Monthly Archives: May 2012

Boomers young guns Johnson & Creek out of squad

Injury has forced Australian Boomers rising stars Daniel Johnson and Mitch Creek to withdraw from the national team squad and as a result next week’s camp in Perth.

COUNTDOWN EPISODE TWO: Anstey calls for X-factor

In an exclusive interview with Basketball Australia’s new on-line show ‘Countdown’, Australian basketball legend Chris Anstey has called for risks to be taken at the Boomers selection table in pursuit of glory in London. The former NBA player and two-time

Jayco Opals visit Parliament House for MS campaign

The national Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign sent off the Australian Women’s Basketball team to the Olympics in style on Monday at Parliament House.

Gliders take Silver in London Warm-Up

The Australian Gliders women’s wheelchair basketball team have continued their impressive form in the lead up to London, taking Silver at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester. Coming off a victory over the USA in Germany only a week prior,

[Gallery] Jayco Opals Camp 2 at the AIS

The Jayco Opals have just wrapped up their second Camp at the AIS. Basketball Australia had the cameras out to capture the action, on-court and behind the scenes.

Aussies Countdown To U17 Men’s World C’ships

A squad of 15 has been named for the final training camp for the Australian Under 17 men’s basketball team ahead of June’s FIBA Under 17 Men’s World Championship in Lithuania.

COUNTDOWN FIRST EPISODE: Sporn praises Batkovic

Australian basketball legend Rachael Sporn believes Suzy Batkovic can be the clutch player the Jayco Opals can turn to as they plan for life without injured star Penny Taylor, she revealed in an interview for Countdown. Sporn, a three-time Olympian

Penny Taylor chats with Basketball Australia

Jayco Australian Opals star Penny Taylor recently spoke with Basketball Australia after announcing she will not be joining the national team in London. The two-time Olympian and 2006 World Championship MVP spoke about her tournament-ending knee injury, her hopes for

Jayco Opals feature story on ABC's 7.30 program

The Jayco Australian Opals are currently in camp ahead of their London campaign, and the ABC's 7.30 program came out to see the team and put together a feature story.

Madgen, Francis to lead Emerging Opals

WNBL stars Tess Madgen and Cayla Francis headline the bumper Emerging Opals squad ahead of their six-game tour of China in June. The two established stars of the WNBL competition are joined by a mix of young guns and seasoned veterans identified

Gliders upset USA on road to London

The Australian Gliders women’s wheelchair basketball team are on track for success in London after shocking reigning World and Paralympic champions the USA as they prepare for the Paralympic World Cup starting tonight. Continuing their preparation toward London, the Gliders

Mills, Brown into NBA Western Conference Finals

Australian Boomers head coach Brett Brown and point guard Patty Mills are heading to the NBA Western Conference Finals after their San Antonio Spurs swept the Los Angeles Clippers to book a meeting with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

[Audio] Liz Cambage talks to 3AW

Liz Cambage is one of the Jayco Opals stars in the middle of camp at the AIS, hoping to make selection for London 2012.

Aussie U17 men's team continue tour of China

The Australian U17 men’s basketball team continued their successful run in their tour of China this week. Although they dropped a couple of games, the team picked up some wins under some difficult circumstances.

Jayco Opals name squad heading into second week of camp

Following an intense five days of training at the Australian Institute of Sport this week, Basketball Australia has named the fourteen Jayco Australian Opals players who will attend the second phase of their camp, as they continue preparations for London.

Maric OK after bus attack

Australian Boomers European-based star Aleks Maric is apparently safe despite an attack on the bus his Greek team was travelling in that forced two of his teammates to hospital in Athens today. Maric was travelling with his Panathinaikos club to

Boomers are looking for a junior assistant in Perth

Are you a Perth-based junior basketballer who wants to be a part of the Boomers team and help them prepare for London? Now you can.

[Jayco Opals camp] Five minutes with Suzy Batkovic

Having missed the 2010 World Championship through injury, Jayco Australian Opal Suzy Batkovic is raring to go in the side's quest for London success. We caught up with her.