Cayla George

Cayla George

Basketball Schedule & Results

(Local) / 11:00 AM 16 Aug (Rio)
Women's Quarterfinal

71 (Lost)

73 (Won)



Cayla George

(Local) / 12:15 PM 13 Aug (Rio)
Women's Preliminary Round Group A

74 (Won)

66 (Lost)



Cayla George

(Local) / 05:45 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Women's Preliminary Round Group A

86 (Lost)

92 (Won)



Cayla George

(Local) / 12:15 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Women's Preliminary Round Group A

89 (Won)

71 (Lost)



Cayla George

(Local) / 05:30 PM 7 Aug (Rio)
Women's Preliminary Round Group A

61 (Won)

56 (Lost)



Cayla George

(Local) / 05:30 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's Preliminary Round Group A

66 (Lost)

84 (Won)



Cayla George

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Athlete Biography

Having first gotten her chance at the Australian Institute of Sport over a decade ago, 193 cm centre Cayla George will make her Olympic debut at Rio.

George took up a scholarship at the AIS in 2005 and in 2007 she won the WNBL Rookie of the Year award. She played in the Australian U21 side in 2006, and then at both the U19 and U21 World Championships in 2007. She was one of the side’s best at the U21 event as she helped the side secure a silver medal. She made her senior team debut in 2008.

George played at the Summer University Games in 2011 before helping the Australian side to the 2011 Oceania Championships title that helped the team qualify for the London 2012 Games. She headed overseas in 2012 where she would play two seasons in France.

She returned to win the WNBL title with the Townsville Fire in the 2014/15 season before they went back-to-back in the 2015/16 season. Between these victories she headed to the Phoenix Mercury to get her first taste of WNBA competition.

George helped the side win the Rio 2016 test event earlier in the year and will be hoping to achieve similar success at her first Games.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 5 wins & 3 losses - European Tour (Italy & France)
  • 1st – 2016 WNBL Championships: Playing for Townsville Fire vs Perth Lynx (Townsville & Perth)
  • 1st – Rio 2016 test event (Rio, Brazil)
  • 1st – 2015 WNBL Championships: Playing for Townsville Fire vs Bendigo Spirit (Townsville & Bendigo)
  • 3rd – 2014 World Championships (Turkey)

Career Highlights

  • Winning bronze at the 2014 World Championships
  • Winning the WNBL Championship in 2015 and 2016 with the Townsville Fire
  • Getting selected to compete at my first Olympic Games in Rio.


  • Primary
    St Marks Lutheran Primary School (Mount Barker, SA) Reception-Year 6, Kedron State School (Kedron, QLD) Grade 6-7
  • Secondary
    Cabra Dominican College (Adelaide, SA) Year 8- Year 11, Lake Ginnenderra College (Belconnen, ACT) Year 12


  • Coach
    Brendan Joyce (2013 - current)
  • Club
    Townsville Fire (WNBL), Australia
  • Institute/Academy
  • Primary Training Base
    Townsville, Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    Canberra, Australia


Favourite food
Favourite holiday destination
Favourite music
Hip hop, RnB, Soul, Reggae, Pop
Dream car
Black Range Rover
Personal Motto
You couldn't climb the mountain if it were smooth!
Star Sign
Ears Pierced Tattoo on right foot (sister's names) Tattoo on left upper leg (Bible Scripture)
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Beach Volleyball
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Cathy Freeman Gold Medal (Sydney 2000)
Most Influential person in your career/life
Why this sport?
Being tall helps and I enjoy the game.