CANADA'S SWNT TO HOST CHINA'S SWNT IN B.C.

 

TORONTO – Canada Basketball will be hosting the Chinese Senior Women’s National Team (SWNT) for three friendly games against the Canadian SWNT in Langley, Richmond and Abbotsford, May 16-18.

               Team Canada vs. Team China Schedule

Date
Tip-off
Location
Wednesday, May 16
7:00pm
Langley Events Centre
Thursday, May 17
7:00pm
Richmond Olympic Oval
Friday, May 18
7:00pm
University of the Fraser Valley

These games are important in the preparation for Canada’s SWNT as they head to the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women in Turkey, June 25 – July 1 where they will be competing for one of the final five berths into the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games.  China’s SWNT has already qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games as the 2011 FIBA Asia Champions.  Canada’s SWNT is currently ranked 11th in the world while China is ranked 7th. 

Canada’s SWNT will meet for the first training camp of the season, prior to these exhibition games under the guidance of Coach Allison McNeill.  The first game against China will be 40 days before the start of the final Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Turkey. Playing on home soil will be a great motivator for the players and the entire team is looking forward to performing for their home fans.

Ticket pricing:
 
$12 Adults 
$ 8 Youth (6-18)
Children 5 and under are free
 

For additional information please visit http://www.basketball.ca/canadian-swnt-promo-page-p150113.