SLATER BACK FOR A BIG YEAR WITH SPECTRES
NUNAWADING BASKETBALL | The Nunawading ‘Burwood One’ Spectres are excited to announce that Sarah Slater will return to the line up for the upcoming South East Australian Basketball League season.
Slater made her SEABL debut for the Dandenong Rangers back in 2013, under now Spectres Head Coach Paul Flynn. Floating between youth and senior sides, Slater made the move to Nunawading in 2017 appearing in 12 games for the Spectres, playing an integral role off the bench through the backend of the season.
“I’m excited to be back for a second year at Nunawading,” Slater said.
“I’m looking forward to improving my game with the help of an experienced team and knowledgeable coaching staff. We’re putting in a lot of challenging work and I’m looking forward to making a bigger impact in 2018.”
Head Coach Paul Flynn was equally as excited to have Slater back in his rotation.
“I’ve coached Sarah over an extended period of time; from juniors through youth league and into senior level competition in the SEABL. Her work rate is second to none, you ask her to do something and she’ll move heaven and earth to get that done for you and her team.”
“Sarah gives us great depth in our rotations and will play an important role in our teams’ performance on a weekly basis. Our success is dependant on what she brings to the table every time we step onto the court.”
Slater brings the Spectres official roster to ten players, joining; Izzy Chilcott, Hanna Zavecz, Marena Whittle, Jacqui Trotto, Sherry Glennie, Brooke West, Keeley Frawley, Lucy Cochrane and Tessa Boyd. With two roster spots remaining, the Spectres will no doubt be looking at players to bookend their starting line-up.
“The team is coming along well,” Flynn said. “It’s still early on and we’re slowly integrating players in, getting them familiar with the style of play we want to adopt.”
“Their work ethic is impressive and they’re displaying an endeavour to get the job done early so that we can progressively build session on session.”
“I have a strong belief this is going to be a team our Nunawading and Melbourne East basketball community are going to enjoy watching compete each week.”
The Nunawading ‘Burwood One’ Spectres have released membership packages for the 2018 SEABL season, with the team opening their season at home April 7 against Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence. More details; http://bit.ly/Memberships2018