ABBY CUBILLO – AN AUSSIE SAPHIRE!!!!!!!!

Congratulations to the Northern Territory’s own Abby Cubillo for being named in the Australian Under 17 girls team to compete at the World Championships in Zaragoza, Spain in June this year!!!

Abby will be the first Territory female to represent Australia at a World Championships for basketball.

The team for the Jayco Australian Under-17 Sapphires has been named ahead of the 2016 Under-17 Women’s FIBA World Championships from June 22-July 2 in Zaragoza, Spain.

In the competition’s fourth iteration, 15 countries will be seeking to dethrone the USA who are aiming for a fourth straight Championship with Australia having finished 7th, 5th and 5th in the past three tournaments.

 

The 12-player side for this year features athletes from six states and nine members of Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) with selections having been made following a camp at the AIS last week.

 

“Our camp was really competitive and it was a tough selection process but I am very excited about the group of players we have selected to represent Australia,” said Sapphires head coach Shannon Seebohm.

 

“We have depth at each position and every player brings something a little different so I’m confident we will be prepared for any style of play we come across.”

 

Drawn into Group B following a win in the 2015 FIBA Oceania Under-16 Championship, Australia will face France, China and Mexico in the pool stage.

 

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Name

State

Club

11

Lucy Cochrane

VIC

Nunawading Spectres / CoE

15

Monique Conti

VIC

Melbourne Tigers

5

Abby Cubillo

NT

Tracy Village Jets / CoE

14

Miela Goodchild

QLD

Logan Thunder

13

Ezi Magbegor

VIC

Coburg Giants / CoE

6

Cassidy McLean

NSW

Newcastle Hunters

12

Lara McSpadden

NSW

Newcastle Hunters / CoE

8

Rebecca Pizzey

Vic

Bulleen Boomers / CoE

9

Kiera Rowe

VIC

Bulleen Boomers / CoE

4

Jazmin Shelley

VIC

Southern Peninsula / CoE

7

Jasmine Simmons

NSW

Mildura Heat / CoE

10

Samantha Simons

SA

Forestville Eagles / CoE

Head Coach – Shannon Seebohm

Assistant Coaches – Tracy York/Mark Wrobel

Physiotherapist – Maddie Ellis

Doctor – Dr Viran de Silva

Manager – Jenni James

 

CONGRATULATIONS ABBY FROM EVERYONE INVOLVED IN BASKETBALL IN THE

NORTHERN TERRITORY!!!




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