Welcome to the Israeli Basketball Players Association
The Israel Basketball Players Association (IBPA) was established in 1989
IBPA is the sole representative of professional basketball players in Israel, vis-a-vis their clubs and the Israeli basketball federation. Although only Israeli players can be members of IBPA, in matters concerning shared interests of both Israeli and foreign players, the union acts on behalf of all players in Israeli clubs.
Among others, IBPA represents all players during bankruptcy and liquidations procedures, and also in matters concerning ULEB's regulations. IBPA strongly encourages all professional basketball players to contact us in any relevant matter.
The Israel Basketball Players Association was established in 1989 and is registered as a non profit association . The association is affiliated with the Histadrut's (The Israeli Trade Union) sports division.
Nir Alon, is responsible for the association in his role as head of the Histadrut's sports division. From 2000 to 2020, Nir Alon served as chairman of the organization, which was previously a professional basketball player on various teams in the Premier League and the National League.
Lead by prominent retired player Oded Shashua, the management board includes 10 members, among them active top players in both women and men basketball.
ABOUT THE IBPA
Israel Basketball Players Association was founded in Israel in 1989 and registered as a non-profit organization.
The objectives of the Association are to promote basketball in Israel, encourage children, teens and adults to join the basketball industry, insert basketball into all levels of the population, form proper and ethical behavior in sport, develop international relationships with other basketball players associations abroad and more.
Currently the Association does not enjoy the status of a workers union according to Israeli labor laws. The members of the Association are members of the largest general workers union in Israel (HaHistadrut Haklalit), which represents them in universal matters concerning their employment conditions.
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