FINAL TOUR UNDERWAY FOR GLIDERS PRIOR TO 2018 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

FINAL TOUR UNDERWAY FOR GLIDERS PRIOR TO 2018 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Australian Gliders have landed in Colorado Springs for their final pre-World Championship tour with a six-game series scheduled against the Netherlands and the USA.

The American tour follows international series' against Germany and a visit to Japan over the past few months with the Gliders gearing up for the World Championships to be held from August 16-26 in Hamburg, Germany.

The six-game series will also give coach David Gould the last chance to see the team compete in international competition before the final team is announced this week.

At the 2014 IWBF World Championships, Netherlands and USA battled for the bronze medal and as they are expected to vie for a podium place this year as well, the games will give the Gliders a strong sense of what is required to match it with the best international teams.

The Australian Gliders Team for USA Tour:

NAME CLASSIFICATION
Shelley Chaplin 3.5
Cobi Crispin 4.0
Shelley Cronau 2.5
Leanne Del Toso 3.5
Hannah Dodd 1.0
Kylie Gauci 2.0
Annabelle Lindsay 4.5
Amber Merritt 4.5
Georgia Munro-Cook 4.5
Clare Nott 1.0
Ella Sabljak 1.0
Sarah Vinci 1.0
STAFF ROLE
David Gould Head Coach
Stephen Charlton Assistant Coach
Craig Campbell Assistant/Technical Coach
Anna Rich Physiotherapist
Cathy Lambert Team Manager
Karen Haddad Team Psychologist

The Australian Gliders Schedule for USA Tour (all times AEST):

June 28: Gliders vs. Netherlands at 12am
June 28: Gliders vs. Canada at 9am
June 29: Gliders vs. USA at 1.30am
June 29: Gliders vs. Netherlands at 9am
June 30: Gliders vs. Canada at 12am
June 30: Gliders vs. USA at 10.30am