The Australian Gliders have landed in Colorado Springs for their final pre-World Championship tour with a six-game series scheduled against the Netherlands, Canada and the USA.

The American tour follows international series against Germany and a visit to Japan over the past few months, with the Gliders gearing up for the World Championships to be held fromĀ August 16-26 in Hamburg, Germany.

The six-game series will also give coach David Gould the last chance to see the team compete in international competition before the final team is announced this week.

At the 2014 IWBF World Championships the Netherlands and the USA battled for the bronze medal, while Canada are five-time gold medallists as well as being the reigning champions, so the Gliders will have a good sense of what will be required to return to the podium once this tour is complete.

The Australian Gliders team for USA tour:

NameClassification
Shelley Chaplin3.5
Cobi Crispin4.0
Shelley Cronau2.5
Leanne Del Toso3.5
Hannah Dodd1.0
Kylie Gauci2.0
Annabelle Lindsay4.5
Amber Merritt4.5
Georgia Munro-Cook4.5
Clare Nott1.0
Ella Sabljak1.0
Sarah Vinci1.0
StaffRole
David GouldHead Coach
Stephen CharltonAssistant Coach
Craig CampbellAssistant/Technical Coach
Anna RichPhysiotherapist
Cathy LambertTeam Manager
Karen HaddadTeam Psychologist

The Australian Gliders schedule for USA tour (all times AEST):

June 28
Gliders vs. Netherlands at 12am
Gliders vs. Canada at 9am

June 29
Gliders vs. USA at 1:30am
Gliders vs. Netherlands at 9am

June 30
Gliders vs. Canada at 12am
Gliders vs. USA at 10:30am

By Basketball Australia
Posted: 27/06/2018

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