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Ahead of a big year that includes the 2019 FIBA women’s Asia Cup and the start of the FIBA women’s qualifiers for the 2020 Olympics and 2022 FIBA World Cup, the Australian Opals squad has been announced.
The Australian Opals have completed their first camp under head coach Sandy Brondello with the squad embracing a new era for the team as they prepare to compete as a part of the Asian Zone at the FIBA Asia Cup, held in India from July 23-29.
BASKETBALL: The Australian women's basketball team have returned from extensive trips of Japan and Europe and will head back into camp in Canberra from Thursday June 23-Tuesday June 28 as August draws closer.
Following an intense five days of training at the Australian Institute of Sport last week, Basketball Australia has named the Australian Opals players who will attend the second phase of their camp, as they continue preparations for London.
For the Opals, it was another win built on living large. Australia's size advantage proved the key in securing their Olympic Games women's basketball qualification and the Oceania series clean sweep sealed against New Zealand in Sydney on Sunday.
It was bitter - and for Australia's men's basketballers sweet as they grabbed the early advantage in the battle for a place at next year's Olympic Games.