All eyes on Townsville for WNBL/NBL weekend

All eyes on Townsville for WNBL/NBL weekend

North Queensland will be a buzz this weekend with Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer Kristina Keneally on hand to formally honour Townsville Fire captain Rachael Flanagan for her 250th WNBL game and witness gun Townsville Crocodiles recruit Luke Nevill in his second NBL game this season.

Ms Keneally will welcome Flanagan into the 250 club at Friday’s Townsville Fire v Logan Thunder WNBL clash before attending Saturday’s NBL game, where Townsville Crocs fans will get to see 218cm Nevill in action against the Melbourne Tigers.

A two-time Robyn Maher WNBL Defensive Player of the Year since joining the Fire in 2004, Flanagan has become the heartbeat of the Fire team, reaching the 250 game milestone in Round 2.

Nevill returns to the NBL after narrowly missing out on an NBA contract with the Indiana Pacers, having helped the Perth Wildcats to the NBL Grand Final series last season.

Ms Keneally said: “It’s fantastic to be back here in Townsville with the opportunity to see both the Fire and the Crocs in action on the same weekend.

“I’m particularly proud to formally recognise Rachel Flanagan in honour of her 250th WNBL game. Rachel has become the face of the Townsville Fire and is certainly a proud ambassador of the WNBL.

“Reaching the 250 game milestone is an amazing achievement and I hope the Fire faithful will be out in numbers to help us celebrate.

“The arrival of Luke Nevill is also thrilling for the Crocs – with Nevill playing his second home game in Townsville this Saturday.

“Crocs fans should get along to see the 218cm centre in action against the Melbourne Tigers led by former NBA star Jonny Flynn.”

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