Jayco Opals May 2012 Training Camp dates announced
Basketball Australia has announced the Jayco Australian Opals camp details for May, including the list of 20 athletes who will take part in the upcoming camp at the Australian Institute of Sport from Monday 14 May until Friday 18 May, 2012.
Headlining the squad will be basketball superstar Lauren Jackson, veteran Jayco Opals players Belinda Snell, Suzy Batkovic and Kristi Harrower who is going for her fourth Olympic Games, as well as rising star Jayco Opals players Liz Cambage and Jenna O’Hea.
The Jayco Opals May training camp schedule will be split into two blocks, with 20 athletes heading into the first five days of training from May 14.
Following the conclusion of the first week of training on Friday, 18 May, the Jayco Opals coaching staff will make selections for the reduced squad ahead of Camp 2, which commences on Monday 21 May, 2012 and will run until Wednesday, 30 May 2012.
The Jayco Australian Opals have won Silver at the last three Olympic Games, and following a fifth place finish at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, they are setting their sights on continuing a long and proud history of the Jayco Opals program, by returning to the podium in London in 2012.
2012 JAYCO AUSTRALIAN OPALS MAY TRAINING CAMP SQUAD
Suzy BATKOVIC / 192cm / Forward/Centre / 17 Dec, 1980 / Adelaide Lightning
Abby BISHOP / 189 cm / Forward / 29 Nov, 1988 / Adelaide Lightning
Elizabeth CAMBAGE / 203cm / Centre / 18 Aug, 1991 / Bulleen Boomers
Rohanee COX / 182cm / Forward / 23 Apr, 1980 / West Coast Waves
Cayla FRANCIS / 192cm / Forward/Centre / 1 May, 1989 / Logan Thunder
Kristi HARROWER / 163cm / Guard / 4 Mar, 1975 / Bendigo Spirit
Laura HODGES (nee Summerton) / 188cm / Forward / 13 Dec, 1983 / Bracco Geas Sesto, Italy
Natalie HURST / 163cm / Guard / 8 Apr, 1983 / Aix-en Provence, France
Lauren JACKSON / 195cm / Forward/Centre / 11 May, 1981 / Ros Casares, Spain
Rachel JARRY / 185cm / Forward / 6 Dec, 1991 / Bulleen Boomers
Kathleen MACLEOD / 168cm / Guard / 23 Oct, 1986 / Dandenong Rangers
Jenna O’HEA / 185cm / Guard/Forward / 6 Jun, 1987 / Dandenong Rangers
** Elyse PENALUNA / 193cm / Forward / 23 Apr, 1988 / Bulleen Boomers
Erin PHILLIPS / 173cm / Guard / 19 May, 1985 / TS Wisla Can-Pak, Poland
Samantha RICHARDS / 168cm / Guard / 24 Feb, 1983 / Bulleen Boomers
Jennifer SCREEN / 180cm / Guard / 26 Feb, 1982 / Adelaide Lightning
Belinda SNELL / 180cm / Guard/Forward / 10 Jan, 1981 / Sydney Uni. Flames
** Penny TAYLOR / 185cm / Guard/Forward / 24 May, 1981 / Fenerbahce, Turkey
Marianna TOLO / 196cm / Centre / 2 Jul, 1989 / Canberra Capitals
Kristen VEAL / 176 cm / Guard / 24 Jul, 1981 / Logan Thunder
Carly WILSON / 181cm / Guard/Forward / 8 Jul, 1982 / Canberra Capitals
Hanna ZAVECZ / 183cm / Guard/Forward / 21 Aug, 1985 / Uniqa Euroleasing Sopron, Hungary
** denotes players ruled out through injury