Australian Pearls to compete at 2022 Virtus Oceania Asia Games

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With the late inclusion of a team from France, Basketball Australia are pleased to confirm that the Australian Pearls will be competing at the inaugural Virtus Oceania Asia Games.

The Women’s basketball will be in the fast and physical format of 3×3 and Australia will provide three teams from their current squad, enabling both experienced and development players an opportunity to gain valuable international event experience.

Coach Larry Davidson, returning for his 16th international campaign, is very excited to offer the squad members this opportunity.

“France have always been tough and determined competitors and we look forward to the challenges this brings our players.  Although we have had limited preparation, this is an excellent way to commence our bigger campaign which is the Virtus Global Games in June 2023.”

“We look forward to having the Pearls back on the international stage again – it will have been 3 years since they last represented Australia.”

The Virtus Oceania Asia Games 2022 (OA Games 2022) is an international multi-sport competition in the Oceania Asia region for elite athletes with an intellectual impairment. It is being held 5-11 November 2022 in Brisbane, Australia. This event is delivered by Sport Inclusion Australia.

This will be the first time a Virtus Regional Games will be held for the Oceania Asia region, with hundreds of athletes and officials from Asia, the Pacific and New Zealand coming to Australia.


Aeysha Williams- ACT

Brittany Anderson- NSW

Evangeline Patterson- VIC

Jasmin Funnell- ACT

Jayne Brownlee- SA

Jessica McCulloch- VIC

Jordi-Ella Groenewegen- VIC

Kaitlyn Papworth- VIC

Kate Leckenby- VIC

Mackenzie Wills- NSW

Madilyn Janssen- ACT

Mia Wilson- VIC

Montana Haag- VIC

Rachael Potter- VIC

Taylor Anderson- NSW


Head Coach – Larry Davidson

Asst Coach – Jo Larkin

Manager – Sally Duncan

Physio – Kara Nolan

Media – Hamish Patterson