Jayco Opals gather for camp at AIS

Jayco Opals gather for camp at AIS

The Jayco Australian Opals have gathered at the Australian Institute of Sport this week for their first camp since the 2012 squad of 24 players was named. With a number of key players finishing their seasons internationally, the group is smaller than the named 24, and headlined by WNBL stars from season 2011/12.

It’s the first time major gathering of the Jayco Opals since the 2011 FIBA Oceania Championship last September, when the team qualified for the 2012 London Olympic Games with a clean-sweep series win over New Zealand.

Present at the camp is veteran Suzy Batkovic along with her Lightning teammate Abby Bishop, Dandenong teammates and WNBL champions Jenna O’Hea and Kath MacLeod, Liz Cambage and Sam Richards from Bulleen, Tolo from the Canberra Capitals among other stars of Australian basketball.

2012  JAYCO AUSTRALIAN OPALS SQUAD

Name  /  Height  /  Position  /  D.O.B.  /  Current Club

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

Rachael FLANAGAN  /  170cm  /  Guard  /  5 Apr, 1982  /  Townsville Fire

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

Alicia POTO  /  166cm  /  Guard  /  28 May, 1978  /  Sydney Uni. Flames

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