The Opals have named a 16 woman strong squad that will attend the upcoming training camp that will be held in Sydney from the 31st of January to the 4th of February.
The Opals will be without Captain Jenna O'Hea who haswithdrawn from the squadto focus on her physical and mental health
Reigning Champions in the Southside Flyers have four players selected in the side with Maddi Rocci, Rebecca Cole, Abbey Bishop and Sara Blicavs all named.
Rocci has impressed in her first season at the Flyers, averaging 9.3 points per game and Cole has once again been a key player in the Flyers line up averaging 18 points per game, which is the most in the Flyers squad.
Boomers trio Cayla George, Ezi Magbegor and Tess Madgen once again have been named in the squad after being a part of the Opals side that went to Tokyo.
Bendigo Spirit's Anneli Maley will make her squad debut after an impressive season for Bendigo, averaging 20 points per game.
Sydney Uni Flames' Shyla Heal is also among the 16 players named after a good start to the season with the Sydney Uni Flames having averaged 16 points per game and was a stand out in the Flames last outing against the Boomers, having 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists.
Perth Lynx duo Darcee Garbin and Sami Whitcomb have also been named in the squad after helping the Opals bring home Bronze at the 2021 Asia Cup.
Sami Whitcomb Perth Lynx
Shyla Heal Sydney Uni Flames
Maddi Rocci Southside Flyers
Rebecca Cole Southside Flyers
Lauren Nicholson Townsville Fire
Tess Madgen Melbourne Boomers
Jade Melbourne UC Capitals
Steph Talbot Adelaide Lightning
Sara Blicavs Southside Flyers
Anneli Maley Bendigo Spirit
Alanna Smith Adelaide Lightning
Ezi Magbegor Melbourne Boomers
Darcee Garbin Perth Lynx
Abby Bishop Southside Flyers
Cayla George Melbourne Boomers
Zitina Aokuso Townsville Fire
After the training camp, the Opals Squad will go from 16 players to 12 ahead of the FIBA Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Serbia where Australia will face Korea, Serbia and Brazil. The Tournament will take place from the 10th to the 13th of February.