How to watch Shyla Heal and the Opals in the FIBA WC Qualifiers
The FIBA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers in Belgrade are taking place this week from February 10-14 AEDT. Brydens Sydney Uni Flames guard Shyla Heal was selected for the Opals team last week and will be a key part of this teams tournament and for the World Cup in Sydney later this year.
Shyla Heal spoke with Flames media last week on what it means to be selected for the team
“It feels good to make the Opals team. I’m excited to keep growing and gaining more experience on the international stage,” she said.
“I can’t wait to learn from players like Sami Whitcomb to become the best player I can be and help the Opals win medals in the future.”
The Opals do not have to qualify for the World Cup, as they are the host nation. The only other team that has qualified is the United States, who won the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics.
Australia will play against Brazil, Korea and Serbia. The full schedule can be found here.
For Australian viewers, the games will be streamed on ESPN and Kayo. The Opals will play three games over the course of the Qualifiers.
AUSTRALIAN TIME SCHEDULE:
The Opals first game will be against Brazil on Thursday, February 10, at 10pm AEDT
The second game will be against Serbia on Sunday, February 13, at 7am AEDT.
The third game will be against Korea on Monday, February 14, at 1am AEDT.
For updates on Heal and the Opals’ progress throughout the tournament follow the Flames’ social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.