Isaac
Years ago

Opals training camp roster

Jayco Australian Opals Training Camp - Victoria, July 2013

Name / Height / Position / DOB / Club

Natalie Burton / 194cm / Centre / 23 Mar 1989 / West Coast Waves
Renae Camino / 177cm / Guard / 19 November 1986 / Sydney Uni Flames
Cayla Francis / 192cm / Centre / 1 May 1989 / Nantes, France
Laura Hodges / 188cm / Forward / 13 December 1983 / Adelaide Lightning
Natalie Hurst / 163cm / Guard / 8 April 1983 / Canberra Capitals
Lauren Jackson / 195cm / Forward / Centre / 11 May 1981 / Canberra Capitals
Alice Kunek / 187cm / Guard-Forward / 6 January 1991 / Bulleen Boomers
Tessa Lavey / 170cm / Guard / 29 Mar 1993 / Bendigo Spirit
Amy Lewis / 177cm / Guard / 14 May 1986 / Adelaide Lightning
Tess Madgen / 180cm / Guard / 12 August 1990 / Bulleen Boomers
Jennifer Screen / 180cm / Forward / 24 February 1983 / Adelaide Lightning
Belinda Snell / 180cm / Guard / 10 January 1981 / CCC Polkowice (Poland)
Marianna Tolo / 196cm / Forward-Centre / 2 July 1989 / Aix-ene-Provence (France)
Kristen Veal / 176 cm / Guard / 24 July 1981 / Logan Thunder
Kelly Wilson / 170cm / Guard / 1 January 1985 / Bendigo Spirit
Hanna Zavecz / 183cm / Guard / Forward / 21 August 1985 / Logan Thunder
From Boti:
Veterans Kristi Harrower and Batkovic were unavailable and Abby Bishop still is recovering from off-season surgery.

"We will have another camp (before the NZ series) and hopefully Abby can make it back from injury," Joyce said.

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ANON  
Years ago

Lavey has had a big rise couldnt get on court all WNBL season and now in Opal squad. Others are no big surprise. Well done to Amy Lewis from Lightning

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Blicavs? Thompson? All before Lavey?

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ANON  
Years ago

Different positions. It is probably a reflection of lack of young talent in PG area, I guess they are trying to train some up.

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Go for it  
Years ago

Nicole Romeo has been killing it in Seabl, any reason why she can't get a look in?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nicole Romeo has been killing it in Seabl, any reason why she can't get a look in?
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Too many players ahead of her in the same position - with only 16 in the squad this time and Hurst, Lavey, Veal & Wilson all selected where would Romeo fit?
I think that Joyce would also be looking at more than just SEABL (or similar level) form when selecting players.

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Deimos 87  
Years ago

romeo is way better than lavey from what ive seen.

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Go for it  
Years ago

Just needs to get looked at. Better than Lavey IMO

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Deimos 87  
Years ago

Romeo is way better , wipes the floor on Lavey in seabl and more closer to the age of the players Joyce said he was looking at according to story in paper .

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Cedar  
Years ago

Romeo has bitched about ever coach she has ever had. Last year apparently tries to get the players to revolt cause she wasn't playing.

Her issue is she is a 2 guard and can't play the point. But can't defend anyone cause she is too small.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

At this stage it would be doubtful that either Lavey or Romeo would make the final squad for the Oceania Championships anyway, so Lavey's selection may be just as much about future and 3 or 4 yrs times as it is about now - have her work alongside the likes of Hurst, Veal, Harrower may be there as she was in Canberra (assist but not participate) and get experience of these camps into her as they obviously see something in her; show her how to conduct herself and assist her progress her game.

We don't know what player reports came back from the Emerging Opals tour of China or the World Uni games other than match reports which don't give the full story - so for all we know Lavey has a great attitude, a willingness & desire to work & learn and that is something coaches tend to love.

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banana  
Years ago

^^^Cedar - load of rubbish - your talking through your ....

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cedar is spot on. Romeo is trouble maker in the back ground, big time . She will be fine at Bulleen until such time that Bec cole becomes available .then watch with interest. Bitched about Graf , hunt and hurst when they played in front of her . Then goes to Townsville and does the same with Lucas and Flanagan . All better players IMO

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hugh j  
Years ago

Agree with Deimos87 I watched Romeo at Bulleen tryouts and she was killing it.

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.  
Years ago

Just noticed Scott Butler is now an assistant opals coach - cool !

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Gold star Cedar - you absolutely nailed it.

Was funny hearing about Romeo bitching after the WNBL GF about Lucas.....to some of his mates.

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%  
Years ago

gosh you all seem to know a lot about romeo, you all must of played with her over the years hey.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Romeo can shoot & thats about it!! Just because she is killing SEABL doesnt mean thing a for International.

And yes it is very common knowledge that she does nothing but try and create trouble where ever she goes!! Those who think she doesnt obviously have their heads in the sand!!

