Jennifer Mathurin

In exciting news, Port City Power women are pleased to announce their first signing of 2018, as Jennifer Mathurin commits.

Mathurin is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where she held averages of 9PPG and 5.8RPG in season 2016/17. She has since been plying her trade in Finland, posting 18 PPG and 8RPG while representing ViVe. Mathurin is known for her elite shooting, her versatility on both ends of the floor and her high basketball IQ.

On her commitment, Mathurin said “I’m really excited about this opportunity. I can’t wait to see how I fit into the team dynamics and am looking forward to spending time in such a beautiful country like Australia. See y’all soon”.

On announcing his first signing for season 2018, Coach Ray Cooper said “On the back of another successful season in 2017, I am thrilled to announce Jen as our first signing for 2018. We have set a standard for ourselves of finding impactful import players and we expect Jen to be of that same quality. She has great versatility, which will gives us some different options with our rotations. Jen is an elite shooter, and in modern basketball, that skill is so valuable. I’m looking forward to working with Jen”

To watch highlights of Jen, check out this link:
https://youtu.be/ZSMSeS-wqR0

Emily Lymbery

Gladstone Power Junior Squad Member

Age 16

Head Coach Power Women – Ray Cooper

The Mcdonalds Port City Power Women will have the return services of Head Coach Raymond Cooper for the 2018 season. Ray is going into his 4th season as Head Coach and with this experience will look to have a more than competitive line up on the floor. Ray is currently the Head Coach of the u18 Men’s North QLD team which will compete at Nationals mid April and is also the Junior Development Manager of Gladstone Basketball. Coach Cooper is looking forward to the 2018 QBL season and is hopeful his energitic squad will have a successful year.

 

Kiah Guinea

Fantastic news for the Gladstone Port City Power Women with the return of Kiah Guinea for the 2018 season.

Guinea was forced to sit out in 2017 due to injury but is now back and ready to go for another QBL season. Guinea has been apart of the program for the past 5 seasons, commencing in 2013. Guinea will look to bring leadership and playoff experience to the womens team in 2018.

On her commitment, Guinea said “I am stoked to be playing yet another season for the Power, especially after having to sit out with an injury the previous season. I cant wait to get back on court with new and past teammates. I look forward to being guided by Coach Cooper again and playing infront of our electrifying crowd.”

Coach Cooper also stoked, saying “It’s great to have Kiah back for another season. Kiah brings alot of exceptional qualities for a young player with her professionalism and leadership. I look forward to working with her again for the 2018 season.”

Welcome back, Kiah! We look forward to seeing you on the court in 2018.

Power Up!

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Amanda Frost

The momentum keeps building for the Gladstone Port City Power women, with the signing of import guard Amanda Frost for season 2018.

Frost is a 5’8 combo guard with a knack for scoring the basketball. Frost has an incredible ability to shoot the ball from distance and will offer creative playmaking from the guard position. She is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, where she was in the nation’s top 10 for Division 1 scoring in the 2013/14 season at 22.5PPG. Frost has held professional playing contracts in Egypt, Romania and Poland. Most recently playing for KS JAS FGB Sosnowied in Poland, Frost averaged 15PPG, while shooting 46.7% from the field and 92.9% from the foul line.

On the acquisition of Frost, Coach Ray Cooper said “I am thrilled to announce Amanda Frost as our second import for 2018. Amanda is an exceptional shooter and playmaker, who has the ability to play either guard position. She had an outstanding division 1 college career and has had a number of positive professional experiences since that time. We felt we could find an import guard who was a better cultural fit for the direction of our program and believe we have done that with the addition of Amanda. I trust she will be an impactful player in this league and someone who is equally as influential in the community. I look forward to her arrival in Gladstone”

See Amanda’s college highlights here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–8APOKMiX0

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Erin Geer

Great news, the Gladstone Port City Power women are excited to announce the signing of Erin Geer for the 2018 QBL season.

