Opals, as they are popularly known, are Australia’s women’s national basketball team, one of the most successful in the Asian Pacific region. Since September 2022, the team has been under the sponsorship of Seven Consulting, a Sydney-based project and program management consultancy firm highly interested in promoting women’s sports. The deal was a huge motivation for this team that went on to secure a bronze medal at the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup held in the country. Yet it was not only a plus for the team, but equally for those who updated themselves through the best free basketball betting tips.

Until 2026

Opals will continue to be known as Seven Consulting Opals until 2026. The announcement that came out on March 9, 2023, emphasized the commitment of the firm to support women’s sports and that the latest move has been inspired by the Opals’ performance at the FIBA World Cup. The partnership as announced will help “unlock opportunities for players to gain training and experience at the organization and work with Seven Consulting’s highly credentialed team.”

Declan Boylan, CEO of Seven Consulting said the company sees the Opals as a “continuation of Australian women excelling in world sport. They are an inspiration for children and the community, and we are proud to continue to play a small part in their ongoing growth and success”

A highly welcomed move

In praise of the sponsorship extension, Matt Scriven, Chief Executive Officer at Basketball Australia, commented, “Following the success of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, we’re delighted Seven Consulting will continue its support of our national women’s team and look forward to strengthening our relationship with Declan and his team even further over the coming years.”

Back in September when the partnership was first announced, Scriven had mentioned that they were the perfect fit with the Opals, as both organizations are dedicated to delivering the professional result through exceptional teamwork. This is not the first highly praised move of Seven Consulting; back in 2017, they became the official sponsors of the Matildas, Australia women’s national soccer team. Perhaps as the days go by, more sponsors will join the movement in raising Australian Women’s Basketball to higher heights.

Opals have been a very successful team and are presently 3rd on the world ranking. They have a very rich collection of medals and this move is probably going to be a new booster that could as well open new betting opportunities for bettors at the best bookmakers online.