2018 has been a year for change for the South West Metro pirates, a year that we have decided that we want to really put the women’s program on the map and be the leading program in the state for now and long into the future.
As part of this we have worked hard to strengthen our player roster and attract some of the best young talent in South East Queensland and with this, in mind, I am over the moon to get two of the most exciting prospects in the state in Grace Champion and Neve Tratt into purple uniforms for season 2018.
Grace comes from great sporting pedigree and is no stranger to the rigours of QBL having played for a number of years at this level with cross-town rivals the Brisbane Capitals and Neve Tratt all be it is only young has played at state level and with the NPP Program.
‘Gracie is hands down one of the best shooters not only for her age but in the QBL, and this is a huge wrap for such a young lady. I have been so impressed with Gracies ability to slip straight into our group, she is a hard worker, a great shooter of the ball and most of all has the ability to have a laugh and enjoy her basketball… and with all of this makes her the perfect fit for our culture and group’ ‘Additionally and just as exciting having Neve Tratt in our group as a backup post is a huge coup for us. Neve has a great feel for the game and reads the game extremely well. She has great hands in and around the rim, works hard and for such a young lady never looks out of place on the floor against some of the older more experienced players. To say I am excited to have these two talented young ladies join our group is an understatement and I am somewhat humbled that they want to join our program. Welcome aboard to both girls’ - Jason Chainey Head Coach
Welcome to the Pirate Ship Grace & Neve!