Thank you, Alicia Froling

9 July 2024 | Bendigo Spirit news

Bendigo Spirit would like to thank Alicia Froling for her contribution to the club across the past four WNBL seasons.

Froling enjoyed a massive 2023-24 campaign for the Spirit, averaging 13.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game to be named finalist for the competition’s Sixth Woman of the Year award.

The Spirit agreed to release the 28-year-old Queenslander from the final year of her contract upon a request from Froling and her representation.

Spirit head coach Kennedy Kereama said the group would miss having Froling around, highlighting her competitive nature and elite work ethic.

“Alicia has been a solid contributor both on and off the court around our program,” Kereama said.

“Alicia has made some huge inroads with her game, and we will miss her highly competitive nature and relentless work ethic.

“I am happy to see her get her next opportunity and wish her all the best with the next chapter in her career.”

“Obviously it’s going to be difficult to replace Alicia given her vast improvement during her time in Bendigo,” Spirit general manager Dan Jackson added.

“Whilst we would have loved to have Alicia back in a Spirit jersey once again, she has decided to pursue other opportunities.

“That’s the nature of professional sport and I’ve no doubt that Alicia will be a huge contributor wherever she ends up.”