Madeleine Garrick says she feels right at home in Bendigo with the Spirit.
Former AIS player Madeleine Garrick looks set to suit up for the Bendigo Spirit this season, reports the Bendigo Advertiser.
Garrick has already joined the SEABL’s Lady Braves team in Bendigo and now looks set to join the Spirit in a move that will bring her closer to her parents who are still in her hometown, Shepparton, and her brother in Melbourne.
The 179cm Garrick began her WNBL career in 2009-10 with Bendigo but has spent the past two seasons in Canberra with the AIS.
“To be honest I didn’t really know anything about the WNBL before I came and started training with the Spirit,” Garrick said.
“Coming back to a familiar training environment and having the opportunity to come back to an offer like that was really good.
“Anywhere for an opportunity to get a bit of playing time is my main priority at the moment and Bendigo seem to be able to at least have that on the cards.”
Garrick says she has her eyes firmly on developing towards her goal of a future berth in the Jayco Opals.
“Now it’s my first real season outside the AIS, kind of in the real world doing your own thing, so I guess (I need to make) a name for myself in the SEABL to start with and then cultivating something in the WNBL,” she said.
“The main thing I need to work on now is developing my offensive game again, getting it back.
“Just getting to the basket, different ways to score and defensively things that let me down now and then.”