November 6, 2020 | Southside Flyers news

The two-time Olympian returns to the WNBL for this condensed season in Queensland and is doing so with the Jayco Southside Flyers.

The experienced forward/guard, who is tough as nails with a blue-collar work ethic, has a dazzling basketball resume which includes a bronze medal with the Opals on Olympic Games debut in 2012 and a WNBA championship in her very first season in 2013 with the Minnesota Lynx.

Her basketball journey started as a 5 year-old in Altona in Melbourne’s western suburbs, she was involved in the Dandenong junior program and includes a WNBA Championship, WNBL Championship, medals at an Olympic Games and a World Championship, and playing in France as well as with Canberra and Dandenong Rangers in the WNBL.

Rachel’s WNBL Championship was in the Boomers championship season of 2010-11 alongside fellow Flyers recruit Liz Cambage. The following season Rachel was selected in the WNBL All-Star Five.

A passionate St Kilda supporter, Rachel has just begun an exciting new career as a police officer, graduating from the academy in Melbourne in July.

Cheryl Chambers comments:
“Rachel brings an awesome amount of experience and grunt to our team. She has a great basketball IQ and has the ability to make the people around her better while still being able to contribute herself. Rachel will add greater depth which will be extremely beneficial in such a condensed high impact season.”