The Frankston Blues basketball club are pleased to announce the re-signing of Carly Chatfield to the Lady Blues program for season 2016.

The former Junior Blue, Chatfield enters her 5th season with the Lady Blues program and after a strong finish in season 2015 is preparing to take another step forward her career.

With the recent announcement of Lady Blues Captain Kelly Bowen and star import Kayla Standish putting pen to paper, Chatfield said she believes the future is looking bright for the Lady Blues in 2016. “It looks like it will be an exciting and successful year ahead for us, we have a great line up with so much talent and I think we're all looking forward to fighting for the championship. As a Frankston Blues junior that's the dream and I think we're taking steps in the right direction to achieve that.” Chatfield added.

Lady Blues Head Coach Mike Brookens believes the sky is the limit for Chatfield in season 2016 and believes the future direction of the club is in good hands with Chatfield on-board for what is shaping up to be an exciting 2016.

“It was good to secure the services of a good young player I think is ready for a bigger role. Carly is working extremely hard in the off-season to expand her game. Carly's versatility allows us to play big or play small ball if we choose. I am also delighted to have a positive piece from last year’s squad to help keep team chemistry.” Brookens said.

Frankston Blues High Performance Manager Steve Blackley believes Chatfield is on the cusp of becoming a more consistent SEABL player who has the ability to stretch opposition defences with her shooting ability along with continuing to be a accumulator of rebounds and being the defensive anchor the Lady Blues will miss with the absence of Emily Fryters in season 2016.

“Carly has the potential to take her game to the next level and become a WNBL player which she aspires to be. Head Coach Brookens is working closely with Carly to target specific areas of her game which she can improve over the summer which will make her more of a threat to opposition teams. With greater opportunities to show what she can do, the club believes Carly, along with Bowen & Standish, create match-up problems for opposing sides.” Blackley said.

With pre-season officially commencing over the coming weeks, more news will follow regarding further Frankston Blues signings for season 2016 and planned pre-season practice matches. See www.bluesbasketball.net.au for all your Blues news.

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12 November 2015