Abbott rounds out Cyclones
HOG'S Breath Rockhampton Cyclones coach Peter Trenerry has placed the final piece of the puzzle for the 2011 QBL season.
The rookie QBL coach secured the services of former Rockhampton junior basketballer Biancia Abbott for the season.
The Logan Thunder forward joined the Cyclones squad on Thursday for their opening clash against Bundaberg tonight.
Abbott joins 2010 Cyclone and Canberra Capitals player Nicole Romeo and Tegan Cunningham as the club’s imports for the new season. The trio will suit up alongside a host of Rockhampton’s most talented junior women’s basketballers.
Rockhampton Basketball operations manager Jamie Boon is confident about the make-up of the team.
“It’s a good, solid group that is very youthful and one that gained plenty of experience last season,” Boon said.
Local girl Abbott was a great role model for young aspiring basketballers in the region, he said.
“We’re just happy that we have someone that has come from here, and progressed through the ranks in the WNBL, who is keen to come back and help develop the talented group of younger players we have in the region,” Boon said.
“Biancia’s got a lot of experience. She’s played in the QBL for a very long time and is coming into the squad on the back of a good season with the Thunder.
“She’s also been coached by Olaf Lange, who is one of the world’s top coaches.
The club has six girls away representing Rockhampton at the under-18 Queensland championships at Carrara this weekend.