The Emus, Australia’s Under 19 team will begin preparations in January at the 2008 Australian Development Camp to be held at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

In its 24th year, the Australian Development Camp has played an important role in launching many careers of both past and present Opals, Boomers, Rollers and Gliders players as well as many top class referees.

“The strength of Australian basketball at both the senior level with the Opals and Boomers and the junior levels with the Emus, Gems and Sapphires starts at camps such as this,” said World Champion Australian Defence Opals Head Coach Jan Stirling.

“The development opportunities for young athletes in this country is one of our biggest strengths.”

“We are global trendsetters in this area. Our junior development is simply fantastic.”

Sinclair recently represented Victoria at the Under 16 National Championships in Gosford, where he was a significant contributor towards the teams National Championships triumph. Athletes from the championships were selected to attend a camp at the AIS in September from which Sinclair was selected into the Emus squad.

Sinclair will now begin the hard work of being selected for the final squad for the 2011 world championships.  His first point of call will be to continue preparations with the Under 18 Cobras as they begin grading for the Victorian Junior Championship competition.

Kilsyth Basketball wishes Will the best of luck as he endeavours to represent Australia with the Emus in 2011. 

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