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Tessa Boagni

Centre

Tessa is a former CGHS star who first played for the Wildcats while still at school, then went on to have a very successful college career at University of California Northridge. Tessa played for the NZ Tall Ferns in 2016 and her first pro contract was in 2018 with Hatchers Valhyries in Malaysia. She brings finesse to the Centre/Post position and is a rebounding machine. 

Tessa Boagni is proudly sponsored by our generous partner James Dean Mortgage Solutions who also provided scholarships to Tessa's two understudies Olivia Isitt and Alex Robinson.

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Helen Matthews

Shooting Guard

A second year Wildcat, Helen attends Kaiapoi High School. She's represented Canterbury at U19, U17, and U15 levels, and in 2018 travelled to Belarus with the NZ U18 team.

Helen Matthews is proudly sponsored by our generous partner Tradewise Global Logistics who also provided scholarships to Helen's two understudies Aliyah Newton and Lily Gaughn.

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Sapphire Wairau

Point Guard

A Christchurch Girls High star Sapphire (while still at school) was a key member of our 2017 championship team with her solid distribution and sharp shooting, not to mention great on-ball defense. A regular red and black age group rep, Sapphire has also represented NZ U16. She currently studies at Canterbury University.

Sapphire Wairau is proudly sponsored by our generous partner Adgraphix who also provided scholarships to Sapphire's two understudies Courtney Godinet and Mia Abercrombie.

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Terai Sadler

Power Forward

Terai hails from Taranaki where she was an age group rep and then had a very successful four-year college career at Crowder College and University of Central Arkansas. She's been a Tall Fern's triallist, and plays for the Cook Islands at the international level. She's also had a stint with the Mildura Heat in the Australian Big V. Terai is a dynamic small forward, a natural scorer with finesse and smarts on the court.

Terai Sadler is proudly sponsored by our generous partner Rydges Latimer who also provided scholarships to Terai's two understudies Kavanah Lene and Annette Patea.

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Sofia Kennedy

Point guard

Canterbury born and bred and a Middleton Grange product Sofia is a young point guard known for her speed and handles. A Junior Tall Fern in 2018 she's also a cross country runner and wore the black singlet for NZ Secondary Schools at last years World Champs in Paris. 

Sofia Kennedy is proudly sponsored by our generous partner Fulton Hogan who also provided scholarships to Sofia's two understudies Maia Williamson and Indi Beeforth.

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Shea Crotty

Point Guard

Our pocket rocket and a key member of the 2016 championship squad, captain Crotty is known for inspirational leadership both on and off the court and absolutely fearsome defense (as well as the occasional NBA range three). She's played for NZ as a Tall Fern, had a stint in Melbourne at the Sunbury Jets and now she's back wearing the red and black.

Shea Crotty is proudly sponsored by our generous partner Miles Toyota who also provided scholarships to Shea's two understudies Lauren Whittaker and Cassidy Brunel.

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Tessa Morrison

Shooting Guard (Captain)

Tessa is entering her 7th season in the red and black. Hailing from South Canterbury, Tessa began playing for the Wildcats as a school girl, and continued during her two year college stint at SNHU (New Hampshire). Now studying at Canterbury University Tessa will captain the Wildcats in 2019. On court she brings leadership, smarts, and pinpoint shooting.

Tessa Morrison is proudly sponsored by our generous partner Barnsy's who also provided scholarships to Tessa's two understudies Tia Roffey and Eva Marryat.

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Ajiah Pepe

Point Guard

Ajiah hails from Queensland where she honed her basketball skills. We're fortunate that she decided to cross the Tasman to study at Lincoln University! She's explosive and her handles and athleticism are off the charts. 

Ajiah Pepe is proudly sponsored by our generous partner Cameron Air & Sea Freight who also provided scholarships to Ajiah's two understudies Jade McIntyre and Serena Tarawa.

hero2019 Rosalia Samia
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Rosalia Samia

Shooting Guard/Small Forward

Rosalia hails from the Hawkes Bay where she was an age group rep and U18 NZ representative. She's currently studying at Lincoln University and playing for their club team. In her debut season for the Wildcats, Rosie is a dynamic shooting guard with a nice shot and a physical presence on D.

Rosalia Samia is proudly sponsored by our generous partner XCM sport who also provided scholarships to Rosalia's two understudies Ivy Brown and Kylah Lynch-Brown.

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Laken Wairau

Shooting Guard

A former CGHS star, Laken's a home grown talent who joins us again after a stint as an Indiana Hoosier. She's a former Junior Tall Fern, an age group Canterbury rep, a Nationals secondary schools champion and a physical force on the court known for her pin point passing.

hero2019 Fran Edmondson
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Fran Edmondson

Power Forward/Centre

The 2016 WBC Most Valuable Player is looking to back it up again this year. Fran brings craftiness and poise to the post position and is a tough competitor.

hero2019 Marita Davydova
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Marita Davydova

Centre

Born and bred in Moscow, Marita played her college basketball for Div 1 FIU Panthers in Miami, where she was their leading rebounder. Her professional career includes stints in Central America, Russia, Europe and now Chch, NZ!

Marita Davydova is proudly sponsored by our generous partner Cassels and Sons who also provided scholarships to Marita's two understudies Harriet Clapp and Karereatua Williams.

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Connie Poletti

Power Forward

Connie first played for the Wildcats in 2015, and after a stint in the USA she returns to bring her trademark power and hustle to the post position. A key member our 2017 championship squad, Connie studies at Lincoln University and is also a star in the 3x3 game.

Connie Poletti is proudly sponsored by our generous partner Plan and Protect who also provided scholarships to Connie's two understudies Elsie McRobb and Eva Robinson.