Shooting The Breeze

Shooting The Breeze

Tune in to our Aussie Women’s Hoops podcast where we throw in the Y's along with X's and O's Hosts Paul Camillos and Jacinta Govind cover the latest in the WNBL and Women's Hoops. Fresh takes on inspiring athletes, amazing Coaches and behind the scenes trailblazers from across the Women's basketball landscape. We cover the business side too while watching women's hoops grow and reach new heights. Follow Shooting The Breeze on twitter: @theBreezePod and IG: @shootingthebreezepod

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September 23, 2022 57 min
It’s the FIBA Women's World Cup and in this episode - technically our 99th including special and bonuse episodes, we feature former Opal and FIBA Women's World Cup ESPN commentator Jenni Screen.

Jenni talks us through her coaching with the NBA Basketball without Borders for Asia, recently held at the AIS in Canberra, with baby Edith strapped in for the ride and no one who has seen that inspirational image and it’s symbolism ...
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In this powerhouse episode we're talking with Adam McKay - producer & director of Sidelined, a 4 part documentary series lifting the curtain of the WNBL Melbourne Boomers 2022 Championship quest and spotlighting the struggles for our elite female athletes in the Fight for Equality in a challenging, post lockdown sporting landscape.

Having spent 10 years as the Founder and Executive Director of Helping Hoops – a charity runni...
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Opals Legend Michele Timms joins us to dissect the current state of play for the FIBA Women's World Cup. 

It's the final countdown with less than 2 weeks until the biggest #womenshoops event on the planet.

Timmsy gives us her take on the state of play, and there’s still a lot of unknowns, before the action gets under way and 12 nations put on the greatest display of basketball for Aussie sports fans!

As always there’s some shr...
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In an Australian podcast first - Shooting The Breeze regular Coach Liz Mills joins us with her twin sister Vik Mills as they launch their Global Women In Basketball Coaching Network this week.

Liz is renowned for making hoops history as the first woman Head Coach of a men's national team at an African continental championship and co-founder Vik Mills is an accomplished leader in the global consulting services industry.

We explor...
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In Episode 82 we’re travelling the world. Dynamic UK Hoops commentary Duo Cazzy B and Daz join us for this lively episode as we talk about the exciting developments in British Women's Hoops since we last caught up. 

There’s the unbelievable ‘perfect season’ for WBBL Champs London Lions along with some of the names leaving an indelible mark on the British Basketball scene including: Holly Winterburn, Comm Games hero Shanece Beckf...
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We’re incredibly honoured to host a female advocate for women’s basketball from the highest levels of FIBA, Lena Wallin-Kantzy, the first woman elected to the FIBA Executive Committee and currently the Deputy Chair of the Competitions Commission, encompassing Women in Basketball.

A trailblazer within the global federation model of basketball, Lena provides us with a unique perspective of the vision to create more opportunities for w...
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A special LIVE podcast on the announcement of the Aussie Opals squad for the upcoming FIBA Womens World Cup.

Joining us is Sammy McDonald, Assistant Coach for the Albury-Wodonga Bandits, coaching and training alongside legend Lauren 'LJ' Jackson in her phenomenal return from retirement to play in her fifth World Cup Campaign... 12 years since her last foray in a World Cup. Simply amazing.

We talk about the exciting mix of tal...
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She’s an Aussie Icon!

Tully Bevilaqua, a member of the illustrious 2006 Opals gold medal winning Womens World Cup Squad and one of the OG’s that paved the way in that Golden Opals era joins us on Shooting The Breeze.

From a WNBA Championship in Seattle alongside LJ in 2004, an Indiana Fever stalwart and Perth local Tully is now in her first professional Head Coach role in New Zealand’s Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa with Mainland Pouakai...
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In this BONUS episode we take a moment to reflect on a massive Series 3. We highlight some memorable takeouts in what was a wide range of guests where we explored beyond our shores to Britain, Morocco and to our trans Tasman friends in NZ shaking things up and motivating us to step it up.

Let’s not forget the people behind the scenes, sports agents, broadcasters, fans and our community legends at the grassroots.

Hosts’ Paul Camillos...
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In our final Episode for Series 3 we go behind the scenes and talk womens voices in hoops and sports.

