Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws; the team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play is mandated. Players advance the ball by bouncing it while walking or running or by passing it to a teammate, both of which require considerable skill. On offense, players may use a variety of shots -- a dunk, it is a violation to lift or drag one's pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands resume dribbling.
The five players on each side at a time fall into five playing positions: the tallest player is the center, the tallest and strongest is the power forward, a shorter but more agile big man is the small forward, the shortest players or the best ball handlers are the shooting guard and the point guard, who implements the coach's game plan by managing the execution of offensive and defensive plays. Informally, players may play three-on-three, two-on-two, one-on-one. Invented in 1891 by Canadian-American gym teacher James Naismith in Springfield, United States, basketball has evolved to become one of the world's most popular and viewed sports; the National Basketball Association is the most significant professional basketball league in the world in terms of popularity, salaries and level of competition. Outside North America, the top clubs from national leagues qualify to continental championships such as the Euroleague and FIBA Americas League; the FIBA Basketball World Cup and Men's Olympic Basketball Tournament are the major international events of the sport and attract top national teams from around the world.
Each continent hosts regional competitions for national teams, like FIBA AmeriCup. The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup and Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament feature top national teams from continental championships; the main North American league is the WNBA, whereas strongest European clubs participate in the EuroLeague Women. In early December 1891, Canadian James Naismith, a physical education professor and instructor at the International Young Men's Christian Association Training School in Springfield, was trying to keep his gym class active on a rainy day, he sought a vigorous indoor game to keep his students occupied and at proper levels of fitness during the long New England winters. After rejecting other ideas as either too rough or poorly suited to walled-in gymnasiums, he wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot elevated track. In contrast with modern basketball nets, this peach basket retained its bottom, balls had to be retrieved manually after each "basket" or point scored.
Basketball was played with a soccer ball. These round balls from "association football" were made, at the time, with a set of laces to close off the hole needed for inserting the inflatable bladder after the other sewn-together segments of the ball's cover had been flipped outside-in; these laces could dribbling to be unpredictable. A lace-free ball construction method was invented, this change to the game was endorsed by Naismith; the first balls made for basketball were brown, it was only in the late 1950s that Tony Hinkle, searching for a ball that would be more visible to players and spectators alike, introduced the orange ball, now in common use. Dribbling was not part of the original game except for the "bounce pass" to teammates. Passing the ball was the primary means of ball movement. Dribbling was introduced but limited by the asymmetric shape of early balls. Dribbling was common by 1896, with a rule against the double dribble by 1898; the peach baskets were used until 1906 when they were replaced by metal hoops with backboards.
A further change was soon made, so the ball passed through. Whenever a person got the ball in the basket, his team would gain a point. Whichever team got; the baskets were nailed to the mezzanine balcony of the playing court, but this proved impractical when spectators in the balcony began to interfere with shots. The backboard was introduced to prevent this interference. Naismith's handwritten diaries, discovered by his granddaughter in early 2006, indicate that he was nervous about the new game he had invented, which incorporated rules from a children's game called duck on a rock, as many had failed before it. Frank Mahan, one of the players from the original
University of West Alabama
The University of West Alabama is a public university located in Livingston, United States. Founded in 1835, the school began as a church-supported school for young women called Livingston Female Academy; the original Board of Trustees of Livingston Female Academy was selected in 1836, four of the seven board members were Presbyterians. The university serves students in several academic colleges and divisions on a 600-acre campus in west-central Alabama. UWA offers a wide arrangement of degree programs including associate, bachelor's, master's,educational specialist, educational doctorate degrees; the university hosts concerts, lectures and spring theatrical productions and spring commencement exercises, intercollegiate athletic events. Its athletics teams, known as the West Alabama Tigers, are members of the Gulf South Conference and compete in the NCAA's Division II in all sports except two; the men's and women's rodeo teams compete in the Ozark Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.
