Dandenong Basketball is happy to announce that Jayco Rangers veteran Amelia Todhunter has re-signed for the upcoming 2018-19 WNBL Season.
The longtime-Ranger will return for her 12th season in the WNBL after starting her career with the Jayco Rangers in 2007, ready to add the defensive tenacity and athleticism that she is known for to the 2018-19 Dandenong squad.
She joins a new-look Rangers squad stacked with veteran talent that appears primed for a big WNBL19 season, something that has motivated Amelia in her return from ankle surgery over the offseason.
“I’m progressing nicely and I’m excited to get back on the training court with the team when pre-season begins”, said Amelia. “I can’t wait to join the new-look Rangers, this new team will be exciting to play with. Most of us already know each other and at some stage have played with each other so I’m really looking forward to see how we come together as a group. I think we will have great team chemistry and be really fun to watch.”
Taking the 2018 SEABL season off to rehabilitate, Amelia Todhunter has been focused on returning fitter and stronger than ever for WNBL19.
“I am focused and on track to be ready to play the first game and make an impact throughout the season”, said Amelia. “I’ll be the oldest player on the team this year so I really want to take a strong leadership role. I want to support the girls and be the person the girls turn to for anything, to look at me and see I’m hardworking, fun-loving and positive role model.”
One of the league’s quickest and grittiest players, Amelia is renowned throughout the league as a tough, physical defender who can snare double-digit rebounds despite her 165cm stature. High pressure and defensive effort has long been a key for Dandenong teams and this season will be no different, something Head Coach Larissa Anderson can’t wait to see from Amelia in WNBL19.
“It is fantastic to have Amelia back with the Rangers for another season,” said Larissa. “Mealz had a tough last season with injuries and is now coming off a good break and what will be a really solid pre season. We’re all looking forward to seeing her trademark hard-nosed defence and once again being a vital contributor to our teams success. It will be great to see Mealz back at her relentless best!”
The 2018-19 WNBL Season will kick off in October, with the WNBL19 schedule to be released soon. For all Jayco Rangers updates follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter or visit www.dandenongbasketball.com.au.