The festive season was a quick moment to relax and reflect for the Deakin Melbourne Boomers, but a Boxing Day return to training saw the players get back to work ahead of a New Year’s Eve clash in Townsville.
The Boomers ended the pre-Christmas period with a resounding win against Canberra, running out 70-50 winners in front of a large crowd and snapping a nine-game losing streak in the process.
Coach Guy Molloy was happy with the immediate impact his Boomers made on court upon their return, his players quickly getting back to work with a focus on securing more wins moving forward.
“The team got straight back into it, they came back with some energy and looked freshened up,” said Molloy, adding, “Our last trip to Townsville wasn’t a good one and the team wants to make a better account for itself this week.
“The win against Canberra was a positive step, it really showed people what we’re capable of, but our challenge is to now take that form to Townsville and then back home against Adelaide down in Geelong.”
The Boomers won’t stop in Townsville for too long, but they will see in the New Year before retuning home early on the first day of 2017 to prepare for the club’s first trip to Geelong in more than a decade to play a regular season league game.
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General Manager Justin Nelson is encouraging all Boomers fans to make “a day of it” and come and support the WNBL in Geelong.
“It’s summertime and the Geelong and surf coast region is a great place to visit, so hopefully plenty of WNBL fans make it a family day on January 7 that ends with a fun night out at The Arena to see the Boomers in action,” said Nelson.
“We want a game each season to be a regular feature in Geelong, so this is a really good opportunity for all the basketball fans down in that region to come and show their support for the Boomers, the WNBL and women’s sport.”