Bendigo Spirit coach part of Emerging Opals win at World University Games

Simon Pritchard

Simon Pritchard


BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard has played a hand in the Emerging Opals’ gold medal win at the World University Games.

Pritchard was an assistant coach of the team, which defeated Japan 85-76 in the gold medal game.

It followed earlier finals wins over the United States and Chinese Taipei.

The Emerging Opals team comprised a group of under-23 players and lost just one game during the tournament against Russia.