The Frankston Blues basketball club are proud to announce the signing of Tenaya Phillips for season 2016 with the Frankston Lady Blues.
Tenaya is currently having a successful WNBL season with the Dandenong Rangers; is a multi-SEABL champion; and will take on the point guard duties for the Lady Blues program in what is always a highly competitive SEABL women’s competition.
Lady Blues Head Coach Mike Brookens believes Tenaya’s recruitment will strengthen what is shaping up to be an impressive Lady Blues roster saying “Tenaya fills a huge void for our team at the point. She gives us a dynamic scorer and passer at that position which fits our up tempo style. Tenaya will provide the team with WNBL-level play making ability which will make everyone else's job around her easier on the offensive end.”
Tenaya shared Coach Brookens enthusiasm for season 2016 stating “today I am happy to announce that for the 2016 SEABL season I will be suiting up with the Frankston Lady Blues. This is a huge change for myself and my family however I feel that this is a huge opportunity for me to grow as a player and a leader. I also feel that with the squad we have assembled, and under the helm of Mike Brookens, that we can put Frankston back on the map as a basketball powerhouse” Phillips said.
Demonstrating the move 15 minutes down the road to Frankston was an agonising decision, Phillips acknowledged the support she has had from a Rangers program that has been the benchmark women’s program in the SEABL over the last 5 years. “I would like to send my deepest gratitude to all the people at the Dandenong Rangers organisation. They have helped develop me into the player I have become. I achieved and learnt a lot through their junior and senior programs so would like to thank all the coaches who worked with me along the way.”
Frankston Blues High Performance Manager Steve Blackley believes that Tenaya will be a player that will help orchestrate the Blues offense and someone who the club can secure for many years. “Tenaya is someone I have known and respected for several years now. She is the perfect fit for what our Lady Blues program needs and having someone of her experience at the point guard position will put us in good shape to compete for a title along with supporting the growth of our Junior Lady Blues transitioning into senior basketball.” Blackley said
With pre-season now taking a break till mid-January, 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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16 December 2015