Previous Tours to Australia

Tours to Australia By Year

2009     2008     2007     2006     2005      2004     2003     2002     2001

 

2009

Team

St Mary's College (USA)

Dates:

Friday 7 August - Wednesday 19 August 2009

Location:

Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and the Gold Coast

Description:

Students from the St Mary's Gaels College.

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2008 

Team

Bear Creek High School (USA)

Dates:

Thursday 19 June - Thursday 3 July 2008

Location:

Sydney and Gold Coast

Description:

Students from Bear Creek High School in Lakewood, Colorado visited Sydney and the Gold Coast as part of their cultural tour.

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Team:

ASD Tennis Travellers (USA)

Dates:

Tuesday 19 February - Monday 3 March 2008

Location:

Queenstown, Te Anau, Timaru, Christchurch, Rotorua and Auckland (New Zealand)

Description:

A group of Masters tennis players from the USA.

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2007 

Team

Washington State University Men (USA)

Dates:

Saturday 2 June - Friday 15 June 2007

Location:

Auckland, Canberra, Sydney, Gold Coast and Cairns

Description:

Nationally ranked Division 1 men's college team from Pullman, Washington. Finished the 2007/07 season ranked 17th in the ESPN/USA Today National poll with 26 wins including their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1994 and their first victory in 24 years.

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Team:

ASD Tennis Travellers (USA)

Dates:

Friday 12 January - Saturday 27 January 2007

Location:

Queenstown, Te Anau, Christchurch (New Zealand); Sydney and Melbourne (Australia)

Description:

A group of Masters tennis players from the USA. This tour took included competition in both New Zealand and Australia, and took in Semi Final Day at the 2007 Australian Open (Tennis).

 

2006

 

Team:

Big Ten Conference Men (USA)

Dates:

Tuesday 8 August - Friday 18 August 2006

Location:

Sydney and Gold Coast

Description:

Conference All-star team comprised of players from the University's of Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Northwestern, Minnesota, Purdue, Ohio State and Penn State. Coached by Tommy Amaker (University of Michigan)  

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2005 

Team:

St Anselm College Men (USA)

Dates:

Monday 15 August - Friday 26 August 2005

Location:

Sydney, Canberra and surrounding areas

Description:

A strong Division II men's college team from Manchester, New Hampshire.  They finished the 2004/05 season 24-7 and earned a spot in the NCAA Division II tournament.

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Team:

College of St Rose Men (USA)

Dates:

Sunday 14 August - Monday 22 August 2005

Location:

Sydney and surrounding areas

Description:

A strong Division II men's college team from Albany, New York.

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Team:

Wagner College Men (USA)

Dates:

Saturday 6 August - Sunday 14 August 2005

Location:

Sydney and surrounding areas

Description:

A top Division I men's college team from Staten Island, New York.  Coach Mike Deane visits Australia for the third time.

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Team:

Waitaki Boys High School (New Zealand)

Dates:

Saturday 9 July - Saturday 16 July 2005

Location:

Gold Coast, Brisbane and surrounding areas

Description:

The school's top team of basketball players who are in the top 20 high school teams in the nation.  Have two NZ U18 players on the team.

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2004 

Team:

Kookmin Bank Savers (Korea)

Dates:

16 November to Monday 29 November 2004

Location:

Sydney, Canberra

Description:

Professional women's team from Korea.  The team includes Nikki Teasley from the WNBA.

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Team:

University of California - Santa Barbara Women (USA)

Dates:

August 2004

Location:

Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns

Description:

NCAA Division One women’s team from Santa Barbara, California, USA.  This team competes in the Big West conference.

 

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Team:

Morrinsville College (NZ)

Dates:

4 July 2004 - 12 July 2004

Location:

Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast

Description:

A high school team from New Zealand will be toured the East Coast of Australia, taking in a combination of friendly competition and local attractions.

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Team:

Big Ten Women (USA)

Dates:

June 2004

Location:

Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns

Description:

The team will comprise of girls from the NCAA Big 10 conference (Div 1) teams.

 

Results

 

 

Team:

ASD Idaho Travelers Tennis (USA)

Dates:

March 2004

Location:

Sydney, Cairns, Fiji

Description:

A veterans tennis group from Idaho.  The tour featured four nights in Sydney, one night in the Hunter Valley (NSW), four nights in Cairns and three nights in Fiji.  The group enjoyed social competition against several clubs in Australia as well as visiting and experiencing the best tourist attractions throughout the destinations.

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2003 

Team:

SBS Stars Men (Korea)

Dates:

September 2003

Location:

Sydney and surrounding

Description:

Professional Men’s team from Korean Basketball League (Korea’s equivalent to NBL).  Finished 8th  out of 10 teams in 2002/03 season (56 games per season).  Finished 4th in 2001/02 and 5th in 2000/01.  The team comprised of two national team players and two USA import players (centre and forward).   The team became professional in 1997 when the league first started.

