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Ep22: Playback #2 choice soundbites from Ep7-11
Welcome to STB PlayBack in our second instalment of our playback series highlighting choice bits from podcasts Episodes 7 through to 11.
From Ep 7 we get an inside with BNSW CEO Maria Nordstrom into the successful bid for Australia to host the FIBA WWC 2022 in Sydney.
From Ep 8 get to know BNSW up and comers, 2020 Flames Development Players Alana Goodchild and from Ep10 Kitty Henderson.
In Ep9 we delve into the unique perspective of a sports sponsor with longstanding Flames sponsor Lee Hagipentalis from Brydens Lawyers.
Finally from Ep11 we check in with Coach Frog as the Flames team takes shape and a no import season provides an unbelievable opportunity for emerging talent.
Tune in and enjoy!
Ep21: Alison Schwagmeyer-Belger gets her Sydney Swag on
Alison Schwagmeyer-Belger is one hard working veteran and she's coming to Sydney!
A competitive hard-working baller from Illinois, she's formed her game in tough leagues around Europe, and has landed Down Under.
'Swags' brings an amazing work ethic and steely determination, she loves to train and it shows - picking up Sixth Woman of the Year accolades in WNBL20. She has bagged many MVP awards in the W.A State Basketball League.
Now a permanent Aussie resident, Swags averaged 15.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2 assists per game last season in W.A and wants to help develop a Flames super team culture on and off the court.
She definitely got her swag on this podcast with that US mid-western charm, and her love of Australia will boomerang back!
Tune in and Enjoy!
Ep20: Flamethrower Funda Nakkasoglu's Got Game
Funda Nakkasoglu joins the podcast this week in her return to the WNBL after a long overseas stint. Suiting up for the Sydney Flames after her first pro-ball stint playing for Galatasaray S.K. in the Turkish Women’s Basketball League – where her father also played professionally. She was also a member of the Turkish National squad.
A Florida Gators graduate, Nakkasoglu began her college career with Utah State transferring to Florida SEC for her final two years of eligibility where she led the Gators in scoring in each of her two seasons there, departing the NCAA ranks with 2,047 career points!
An amazing long-range shooter, Nakkasoglu averaged 15.8 points per game, the sixth-highest in program history, setting the record for the highest three-point percentage in program history at 39.6%!
Tune in and enjoy!
Ep19: Shelley Gorman Olympian and Urban Warrior
On episode 19 of Shooting the Breeze it’s Shelley Gorman, three time Olympian, five times WNBL champion, seven times WNBL All-Star and Hall of Famer. Part of the legendary Opals team that brought back our first Olympic medal from the 1996 Atlanta games.
She is one of the all-time greats of Aussie basketball.
After basketball Shelley co-founded Urban Warriors www.theurbanwarriors.com and is leading the charge as a personal trainer and health coach in Sydney!
Ep18: Paul Smith, the man, the hoops, the dreams...
It’s time to introduce the new owner of the Brydens Lawyers Sydney Uni Flames, Paul Smith as he lays out his vision for Hoops in the Harbour City.
Paul keeps it real on the new world reality but 'let 'em shout from the rooftops...' and dream big for Sydney hoops.
Get to know Paul - as owner of both Sydney pro-basketball teams he wants our city to stand tall in the basketball world.
Buy the ticket, take the ride... tune in and enjoy!
Ep17: Maddie O'Hehir from Spark to Flames
A Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness Elite Athlete Maddie O'Hehir was part of the inaugural Sydney Sparks team within the SEABL (now defunct) that earned her a spot as a development player with the Flames in 2018.
As a junior she represented Norths Bears and is currently hooping with Hornsby Spiders within the Waratah League. Nominated as one of the Flames' Most Improved Players in 2020 her fearlessness, energy and team spirit has earned her a call back with the Flames for #WNBL21!
A Sydney Uni Commerce student Maddie gives us an insight into how she ticks and the pathways for NSW basketball players. Tune in and Enjoy!