The Bendigo Bank Spirit has re-signed former development squad member Molly Matthews for the 2016-17 WNBL season. The 21 year old has had a solid SEABL season for the Ballarat Rush under Spirit Assistant Coach David Flint.
Spirit Head Coach Simon Pritchard said the coming season will be a big one for the 187cm forward. “It’s pleasing to have Molly back in a Spirit uniform,” he said.
“Last year she embraced all the values of the Bendigo Bank Spirit with little opportunity to show her improvement. “The SEABL season should bring her high-level experience and we welcome her back to put pressure on our main rotation.
“Her role is to be assertive at training and use her physical skills to defend and provide competition, but we are seeking improvement, with the goal of securing a roster spot in 2017. “Molly will no doubt be a role model for our young fans with her massive smile and determined outlook.”
Molly said she was looking forward to the coming year, and viewing it as a challenge. “It’s just so great to be given the opportunity to come back,” she said.
“I learnt a massive amount last year and am looking forward to building my knowledge and ability even further. “It was great working with Simon and Walshy in a professional environment last season after being involved with them previously.
“Likewise, I look forward to continuing my involvement with Dave.”