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Team:

Indonesian National Women (Indonesia)

Dates:

Thursday 28th August - Wednesday 3rd September 2003

Location:

Sydney and surrounding

Description:

The national women's team from Indonesia toured Australia as a warm up for the South Pacific Games.  This young team competed against State League equivalent teams in NSW.

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Team:

Brigham Young University Men (USA)

Dates:

August 9 - August 21, 2003

Location:

Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns

Description:

NCAA Division I Mens College Team.  In 2003, the Cougars earned a share of the Mountain West Conference regular season title (23-8) and gained an at large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No.12 seed.  They were eliminated by No.5 seed University of Connecticut.

 

Team:

Arizona State University Women (USA)

Dates:

August 2003

Location:

Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns

Description:

 

NCAA Division I Womens College Team.  The Sun Devils recently celebrated their third straight winning season and earned a bid to the 2003 Women's National Invitational Tournament.  In 2002, the team had three players selected to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team.

 

Team:

University of Iowa Men (USA)

Dates:

August 10 - August 22, 2003

Location:

Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns

Description:

 

NCAA Division I Mens College Team.  The Hawkeyes finished the 2002-2003 season with an overall record of 17-14 and were eliminated by Ohio State from the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.

 

Team:

Guangdong Province Women's Team (China)

Dates:

Wednesday 23 July - Saturday 2 August, 2003

Location:

Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and surrounding areas

Description:

The number two ranked National League team in China.  The team comprised of five players who were in the China National Women's squad.  The tour was in preparation for their National League season, which started later in the year.

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Team:

Phoenix Country Day High School (USA)

Dates:

July 12 - July 22, 2003

Location:

Sydney, Brisbane, Surfers Paradise

Description:

Private college preparatory high school located in Phoenix, Arizona.  In 2002  the boy's basketball team finished with a 14-16 record and a trip to the regional tournament, eventually losing to State Quarterfinalist Northwest Community Christian.  Listed as the 9th best 2A team in the state going into 2004.

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Team:

Fijian Women's Team (Fiji)

Dates:

June 2 - June 8, 2003

Location:

Sydney

Description:

The Fijian National Women's team, who competed in the South Pacific Easter Basketball Tournament in Auckland, NZ.  A very young and athletic side, with a couple of veteran players.  The tour was in preparation for the South Pacific Games later in 2003.

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2002

Team:

Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)

Dates:

Saturday 24 August - Friday 20 September 2002

Location:

Sydney, Wollongong, Gosford

Description:

Rytas were the Lithuanian Champions in 2001/02, compiling a formidable 31-1 record in the 2001/02 season and beat arch-rival Zalgaris in overtime of the deciding game of the final series.  BC Lietuvos Rytas also won the Northern European League, beating Ural Great of Russia in the final in 2002

 

Team:

New Zealand Koru (New Zealand)

Dates:

Sunday 8 September - Sunday 15 September 2002

Location:

Wollongong

Description:

A development team of players who were being groomed for future Tall Blacks selection.  The team included two naturalised American imports.

 

Team:

NACEL All-Stars (USA)

Dates:

Saturday 27 July - Thursday 8 August 2002

Location:

Sydney, Gosford and surrounding areas

Description:

Combined team from USA Division One colleges.  The team featured seven-footer Matt Nelson from Colorado State Freshman (14 ppg, 8 rpg).  Coached by Mike Deane from Lamar University (NCAA Div 1).

 

Team:

Out West Basketball Club (Canada)

Dates:

June 2002

Location:

Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Surfers Paradise

Description:

An Under 20 Women's side, who were an affiliated group of first year college players in the USA and Canada.

 

Team:

American Collegiate All Stars (USA) 

Dates:

June 2002

Location:

Sydney

Description:

A team of Men with players from NCAA Division I colleges in the USA.  Coached by Bill Van Gundy.

  

Team:

St Benedicts College (USA) 

Dates:

May 2002

Location:

Sydney

Description:

Horizons Sporting Events conducted a 2-game schedule in Sydney on behalf of Planet Sports Tours and TranSports.  An NCAA Division III Women's College team from St.Joseph, Minnesota.

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2001

Team:

NACEL All-Stars (USA) 

Dates:

July 2001

Location:

Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong

Description:

A team of men with players from various NCAA Division I colleges in the USA.

 

Team:

Hyundai Mobis Basketball Club (Korea) 

Dates:

October 2001

Location:

Sydney, Canberra

Description:

A professional men's team who play in the Korean National League, and were ranked in the top 5 for 2002.