March 17, 2018 | Townsville Fire news

Fire farewell Cayla George

The JCU Townsville Fire have farewelled three-time championship winner Cayla George after she exercised her free agency rights today to sign with Melbourne.

Shortly after the Fire’s 2-1 series victory over the Boomers, the 28-year-old indicated that she would seek a fresh challenge outside of North Queensland and would not return to be a part of the club’s title defence.

During her three seasons with the Fire, George played 78 games including the 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2017/18 championships and was a WNBL All*Star in her first year with the club.

“Cayla has played a key role in our championship wins,” Fire General Manager Richard Goodbody said.

“She was instrumental in our first championship win in 2014/15 – she finished second in the WNBL MVP that season – and has been a fine servant since that time.

“She remains one of only four players to have represented the club in each of our championship wins and we wish her well as pursues her basketball goals elsewhere.”

The Fire have enjoyed a positive start to free agency with the signing of six-time WNBL MVP Suzy Batkovic, Rachael Sporn Medallist Micaela Cocks and Opals guard Tess Madgen.

The club is expected to make further announcements in the near future.

Cayla George – JCU Townsville Fire

Year Points Rebounds Assists Blocks
2014/15 17.4 10.4 2.1 1.6
2015/16 13.6 11.9 2.1 1.1
2017/18 10.5 9.4 2.3 1.1