Kelly Wilson To Become First Person in WNBL History to Play 400 Games
On Wednesday night, at the NCCC against the Sydney Flames, Kelly Wilson will play her 400th WNBL game – the only player in the league’s 42-year history to achieve this record.
The 37-year-old first became the all-time games played leader during the 2019/2020 season when she played her 395th game with the Bendigo Spirit.
Wilson started her career way back in 2002 with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
After graduating from the AIS, she moved to the Sydney Uni Flames to play for coach Karen Dalton (who also held the WNBL record for most games played). She went on to win the WNBL’s Rookie of The Year award during that season.
Wilson was a critical member of four championship runs with three clubs including Townsville, Bendigo, and the UC Capitals.
She won back-to-back titles in 2012/13 and 2013/14 with the Bendigo Spirit, one with the Townsville Fire in 2017/18 and another in 2018/19 with the UC Capitals.
Wilson has also enjoyed success with the Opals, winning gold medals at the 2013 and 2015 Oceania championships.
Outside of basketball, Wilson is a school teacher in Bendigo and, in 2021, became a mum to boy Ted.
She joins the UC Capitals this season alongside teammate and friend, Kelsey Griffin, who describes her as “the most underrated player I’ve ever played with”.
Congratulations to Kelly Wilson, who will continue to smash the all-time games played record each time she steps onto the court.