South East Queensland Stars

The South East Queensland Stars was an Australian professional women's basketball team competing in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL). The team was based in Brisbane, Queensland.

South East Queensland Stars
LeaguesWNBL
Founded2015
Dissolved2016
HistorySEQ Stars
2015–2016
ArenaLogan Metro Sports Centre
LocationSouth East Queensland
Team coloursBlue/Black/Silver
Head coachShane Heal
Championships0

HistoryEdit

Founded in 2015, Basketball Australia granted the Stars a WNBL licence following the collapse of Logan Thunder after the 2013-14 season.[1] It was later announced that Shane Heal would coach a team headlined by Opals players Erin Phillips, Rachel Jarry & Rebecca Allen. The Stars made their WNBL debut on October 9, 2015 at home against the Bendigo Spirit. Less than six months later the Stars ran into financial difficulty and was placed into liquidation before sponsorship funds temporarily saved the team.[2]

2015 rosterEdit

SEQ Stars roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
G 2   Heal, Shyla 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
G 5   Farley, Bree 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
F/C 7   Payne, Nadeen 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
G/F 8   Bairstow, Stephanie 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
F 9   Allen, Rebecca 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
G 10   Mansfield, Lauren 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
F 11   Stallworth, DeNesha 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
G/F 12   Jarry, Rachel 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
G 13   Phillips, Erin 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
G 14   Lewis, Amy 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
F 25   Ibekwe, Ify 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
C 45   McKenzie, Emma 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Development player
  • (I) Import player
  •   Injured

Updated: 23 July 2015

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Boswell, Tom (March 12, 2015). WNBL license granted to South East Queensland basketball side for 2015/16 season. Courier Mail. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  2. ^ Hides, Mark (February 5, 2016). WNBL: SEQ Stars saved but coach Shane Heal pushed out by sponsor. ABC News. Retrieved 2016-02-10.

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