SPECTRES MAKE A STRONG POINT
NUNAWADING BASKETBALL | The Nunawading ‘Burwood One’ Spectres have strengthened their guard rotation, adding WNBL experienced point guard Rachel Antoniadou ahead of the South East Australian Basketball League season.
Antoniadou joins the Spectres from crosstown rivals, Dandenong where she has logged 77 SEABL games across 4 seasons, including back to back championship campaigns in 2014 and 2015.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Spectres,” Antoniadou said. “I know what a strong program they have here after playing against them for so many years. It’s great to now be a part of it.”
“Having worked with Flynnie before I know that he always gets the best out of his players and that he’ll push me and everyone else to do our best and work hard to achieve the teams goals.”
“I know it’s going to be a really fun season and I can’t wait to get started with my new teammates.”
Nunawading Head Coach Paul Flynn equally as excited about adding some extra strength to his teams’ backcourt. Having mentored Antoniadou at both junior and senior level he knows exactly what is coming into his line-up.
“Rach is one of the toughest competitors I’ve come across in my time coaching, she’s going to be great for us, she definitely makes us better.”
“With Rach coming in, I believe our guard rotations now have the ability to go up and extra gear or two. Her work ethic and commitment to getting the best out of herself and her teammates is first class. She is a relentless defender and possesses a well-rounded offensive repertoire.”
Antoniadou will join her Spectres teammates this week, following on from the team recording its first pre-season win against the Ringwood Hawks State Championship team Sunday afternoon.
The Nunawading ‘Burwood One’ Spectres tip off their SEABL season on Saturday 7 April at home against the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence. Membership packages are now available online via; http://bit.ly/Memberships2018