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U16 Qld State Team U18 Qld State Team U20 State Team MVP SBL 2016 MVP Queensland all Schools Australian Junior Development Camp

Jason Chainey Head Coach of the South West Pirates has to say about Jade:

Character, hard work, determination and a great all round person, that defines what we are building in this team, and that is the best way to explain Jade Kirisome. Having worked for a number of years with Jade I know first hand how hard this young lady works and the effort she puts in so when the opportunity came up to find a great young guard, I knew exactly who I was going to talk to! Jade brings to South West a versatility that enables her to play in a multiple of positions. She has a high IQ, can defend up the floor, is a very good shooter of the ball from the perimeter but can also get to the rim, to say the least she is going to be great for this program... I am really excited to continue coaching Jade and am even more excited to continue to watch her develop.


We got a chance to catch up with up and coming youngster, Jade Kirisome recently ahead of her first season with the South West Metro Pirates to ask her some questions.

This is your first year at South West, what are you looking forward to the most about ?

- I'm really looking forward to having Jase as my coach this year and learning from the senior players on the team. To have teammates that have competed internationally is a great opportunity for me to learn from their experience.

You have been playing for a number of years now and have been very successful, what has been your biggest highlight to date?

- My biggest highlight was going down to the COE for Australian Development Camps. I loved how intense the trainings were and I learnt so much for the high level coaches.

Being new to South West, tell us a little about yourself that Pirates fans may not know?

- Something that pirate fans might not know is that I will be attending College at Furman University in South Carolina this year on a basketball scholarship, which I am very excited about.

Do you have any superstitions?

- I dont have any superstitions before a game:)

Thanks Jade, and welcome to the Pirate Ship!


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