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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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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

    Bonus Opals Edition with Special Guest Sammy McDonald

    Bonus Opals Edition with Special Guest Sammy McDonald

    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 talent, with some young up and comers, and many seasoned veterans of international tournaments and experience in both WNBA and Euroleague.

    With only 40 days until the FIBA Womens World Cup in Sydney the excitement is building. The Opals have had quite the journey since the disappointment at the Tokyo Olympics and have a fire in their belly as well as the anchor of the legendary LJ. There is alot of anticipation for the Sydney World Cup with 12 of the best Womens Hoops teams in the world coming together.

    Enjoy!

    Don’t forget to like, share and leave a review so we can get more Hoops content to you!

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    • 41 min
    BONUS Special Episode Tully Bevilaqua on Shooting The Breeze

    BONUS Special Episode Tully Bevilaqua on Shooting The Breeze

    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 based in Christchurch, and she’s loving it!

    This first season for the Mainland Pouakai and Tully as Head Coach has been a lightning rod bringing community together. Embracing the challenge and learning throughout the journey, Tully takes us behind the scenes of her Kiwi experience, mentions some lost in translation moments and getting support for those less fortunate in a meaningful way with a ticket gifting program.
     
    The way that the team embraced powerful women empowering women moments - like amplifying Kelsey Trainor’s simple but effective Invest In Women message, from the US to the NZ heartland at Cowles Stadium.

    There is so much to love about this special episode with Tully Bevilaqua. Enjoy!

    Don’t forget to like, share and leave a review so we can get more Hoops content to you!

    Join us on our socials - Twitter: @TheBreezePod and IG: @shootingthebreezepod

    • 1 hr
    BONUS Series 3 Retrospective with Paul Camillos and Jacinta Govind

    BONUS Series 3 Retrospective with Paul Camillos and Jacinta Govind

    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 and Jacinta Govind call a 3x3… 3 pods each and one! Podcasts from Series 3 that left an impression and stayed with us.

    There’s not an episode or guest that hasn’t left a mark and helped us better understand this amazing sport and the basketball community. We’re so grateful to our guests for sharing their stories and letting us in to their world… and most of all to all our pod listeners for listening and supporting the pod.

    Series 4 is coming soon. Stay tuned… in the meanwhile if you haven’t already go back and listen to these pods - links below. Drop us a line and share what you like, we love to hear feedback it means alot to us and our guests.

    Don’t forget to like, share and leave a review so we can get more Hoops content to you!

    Join us on our socials - Twitter: @TheBreezePod and IG: @shootingthebreezepod

    Quick links for podcasts covered above:
    S3 Ep54: https://apple.co/3eFv7xP
    S3 Ep63: https://apple.co/3t4rHwp
    S3 Ep68: https://apple.co/3KO2HzO
    S3 Ep69: https://apple.co/3EBGgeY
    S3 Ep70: https://apple.co/3F0WGxA
    S3 Ep73: https://apple.co/3NtVaHB
    S3 Ep77: https://apple.co/3tJj9Lk

    • 33 min
    Ep80: Julia Montesano She Calls Game

    Ep80: Julia Montesano She Calls Game

    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 the innovative Making The Call initiative to help amplify womens voices in sport, Julia has been flexing her vocal muscle and enjoying a little play by play hoops hustle. She takes us behind the scenes in her first WNBL gig alongside veterans such as Lori Chizik and Jenni Screen.

    Also recently calling this years AFLW draft and with the AFLW season soon to kick off she hopes to have a lasting impact in getting other women to step up to the mic and change the media landscape.

    Stay tuned for a surprise guest that jumps on with all the feels of women supporting women in the sporting world. We’re so here for it!

    Listen up as Julia talks us through the new game in town. Enjoy!

    Don’t forget to like, share and leave a review so we can get more Hoops content to you!

    Join us on Twitter: @TheBreezePod and IG: @shootingthebreezepod

    • 59 min
    Ep79: Linden Moore NZ Hoops and WNBL Free Agency

    Ep79: Linden Moore NZ Hoops and WNBL Free Agency

    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 too long for this groundbreaking , pay parity women’s league.

    She gives us an overview of the teams, the coaches and the players in an episode recorded on the eve of the the first game held in Christchurch at a packed Cowles Stadium between home team Mainland Pouakai and Southern Hoiho.

    Then we slip into WNBL Free Agency and get into the ‘oh so slow drip feed of WNBL signings’ since our last update.

    Grab a warm cuppa and enjoy!!

    Don’t forget to like, share and leave a review so we can get more Hoops content to you!

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep78: Jade Melbourne The Kid's Alright

    Ep78: Jade Melbourne The Kid's Alright

    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 talented Tokyo Silver Medallists.

    Recently drafted to Seattle Storm - a Mecca for Aussie talent, Jade will delay WNBA training camp as she continues to develop her game in NBL1 at the Ballarat Miners and in her return to the UCCaps next season.

    It’s a fun podcast with Jade as we tap into that enthusiasm and how it impacts fellow team mates and fans. Her desire to learn and deeply engage no matter how many minutes she’s on the court will propel her Basketball IQ beyond her years much like her 2 basketball idols renowned for their hoops smarts (listen out for that one).

    We cover it all, from a gruelling WNBL season to Opals, WNBA and the drive that defines her and her approach to the game.

    We hope you enjoy this one as much as we did!

    Don’t forget to like, share and leave a review so we can get more Hoops content to you!

    Join us on Twitter: @TheBreezePod and IG: @shootingthebreezepod

    • 56 min

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