McSpadden the final piece in Fire puzzle

July 15, 2020 | Townsville Fire news

The Townsville Fire are excited to announce that they have finalised their team for the upcoming Chemist Warehouse WNBL season with the signing of 193cm centre Lara McSpadden. 

At just 21 years old McSpadden will begin her 5th season in the WNBL with the JCU Townsville Fire.

Another player on the new look Fire roster to reunite with head coach Shannon Seebohm.

“Lara is a fantastic addition to the Fire. Having coached her previously I know the type of person she is and know she will be an excellent fit for our team.”

She has a great work ethic and combined with her size and athleticism I think she is going to add a lot to our team at both ends of the floor.

The Novacastrian was apart of Seebohm’s  Emerging Opal’s  Gold Medal winning team in 2019 at the World University Games, She has also donned the Green and Gold as a junior, helping the Australian under-17s win gold at the 2016 World Cup in Spain and finishing sixth at the under-19s on 2017 in Italy.

McSpadden, who has been a part of the Sydney Flames program since 2016 will head North in the coming months.

“I’m really excited to be playing with Townsville for the upcoming season. I’m pumped for this opportunity to move to a new place, and play for a team where I know great players of experience, and young talent have signed.
I can’t wait to get up there for preseason, and get in the best shape we can for the start of season!” McSpadden said


The 2020/21 WNBL Season will begin in November 2020.

McSpadden is the 10th signing for the JCU Townsville Fire for the upcoming season, Lara joins- Lauren Nicholson, Shyla Heal, Kate Gaze, Mia Murray, Zitina Aukoso, Nadeen Payne, Megan McKay, Courtney Woods and Steph Reid along with Development Player Aliza Fabbro.