Queenslanders Vying for National Spots

 BQ Media Release - 23 Jan 2013

A number of Queensland’s elite basketball athletes are this week working hard to advance their chances of national team selection, as they attend the Australian Development Camp in Canberra.

The eight players join a host of other elite junior athletes from across the country at the Australian Institute of Sport for the five-day camp, which focusses on developing players, coaches, and officials for international competition.


Players invited to attend the camp are eligible for the 2013 FIBA Oceania world qualifiers against New Zealand and the 2014 Under 17 World Championships, with team selections to be made at the conclusion of the camp on Friday.

Australian Development Camp – Queensland contingent:

Bride Hopoate-Kennedy – Southern Districts Basketball Association (Brisbane)

Awhina Axam – Southern Districts Basketball Association (Brisbane)

Bridget O’Brien – Seahawks GC Basketball Association (Gold Coast)

Krystal McKenzie – Seahawks GC Basketball Association (Gold Coast)

Darryl White – Southern Districts Basketball Association (Brisbane)

William White – Southern Districts Basketball Association (Brisbane)

Harry Froling – Townsville Basketball Incorporated

Matineng Leahy – Ipswich Basketball Association


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