Guard Amy Lewis latest to sign on with SEQ Basketball
SOUTH East Queensland’s new women’s national basketball team has further expanded its roster by signing guard Amy Lewis for the 2015/16 Wattle Valley WNBL season. Lewis joins SEQ Basketball from the Adelaide Lightning after previously playing for the Townsville Fire. This signing comes following the confirmation that three WNBA stars, Bec Allen, Rachel Jarry and Erin Phillips will join the team as the new club looks to seriously challenge for the title in its inaugural season. Coach Shane Heal said, “Amy is the perfect player to compliment the three Opals players we have signed. Her tenacity, desire and skill set on defence will help set a standard and make us a tougher team. “Amy has shown she can score but more importantly has the smarts and experience that will help lead our young team. Amy will play a very valuable role for us.” Amy Lewis said, “I am really excited to have the opportunity to be part of this new franchise. I am looking forward to the change of scenery and the opportunities and challenges it will bring. I look forward to working with Shane, and developing my game in Brisbane with my new team mates.” SEQ Basketball Chairman Jarrod Sierocki said the first four players signed signaled the club’s intentions to set a high standard for others to aspire to and become role models for young women and athletes in the community. A public social media competition will be soon be held to provide the name of the team and give the fans an opportunity for input. SEQ Basketball also has plans to develop a community engagement program to grow the sport in SEQ. The program would include a SEQ Basketball Academy, camps and clinics and a school partnership program.