Tupaea commits to Flames for 2019-20

March 11, 2019 | Sydney Flames news

Adding a huge piece to the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames playing puzzle, the Flames are pleased to announce Tahlia Tupaea has re-signed for the 2019-20 WNBL season.

Following a difficult last season riddled with two bouts of injury, first a concussion which sidelined the starting guard for four weeks, and later, a knee injury, Tupaea remained one of the most crucial members of the Sydney squad, starting all 15 games in which she appeared and averaging 13.7 pts pg.

One of the “toughest backcourt players in the league to guard,” she received the Flames 2018-19 Coaches’ Award and will be looking to again dominate under new head coach, Katrina Hibbert.

“Tahlia is a young and exciting guard who has a natural ability to score at will but also shows poise and leadership beyond her years,” Hibbert said.

“She is developing into being one of the top point guards in Australia and we’re looking forward to have her back with the Flames to showcase her talent once again.”

With recently re-signed Flames player, Alex Wilson, the Minnesota Lynx draft pick will make her first senior appearance in Australian colours in 2019 as part of the 22-player Opals squad named to prepare for the 2019 FIBA women’s Asia Cup and Olympic and World Cup qualifying events.

She will also suit up for USC Rip City in QBL during the off-season.

Join us in welcoming Tahlia back to the Flames.