Years ago

Preparations step up for U17 World C'ships

32 of Australia's brightest young basketball stars will descend on the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence at the AIS in Canberra next week as preparations swing into full gear ahead of the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championships.

The Under 17 men’s and Jayco women’s programs have each invited 16 athletes for the second camp of this cycle, which runs from 29 August until 1 September.

Prior to securing a place in next year's World Championships, the Australian teams must first defeat trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand at the 2013 U17 FIBA Oceania Championships being held at Knox from 26-28 September.

The 2014 FIBA Under 17 Men’s World Championships will be held in the Middle East for the first time, with Dubai to host the tournament from 7-17 August next year.

The 2014 FIBA Under 17 Women’s World Championships will take place in Slovakia from 26 June to 6 July next year.

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Years ago

Australian 2013 U17 Women's Training Camp Squad -

Grace Collett (VM)
Madeleine Dennis (WAM)
Jasmine Forcadilla (NSWC)
Jade Johnson (SAM)
Bride Kennedy-Hopoate (QLDS)
Anneli Maley (VM)
Megan McKay (WAM)
Danijela Milisic (NSWC)
Sara Anastasieska (NSWM)
Taylor Ortlepp (SAM)
Georgia Pineau (VM)
Alexandra Sharp (VM)
Ella Tofaeono (NSWM)
Elizabeth Tonks (NSWC)
Tahlia Tupaea (NSWM)
Morgan Yaeger (SAM)

Australian 2013 U17 Men’s Training Camp Squad -

Jayden Hodgson (NSWC)
Darryl McDowell-White (QLDS)
Matt Owies (VM)
Kyle Clark (TAS)
Tom Wilson (VM)
Trent McMullan (VC)
Jack White (VC)
Rob Colton (ACT)
Kuoat Noi (NSWC)
William McDowell-White (QLDS)
Isaac Humphries (NSWM)
Harry Froling (QLDN)
Jacob Pupavac (VC)
Tim Molloy-Leigh (VC)
DJ Vasiljevic (VM)
Abi Akintola (VM)

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Years ago

Girls team obviously being built around Tupaea who has already played at u19 worlds.
Surprising omission is Mckenzie from Qld Sth who was Captain of the Australian team at the Oceania Tournament held in Victoria last year and now has not made the last 16.

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Years ago

Basketball New Zealand wish to congratulate the following athletes selected to represent New Zealand at the 2013 FIBA Oceania Qualifiers to be held in Knox (Melbourne), Australia, from September 26-28.

Kelcy Ballantyne (Tauranga)
Tegan Graham (Wellington)
Krystal Leger-Walker (Waikato)
Kayla Manuirirangi (New Plymouth)
Maria Milani (Waitakere West Auckland)
Michelle Nicholls (Waitakere West Auckland)
Katelin Noyer (Waitakere West Auckland)
Connie Poletti (New Plymouth)
Akiene Reed (North Harbour)
Khaedin Taito (Basketball Hawkes Bay)
Laken Wairau (Canterbury)
Maia Wilson (Waitakere West Auckland)

Yuat Alok (Auckland)
Joseph Cook-Green (Otago)
Isaac Davidson (Waitakere West Auckland)
Matthew Freeman (North Harbour)
Kane Keil (Basketball Auckland)
Isaac Letoa (Wellington)
Nikau McCullough (Waikato)
Shou Nisbet (Canterbury)
Reuben Porter - Unavailable (Waitakere West)
Richard Thomas Rodger (Basketball Otago)
Jackson Stent (North Shore)
Sam Timmins (Otago)
Tai Wynyard (Waitakere West Auckland)

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Years ago

The draw is up on Basketball NZ web site:

Thursday 26 September
5.30pm GAME 1 Women- AUS V NZ
7.30pm GAME 2 Men- AUS V NZ

Friday 27 September
5.30pm GAME 1 Men - NZ V AUS
7.30pm GAME 2 Women- NZ V AUS

Saturday 28 September
5.30pm GAME 1 Women- AUS V NZ
7.30pm GAME 2 Men- AUS V NZ

9.00pm(Approx) Medal Ceremony All Teams

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Years ago

is Mckenzie injured or omitted?

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Anon 12  
Years ago

What happens if the Knox Association goes into liquidation? Will BA have to take over or are they just using Knox as the venue?

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elementary watson  
Years ago

sorry that is 2012 team (

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Years ago

Time for the Aussies to make a stand.

The NZ haka literally ends up in the face of their opponents. And our guys just have to stand their like dummies and take it? Have never understood why.

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Years ago

T the fact that our players stand arm in arm and watch is a sign of respect to the challenge, no need to consider doing much else, just enjoy the show...

Ask any of them and the will no doubt say how much they actually look forward to it and enjoy the thrill. It doesn't usually affect the result, just expresses the fact that their culture is more accepted and respected.

Not saying us Aussies don't respect or accept our own culture, it is just not main stream!

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Years ago

is Mckenzie injured or omitted?

Is not injured.

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Years ago

wow thats surprising. shes a great player.

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Years ago

Mckenzie was not invited due to her fitness levels.

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