'Come Out & Play'
Bushrangers Basketball is Australia and NZ's largest LGBTIQA+ basketball club. Our club is proudly part of the Bushrangers Sporting Alliance (BSA). BSA's mission is to ensure LGBTIQA+ folk can access and participate in community sport. We have teams playing in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart, Darwin and Auckland. 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'.
Bushrangers Basketball 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 and WNBL powerhouse Southside Flyers!
BSA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the various lands on which their members enjoy sport and especially their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members. BSA pay their respects to Elders past, present and emerging. BSA celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal peoples and their ongoing cultures and connections to the lands and waters of the country.
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.
Bushrangers Basketball is stoked to announce our second
amb-kickass-ador is 3x3 and WNBL rising star Marena Whittle.
Marena has proudly represented Australia in 3x3 and was recently awarded Most Improved Player at Perth Lynx. With a move to Adelaide Lightening she is a player to watch this WNBL season.
Marena is a passionate advocate for inclusion and is pumped to be joining Shelley Gorman in our ambassador team.
WHERE TO FIND US
Bushrangers Basketball play at the following stadiums in Australia: