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HEAD COACHES ANNOUNCED FOR UNDER-15 OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Basketball Australia is pleased to announced Tracy York and Justin Schueller have been appointed as the head coaches for the women's and men's 2018 FIBA Under-15 Oceania Championships respectively, the first steps towards the Under-17 World Cups.

Sapphires claim Bronze with stunning come-back win over Hungary

The Australian Sapphires have stormed home to claim Bronze with a 26-14 last quarter to defeat Hungary 57-51.

Sapphires fall to France, will play for Bronze

The Australian Sapphires’ hopes of winning back-to-back gold medals at the U-17 World Championships has ended at the hands of the French on Saturday night.

Sapphires advance to Semi-Finals with win over Italy

The Australian Sapphires have advanced to the Semi-Finals after defeating Italy 64-46 in the Quarter Finals on Friday night.

SAPPHIRES INTO QUARTER FINALS WITH BIG WIN OVER NEW ZEALAND

The Australian Sapphires have defeated New Zealand 77-37 overnight to advance to the quarter finals of the U-17 World Championships.

SAPPHIRES TOP GROUP D WITH VICTORY OVER CANADA

The Australian Sapphires have completed the group phase undefeated with a 64-48 win over FIBA America’s Runners up Canada.

SAPPHIRES REMAIN UNDEFEATED WITH SCRAPPY WIN OVER LATVIA

The under-17 Sapphires have won their second game of the group phase with a 60-41 win over Latvia. In a game where both sides shot very poorly from the field, it was Australia’s defence that opened the gap between the two teams.

SAPPHIRES OPEN WORLD CUP CAMPAIGN WITH COMMANDING WIN OVER ANGOLA

The Australian under-17 Sapphires began their World Cup campaign with a clinical 81-43 victory over FIBA Africa runners-up Angola.

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SAPPHIRES READY TO DEFEND GOLD MEDAL AT 2018 FIBA UNDER-17 WORLD CUP

The Australian Sapphires have landed in Belarus ahead of their 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup campaign where they will go in as defending Champions after winning their first ever gold medal at the tournament two years ago.

Chemist Warehouse Supporting Women’s Basketball as Naming Rights Partner of Australian Opals & WNBL

A landmark deal for women’s basketball in Australia has seen Chemist Warehouse join Basketball Australia for a three‐year commitment as the women’s pathway partner, supporting all seven national women’s teams.

SAPPHIRES NAME TEAM TO DEFEND FIBA UNDER-17 WORLD CUP GOLD MEDAL

The team to defend the Australian Sapphires' gold medal from 2016 has been named ahead of the FIBA Under-17 World Cup to be held in Minsk, Belarus from July 21-29.

SAPPHIRES SQUAD NARROWED FOR FINAL SELECTION CAMP AHEAD OF U17 WORLD CUP

Following their first camp at the Centre of Excellence, the Australian Sapphires' squad has been narrowed to 16 and will head back into a final selection camp from June 1-4 before naming their team for the 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup.

CROCS AND SAPPHIRES NAME SQUADS AHEAD OF FIBA UNDER-17 WORLD CUP

The Australian Crocs and Sapphires have named squads for their respective camps as they continue their preparations for the FIBA Under-17 World Cup.

FIXTURE RELEASED FOR FIBA UNDER-17 WORLD CUP

The Australian Sapphires can now begin their preparations for the FIBA Under-17 World Cup with the fixture released for the tournament which runs from July 21-29 in Belarus.

SAPPHIRES STAY UNBEATEN AHEAD OF U16 ASIA CHAMPS GOLD MEDAL GAME

The Sapphires will play off for the gold medal tomorrow after another complete performance at the FIBA Under-16 Asian Championships, defeating China 86-46.

SAPPHIRES QUALIFY FOR 2018 FIBA UNDER-17 WORLD CUP

The Australian Sapphires have booked a spot at the 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup following a Quarter-Final victory over Hong Kong, 123-29.

SAPPHIRES SHINE WITH VICTORY OVER CHINESE TAIPEI AT U16 ASIA CHAMPS

The Australian Sapphires have secured a second straight win at the FIBA Under-16 Asian Championships, defeating Chinese Taipei 88-60.

SAPPHIRES DEFEAT OLD FOE NZ AT NEW FIBA U16 ASIA CHAMPS

The Australian Sapphires have gotten their quest to qualify for the 2018 Under-17 Worlds off to the perfect start with a 61-43 victory over New Zealand in the first game of their Under-16 Asia Championships.

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