Keilor, 31st August – The Keilor Basketball Association is thrilled to announce the appointment of Kristi Harrower as the new NBL1 Women's Head Coach. An inductee into the Basketball Australian Hall of Fame, with an illustrious career as a former Australian Opals Captain and extensive coaching experience, Harrower brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the organisation.
Harrower's impressive basketball journey includes representing Australia at 4 Olympic Games, bringing home 3 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze and most notably a Gold Medal at the 2006 World Championships, she has showcased her exceptional leadership skills and deep understanding of the game all over the world. Her achievements on the court have solidified her as one of the country's most respected and accomplished athletes.
Beyond her playing career, Harrower has honed her coaching skills through various roles, including her involvement in the development of young talent and her contributions to elite-level coaching programs including current assistant coach roles with Melbourne Boomers (WNBL) and the Australian Opals. Her commitment to fostering growth and her dedication to the sport align seamlessly with Keilor Basketball Association's values and aspirations.
"We are absolutely delighted to welcome Kristi Harrower as the new NBL1 Women's Head Coach," said Jackson Taylor, General Manager of Keilor Basketball Association. "Kristi's extensive experience, strategic insight, and unwavering passion for basketball, makes her the perfect fit to lead our NBL1 Women's team to new heights. We are confident that her leadership will inspire our players and contribute to the continued success of our program."
Harrower expressed her enthusiasm about the opportunity, stating, “I am very excited to be a part of the Keilor Thunder family and lead the women’s program. I can’t wait to work with the emerging young group of athletes at Keilor and to contribute to a culture of excellence, competitiveness and development.”
With an incredible playing career across the WNBA, WNBL and Europe, Harrowers trophy cabinet is full to the brim. With 2 WNBL Championships with Bendigo Spirit, a Championship in France and Germany, a WNBL MVP award in 2009/10 and 7 WNBL All Star 5 awards, Kristi is no stranger to success.
The Keilor Basketball Association looks forward to a promising season under Kristi Harrower's guidance. Her appointment marks a significant milestone for the organisation and exemplifies its commitment to advancing women's basketball and fostering a thriving basketball community.
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The Keilor Basketball Association is a leading basketball organisation dedicated to promoting and developing the sport of basketball within the community. With a focus on inclusivity, skill development, and fostering a love for the game, the association offers a range of programs for players of all ages and skill levels