2016 Queensland Emerging Teams USA Tour – Bulletin 3
The Final Countdown is on. With only 7 days until we depart, here is some further information that you may require.
MANAGEMENT STAFF CONTACT DETAILS
Graham Burns +61 403 244 321 [email protected]
Julie Maroske +61 413 512 640 [email protected]
Leonard King +61 411 863 293 [email protected]
OFFICIAL PHONE NUMBERS
Embassy of the United States of America
YARRALUMLA ACT 2600
PH: (02) 6214-5600
Embassy of Australia
1601 Massachusetts Avenue
PH: (202) 797 3000
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
PH: 1300 555 135
PH: +61 2 6261 3305
SMS: +61 421 269 080
WEATHER IN THE USA
This current time the weather looks to be kind to us, with daily averages of between 28 to 31
degrees during the day dropping to an average of 18 degrees at night.
The official currency of America is the American Dollar. Currently you will receive approximately
0.74 US Dollars for $1.00 AUS. This may change so please be aware of this when calculating
Voltage in America is 120V. The Most common outlet is show is shown on the
right. It is recommended that you purchase an adapter to use while in the US.
Please ensure so that you don’t come home to an astronomical phone bill, with
mobile phones ensure you have your data roaming off.
Use Wi-Fi in areas that offer it.
We can confirm that the hotel does have Wifi. Please advise your phone company that you will
be travelling abroad and seek alternatives for your plan should you wish to do so.
While in the US, the players will be competing in several tournaments. Further details regarding
the tournaments can be found by clicking on the links below:
The Open Gym Premier Tournament: Both Boys & Girls will play in this tournament:
The West Coast Elite Basketball Tournament: Only the Boys will be playing in this tournament
The California Storm Basketball Tournament: Only the Girls will be playing in this tournament
Your contact at Basketball Queensland for any further enquiries is:
Leonard King, Game Development Director
le[email protected]: 3377 9100
2016 Emerging Team – CHECKLIST
- Money (Cash and/or Credit Card/Cash Card):
Currency for USA: US Dollar (1 Australian Dollar = approx. 75 us cents)
- Source cheapest method for calls to Australia if required – calls from Hotel/some mobile
phones can be quite expensive
- Proof of Identity (Passport) and photocopy of Passport
- Playing Uniform:
- Basketball Shoes – to be carried as hand luggage
- Socks – at least one pair to be carried as hand luggage
- Game Warm up top – to be carried as hand luggage
- BQ State Performance Program reversible singlet/shorts x 2
Air Travel Clothing:
- Players/Staff – BQ Long Sleeve Warm-up Top/Black Tracksuit pants or compression
pants/BQ Hoodie/Joggers or closed in shoes
- BQ Hoop2Hoop Clothing:
T-Shirts – long sleeve/short sleeve
- Strapping Tape/Braces
- Drink Bottle
- Casual clothing as required – we are planning to have a beach activity, hopefully see a
Basketball game and possible baseball game
- Travel Skins or Flight compression socks
- Staff – Black Trousers and shorts or skirt
Carry on Bag – Backpack
Note – The Size of Carry on Baggage is limited to 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm
Please read the information re Carry on Baggage restrictions (pack liquids,
aerosols and gels exceeding 100m/3.03 oz in your checked baggage.
Remember: max 18 kg allowed for check-in luggage
You have advised Basketball QLD of any specific dietary requirements for your
son/daughter. This only relates to those who have specific food allergies, not those
who simply don’t like a particular food.
Security Rules for Mobile Devices:
You have read and understood the information regarding airport security rules for
all electronic devices during travel.
For security reasons we are not posting the DAILY SCHEDULES for the emerging teams on the website. If you are attending this tour and have not received a DAILY SCHEDULE please contact [email protected] or [email protected]