Jayco Australian Opals rising star Liz Cambage is set to meet Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II at a reception held at Parliament House in Canberra tonight, after receiving an invitation from the office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Ms Julia Gillard earlier this week.
The Australian Rollers and Gliders teams that will do battle at the official London Paralympic qualifying tournament next month, the Asia Oceania Zone Championship, have been selected, with a number of big names of the sport preparing to do battle to ensure Australia’s passage to next year’s Games.
Australian Basketball young gun and captain of the AIS Women's National Basketball League team, Rebecca Cole, will undergo reconstructive surgery later this week in Melbourne to repair ligament damage she sustained to her right knee after seriously injuring the knee at training at the AIS yesterday morning.
Basketball Australia’s Lorraine Landon will be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, among a list of other Australian sporting Legends including Glenn McGrath and Layne Beachley, at a ceremony at the Crown Palladium tonight.
Jayco Australian Opals captain and basketball superstar Lauren Jackson will play with the Canberra TransACT Capitals in the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) in seasons 2012/13, 2014/15 and 2015/16, in a major coup for the Caps and the Nation’s Capital City announced in Canberra today.
Basketball Australia is seeking Expressions of Interest for the position of Head Coach of the Australian U19 Men’s team for qualification through FIBA Oceania Championships and participation in the 2013 FIBA World Championships.
Finals day at the U14 Australian Club Championship in Darwin was an all Victorian affair, with four Melbourne-based clubs battling it out for medals on the final day of competition.
Off the back of their three-game victory over the New Zealand Tall Ferns at the recent FIBA Oceania Championship, seeing the side qualify for the London Olympic Games, the Jayco Australian Opals’ FIBA World ranking has risen from third to equal second, placing the Aussies alongside Russia, only one place behind the World number one USA.
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The Women’s National Basketball League held their official 2011/12 season launch at The Olsen Hotel in Melbourne this morning ahead of the season tip-off on Friday night.