Victorians selected for Opals FIBA Olympic Qualifiers

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

 

PLAYER CURRENT TEAM
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
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