Slam­mers’ im­ports must be com­mu­nity minded, says Grover

South Western Times - - Sport -

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.”

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