Abby Cubillo and the Australian Sapphires comprehensively defeated Italy in the final of the Under 17 World Championships on Saturday in Zaragoza, Spain.  This ensured the Sapphires went through the World Championships undefeated to mark themselves as the undisputed best U17 Girls team in the world.

It’s been an amazing 2 years for Abby taking her from Darwin, winning a League Championship with her beloved Tracy Village Jets to Sydney and Barker College winning an a Gold medal at the Pacific School Games and then on to earning a scholarship at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence and winning a spot on the Under 17 Sapphires – to final then claim gold at the World Championships!

Basketball Northern Territory congratulate Abby on this amazing achievement and we look forward to seeing her back in the NT soon to share all of her success with her family and supporters back in her home base in Darwin



For a full match report on the Gold medal game click here


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