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The CQ University Cyclones are proud to announce that Sophie Driscoll, Kate Greany and Bella Janes have committed to the Rockhampton Cyclones as development players for the 2022 Coles Express NBL1 North season.

Coach Drew Fenton has been impressed with the 3 young players and their commitment to the program and development they have shown so far. The 3 Rockhampton juniors have represented Rockhampton since U12’s and are committed to leading the next generation of Cyclones in the coming years.

On signing Sophie, Coach Fenton added, “Sophie is a long and lean player, who is slowly beginning to believe she belongs in the senior program. Since returning from the recent U18 National Championships, Sophie has a renewed desire to get better after playing against the best players in the country. She will be a player to watch over the next few years.”

Driscoll said of her signing, “I’m super excited and grateful to be a part of the Cyclones squad and further develop my game with the knowledge and experience from the Coach’s and Player’s in the group.”

Coach Fenton said, “Kate has shown a lot of dedication and hadn’t missed participating a session until recently injuring her shoulder. Kate has shown she is committed to learning from her experienced teammates and is working towards being more aggressive and confident in taking the open shots.”

Kate added, “Becoming a Cyclones as a development player has given me lots of good opportunities to help develop my skills and my confidence in my game. Training with the Cyclones who have players at NBL1 level, and higher before, has given me new and different ideas on what to do in different game situations. Training under Drew has been a great opportunity to learn and complete with more experienced players.”

Fenton added, “Bella has been fantastic all preseason, coming along in leaps and bounds. She has gotten fitter and her speed up and down the floor has improved immensely. Bella will be a great player for the club in future years.”

Bella said, “I’m really excited to be a Development Player with the Cyclones this year. Being a part of the squad will allow me to develop my game and I’ve already learnt so much from this group. I feel lucky to work alongside WNBL and College players, as well as some of our local legends. I’m keen for the season!”

The Cyclones roster is completed and excited to hit the court for Round 1.


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