Selected for the inaugural FIBA She Calls Game, Julia Montesano is no slouch on the mic. She’s called AFL to Basketball since she was a teen in Melbourne and is ramping up for the FIBA Womens World Cup in Sydney this September where she will call play by play alongside some heavy weights in the sporting commentary world.

As part of t...
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In this episode passionate NZ Hoops fan and PhD researcher Linden Moore hailing from Pleasanton in the Bay Area of Northern California is doing her doctorate around NZ women’s basketball at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

Linden is currently on the ground in Auckland and living the dream of following the new historic Tauihi Aotearoa League in its first season and its impact amongst locals and hoops fans that have waited...
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In this episode Jade Melbourne only 19 years of age is vying for a return to the Opals squad for the FIBA Womens World Cup. She’s repped the Green & Gold in junior ranks but no one can forget her enthusiasm when she burst onto the Opals squad at the FIBA Asia Cup in Jordan earlier this year.

She’s the real deal in hoops passion, and her speed and agility was something to see at the recent Japan friendlies against the hugely tale...
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Josie Taoi, a Sydney hooper of Fijian descent is the founder of a grassroots program that’s paying it forward - Promote The GOAT “PTG”.

Sharing her story of faith and personal conviction in founding PTG she tells us how using and promoting basketball to not only showcase the diversity, can also create teachable moments in her hoops community program to help kids become happier, healthier and more confident.

Josie founded PTG in 2019 ...
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In our eponymous episode we’re quite literally Shooting the Breeze on whats happening in Womens Hoops!

We Look at the WNBL and how they’ve stepped up communicating to the fans with an early look at pre-season and season dates as well as free agency.

With a lot of developments in club ownership and new Head Coaches announced in recent weeks, the player signings in the off season were slow to start but look to be ramping up!

And of cour...
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In this episode, Stranger Things: Opals and Japan, our hosts Paul Camillos and Jacinta Govind talk about the recent 3 game series between Australia and Japan in Sydney and Newcastle.

The Akatsuki Five won the series 2-1 where several Opals players debuted in the Green and Gold. It was a thriller of a series, fast paced, closely contested and no doubt both teams will be analysing and adjusting as they get ready for the Women’s World ...
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May 27, 2022 52 min
We talk with one of the leagues most seasoned players Britt Smart, having played nearly 2 decades in both Europe and the WNBL Britt shares some of the secrets to her fitness, longevity and movement that also provides the x-factor in her coaching business bsmartbasketball.com

She recently re-signed with the UCCapitals, having been awarded the Players’ player last season Britt gives us a look into what makes the team click. The team d...
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May 20, 2022 63 min
Our first Aussie Paralympian guest is Amber Merritt aka ‘BAM’ (and yes there is a story to that one), joins us on the eve of the Asia-Oceania Champs in Thailand that are also the qualifiers for World Champs taking place later this year in Dubai.

It’s a blast of a podcast as Amber shares her journey as an athlete with a less visible disability with grace and humour. We hear about the tremendous legacy of the Aus Gliders, medalling at...
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An absolute ripper of a pod with the Head of the WNBL Christy Collier-Hill. 

Moving across from her role as General Manager for the Melbourne Boomers to help the WNBL get to the level it deserves to be at. With the explosive growth of other codes in women's sports we get real on whats needed for the WNBL to rise to the challenge.

Christy shares her vision and dreams, acknowledging there's a long way to go to rebuild trust wit...
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It’s WNBL Free Agency time!

Our special guest Vanessa Panousis joins Shooting The Breeze to freewheel the Free Agency list. Ness is currently tearing up the floor in the NBL1 East with Sutherland Sharks.

With so many players and coaches up in the air, tune in as we toss up some scenarios in possibly the longest WNBL Free Agency list in recent memory!

Enjoy!

Don’t forget to like, share and leave a review so we can get more Hoops conten...
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She’s a national basketball treasure and Inducted into Basketball Australia Hall of Fame.

We welcome back Lorraine Landon as she takes us behind the scenes of the FIBA Womens World Cup Volunteer program, she shares insights into the biggest hoops event on the planet and it’s volunteers - the absolute beating heart of the FIBA Womens World Cup.

Get pumped for a huge spectacle of Womens Hoops and the celebratory spirit in bringing to...
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