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Chailee Ward to make NBL1 North return with North Gold Coast



The North Gold Coast Seahawks are delighted to announce the return of Chailee Ward to the NBL1 North roster for the upcoming season. After an 18-month hiatus due to a season-ending knee injury in 2022, Ward is poised to make a triumphant comeback to the court with the club she has made home since moving south from Townsville.


Expressing her excitement about returning to the Seahawks, Chailee Ward remarked, "I’m really excited to be back with Seahawks and can’t wait to get back on the court after being on the sideline for over a year with my knee injury. I’m looking forward to getting to work with Caddie and to have an impact this season."


Ward's enthusiasm for the upcoming season is palpable as she anticipates contributing to the team's success. "Our style of play is going to be exciting, and we have some great people coming to the club in 2024 which made my decision to play here really easy," she added.

Head Coach Caddie Jefferies echoed the sentiment, expressing her anticipation for Ward's return, "Chailee’s ability to read a game and her extremely high IQ will be a huge compliment to the group we have built."


Ward's involvement in coaching the Junior Seahawks program and as a much-loved coaching figure in the Coomera Anglican College girls program further solidify her integral role within the organisation. Coach Jefferies emphasised, "Chailee has become such a pivotal club person, being involved with coaching our junior rep teams, including serving as Assistant Coach of the U16 Girls 1 team, so it was just the right fit to have her back with our NBL1 women’s team."


With Ward's return, the Seahawks anticipate added depth, experience, and leadership, setting the stage for an exciting and competitive season ahead. Please join us in welcoming Chailee Ward back to the North Gold Coast Seahawks family as she embarks on this new chapter of her basketball journey.

In addition to her work in the Junior Seahawks program, Chailee also offers individual training for players of all abilities. For more information please contact Chailee directly on wardchailee@gmail.com or 0422593812

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