One of the veterans of the team, O’Hea won a bronze medal with the Opals at the 2012 London Olympics and a gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games this year.

She has also won two WNBL Championships with the Bulleen Boomers and Dandenong Rangers and was named to the WNBL All-Star Team in 2011 and 2012.

“With a high basketball IQ and as a well-respected leader in the team, Jenna is a natural choice to lead the Opals during our World Cup campaign,” said Brondello.

“She has always been respected and valued for her professionalism both on and off the court and her experience having played for several years both home and abroad will be a distinct advantage for the Opals.”

“Cayla George, Elizabeth Cambage and Katie Ebzery have been named in the leadership group to support Jenna and the team during this tournament. They will all wear the green and gold with pride and are all great leaders in their respective ways.”

The Opals begin their 2018 FIBA World Cup campaign against Nigeria at 8.30pm AEST tonight and every Australian game will be shown live on Fox Sports Australia.

The Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals Schedule for the FIBA Women’s World Cup (all times AEST):

September 22: Australia vs. Nigeria at 8.30pm
September 23: Australia vs. Argentina at 8.00pm
September 25: Australia vs. Turkey at 8.30pm
September 26: Quarter-Final Qualifications
September 28: Quarter-Finals
September 29: Semi-Finals
September 30: Medal Games

Prior to the Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals first game of the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup, coach Sandy Brondello has appointed Jenna O’Hea as captain.

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