International sporting royalty will hit Melbourne this August when the biggest names in Australian and New Zealand basketball face-off in the FIBA Oceania Championships, as announced today by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.
The Jayco Opals will convene in Gosford, north of Sydney later this month in preparation for a European Tour that will see the team play Serbia, Italy and World Championship silver medallists, Spain.
The Jayco Australian Opals have moved a step closer to the 2016 Rio Olympics, naming a 34-player extended squad from which the final team will be selected.
Jayco Australian Opals captain Penny Taylor has capped off a brilliant return to international basketball – named in the All-Star Five for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women.
Watch the Jayco Opals face Turkey in the Bronze Medal Game LIVE on ABC2 at 2.50am AEDT Monday 6 October.
The Jayco Australian Opals will face host nation Turkey in the Bronze Medal Game of the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women after going down to the USA in their Semi Final 82-70 this morning.
Watch the Jayco Opals take on Canada LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on ABC2 at 9:00PM AEST tonight, Friday 2 October 2014.
Watch the Jayco Opals take on Belarus LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on ABC2 at 11:25PM AEST tonight, Tuesday 30 September.
The Jayco Australian Opals are sitting at the top of Group C after an 87-54 demolition of Korea to make it back-to-back wins to start the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey overnight.