After her return to the Deakin Melbourne Boomers last season, Australian Opals player and past Boomers captain, Tess Madgen, is back and excited to be pulling on the purple once again.
“I’m excited to work with Guy again and be involved in a great organisation.
“I’m also super pumped to play with Ezi and Cayla again and I’m sure the rest of the people Guy recruits will be quality players and people as well.”
One of the things Madgen is looking forward to most is being able to play back in front of the Boomers fans in Melbourne, after missing out last season through the season being played in the Hub.
“Playing in front of the fans and being able to interact with them after the game is one of my favourite parts of basketball.
“It reminds me of when I was young and got to meet my idols at WNBL games.”
Playing at home is number one in terms of the major upsides to come this season but Madgen can also already see other benefits as well.
“Guy is a very well-prepared coach and it will be nice to be able to practice more together and be able to implement new things each game.
“The rest between games will also help everyone physically and mentally and although the hub season was super high quality it will be even better in a more regular season.”
Also acting as our Boomers Academy Head Coach, Madgen has become even further entrenched in the club, passionate about working with the community and fostering young, upcoming talent.
Madgen racked up 43 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists with NBL1’s Bendigo Braves last weekend. With stellar performances like these in the WNBL off-season we are pumped to see Tess back on the court in purple later this year!