Under 17 Asia and World Cup teams named.

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The Australian Under 17 men’s and women’s teams are now locked in as the Sapphires and Crocodiles conduct final preparations before they embark on a European tour over the next two months.

Both teams will first need to have a successful Asia Cup event, with four of the top teams at each event set to qualify for the FIBA World Cup in July. The men’s Asia Cup qualifying event is bound for Qatar from the 12th-19th of June, while the women’s event will be hosted in Jordan from the 24th-30th of June.

If Australia qualifies, the travelling teams will continue straight onto their respective World Cup locations- the men’s locked in for Spain from the 2nd-10th of July and the women’s event in Hungary, from the 9th-17th.

Teams were selected after the U18 Australian Junior Championships and national selection camps at the AIS held over the past month.

The Australian teams will also take part in smaller tournaments in between events, which will also prove beneficial to expanding their game time and experience against international teams.


Saffron Shiels – NSW

Lulu Twidale – QLD

Sienna Harvey – VIC

Rubi Gray – TAS

Monique Bobongie – QLD

Jayda Clark – WA

Olivia Bradley – SA

Summah Hanson – QLD

Tabitha Betson – VIC

Isla Juffermans – NSW

Jess Petrie – QLD

Sarah Portlock – VIC

Head Coach: Tracy York

Assistant coach: Zoe Carr

Assistant coach: Kayelee Stuart


Josh Dent – NSW

Kristian Ferronato – VIC

Tristan Devers – VIC

Lachlan Brewer – TAS

Carlin Briggs – VIC

Joshua Hughes – QLD

Roman Siulepa – QLD

James O’Donnell – NSW

Rocco Zikarsky – QLD

Austin Rapp – VIC

Jacob Furphy – TAS

Kye Savage – TAS

Head Coach: Justin Schueller

Assistant coach: Greg Vanderjagt


*Photo Credit: Tiffany Garvie