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GET TO KNOW THE BOOMERS AND OPALS COMMONWEALTH GAMES TEAMS

Prior to the start of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, get to know the Boomers and Opals teams as they aim to recreate their success from the last time basketball was played at the Games in 2006.

BOOMERS AND OPALS TEAM NAMED FOR GOLD COAST 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Commonwealth Games Australia has today announced both the Men’s (Boomers) and Women’s (Opals) Australian Basketball Teams for next month’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

OPALS DRAWN INTO GROUP B FOR 2018 FIBA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

The draw ceremony for the 2018 FIBA Women's World Cup has been conducted with the Australian Opals drawn into Group B ahead of the tournament which runs from September 22-30 in Tenerife, Spain.

OPALS HIT MACKAY TRAINING COURT IN LEAD UP TO COMMONWEALTH GAMES

The Australian Opals will fine tune its 2018 Commonwealth Games preparations with a training camp in Mackay.

OPALS ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST CAMP AHEAD OF COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Preparations for the Commonwealth Games have begun for the Australian Opals with the announcement of a squad for the first camp to be held in early February, 2018.

FOX SPORTS AND FIBA ENTER INTO LANDMARK BROADCAST DEAL

In exciting news for basketball fans around Australia, FOX SPORTS has secured EXCLUSIVELY LIVE rights to broadcast FIBA national team competitions featuring the Boomers and Opals.

PEAK SPORT TO FIT OUT BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA THROUGH TO 2020

Basketball Australia is delighted to announce a new four year apparel partnership with global sportswear brand PEAK Sport.

TEAMS NAMED FOR 2018 GOLD COAST COMMONWEALTH GAMES

The eight countries to compete in the men's and women's basketball tournaments at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have been announced.

OPALS FINISH RUNNERS-UP AT FIBA ASIA CUP AND GRIFFIN EARNS TOURNAMENT MVP

The Australian Opals have fallen by a point to Japan in the FIBA Asia Women's Cup final, losing 73-74 in their first expedition to the tournament.

GOLD MEDAL GAME BECKONS FOR OPALS AT FIBA ASIA CUP

Maintaining their unbeaten run at their first ever FIBA Asia Women's Cup, the Australian Opals are through to the gold medal game after beating South Korea for the second time, 81-64.

OPALS QUALIFY FOR 2018 WORLD CUP WITH QUARTER-FINAL WIN AT FIBA ASIA CUP

The Australian Opals have had a successful day at the FIBA Asia Women's Cup, defeating North Korea in the Quarter-Final 81-48 to advance to the Semi-Finals as well as qualify for next year's FIBA World Cup.

OPALS ADVANCE TO FIBA ASIA CUP QUARTER-FINALS UNBEATEN

A three-point barrage from the Australian Opals has seen them advance to the Quarter-Finals of the FIBA Women's Asia Cup undefeated, beating Japan 83-74.

OPALS ACCOUNT FOR PHILIPPINES TO STAY UNBEATEN AT FIBA ASIA CUP

The Australian Opals have utilised a significant height and size advantage to defeat the Philippines in their second game of the FIBA Women's Asia Cup, winning 107-65.

OPALS OFF TO WINNING START AT FIBA ASIA WOMEN'S CUP

The Australian Opals have had a strong start to their first foray in the FIBA Asia Women's Cup, defeating Korea 78-54 in the opening game of the group stage.

MANSFIELD TO REALISE LIFELONG DREAM AT FIBA WOMEN'S ASIA CUP

Rising through the ranks of Australian basketball, Lauren Mansfield will realise a life-long dream when she pulls on the Opals jersey at the FIBA Asia Cup this weekend.

OPALS LAND IN BANGALORE AHEAD OF FIBA ASIA CUP THIS WEEKEND

The Australian Opals have arrived safely in Bangalore, India and are now preparing for the FIBA Women's Asia Cup with their first game scheduled for Sunday afternoon Australian time.

KELSEY GRIFFIN RIGHT AT HOME WITH THE AUSTRALIAN OPALS

Kelsey Griffin will be one of three members of the Australian Opals to debut when they hit the court in India for the 2017 FIBA Women's Asia Cup.

INJURIES FORCE ALTERATIONS TO OPALS TEAM AHEAD OF FIBA ASIA CUP

Following the announcement of the Australian Opals team for the FIBA Asia Cup which will be held in India from July 23-29, injuries to two players have forced changes to the side.