Women’s coach excited by season

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
New Printsync South West Slammers women's coach Nathan Grover is excited ahead of Sunday’s scratch match against Mandurah.
Camera IconNew Printsync South West Slammers women's coach Nathan Grover is excited ahead of Sunday’s scratch match against Mandurah. Credit: Basketball South West

Print Sync South West Slammers WSBL head coach Nathan Grover is excited about Sunday afternoon.

His side, who has been toiling hard in the gym for several months, get their first pre-season hit-out against the Mandurah Magic on the road.

“For me it’s about being able to see what we need to work on – what we are doing well and what we aren’t doing so well as a group,” he said.

“We won’t give away too much as far as plays go. We’ll just work on the basics, rotate the girls through and look at the combinations that work.

“More than anything, just get a bit of chemistry amongst the girls while they are out on the floor throughout 40 minutes.”

Grover has been making several trips to Bunbury Basketball Association A-Women matches and is pleased with the standard of the competition.

“The thing that impresses me is not only the standard but the pace of the game as well,” he said.

“The girls can just run effortlessly for 40 minutes. I’m really excited about the talent out there and obviously the majority of my girls are in that competition.

“Obviously I go down and particularly pay attention to those girls. I love seeing Adele East absolutely dominate the A-Women competition for Dunsborough at the moment. That’s really exciting for me and I’m hoping she can carry that over to the SBL as well.”

Grover also confirmed American import Brittni Montgomery will touch down in Bunbury within the next month.

“She wants a full month of training under her belt before we go into round one.”

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails