Hope Terdich to pull on the purple for the Boomers

August 5, 2020 | Melbourne Boomers news

Deakin Melbourne Boomers have rounded out their roster by signing Hope Terdich as a Development Player, for her first season with the Boomers.

A past WNBL Championship winner (Dandenong Rangers, 2011/12), Terdich is thrilled to be returning to the league.

In her time since, Terdich took a break to complete her master’s degree and establish her professional working career, as well as continuing to play in SEABL, and NBL1 with Ringwood Hawks.

“I am extremely excited to return to WNBL basketball with the Deakin Melbourne Boomers. To be given this opportunity to return to WNBL after a long absence is incredible and something I value deeply.

“My number one goal is to help Deakin Melbourne Boomers win a WNBL Championship!”

Terdich is no stranger to the Boomers or our naming partner – her employee – Deakin University.

This close relationship has allowed her to get a sneak peek into the culture of the club.

“I have worked at Deakin University for the past 5 years and have seen the professional way that the Boomers run their club.

“I find both organisations value the success of women, whether at work, sport or their personal development, and I wanted to further be a part of the Deakin Melbourne Boomers family.”

At a junior level, Terdich first played with the Melbourne Tigers and international games for Australia 2006 Oceania Youth Tournament and 2009 FIBA Oceania Tournament. She played with the Dandenong Rangers in the WNBL from 2008/09, through to their championship 2011/12 season, also leading the Rangers to three SEABL championships in a row.

Terdich knows it has been a tough six months for Aussies, but this just adds to the excitement of getting back on court.

She has been lucky that being able to work remotely for Deakin has also opened up the door to her WNBL return.

“I am one of the very lucky ones that I have been able to continue working remotely since early March…this has provided me with the flexibility to continue working full-time for Deakin and pursue the WNBL again.”

Off the court, Terdich loves to spend time by the beach (or any water!) with husband Matt, who she married in February.

“I also spend time with my dogs, keeping fit, being outdoors, going to dinner, going shopping, watching TV series and we’re currently renovating our home, so it is taking up a lot of our time!”


We can’t wait to see Hope in purple for the first time this season!

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