Founded from a love of Basketball as a sport, Parramatta Basketball Association started in the humble beginnings of a school gym in 1959. Starting with women’s teams, PBA graduated to men’s teams and had to find a second venue because of the influx of players.
Soon the passionate volunteers hunted for new quarters and found a disused, derelict building in Wyatt Park that was owned by AGE/GEC. PBA negotiated a 3-year lease with AGE/GEC and settled into the building before petitioning the then Auburn Council to do a deal with GEC to exchange some land for the site in Wyatt Park. Auburn Council swapped the now Auburn Basketball Centre for a building in Silverwater and that allowed PBA to settle into a long lease with Council.
Some 40 years later, PBA are at the forefront of delivering basketball competitions to the local community. Our games are digitally recorded using the latest technology involving iPads and Videos of game highlights using Glory League, a system that follows the ball and gives a complete game experience to players. We are continuing to develop new solutions and innovating existing products to deliver the very best to our customers.
Currently the Sydney Kings Training Facility, Cumberland (Auburn) Basketball Centre is the Jewel in the Crown of Cumberland Council.
In 2015 a book called “The Rise of the Parramatta Basketball Association and the Birth of the Ultimate Basketball League” was created, and features 132 pages of photos and information surrounding the history of the association. Click this link for more information on the book.