Cocks signs on for two more seasons

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Reigning Rachael Sporn Medallist Micaela Cocks is poised to become the second longest serving player in JCU Townsville Fire history after agreeing to a two-year contract extension.

The dual championship winner, who was named MVP of the recent best-of-three Grand Final series against Perth after finishing with 14.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game, needs just two games to move past former club captain Tania Baxter (131) into second place behind Rachael McCully (228).

Having played a key role in the Fire’s back-to-back titles, the New Zealand Olympian said she was looking forward to continuing her stay in North Queensland.

“I have really enjoyed contributing to the success of the Fire over the past five years and I could think of nothing better than winning a third championship for Townsville and all of our wonderful fans,” Cocks said.

“Townsville is my home away from home now and I’m looking forward to the season ahead.

“It should be another great year.”

Cocks is the fourth championship winner to commit to the Fire in 2016/17, following in the footsteps of skipper Suzy Batkovic, vice-captain Mia Murray and rising star Darcee Garbin, who has also signed on for two seasons.

Fire General Manager Richard Goodbody said the club was delighted to have reached an agreement with Cocks.

“Micaela is one of the hardest working players in the WNBL and a proven performer on the big stage,” Goodbody said.

“She has adapted to a number of different roles over the past five seasons and took her game to another level throughout the finals series.

“We’re excited to have her sign on for a further two seasons and we’re looking forward to her continuing to drive us into the post-season once again.”

Since joining the Fire in 2011/12, Cocks has featured in the play-offs in every season including four successive Grand Final appearances and back-to-back titles.

The 29-year-old will depart for New Zealand tomorrow to commence preparations with the Tall Ferns ahead of a tour of China and the up-coming Olympic qualifying tournament in Europe.

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