The University of West Alabama began as Livingston Female Academy in 1835. As a church-related female academy, it admitted its first students in 1839; the school was established by ethnic Scots-Irish Presbyterians, who controlled the majority of seats on the first board of trustees selected in 1836. The purpose of the school was to educate future teachers, while offering course work in art, music and home economics. Tuition at this time was $20 annually with an additional $25 charged for piano lessons and $10 for French language and embroidery. Jones Hall was the first building constructed on the campus in 1837, was located near what is now Brock Hall.. On January 15, 1840, state lawmakers incorporated Livingston Female Academy, granted it tax-exempt status, gave the board the authority to establish rules and regulations. Livingston Female Academy awarded its first diploma in 1843 to Elizabeth Houston, the daughter of M. L. Houston, a prominent local businessman and a school trustee; the first principal of the school was A. A. Kimbrell, followed by Margaret McShan.
In 1853, Dr. Robert Dickens Webb arrived in Sumter County and served as a trustee for more than 40 years, he led the school during the American Civil War and Reconstruction through the 1870s, helping to keep the institution open. The main administration building that sits in the middle of campus today is named in his honor. In 1878, the institution changed its name to Livingston Normal College. Education reformer Julia Strudwick Tutwiler joined the faculty in 1881 as co-principal with her uncle, Carlos Green Smith, former president of the University of Alabama. In 1882–1883, state lawmakers provided $2,500 for tuition and supplies. Tutwiler and state legislator Addison Gillespie Smith helped secure this appropriation. In 1883, the school was renamed the Alabama Normal College for Girls and Livingston Female Academy, to better reflect the new mission of the institution, providing students with choices of either two- or four-year programs. "Normal training" was the term used at that time to describe teacher education that represented high school plus two years of college education.
The Normal College presented its first diplomas at the 1886 commencement exercises. In 1890, Tutwiler was named president of the college, she is the only woman to have been president. During her tenure, Tutwiler aided in establishing the Alabama Girls' Industrial Institute and in having the first women admitted to the University of Alabama in 1893. In the early 20th century new leadership brought a new name to the college as well. George William Brock was hired by the trustees in 1907 to oversee the institution's financial affairs. Following Tutwiler's retirement in 1910, Brock assumed the presidency. Alumni formed the first alumni association. Men were admitted to the institution as regular students in 1915. Foust Hall was built in 1922 as a lab school where college professors taught, students observed and participated in classroom instruction; the building's open-air plan with a central courtyard became a building design familiar to many Alabamians. In 1928, both Bibb Graves Hall and Brock Hall were added to the physical plant under this plan.
In 1929, the Alabama State Board of Education took over supervision and renamed the facility the Livingston State Teachers College. Under George William Brock, in 1929 the school founded. A football team was added in 1931. With striped uniforms, the college took the tiger as its mascot, the sports teams continue to be known as the UWA Tigers. After president Brock retired in 1936, Noble Franklin Greenhill took over and served until 1944. Under Greenhill, campus life flourished as social sororities and intercollegiate sports in baseball and football were added; the first homecoming celebration was held in 1939. World War II brought such a decline in enrollment; when William Wilson Hill assumed the presidency in 1944 after Greenhill left, he commissioned studies to determine if the institution should continue as a four-year college. Hill began with only 92 students, so he set out to recruit veterans. With more men on campus, the interest in sports was revived, servicemen were aided financially in going to college by the GI Bill, which increased the educational level of a generation of men.
Tiger Stadium was built in 1952. The first campus fraternities were established during Wilson's presidency; the college gained a reputation for teacher education in the region and state
Power forward (basketball)
The power forward known as the four, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. It has been referred to as the "post" position. Power forwards play a role similar to that of center, they play offensively with their backs towards the basket and position themselves defensively under the basket in a zone defense or against the opposing power forward in man-to-man defense. The power forward position entails a variety of responsibilities, one of, rebounding. Many power forwards are noted for their mid-range jump-shot, several players have become accurate from 12 to 18 feet. Earlier, these skills were more exhibited in the European style of play; some power forwards, known as stretch fours, have since extended their shooting range to three-point field goals. In the NBA, power forwards range from 6' 8" to 7' 0" while in the WNBA, power forwards are between 6' 1" and 6' 4". Despite the averages, a variety of players fit "tweener" roles which finds them in the small forward or center position depending on matchups and coaching decisions.
