WNBL Off-Season Signings 2018

Comings and goings in preparation for the 2018/19 WNBL season. Last updated 13 February 2018.

“Presumed Re-signed” means the player was not on the WNBL Free Agents’ List published on 5 February 2018.


Listed as Free Agents: Abby Bishop, Sara Elsworthy, Ruth Hamblin Canada, Jessica Good, Laura Hodges, Shannon McKay, Vanessa Panousis

Presumed Re-Signed: Chelsea Brook, Aimee Clydesdale, Anneli Maley, Lauren Nicholson, Natalie Novosel United States of America, Colleen Planeta United States of America, Nicole Seekamp

Off-season Overseas: Ruth Hamblin (FRA: Tango Bourges)


Listed as Free Agents: Rachel Banham United States of America, Kelsey Griffin, Ahlise Hurst, Ashleigh Karaitiana New Zealand, Betnijah Laney United States of America, Heather Oliver, Jess Rennie, Gabrielle Richards, Ebony Rolph, Ashleigh Spencer, Kara Tessari, Maddison Wild

Presumed Re-Signed: Nadeen Payne

Off-season Local: Bendigo Braves SEABL (Nadeen Payne, Ashleigh Karaitiana New Zealand, Kara Tessari, Maddie Wild, Ahlise Hurst, Gabrielle Richards)

Off-season overseas: Connecticut Sun WNBA (Kelsey Griffin, Betnijah Laney United States of America)


Listed as Free Agents: Rachel Antoniadou, Isobel Anstey, Sara Blicavs, Stephanie Blicavs, Taylah Giliam, Isis Lopes, Laia Palau Spain, Kayla Pedersen United States of America, Madeline Puli, Sam Richards, Sarid Taylor, Tayla Roberts, Amelia Todhunter

Presumed Re-Signed: Tessa Lavey, Carley Mijovic, Rebecca Pizzey, Kiera Rowe


Listed as Free Agents: Kasey Burton, Elizabeth Cambage, Rebecca Cole, Courtney Duever United States of America, Maddie Garrick, Cassidy Gould, Peri Kalka, Rebecca Ott New Zealand, Brittany Smart United States of America, Louella Tomlinson

Presumed Re-Signed: Monique Conti, Jenna O’Hea, Kalani Purcell New Zealand

Off-season Overseas: Elizabeth Cambage (USA: Dallas Stars), Guy Molloy (coach, New Zealand national women’s team)

Notes: Cambage appears unlikely to return after telling Fox Sports she would pursue opportunities overseas… The Boomers site lists Ott as Australian but she is a squad member for the New Zealand Tall Ferns.


Listed as Free Agents: Natalie Burton, Alex Ciabattoni, Georgia Denehey, Amanda Dowe United States of America, Antonia Farnworth New Zealand, Tahlia Fejo, Alice Kunek, Isabelle Miotti, Mikayla Pirini, Alison Schwagmeyer, Kayla Standish United States of America, Olivia Thompson, Courtney Williams

Presumed Re-Signed: Sami Whitcomb

Off-season Overseas: Natalie Burton (GER: Herner TC), Alice Kunek (FRA: Tarbes Gespe Bigorre), Sami Whitcomb (USA: Seattle Storm)

Notes: Whitcomb became an Australian citizen on February 1.


Listed as Free Agents: Natalia Beaumont, Carly Boag, Katie-Rae Ebzery, Sarah Graham, Jennifer Hamson United States of America, Kimberley Hodge, Emily Matthews, Cassidy McLean, Hayley Moffatt, Maddie O’Hehir, Belinda Snell, Asia Taylor United States of America, Susannah Walmsley

Presumed Re-Signed: Shanae Greaves, Lara McSpadden, Tahlia Tupaea, Alex Wilson

Returning: Cheryl Chambers (head coach, two seasons, announced February 1)


Listed as Free Agents: Haylee Andrews, Zitina Aokuso, Micaela Cocks New Zealand, Mikhaela Donnelly, Cayla George, Miela Goodchild, Laurin Mincy United States of America, Mia Murray, Marena Whittle, Sydney Wiese United States of America, Kelly Wilson

Confirmed Re-Signed: Suzy Batkovic, Darcee Garbin (signed through 2020/21)

Off-season Local: Darcee Garbin (QBL: Townsville), Kelly Wilson (SEABL: Bendigo)

Off-season Overseas: Suzy Batkovic (FRA: Montpellier), Cayla George (USA: Connecticut)


Listed as Free Agents: Mistie Bass United States of America, Callie Bourne, Kate Gaze, Jordan Hooper United States of America, Natalie Hurst, Rachel Jarry, Ezi Magbegor, Chevannah Paalvast New Zealand, Maddison Rocci, Abbey Wehrung

Presumed Re-Signed: Keely Froling, Lauren Scherf