Amy Abroad| Getting in the Halloween Spirit


JCU Townsville Fire import Amy Kame is the two-time reigning champions special guest columnist for the 2016/17 WNBL season.  

Over the next six months, the Colorado native will take you behind the scenes of the Fire as we chase a championship three-peat!


Hi Fire fans,

I hope you are all ready for our Halloween game on Sunday as we look to bounce back at home from our two losses on the road last weekend.

After a really-tough night against Dandenong where nothing seemed to go right for us, we went into Sydney with new energy.

After the first half, it looked as if we were on our way to a win.

Following a tough third quarter, it was a back and forth fight to the buzzer and unfortunately our last-second shot attempt did not drop.

Needless to say, we got beat up a little on the road.

Don’t worry, we’ve toughened each other up in training the last few days, and going into the game on Sunday, we will definitely be ready for a battle.

Obviously there aren’t too many laughs or highlights when we come back to Townsville without a win.

But we have learned a lot from our losses, and it’s better to experience what we did now, in October, than in February or March.

Kelly will be going up against her old club, and although we have been working on her smiling more…I don’t think you’ll see one on Sunday as we will be all-business on the court.

Plus, it’s our Halloween game, and Halloween is my favourite holiday.

I have been told many times this week, “Amy, Australian’s don’t celebrate Halloween like they do in America.”

I don’t know what more you need to get excited about Halloween but we are playing the ‘Spirit’ and if that’s not coincidence enough, I don’t know what is.

Every year Halloween comes around, I think about the years watching scary movie marathons (actually just repeatedly watching Hocus Pocus), trick-or-treating in my witch costume that I wore for at least three years in a row, or in Natasha’s case, hopping around the neighbourhood in her kangaroo costume.

We are all about the coincidences today!

Also, it’s always the one night of the year you can scare anyone, and it’s ok.

Who doesn’t love that?

Honestly, I feel my teammates have been a bit deprived from the Halloween spirit, so hopefully this year we can turn that around.

It’ll start with beating the spirit out of Bendigo…with two home games in a row to get us ready to go back on the road, we are in the perfect position to bounce back from last weekend.

See you all there in your Halloween best! Unless it’s a clown costume, then you can feel free to stay home.

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