Some power forwards play the center position and have the skills, but lack the height, associated with that position
The Perth Wildcats are an Australian professional basketball team based in Perth, Western Australia. The Wildcats compete in the National Basketball League and play their home games at RAC Arena, known colloquially as "The Jungle", their sister team, the Perth Lynx, play in the Women's National Basketball League. After three years of strong lobbying to the NBL, the creation of a national basketball team in Perth occurred in 1982; the Westate Wildcats were played out of the 800-seat Perry Lakes Basketball Stadium. Interest in basketball grew throughout the community and in 1984 the Westate Wildcats became the Perth Wildcats; the Wildcats have gone on to become the highest-drawing and most successful team in the league, having won NBL championships in 1990, 1991, 1995, 2000, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019, placing the team four ahead of Melbourne United, who has five championships. Since 1987, the Wildcats have made 33-straight post-season appearances, an accomplishment matched by no other professional sports team in Australia.
The Wildcats are the city's only major professional basketball team and are one of Western Australia's major summer sport teams, along with the Perth Scorchers, the Western Warriors and Perth Glory. Wildcats players are active members of the Perth community, with the off-court structures aimed at making the players better people so that they could become better players cited as the biggest key to success. There are personal qualities demanded from owner Jack Bendat down through every rank of the organisation, being a proactive part of community work through its InspiRED program, is pivotal; the public support for the Wildcats has been deemed remarkable the way fans have bought into the brand to create the "Red Army". The Wildcats' sturdy culture has long been built on a history of winning. In 2009, after being on the brink of bankruptcy, Jack Bendat and then-chief executive officer Nick Marvin transformed the franchise, focusing on being family-friendly and engaging with children in Western Australia.
From a zero-tolerance swearing policy to always making eye contact and acknowledging supporters, players have a 350-hour community engagement obligation, 200 hours above what the collective bargaining agreement requires. In 2009, instead of doing 20 school visits per year, the Wildcats started doing 100; this increased to 200 school visits in 2010, the year after it rose again to 220. Under Marvin, the philosophy was: the more engaged the Wildcats were with the West Australian community, the more fans they accumulated; as a result, they are the most successful franchise in NBL history and one of the most competitive professional sporting teams in the world, with crowds at Perth Arena the best and unmatched in the NBL. The Wildcats have enjoyed large home crowds since moving into Perth Arena in 2012, resulting in arguably the greatest home-court advantage in the NBL. In January 2017, the Wildcats became the first NBL franchise to break the 10,000-member barrier; as a result of their large fan base, known as the "Red Army", the Wildcats have set numerous record sell-out crowds at Perth Arena.
A record crowd of 13,559 watched the Adelaide 36ers knock off the Wildcats 106–102 on 16 January 2015. A capacity crowd of 13,611 attended Game 3 of the 2017 Grand Final series on 5 March 2017, matching the Wildcats' highest-attendance record. A capacity crowd of 13,611 attended the Wildcats vs Melbourne United match on 12 January 2018, marking the seventh time topping 13,000 at Perth Arena in 2017–18; the Wildcats went on to record the highest attendance for a team during an NBL season with 183,689 fans attending their home games during the 2017–18 regular season. Since 2012, the team has been forced on an extended road trip for much of December due to Perth's annual hosting of the Hopman Cup at Perth Arena in early January; when the Wildcats have won the NBL title, the team's victory celebration and ceremony has been held in the City of Perth at Forrest Place. In 1979, the National Basketball League in Australia was formed, it took another three years of lobbying by the Perth basketball community, led by personalities like Gordon Ellis, before a team in Western Australia became a reality.
Formed in 1982 as the Westate Wildcats, the Wildcats became the first, so far only, Western Australian team to compete in the NBL. The team was coached by Henry Daigle and captained by Mike Ellis, they played out of Perry Lakes Basketball Stadium, they struggled finishing 10th with a 10 -- 16 win/loss record. Gordon Ellis took over as coach in 1983, but a 6–16 record ensued, with the Wildcats finishing well out of the finals race in 13th position. In 1984, the team was renamed the Perth Wildcats, but with coach Lynn Massey at the helm, the Wildcats finished on the bottom of the ladder with only three wins—an all-time low for the team. A fourth coach in Jay Brehmer came into the team for the 1985 season. Brehmer and imports Dan Clausen and Roland Brooks looked to lead the Wildcats to a finals berth for the first time, but they narrowly missed out on the post-season with a 13–13 record and an eighth-place finish; the Wildcats suffered a major setback in 1986 with the loss of the high-scoring Roland Brooks, after he suffered a season-ending injury just 10 games into the season.
