Basketball: Duo return to Barking Abbey London Lions

PUBLISHED: 11:00 08 August 2018

Teresa Da Silva will return to Barking Abbey London Lions for the new WBBL season (pic Graham Hodges)

Teresa Da Silva will return to Barking Abbey London Lions for the new WBBL season (pic Graham Hodges)


Barking Abbey London Lions have confirmed the returns of exciting young talents Teresa Da Silva and Macy Spinks for the new WBBL season.

Having already secured the signature of Great Britain forward Loren Christie, Lions will have another two Barking Abbey young guns on their roster again for 2018-19.

“Both Teresa and Macy grew in maturity last year in different ways,” said head coach Mark Clark.

“Macy, through her performances in Division One, while Teresa had to deal with the challenge of having an injury-ravaged season.”

Both players are expected to continue their growth in the top flight this season, with Da Silva particularly keen to get back onto the floor after losing so many minutes through being sidelined in 2017-18.

She said: “I’m looking forward to the upcoming season as I will be playing with some new players I haven’t played with before. I also know there are new teams entering the league too.

“As I missed most of last season due to injury, I’m so excited to come back and work hard – hopefully, we’ll do well.”

Spinks added: “I look forward to building on both the positives and challenges of last year during this upcoming season.

“Playing in the WBBL is key for my development and I’m excited to do this with a number of new teammates, as well as returning players.

“I believe we’ll be very competitive and will be better each time we step on the court.”

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