The Deakin Melbourne Boomers head to Geelong this Friday night to keep promoting all things WNBL amongst Victoria’s massive basketball community.
Following on from playing at Geelong Arena in January against Adelaide, the Boomers this time will host Bendigo Spirit in a contest set to feature no less than four Opals players and a number of American stars.
The game will also feature rising star Monique Conti, who is shortly expected to be shaped up in the top three selections of the AFLW draft.
Boomers Assistant General Manager, Lauren Jackson, can’t wait to get back to Geelong and is expecting a big crowd on Friday night to rub shoulders with the stars of the WNBL.
“I’m really excited to see the Boomers girls in action again in Geelong, it’s such a great sporting community and will be fantastic again for the youngsters to come out and see their idols play some ball,” said Jackson.
“We enjoyed bringing the WNBL to Geelong last season and can’t wait to take on Bendigo this Friday, we are hoping to see a full stadium, especially with Liz Cambage out on court.”
“Its also a great opportunity for the kids to come out on court after the game and meet their heroes, it’s something we value highly and it is quite common to see hundreds of young boys and girls lining up for autographs and photos with players.”
Boomers Coach Guy Molloy is expecting a tough contest and believes the crowd will be in for plenty of great action.
“Last season proved to be a tough game when we played in Geelong and I fully expect the same again when we meet Bendigo this Friday,” said Molloy.
“We look like we will be at full strength and I’m sure Liz will be starting to find her legs after playing her first games in a year last weekend.”
“After splitting our opening weekend we need to make sure we bring our very best to the Geelong Arena and come away with a win. It’s a great venue and I know we’ll have plenty of passionate Boomers fans in the crowd cheering us on,” added the experienced Boomers coach.