September 11, 2017 | Melbourne Boomers news

Sharin Milner Named Fifth Boomers Ambassador

Just like Michele Timms did in the generation of Boomers before, Sharin Milner will long be remembered for her incredible leadership, tenacity and work ethic she displayed every single time she pulled a Boomers uniform on.

As a part of Melbourne’s 8 Ambassadors in 8 Weeks in the lead up to the 2017-18 WNBL season, the dynamic guard has been named the fifth ambassador. With more than 200 WNBL games under her belt, the 162cm fan favourite co-captained the Boomers to a championship in season 2010-11.

“Being part of the Boomers only WNBL championship is one of the highlights of my playing days, but the feeling when I think of that time is symbolic of how I reflect on the club in general,” said Milner when asked about her Boomers memories.

“I genuinely feel like that moment was about so much more than the twelve players and staff – it represented all those who had come before us, and the We Are Family tagline of the Melbourne Boomers is so symbolic of that.”

A product of the Hume City Broncos, Milner made her debut with the Boomers in season 2000-01 and never looked back, quickly earning enormous respect for her ability to control the play and lead her team.

“I made so many great friendships in my time with the Boomers, and that alone is a priceless gift that I gained from my playing days. I’ll always feel indebted to the club for all it has provided me – the identity, shared purpose and sense of belonging, along with all the other life long skills that I honed and have transferred into life after basketball.”
“I often reflect on this and feel so grateful to the club for that,” added Milner.
And, on being named an ambassador for the coming season, Milner showed every ounce of passion that every Boomers fan has grown to love about her.
“I feel very proud and humbled to be named as one of the ambassadors. The Boomers are embarking on such an exciting journey at the moment and it’s lovely to see the work they are stewarding through their academy and strengthening community ties. The future is so bright.”

8 Ambassadors in 8 Weeks

Week 1: Michele Timms

Week 2: Elyse Penaluna

Week 3: Sam Stynes

Week 4: Bec Allen

Week 5: Sharin Milner

Week 6: TBA

Week 7: TBA

Week 8: TBA

To join our ambassadors and support Melbourne’s WNBL team, join as a member today at www.boomersmemberships.com.au

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