Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Opals v Tall Ferns FIBA Oceania Championship International Women's Basketball - photos

Hi all

Last weekend I attended the FIBA Oceania Basketball Championship in Brisbane. The first game was a women's fixture (for direct Olympic qualification) between the Australian Opals and the New Zealand Tall Ferns. Here are some pics:

Yep, Referees are allowed to smile Australian Opals v New Zealand Tall Ferns FIBA Oceania Championship International Women's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com

Suzy Batkovic, Lisa Wallbutton Suzy Batkovic,  Lisa Wallbutton - Australian Opals v New Zealand Tall Ferns FIBA Oceania Championship International Women's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com

Abby Bishop, Natalie Taylor
Abby Bishop, Natalie Taylor - Australian Opals v New Zealand Tall Ferns FIBA Oceania Championship International Women's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com

Suzy Batkovic, Natalie Taylor (nee Purcell) Suzy Batkovic, Natalie Taylor - Australian Opals v New Zealand Tall Ferns FIBA Oceania Championship International Women's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com

Suzy Batkovic, Lisa Wallbutton
Suzy Batkovic, Lisa Wallbutton - Australian Opals v New Zealand Tall Ferns FIBA Oceania Championship International Women's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com

The Opals won the game and the series, giving them direct qualification for the London 2012 Olympic games. Opals 77-64 winners, also winning the series and qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics - Australian Opals v New Zealand Tall Ferns FIBA Oceania Championship International Women's Basketball, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com

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Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Basketball
Brisbane Sports Photographer