AYOF2013: After an exciting night of entertainment at the Opening Ceremony, athletes from nine AYOF2013: After an exciting night of entertainment at the Opening Ceremony, athletes from nine sports got up early this morning to get into action on the sporting fields.sports got up early this morning to get into action on the sporting fields.
They are the stars of the future, and the athletes competing at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) were treated to a spectacle fit for Olympians at the Opening Ceremony at Sydney Entertainment Centre.
BASKETBALL: Australian basketballer Liz Cambage admits her Chinese adventure is proving a massive culture shock, but on the whole an enjoyable one.
Australia have announced two more basketball teams to take part in the 3 on 3 basketball competition at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in January.
Some of the nation’s leading young basketballers have today been selected to represent Australia in the 3x3 basketball competition when it makes its debut appearance at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival in January.
Tears are still expected to flow for Lauren Jackson even if all goes to plan with the Opals star's recovery from injury.
BASKETBALL: After four years in the role that culminated in a Quarter Final appearance at the 2012 London Olympic Games, Brett Brown has stepped down as Head Coach of the Australian Boomers.
It was the decision which cost Erin Phillips an Olympic medal, but which helped yield the Australian basketball star a WNBA championship ring.
BASKETBALL: The Australian Emus and Gems have claimed a series sweep of New Zealand to win the 2012 FIBA Oceania Under 19 Championships and book their place at the 2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championships.
BASKETBALL: Australian women's basketball coach Carrie Graf concedes her future is undecided, but the veteran mentor says she's in no rush for that to change.