SEQ Basketball Team Named: SEQ Stars
South East Queensland Basketball’s inaugural team in the Women’s National Basketball League has appropriately been named, SEQ Stars. The name is the result of public nominations from fans in online feedback to name the team that will represent South East Queensland and compete from its Logan base in the 2015/16 Wattle Valley WNBL Championship. Coach Shane Heal made the team announcement today and unveiled the final roster for the team. “We’re delighted with the team name and think it’s very appropriate given the level of talent we’ve been able to attract,” Heal said. “To have three Australian Opals on the team and a deep roster gives us great reason to expect to compete for the finals in our first year.” SEQ Stars roster for the season is Erin Phillips, Rachel Jarry, Rebecca Allen, Amy Lewis, Nadeen Payne, Bree Fraley, Stephanie Bairstow, Denesha Stallworth, Ify Ibekwe, Aja Parham, Lauren Mansfield and Emma McKenzie. Heal also revealed the full draw for season 2015/16 for the WNBL which will see nine teams compete for the championship. The team’s first game will be against last year’s WNBL finalists, Bendigo Spirit, at the Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre at 7.30 pm on Friday, 9th October 2015.