Re-signed Toni Farnworth set to lead Lynx

June 14, 2018 | Perth Lynx news

Toni Farnworth is set to return to the Perth Lynx for a seventh season, with the 2017/18 co-captain inking a new contract that will see her cement her place in club history.

Farnworth began her WNBL career in 2007, and has since played 223 career games, including 134 with the Perth Lynx; the seventh highest total in club history.

The New Zealander-turned-West Australian has been instrumental in establishing the culture of the Perth Lynx and, despite suffering a wrist injury late in the pre-season, excelled as a leader in 2017.

“I want to help the new members of the team get up to speed with our values and game style,” said the 30-year-old.

“I am really excited by the signings we have made so far, and I can’t wait to work with everyone.”

This season, Farnworth could become just the sixth player to play 150 games with the club, while climbing further up the top-10 of total points scorers in Lynx history.

She has played a variety of roles during her time in Perth, and holds averages of 7.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game throughout her Lynx career.

“Toni is a leader, and with that comes the expectation that she’ll lead vocally and by example, which she always has done,” said head coach Andy Stewart.

“Her work ethic is incredible.

“Toni is going to be a very important cog in what’s developing into a very, very competitive team.”

Throughout the off-season, Farnworth claimed a gold medal representing New Zealand at the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup and also won bronze with the New Zealand Tall Ferns at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

She joins Asia Taylor, Lauren Mansfield and Maddie Allen, plus returning teammates Alison Schwagmeyer and Kayla Standish, on the 2018/19 Perth Lynx roster.