We regret to announce that Monique Conti has decided to part ways with the Deakin Melbourne Boomers so that she can pursue her AFLW career with the Richmond Tigers.
With the AFLW season commencing February 7, Monique was simply unable to compete in both the AFLW and WNBL, and therefore has made the decision to commit to the Tigers.
After consultation between the board, executive, coaches and team captains, they agreed to release Monique.
This means Monique will not play in the final home game against Perth Lynx on February 1 and will not return to the Boomers for the remainder of the season.
Monique’s decision is disappointing, as she is not only an exceptional athlete, she is also a valued team member and fan favourite.
The Boomers acknowledge and value Monique’s contribution and commitment to the club and equally we have supported her as a dual athlete for more than three years.
The focus must now be on supporting the team for this crucial part of the season. If you have the opportunity do so in person, please take some time to wish Monique every success for the future.
We thank you for your continued support of the Boomers and look forward to seeing you at the State Basketball Centre this Saturday as we take on Perth, and for the upcoming #WNBL20 Finals series.