The Deakin Melbourne Boomers are pleased to welcome a new face to the family with experienced forward Tegan Cunningham signing on for the 2016/17 WNBL season.
A popular player with a strong fan base, Cunningham is a fierce competitor who is looking forward to joining the Boomers and playing for Coach Guy Molloy.
“I’m really excited to be apart of the Boomers family, the club has a really large supporter base across Melbourne and I’m looking forward to being a part of all the good things happening at the club,” said Cunningham.
“I’m also looking forward to new and exciting challenges. I’m feeling pretty confident that I can help the Boomers this coming season. Guy is a great coach and I’m grateful for the opportunity he’s given me. I have no doubt I’ll learn a lot this season,” added Cunningham.
Molloy was keen to add Cunningham to his squad and delighted when news came through that she was in.
“Tegan was intriguing to us when we heard she was available. She is an underrated shooter, an excellent defender and athlete. We were also looking for a forward who could provide some toughness to our front line. We welcome Tegan to the Boomers, and believe she will be an excellent addition,” said Molloy.
Recognising her profile amongst Melbourne’s basketball community, Boomers GM Justin Nelson believes Cunningham ticks plenty of boxes, both on and off the court.
“We’re really happy to have Tegan joining the Boomers family. She is a tireless worker in the community, a fantastic role model, and I really like the connection she brings with Waverley being her off-season club and big supporters of our program,” said Nelson, adding, “Tegan has a fierce desire to play at the top level, she’s a competitor, and we recognised that from the outset. It’s a great quality to have.”