iAthletic and Basketball Australia ink largest apparel deal in basketball

The deal will see Basketball Australia's teams and athletes rep iAthletic kits for the next three years

Basketball Australia and iAthletic are today announcing the country’s largest basketball apparel deal that will fit out athletes across all of Australian basketball for the next three years.  

iAthletic are Australia’s number one supplier of basketball uniforms kitting out athletes with over 350 thousand items per year and servicing over 370 teams & clients.  
iAthletic started in 2015 and have established a reputation as an industry leading apparel company operating from Melbourne, Australia. The company have produced game wear and merchandise for Basketball Australia’s high-performance teams since 2018 and specialise in designing for variable conditions and climates. 

Fans will be able to rep iAthletic designs alongside their favourite Australian players, with the deal extending a greater retail footprint for official merchandise as the teams prepare for the Paris 2024 Olympics.  

iAthletic Managing Director Dave Biwer is delighted to announce the new deal.  

“We have been working with Basketball Australia for the past eight years and have a great understanding of what elite athletes need to perform.  We take great pride in our world-class product range; we are always looking at trends and new fabrication techniques that will give our athletes the edge,” said Biwer.  

“We are a proud all Australian company that is leading the way in basketball performance gear and this new deal makes sense as together we work to ensure our teams remain the best in the world.” 

Executive General Manager - High Performance and former Boomer’s captain Jason Smith OLY is focused on outcomes.  

“We wanted a partner in this space who really understands the needs of athletes, has the capacity to fit out large numbers of teams travelling in all conditions and wants to work with us to create something uniquely Australian,” said Smith. 

“The team at iAthletic have worked closely with our athletes to create bespoke uniforms that are comfortable, durable and most importantly performance focused. Our teams are so proud to represent our country and to have an apparel partner that is wholly Australian owned is important to our business.”

Tristan Knowles will make history as the 2nd ever Roller to compete at a 6th Paralympic Games in August and he can’t wait to don iAthletic’s green and gold kit. 
"I am so tremendously excited for this announcement and deal that will continue to see us compete against the world's best in the very best kit,” said Knowles 

"iAthletic has such a great reputation when it comes to producing incredibly good looking and feeling uniforms so this is amazing news. When you take on the world's best, you want to be dressed by the best.” 
Australian Gangurrus 3x3 representative Anneli Maley who was a part of the historic run at the recent FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament is a fan of the iAthletic range.

“We usually play in hot and humid conditions so having gear that breathes and moves with you is so important. The iAthletic range is made for athletes so we know we are in good hands,” said Maley.  

iAthletic will fit out all national teams and the Centre of Excellence ensuring our athletes have the best opportunity for success.  
Check out the Aussie Basketball Store and rep the official merchandise of Australian basketball in 2024. iAthletic recently dropped the new iComfort tonals range which is available online - available alongside Basketball Australia official team apparel. 

 Basketball Australia – Teams  

  1. The Boomers – Senior Men
  2. The Seven Consulting Opals – Senior Women
  3. The Emerging Boomers – U23 Men 
  4. The Emerging Opals – U23 Women 
  5. The Emus – U19 Australian Men 
  6. The Gems – U19 Australian Women 
  7. The Crocs – U17 Australian Men 
  8. The Sapphires – U17 Australian Women 
  9. The Australian Rollers – Senior Wheelchair Men 
  10. The Australian Gliders – Senior Wheelchair Women 
  11. The Australian Spinners – U23 Wheelchair Men 
  12. The Australian Devils – U25 Wheelchair Women 
  13. Australian 3x3 – Senior Men 
  14. Australian 3x3 – Senior Women 
  15. Australian 3x3 - U18 Men 
  16. Australian 3x3 – U18 Women
  17. BA Centre of Excellence Programs Men / Women

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