Far North Queensland: A Breeding Ground for Indigenous Basketball Talent

Far North Queensland: A Breeding Ground for Indigenous Basketball Talent

Move over, sunshine! There’s something else Queensland’s Far North is famous for – producing incredible Indigenous basketball prospects! Far North Queensland: A Breeding Ground for Indigenous Basketball Talent

Following in the footsteps of Patty Mills, a string of talented young players are dribbling their way onto the international stage.

Swain and Boyd: Rising Stars

Far North Queensland: A Breeding Ground for Indigenous Basketball Talent

First up is Shaneice Swain, a 20-year-old WNBA prospect drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks. This Goreng Goreng, Yupanguthi and Gangalidda woman is paving her path after a rookie year cut short by injury.

Right behind her is Teyahna Boyd, a 17-year-old powerhouse with Torres Strait Island heritage. This rising star recently helped the Australia Gems win the FIBA Asia Cup, showcasing her talent alongside her idol, Patty Mills.

Family Ties and Competitive Spirit

Far North Queensland: A Breeding Ground for Indigenous Basketball Talent

Boyd’s dedication is inspiring. She even skipped her school formal to represent Australia, a decision her supportive family completely understood.

Basketball is a family affair for the Boyds. Teyahna now shares the court with her younger sister, Taryn, at the Cairns Dolphins NBL1 team. Their competitive spirit, honed since childhood bedroom battles, pushes them both to excel.

From Backyard to National Stage

Their mother,Trish Sabatino, played basketball herself and now proudly watches her daughters compete. She recognizes Teyahna’s dedication from a young age and the sacrifices she’s made to reach this level.

A Bright Future

Both Boyd sisters have already made their mark on the NBL1 league, with Teyahna practically a veteran after debuting at 15. Their journeys from Cairns Basketball to national teams are an inspiration, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for these talented young athletes!

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Source: https://nit.com.au/08-07-2024/12395/teyahna-bond-is-the-next-generation-of-far-north-queenslands-indigenous-basketball-talent

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