The Australian Gliders will converge at the Australian Institute of Sport next week for a major squad camp. This will be the first major squad camp following the June World Championships, where the Gliders team placed 6th in the world.

The selected squad of players have already begun the long road to Rio 2016, and this group of 17 athletes will form the core of the Australian Gliders team that will go a long way to representing Basketball Australia at the Asia Oceania Qualifiers in Chiba, Japan in October 2015.

Player selections are based on the recent performances at the Toronto IWBF World Championships, their commitment and work in the daily training environment, their individual and team performances throughout the WNWBL season and reporting to the Athlete Management System.

Gliders Head Coach Tom Kyle commented on this camp; ā€œIā€™m really excited about our camp next week. We have a few new faces that are set to impress plus a number of experienced campaigners from the recent world championships who are keen to get to work to avenge their 6th place finish.ā€

Gliders selected to attend AIS next week:
Mel Adams – Victoria
Laura Baseggio – Victoria
Shelley Chaplin – Victoria
Cobi Crispin – University of Alabama
Shelley Cronau – QLD / Queensland Minecraft Comets
Jess Cronje – NSW / Sydney University Flames
Leanne Del Toso – Victoria
Hannah Dodd – NSW / Sydney University Flames
Kylie Gauci – NSW / Stacks Goudkamp Bears
Georgia Inglis – WA / Be Active Western Stars
Bridie Kean – QLD / Queensland Minecraft Comets
Amber Merritt – WA / Be Active Western Stars
Georgia Munro-Cook – NSW / Stacks Goudkamp Bears
Clare Nott – WA / Be Active Western Stars
Ella Sabljak – QLD / Queensland Minecraft Comets
Sarah Stewart – NSW / Sydney University Flames
Sarah Vinci – WA / Be Active Western Stars

Gliders Team Staff Members:
Tom Kyle – Head Coach
David Gould – Assistant Coach
Troy Sachs – Assistant Coach
Anna de Araugo – Physiotherapist
Jo Vaile – Physiologist
Jane Kyle – Team Manager
Geoff Lovell – Performance Psychologist

This AIS camp is the final event for 2014 and will lead the Gliders squad into their next 4 day Australian camp from 12-15th January on the Sunny Coast, providing a good training opportunity and leading into the Sunny Coast Challenge Tournament up in Caloundra, where all team members will compete and take part in tournament play from 16-18th January.

By Basketball Australia
Posted 10/12/14