Thursday, July 12, 2012

Champions IGA Lady Braves Co-Captain Jane Chalmers will this weekend play her 200th SEABL game when the Lady Braves travel to Canberra to take on the Capitals Academy in Belconnen on Saturday night.


Chalmers, 29, has been arguably one of the most important point guards to any team in SEABL over the past decade averaging 6.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists over her career.

Chalmers has stepped up into a leadership role this season, along with Sarah Strange, as the youthful Lady Braves went through numerous roster changes. This extra responsibility has since seen her rise to the challenge, currently sitting in the top 5 for average assists in SEABL.

Chalmers said she was honoured to reach this milestone. ‘I have played with some great players during my time with the Lady Braves and I am thankful for Bernie (Harrower) for letting me train with the lady Braves and ultimately giving me my start. I’d also like to thank my family and all past and present players, officials, supporters and especially sponsors who without their support we wouldn’t be able to put our team on the floor.’

Champions IGA Lady Braves Head Coach Lukas Carey congratulated Chalmers. “Jane Chalmers is a true veteran of this club. 2012 has been a career year for her with her averages in Assists, Points and Rebounds higher than they have ever been in the SEABL. Her leadership qualities continue to develop with her appointed as a Captain of the team this year and she is a true role model for young girls playing the game of basketball.”

Chalmers and her teammates will look to consolidate their third spot in the East Conference whilst the Symes Motors Bendigo Braves are also travelling to Canberra to take on the Gunners. The women’s game tips off at 5.30pm followed by the men’s game at 7.30pm