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???  
Years ago

I THOUGHT THIS WAS A THREAD ABOUT THE OPAS SQUAD NOT ROMEO GET BACK ON TRACK

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???  
Years ago

^^OPALS^^

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anon  
Years ago

God forbid we can have an Opal that can shoot, lol

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anon 428563 so killing it in SEABL doesn't mean a thing. How the hell does Lavey get a gig when she doesn't kill it anywhere. Look at her stats in SEABL and she couldn't carry Romeo's bags.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

How did Lavey perform at the camps, during the Emerging Opals tour of China or during the recent Uni Games?
When Lavey was selected into the original squad if would have been with a look ahead to the Emerging Opals tour of China & the Uni Games of which she made the final squads of both - so her performances & attitudes across the camp & 2 tours may be why she was selected for this latest squad.
Remember what Joyce said about Blicavs after she originally missed selected in the squad of 35 - that she started the week down on confidence but her attitude that week is why she went to China with the Opals squad. So for Joyce, its obviously not all about how the person is performing in games, but other things are taken into account also.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Looked as though (stats), Thompson did ok on both tours, so why left out of this squad. There's been a few junior players fallen off the radar as far as aus squads go, Roberts, Bunton, Payne. Wonder where Tippett would've been placed if she'd continued.

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...  
Years ago

Bunton was at camp along with Thompson for university games/emerging opals training .
Payne was at last Opals camp.

Joyce has stated he is looking at the age up from them.

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.  
Years ago

tippett would have a prime us college scholarship if she wanted - opals for sure and wnba scouts hovering.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

haha coaches probably don't pick players who are notorious coach-killers!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Australian Opals v Rangers SEABL Women
Tuesday (23.07.13) night, the Australian Jayco Opals will take on the Dandenong Schweppes Rangers SEABL Women's team.

The Opals feature a 16-strong squad headlined by a string of 2012 Olympians will sqaure off against the Dandenong Rangers SEABL Women's team at Dandenong Stadium, 6.00pm Tuesday night.

Opals Coach Brendan Joyce said the team - which boasts Opals' veterans Lauren Jackson, Belinda Snell, Jenni Screen and Laura Hodges alongside emerging talent the likes of Alice Kunek and Tess Madgen - would be put through their paces with solid on court training sessions and the friendly game.

Jayco Opals Squad - Training Camp @ Dandenong Stadium
Natalie Burton - West Coast Waves
Ranae Camino - Sydney Flames|
Cayla Francis - Nantes, France
Laura hodges - Adelaide Lightning
Natalie Hurst - Canberra Capitals
Lauren Jackson - Canberra Capitals
Alice Kunek - Dandenong Rangers
Tessa Lavey - Bendigo Spirit
Amy Lewis - Adelaide Lightning
Tess Madgen - Bulleen Boomers
Jennifer Screen - Adelaide Lightning
Belinda Snell - CCC Polkowice, Poland
Marianna Tolo - Aix-ene-Provence, France
Kristen Veal - Logan Thunder
Kelly Wilson - Bendigo Spirit
Hanna Zavecz - Logan Thunder

Australian Jayco Opals v Dandenong Scweppes Rangers
Tuesday 23 July, 2013 | 6.00pm
Dandenong Stadium

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The final Opals training camp ahead of the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships runs from 7-12 August at the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence in Canberra.

The 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships will see the Jayco Australian Opals take on the New Zealand Tall Ferns, with Game One on Wednesday 14 August in Auckland and Game Two on Sunday 18 August at the AIS Arena in Canberra.

Tickets are available through Ticketek at www.ticketek.com.au or call 132 849.

For all the latest from the Jayco Australian Opals and Australian Boomers in the lead-up to the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships visit the Basketball Australia website at www.basketball.net.au.

Jayco Australian Opals Training Camp - Canberra, August 2013
Name / Height / Position / DOB / Club

Abby Bishop / 189cm / Forward / 29 Nov 1988 / Free agent
Natalie Burton / 194cm / Centre / 23 Mar 1989 / West Coast Waves (WNBL)
Cayla Francis / 192cm / Centre / 1 May 1989 / Nantes (France)
Laura Hodges / 188cm / Forward / 13 December 1983 / Adelaide Lightning (WNBL)
Natalie Hurst / 163cm / Guard / 8 April 1983 / Canberra Capitals (WNBL)
Lauren Jackson / 195cm / Forward / Centre / 11 May 1981 / Free Agents
Alice Kunek / 187cm / Guard-Forward / 6 January 1991 / Dandenong Rangers (WNBL)
Tessa Lavey / 170cm / Guard / 29 Mar 1993 / Bendigo Spirit (WNBL)
Tess Madgen / 180cm / Guard / 12 August 1990 / Melbourne Boomers (WNBL)
Jennifer Screen / 180cm / Forward / 24 February 1983 / Adelaide Lightning (WNBL)
Belinda Snell / 180cm / Guard / 10 January 1981 / CCC Polkowice (Poland)
Stephanie Talbot / 186cm / Guard-Forward / 15 June 1994 / Adelaide Lightning (WNBL)
Marianna Tolo / 196cm / Forward-Centre / 2 July 1989 / Bourges Basket (France)
Kristen Veal / 176 cm / Guard / 24 July 1981 / Logan Thunder (WNBL)
Kelly Wilson / 170cm / Guard / 1 January 1985 / Bendigo Spirit (WNBL)
Hanna Zavecz / 183cm / Guard / Forward / 21 August 1985 / Logan Thunder (WNBL)

Head Coach: Brendan Joyce
Assistant Coaches: Damian Cotter, Lori Chizik
Technical Assistant Coach: Scott Butler

http://www.basketball.net.au/index.php?id=302&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=3023&tx_ttnews[backPid]=1&cHash=dd81b6c6a8

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