Without their star import, the Wildcats struggled to be competitive as they finished the season in 12th place with an 8–18 record. Many changes occurred in 1987. Most the team moved from the small confines of Perry Lakes Stadium to what
Mark Davis (basketball, born 1960)
Mark Davis is an American-Australian former professional basketball player who played in National Basketball League for the Adelaide 36ers between 1985 and 2001, gaining the nickname of "The Chairman of the Boards" for his record-breaking rebounding achievements. Born in Philadelphia, Davis became an Australian citizen in 1992. Davis played college basketball for St. Augustine's. In 1982–83, he averaged 20.5 points per game. Davis' first professional gig came in 1984, playing for Hamilton in the New Zealand NBL. There, he was named rebounding champion, he spent the 1984–85 season playing in Mexico for Dorados de Chihuahua where he helped the team win the championship. In 1985, Davis moved to Adelaide where he joined both the South Adelaide Panthers of the SA State League and the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League. According to long time 36ers and Panthers teammate Scott Ninnis, Davis was the Panthers 2nd choice and was only recruited to the club after 6'9" American centre Bill Coon left after just 4 days in Adelaide.
Ninnis told that after "scoring some healthy points" in his first game for Souths, Davis was ejected from the game before half-time leaving the club wondering what they had come across. Davis came to the attention of 36ers' coach Ken Cole after dominating performances for the Panthers, just five games into the 1985 NBL season, Davis was signed by the NBL club and made an immediate impact, forming the league's leading front-court combination with Moscow Olympian Peter Ali, fellow import, 6'9" centre Bill Jones. Davis made his NBL debut for Adelaide on 4 May 1985 in a Round 4 clash with the Bankstown Bruins at the Apollo Stadium in Adelaide, he showed he would be a player to be reckoned with by top scoring for the home side with 32 points while grabbing 14 rebounds in a 117–110 Adelaide win. Although he only played in 22 games for the 36ers during 1985, Davis won the club's MVP award after averaging 27.9 points, 17.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He scored a season-high 42 points in Adelaide's 144–112 win over St Kilda in Melbourne, while his season-high rebound game was again at home against the Canberra Cannons when he pulled down 29 boards, just two shy of the 36ers record of 31 held by Dan Clausen.
The 36ers, including guards Al Green, Darryl Pearce and Mike McKay, made its first Grand Final appearance that season against the Brisbane Bullets. After a record 151–103 semi-final win over Newcastle, Adelaide were the favourite heading into the game at the Sleeman Sports Centre in Brisbane, but the team suffered a shock 125–90 loss to a Bullets team coached by Brian Kerle and featuring future NBL Hall of Famers Leroy Loggins, Cal Bruton, Larry Sengstock, Danny Morseu and "The Rat" Ron Radliff. By the start of the 1986 NBL season, Davis was regarded as the premier power forward in the country, with a team leading 25.3 points and 16.1 rebounds per game, led the 36ers to their second straight Grand Final in 1986 on a back of a 24–2 record. Davis went on to lead the 36ers to the championship in three games over the Bullets in the NBL's inaugural Grand Final series, winning the NBL's inaugural Grand Final MVP award in the process. Although he was a Power forward, Davis was named at Centre in the All-NBL First Team for 1986, the first of 5 times he was named to the All NBL team.
Following the 36ers championship win over Brisbane, Davis spent the off-season playing for the Long Island Knights in the United States Basketball League before returning to Adelaide for the start of the 1987 NBL season. Ken Cole in his place came Gary Fox. Despite the change of coach, Davis' great form continued 1987 and he was rewarded when he was named joint NBL Most Valuable Player with Brisbane's Leroy Loggins, while gaining All-NBL First Team honours. Davis averaged 26.1 points and 17.5 rebounds in his MVP season and 1987 saw the 36ers finish the regular season in first place, but the defending champions were upset in a three-game semi-final series against the emerging Perth Wildcats. The season was the first year that Davis led the league in total rebounding, an achievement he would repeat in 1992. 1987 saw the start of the rivalry between Davis and Perth Wildcats' big man, the "Alabama Slamma" James Crawford. Both were import players, friends off the court. Davis and Crawford electrified the crowds at the Apollo Stadium or Clipsal Powerhouse in Adelaide and the Superdome and Entertainment Centre in Perth, as well as other venues around Australia with their spectacular dunks, general athleticism and rebounding with each the dominant player on their respective teams.
