Two more names join Miners

January 20, 2022 BY

Back in blue: Miners’ point guard Millie Cracknell is one of two players recently inked to the Club’s women’s squad. Photo: FILE

AS the start of the Coles Express NBL1 South season draws closer, the Ballarat Miners have announced more players are joining the club.

Late last week it was revealed that Annie Collins and Millie Cracknell would re-join women’s squad.

Both players are products of the local system, coming up through the Celtic Tigers before joining the Rush.

Cracknell is a 168-centimetre-tall point guard and said she’s looking to make an impact with the rebranded club in season 2022.

“I’m really looking forward to being a part of the recent name change to the Miners,” she said.

“I’ve played for Ballarat longer than I can remember and I love where the club’s heading.

“This season like all seasons I aim to improve. I have played a few years now and I think it’s important for me to step up and take control of the game when needed.”

Collins is a 169-centimetre-tall guard. She’s has spent time with the Miners youth development squad, and saw 14 starts with the big club last year and played some big minutes.

Miners’ women’s committee representative Lynly Doherty said Collins had the potential to make big impacts on games this year.

“Her defensive pressure up one end and ability to nail some big shots down the other makes her a great asset to the team,” said Doherty.

“While Annie is still young, she has been involved with the NBL1 program for a couple of years now.”

The NBL1 South season is slated to get underway in April.