The Hawk Returns 🦅

July 17, 2023 | Townsville Fire news

THE HAWK RETURNS

The Townsville Fire, is thrilled to announce the official re-signing of Tianna Hawkins for the upcoming WNBL season.

Hawkins, a dominant force on the court, has been an invaluable asset to the team. Her exceptional skillset, unwavering determination, and leadership abilities greatly contributed to our success last season. We are delighted to have her continue to don the Fire singlet and demonstrate her extraordinary talents this coming season.

As a vital part of the Fire’s victorious 2022/23 WNBL campaign, The Finals MVP showcased her versatility and athleticism, leaving opponents in awe. Her sheer determination and passion for the game solidified her position as one of the top forwards in the league last season, Hawkins’ ability to consistently deliver exceptional performances on both ends of the court has undoubtedly elevated the Fire’s game and motivated her teammates to aspire for greatness.

Upon re-signing, Tianna Hawkins expressed her enthusiasm about continuing her journey with the Townsville Fire.

 She shared, “I’m so excited to be returning to Townsville for the 23/24 WNBL season.”

“Shannon, has done a phenomenal job in building a professional and winning culture in Townsville and that is something I really loved being apart of last season.

I am looking forward to getting back with my teammates in hopes of competing every day to bring another championship to Townsville 🔥🧡.”

General Manager of the Townsville Fire, Sam Pascoe expressed her delight in securing Hawkins’ signature for another season. She stated,

“The re-signing of Tianna Hawkins is a testament to our commitment to excellence and fostering a winning culture at Townsville Fire. Her presence on and off the court has been instrumental to our success, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to continue our journey with her. We firmly believe that her contributions will be valuable in our pursuit of another WNBL championship.”

Head Coach Shannon Seebohm said the return of Tianna, “is something we begun discussing before she even left the country last season, but we wanted to give her time to get settled back into the US and spend time with her son before looking to finalise anything.”

“Tianna Hawkins’ decision to re-sign with the Townsville Fire is a testament to her commitment, loyalty, and belief in the club. Her presence on and off the court has been invaluable, inspiring for her teammates and electrifying for our passionate fans.”

Tianna is a player that sets the bar high, Coaching Tianna last season, was an incredible experince and something I am really looking forward to doing again, she is the type of player and person who just makes you want to do better and be better, simply by being around her.”

– Shannon Seebohm

Tianna is currently starring in the WNBA for the Washington Mystics, last week against the Connecticut Suns tied her career high with 24 points on 10-for-12 shooting from the field and added four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Tianna will head to Townsville with her son Emmanuel following the completion of the WNBA season

The entire Townsville Fire organisation and its devoted fan base are eagerly looking forward to witnessing yet another season of the Hawk in Fire colours.

 2023/24 Townsville Fire Main Roster is now complete 

Tianna Hawkins, Steph Reid, Courtney Woods, Mikalea Ruef, Zitina Aokuso Alice Kunek, Sami Whitcomb, Saffron Shiels, Jessica McDowell-White and Cassandra Brown,

With exciting Development Player announcements to come.

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