2020 Townsville Fire season
The 2020 Townsville Fire season was the 20th season for the franchise in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL).
|2020–21 Townsville Fire season|
|Head Coach||Shannon Seebohm|
|Finals||Grand Final |
(defeated by Southside, 82–99)
James Cook University remain as the Fire's naming rights partner after signing a three-year extension in September 2019. The Fire announced a different leadership team for this season, with Kate Gaze, Mia Murray, Lauren Nicholson & Nadeen Payne acting as a leadership group rather than a captaincy.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a North Queensland hub is set to host the season. The season was originally 2020–21 and would be traditionally played over several months across the summer, however this seasons scheduling has been condensed. The six-week season will see Townsville, Cairns and Mackay host a 56-game regular season fixture, plus a four game final series (2 x semi-finals, preliminary final and grand final).
|2020 Townsville Fire roster|
Updated: 16 October 2020
|#||WNBL Championship ladder|
|5||Sydney Uni Flames||5||8||38.5||13|
|Game||Date||Team||Score||High points||High rebounds||High assists||Location||Record|
|Southside||93–106||Heal, Nicholson (30)||Aokuso (6)||Heal (7)||Townsville Stadium||0–1|
|Melbourne||65–62||Heal (28)||McKay, Nicholson (8)||Payne (4)||Townsville Stadium||1–1|
|Southside||82–99||Nicholson (20)||Heal, McKay,
|Nicholson (4)||Townsville Stadium||1–2|
- "JCU EXTEND NAME RIGHTS OF TOWNSVILLE FIRE FOR A FURTHER 3 SEASONS". Retrieved 19 September 2019.
- "FIRE UNVEIL LEADERSHIP GROUP". Retrieved 9 November 2020.
- Elkerton, Matthew; Charles, Caitlan (22 September 2020). "Townsville launches bid to host bubble for upcoming WNBL season". TownsvilleBulletin.com.au. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
A council report has detailed a proposal to host, and be central to, the 2020/21 WNBL season within a coronavirus 'bubble'. It's understood the WNBL has plans to host the games wholly within North Queensland, taking advantage of state government grants funding.
- "QUEENSLAND SET TO HOST 2020 CHEMIST WAREHOUSE WNBL SEASON". wnbl.basketball. 9 October 2020. Retrieved 9 October 2020.