George to chalk up 350-game milestone against Flyers

February 15, 2024 | Sydney Flames news

The WNBL24 season has been one of many milestones for Sydney Flames star Cayla George.

From becoming the competition’s all-time leading rebounder to moving into fourth spot in the WNBL’s scorers list, this campaign has been incredible for the reigning MVP.

Now this Sunday, George will move into the competition’s top-10 games played list by chalking up her 350th appearance in the WNBL.

“I’ve been able to play with some pretty special humans over the last 350, that’s what I think about the most,” said Flame #215 George.


“As athletes, we are always onto the next season or the next tournament so we often don’t reflect but this past year or so I’ve been reflecting a lot – I’m really proud of myself.

“People really only see the highs and the good stuff but it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions during my career and I have come to realise I am super resilient and much stronger than I give myself credit for.”

Not only will the game be a celebration of George, but it will also give Sydney fans a chance to say thanks to the country’s greatest-ever basketball, Lauren Jackson.

“Lauren was on my school books, she has had an incredible impact on my journey as a junior player, but mostly as my teammate and Opals’ sister,” George said.

“She’s just the best and I can’t wait to take the court with her again on Sunday.”

As Adelaide junior George alludes to, she and Jackson will come into the clash on the back of helping the Opals qualify for the Olympic Games in Paris.

“Being an Opal is one of my proudest achievements,” the 34-year-old said.

“Being around my sisters again makes me feel whole – my cup is overflowing.”

In Sunday’s game itself, George will be aiming to carry that Opals’ momentum into the clash, as the Hoops Capital side chases its fifth straight win.


“I’m excited to keep this form going with the Flames heading into what could be the first finals appearance for the club in a few years, so it’s important to finish off the regular season strong,” said the 2023 WNBA champion, who hopes the club breams the all-time WNBL crowd record on Sunday.

“Like us, Southside is looking to finish strong and lock up a finals spot.

“We have to want it more and play the flames way.”

Tickets to the Qudos Bank Arena blockbuster are still available here.