March 30, 2021 | Melbourne Boomers news

While still having a year to run on her contract with the Boomers, Kiwi international Stella Beck has decided to not play in the upcoming WNBL 21-22 season.

Following a challenging ‘hub’ season, Beck headed home to New Zealand to be around family and friends. Shortly after arriving she landed a job in Parliament House in Executive Ministerial Support – a role she’s thriving in, and wants to continue with.

Beck’s enjoying living a ‘pretty ordinary life’ (as she describes it), but feels its productive and is learning new things every day.

“Stella has been an integral part of the Boomers for the last few seasons. She’s a delight to have around, and is highly respected – both on and off the floor,” stated General Manager Christy Collier-Hill.

“While we’ll miss having Stella this season, we respect her decision to explore her career opportunities, and wish her all the very best.”

Beck had some kind words to say about her time at the Boomers.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Boomers and I feel very privileged that I was able to be a part of such a caring club. The response I have had has been extremely supportive and I am so grateful for my team-mates, Christy, Tony and Guy for being so understanding. I wish the girls the best for the 2021-22 season and I will be supporting the Boomers all the way to that WNBL Championship. “