FIVE Victorians have been selected to represent the Australian Opals at the upcoming FIBA Olympic Qualifiers in France.
The tournament will take place in Bourges, France from February 6 to February 9, 2020 and will be the final qualifying step for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Head Coach Sandy Brondello said that the team chosen for France is a very strong one.
“With the final pre-Olympic qualifications in February we have chosen a well-balanced, versatile and tough group that is, most importantly, filled with players who are in good form. This will be vital with the limited preparation that we will have leading into these important games,” Brondello said.
“We are confident of achieving our goal of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics and look forward to continued improvement with the more time we have together.”
During this February period, the WNBL will break, to give all league athletes the opportunity to travel to France.
|DATE||GAME||LIVE STREAM TIME (AEDT)||VENUE||LOCATION|
|7 February||FRA v AUS||4:00am||Palais des Sports du Prado||Bourges, France|
|9 February||AUS v PUR||6:30am||Palais des Sports du Prado||Bourges, France|
|10 February||BRA v AUS||12:00am||Palais des Sports du Prado||Bourges, France|
AUSTALIAN OPALS – FIBA OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS SQUAD
|REBECCA ALLEN||ARKA GDYNIA POLAND / NEW YORK LIBERTY|
|ELIZABETH CAMBAGE||SHANXI XING RUI FLAME/ LAS VEGAS ACES|
|Katie-Rae Ebzery||Perth Lynx|
|Cayla George||Deakin Melbourne Boomers|
|EZI MAGBEGOR||DEAKIN MELBOURNE BOOMERS|
|Leilani Mitchell||Jayco Southside Flyers|
|Lauren Nicholson||Adelaide Lightning|
|JENNA O’HEA||JAYCO SOUTHSIDE FLYERS|
|Nicole Seekamp||Adelaide Lightning|
|ALANNA SMITH||INCHEON SHINHAN BANK S-BIRDS/ PHOENIX MERCURY|
|Stephanie Talbot||Adelaide Lightning/Minnesota Lynx|
|Marianna Tolo||University of Canberra Capitals|