Geer comes to the Power being one of the High Performance athletes out of the Northern Territory. Geer has represented a combined u20s ACT team in 2017 and the Northern Territory u18s team in 2016 at the Australian Junior Championships. Erin has stared in the Darwin Basketball Legaue gaining All Star 5 honours while averaging 14ppg with a total of 261 points for the season.

On her signing, Geer said “I’m excited about the opportunity to join the Power in 2018. I think our style of play is well suited to my skill set and I’m enthusiastic about playing in Coach Coopers system. I’m eager to experience the home court atmosphere in Gladstone and am looking forward to the standard of competition in the QBL.

Coach Cooper said “Erin is going to be another great fit to the team and our system. She’s an extremely hard worker and brings us more perimeter scoring. Erin is a very disruptive defender and loves to make her match up work the whole time shes on the court”.

Briana Bailey

 

In a fantastic piece of recruitment news, the Gladstone Port City Power women are excited to announce the signing of Briana Bailey for QBL season 2018.

Bailey comes to the Power after a well recognised junior and senior career with the Rockhampton Cyclones. Bailey is an uptempo guard, who has great playmaking ability on the offensive end. Bailey is a multiple time QBL championship winner and will bring that experience to the Power program in 2018. Bailey was a representative for Basketball Queensland’s states teams throughout the entirety of her junior career and as a result, was afforded the opportunity to play against the country’s best players year in and year out.

In signing with the McDonalds Port City Power, Bailey expressed her excitement by saying “Signing with the Power was an easy choice for me. It was a chance for a new atmosphere. new coaching staff, new teammates and a new role to fill. I’m thoroughly excited to be joining the Power family and look forward to the start of the season”.

With mutual excitement, Coach Ray Cooper stated “Bri is a really good piece to our recruiting puzzle for 2018. She is a proven contributor at the QBL level and has played on a number of winning senior teams. I think she has been a little undervalued in her time in the QBL so far and I expect her to benefit from an increased role, with some additional creative freedom. Whilst her percentages last year may be a little misleading, we know Bri is an exceptional shooter and trust she will demonstrate that ability for us this season. We are confident that Bri can be a very impactful player for us and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with her this year”

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Ashleigh Kelman-Poto

More exciting news for the Gladstone Port City Power women with the signing of Ashleigh Kelman-Poto for the 2018 QBL season.

Kelman-Poto who attended East Central University located in Oklahoma where she averaged 9.3ppg, 5.2 rpg on 41% field goal shooting. Ashleigh has recently played in Mexicali Summer Jam, Hoop Nation, Samoan and Maori Tournaments. The 6’1 forward is a physical post that has a great mid range game.

On her commitment, Kelman-Poto said ” I am very grateful to be given this opportunity and very excited to start the season, I cannot wait to play and show what I can bring to the team”

Coach Cooper was thrilled with the signing of Ashleigh, stating “I’m really looking forward to working with Ash this season she’s going to give us a different look and have an inside presence. Ash is a competitive player with a great work ethic and does whatever it takes to win”

Milomilo Nanai

We can officially announce the second Gladstone Port City Power women’s signing for 2018, Milomilo Nanai.

Milo returns to the Power after representing the club in 2016. Milo has most recently played in New Zealand for the Auckland Lady Rangers, where she averaged 9.5ppg, 5rpg on 43% field goal shooting. Milo is a physical guard who offers great versatility on both ends of the floor.

Having experienced the standard of the QBL in 2016, Milo returns eager to play an important role for the Power. On her signing, she said “My last stint with the program was only for a brief moment in 2016. To be honest, I came not knowing what to expect of the league and was probably a little unprepared. This year I will be signing for a full seasons and I’m looking forward to representing the McDonalds Port City Power to the best of my abilities. Its going to be an exciting season”

Coach Cooper was enthused with the return of Milo, stating “I am very excited to have Milo returning to the club again. Her impact was positive in her short stint during the 2016 season. I expect her to be a complimentary piece to our team and someone who offers great versatility on offence and defence. She has experience at this level and has a better gauge on what is required this time round”

Welcome back, Milo. Power Up!