The Deakin Melbourne Boomers are pleased to announce the return of Olivia Thompson for the coming WNBL season, marking her third year at the club.
Following the signings of Maddie Garrick, Bec Cole and Britt Smart, the news on Thompson’s return is another positive sign that the Boomers are assembling a competitive unit according to General Manager, Justin Nelson.
“Having a strong continuation with players is vital for the coaching staff and with the news that Liv will be in the purple and gold again we are pleased to have another quality young person who has been a part of our family for the last couple of years,” said Nelson.
“Liv represents the club extremely well, she is engaging with our fans and values the position of the Boomers brand amongst the Melbourne basketball community, and that means a lot to our front office and the way we go about our business. I’m personally really happy to see Liv back in Boomers colours.”
For Thompson, the history of the Boomers isn’t lost on her and she is very much looking forward to being a part of the club’s 33rd year in the WNBL.
“To be able to play for the Boomers for a third year in a row is not only exciting, but very much an honour. The Boomers is a team filled with success and a proud history and I hope to be able to improve and contribute to that proud heritage,” said Thompson.
“We have a fan base like no other team and I love meeting all of them after every game. Last season we gelled so well as a team, but through injury we weren’t able to bring our best to the season. Hopefully this year we will deliver to our fans a better result and with a brand new ownership group I’m looking forward to putting on the purple and gold again,” added Thompson.
Coach Guy Molloy is confident the best is yet to come for Thompson and is looking forward to seeing her in Boomers colours again.
“I’m pleased to have Liv returning to the Boomers for her third season. She had an uncharacteristic slow start last year, but gathered momentum over the course of the season,” said Molloy.
“We probably only saw her best towards the latter end of last season, however we understand what a talented and explosive player she is, and if the Boomers are to head back to finals she will play a key role.”