On "The Golden Era" DVD about the Adelaide 36ers in the 1980s, Davis said of Crawford that "He made so many cats into poster child's with his dunks" and that whenever he played against Crawford his main goal other than winning the game was not to get dunked on by JC. Early in his NBL career, known as "Pud" to his teammates, was given the nickname'Chairman of the Boards' because of his dominance at rebounding, in 1990 he was named captain of the 36ers by new coach Don Shipway. 1990 would be the first time since 1983 that the 36ers would miss the NBL Finals. With Davis leading the way, along with new point guard Butch Hays, 6'10" centres Mark Bradtke and Brett Wheeler and guards Darryl Pearce
Ricky Ray Grace is an American-Australian former professional basketball player who spent the majority of his career in the Australian National Basketball League with the Perth Wildcats. Ricky "Amazing" Grace first played college basketball at Midland College, transferring after two years to the University of Oklahoma alongside future NBA player Mookie Blaylock. In 1988, his last year at Oklahoma, Grace helped the Oklahoma Sooners reach the championship game of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, where they were defeated by the Kansas Jayhawks. Selected in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz in the third round, he failed to make the active roster of an NBA team. Soon after, Grace was invited by Perth Wildcats general manager Cal Bruton to play for the Australian club, where he played his entire professional career, captained the club from 2002/03 until his retirement. During his time with the club Grace played an integral part in six grand finals appearances and four championships, twice being award Grand Final MVP.
1991 was filled with more success for Grace, as the Wildcats won back-to-back championships, defeating the Eastside Spectres, Grace was selected to the All-NBL First Team. In 1993, Grace had a three-game stint with the Atlanta Hawks, where he was reunited with college teammate Mookie Blaylock. In late 1994, Grace became naturalised as an Australian citizen and in March 1995 made his international debut when he was selected for the Australian Boomers in their 5-game series against the touring Magic Johnson All-Stars. 1995 saw the Wildcats win their 3rd NBL crown, defeating the defending champion North Melbourne Giants in the Grand Final series. As Champions, the Wildcats were invited to participate in the 1995 McDonald's Championship in London; the Wildcats lost to NBA champions the Houston Rockets before defeating Real Madrid in their second match. In 1996, Grace signed a 6-year contract with the Wildcats and was considered unlucky not to gain a place in the Boomers squad for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Four years he did make it to the Olympics when he was a member of the Boomers squad at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, helping the home country to 4th place. This capped off another successful year for Grace, who won his fourth championship when the Wildcats defeated the Victoria Titans. In the second half of his career, Grace adjusted his game to become more of an offensive threat, he was rewarded with another All-NBL First Team selection in 2001, 10 years after the first, again in 2002 and 2003. Despite playing arguably the best basketball of his career, the Wildcats would only make one more grand final series, in 2002/2003, when they were defeated by the Sydney Kings, meaning Grace would fail to equal the record of Larry Sengstock who won five NBL championships. In 2003 Grace was selected to the NBL's 25th Anniversary Team, he would play for two more seasons, with his last game a loss in an elimination final against the Melbourne Tigers on February 24, 2005. On August 4, 2010, it was announced that Grace is to be inducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame at a ceremony on August 18, 2010.
