Slammers’ imports must be community minded, says Grover
Newly appointed Print Sync South West Slammers women’s coach Nathan Grover believes both team chemistry and a willingness to embrace Bunbury will play a major factor in the club’s search for two imports next season.
Charlotte Van Kleef (contract in Europe) and Tori Fisher (injury) will not be returning to the Eaton Recreation Centre in 2019, however both were extremely respected in the locker room and community, according to Grover.
“It’s pretty important that the imports have a good rapport with not only the team but also Bunbury as a whole,” he said. “I think being a regional country community, everyone is quite close and they are going to be represented quite largely within the club — not just with the basketball, but out in the community visiting schools, doing some clinics and having the opportunity to work with our WABL kids. It’s really important we get a good mix of imports. I’ll be sure to be not only looking at what they can do on the court, but how they are as people off the court and within the group dynamics as well.”