The JCU Townsville Fire has today announced their Queensland Country Health Fund Academy for the 2015/16 season.
Entering its fifth season, the QCHF Academy is designed to provide talented North Queensland basketballers with a pathway to the Wattle Valley WNBL.
The program includes elite coaching from the JCU Townsville Fire, as well as experiential components on game days.
Overseen by head coaches Aneka Davis and Julia Duroux, the QCHF Academy features nine players hailing from Townsville, Cairns and Mackay.
“While the Queensland Country Health Fund Academy is primarily about skill-development, it also focuses on all the elements required to transition into the WNBL one day,” Fire General Manager Richard Goodbody said.
“It’s an important component of our pathway program and an integral element in ensuring that we are continuing to develop North Queensland talent.”
In recent years, the QCHF Academy has seen Emma McKenzie and Ainsley Walsh graduate into Fire representatives, with the latter debuting earlier this season.
The QCHF Academy commenced earlier this month and will run through until the end of the WNBL season.
Queensland Country Health Fund Representatives:
Haylee Andrews (Townsville)
Majella Carey (Townsville)
Aliza Fabbro (Townsville)
Alex Fowler (Townsville)
Sarah Hesp (Townsville)
Mishayla-Rae Kupfer (Townsville)
Rashada Mabo (Cairns)
Sarrah Myrteza (Cairns)
Sarah Storeshaw (Mackay)