SEAHAWKS LOCK IN FIRST PART OF 2019 SUCCESS
THE North Gold Coast Seahawks women are on the hunt for a winning 2019 after signing last season’s star Casey Samuels.
Samuels finished the 2018 QBL season with a team-best 345 buckets, an average of 19.75 a game, so it was no surprise that the Seahawks would want the 24-year-old back. Since then Samuels has been picked up by the Townsville Fire WNBL team but is excited to be returning to the Coast.
“I’m really looking forward to it, playing with a great bunch of girls back on the Gold Coast,” she said.
The Seahawks finished their inaugural season at eighth, having been defeated by Townsville Flames in the first round of finals and Samuels is looking for more next season.
“We want to do better than that. We’ve got a lot of the same girls coming back and hopefully we’ll get someone new that can add to our strengths,” she said.
Samuels is originally from Sydney and shot her first hoop for the Bankstown Bruins after following in the footsteps of her siblings.
Coach Robert Sleaford is continuing his role into the 2019 season and is excited to have Samuels back on board.
“She was a big part last year with our success,” he said.
“It’s great to have her back, with her leadership and as a role-model for the young girls as well.”
Samuels is the first major signing for the Seahawks with more expected in the coming weeks.
Casey Samuels will return to North Gold Coast in next season’s QBL