TEAM LISTS ANNOUNCED FOR HELLOWORLD U20 AND IVOR BURGE CHAMPS

TEAM LISTS ANNOUNCED FOR HELLOWORLD U20 AND IVOR BURGE CHAMPS

The build-up towards the 2017 Helloworld Under-20 and Ivor Burge Championships continues to grow with the release of the team lists for all four competitions.

In the Under-20's men's division, Victoria will be aiming to defend their title after Vic Navy defeated Vic White in last year's Grand Final.

Sam Short was a part of that Vic Navy side and will be the sole returning player while Sam Whelan, Ovie Magbegor, Tristan Lloyd and Gabe Hadley will be aiming to be a part of a gold-medal winning team after being awarded the silver medal in 2016.

Victoria also look to be the early favourites in the Under-20 women with four members of the Under-17 World Championship Sapphires side competing this year while Courtenay Wragg, Chloe Molloy, Monique Andriuolo and Chantel Horvat will be aiming for back-to-back titles.

WNBL talent will also be in attendance as Sydney Uni Flames' Cassidy McLean represents New South Wales, Adelaide Lightning's Chelsea Brook plays for South Australia and Bendigo Spirit's Kara Tessari will be a part of the Victorian team.

For the Ivor Burge men, Victoria will back their chances with five players (Jamie Phillips, Luke Eldridge, Cameron Slacik, Frazer Dawber and Jake De La Motte) returning from the gold-medal winning team last year.

The New South Wales Ivor Burge women kept Victoria from sweeping the entire tournament in 2016 and a strong contingent of Nicole Harris, Vanessa Ainger, Melissa Gallagher, Diane Demello, Lisa Mackie will be aiming to repeat that feat.

Kate Leckenby, Jasmine Dellas and Danielle Phillips from Victoria will stand in their way though.

Hosted in Bendigo from Sunday, February 12 until Saturday, February 18, 24 teams will compete in 83 games across the four competitions.

Both the Under-20 and Ivor Burge Championships will be held at Bendigo Stadium, a seven court venue that also boasts multiple show-courts.

Find the full fixture here and keep an eye out for a link to online tickets soon.

Media accreditation can be applied for here.

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