball talents will take the next step along the international development pathway, by attending the inaugural FIBA Pacific Youth Leaders (PYL) Basketball Camp being held on the Gold Coast in Australia.more

Strengthening the Papua New Guinea Community Through Basketball

Amidst all the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Papua New Guinea’s largest city, Port Moresby, people are taking time out to improve themselves and their community.more

BFPNG Under 18 National Championships Confirmed

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) is inviting all affiliated associations from around the country to participate in the upcoming Under 18 Men’s and Women’s National Championships, to be held in Port Moresby from Tuesday, September 27 to Saturday, October 1 at the Taurama Aquatic Indoor Centre (TAIC).more

PNG Police Bringing Social Change and Basketball to Local School Children

Armed with healthy lifestyle messages and basketballs, the local police force will be entering schools in Papua New Guinea to address identified social issues. The PNG police department is working in partnership with the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to bring BFPNG’s Hoops for Health program to life.more

Farmer Continues P.N.G Hoops Dream

Papua New Guinea men’s national team representative Aron Farmer has a clear ambition for the 2019 Pacific Games in Tonga.more

Federation Heading to Alotau For Basketball Clinics

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea will continue its focus on grassroots development, by delivering basketball clinics in Alotau on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19.more

FIBA's Foundation, FIBA Oceania and BFPNG Announce Partnership

FIBA's Oceania regional office, the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) and FIBA's Foundation, the International Basketball Federation (IBF), have announced a partnership agreement through to 2018. This partnership will see IBF investment support the development of healthier and more inclusive communities through sport in Papua New Guinea (PNG).more

FIBA to host first-ever Pacific Youth Leaders Basketball Camp

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced the first ever Pacific Youth Leaders (PYL) Basketball Camp to be held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on the 2nd-11th of September 2016. In a historic move, FIBA in Oceania will bring together the Pacific's best emerging talent between the ages of 17-20 to participate in a 10-day elite basketball and youth development camp.more

Hilltopper Basketball Inks Marty Leahy to National Letter of Intent

Hilltopper basketball coach Rick Stansbury announced Tuesday the signing of Matineng-iakah "Marty" Leahy to a National Letter of Intent to join the program for the 2016-17 season.more

P.N.G Hoops Standout On The 'Wright' Path In The U.S.A

His first season in the United States college basketball system may have come to an end, but Papua New Guinea National Team standout Lloyd Wright knows his work has just begun.more

Papua New Guinea Basketball Is Changing the Game

'Changing The Game’ may have been announced as the new theme, but it was the revamped Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) logos that stole the show at Wednesday night’s re-launch event.more
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