The Basketball Players Association of N. Macedonia (NMBPA) with more than 130 members is the only country’s organization that represents Macedonian basketball players. Established in 2014 this Association has a mission to ensure that the rights of the current and former basketball players are protected and serves as both support system for the players as well as a form of union to address their rights, goals and needs (pension, training and playing conditions, minimum wage, health benefits, etc.)
Basketball Players Association presents both current players assisting them in achieving their goals on the court, representing their needs providing them with support and counseling on the matters regarding their professional engagement in basketball, constantly advocating on their best interest. Additionally, the association serves the former basketball players helping them find their post-active-player engagement and helping their transition into their future career.
Additionally, the BPA promotes activities with children and youth towards promoting basketball as a sport, healthy habits and lifestyle.
This organization is a non-profit organization with its governing and executive body, holding assembly meetings on bi-annual basis. All members are basketball players and we represent a typical example of an organization that exists for and is run by the basketball players.