March 18, 2022 | Townsville Fire news

The Fire will celebrate the WNBL’s Indigenous round against Perth in Townsville tonight. The Players will wear a colourful jersey that boasts incredible artwork. It’s a big hit with WNBL veteran Micaela Cocks.

“I love it, it’s one of my favourites. I would really like to keep it but we usually auction the one off kits off. I know we did that with the Army round one, so yeah come buy these cool jerseys. Hopefully I’ll get to keep the shorts though because they’re awesome.”

The guard has urged her teammates to try and deliver a display as bright as their strip, despite only having pride to play for.

“We’ve had a tough run of losses, and nobody likes losing but it’s just the way it’s gone and it’s always disappointing when you’re not going into the playoffs, but we want to make sure that we leave everything on the court and produce something the fans can be proud of.”

The visitors are fighting to finish on top of the ladder, and they’ll be eyeing back to back wins in this weekend’s double header at the Fire Pit. The teams are facing off for the first time this season. Cocks could make just her second start of the campaign, with the home side’s squad depleted due to injuries.

“I just hope we can have a good start and have a lot of energy and not let Perth get rolling early, because the problem with that is it gives the opposition confidence.”

The Lynx will be without forward Alex Ciabattoni. She didn’t travel to Townsville due to covid health and safety protocols.

The Fire will be hoping a strong crowd can give them an extra lift at the Fire Pit, for their remaining two games. Tip off tonight is at 7; Sunday’s showdown starts at 3.30. Tickets for both encounters are available.