Cyclones players Alex Brady and Gabbi Clayton at CQ University which has just announced the intention of bringing a NBL womens basketball team to Rockhampton. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Cyclones players Alex Brady and Gabbi Clayton at CQ University which has just announced the intention of bringing a NBL womens basketball team to Rockhampton. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

National team would give juniors another pathway

ROCKHAMPTON basketballers are excited about the prospect of a national basketball league team in the region.

READ HERE: Rocky in the running for national women's basketball team

Rockhampton Cyclones captain Alex Brady and new Cyclones recruit Gabbi Clayton said it was a "promising idea".

"Especially for female athletes here in Rockhampton, more so for our juniors coming through as it gives them another pathway and they can be successful in basketball remaining in the community," Alex said.

"I moved to Townsville out of high school and was a development player with the Townsville Fire and I think it is a big move when you are young. It's great that our young players could now get this chance while they stay in their family support system.

"It's not just about winning last year, we had some really strong years leading up to that as well, the community really gets behind both the men and women QBL teams. So this shows interest and promise.

"I would love to be part of the program as a player or just being there to support it and cheer it on."



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