Foundation player and club legend Andrea Wilson will return to the Bendigo Bank Spirit for the 2016-17 WNBL season. The 30 year old is a key backup player for the Spirit and a phenomenally hard worker.
“I was excited to get the call and return for another year,” she said. “The club is building for the future and I am always proud to help it do that.
“I obviously enjoy contributing on game day, and I really love helping out the younger girls with advice at training and as part of the team’s preparation. “Simon, Walshy and David are solely focussed on the future of the team and the club, and I am honoured they have chosen me to help them achieve that.”
Coach Simon Pritchard said Andrea is a key player in the team setup. “Spirit fans don’t really get the chance to see the enormous contribution Andrea makes to the squad,” he said.
“Her work at training and off the court makes her an integral part of our setup and she has a great understanding of what our team needs to do to prepare each week and provides the environment for us to meet scouting strategies throughout the season.
“You don’t play as many WNBL seasons as Andrea has without being a great player and a great person. Andrea certainly is both. “She is the quintessential team player, and they are welcome in our squad any day of the week.”