'Come Out & Play'
Bushrangers Basketball comprises of teams based in several suburbs of Melbourne. Club President and founder Stella Lesic grew up playing basketball in Melbourne. Having experienced life as a closeted youth basketballer, they were driven to build safe spaces for everyone to 'Come Out & Play'.
They are the first official LGBTIQA+ basketball clubs entered into basketball comps in Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and Canberra in 2020! They pride themselves on creating safe spaces for LGBTIQA+ basketballers and their allies to play community sport.
They are seeking to generate interest in all players in the LGBTIQA+ community (and allies) who are disengaged in sporting activity or looking for a safe space to play basketball.
They have a strong focus on supporting the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse players. They are excited to now be an official diversity partner of Transgender Victoria!
Bushrangers Basketball is stoked to announce our first
amb-kickass-ador is former Australian Opal,
Shelley is a three time Olympian, an Olympic medalist and a Basketball Australia hall of famer.
Shelley shares Bushranger’s drive for promoting inclusion and diversity in basketball. She is also dedicated to improving fitness and wellness through her business Urban Warriors which she runs with her partner Kylie.
WHERE TO FIND US
Bushrangers Basketball play at the following stadiums:
COBURG BASKETBALL STADIUM
25 Outlook Rd
Coburg North VIC 3058
375 Albert Road
Melbourne VIC 3205
216/248 Rathdowne St
Carlton VIC 3053
16 Dixon Street
Auchenflower QLD 4066