Melbourne Tigers Junior Basketball Club is thrilled to announce a three-year partnership with the AUSA Hoops, Australia’s leading US Touring Program.

This collaboration marks an exciting moment for the storied Melbourne Tigers Juniors Program to provide access to development and experiences in the US, along with considerable support with the pathway to US College basketball for the club’s most promising young players.

A New Look Jersey

As part of this partnership, AUSA Hoops will proudly be the jersey sponsor for the Melbourne Tigers Juniors Program. This partnership represents more than just a branding opportunity; it’s an opportunity to display the shared values and a commitment to excellence in basketball.

Melbourne Tigers Juniors USA Tours

Highlighting the partnership, AUSA Hoops will develop a bespoke USA Tour for the Tigers in December 2024 and 2026. These tours are set to provide exciting opportunities to experience NBA, College and High School basketball in the USA.

After more than 10 years running tours to the United States, AUSA is excited to provide this club tour for the Tigers Juniors Program exclusively for their players.

“It is a tremendous honour to have our logo share some space on the storied Melbourne Tigers uniform”

— AUSA Hoops Vic Regional Director, Ed Summers

“This partnership allows us to support the Tigers with their uniforms, and also provide some exciting experiences in the USA for members of the club” said Ed Summers, the Victorian Regional Director for AUSA Hoops.

“We are excited to partner with AUSA Hoops to support opportunities for our Melbourne Tigers Junior Program.”mentioned Rebecca Thorburn, General Manager, Melbourne Central Basketball Association (managing Association of the Melbourne Tigers).

““With AUSA Hoops integral partnership with Basketball Australia Pathways and reputation, we feel the partnership will provide further opportunities and experiences for our Melbourne Tigers Juniors that we currently don’t offer.””

— Rebecca Thorburn, General Manager, Melbourne Central Basketball Association