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Jade Dimer will be a key player to Kinjarling Storms finals hopes.
Camera IconJade Dimer will be a key player to Kinjarling Storms finals hopes. Credit: Laurie Benson

Kinjarling Storm will launch their debut season when they step onto the court for the first time tonight.

The newcomers believe they have what it takes with some big name players joining their team.

With the squad they have, they will be looking to make finals in their first season.

Coach Lisa Dimer said having an A-grade women’s team was a big achievement.

“Kinjarling Basketball are very excited to be able to field a women’s A-grade team this year,” she said.

“Kinjarling Basketball is all about promoting reconciliation within the ABA and wider community, using sport as the vehicle for this.

“So to have these amazing role models for our younger teams to look up to is great.”

Dimer said she felt confident.

“We feel really good coming into the season. Having three of the top women’s A-grade players come together in Jade Dimer, and Nardia and Narelle Humphries is incredibly exciting,” she said.

“Although they are young, the experience they bring will be able to help guide the rest of our team, who are all new to A-grade.”

Dimer said the players were eager to see how they matched up with the other sides.

“There is a lot of belief in all the girls that they can make it far into the end of season,” she said.

“Our main goal for this season is just to learn to work together as a team. We will definitely be a defence-focused team.”

Kinjarling start their debut season against fellow first season competitors Valkyries.

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