Coddington notches up 100th game in strong win

January 10, 2017 | UC Capitals news
After a collision at training left her with a spiral fracture in her finger and sidelined her for over two months, University of Canberra Capitals’ veteran Alice Coddington returned to the court last weekend and played her 100th WNBL game in the three point win against Sydney Uni on Sunday. The one club player has been a member of the UC Capitals since the 2011/12 season with her toughness and professionalism making her a vital asset to the team. Since Coddington’s injury required surgery and the insertion of three screws in her little finger, she said it was a relief finally make her return to the game. “It’s great to be back on court, it's always hard to watch from the sideline,” she said. Born and raised in Canberra, Coddington is a testament to the success Basketball ACT can have on its juniors as they rise through the ranks to reach a professional level. Before playing in the WNBL, she spent three years at Utah State University where she started in all games during her sophomore and junior years. As a girl, Coddington also grew up watching the Capitals play, making her milestone with the team even more special. “It's a privilege to play 100 games in the WNBL and for the UC Capitals,” she said. “I've crossed paths with a lot of great people over the years, players, coaches, team support staff and fans who have made my journey rewarding and enjoyable.” After missing such a large portion of the season, Coddington said her main goal was to simply play her role in the team to the best of her ability. After the side’s victory over Sydney Uni, Coddington says the UC Capitals’ main focus is to go deep into the finals. “At our best we know we can beat anyone and it’s up to us to string a few wins together and build some momentum going in to the last few rounds of the season.”   Aaron Palazzo