The future stars of basketball will take centre stage this weekend when the 2015 Under 18 Australian Junior Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup for Wheelchair Basketball get underway, in Ballarat, Victoria.
The Jayco Opals will convene in Gosford, north of Sydney later this month in preparation for a European Tour that will see the team play Serbia, Italy and World Championship silver medallists, Spain.
The countdown is on to the next event of 3X3 Nationals with Wollongong hosting street ball at its best April 11-12 at Crown Street Mall.
Basketball Australia CEO, Anthony Moore, is confident that strategies and procedures put in place following the Australian Sports Commission review of the Women’s National Basketball League, will usher in a dynamic and sustainable future for the sport domestically.
Nine Wattle Valley WNBL stars have taken the World Championship by storm, helping the Jayco Opals to a bronze medal, and coach Brendan Joyce thinks they’ll be “on a real high” when the new season tips off.
FIBA carried out an extensive anti-doping program in the lead-up and during its main events in 2014, with the results confirming that all players who participated are clean and reinforcing the fact that basketball is a low-risk doping sport.
The Jayco Australian Opals have won the Bronze Medal at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women, dominating the host nation Turkey 74-44 in Istanbul, Turkey this morning.