Grace was surprised to be inducted as he felt he wouldn't be considered for the Hall of Fame before former teammate James Crawford was. Grace is the director for the Role Models WA organisation. Role Models WA offers sport and development programs for indigenous communities in Western Australia. Other role models that work alongside Grace include numerous football players from the Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles including Chris Lewis, David Wirrpanda, Des Headland and Daniel Kerr. On February 4, 2013, Grace was named to the Perth Wildcats' 30th Anniversary All-Star team. First in three-point field goal percentage in a season - 1986/87 First in assists in a season - 1987/88 Equal First in steals in a NCAA Tournament game - vs Iowa, March 20, 1987 First in games played First in points First in assists First in steals First in assists per game in 2003 First in assists per game in 2004
Perth Arena is a neofuturistic entertainment and sporting arena in the city centre of Perth, Western Australia, used for basketball matches. It is located on Wellington Street near the site of the former Perth Entertainment Centre, was opened on 10 November 2012; the Perth Arena is the first stage of the Perth City Link, a 13.5 hectare major urban renewal and redevelopment project which involves the sinking of the Fremantle railway line to link the Perth central business district directly with Northbridge. The arena was jointly designed by architectural firms Ashton Raggatt McDougall and Cameron Chisholm Nicol. With its design based on the Eternity puzzle, the venue holds up to 13,910 spectators for tennis events, 14,846 for basketball and a maximum of 15,000 for music or rock concerts; the venue has a retractable roof, 36 luxury appointed corporate suites, a 680-bay underground car park, 5 dedicated function spaces, touring trucks can drive directly onto the arena floor. It is owned by VenuesWest on behalf of The State Government of Western Australia and is managed by AEG Ogden.
The inaugural General Manager of Perth Arena was David Humphreys, former General Manager of the Perth Entertainment Centre and Allphones Arena in Sydney. Humphreys died two months before the venue's opening. AEG Ogden announced Steve Hevern as the interim General Manager on 3 October 2012. Anchor tenants of Perth Arena include Perth Wildcats and the Hopman Cup; the tender for the project was won by Western Australian construction consortium BGC, work commenced on the site in June 2007. The construction was marred by controversy in relation to the cost and time blowouts from the original $150 million estimate to $550 million. Auditor General Colin Murphy reported in 2010 that "The initial estimates of the cost and opening date for the Arena were unrealistic and made before the project was well understood or defined." An example of the modifications to the original Arena design is the change of the carpark location from being built above the nearby railway line as a separate project to underneath the Arena itself.
For the first six years of operation, Perth Arena retained its non-commercial name. In September 2018, the venue name was changed to RAC Arena; the Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia agreed to a five year naming rights arrangement, with the deal estimated to be worth about $10 million to the West Australian Government. Prior to the name change, the West Australian Government had paid around $8 million to stadium operator AEG Ogden as compensation for not being able to sell the naming rights. On 4 August 2018 Celine Dion performed at this arena for the first time as a part of Celine Dion Live 2018; this was the first show by Dion since Taking Chances World Tour to be held in Perth. On 12 October 2018 Cher performed for the first time in Perth Arena as part of her Here We Go Again Tour; the Perth Arena hosted its first National Basketball League game on 16 November 2012 when the Perth Wildcats played the Adelaide 36ers in front of a crowd of 11,562. The attendance was the largest recorded in Western Australia for an indoor event, breaking the previous record of 8,501 set at the Burswood Dome in 2004.
The arena has since hosted larger crowds, with the current record being 13,611 set during the Wildcats 95-84 loss to the Adelaide 36ers in a top of the table clash on 14 January 2017 during Round 15 of the 2016–17 NBL season. With a capacity of 14,846, Perth Arena is the second largest venue in use in the NBL behind the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney; the arena is the 3rd largest venue used in the NBL behind Sydney and the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. On 2 January 2019, a record crowd of 14,064 attended the venue for the 2019 Hopman Cup match between United States and Switzerland; this was the highest attendance for a tennis match in Western Australian history. On 27 April 2013, the ANZ Championship netball played its first game at the Perth Arena when the West Coast Fever hosted the Melbourne Vixens, with the visiting Vixens running out 58-49 winners; the ANZ Championship returned to the venue on 12 May 2014. The Fever have played four games at the Arena; the first international netball test was played at the Arena on 30 October 2015 between Australia and New Zealand in the final test of the Constellation Cup.
New Zealand were the winners. The biggest crowd to a netball match at the Arena was 12,845, recorded at the first international test held at the Arena. In 2016, the West Coast Fever signed an agreement to play more games at the venue starting at the Suncorp Super Netball in 2017; the UFC hosted UFC 221 at Perth Arena on 11 February 2018. Lists of stadiums RAC Arena Perth Arena AEG Worldwide