Peioneers women sign more big name players

The One Forty One Mount Gambier Pioneers women are excited to announce the signing of WNBL guard Hannah Young for the upcoming NBL1 South season.

Young boasts experience with the University of Canberra Capitals and the Townsville Fire in the country’s top level and Pioneers women coach Matt Sutton cannot wait to get her around the group.

“To add WNBL talent to our first NBL1 women’s program roster is hugely exciting for our basketball club,” he said.

‘Hannah’s addition to the roster not only adds talent to our roster, but provides an opportunity for our up and coming local players to learn from athletes who have played at a national level, along with being aspirational about the pathway that is provided for them in Mount Gambier.”

Young is the third signing of players coming from a WNBL background that will complement the club’s NBL1 South roster alongside Shakera Rielly and Sherrie Calleia.

All three players will play significant roles within the team’s rotation, whilst the club hopes to add a few additional players to complement the squad.

One of those positions is certain after the re-signing of Jasmin Howe.

Howe is a Millicent local and had committed to the Pioneers for the 2020 season after spending some time overseas in the college system as well as opportunities in the WNBL with the Townsville Fire.

Howe will captain the team and Sutton is looking forward to working with the team leader.

“I am very happy to have Jasmin return to our club,” he said.

“She’s a fierce competitor and has a strong desire to develop women’s basketball in our region.

“As captain of our side Jazzy’s role will not change, she has been our vocal leader through pre-season so far and always sets a high standard for the way she trains and prepares.”

The club will travel to Adelaide next weekend for further preseason games against NBL1 central clubs Eastern Mavericks and Southern Tigers.

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